This is fast turning out to be world storage week, or so it seems. A day after Seagate upped the hard drive capacity ante with its ultra-capacious 4TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard drive, Dell has begun offering the Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations it launched back in May with the option of 512GB SATA3 Mobility SSDs, “giving users lightning quick 500MB/s read and 300MB/s write times.” What’s more, those interested in the M6600 now have the option of configuring the machine with more than 1TB of SATA III solid-state storage.
Dell claims to be the first company to offer 512GB SATA3 Mobility SSDs in mobile workstations: “Things have just gotten better for artists, engineers, architects and people who need serious mobile computing power. We’re excited to announce the Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations, that launched in May, are now available with 512GB (SATA3) Mobility Solid State Drives.
With the M6600 offering two full storage slots with up to two 512GB SSDs and one mini-card slot with up to 128GB, workstation users can experience more than a terabyte of solid state storage in a mobile workstation.”
Needless to say, those with shallow pockets need not bother themselves with the price at all. As for those of you still interested despite the words of advice in the last sentence, Dell has set the price at $1,120 USD for a single 512GB SSD. The M4600 and M6600 are available for a starting price of $1,738 and $2,059, respectively. If you still have some $1,640 left in your wallet, you might as well consider configuring your M6600 with NVIDIA’s Quadro 5010M GPU with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.