Im really considering getting this SSD, however, im wondering if the slow sequential write speeds will make it slow or anything. Those of you who have bought this hard drive, do u have any regrets? Would u buy it again?
The performance differences under PCMark Vantage are minimal between any halfway decent SSDs. This actually mimics what you'll see in most real world usage with these drives. It's the same reason I don't use individual application launch tests to compare performance - all of these drives perform about the same.
but keep in mind new Marvell controller based SSDs will be launched in about a week (and sandforce drives are becoming available now). The combination of new drives should shake up pricing again soon.
If you like buying closeout specials you should watch carefully for 64GB indilinx controller drives that used to be >$200 that will soon be dipping closer to $150
If you don't want to watch the closeouts you should probably wait a few weeks for the dust to settle. Anand thinks the new drives won't affect prices because they are all >$300. I think the new drives will affect cheaper drive prices because the order of controller preferences will go from:
3 don't bother
5 don't bother
To me it is significant that Indilinx will get less press and recommendations but their drives will still be every bit as usable as they are today. I'm hoping the shift in demand won't be met with a drop in supply (Indilinx has a reason to try and increase their production) and consequently a drop in prices for Indilinx based drives which are above the fold (ie good enough for most any use).
Keep in mind this is all from a guy who is still using rotating disks in 99% of the PCs he manages and has no stake in any of these companies but has a few 40GB Intel drives in use. I'm truly looking forward to the day I can start buying SSDs in batches of 5 or 10 at a time and replace spinning disks in most of my PCs.