256GB SSD Drives now being "mass produced"

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  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    That drive looks incredible. Look at those speeds! :eek:

    I would love to have that in my Air.
     
  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Awesome! I hope it'll be put in the Air in Jan, along with 4 GB of memory.
     
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  6. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    yes. also it's a 2.5 inch drive instead of a 1.8 inch drive.
     
  7. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    "Mass produced"? verse how the 60 GB drive was hand crafted by Steve Jobs himself in his garage. I bet the drive prices really go down in 12 months.
     
  8. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yep that's too thick for the MBA but for the MB and MBP it would work. I'd venture to guess that in 5 years tops we will go SSD only.
     
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    And then a few years after that onto IBM's new SSD killer :)
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Which is...?
     
  11. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    ha, why is everyone focused on the thickness? it's a 2.5 inch drive! the extra 4.9mm is nothing compared to the extra .7 inch.
     
  12. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Well, it doesn't really matter, even if it were 1.8" you couldn't fit it inside because it is too thick :p

    On a more serious note though, the 9.5mm is interesting because that means that it would fit into the MB or MBP.
     
  13. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    At this rate how long is it before we have 1TB SSD Drives? I would think less than 5 years, by then cost will be equivalent to HDD.

    I agree that we are headed to an SSD only future.
     
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  15. Molopo macrumors regular

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    Notice the "Thats too thick for the MBA" part and the "Mac Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air" part.
     
  16. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    What are you talking about? I was saying of course it's too thick for the Air, but more importantly it's not even a 1.8" drive. There are several 1.8" drives that were 8mm instead of the required 5mm, but this one fails on all fronts as it's a 2.5" drive.
     
  17. RichieValenz macrumors newbie

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    If I recall correctly, a 1.8in version is supposed to follow the 2.5in. I dont know how thick it will be though.
     

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