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News BitMicro plans 5TB SSDs with TALINO-DE controller

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 18 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I dread to think how much a 5TB SSD would cost.
    Nice to know it can be done though.
     
  3. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    I am kind of guessing here but I have a feeling this would cost around £2k for a single drive, but if they can get it cheap enough and fast enough then it could take off for normal people but I see it more as a business drive than residential.
     
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    As the current SSD price averages out as just above £1-per-gigabyte you are way off the money. This is an enterprise level, extremely specialised bit of kit - as we're playing the guessing game today I'm guessing £10k for a 5TB.
     
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    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I'm waiting for the day I can a fford a 500GB SSD so I can clone my laptop HDD to it and use the SSD instead.
     
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    Can you clone a 500GB drive with 120GB data on it to a 256GB SSD?
     
  7. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Yes
     
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    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Yeah most software will do a proportional clone, where it will shrink the size of the partition's to fit the new disk.

    One thing I have never really looked at or tried yet as I have not got my 2nd 120GB ssd is cloning from a non raided drive to 2 raided drives.
     
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    "Promoses" and "promises" and "promises".. They always promise something but it's about a time if they already came out? There had to be 1TB SSDs coming but where are they. For a year I read articles like this but we still don't see anything on the market.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know. Now my laptop is out of warrenty, I might try it.
    Guess I'll need an SSD and a caddy so I can clone the existing drive via USB.
     
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    uerseya Covered in rock wool

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    I'd suggest a nice clean install would be the way to go, back up all your data and programs, and get Windows 7 on there, plus with an SSD it's always a good idea to have a full back up of all your data just in case anyways.
     
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    Awesome & very pleased progress is rolling :clap: but I'd take a wild guess the drives might cost about £20,000 or more :hehe: Holy moly :eeek::D.
     
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    Erm. Random question for people to answer:

    We've got 2.5" form factor SSDs. How come they haven't invented 3.5" SSDs? Is it because OEMs mostly use SSDs in laptops? Or just the rest of the drive manufacturers being slow? Or does it simply not scale that well at all?
     
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer...48gb/solid-state-drives-(ssd-35-525)-64gb-1tb

    I assume because there is no need to make it so big, and to make all compatible with laptops
     
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    Yes, pleased to see that. Obviously unaffordable for the average PC enthusiast right now, (unless you're a lottery winner who doesn't mind being silly with money) but these things always filter down eventually.

    If 5TB enterprise drives are available in Q2 this year, I reckon affordable 1TB+ drives could easily be with us by or before 2014. That may seem a while, but at least we can see actual, real, working products on the horizon now...
     
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    Yeah, but comparing that to the 2.5" page at scan...

    the 3.5" are lagging in size and speed. You would think that even if they can't compete in speed. surely they should be able to manage larger (and not yet go the path of PCI-E.)
     
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    I find your last paragraph, "Are you pleased to see companies working on expanding the capacity of solid-state storage devices, or will it take a commercially available product - at an affordable price - before you start jumping for joy? Share your thoughts over in the forums", to be quite ludicrous.
    Who among us is NOT happy that companies are continually performing R&D?
    Will we be happier when a company actually produces such a device? Are you kidding or what?
    Tell me something, are you being paid by the word for spouting such nonsense? If so, then, pal, you just ain't worth it!
     
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    I find it interesting that the overwhelming majority of your recent posts have been extremely negative, with many verging on abusive. Tell me: if reading this site is causing you such obvious anguish, why do you put yourself through the pain?
     
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