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Toshiba Starts Sampling 256GB Solid State Drives

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  1. malware New Member

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    After announcing its quarter terabyte 1.8-inch mobile hard drives yesterday, Toshiba is now pleased to inform that it has begun sampling 256-gigabyte (GB) SSDs and new small-sized Flash Modules for netbook computers and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). Working samples of both SSDs are available now, but mass production is expected in 4Q, 2008. The upcoming 2.5-inch drives use MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash chips that deliver maximum read speed of 120MB/s and maximum write speed of 70MB/s, via a high speed SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. In addition Toshiba will start manufacturing new flash modules fabricated on a 50mm x 30mm platform that offer a maximum read and write speeds of 80MB/s and 50MB/s, respectively. They will also be compatible with the SATA interface and come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models. The fast growing market for netbook PCs, UMPCs, mobile and peripheral applications will widely adopt them upon availability. The new drives will be showcased at the CEATEC in Makuhari, Japan, from September 30 to October 4, 2008. No word on pricing yet.

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  2. Mussels

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    mmmm usable size SSD's.... do want.
     
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    Glad to see they are getting to be decent size, just scared to see the price of this one.
     
  4. Drac

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    Not the fastest but the size is impressive
     
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    i am notcing that the using standert ram capacity ?
    not anny more like 250 gb but 256?
     
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    yes SSD's are using REAL sizes.

    Hopefully they wont have the crap of mechanical drives, where they use decimal gigs. (thats why post format, a 750GB drive is more like 720GB)
     
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    Yes! When they say 256 GB , it actually means 256 000 000 000 bytes. This is ~ 238GB (1KB=1024Bytes, 1MB=1024KB, 1GB=1024MB). Look in your local disk properties. That's simple mathematics folks.
     
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  8. Zubasa

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    Its actually ~238 GiB:p

    SSD are build from flash memory therefore this is truely 256GiB in capacity.
     
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    now this is great news indeed!!! cant wait to get one of these babies....
     

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