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32GB OCZ Core SATA II SSD $99 after Rebate
SSDs dip below $100

It's been quite some time since DailyTech has posted a Daily Hot Deals post, but this particular deal is simply too mind-blowing to pass over. Newegg currently has the recently released 32GB OCZ Core Series SATA II SSD for $159 -- MWAVE also lists the drive for the same price. There is also a $60 manufacturer's rebate which drops the price down to $99 -- this is a new low for high-speed solid state drives.

The 32GB Core Series SSD has write speeds of 83MB/sec and read speeds of 120MB/sec.

There have been some concerns raised about the performance issues of OCZ's MLC-based Core Series SSDs in recent tests, but the sub-$100 price tag may just be low enough to get some users to at least give the burgeoning technology a try.

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RE: meh
By Zshazz on 9/9/2008 11:25:06 AM , Rating: 4
It's not just "simulations" being run that show this... The reason they were alerted to this problem was due to random pauses of nearly a second on certain easy tasks... such as sending an IM. The culprit was found to be things like updating a small log file.

I'm really sad at the news as well, but if you want to suffer through inconsistent performance, you're certainly allowed to. Just remember, peak performance makes nice-looking benchmarks, but people actually care about general performance and/or worst-case performance... these MLC drives simply aren't up to the task after you look at the fact that they fail at relatively simple real-world tasks. :(

RE: meh
By feraltoad on 9/9/2008 8:51:41 PM , Rating: 2
people actually care about general performance and/or worst-case performance...

Well said! Who would choose a video card that was much faster when it came to maximum fps but with a minimum of 1 fps at times while gaming? In that scenario most people would choose a lower but steady frame rate. Imagine that freeze in COD4 right before u try 2 snipe someone running!

Although they are just unloading the things, I hope this signals a price drop for SSDs. If a company sold a 64gb SSD for under $200 they wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves. Which is why they would charge more. :( Economics <sigh>...

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