Largest SSD available?

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering what the largest SSD is today?
    Is 128gb the maximum?
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Basically yes. The best SSD on the market at the moment, however, is the 80GB X25-M. Intel will be releasing a 160GB variant early next year though.
     
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    You can buy 256GB Solid State Drives in a 2.5" form factor, however you are not going to like the price ;)
     
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    True.

    In the next few years, I am guessing that we are going to see a large increase in SSD drives. So many devices being created that could use them.
     
  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    How about largest SSD, regardless of price? In both 2.5 and 3.5"... how does the speed actually compare to a 15k 3.5" drive, actually?
     
  6. zebbz macrumors member

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    in day-to-day situations
    what are the benefits of an SSD?
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    No mechanical parts, lower power, and faster while also emitting less heat. In other words they are less prone to failure.

    The benefit current spinning harddrives have over solid state disks are price per gigabyte and capacity.
     
  8. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    Vastly lower latency... you don't have to wait for the heads to move or for the disk to rotate to the point where the data you're looking for starts.

    This translates to much faster random performance. The OS boots faster, applications load faster, and copying of directories with lots of small files (think backups) is faster.

    So far, sustained data transfer doesn't show the same difference.
     
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    I dont think you could afford a macbook pro after you bought this lol
     
  12. johnnyi macrumors regular

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    On of the posts suggests the 1.6tb would be in the region of £20,000 thats a new car wtf anyone want one ?.
     
  13. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I think that's actually still up for debate. it was originally thought to help with battery life, but someone a few months ago (sorry for the lack of links, but im pretty sure it was on MR) did some tests and it turned out false.
     
  14. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Tom's Hardware did a big review on SSD drives.
    Original Article
    Follow Up
    Second Follow Up

    They later reviewed Intel's 80GB X25-M SSD drive and found it to be pretty darned good in comparison.
     
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  16. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    the prices of SSDs are coming down gradually. At some point they will be cheaper/comparable to spinning disks and then everyone with have one. The biggest advantage is that they don't fail after a few years like standard drives do.

    As for that 1.6TB SSD drive. Given current prices you could be looking at $25000 for it! :eek:
     
  17. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    $16000. The price per GB for most SSDs are 10$/gb at the moment. I doubt that drive is SLC.
     

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