*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. SteveAngello

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    SSD's look like they have insane performance? and can burn an insane hole in your wallet.

    What's the deal with Momentus XT 'Hybrid' Drives? Are they worth it?
     
  2. MobileArtist

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    From all that I've read on the first generation of the hybrid I wouldn't bother. I'd either get a Scorpio Black conventional drive, or an Intel SSD. The Hybrid is neither fish nor foul at the price of a filet, IMHO.
     
  3. DRAGONe

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    Especially if you are going with Vista get an Intel X25M G2 (unless you think you need faster sequential write speed, the "Toolbox" lets you keep it "TRIMmed"); if not, speakin' from experience to MA's point, XTs are OK, but get into the Black.
     
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    Just for info: I bought two "X9100".

    1x X9100 QHBQ revision E0 (Engineering Samples) is working with less temperature
    1x X9100 SLB48 revision C0 (C0 OEM version) - operates at a higher temperature

    I will test both the "CPU" in the same HDX. That's an even better test than the comparison of "shirleyfu1117".

    "shirleyfu1117" showed a temperature difference between the two different revisions of about 5 degrees Celsius. Under idle and under load equally.
    The two CPU were in his test but not overclocked. Whether the revision E0 is really better overclockable I will consider.

    The price difference of the four models is certainly enormous. Here are the possible revisions in order of publication date with respective E-Bay link:

    1. X9100 QBDW revision C0 (Engineering Samples) - cheapest version

    2. X9100 SLB48 revision C0 (C0 OEM version) - also very cheap

    3. X9100 SLG8M revision C0 (C0 OEM version) - no offers

    4. X9100 QHBQ revision E0 (Engineering Samples) - expensive, but cheaper than X9000

    5. X9100 SLGE7 revision E0 (E0 final OEM version) - very expensive and hard to get. (currently no direct services)

    All Ebay links are only the ones of me at the time found most favorable prices. Buyer Reviews and import regulations and fees, please always check yourself!
     
  5. SteveAngello

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    That intel SSD - £200 for 80GB???? :eek:

    Are the Crucial SSDs any good? - I may settle for a 64Gb to Keep Vista and some programs on, and Scorpio Black 500gb for Media etc.

    I currently have Vista on one HDD for work and 7 on the other for Light gaming, and audio production.

    Poll: Vista or 7??? (only wish to keep one)
     
  6. Burke

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    120GB Renice X3 Series 2.5-inch SATA SSD Solid State Disk (285MB/sec read - 275MB/sec write)

    120GB Renice X3 Series 2.5-inch Solid State Disk, based on the Sandforce controller. Read speed up to 285MB/sec and write speed up to 275MB/sec. 4kb Random Read IOPS 30,000, along with TRIM and RAID support. SATA 3.0Gb/s interface.
     
  7. MobileArtist

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    Here's another, in depth review of the Renice:

    Renice X3 mSATA SSD Review | StorageReview.com

    I should point out the difference between Renice and Venice.

    The Renice should be kept out of water.
    In Venice, water is a way of life.

    And the Scorpio Black ain't at all bad if you need large capacity.
     
  8. Burke

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    That little Renice has good performance, I would buy it if I had a good reason to do so. But the one you linked is a mini sata so I'm not sure how relevant it is.
     
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    Right you are. I did not notice the m for mini.

    I guess I should open the Venetian blinds.
     
  10. DRAGONe

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    SSDSA2M160G2G; 7 if on a SSD.
     
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