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Samsung has begun churning out 256GB solid-state drives, and it claimed the new models are more that twice as fast as their predecessors. According to Samsung, the 256GB SSD has a sequential read speed of 220MB/s and a sequential write speed of 200MB/s. Samsung 256GB SSD Samsung's 256GB SSD: as fast as a 15,000rpm HDD? The …

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Cost?

Ah but in this time of the credit crunch, the important question has to be, how much of a hole will it leave in my wallet? At 256GB that's surely in the realms of a remortgage?

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Reg year end parties taking effect

Um. Aren't SSD's meant to be good at random?

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El Reg has it backwards

Yes, AC, it's sequential I/O (particularly writing) that SSDs are usually not good at. With zero latency, they do random I/O at the same speed as sequential -- much faster than discs do.

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No - they're still sober

SSDs have huge problems with lots small random writes as each requires rewriting of a very large sector. It's so bad that many reviewers don't recommend first generation SSDs purely because of this. There's lots written elsewhere on the net on this subject.

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yup, random writes are a problem

This is what gave Intel SSDs marketing impact - they managed to squeeze really good random writes from MLC silicon. But SLC write performance is quite decent by nature - is this Samsung drive MLC or SLC?

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rekon its possible to...

..add a small loudspeaker to produce that turbine like spinup whine of a 15K hdd to a ssd? half the fun of having enterprise class kit in a workstation is having it sound like it means business on power on!

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