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    Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    OCZ Technology has announced its Core Series solid-state drives, and they're the cheapest we've seen so far.
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    Re: Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    My money's on them lying (whether intentionally or unintentionally) about the power consumption.

    SSD Power consumption a hoax
    The question is why do these manufacturers make these stupid claims without even checking to see if they are true?
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    Re: Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    My money's on them lying (whether intentionally or unintentionally) about the power consumption.

    SSD Power consumption a hoax
    The question is why do these manufacturers make these stupid claims without even checking to see if they are true?
    Theres a bit of a storm brewing over that article. A few people have cited errors on p12-13. To quote MirekCz

    "So yes, your flash based laptop will go out of energy sooner... but it will do over 2x the work of an hdd based laptop in the meantime.
    The actual shorter life of flash based laptop comes to higher energy usage of the rest of the system that isn't stalled all the time by hdd access time. "

    so its all swings and roundabouts it seems

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    Re: Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    The difference seems marginal anyway and if all programs feel a lot sharper with the SSD then I'd happily trade a bit of battery life, whether it's true or not.

    I'll be getting a laptop for uni soon and if I can get a decent 32GiB SSD for under £100 then I'll be very tempted. Should be able to get by with 32GiB with a 500GiB external hard drive for storage.

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    Re: Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    If you think that drive will be £250 you're having a giraffe!
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    Re: Headlines - OCZ announces (more) affordable Core Series SSDs: 128GiB for £250!

    Quote Originally Posted by =TcQi= View Post
    Theres a bit of a storm brewing over that article. A few people have cited errors on p12-13. To quote MirekCz

    "So yes, your flash based laptop will go out of energy sooner... but it will do over 2x the work of an hdd based laptop in the meantime.
    The actual shorter life of flash based laptop comes to higher energy usage of the rest of the system that isn't stalled all the time by hdd access time. "

    so its all swings and roundabouts it seems
    A valid point. Maybe the test would be fairer if they benchmarked them playing movies off the HDD?
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