Intel's new 34nm SSD's announced!!!

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    From the Intel press release (items of interest in bold)

    I wonder if OSX will offer TRIM support for SSD's?

    From AnandTech...

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    Also, an explanation as to why Apple had previously avoided the Intel SSD's but now may support them...

    Exciting times! :D
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Time to start saving! In a year, I think i can scrape together $450 to buy two 80GB models for a RAID boot volume on my mac pro!
     
  3. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder when supplies will have them? **Pulls credit card out of wallet** :p
     
  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    Sweet. At this rate, in a year or two I'll be able to replace my Velociraptor with a SSD of equal capacity, superior write performance and comparable price!
     
  5. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    That price I can work with... Looking to get this SSD along with the GTX! Then I should be set for a little while... Don't you think? :D
     
  6. frimple macrumors 6502

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    I want to know what this will do to the price of the previous generation! I've got 2 X25's now just waiting for a machine, let's make that 4 Intel! :D
     
  7. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if those prices would be slashed? If so I would order from OWC right now if the drives will not be getting to suppliers for a few months.
     
  8. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    When will these be available? More specifically... From OWC? My wallet is open.
     
  9. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    My wallet is closed, but I want the 160GB version, maybe it will available by this week.
     
  10. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    If you're gaming in windows, then yes. Otherwise the 4870 is a much better card for OSX.
     
  11. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say much better. Actually I wouldn't say any better. Got any benchmarks to prove this statement? Also, what in the hell does that have to do with the thread?
     
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    Wow, at those prices that's an expense I can justify enough to do! I'll have to do a little hardware rearranging to use a DVD area for another HDD, drop in two 80GB SSD Striped, and then another 2x1TB striped for Data and 1TB Time Machine... mmmmm
     
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    Please keep us updated on where/when we can buy these!
    I admit, though, I'm kinda hoping that these cause the OCZ Vertex to get even cheaper.
     
  14. HHarm macrumors regular

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    Yes please!

    I've got two old 50nm versions in raid0 as the OSX partition. With those prices I'll get one as a Win7 volume.

    Any idea how the 34nm would perform in raid0 with the older 50nm versions?
     
  15. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    They'll have to be - Intel already had the performance crown in most people's minds, and this kind of price slashing should prompt vicious competition. Or so we dare to hope.
     
  17. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    This will cause the market to be a little more competitive. Which is great for people looking for bargain SSD's. I know I'm excited as I need this speed for my OSX volume. This kind of speed increase along with price slashes will make for some very nice Mac Pro's setup. I know I will get one as I can find a retailer and share my benchmark results. Should really open the MP's up. So, contribute to the thread or please exit the forums for good, troll. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, just ordered mine overnight. :) I already have the sled here for it, ordered it from maxupgrades yesterday. I will be installing it tomorrow afternoon and running some benchmarks. :cool::apple:
     
  20. wpc33 macrumors 6502

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    Keep them dogies rollin'!
    I am totally stoked as I am 100% sure I am buying this thing....but I'll wait for some Canadian sites to get it...and a taste of pudding-covered proof from folks like you. :D
     
  21. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Where did you buy it?
     
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  23. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I'm guessing from the place linked to in the post right above the one you quoted.
     
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  25. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I ordered from BLT.com. It will be here in the morning. I'm installing the SSD, 2GB more of RAM and another superdrive. So, I will post pictures and benchmarks tomorrow afternoon. :)
     

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