Toshiba Ready to Show Off 512GB SSD at CES

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Keith E. Whisman

I like the last sentence a whole lot. "Performance for the new drives look promising, with rated read and write speeds up to 250MB/s and 200MB/s respectively."

I don't know about you but a 512Gig SSD with these performance numbers is what I've been dreaming of. Two of these drives in Raid 0 would be enough to make me happy. I mean you can use two 512gig SSDs in Raid for your OS and applications and mirror the whole shibang to say a 1TB Samsung F1 HDD for redundancy. Perhaps another year to a year and a half and SSD drives will be alot more popular and much cheaper in price.  

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Velcrow

"and differentiated product families targeted for appropriate applications."

That qoute almost sounds like he's preping us for low performance because the SSD is 'targeted' for a different application of solid state drives. Not sure 'application' is the right word. Performance applies to everything, even just opening a Word doc (especially nowadays). We all know he's just saying if your cheap, then you should expect a crappier product. Hehe. Which he then pretty much says in the next quote....

"This new 43nm SSD family balances VALUE/performance characteristics for its targeted consumer applications" (my emphasis on VALUE)

I'll wait for the benchmarks to get excited.

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