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    Default OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Based on Triple-Bit-Per-Cell NAND Flash

    OCZ Technology, a major own-brand vendor of solid-state drives, said that triple-cell-per-bit (TLC) NAND flash memory could be used for solid-state drives. In fact, the company plans to use the memory originally intended for temporary storage solutions (e.g. memory cards and USB flash sticks) for permanent storage devices, e.g., SSDs.

    "We announce [the intention to ship] TLC-based drives! [...] People have been talking about [TLC-based SSDs] for a long time and we have now put ourselves with next-gen [Indilinx Everest] controller, which we are shipping in January, and position it for low-end servers, consumers, laptops, retail; those sub-segments that really can adopt TLC-based solutions. This is really where we can get over four years of life [of SSDs]," said Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of OCZ at the Needham HDD and memory conference.



    Triple-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash is relatively cheap in manufacturing, but its redundancy is dramatically below that of multi-layer cell [MLC, 2bpc]: around a 1000 writes (for TLC) versus 10000 writes (for MLC) and simply cannot be compared to the number of write cycles for SLC [single layer per bit] which are around 100 000.

    The latest OCZ Everest controller for SSDs does support TLC NAND flash. In theory a combination of a very advanced controller along with extreme redundancy are needed to overcome disadvantages of TLC type of memory. What OCZ plans to do remains unknown.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...AND_Flash.html

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    as I said earlier, they'll start to drive the costs of SSD's down soon. LOL!

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    as I said earlier, they'll start to drive the costs of SSD's down soon. LOL!
    Yes cause high capacity SSD's are next(1T)

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    hope more 1 tb ssd come soon
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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Current gen SSD's like the Crucial M4 use MLC 2bpc and the new SSD's will use TLC 3bpc, So they are driving down the cost of production but obtaining 1/10th of the performance.
    But it could offer some good performance in raid configuration.


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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastervivi10 View Post
    Current gen SSD's like the Crucial M4 use MLC 2bpc and the new SSD's will use TLC 3bpc, So they are driving down the cost of production but obtaining 1/10th of the performance.
    But it could offer some good performance in raid configuration.
    1/10 lifespan not performance

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    1/10 lifespan not performance
    But if we wait a while, the longer lasting parts will go for less.

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    personally i dont care if the ssd only lasted 2 years as long as the performance is good. I pretty much see myself with a new boot drive at least once per year.

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    My oldest one is a year and a half old. Still works fine. But a year and a half ago it was friggin' expensive. They've recently begun to come down in price and that's a good thing as I see it. I wouldn't consider a drive that's made to fail earlier.

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    Default Re: OCZ Plans Inexpensive SSDs

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    My oldest one is a year and a half old. Still works fine. But a year and a half ago it was friggin' expensive. They've recently begun to come down in price and that's a good thing as I see it. I wouldn't consider a drive that's made to fail earlier.
    I have my Vertex 2, 120gb SSDs for about a year and they work great, only 285,000 read and write but plenty fast enough for me. I just bought a Gskill 240gb SATA 11, same speeds as my Vertex 2 but I got it for a good price. I don't need a blazing fast SSD I need an SSD that has space, like the new OCZ Octane 1TB.
    Last edited by alan1476; 07-11-2011 at 16:37.

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