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Old 10-15-2008, 02:16 PM
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Default Decrease your PS3 load times with Intel SSD

Just wanted to quick post this for you guys to see. ExtremeTech.com benchmarked one of Intel's new SSD storage drives installed in a PS3 this week. Others have tried SSD in a PS3 in the past, but the performance of those drives have been well below what standard SATA HDDs can do. Intel's are the first to match or exceed those drives. Of course with any new high performance hardware, they are very very expensive at the moment. But it's only a matter of time for them to come down in price and in higher capacities.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2332520,00.asp
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:23 AM
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I definitely see Intel leading the pack in SSD technology for a long time. Hopefully the prices will drop fast. I want to pop one in my PS3. I'll probably do it once they get below $200. I'm definitely going with an Intel SSD.
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power consumption is a bigger reason for me to go SSD.
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If they used a 7200RPM 160GB platter HDD (2x as fast as the default drive) I'd think they be pretty close.
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If they used a 7200RPM 160GB platter HDD (2x as fast as the default drive) I'd think they be pretty close.
It would also generate more heat.
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Just wanted to quick post this for you guys to see. ExtremeTech.com benchmarked one of Intel's new SSD storage drives installed in a PS3 this week. Others have tried SSD in a PS3 in the past, but the performance of those drives have been well below what standard SATA HDDs can do. Intel's are the first to match or exceed those drives. Of course with any new high performance hardware, they are very very expensive at the moment. But it's only a matter of time for them to come down in price and in higher capacities.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2332520,00.asp
Thanks for the intel, I will look into it.
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power consumption is a bigger reason for me to go SSD.
This may have changed but the tests that I saw indicated that the SSD's used more power as they were always on compared to a disk drive that only spun up when needed.
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Are there people out there that seriously have issues with the PS3 load times now?
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I stopped reading that article after they said the internal drives need to be FAT32 formatted, if a site called "ExtremeTech" can't get their facts straight ...

As for power consumption, isn't the draw for the hhd trivial compared to what the cell/rsx suck up?

(So I had a quick look at the rest of the article and the speed increases seem kinda marginal, I've read that 5400prm perpendicular drives perform comparable (or quicker) that 7200rpm drives, maybe they're a cheaper/larger capacity alternative until ssd's really ramp up)

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I think it's a case of "pimp" my ps3 tbh, especially considering the price of ssd's at the moment.
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Are there people out there that seriously have issues with the PS3 load times now?
No No... it's more like trying to apply the extreme hardcore PC enthusiast mentality to the PS3.
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