Today's solid-state drives: The value perspective
Jul 07, 2010, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoff Gasior)
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"Value comparisons have become a bit of a tradition here at TR.
We rolled out our first CPU value article way back in 2007 and
followed up with a second look a year later. A quantitative
assessment of the value proposition has since become an integral
part of our CPU reviews, and we've even considered the value of
graphics cards. What can I say? We loves us some scatter plots.
"So should enthusiasts. A quest for the best value is deeply
ingrained within the community's collective psyche. We're
interested in getting the best bang for our buck—finding the
proverbial sweet spot that delivers the fastest possible
performance at a reasonable or at least justifiable cost. Our value
scatter plots tackle performance and price at the same time, neatly
mapping a landscape that we can then scour for the best combination
of those elements.
"If you've been keeping up with TR over the last few months,
you'll know that I've been hunkered down in the Benchmarking
Sweatshop testing a torrent of solid-state drives on our brand-new
pair of storage test rigs. The Twins have churned through a dozen
SSD configurations in the last little while, neatly bringing us up
to date with the latest drives, controllers, and firmware from all
the usual suspects."
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