Friday, July 25, 2008

OCZ 128G SSD on the way!

UPDATE: canceled the order after reading a number of reviews suggesting that, while the sustained read and sustained write speeds are awesome on this drive, the interleaved read/write performance sucks rocks (eg, doing a zip operation, restoring a DB, whatever)- 1/2-1/3 the performance of a crummy 5400rpm drive! Crap. Waiting for reviews on the Ridata and Samsung 128G MLC drives.

I've been trolling Newegg daily for the new OCZ Core 128G SSD to show up for sale. They finally put up the pre-order link today- current expected availability is 7/28. I can't wait- the performance on my laptop's 7200rpm drive has been less than great lately. The disk is well defragged, and works fine for day-to-day stuff, but our production databases are getting ever larger, and restoring was getting to be a major pain. Frustrating to watch my desktop-owning brethren restoring in a couple of minutes while I wait for 20+ minutes... I'm hoping the SSD will at least bring me up to par. :) Pre-ordered! I'll post an update when I have something to share.