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

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

  1. WardC macrumors 68030

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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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