Quick Note: Pricing for OCZ's 1TB Revo Drive Hybrid Hits New Low
August 25, 2012 5:06 PM
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1TB Revo Drive Hybrid drops to $159.99
OCZ is slashing prices on its 1TB Revo Drive Hybrid, and Amazon is the first retailer to go live with the new pricing.
Amazon is listing the drive at $159.99
versus an MSRP of $495.00. The
for the drive was $199 a little over a week ago.
The Revo Drive Hybrid features a PCI-E interface and combines 128GB of MLC flash with a 1TB HDD. It offers read speeds of up to 910 MB/sec and write speeds of up to 810 MB/sec.
are expected to match Amazon's pricing within the next few hours if you have a preference for those retailers.
You can read a review of the drive from
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RE: SSDs obsolete by the week
8/26/2012 6:20:07 PM
You skimmed a bit. I said "have been", past tense. I also said that most of these issues are in the past. I was pointing out that cheap means cheap whether talking about SSDs or HDDs. He was saying that you should just stick only to premium SSDs. That doesn't always happen, whether through lack of funds, ignorance, OEM preinstalled, or whatever. He also implied that HDDs are unreliable. Well if you stick only to premium HDDs too, there are quite a few reliable models out there. He was generalizing too much.
The fact is there were a lot of people affected by shoddy controllers, firmware, etc, and it wasn't that long ago. Some of these problematic drives are still selling pretty well. Furthermore, high-capacity low-price drives are going to continue to assault the market using cheap flash (possibly including TLC). So I suspect we'll need to continue to avoid suggesting "SSD" blindly without specifying models. I also praised the Samsung 830 series in addition to the aforementioned M4 and most modern Intel SSDs.
Enterprise drives were an example of how a "mech drive" can be plenty reliable even under heavy nonstop use. I've had a lot of non-enterprise drives hold up quite well too over the years. But for the record, there are affordable SATA-based enterprise drives. For example:
Some people need capacity for secondary storage or other uses such as for backups, video surveillance, in a home server (including more than just a dumb file server, might also include centralized automated backup and easy restoration of multiple local boxes). The aforementioned enterprise drive would be great for that, it's built for reliability and has a 5 year warranty.
I don't dislike SSDs, quite the contrary. I dislike cheap or unproven models, and I dislike people assuming all SSDs are more reliable than HDDs.
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