Originally Posted by timtofly
What was the size and price of the ones you use in your laptops?
They have no moving parts, thus they are quieter. They are also faster. I did not mean to paint a picture of heat being an issue, but an issue to hurdle. I should not have downplayed price, since to the consumer that is the biggest hurdle. I think that it has taken about 5 years to bring the 3Tb drives out as "externals". I suppose we will have to wait and make a better comparison when they do come out with external 3Tb Solid State Drives.
120Gb & 160Gb. One was under $300 and the other was over $300.
Since a Intel OEM not retail box 320Series 600Gb is $1099.99
And a OCZ Talos R Series 800GB 3.5" SAS 6Gb/s MLC Enterprise Solid State Disk TRSAK352-0800 is $2,999.99 (Not even a more expensive SLC design!!)
I'm not seeing 3TB in the near future. For at least a few years I see SSDs being where speed beats price. As Boot Drives in conjunction with Traditional Data drive.
When we start seeing 1TB Flash Drives and at a reasonable price then a 3TB SSD becomes more likely.
Right Now a Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB 256 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive. Kingston 310 DT310 256GB - $799 On Sale at tigerdirect
and $738.40 somewhere else. Not a bargain.
The other main use is in laptops where weight and speed and longer battery life is desired. HP has been touting one model that has up to 34 hours of run time on a charge. SSD, LED Screen Larger battery etc.