Leaked Intel Roadmap Shows 2TB 2.5-inch SSD Coming Out in 2014

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HiGHRoLLeR038

25 watts??! that's more than a mechanical hard drive

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Led Weappelin

Thank ya wintercoder. Thank ya very much. Tough room most of the time.

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Led Weappelin

Everybody makes typos. I make a bunch of them.

But back to the post....

This is one of the reasons I'm holding off on building or buying a new PC. I'm thinking on going all SS drive. Just waiting for the price to go down down down and the performance and longevity to go up up up.

I may even get too of then.

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wintercoder

I see what you did their!

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PCWolf

Intel is way too overpriced. Considering that a Intel 480GB SSD costs $500+, I would not be surprised if the 2TB one costs $1500+. Meaning most people wont be able to afford one.

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Opm2

This thing will just about jack you off and make breakfast at the same time.

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andru

i don't think they will want just the knee down section of your leg, they will need one of your balls too.

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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

LOL, your so right. Although, the 500GB SSD might be affordable by then.

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AFDozerman

Intel should really humor us and build a "refrence" all-Intel Dream Machine workstation with a couple of these, maybe two or three Xeon Phi, a dual-GPU workstation GPU like the S10,000 or the equivalent Nvidia, and a quartet of E7s, all on some custom motherboard to fit it. I'm sure they have the advertising resources to throw at it.

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X94

Nah, They'd probably just do a dual cpu dream machine workstation. The E7s, though they are 10 core and capable of going 4 at a time, were 2011 cpus, just before PCI-e 3 was mainstream. More likely they'll use Xeon E5v2. As for the mobo, I'd like to see a redesigned HPTX form factor that isn't the SR-X considering there are now more cases supporting HPTX.

That way the Dream Machine would not seem so out of reach for modders who want to copy the Dream Machine. That's what it's for.

As for the coprocessors, I'd skip the Xeon Phi. Not because it's inferior to the Tesla, but I imagine this Dream Machine would be a showcase of new technologies. So for this build I'd go for the Tesla K40 Coprocessor pair with 2 K6000. That would leave room for 2 of these PCI-e 2tb cards, or 1 and an IOFX. Then I'd have 10 of the 2.5 inch SSDs just to go insane.

This setup would not only be fully compatible with most workstation software out there, but would fit extreme enthusiast cases available now. That would include the Corsair 900D or the CaseLabs STH10.

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AFDozerman

Although in all reality, your setup would be more plausable, I was really just imagining the most powerful setup Intel could possibly throw together (FLOPS-wise) without a consideration for bottlenecks and such as a showcase for "moar powah".

Intel's QPI is actually pretty flexible, though. While I'm making crap up that will never happen, I wonder if they could mount a pair of Quad-socket capable chips in a custom motherboard with the two spare QPIs running to a pair of PCI3 capable bridge chips. They could then use the hacked FASTRA-II Linux kernel ( or develop their own) alongside a custom BIOS (no limits pipe dream, remember) to connect as many accelerators, raid cards, and whatever else as possible...

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...and then paint it beige and hook a Model-M to it...

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X94

Your's would definitely be more powerful especially considering Intel does have boards that host 6 x16 slots and a plethora of 4 socket boards, but every dream machine build I've seen uses high-end components that, while expensive, are not out of range for the insane power user.

So in the context of Dream Machine, you'll need components that are, for the most part, available. A quadCPU build wouldn't be a Dream Machine, but a rather practical high-end server for enterprise implementation. In that case, your idea of Dream Machine would come into the category of competing with the Titan server which has, in fact, been beaten by a Xeon Phi supercomputer before Nvidia realeased their full powered Kepler K40 Tesla.

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AFDozerman

Although in all reality, your setup would be more plausable, I was really just imagining the most powerful setup Intel could possibly throw together (FLOPS-wise) without a consideration for bottlenecks and such as a showcase for "moar powah".

Intel's QPI is actually pretty flexible, though. While I'm making crap up that will never happen, I wonder if they could mount a pair of Quad-socket capable chips in a custom motherboard with the two spare QPIs running to a pair of PCI3 capable bridge chips. They could then use the hacked FASTRA-II Linux kernel ( or develop their own) alongside a custom BIOS (no limits pipe dream, remember) to connect as many accelerators, raid cards, and whatever else as possible...

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...and then paint it beige and hook a Model-M to it...

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ZombieKiller

" Imagine swapping out that 1TB mechanical hard drive that's been making grinding noises with a 2GB solid state drive. Talk about an upgrade! "

You mean 2TB right? Not 2GB? Just thought I'd point it out.

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big_montana

"Imagine swapping out that 1TB mechanical hard drive that's been making grinding noises with a 2GB solid state drive."

I hope you meant 2TB, as 2GB is not all that large by today's standards, as I just ordered a 260GB drive for my laptop. I know not that big, but my laptop holds 3 hard drives, and the 260GB will be my primary boot drive. Well 2 HDD and 1 eMMC drive.

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The Mac

Holy Crap!

Arm, Leg, and 1st born child more like.

power usage seems incredibly high however. Are you sure thats not a typo?

A WD Red mechanical drive by comparison is about 4.8 watts, and the Samsung 840 Evo 1TB is around 4.11 watts .

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erriwin

Its pushing 2800/MBs speeds... let it have its 25 watts of power in peace, and thank the gods its not asking for blood!