• The storage density of SSD's now exceed that of harddrives
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[IMG]http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2014/11/25/Foremay.jpg?t=articleFull&k=1bbf1f33[/IMG] [quote][B] Another milestone has been passed as new and more spacious SSD's runs past the storage density of the traditional, mechanical storage devices. The latest addition: a 2,5" SSD which can hold 8TB of data. [/B] While SSD's have completely obliterated harddrives when it comes to performance, there are still some areas left dominated by the magnetic platters, one of which is the hitherto unmatched storage density, with drives offering several terabytes of storage in a very compact format. This argument has now been nullified. The U.S based company "Foremay" succeeds with the artistically impressive feat of shoving 8 terabytes of storage capacity into a standard-friendly and SATA-connected SSD unit, which is in a 2,5" formfactor, with a thickness of 7mm. It's performance is also impressive, 500MB/s in sequential read/writing, and 100 000 Input/Output Operations per Second. The most spacious harddrive with the same dimensions can only hold 1TB. Due to it's high price, SSD's such as this currently only really challenge harddrives when it comes to storage solutions for servers, and other such professional areas of usage, but the rapid progress also affects the consument market. For instance, Intel hopes that with the help of the new 3D NAND memory technology, they'll be able to offer 1TB storage solutions for, for example, mobile phones and tablets. In other words, while it is declining rapidly, there's just a small factor left that's keeping the SSD from becoming the dominant storage solution: The price. [/quote] Source: [URL]http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/19682-ssd-enheter-ikapp-och-forbi-harddiskars-lagringstathet[/URL]
Damn, 1TB for a phone is probably better than most home computers.
Now if only they could match or outperform prices aswell, that would be great.
Can't wait till SSDs become the standard, they're getting so much closer to being affordable
[QUOTE=DJrorok;46579655]Damn, 1TB for a phone is probably better than most home computers.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I only use a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD :v:
But how long do they last for repeated read/writes?
[QUOTE=Chamango;46579718]But how long do they last for repeated read/writes?[/QUOTE] Roughly a minimum of ten years assuming you don't write more than 10GB of data every day on average. [url]http://www.anandtech.com/show/6459/samsung-ssd-840-testing-the-endurance-of-tlc-nand[/url]
[QUOTE=Chamango;46579718]But how long do they last for repeated read/writes?[/QUOTE] i would assume that as capacity goes up, the potential effectiveness of write balancing goes up as well. so the bigger the drive, the more writes it can handle as long as its not 100% full
8tb SSD, for the low cost of one kidney! Buy today!
[QUOTE=Chamango;46579718]But how long do they last for repeated read/writes?[/QUOTE] That drive in particular will outlive your regular harddrive by a lot, at least. Foremay creates storage solutions for very heavy industries, and if I remember correctly, they're also contracted to the U.S Department of Defense. The drive costs roughly 14000 dollars
[QUOTE=MaGGiFiXXX;46579671]Now if only they could match or outperform prices aswell, that would be great.[/QUOTE] You can get a 64GB MicroSD card for 9 bucks in a chinese retailer
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46579699]Yeah, I only use a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD :v:[/QUOTE] I'm still trucking along with a 1TB mechanical hard-disk, along with my external 1TB drive for backing shit up. So far it's going fine, I just need to upgrade the rest of my rig, or even just pop the drive into an entirely new custom rig...
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;46579869]You can get a 64GB MicroSD card for 8 bucks in a chinese retailer[/QUOTE] Calling a memory card an SSD is like calling a floppy a harddrive
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46579914]Calling a memory card an SSD is like calling a floppy a harddrive[/QUOTE] it's much closer than that comparison if anything look at it this way. smartphones are growing at a ridiculous pace, and they all use NAND solid state storage. practically the same NAND chips that are in SD cards, except a fair bit faster (but often pretty comparable)
Dense motherfucker
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;46579869]You can get a 64GB MicroSD card for 8 bucks in a chinese retailer[/QUOTE] And turns out it's a bootleg card that's spoofing it's memory and would start deleting stuff if it exceeds it
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46579914]Calling a memory card an SSD is like calling a floppy a harddrive[/QUOTE] I'm refeering to density, Flash memory is getting exponentially cheaper and it shouldn't take long until it gets in a price-ratio that can surpass magnetic memory
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;46579983]And turns out it's a bootleg card that's spoofing it's memory and would start deleting stuff if it exceeds it[/QUOTE] I mean, I just bought a 64gb regular sd card for like $12 the other day from a US company.
[QUOTE=KmartSqrl;46580010]I mean, I just bought a 64gb regular sd card for like $12 the other day from a US company.[/QUOTE] To be honest I trust a US retailer more than a chinese seller for my SD cards
[QUOTE=KmartSqrl;46580010]I mean, I just bought a 64gb regular sd card for like $12 the other day from a US company.[/QUOTE] Is there an online link? I'd figure it average to find a 16GB for that price.
Now get the price-per-gigabyte down to something reasonable, like oh say, a dime a gig. That's where platter drives tend to live, and until they get to that price point for something reasonably sized, reliable, and reasonably quick, they're not gonna be in my machine. When they do I'll be swapping right over, though. I simply cannot justify spending that much money on a hard drive, and I'd need at minimum a 500 gig SSD just to house my steam folder.
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;46579993]I'm refeering to density, Flash memory is getting exponentially cheaper and it shouldn't take long until it gets in a price-ratio that can surpass magnetic memory[/QUOTE] SD is slow as fuck
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;46580579]SD is slow as fuck[/QUOTE] Depends on the class really, high class SD cards are usually very fast if the reader has a high bandwidth as well
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;46580621]Depends on the class really, high class SD cards are usually very fast if the reader has a high bandwidth as well[/QUOTE] I'm sure his Chinese bullshit is real high class
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46579699]Yeah, I only use a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD :v:[/QUOTE] Currently only using a 120 SSD. Since almost all my games are digital download and I have reasonably fast internet, it's not really an inconvenience to uninstall/reinstall games when you aren't playing them.
[QUOTE=TestECull;46580577]Now get the price-per-gigabyte down to something reasonable, like oh say, a dime a gig. That's where platter drives tend to live, and until they get to that price point for something reasonably sized, reliable, and reasonably quick, they're not gonna be in my machine. When they do I'll be swapping right over, though. I simply cannot justify spending that much money on a hard drive, and I'd need at minimum a 500 gig SSD just to house my steam folder.[/QUOTE] The problem with the memory industry is that there is lots of price fixing going on, and it's been going on as far back as memory has been made on a commercial scale. Memory is like oil, it's a commodity unlinked from the cost of production and is always artificially kept at some price by memory conglomerates. I don't think you'll see an SSD of equal space to a mechanical drive at similar price for at least another several years. And who knows, maybe mechanical drives will come up with some way to suddenly double their density with some new technology and beat the SSD again. I also don't think SSDs will ever completely replace mechanical drives since SSDs have several limitations that mechanical drives don't.
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46579846]That drive in particular will outlive your regular harddrive by a lot, at least. Foremay creates storage solutions for very heavy industries, and if I remember correctly, [b]they're also contracted to the U.S Department of Defense[/b]. The drive costs roughly 14000 dollars[/QUOTE] Doesn't that mean it's an overpriced piece of shit ?
Where are my 8TB iPods?
My hard drive is one Tb..
[QUOTE=DoktorAkcel;46580807]Where are my 8TB iPods?[/QUOTE] not until the tech matures don't think it'll go anywhere that way for now with streaming and cloud storage unfortunately
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