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Well I don’t think many folks will be ordering up a $5,950 SSD drive when SuperTalent offers the FSD56GC25H next month. Actually, you probably couldn’t even if you wanted to as the 256 GB of storage will be sold directly to OEMs. The big claim to […]

Supertalent_drive_edited1Well I don’t think many folks will be ordering up a $5,950 SSD drive when SuperTalent offers the FSD56GC25H next month. Actually, you probably couldn’t even if you wanted to as the 256 GB of storage will be sold directly to OEMs. The big claim to fame here is was in the press release I received last night: it’s the thinnest 256 GB Solid State Disk in the world, measuring in at 12.5 mm in height. Truth-be-told, that is pretty thin considering the drives in most UMPCs are around 8 or 9 mm.This is a 2.5-inch form factor so it’s geared towards notebooks. Transfer speeds are pretty solid at 65 MBps read and 50 MBps write for sequential data. The 0.1 ms access time is pretty spiffy too, but really: how many notebook makers are going to offer this as a $6,000 option plus some markup? If you’re remotely interested you can catch all of the detailed specs in this product PDF. I’ll save my money and pass for now.

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  1. obo? I’ll give you $599 and not a penny more. Well, maybe $603.79 with a last-second sniper bid. :-)

    The spec sheet doesn’t show it, but I’m curious about random write speed.

    The introduction of a 256 GB card demonstrates that technology keeps advancing. Why aren’t prices dropping and availability improving for 48GB and 64GB SSDs?

  2. I’ll wait ’till 2014 when the Moore’s law predict this will cost $375…

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