Lower price SSDs now not far away?
Toshiba announced today three new 1.8-inch SSDs in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes. All three drives offer SATA connectivity and utilise MLC (multilevel-cell) NAND flash memory chips which allow the amount of storage in such small devices.
Solid state drives hold a lot of promise but have so far been hampered by high costs. With a smaller 56nm manufacturing process and continuing reductions in costs, we can expect prices to continue to tumble as capacity continues to increase.
No prices have yet been announced but we expect the drives, along with further details, to be announced formally at CES in January 2008.