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Seagate is currently one of the largest makers of traditional hard drives, and while it plans to stick to the market that has largely been its bread and butter, the company recently confirmed it is set to introduce its first solid-state drive in 2009 as it continues to fight others over alleged patent infringement in their SSDs.

The company has been known for downplaying the importance of SSDs in today’s consumer market, claiming users are reluctant to give up cheap cost-per-gigabyte storage. Consequently, its first SSD product will cater to enterprise-class users only, who Seagate argues are most likely to need very high-speed disks regardless of the price.

Though the company does foresee a time when solid state disks are a better value, Seagate won’t focus on consumer SSDs until the price falls to the 10-cents-per-GB level. In the meantime, traditional rotating hard disks will remain their focus, with a 2TB drive also ready to hit shelves next year. Unfortunately, details such as a release date and price for these drives were not available.
http://www.techspot.com/news/30265-s...-for-2009.html
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10 cents per gigabyte??

must mean gigabit...
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maybe it's production price
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No I think it means per Gigabyte, but I think that is way of, do we even have a 7200rpm drive at $0.10 per GB?

Current SSD's are $3-$4 per GB.
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WOAH 100gb SSD for $100
That's not going to happen any time soon...
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Go go Seagate!

I've heard they were experimenting with hybrid drives too... I think that's a nice alternative.
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WOAH 100gb SSD for $100
That's not going to happen any time soon...
Cost per gigabyte on SSDs right now is about $15 per gigabyte as current 32-64GB SSDs are about $1000:
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3311
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WOAH 100gb SSD for $100
That's not going to happen any time soon...
Do your math correct, 100 GB at 10 cents per GB is $10..not $100...
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1TB SSD for 100$? no way
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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post
Do your math correct, 100 GB at 10 cents per GB is $10..not $100...


And they want them by 2009, 1TB SSD's for $100 the future looks bright.
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