Hitachi Solid-State Drives are coming

By Emil ยท 28 replies
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has published an image of its upcoming enterprise Solid-State Drive (SSD) on its website, according to Xbit Labs. Hitachi's SSDs have Intel NAND flash memory and SSD technology inside. Hitachi and Intel announced their plan to jointly work on enterprise-class SSDs in late 2008. The first products were slated for the first half of 2010, but have been delayed to the second half of the year, likely due to the economic recess...

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  2. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Yay bring on the SSD awesomeness. Less enterprise more commercial though so we can get prices to drop. It's going to be difficult to get people to switch to SSD though considering the insanely great deals on HDDs per GB vs SSD.
  3. Nexus7Model

    Nexus7Model TS Rookie

    Boot to an SSD but store to HDD will become a popular option. Win/Win!
  4. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    The more compagnies into this business the more they make good products and the cheeper thay get.

    Cant wait to get my hands on a SSD for Boot and gamming. But i have to say OCZ PCI SSD really impressed me Hope more developpement will go that way.
  5. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    The larger the available pool of ssd's, the better.
  6. Flipcharm

    Flipcharm TS Rookie

    No price tag? Not even approximate?
  7. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    OCZ Z-drive! I want one, but I don't think many people, myself, can afford to drop $1k on a SSD.
  8. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Enthusiast Posts: 94

    Isn't Hitachi part of Panasonic? As I remember a while ago they decided to change Hitachi to Panasonic. Is it still going to happen or not?
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,673   +1,105

    Maybe they'll actually make something competitive. I'm still waiting for prices to drop to an reasonable price range before buying one. (at least where i live - things tend to be much more expensive than other places here)
  10. RebelFlag

    RebelFlag TS Addict Posts: 147   +78

    Hopefully this will help lead to a price drop, and also hopefully these will be better drives than the old Hitachi DeathStar drives.
  11. kazarm

    kazarm TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I would rellay like an SSD, but i refuse to pay the current prices.
    When the price for a system drive (120GB) is close to $100 I will consider it.
  12. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 76

    Agreed but for $100 you can get a 1 TB HDD. I think I'd like to see SSD's with around 300-400 GB for that price and I might consider one.
  13. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    True :) . However, when the SSD $/GbB-ratio reach those of HHD's, then we'll probably se full-SSD computers a lot more. Possibly more often than HDD-PC's. Who knows? Maybe HDD-SSD configurations are here to stay?
  14. there gona keep prices high for a while because they can and they will still make money off it if you want the cheap option you goto stick with mechanical.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Quit shopping wherever you are shopping. You can get 2TB drives for less than $100 now.
  16. This separate drives will continually get cheaper as they are based on Silicon. Just slightly different to ram memory really, using Spoors law, the number of transistors doubles every 18 months. This is still likely to be the case with these devices. Also like any Chip based fabricated device they become insanely cheap after the initial R&D and tape out is done. No reason why they should nt get 1/2 the price and faster with every iteration. Poor old Hard drives are mechanical, difficult to get any new tech in there. Good for Large Storage, backup. I see EVERY disk being a RAid1 internally at some point, for safety s sake, and to mop up the excess capacity. SSD will be integrated onto the motherboard. And I will be a hero, just for one day!
  17. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Yea another price war here
  18. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    yeah.....that sounds logical, but what if u usually run more apps and games than your ssd can contain?......lets hope for prices drops then.
  19. stbecker

    stbecker TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I keep hoping that SSD's will drop in price significantly. Reality is that this will be a long time before prices effectively push platters into history.
  20. Hargert

    Hargert TS Rookie

    Not much of an announcement but glad to see SSD drives are starting to come to the masses. Looking forward to seeing pricing and performance data when they come out.
  21. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    With more SSD drives coming out on the market the faster the prices will fall. So, approximately a year from now, we all gonna have SSD's. It's about time. yeeee :)
  22. Hargert

    Hargert TS Rookie

    I doubt that it will happen that quickly as others have said the price per GB on platters is just too great for SSD to match any time soon.
  23. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    the way SSD price are still coming down, it's not too late to come into the game, we could always use more competition :)
  24. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    This is what we need to get SSD prices down. All of the major HD makers with SSD drives should make them more affordable. I would very much like to get an SSD for my boot drive but I still can't justify the cost.
  25. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Idk... I'd love more hybrids first instead...

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