Foremay Flips the Script on 2.5-inch SSDs, Launches World's First 2TB Model

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gmvolk

The problem is, I would not be putting a $2000+ drive into a laptop that typically costs between $500-1000. Maybe a hardcore gaming laptop? Normal 2.5inch drives are still more expensive than their 3.5inch desktop cousins. I don't see a good price drop for at least 10 years.

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kiaghi7

"No word yet on price."

Your keyboard isn't capable of producing that many zeroes :D

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PDX-1337

I <3 SSDs

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jgottberg

I love capacity as much as the next guy but I'm not sure huge SSD's are where it's at... Until they improve the reliabilty and MTBF, I'd rather have a smaller SSD for my OS and a larger mechanical drive(s) for my data.

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Cregan89

I don't really understand all of the complaints about reliability of SSDs... Besides the first generation SSDs, the abnormally cheap SSDs, and the rare bugged SSD models (do your research, and generally a firmware update will fix these bugs anyways), SSDs are magnitudes more reliable than mechanical drives.

I've literally never seen an SSD fail in my life (my research into which models to purchase helps of course), and we have in fact upgraded all of our servers at work to SSDs not because of the increased performance (although it's a nice side effect) but because of the drastically improved reliability.

We used to burn through 1 mechanical hard drive a month on average, but since moving to SSDs we haven't had a single hard drive failure yet in over a year since we've switched.

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jgottberg

We bought 55 Dell Latitude E6430's and installed OCZ SSD's in every one of them - partly based on performance reviews by MPC. We had almost a 50% failure rate on those drives. Each one was replaced under warranty but have since had failure rates that are astoundingly high. And this was in a small control group. We deploy about 150 laptops a year and have never come close to that type of failure rate, ever. That's my personal experience with them. I'm glad you have had better luck!

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jgottberg

We bought 55 Dell Latitude E6430's and installed OCZ SSD's in every one of them - partly based on performance reviews by MPC. We had almost a 50% failure rate on those drives. Each one was replaced under warranty but have since had failure rates that are astoundingly high. And this was in a small control group. We deploy about 150 laptops a year and have never come close to that type of failure rate, ever. That's my personal experience with them. I'm glad you have had better luck!

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whr4usa

+1

in addition to doing research and not falling for the hype of the week about Intel, Samsung, OCZ or various chinese OEMs never heard of before (I picked those as examples for a reason as cregan probably knows, too!) as long as you're using a modern OS (Windows 7 or higher ++ Server 2008 [yes, not R2] or higher etc.) and FS (ReFS, NTFS circa vista, Ext4, AoE Raw) and a good PSU (being 'solid-state' they can be and are potentially more sensitive to electrical issues on both sata connectors)

the only real issues with solid-state disk are;

TRIM\RAID mutual exclusivity and SCSI compatability

lack of storage standard support i.e. 4KB sectors, 64-bit LBA and SR-IOV-S

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zodi

Maybe all the extra brain cells we don't use. Stick on USB port on the forehead.

BUt seriously would be awesome if it was within reach of the consumer

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devin3627

you're kidding me.....

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Yeah, you can get em for $2000 on ebay...

but when you pop the hood, theres a 2TB Western Digital laptop drive inside

Disclaimer: (Im kidding)

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jooohn

I'm going to bet on anywhere between $1500-2000 a pop. Pretty cool though in a few years this will be the standard! But then again, our files will get bigger too. I wonder what the next stage of storage evolution will be?

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