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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Thanks for starting and maintaining this thread, onethreehill
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    SSDs in the sweet spot: Modern contenders at 120-128GB
    Today, 120-128GB SSDs can be had for around $200, putting them right in the sweet spot typically occupied by our favorite CPUs and graphics cards. Since we don't yet have a real favorite among the current class of solid-state drives, we've spent weeks running nine SSDs through an expanded storage test suite on new Sandy Bridge hardware. Over the following pages, we'll take a closer look at Corsair's Performance 3, Force 3, and Force GT; Crucial's m4; Intel's 320 and 510 Series; Kingston's HyperX; and OCZ's Agility 3 and Vertex 3 SSDs to see which ones deserve a spot in your notebook or desktop PC.
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/21672
    Samsung SSD 830 256GB Review
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...256gb-review/1

    Samsung SSD 830 512GB Review
    http://www.techspot.com/review/443-s...30-ssd-series/

    ADATA S511 60GB SSD Review
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/adata-...gb-ssd-review/

    OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/OCZ_...240G/2129.html

    Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by squick3n View Post
    I've really come to appreciate the Tom's Hardware reviews a bit more, simply b/c they explain why each test matters (or doesn't)
    Tom's does do a good job with SSD reviews these days. Except with their 4KB QD1 tests, where they get 100+ MB/s reads for random 4KB. Obviously it is not really QD1. I think what they are doing is setting IOmeter for QD1 but with 8 or 16 workers, with the net result being that all those parallel accesses queue up and result in QD>1, which is not very realistic/common for most desktop usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Samsung 830 is impressive...only weakness seems to be QD4+ 4k writes and the Storage Review trace tests (but the Tom's Hardware trace test is really, really good and PCMark 7 is good, too).
    Based on Ao1's posts about NASPT analyzer in the hiomon thread (which apparently uses data that cannot be easily compressed by Sandforce SSDs), I guess that Anand's and StorageReview's traces use data that is easily compressed by Sandforce drives. I think that is why Anand's and StorageReview's traces seem biased in favor of Sandforce SSDs.

    I'm not sure whether Tom's traces are easily compressed by Sandforce SSDs. They seem less biased towards Sandforce drives than Anand's traces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Based on Ao1's posts about NASPT analyzer in the hiomon thread (which apparently uses data that cannot be easily compressed by Sandforce SSDs), I guess that Anand's and StorageReview's traces use data that is easily compressed by Sandforce drives. I think that is why Anand's and StorageReview's traces seem biased in favor of Sandforce SSDs.

    I'm not sure whether Tom's traces are easily compressed by Sandforce SSDs. They seem less biased towards Sandforce drives than Anand's traces.

    And yet, the comments suggest that more than a few people think he (Anand) is biased towards Intel SSDs. To be fair, a number of his reviews end with "you should probably just buy the Intel SSD”. Its not like that's always been bad advice, but increasingly less relevant.

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    Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...ldfire_120_GB/

    Seven SandForce SSDs Roundup: Corsair, Kingston, Patriot Memory and OCZ
    http://www.futurelooks.com/futureloo...emory-and-ocz/

    MemoRight FTM Plus 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/ss...view-sata-iii/
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    Very good topic.
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    Anands refusal to post 4k QD1 numbers is the primary reason many question his methods. Also, using traces that can be easily tweaked either way.
    It was not until about two months ago that Anand came out and said something negative about SandForce, but of course by then it was overwhelming in forums and user reports worldwide that there is/was a serious issue there. But that had already been going on for an extended period of time before he commented on it.
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    Intel 710 200GB Review at Anandtech

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    1: AMD FX-8150-Sabertooth 990FX-8GB Corsair XMS3-C300 256GB-Gainward GTX 570-HX-750
    2: Phenom II X6 1100T-Asus M4A89TD Pro/usb3-8GB Corsair Dominator-Gainward GTX 460SE/-X25-V 40GB-(Crucial m4 64GB /Intel X25-M G1 80GB/X25-E 64GB/Mtron 7025/Vertex 1 donated to endurance testing)
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    Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/432...iew/index.html

    Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB SSD Review
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/432...ew/index1.html

    Crucial m4 512GB SSD Review: FW0009
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/434...iew/index.html
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    What is the street date for the Samsung 830? When do OEMs start selling it? They said Oct. Seems like there would be a bit more information by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by squick3n View Post
    What is the street date for the Samsung 830? When do OEMs start selling it? They said Oct. Seems like there would be a bit more information by now
    Available in Switzerland?
    http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/ar...es-420408.aspx
    http://www.brack.ch/tabid/294/Default.aspx?ID=185104

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    Updated top NewEgg Sellers

    Crucial are dominating sales. It looks like the Intel 320 and OCZ in general have been punished for reliability issues (both are now out of the top 10). Intel’s 510 and Corsair seem to have benefited.

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    It seems like every 240GB SF drive has had a t least a $50 price drop on Amazon. I wonder if they are just price matching their competition or if newer stuff is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by squick3n View Post
    It seems like every 240GB SF drive has had a t least a $50 price drop on Amazon. I wonder if they are just price matching their competition or if newer stuff is coming
    Some SF 240GB SSDs prices have dropped $30ish @newegg since beginning of last month

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    If the M4 is kicking tail like that though, that would explain the SF price drops.
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    Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB SSD Review
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/435...iew/index.html

    SSD scaling outside the sweet spot
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/21843

    Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review
    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...0gb-ssd-review

    Plextor PX-256M2P 256GB SSD Review
    http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/plext...ate-drive.html
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    OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Review Update
    Over the summer we reviewed a pre-production version of the 480GB OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 SSD. Even though the hardware and firmware were not final builds, the RevoDrive 3 X2 was still incredibly impressive, given the speedy PCIe interface and four SandForce SF-2281 processors. We've finally been able to log enough time with the production version of the RevoDrive 3 X2 and our excitement over the platform has done nothing but grow. In fact, the performance of the card rose so signficantly that we had to adjust the scale of our benchmark charts to compensate.
    http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_rev..._review_update

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    From CHip.pl, Samsung 830 128GB review:
    http://www.chip.pl/testy/pamieci-mas...-7pc128-128-gb

    and from same site, Samsung 830 128GB vs Crucial M4 128GB vs OCZ Vertex3 MI 120GB:
    http://www.chip.pl/testy/pamieci-mas...s%3Alist=54640
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    Plextor PX-256M2P 256GB SSD Review
    http://www.storagereview.com/plextor...d_review_256gb

    MemoRight FTM Plus 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/439...iew/index.html

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    Big roundup ssd on LSI Megaraid 9260-4l
    http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?ca...&pagenumber=15

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    OCZ Synapse Cache SSD Review
    http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_syn...che_ssd_review

    OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html

    Corsair Force GT 240GB & Crucial M4 256GB SSD Update
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Corsa...Update/?page=1

    Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...SD-Review/1428

    ADATA S511 240GB SSD Review
    http://www.storagereview.com/adata_s511_review_240gb
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    Looks like OCZ’s aggressive pricing on Newegg is having an impact on sales.

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    Exploring SSD Performance In Battlefield 3, F1 2011, And Rift
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-ssd,3062.html

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