mushkin sets the bar new SSD has nearly 1tb of storage

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#1 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

mushkin has announced the arrival of a enw SSD called the chronos. its sata 3 compliant and boast 960GB of space O.O

http://www.techpowerup.com/178465/Mushkin-Unveils-New-Chronos-SATA-III-960GB-SSD.html

ocz, intel, kingston.. u jelly?

#2 Posted by Krigen89 (3907 posts) -

mushkin has announced the arrival of a enw SSD called the chronos. its sata 3 compliant and boast 960GB of space O.O

http://www.techpowerup.com/178465/Mushkin-Unveils-New-Chronos-SATA-III-960GB-SSD.html

ocz, intel, kingston.. u jelly?

ionusX
I'm fairly sure all these other companies could release a SSD of just about any size if they wanted to, it's a question of price point at this time... SSDs are just memory chips on a circuit board. The more memory per chip -> the higher the price.
#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

And kingston are releasing a 1TB USB flash drive.

The 512GB version is $1700. I wonder how much the 1TB will cost.

#4 Posted by Horgen (111204 posts) -

And kingston are releasing a 1TB USB flash drive.

The 512GB version is $1700. I wonder how much the 1TB will cost.

kraken2109
More than my gaming rig, and I bought that one in Norway, that's hella expensive.
#5 Posted by MonsieurX (31702 posts) -
Weren't there already 960 gb SSD? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227665
#6 Posted by zaku101 (4407 posts) -

Weren't there already 960 gb SSD? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227665MonsieurX

That's a PCI-E version, they made a normal SATA version.

#7 Posted by Amster_G (4290 posts) -

The 512GB version is $1700.

kraken2109

Why? You can get a number of different 512GB solid state drives like like $500.

#8 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18418 posts) -

And kingston are releasing a 1TB USB flash drive.

The 512GB version is $1700. I wonder how much the 1TB will cost.

kraken2109
Exactly.. no one would pay that. Id rather get an external hard drive for MUCH cheaper.
#9 Posted by ravenguard90 (3064 posts) -

I'm interested to see which controller they're using for this drive... AFAIK, Sandforce controllers deteriorate in performance at capacities >240GB.

#10 Posted by MonsieurX (31702 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Weren't there already 960 gb SSD? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227665zaku101

That's a PCI-E version, they made a normal SATA version.

Missed that part :P
#11 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

SSDs are just memory chips on a circuit board.Krigen89

With controllers and drivers to control everything and make sure everything runs as it is suppose to.

The more memory per chip -> the higher the price.Krigen89

Not necessarily... You can also use different types of NAND, SLC, MLC, TLC, and that won't impact the price too much.
You can also use more effificient manufacturing to produce larger capacities into the same diesize, or smaller.

#12 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

The 512GB version is $1700.

Amster_G

Why? You can get a number of different 512GB solid state drives like like $500.

No idea.
#13 Posted by JohnF111 (14122 posts) -
I'll take 5 of them... Hell I only need one but I could use a doorstop and some paperweights.
#14 Posted by Amster_G (4290 posts) -

[QUOTE="Amster_G"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

The 512GB version is $1700.

kraken2109

Why? You can get a number of different 512GB solid state drives like like $500.

No idea.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=512gb&x=0&y=0

There's a whole list of them...

#15 Posted by Blicen (1810 posts) -
I'll take 5 of them... Hell I only need one but I could use a doorstop and some paperweights.JohnF111
This, but it also will have to be able to walk my dog.
#16 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="Amster_G"]

Why? You can get a number of different 512GB solid state drives like like $500.

Amster_G

No idea.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=512gb&x=0&y=0

There's a whole list of them...

Well if they think they can sell them for that price they will ask for that price.
#17 Posted by Marfoo (5994 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

The 512GB version is $1700.

Amster_G

Why? You can get a number of different 512GB solid state drives like like $500.

So you can swallow it incase you get captured. Or you know, hide it... somewhere. :P

#18 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9462 posts) -

I'm interested to see which controller they're using for this drive... AFAIK, Sandforce controllers deteriorate in performance at capacities >240GB.

ravenguard90

I have an Intel 240GB and it loses alot of loading speed past 40% full.

Sure sandforce is fast untill you get about half full then it sucks. I really don't get why no one else can make a better contoller.

My old Intel X25M 80GB loads almost as fast as my 520. Kinda sad...

#19 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

All for the very low price of 999.99

Why not just run 4 256GB Crucial M4 in raid for $800

#20 Posted by Byshop (12888 posts) -

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-Byshop

#21 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

Good to see the larger drives appearing, even if it means it will still be a few years before they come down to a sensible price point to buy them. Tech companies will like to grab the headlines to say they were first to market, even if at that price there is almost no-one willing to buy it.

All for the very low price of 999.99

Why not just run 4 256GB Crucial M4 in raid for $800

James161324

4 disks together does not mean RAID, and if you did RAID those 4 together you wouldn't have 1TB of storage space. If you want Performance you lose space by striping the disks, and if you want Protection you lose space for redundancy.

#22 Posted by kraken2109 (13237 posts) -

Good to see the larger drives appearing, even if it means it will still be a few years before they come down to a sensible price point to buy them. Tech companies will like to grab the headlines to say they were first to market, even if at that price there is almost no-one willing to buy it.

[QUOTE="James161324"]

All for the very low price of 999.99

Why not just run 4 256GB Crucial M4 in raid for $800

Avenger1324

4 disks together does not mean RAID, and if you did RAID those 4 together you wouldn't have 1TB of storage space. If you want Performance you lose space by striping the disks, and if you want Protection you lose space for redundancy.

RAID0 doesn't lose space
#23 Posted by Marfoo (5994 posts) -
[QUOTE="Avenger1324"]

Good to see the larger drives appearing, even if it means it will still be a few years before they come down to a sensible price point to buy them. Tech companies will like to grab the headlines to say they were first to market, even if at that price there is almost no-one willing to buy it.

[QUOTE="James161324"]

All for the very low price of 999.99

Why not just run 4 256GB Crucial M4 in raid for $800

kraken2109

4 disks together does not mean RAID, and if you did RAID those 4 together you wouldn't have 1TB of storage space. If you want Performance you lose space by striping the disks, and if you want Protection you lose space for redundancy.

RAID0 doesn't lose space

That's what I was thinking, you lose space when you mirror or add parity. So RAID 1,5,10 would lose space, but not 0 (besides what's necessary to keep the file table or whatever, basically insignificant though.)
#24 Posted by Byshop (12888 posts) -

RAID0 doesn't lose spaceMarfoo
That's what I was thinking, you lose space when you mirror or add parity. So RAID 1,5,10 would lose space, but not 0 (besides what's necessary to keep the file table or whatever, basically insignificant though.)

Yeah, a four disk SSD stripe would be cheaper and stupidly fast. If you have an Intel series 7 mobo with TRIM support you'd be looking at something north of 1 GIGABYTE per second transfer rates. :)

So which is more imporant? $200 or 3 of your SATA ports? :)

-Byshop

#25 Posted by Snaptrap (2186 posts) -

For large SSD's, PCIe is the way to go. I have my eyes set on the RAIDR Express from Asus.