Terabyte Flash Memory

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  1. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    I don't know where to put this, but here it goes...
    I was speaking with an employee who works in Seagate's R&D department and he told me that they were currently working on a terabyte flash storage device. He didn't tell me anything about progress, but I'm sure its a long ways off and they probably have really high expectations so they at least get somewhere.
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Wow, that is really impressive (assuming it's true). I hope we can get those by 2010, I will be in the market for a new MBP then!
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    I think they'll be about £600 by then...all right, but not cheap...
     
  4. Jopling thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah right, in 3 years there is no way a terabyte of flash storage will be 600 quid let alone 600 usd
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Of course they're working on it. Every memory manufacturer is. This is not news.

    And companies are working on quantum storage, and optical transistors, and a bunch of other stuff. It takes years and decades to bring research to market however, and a lot of it never becomes practical for mass production.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Why not £600? I think its entirely possible...

    From here (in 2004) :
    Then look at what you can get on Amazon now, and tell me that we couldn't see that kind of massive drop :)
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    possible, well anything is possible. its just not very probable.
    flash memory isn't going to be quite there in three years. we might be at half that by that time though.
     
  8. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    Thats gonna be rediculaly expensive!

    A 60GB flash drive goes for $5,000
     
  9. Jopling thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If they are able to achieve the technology in that short of time its going to be something pretty radical and probably much more cost effective than today's flash drives. I don't think it will be at the same type of pricing as todays flash storage, it would be a whole new market where flash drives would be the main medium for storage, where now they are just used for portable drives mainly.
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    A 60GB Hard Disk Drive used to be a ridiculous idea...now its pretty mediocre...
     
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