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    News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    The steadily-sprouting SSD market now has another player as Kingston Technology has arrived with its E and M-series drives.
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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    could buy a whole PC or complete upgrade for that money

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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    Yup, you could, but then the home consumer isn't the target market for these.

    For enterprise applications where slow disk access is a major problem though, these offer a simply massive increase in performance, especially in certain RAID configs.

    The price will drop significantly - it wasn't all that long ago when CDROM's were very expensive and CD Writers almost literally cost the earth. Just give it a little more time
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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo View Post
    For enterprise applications where slow disk access is a major problem though, these offer a simply massive increase in performance, especially in certain RAID configs.
    Yup i upgraded at work because of this.

    £650 is nothing when you compare the cost of a massive RAID.

    We are strongly considering putting them in my teams desktops too. The performance boost for matlab + some dodgy VSTO shenanigans will mean we earn that £700 per head back in no time at all.
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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    intel arnt going to let kingston under cut them so why bother buying one of these over an intel?

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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    they might do to allow multiple rate pricing?

    The idea is that some customers can afford more than others. They've already got the M/E streams, why not see if you can actually sell the same item for two different prices?

    This is a wounderful idea that actually works well normally in geographic regions been used to enforce this. If you goto M&S at a London train station, you will pay more than if you buy a sandwich from manchester.

    Now how can you do that when your an online retailer? People can easily compare the same item?

    Well Dixons Group have been doing this (this is not to say they are just pissing against the tide!) they've got manafacturers to make 'specail' versions. Change the color and model number, job done, no one can Google it for cheaper alternatives.

    If you can create streams, you might find that business won't buy from the Kingston brand, and as such they will pay more for the same item.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: News - Kingston enters SSD market with rebranded Intel drives

    "Intel? they don't make memory or hard drives they make processors, I'll buy the Kingston one, they make memory and memory cards etc"

    Perhpas simplistic, but just a thought

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