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Windows 7: First 1TB SSD drive hits market

13 Apr 2010   #1
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
First 1TB SSD drive hits market

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Over recent years Solid State Drives (SSDs) have moved from luxury to affordable additions to one's PC. The cost of an SSD depends largely upon the capacity of the drive, which has meant that mechanical hard drives still dominate when it comes to storage, with SSDs more suited to storing one's operating system and frequently used applications.

For example, a 128GB SSD will set you back $300-$400 depending on manufacturer. For the same amount of cash you can get a four or five Terrabytes worth of normal hard drive space.
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13 Apr 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Considering the prices of much smaller units, thats not a bad price range. Still too expensive for most people though.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
Riho

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

4000$
i ll better wait...
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13 Apr 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

True, but remember what the cost of what were, by todays standards, very small (miniscule) HDDs when they first came out?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Upgrading & Repairing PCs 19th Edition, Scott Mueller
In 1982 a 10MB drive and controller cost more than $2,000 ($200,000 per gigabyte), a figure which would actually be more than double that amount in today's dollars. Currently, the cost of desktop hard drives (with integrated controllers) has dropped to $0.09 per gigabyte or less - or about 1,000GB for $90! Laptop drives have fallen to $0.18 per gigabyte or less, or about 500GB for $90.
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13 Apr 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yeah... i think ill stick to HDD's for now
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13 Apr 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The good thing about newer, bigger SSDs is that eventually it will drive the prices down on the smaller ones. However, at the price of the 1TB now, that won't have much effect until there is competitive products.
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13 Apr 2010   #7
Wasila

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

We all know SSDs are rapidly improving (cheaper and better), but are they actually catching up with HDDs. Because if they don't catch up with regular drives (which are still improving rapidly), they'll never hit the mainstream.
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13 Apr 2010   #8
cloud8521

 

SSDs are just not practical yet, they are either too small ore too pricey. pick your poison with them. HDDs at least have nice size for a nice price, even if less reliable and slower. I could buy 3 2TB HDDs before i get a 1TB SDD, 1 to run, one for backup and one just in case one fails, and i would still hardly scratch the price of that SDD!
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13 Apr 2010   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Cost prohibitive at the moment. But give it time.

IDK if OCZ makes good hard drives, but I use their RAM and it is good.
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13 Apr 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Since the primary benefit of a SSD is to run an OS from, what would a person need with all that extra space? I have been considering a small SSD, but even that has a number of issues to consider.
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