Intel G3 SSDs detailed specs now available

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    Son of a b****! :eek:

    Tough decision now, staying with G2, getting the G3, waiting for OCZ revo-drivers or waiting for 6Gb/s SATA SSDs (other than the crappy Crucial of course).

    Hard time for us early adopters, but incredible how cheap SSDs are getting. 300GB G3 for the same price we paid 12 month ago for a 160GB G2. Great news!
     
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    I'm sure we will see 6Gb/s Intel SSDs quite soon. Whether that will impact the performance or not, I don't know. Hopefully yes of course :) Other manufacturers should come up with 6Gb/s SSDs quite soon as well since Intel's 6-series chipset supports SATA 6Gb/s.
     
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    I really hope Intel will release 6Gb/s SSDs in 2011.
    Although sequential speeds don't really matter for an OS or application drive, no one likes to buy "old" technology, I mean 6Gb/s SATA is present for quite a long time now and we're yet to see any drives for it other than a few mechanical and the Crucial SSD.
     
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    Nice. Hopefully the 300 GB will cost about the same as the 160 GB G2 did.
     
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    Still on the low side for sequential write speeds. Especially since it won't be out till about Jan.
     
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    Early adopters? Heh. I have the first gen X25-M. I'm not going to mention how much it was, as my therapist says it forces the brain to relive old memories.

    Anywho, encryption looks good. Hopefully I can use this instead of my current PGP® Encrypted SSD and not suffer such a drastic performance hit.
     
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    Awesome news, thanks! I'm hoping to buy a 300GB one. Hope they aren't insanely expensive.
     
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    yeah .. i really hope we get hardware encryption support in osx soon, im another using pgp wde. dont get me wrong, in a choice between security and speed i would (and have) chosen security, im just not happy about losing the speed when its not absolutely necessary ...

    any idea when these will hit? im eyeing up a 120GB vertex2 atm as a replacement for one of my x25m's ...
     
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    You may be interested in this which , admittedly, is borderline propaganda especially considering the source, but they do make some interesting claims. Soft- based encryption does have its advantages over hardware methods (as well as the inverse), but if SSD makers continue to rely on TRIM (which we can never use on an encrypted disk) rather than speeding up the write cycles then we've got some issues on our hands.
     
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    bah :(
    will garbage collection work in HW encryption?
     
  13. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    My unqualified theory is that it could, but with oodles of CPU overhead.
     
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    mah, I only have three apps that can get above 60% usage on my MBP as of now.
     
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    I don't wanna be a party pooper, but I'm getting the same or better performance with my OWC SSD RIGHT NOW .
     
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    I'll simplify it
    capacity
    $$$$
     
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    thanks for that - makes for an interesting read!

    unfortunately most of what he says is pretty dubious, hardware encryption does not take longer if you have a dedicated encryption engine in the datapath. the comments by Jon sum it up nicely.

    frankly i can't wait to stop using pgp wde, if only osx would support passing passwords to hardware encrypted disk drives ..
     
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    Intel 3rd Gen X25-M SSD Specs Revealed

    The performance is a bit disappointing for a Gen3 drive (more in line with current drives), let's hope the pricing is good.

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    Write speed are still slow compared to other SSD's.
     
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    that 600gb looks pretty good to me. a pair in raid0 would be nice.
    500mb/s read and 340mb/s write. in my use of ssd's intels have worked better then any other. 0 bricks out of 20 ssd's
     
  24. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It's ALREADY Q4. Hmm, I was going to order a Vertex 2 in the next couple of days but now I feel compelled to wait to see if there will indeed be drastic price drops. There are already rebates going on.
     
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    very true, but shipping to the uk isn't as pleasant as i want it to be.
     

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