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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 Googer on 9/10/2008 12:35:15 AM , Rating: 2
Read and decide for yourself. I did not do it..

Obviously you did not read the link you posted. The deal is for OCz SSD and the Anandtech article you linked is for the latest Intel X25-M SSD (Intel X25-M SSD: Intel Delivers One of the World's Fastest Drives).

Two different products and two different performance levels. Just because it says SSD, do not assume they are all alike in the benchmark.

This may be the correct link:

RE: meh
By JustTom on 9/10/2008 3:52:12 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, I read the entire article. There is a lot of information on problems with the OCZ SSD. Stuttering, slow response time and other issues. I'd give you quotes but for some reason the link isn't working. Given the data in that article, even if it was focused on Intel's product, I'd not touch OCZ core product.

The link you provided is for a different OCZ product. It is much more expensive than the Core products and doesn't have the stuttering/response time problems of the cheaper Core products. Of course, a 32 gig unit will set you back $359 rather than $99 for the Core unit. (prices from Newegg)

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