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    Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Entry-level price, decent performance.
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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Something wrong in the table? Model name and capacity appear to be out of synch. I can't believe there is a 50% overhead.

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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by MorrisR View Post
    Something wrong in the table? Model name and capacity appear to be out of synch. I can't believe there is a 50% overhead.
    Also, the top of the conclusion, the 250GB model doesn't retail at £160, the 500GB does.

    All in all, good review though.
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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Steadily improving price/capacity then! Less than 8x as expensive now as 2.5" HDDs - more importantly, looking to replace them in storage density also (is 1TB really the max 2.5" density?). A little way to go in the 3.5" market, considerably >10x as expensive.

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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Steadily improving price/capacity then! Less than 8x as expensive now as 2.5" HDDs - more importantly, looking to replace them in storage density also (is 1TB really the max 2.5" density?).
    No 1TB is definitely not the limit for 2.5" form factor, with a few people doing >1TB drives, although you seem to need (a) SAS connections for most and (b) pretty deep pockets; if you want one of these.
    SanDisk 2TB Optimus Eco 6Gb/s SAS 2.5" SSD, MLC, Up to 500MBs Throughput, Limited 5 Year Warranty (Amazon US)
    "SanDisk Optimus Max 4TB SAS SSD Announced" (Storagereview)
    And some US company called Foremay is PR'ing SATA 4TB and 8TB 2.5" drives, (details available in this PR PDF)
    Although given that the 2TB Sandisk is being sold through Amazon at a shade more than US$3000, I'd shudder to think what a 4TB, never mind 8TB, would go for!
    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    A little way to go in the 3.5" market, considerably >10x as expensive.
    I thought the focus was on the 2.5" FF - mainly because (I'm guessing) it's easy to sell those the builders of Ultrabooks and Bladeservers.

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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Got one of these for £135 from Amazon about a month ago, absolutely awesome drive for the money 8)

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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    No 1TB is definitely not the limit for 2.5" form factor, with a few people doing >1TB drives, although you seem to need (a) SAS connections for most and (b) pretty deep pockets; if you want one of these.
    SanDisk 2TB Optimus Eco 6Gb/s SAS 2.5" SSD, MLC, Up to 500MBs Throughput, Limited 5 Year Warranty (Amazon US)
    "SanDisk Optimus Max 4TB SAS SSD Announced" (Storagereview)
    And some US company called Foremay is PR'ing SATA 4TB and 8TB 2.5" drives, (details available in this PR PDF)
    Although given that the 2TB Sandisk is being sold through Amazon at a shade more than US$3000, I'd shudder to think what a 4TB, never mind 8TB, would go for!

    I thought the focus was on the 2.5" FF - mainly because (I'm guessing) it's easy to sell those the builders of Ultrabooks and Bladeservers.
    To rephrase that question, is 1TB really the max for spinning rust HDDs?
    A quick look on Scan didn't show any 2.5" HDDs with more than 1TB storage.

    Yes I know no-one makes 3.5" SSDs, but 2.5" SSDs are replacing 3.5" HDDs which is what I was alluding to

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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    I believe there are plenty of 2TB 2.5 Inch HDDs
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    Re: Crucial BX100 500GB SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    To rephrase that question, is 1TB really the max for spinning rust HDDs?
    A quick look on Scan didn't show any 2.5" HDDs with more than 1TB storage.
    Hmm, okay picked you up wrong. Actually there are 1TB+ 2.5" HDDs on Scan "Samsung/Seagate ST2000LM003 2TB Spinpoint M9T 2.5" SATA3 Hard Drive" and "Western Digital WD20NPVX Green 2TB 2.5" SATA 3 Hard Drive"
    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Yes I know no-one makes 3.5" SSDs, but 2.5" SSDs are replacing 3.5" HDDs which is what I was alluding to
    Actually no-one seems to do 3.5" SSD's now but I've read info suggesting that this is purely a supply-and-demand situation. The 2.5" drives are more flexible (i.e. they fit in a large range of products, laptops, ultrabooks, blade servers, etc) so it makes commercial sense to do them instead. And I'll agree wholeheartedly that the 2.5" SSDs are replacing 3.5" HDDs. If I could afford a 1TB SSD then all my OS/apps/user data would be on non-spinny storage, leaving only the backup drive on "spinning rust"

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