The capacity is good news, but the read/write speeds aren't up to current Samsung SSDs in recent Apple MacBook Pros and Mac Pros.
On my MacBook the 1TB SSD read/write speeds are 870/940 MB/s. https://twitter.com/Alex4D/statuses/395711308156256256
SanDisk has announced a new 4TB flash drive, double the capacity of the biggest solid-state drive available today. The 4TB Optimus MAX – which sounds like the big bad brother of an Optimus Prime toy – follows the 2TB Optimus Eco, a technology SanDisk acquired when it bought SMART Storage. The new SSD can take three full drive …
> I would advise tightening your sphincter in advance.
The current "2TB" (but more like 1.6TB) drive is currently on sale for about two/two-and-a-half grand sterling, compared to £350 for the 1TB M550.
I'm one of those people waiting out for 2TB+ "consumer" SSDs rather than these rather ludicrous enterprisey drives if only so I can get the last chunk of centripetalised oxides out of my main workstation... here's hoping the next generation of Marvell controllers will enable Crucial to make a ~2TB M550 floggable for under a grand.
Still, nice to see manufacturers making capacity increases via controller and flash advancements rather than the internal-RAID0'd-and-a-hojillion-bridge-chips hacks of yesteryear.
Nice info there. I was thinking (naively mind) why this is much "news" as adding additional drives to bolster overall capacity is little problem for most. But as you say, if it's via proper controllers it will have real speed and usability improvements... though currently at a massive cost.
Why not just get more of the smaller drives?
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