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64 and 128 GigaByte Solid State Drives, Now We’re Getting Somewhere

June 4th, 2007 at 9:00 PM (17 years ago) by Matt Freedman

SanDisk and PNY have both announced the latest additions to their Solid State Drives (SSD) line. SanDisk with a 1.8 inch 64 GB UATA (Ultra ATA) SSD, and a 2.5 inch 64 GB SATA (Serial ATA) SSD. Then, PNY with the considerably larger 2.5 inch 128 GB SATA SSD. Now, this is progress. Finally, Solid State Drives are now being made in more “acceptable” sizes. Previously, you were only able to buy them in 32 GB sizes.

If you’re not familiar with Solid State Drives, they are basically a Hard Drive without any moving part. Elaborating even more on that, it’s basically a bunch of sticks of super-fast, non-volatile (well, sometimes volatile is used, but not for home-use) RAM, put into a standard-hard-drive-sized container. If you want the specifics on SSDs, check out the WikiPedia Page on it.

SanDisk’s SSDs are available now, and PNY’s SSDs will be available in the 3rd quarter of this year. Currently, SanDisk’s SSDs are only being shipped to OEMs. Of, course, that’s not to say you can’t buy one, of course someone is selling them to end-users.

SSDs have almost come to the point where you don’t just use them for the OS and Programs and store your files on a normal SATA Drive. Soon, you’ll be able to have enough room on it to take advantage of the super-fast access times to store all your files on (not to mention the fast boot times 😀 ).

Probably once they get to like 250 GBs and become cheaper, they’ll start to be used more. I’ll probably even buy one when they get bigger, and come down in price. 😀

Source: CrunchGear.

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