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Crucial's M500 SSD now available for less than $0.60 per gigabyte

By Shawn Knight
Apr 10, 2013
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  1. Back in January during the Consumer Electronics Show, Micron unveiled the M500 solid state drive as a successor to the dated M4. The line, which uses the latest 20-nanometer multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash technology, is now available for purchase...

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  2. Still years away of throwing HDDs for good ...
     
  3. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TS Member Posts: 65   +7

    Boing
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Good news. This drive was benchmarked by AnandTech and it was slower than competitors. Hopefully future firmware updates will fix this, but at this moment, all the drive does is set a standard for future SSDs. This will drive competitors to lower prices and improve capacity to compete. It isnt speed that catches peoples eye with this drive. It is the though that you can get 960GB for the price of a competiting 500GB one.
     
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,587   +397

    Why do only some SSD's in the TechSpot Product Finder have their capacities listed?
     

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