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I'm curious on how SSD is coming along, in terms of storage capacity and affordability ..

Would it be at all reasonable to expect within 1, or 2 years, laptops to sport 500gig- 1000gig SSD's at an affordable cost? (Just curious how fast the technology is advancing in this field.)

As i understand it, SSD's use less energy than the normal HD's, and thus would improve expected laptop battery times. =p

Thanks for reading.

Also~ How fast has it developed so far? How many years has it been out/ dropping in price. =p
Edited by Diabloplayer75 - 3/1/11 at 12:51am
post #2 of 14
once technology is released there will always be another better to be followed shortly after and now there are Hybrid SSD drives... not saying they are better only more affofdable ,so my answer would have to be Yes they will eventually grow in Size and decrease in price
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Well it's still high price to me,But I broke down and bought 2 64gb.SSD's @ $79.96 each.
Was thinking about these for a while before I chose the SSD's:http://directron.com/st93205620as.html
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Yea they are rather costly at the moment. Two 64 gigs for 80 each huh, how is that working out for you?

That's cheaper than trying to buy 1x 120 gig (i saw those around 220ish), i just want to see what they can do for a laptops battery life once a laptop is running solely on SSD
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Well my Dell XPS 16 (you can see it under system 2 in my sig) has a second gen 256GB Samsung SSD and I will tell you... It's worth the money if you can afford it. Right now you can't touch a 256gb SSD for less than $400 though.
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once technology is released there will always be another better to be followed shortly after and now there are Hybrid SSD drives... not saying they are better only more affofdable ,so my answer would have to be Yes they will eventually grow in Size and decrease in price
I think hybrid drives are just for non techie people who don't know how to use a ssd. I would rather have a dedicated ssd and a dedicated storage drive instead of having a hybrid drive where the computer constantly tries to guess what data I would like to have on the ssd portion.
    
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They may get larger for less money. But with SSDs I rather think they'll just get faster. As the manufacturers know that SSDs are for more enthusiastic people.
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I still see mechanical drives lasting as long as SSD's, it would be crazy to have a 2Tb SSD just for weekly backups. Storage-wise, I don't think SSD's will ever be able to compete; they double their size, HDD's double in side, and they already have a 1-2Tb lead, besides being ridiculously cheap for the amount you can cram on there.

SSD's are there for performance, battery life and ruggedness, but increasing in size only ups the cost...one day they'll be cheaper. Loading an OS or sticking it in a carPC are great uses, but when they get large enough, there will be a mechanical drive laughing in it's face.
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They may get larger for less money. But with SSDs I rather think they'll just get faster. As the manufacturers know that SSDs are for more enthusiastic people.
I think more that SSDs will get larger and less expensive, not faster.

As a PC Enthusiast myself, my enthusiasm varys, I do not really define myself as an enthusiastic person.
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There's no doubt SSD's will take over mechanical drives in the future.
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