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  1. #16
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I have 4 OCZ Vertex drives and a Patriot Extreme.

    I prefer the OZC Vertex drives due to the fact that Trim and Garbage Collector actually work with them.

    Trim will not work on any of the SSDs that I know of if they are in a RAID configuration, but Garbage Collector will get the job done for the raid drives.

    I suggest you check the SSD forums of the drives you are interested in. You will see all of the gripes and complaints plus all of the good things said about each manufacturer.

    Also all of the forums explain a lot about how their firmware works and if trim will work with them.

    I also do not recommend raid unless you have a ton of money to spent on more that 2 drives and a heck of a good raid adapter card.

    I got great bench numbers when I had mine in raid 0 (using on board raid) but the real world apps did not seem to care much.
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Darn,

    Didn't work. Back to Newegg for another. Helps when one reads the directions with unplugging power and taking the battery out I hope that didn't kill it
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by undersea View Post
    Darn,

    Didn't work. Back to Newegg for another. Helps when one reads the directions with unplugging power and taking the battery out I hope that didn't kill it
    I hear ya man. Electric bills are killing a lot of folders outright, if not cutting production an awful lot. I can afford it and'll keep on going till I croak off or me pockets go bare. The team is sorry to lose ya, but that's life.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    I hear ya man. Electric bills are killing a lot of folders outright, if not cutting production an awful lot. I can afford it and'll keep on going till I croak off or me pockets go bare. The team is sorry to lose ya, but that's life.
    BWM,

    What is the better way to fold these days? CPU or GPU or both? Maybe I could turn one folder back on.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I belleve doing CPU/SMP and GPU at the same time is best. It'll will always milk the maximum points possible from the SMP client and thr GPU clients. The GPU clients finish a LOT of work units per day, thus lots of PPD. The CPU/SMP clients run much slower but provide lots of PPD as well. That's why rigs are set up to both as efficiently as possible. Roughly 10K per box per day, x3 boxes= 30k PPD.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    If you are waiting for prices to go down to HDD prices, it NEVER will. The modern day NAND cell cannot scale down in size to match the prices of HDDs of several years ago let along where they will be in several years. I've done the math, I work at Micron so I see numbers/wafer costs, and we will run into Lithography limits well before we get anywhere close to today's HDD $/Gb. Some might say, MLC/3LC/4LC/etc but ECC and the read/write performance hit will not make it feasible let alone the very much reduced cycling.

    For SSDs of some sort to compete with HDDs, SSDs will need to store data in some other technology than todays floating gate transistor stack. Maybe some sort of technology storing the state on the rotation of the spinning election, only then will silicon SSDs be able to get down to the mainstream costs of HDDs.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Its offical,

    At least with a fresh install of Windows 7. The system is so much faster with this drive. I'm very happy with it right now. Game loads and boot times are crazy fast.

    Strange using a 150 raptor as a backup drive
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Still way too short of standardized in design for my blood, but I'm patient for maturity to arrive. And it will eventually.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    It's not SSD time for me yet. I am on the brink of ordering a Toshiba R600 ultra-light laptop through my university's awesome preferential pricing scheme for students/staff; but even so, the $$$ difference between one with the default 250GB HDD and optional 128GB SSD is so substantial that I simply can't justify the 'upgrade'.

    More than desktops,I want SSDs in my laptops- the security of shock resistance making the computer truly 'mobile' (yeah, i know about the laptop HDDs with the shock absorber/head parking, but they still don't compare ).

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I would almost order an SSD, but I'm still holding out hope for battery-backed hybrid drives using volatile memory with a flash backup.

    I'm afraid I'd chew through an SSD too fast, I tend to abuse my HDDs..though they last quite awhile!


    I'll probably turn on my GPU FAH client again this winter, but I'm also having an electrical bill issue.
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    for you folks down there paying an arm and a leg its always worth it to upgrade to power efficient hardware asap. for us too, but it takes 2-3 times as long to get our cash back from the initial investment

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I'd like to try one in my work station but I know it'd croak off very quickly under its hellish workload. Probably gonna be a couple years, maybe as long as 3, before they're really ready for that. Even then, how much can they really stretch the write cycle caps? Maybe not without brand new solid state devices.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I'm on all 80+ equipment, I believe it falls under the bronze category now.

    I'm not sure how much it raised the electric bill, but the words upon the receiving of the bill by the bill payer were uh... LOL
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I fall over backwards first elec bill of every summer after the A/C kicks in. Its bad enough in winter with all these high-power folding rigs and big Sun workstation going 24/7, then add in the central A/C. Painful

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    well all i can say if forget more ram and faster cpu etc

    this drive has made the most noticable speed up ever in mt pc experience
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