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Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drives

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Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now offers the most extensive line of SSDs in the industry with 8, 16, and 32GB SSDs for low-density designs and 64, 128 and 256GB alternatives for the higher densities.

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I want one, but that is going to be stupidly expensive.

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I going to get one... next year :)
 

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I'm saving for the Fusion IO drive.

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Maybe I'm just picky but i probably won't end up getting one until they're in the 1024gb territory for around $350. Could be a long wait :p
 
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Well given the number of years it's going to take before they come down in price, i was assuming that the size of games will continue to increase to ridiculous proportions. Won't be surprised if games start eating up 25gb of hard drive space in the near future.
 

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I can't remember which one it was that is already slated to consume 18 GiB of space. I'd say we'll hit 25 within a year from now.


Hard drives have a base cost (cost of the platters, general circuitry, casing, heads, etc.) and once you get beyond that base cost, you're paying for precision and therefore density. That's why hard drives of enormous capacity are relatively cheap and usually fall in price rather quick when something bigger comes out.

Solid state drives, on the other hand, have an increased cost in production with increased density. Right now, the density is increasing faster than Moore's Law dictates it shrinks. The result is extremely high prices due to high cost of manufacturing and improvements to process aren't keeping up. Simply put, I can't see a 1 TiB drive becoming affordable for a very long time (at least for sure until dies shrink a lot). SSD is certainly an improvement on long term storage from HDD but, I can't see the technology ever replacing their old metal bretheran. We'll need something that sticks to Moore's Law for that to happen.
 
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GTA IV (PC) will be 18GB
 

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Vanguard is one game that is already over 20 GB and it is 2 years old now. I bought a 32 GB OCZ SSD to put it on and the speed difference is phenomenal.
 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, age of conan is 3 dvds and 32 gig is taken up on your HDD. :)
 
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, age of conan is 3 dvds and 32 gig is taken up on your HDD. :)
Lol if you're an MMO fan.
Install the following games:
WoW + expansions
FFXI + expansions
AoC
Guild wars

You've just filled 90-100gb. XD
 
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i like samsung ssd but it still expensive