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The summer weather may be crap, but Samsung and STEC are sizzling: they have both announced new solid state drives at the Flash Memory Summit. Samsung's PM830 is a 6Gbit/s SATA interface SSD with 18GB, 256GB , and 512GB capacities. It uses toggle DDR mode and ships out sequential data reads at 500MB/sec and ships in sequential …

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Writer's block...

"The summer weather may be crap, but Samsung and STEC are sizzling"

Or, oh hell, how do I introduce yet another boring SSD press release. I know, a nice seasonal metaphor....

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All very well

When are the prices going to come down? A 500% premium over HDDs is a bit of a downer.

-A.

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Coat

Likely....

...when HDDs are on par with SSD performance perhaps? There's a reason Core i7s cost more than Core i3s. Same applies to the performance difference for SSDs vs HDDs. Horses for courses and all that.

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Unhappy

Of course....

I'll start getting 'excited' when SSD's no longer need 2nd mortgages to buy!

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