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    News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Drives, launched next week, will be available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    The comparisons with OCZ and their drives leaves me wanting to stay clear....
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Toshiba bought up OCZ so it appears the drives seem to be Toshiba branded ones rebadged.

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Not sure this is a great move. We are already seeing a lot of consolidation in this space as margins continue to be squeezed.

    Just seems like another unnecessary distraction for AMD. How about spending that effort on more competitive CPUs (reducing fab process, increasing core count).

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    If these are using the R7 name, then that could mean R9 SSDs are coming at some point in the future. Just a thought.
    Last edited by The Hand; 05-08-2014 at 02:31 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    4 year warranty is nice to see.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Just seems like another unnecessary distraction for AMD. How about spending that effort on more competitive CPUs (reducing fab process, increasing core count).
    It looks like these are effectively rebrands. If so, the work consists of little more than marketing and sticking a label on it.

    It's certainly not going to involve any CPU engineers either way.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Didn't AMD do similar with ram not too long ago.

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    4 year warranty is nice to see.
    That I reckon is the selling point for AMD on these. 4 years warranty is pretty hard to come by.

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    'Radeon' says washing powder to me.

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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    That I reckon is the selling point for AMD on these. 4 years warranty is pretty hard to come by.
    Intel do 5 years, SanDisk are now doing 10 years on their Pro line!
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Don't they all have write limits on the NAND though? That's always the weakest link.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    AMD Really are desperate to salvage some profit since their GPUs were clobbered down in price. It'll be interesting how their SSDs will perform.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Color me confused - Hexus reports that AMD is losing money hand over fist... they also report that SSD prices have, or close to, flat-lining.

    Someone explain to me how this makes any sense beyond a vanity product for the modding community? They're not going to make any kind of profit from rebranded OCZ gear - that's evident just from the posts in this thread so far. People just don't trust OCZ anymore.

    And while the speeds are nice, I'm in no hurry to swap to SSD's for storage, and even if I were so inclined, a 480gb drive simply doesn't cut it. And anything higher in capacity is still out of the range of reasonable.
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    Re: News - AMD set to release Radeon R7 branded SSD drives

    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoLS View Post
    Color me confused - Hexus reports that AMD is losing money hand over fist... they also report that SSD prices have, or close to, flat-lining.

    Someone explain to me how this makes any sense beyond a vanity product for the modding community? They're not going to make any kind of profit from rebranded OCZ gear - that's evident just from the posts in this thread so far. People just don't trust OCZ anymore.
    I've no idea. They also jumped into DDR3 when it was fairly near the bottom of the prices.

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