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Kingston: Behold the 1-terabyte flash drive - The end of RAID cards?

post #1 of 14
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From Kingston:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57562725-93/kingston-behold-the-1-terabyte-flash-drive/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

If Flash drives will be available in these kinds of capacities...do we just need a bunch of USB ports and or add-in cards with a bunch of USB ports? smile.gif
post #2 of 14
At $1,750 for the 512GB model, the answer to all of your questions is an emphatic NO!
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by vladd View Post

At $1,750 for the 512GB model, the answer to all of your questions is an emphatic NO!

eh...minor detail...tongue.gif

Right now we're talking the embryo stage, not even infancy. Give it a year or two. I still remember buying 1GB flash drives for almost $50. If I extrapolate that price to 1000GB..... wink.gif
post #4 of 14
Yup. I'll change my answer in a couple of years. wink.gif
post #5 of 14
Lol
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by vladd View Post

At $1,750 for the 512GB model, the answer to all of your questions is an emphatic NO!

This smile.gif

Using a simple doubling of $3500 for 1TB (likely to be more) you could build a 8 drive 4TB striped volume + LSI fastpath controller for about the same.
A lot more useful to those that both care about transfer speeds and would actually spend several thousand on solid state storage wink.gif

Seems like a glorified tech demo, otherwise a 2.5" 1TB USB 3.0 drive is a little more than a hundred bucks.
post #7 of 14
Hmmm, ultra-portable porn.
post #8 of 14
Without reading the article, somehow i doubt that those flash drives can reach SSD level speeds anyway, and with harddiscs going 4TB and 5TB in the future, its still a lot more affordable for storage.
So unless you really need ultra-portable storage, there are probably better solutions for your storage needs.
post #9 of 14

I have a Thumb drive on a new rig that thru USB 3.0 does
READ 200mb/s WRITE 40mb/s

my SSD running on SATA III does
READ 497mb/s WRITE 426mb/s

so agreed flash drives and USB 3.0 has a ways to go to catch up to SSD speeds
and by the time they do, we will prob have SATA IV

post #10 of 14
Spend a lot less and just get a 1TB SSD instead:

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $599
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147251


Or a PCIe based one (much faster):

OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 X2 series PCI-E 960GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)-RVD3X2-FHPX4-960G 8 GB-s Slim $1626
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-RevoDrive-PCI-Express--RVD3X2-FHPX4-960G/dp/B0058RECRM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382880961&sr=8-1&keywords=revodrive+3+x2+960gb


If you wait, you can buy a very fast SSD by Kingston that is 4TB large. Not yet for sale, though:

http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/viking-displays-12gbs-4tb-ssd-design-flash-memory-summit-2013-update/


Interestingly enough, Kingston also has what they call a SATADIMM - a SATA drive placed into an unused memory slot! It draws power from the DIMM slot but no data is sent that way. Instead, it sends DATA over a SATA cable to your normal SATA slot. They make them up to 480GB in size.
http://www.vikingtechnology.com/satadimm-ssd
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post #12 of 14

That sounds more like the replacement for optical media, not the next harddisk tech
post #13 of 14

These were actually closer to making the market than the crystals

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/126179-is-holographic-storage-finally-coming-to-market

but sadly this company InPhase ran out of money :)
and company that took over hvault.com doesn't look any closer to having something either.

SSD's appear to be with us for awhile

post #14 of 14
I like it
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