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Toshiba fuel SSD growth by unveiling 128GB drive

by Parm Mann on 10 December 2007, 10:59

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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.

Toshiba's 128GB SSD

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.

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well they have the capcity now, just need to work on the pricing. I'd love to replace the 120GB drive in here with a 128GB SSD.
So are the they noticeably faster than a raptor yet?
It depends on the what you are measuring doesn't it?

They will be a damn sight better than a 5400rpm laptop drive though :)
How much are these supposed to cost ? The 64GB samsung ones are close to £600.
Well, that's the thing, with data densities going up, the price will come down dramatically.

By the time these hit full production, I'd guess that they'd end up about £300, and steadily lower over time, just like normal flash memory has :)

Right now however, they're a bit pricey.. Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT FSD28GC25M 2.5" 128GB SATA Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail .. about £1600 of pricey…