Toshiba prepping 256 GB SSD drives

Toshiba256gbssdI know I’m in the minority when I say 80 GB is more than plenty for me in a netbook, so the rest of you should be happy with the news out of Toshiba. They’re sampling a new 256 GB Solid State Disk drive that’s plenty small enough in size, but relatively huge in capacity. The SATA-interface drive takes up the same footprint as a standard 2.5-inch drive, but Toshiba kept the height down to a mere 3 millimeters.Tosh claims we’ll see transfer reads up to 120 MBps and writes at 70 MBps. Mass production starts in the fourth quarter of this year, so I’m sure we’ll see and hear about devices with this drive at CES in January. No price yet, but Toshiba is following the trend by going with the cheaper Multi-Level Cell technology on these bad boys which appear geared towards notebooks but I suspect some netbook modders will be tempted to play with these.

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