1TB SSD Drives (Blade or Regular-style)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WardC, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Is there is a such thing currently? Do 1TB Solid-State drives for notebook form-factor exist in any form currently? Or is 512GB still the largest size and will it still be for sometime? Is there a 1TB size currently under development?

    I realize at the current prices, you would probably be looking close to $2500 for 1TB of Flash storage alone, if it existed...so it's really not economical price-wise, right now. But does it exist?
  2. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    25nm chips might bring 1TB in 2.5" form factor. There are 3.5" 1TB drives already but 2.5" is physically smaller and can thus hold less NAND chips inside it. I think 2.5" SSDs have 16 NAND chips (just checked Vertex 2 teardown) so 512GB SSDs use 32GB NANDs. 64GB NANDs were announced in 2009 already but I haven't seen them in public yet.
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I wouldn't blow any money on an SSD over 240gb now until Apple/Sandforce work out there problems. $2500 is ridiculous for an SSD that currently has compatibility problems.

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