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[CrunchGear]Toshiba rocks world with 512GB SSD

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That’s a lot of gigs! Until just now, 256GB was the upper limit on SSD capacity, and chances are it’s the size you’ll be getting in your laptops and such over the next year — they’ll be available in April but probably super expensive. Toshiba, however, has decided that 256 is not enough, and has doubled the capacity of its 2.5″ drives to a massive 512GB, which rivals HDDs in size, if not in price. I have to say, the read and write speeds aren’t looking too shabby, either.

The 1.8″ form factor drives have been bumped to up to 256GB, which means you may be seeing some seriously spacious media players soon (likely expensive as well). I’ll be checking this out personally at CES in January.

Source: CrunchGear
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impressive
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I can just picture Cowon making a 256GB, 4' touchscreen PMP.
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SSD is gaining momentum faster then i expected. But there still isn't a huge speed gain that i want in decent size or decent price drives. Let alone both.
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...okay, NOW I'm interested in SSD.

(SSD size limit surpassing current HDD size threshold achieved.)
    
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lol at the 1 million hours to failure. that's a good...114.16 years, if my MATLAB calculations are correct.
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lol at the 1 million hours to failure. that's a good...114.16 years, if my MATLAB calculations are correct.
Don't forget the .5 on the end of 365.

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lol at the 1 million hours to failure. that's a good...114.16 years, if my MATLAB calculations are correct.
That's weird....I had heard they last more than hard drives, but not more than 100 years...

Although it would be cool, after the nuclear apocalypse, to go walking around searching for SSDs Fallout 3-style.

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Don't forget the .5 on the end of 365.

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you mean .25 lol

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Edited by Adrienspawn - 12/17/08 at 9:23pm
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SLC or MLC?
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you mean .25 lol

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Touche'
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