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    Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    And is working on a 5TB model for launch later this quarter.
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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Expensive but finally caught up with HDD sizes.

    It's now a matter of time
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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Currently Fixstars sells the 3TB SSD-3000M, and 1TB SSD-1000M and will be launching a 5TB version called the 5000M before Q1 2015 is over. If you are wondering about pricing, the Fixstars order quote page lists a base price of US$990 + tax for the 1TB SSD-1000M.
    Just schlepped over the Best Buy site and they'll sell you a 960GB Transcend for $479, or Amazon US have a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo for $419, so I'm less than impressed with the Fixstars pricing.

    Think I'll wait until the major players, (Samsung, Sandisk, Crucial, etc), get the >1TB drives out there. By the way Amazon US' price for the 2TB Sandisk is $2960.54, so the prices will have to fall (a lot!) before I'm interested.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    this is great news! so it shouldn't be too long till I can replace my 3 x 2tb drives in my laptop with 3 x 5tb SSD's, more space and much faster speed. or a new laptop with just a couple of 5tb SSD's would be pretty amazing too, as laptops that allow you to use 3 HDD's aren't so common and my current 17" does weigh a tonne

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Yet we can't get 1TB on a M.2 stick

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Yet we can't get 1TB on a M.2 stick
    Take it up with the corps. Samsung had a 1TB mSATA SSD. Now they won't even sell their PCI-E M.2 SSDs to the public. There's no good reason that's preventing them from releasing bigger SSDs, just incompetence or greed.

    Sod the lot of them.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post
    Take it up with the corps. Samsung had a 1TB mSATA SSD. Now they won't even sell their PCI-E M.2 SSDs to the public. There's no good reason that's preventing them from releasing bigger SSDs, just incompetence or greed.

    Sod the lot of them.
    Probably to do with cost of additional SKUs, prices dropping constantly and how worthwhile it is to them.
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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Yet we can't get 1TB on a M.2 stick
    Take it up with the corps. Samsung had a 1TB mSATA SSD. Now they won't even sell their PCI-E M.2 SSDs to the public. There's no good reason that's preventing them from releasing bigger SSDs, just incompetence or greed.

    Sod the lot of them.
    Greed of course

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Never heard of them. No point in taking a risk!

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    I'll take the risk if Hexus pop one of these into a competition. :-D

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    To manufacture the SSD-3000M 3TB SSD Fixstars says it used flash memory designed for use in "small-scale mobile devices," fitting them into a standard 2.5-inch form factor "free of heat and performance issues".
    Sounds like they're clustering eMMC chips. Cheap, not particularly reliable (low binned NAND ends up in eMMC), and slow as hell for random reads/writes.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    I'll stick with spinning rust for long term stuff. Getting anything back from an SSD that dies is damn near impossible. At least with HDD you have some chance.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    I'll stick with spinning rust for long term stuff. Getting anything back from an SSD that dies is damn near impossible. At least with HDD you have some chance.
    With both SSDs and HDDs that die, the best recovery is the backup disk. You do *have* a backup disk don't you?!

    It's a question that I ask myself every time I lose a drive. It hasn't always been "Yes", let alone "yes, of course!". Sometimes it's been "Well, yes, in theory, but, er, I ran out of space and started deleting stuff". ;o)

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    I'll stick with spinning rust for long term stuff. Getting anything back from an SSD that dies is damn near impossible. At least with HDD you have some chance.
    Maybe slightly off-topic but I think Steve Gibson's Spinwrite product actually works for SSD's too - so doesn't prevent a dead SSD, but might at least give you some heads-up.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    Finally, a 3TB ssd. The downside is a $990 price tag just for the 1RB variant. What a joke, bearing in mind you can purchase a Samsung 1TB ssd for £260 from Amazon. A year ago, I read a Hexus report that Sandisk were going to release SSD's in the following sizes - 2TB, 4TB and 8TB by the end of 2014. Well it is now almost the end of February 2015 and still nowt from Sandisk. BTW, the Fixstar 1TB and 3TB ssd use the same MLC-NAND controller as the Samsung ssd's. So why the massive price mark up?.

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    Re: Fixstars launches 3TB capacity 2.5-inch SATA3 SSD

    So $990 is £650, or thereabouts. Add 20% VAT and you get £780

    1TB Samsung SSD is £260, times 3 is £780

    I don't get your point.

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