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Do you think SSDs will be in the next gen. consoles?

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Since getting my first SSD I've been absolutely in love. Even though it's small and expensive I was and still am blown away by its performance. Wouldn't it be great if somehow the console world added them to their next gens. consoles? I know they should! I'd pay for it hands down.
All I could find is this extremely tenative article
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Next-...s-172890.shtml
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The only possiblity would be like 16GB SSD for the OS and a 2.5" HDD for data.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The only possiblity would be like 16GB SSD for the OS and a 2.5" HDD for data.
Wow. Are you serious ?
post #4 of 15
ya I agree with DuckieHo. They're just wayyyyy too expensive right now. They cost just about what the whole system should cost
post #5 of 15
the new wii might
other then that I'd say no
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I'd even think about modding one with my own bought drive.
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Doubt it.
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post #8 of 15
It wouldn't be an SSD unit, it would be flash mem built on to the board, then a storage drive. There's no way in the near future they're going to incur the cost of an SSD drive and a storage drive, and a large SSD it too costly.
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post #9 of 15
Yes.

But next-gen? No..

But with the pace that technology is developing we may start to see them two or three generations after, cause let's face it, consoles are starting to take over the game market (Imo, the only thing keeping PC gaming alive are MMOs and sequels of past successful games). And manufacturers will surely want their products upgraded
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Originally Posted by Mighty Neph View Post
Wow. Are you serious ?
Yeah, what is the benefit of increasing the production cost of a console by $30-50? Companies generally already lose money on each unit.

A small Flash drive would allow faster start up but game files are too large for a SSDs to be cost-effective.
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