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    News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    The memory module maker wants customers to think of SSDs more in terms of system upgrades than simple storage devices, as it sets its sights on the enterprise market.
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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    At the moment, are any enthusiast really bothered about high capacity SSD? I can't do with 32GB and would feel too constrained even with 64GB. But 128-256GB drives is quite adequate as a system drive for me.

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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    I agree fully with this. When price becomes acceptable to me I'll get the fastest SSD possible as a system drive for OS and high performance apps. It wouldnt even have to be 100GB, anything above 32GB would do (I'd probably aim for 64-80GB).

    (Then I'll have my 1TB F1 for apps like games which are large but not hugely speed dependant. Finally my slow 1.5TB F2 will store all my media etc.)

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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    I use an 80GB intel SSD for a system drive - 'hybrid' systems are the way of things for the time being given the cost of SSD drives. The difference is quite dramatic though - and i'm sorely tempted to buy a couple of more for my other PCs! I don't find games really benefit all that much (i have a small partition for testing it) as loading levels etc seems no different from using my mechanical RAID 0 array - probably due to preloading to the graphics card etc?
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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    Yeah after using an Intel SSD on my main PC, I upgraded all my PCs with Corsair X32s (£90 a pop) - best thing I ever did.
    You don't realise how much waiting for the hard drive your PC does until you find everything is much more responsive with a SSD.

    ..and before anyone says £90 per PC/laptop is a lot ... you pay more than that for many upgrades that don't give back as much day to day.

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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    B1scu1T says SSDs are still too expensive

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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    The Moose says that until the prices of SSDs plummet (like a Moose does too many times) they won't be hugely popular.


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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Moose says that until the prices of SSDs plummet (like a Moose does too many times) they won't be hugely popular.


    Popularity will rocket when they hit £1/Gb
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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    agreed with the £1/GB sentiment.

    an SSD is a performance boost, so i want to run my OS and my games from the SSD, which means i want a minimum of 160GB, and preferably 256GB.

    i will pay up to £250 for a 2nd Gen Intel 160GB drive, but then i'm an enthusiast, i doubt the average punter will be so ready until the £1/GB mark is reached.
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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    £1/GB will be the first milestone in prices, as £130 for 128GB is a good price, however, eventually people will want these as storage drives (or NAS/Media server/HTPC's) and £1000 for 1TB isn't exactly cheap.

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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    why?

    spinning rust makes a really good storage device given the cost/GB.

    and the items that use most space such as music and video don't require incredible bandwidth or low latency, so cost is the only significant factor.
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    Re: News - Kingston says SSDs are for acceleration, not storage

    They will be used for mass storage as soon as they get bigger and cheaper. Reason: They don't break.

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