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Tosh touts world's first half-terabyte laptop SSD

by Parm Mann on 18 December 2008, 15:20

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James Sherwood of The Register reports:

Toshiba has developed what it claims is the world’s first 512GB 2.5in solid-state drive.

The firm said its high-capacity SSD is destined for notebooks, gaming PCs and home entertainment systems.

Toshiba's 512GB SSD: capacious

Toshiba’s drive has a 3Gb/s SATA interface and a maximum sequential read speed of 240Mb/s. Its maximum sequential write speed is 200Mb/s, Toshiba claimed.

It’s worth noting that the drive’s read speed blitzes the reading swiftness of Samsung’s 256GB SSD by 20Mb/s, although both drives still share the same sequential write speed.

Mass production of Toshiba’s drive, which will carry the THNS512GG8BB product number, is expected to begin in Q2 2009. A price hasn’t been punted across yet.



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£2000 I say, possibly more :surprised:
Can't wait for these to start becoming more mainstream and cheaper.
moogle
£2000 I say, possibly more :surprised:
Can't wait for these to start becoming more mainstream and cheaper.

And the rest, give it a few years maybe we will see a reduction in price.
Breezey
And the rest, give it a few years maybe we will see a reduction in price.

Ugh, I hope my storage will last that long :D
What I do like about it is that most likely when they are the norm we'll have lots of reviews on them I think. I like that because you don't see many hard drive reviews around like you see CPU and GPU ones.
hmmm, seems a load of tosh to me.





/me gets coat
do SSDs still have their read/write limit?
cos surely if these are to be used in a laptop, having them as the only drive will mean they have a very short lifespan?