SSDs are currently 5x the cost of their mechanical brethren: $7.5/GB compared to $1.4/GB for HDDs. Even by 2010, Samsung (backed by DataQuest research) still estimates at least a 3.x gap: $1.9/GB for SSDs vs $0.6/GB for HDDs according to Hwang's law.
Supertalent has launched 256GB SSD drives
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched a pair of 256GB Serial ATA (SATA) solid state drives (SSDs). Super Talent’s new FSD56GC35M is 100% interchangeable with standard 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives, but offers all the advantages of an SSD including greater resistance to shock and vibration, significantly lower power consumption and faster performance.
STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC) today announced the industry's first multi-level cell (MLC)-based solid state drive: the MACH8-MLC.
The MACH8-MLC is available in two models: 2.5" with capacity up to 512GB (in 15mm) and 256GB (in 9.5mm), and 1.8" up to 128GB (in 7mm) and 64GB (in 5mm). Detailed pricing is available upon request. Sales information is available at http://www.stec-inc.com, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (949) 476-1180
STEC pricing is supposedly at $5/GB now and is targeting $2/GB by the end of 2009.
PRICING as of Dec 11, 2007
SUPER TALENT FSD28GC25M (128GB) 2.5" Internal Solid state disk - Retail$3,299.00
SAMSUNG MCBOE32G8APR-0XA00 1.8" 32GB IDE Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - OEM $430
Samsung's SSD site and 64GB SSD drive
Programmable metallization cell (nano-ionic) memory could be a competitor to flash in 2009.
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