Who's gonna buy the 512GB SSD? :P

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  1. adamjackson macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609415

    General
    Brand SUPER TALENT
    Series MasterDrive RX
    Model FTM12GE25H
    Device Type Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
    Architecture MLC
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Form Factor 2.5"
    Capacity 512GB
    Interface Type SATA II
    Performance
    Max Shock Resistance 1500G
    Max Vibration Resistance 16G
    Sequential Access - Read 230MB/s(max)
    Sequential Access - Write 160MB/s(max)
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours




    PRICE: $1,575.00
     
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  3. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The product images kinda tell me this isn't a quality piece of hardware. I just thought it was funny that it costs more than over half of Apple's notebook line which, as we all know, is a premium price for a computer anyway.

    it made me chuckle but the specs look good.
     
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I want one. Don't think the price is worth it right now.

    Did you see the 1 Tb SSD? I don't think they announced a price yet, but man...can you imagine? A 1 Tb SSD in your laptop...
     
  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    That could buy me a MBP or 4 Xbox 360's or a used Mac Pro or a surround sound system or a used Modulus Flea Bass or a lot of gas....
     
  6. poematik14 macrumors member

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    Wait till next year and SSD's will be almost half the price of what they are now. And they will have 1TB + models, that are sensibly priced (the ones now are absurd)
     
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  8. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to have it but there is no way that I would spend that much for it. I will just wait and wait and wait. Eventually the prices will come down.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ill be buying it to replace my 500gb mechanical HD when they cost roughly the same i paid for it.. so about $190 AUS.
     
  10. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. The prices are going to drop like a brick. Well, that is unless the U.S. dollar takes a nose dive. How about major inflation? Or how about a 5,000 dollar macbook? EEEEEK :eek: :(
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if that happens, no more mb for me lol
     
  12. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    But just think, you'll be making over four times your current salary if your employer adjusts it for inflation (which they will have to if there is 400% inflation).
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That price will hopefully go down.
     
  14. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    There are rumours that Intel is about to release their new line of Solid State Drives two weeks from now based on 34nm NAND flash technology.

    Up to 320GB and better performance than the current Intel X25-M.
     
  15. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    thats 512gb is SLOWWWWWWWWW

    no one would want that pos
     
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  17. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I'll buy it as soon as it costs $300 or less.
     
  18. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    Not for us. Move along...

    Relax, that SSD is 12.5mm tall according to the spec sheet.
    So it won't even fit into most Apple laptops which require 9.5mm drives.

    Any further discussion is futile.
    Move along. Nothing to see here.
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    These aren't the drives your looking for.
     
  20. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't spend even $700 on a SSD what wasn't based on a Samsung or Intel controller. That's too much money to be giving to second tier company.

    As Pressure said the rumor is that Intel's bringing out their 34nm NAND parts and releasing a 320GB SSD.

    I'd rather have two Intel 320GB for say $1599 than one second rate 512MB SSD.
     
  21. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Whoever buys SSDs right now has cash to throw into water. You don't get much benefit vs. the price you pay. So I pay $300-$500 for smaller capacity, but maybe shave a few seconds off big file transfers? Unless people love transferring 1GB+ files all day, SSDs are worthless.
     
  22. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Maybe that's a little too harsh, but it does confuse me when people buy SSDs when all they do is surf the net and word process. I'd rather save a big fistful of cash (especially when some SSDs are almost 50% the cost of the entire machine you're buying) than let applications launch two bounces faster.
     
  23. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    You could say the same thing about buying a 3Ghz processor versus a 2Ghz. Both will get the job done but the extra premium for the 3Ghz processor is about gaining extra speed.

    Whether or not the extra speed is of value is a personal choice for each person.
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup im with you here, pay 4,5,6x the cost of a normal drive for 1/10th of the space... hardly worth it.
     
  25. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    This is a thread from June 26, 2009.
    It's funny to read what some of you expected regarding the price development of the 512GB SSDs.

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