When are we gonna see 2TB SSDs sitting on the shelf of Frys Electronics for like $150

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  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    2012?

    2016?

    I'm tired of all the limits and the slow progression. Is it really that expensive to make a little drive? More so than processors? Why does all my info have to be backed up and transfered and opti-bayed.

    This has gone long enough. Give me my space.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You don't need a 2 TB SSD. Or an SSD at all for that matter.
     
  3. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea I do...

    I dont have time for all that BS. I don't want to have to split all my data over 3-4 different places. Drive, internal storage, external storage, backup drive. Wtf????

    Give me a 2TB SSD inside and all I will need is a 2nd 2TB external only rarely for backup of irreplacable documents/files in case of failure that I keep in a closet.

    Things are sloppy now.
     
  4. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Slow progress? What kind of storage did you have five years ago? SSDs have just been introduced into the market, it's obvious the price will be high at first. No one needs a 2 TB SSD, invest in some external HDDs.
     
  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    lmao - thats how i felt about windowze before i moved over to mac

    a less significant but still fundamental transitions for me was moving from spinning platter to SSD
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    New tech is expensive. To answer the thread title, a long-ass time. You can't touch a 512GB SSD for less than a grand, and for $150 now, you're looking at 80GB. Clearly you'll have to wait regardless of whether you "have time for it" or not.
     
  7. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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  8. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    YES I DO NEED IT.

    I have tons of gigs of music composition plug ins and samples. 100s of Gigs each.
     
  9. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Well, if you need it more than you need $10,000, buy it here.

    If you don't want to spend more than $150, better start working on a time machine. (btw, if you get it working, pick me up a 2016 Macbook Pro-equivalent. I'll hit ya back on the 1st.)
     
  10. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    How is a 2tB drive going to mitigate the need to back up?
     
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  12. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    what limits are you referring to? You can get 1 and 2 tb ssd's, just pony up the cash. If you want it for $150, start waiting, or go make your own since you don't think it's that hard or expensive to make "a little drive"

    You must not understand how technology and its pricing work very well... :rolleyes:
     
  13. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Because I now have a secondary internal storage, external overflow storage, and finaly a backup HD that has duplicates of things I can't stand to lose.

    So now it's Annoyingly:

    OS DRIVE + 2nd OPTIBAY DRIVE + EXTERNAL STORAGE DUMP + BACKUP DRIVE IN CLOSET

    Should be:

    2TB OS DRIVE + 2TB BACKUP IN CLOSET
     
  14. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    so put in two 1tb drives and get a 2tb for your backup drive. Your use of "unnecessary drives" is your own fault. :rolleyes:
     
  15. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Time Machine will backup all your internal drives automatically. The only backup you need is the one external backup.
     
  16. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I said SSD homie
     
  17. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    A 2TB SSD for ~ $150? Probably around the year 2020.

    Oh...wait. But the world is going to end 12/21/2012 so don't worry about it! ;)
     
  18. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Why do you need an SSD for backups? It's not even like you can saturate the write speed for a spinning hard drive, due to USB speed limitations.
     
  19. kppolich macrumors 6502

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    2020 at the earliest! Wow a 1 TB SSD 3.5" goes for about 3,300,

    *edit it may never happen*
     
  20. superfula macrumors 6502

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    You don't need SSD for any of the uses you have explained thus far.

    Just buy two normal 2TB drives and be done with it.
     
  21. Jsilbs macrumors newbie

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    Stop justifying your decision not to get one--the ones in the 2011 MBP are great and worth the money (as much as anything from Apple is really "worth" the money, that is)
     
  22. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Wait a decade or so. 1TB SSD now is roughly 20x $150 ($3,000). It'll take at least 8-10 years to get down to $150-200 range, 2TB will take even longer than that. By that time it is likely that 1TB will be considered as large as 1GB is today.
     
  23. Ceebee1980 macrumors regular

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    Never (except in a very fringe market for people who don't relent control of their data). By the time they got to that price-point, drives will probably cease to be in most computers. You'll be using the cloud for almost everything, even the processing. You'll just be "subscribing" to various-speed computers/devices, and what you hold in your hand will contain:

    -a touchscreen
    -speakers
    -a powerful wireless card
     
  24. Bobby Corwen, Jun 10, 2011
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    Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The 2TB for backups does not need to be SSD. That would be a TBolt 7200RPM ideally.

    And I'm talkin 2.5 SSD of course.

    Right now I have 128 SSD + 750 HDD opti. And I'm wishing I could have one super large SSD with OSX and Win 7 on it that I could put into any new MBP I get in the future when I switch in and out of new laptops so that I could always have every KB of data i own or care about on just one drive all in one place.
     

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