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Topic # 79795 22-Mar-2011 16:30
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Computer lounge/playtech are doing pre-orders. 

Waiting in anticipation.....


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  Reply # 451649 25-Mar-2011 01:17
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they aren't too bad of a price either??

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=238/ID=15767/SID=333471549/productdetails.html

120Gb = $499 ...Around $4 per Gb not too bad

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  Reply # 451924 25-Mar-2011 23:27
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do you guys know if sata 3 is standard on new laptops or do you need to buy high end special laptops to take advantage of this beast at present?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 451927 26-Mar-2011 00:02
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Depends on the laptop, but in theory the new sandybridge laptops will be 6gbit/'s SATA

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  Reply # 451938 26-Mar-2011 01:04
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ok look for sandybridge it is then (once they fix the 'problem' - or has that been fixed now)

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  Reply # 455336 4-Apr-2011 22:38
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joker97: ok look for sandybridge it is then (once they fix the 'problem' - or has that been fixed now)


Yes, SATA problem is fixed. Look for 'B3' boards.

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  Reply # 455343 4-Apr-2011 22:51
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Now starts shipping 1st may 2011.



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  Reply # 455350 4-Apr-2011 23:03
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he he, maybe April fool after all.

No rush, but I will definitely appreciate the performance kick when it eventually arrives .




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  Reply # 455433 5-Apr-2011 10:32
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I just paid NZ$370 inc Fedex Express shipping for a 115GB SSD from OWC. It works well, not quite as fast as the Vertex 3 but still pretty quick compared with a spinning disk. Boot time is negligable, and the Win 7 PC's usable about 5 seconds after I log in.




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  Reply # 455488 5-Apr-2011 12:38
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timmmay: I just paid NZ$370 inc Fedex Express shipping for a 115GB SSD from OWC. It works well, not quite as fast as the Vertex 3 but still pretty quick compared with a spinning disk. Boot time is negligable, and the Win 7 PC's usable about 5 seconds after I log in.


I've never even heard of the guys? Are their products any good?

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  Reply # 455490 5-Apr-2011 12:45
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They work well, and they're Sandforce based. Here's a couple of random reviews google found.

http://www.storagereview.com/owc_mercury_extreme_pro_ssd_review_120gb
http://macperformanceguide.com/Reviews-SSD-OWC-Mercury_Extreme.html




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