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1TB SSD Crammed Into Swiss Army Knife, Costs $3000

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January 22, 2012 4:10:14 AM

epic crammage!
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January 22, 2012 4:11:53 AM

Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[
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January 22, 2012 4:21:23 AM

ikyung said:
Where is the blades the scissor and screwdriver :[

as pictures in the ssd =]
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January 22, 2012 4:49:53 AM

Oh boy do I WANT..
Except 3k is well.. you know.. A "LITTLE" too much. Just a "LITTLE" -.-
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January 22, 2012 4:59:04 AM

$3000? Expensive "knife"...
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January 22, 2012 5:02:40 AM

I dropped my usb in the wash several times it lived.. I don't ev- $3k...

1TB

so boss :>
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January 22, 2012 5:08:51 AM

Sounds cost efficient.
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January 22, 2012 5:11:15 AM

I think they put the decimal in the wrong place...wishful thinking.
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January 22, 2012 5:38:01 AM

still sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds
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January 22, 2012 6:40:59 AM

rottingsheepstill sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds


orly now?
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January 22, 2012 7:34:05 AM

rottingsheepstill sounds cheaper than the current price-fixed hdds

some amount inflated price no reason, some amount is general need to recup some money lost in the flood.
the peoeple screwing us on the price is the retail

the newer drive with the reduced warranties cost far less than the older drives... though thats not much good news... the cheapest ones with a decent warranty are 450$ but those are enterprise.

anyone know why enterprise cost so much? better parts, better features, or just because they can cost more because enterprise support and such?

that said, i really want to know how big the knife is, how they fit 1tb in that small area, it kind of looks like they broke pcb and wired them together to do it, which is awesome... but still doesnt look like it has 1tb worth of chips in it.

anyone i really want to know the dementions of a ssd chip, the silicon, not the black outside, i want to do the math to figure out about how much is made per silicon wafer, and how much it really costs to make, if its them jacking it up for no reason or if its a legitimate price.
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January 22, 2012 7:41:01 AM

I believe that's just absolutely amazing!
I'd love to get 64/128GB of 100MB/s+ memory on my phone, and $3/GB is a price I'd probably pay.
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January 22, 2012 8:04:57 AM

damn man... earlier they crammed a whole pc into a usb stick sized container with gpu,cpu, ram and little bit of memory that has ports only for monitor, usb.. simple stuff.. and now this?? man where is this world going to???
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January 22, 2012 9:08:28 AM

doesn't pass on airport scanners.
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January 22, 2012 9:27:25 AM

Just hope you don't lose it...
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January 22, 2012 9:28:02 AM

Neat but ouch on the price. At-least it serves as a glimpse into the future onto what is to come however.
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January 22, 2012 12:31:52 PM

Mother of god...
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January 22, 2012 1:04:15 PM

SSD? shouldnt this be considered a flash drive?
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January 22, 2012 2:56:01 PM

"The 1TB version will sell for $3,000 later this year."

Really?
The writer of this article thinks that "it will sell" that that price?
LOL
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January 22, 2012 3:10:56 PM

If it has a knife in it you can not take it aboard an aircraft. There goes the report you wanted to work on while flying from LA to NY.

Still, this thing is ├╝bercool; if only the price... yeah, we know, it will come down eventually.
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January 22, 2012 3:14:00 PM

Sadly it won't work like in movies, copy all information in 30 seconds.
if you want to copy lots of spy stuff it still gona take you hour to copy that video of senator banging hooker, he wanted it HD 1080p lol
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January 22, 2012 3:28:40 PM

Marco925SSD? shouldnt this be considered a flash drive?

if it has an ssd core, than yea, its a exturnal ssd device.
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January 22, 2012 3:29:31 PM

From the website it looks like you can get one without knives included.
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January 22, 2012 3:38:31 PM

If they can fit 1TB into that small of a space; why aren't we seeing 20, 30TB 3.5" SSDs for desktops, and why aren't they at affordable prices? Maybe I'm crazy but it just blows my minds that they can make it now but we won't be up to amounts like this realistically til years down the road. It's almost as if companies release it more slowly so they can milk it for each 'tier' of data as much as possible. I feel the same way about cell phones though, it seems like the technology has been there all along but they're taking baby steps toward the consumer.

And if anyone's wondering "why would you even need that much data?" well I would have to say getting away from data compression completely, lossless or no, would be a really nice change of pace.
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January 22, 2012 3:59:53 PM

bojuas pictures in the ssd =]

The pictures shown use the optional holder. If you buy the drive it does come as an attachment in a red Swiss army knife, along with all the other Swiss army goodies. I don't know why toms only has the optional holder shown, and not the original.
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January 22, 2012 5:33:28 PM

you mean i can carry my whole porn collection in my pocket?
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January 22, 2012 6:54:51 PM

It is a little insane but, as stated, it's a fair enough price considering. Sure, it says it'll retail for 3k (and it probably will) but that's simply a price they're slapping on it. Do you really think they're going to mass produce these? No. Is it a standard item essential for a PC to operate? No. Therefore, in computing terms, it's a luxery item. Luxery items usually cost more. Again, this is still fairly new technology and therefore, it's going to cost a buttload.

I don't understand where this self-entitlement crap comes from. As if we're entitled to get these items at a cheaper cost simply because we're all too financially aware that this is a bank breaker. If it's too expensive, then don't get it. I bet you don't go into a BMW dealership and complain that Ford is selling a car cheaper, therefore, you deserve to get a BMW cheaper 'just because.' It's a luxery item.

As for the technology being there; It's been there for years! SSDs have been around long before they went mainstream. Making crap fit into smaller places is what these companies specialize in now a days. Just because they CAN do it, doesn't mean they should. You wanna know why? Because it cost a buttload and this complaining about the prices is something they're trying to avoid.

Use your brains, people.
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January 22, 2012 6:58:01 PM

The awkward moment when your terabyte ssd becomes a murder weapon.
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Anonymous
January 22, 2012 7:38:50 PM

uh, so... 1tb = 3000, your proposed 30tb drive would run $90,000. That's affordable to you?
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January 22, 2012 7:38:59 PM

"For collecting only." All these random innovations are starting to make my head spin. They are really cool... but they make me feel poorer and poorer. Hopefully some pretty BA security features will be added.
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January 22, 2012 8:22:49 PM

it costs an arm and a leg
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January 22, 2012 8:49:33 PM

lol even if i had money to spare i wont even buy this only people who really~ go after bragging rights or whatnot would like it, with 3,000$ i can make another high end pc
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January 22, 2012 10:35:14 PM

td854If they can fit 1TB into that small of a space; why aren't we seeing 20, 30TB 3.5" SSDs for desktops, and why aren't they at affordable prices? Maybe I'm crazy but it just blows my minds that they can make it now but we won't be up to amounts like this realistically til years down the road. It's almost as if companies release it more slowly so they can milk it for each 'tier' of data as much as possible. I feel the same way about cell phones though, it seems like the technology has been there all along but they're taking baby steps toward the consumer.And if anyone's wondering "why would you even need that much data?" well I would have to say getting away from data compression completely, lossless or no, would be a really nice change of pace.


this is why i want to know the silicon die size of the chips, and how much space the hold. if i know that i can tell how much memory is on one silicon die. currently with my math its 21tb a waffer, which is estamated to be 50000$

snowzsanIt is a little insane but, as stated, it's a fair enough price considering. Sure, it says it'll retail for 3k (and it probably will) but that's simply a price they're slapping on it. Do you really think they're going to mass produce these? No. Is it a standard item essential for a PC to operate? No. Therefore, in computing terms, it's a luxery item. Luxery items usually cost more. Again, this is still fairly new technology and therefore, it's going to cost a buttload.I don't understand where this self-entitlement crap comes from. As if we're entitled to get these items at a cheaper cost simply because we're all too financially aware that this is a bank breaker. If it's too expensive, then don't get it. I bet you don't go into a BMW dealership and complain that Ford is selling a car cheaper, therefore, you deserve to get a BMW cheaper 'just because.' It's a luxery item.As for the technology being there; It's been there for years! SSDs have been around long before they went mainstream. Making crap fit into smaller places is what these companies specialize in now a days. Just because they CAN do it, doesn't mean they should. You wanna know why? Because it cost a buttload and this complaining about the prices is something they're trying to avoid.Use your brains, people.


tech is the one area where luxery isnt expensive. the only time we get expensive items is when its brand new tech and you are on the bleeding edge, it costs that much to make, or they have the pattents they set the price (wacom)

bmw have fair competition, its not like they arbitrarily make it cost that much.

Tavo_Novalol even if i had money to spare i wont even buy this only people who really~ go after bragging rights or whatnot would like it, with 3,000$ i can make another high end pc


for 3000 you have a thumb device that can hold all your porn off pc, take it anywhere, view it anywhere, and nothing has to reside on any of the computers you plug it into.
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January 22, 2012 11:47:48 PM

Think of it as a proof-of-concept and it begins to make sense. A massively dense chunk of SSD storage that someone stuck into a well-known container to make headlines.

Five years from now, we'll probably consider that much storage in that much space reasonable, with 1,000 Gb/sec sequential transfer speeds and 1,250K random transfers per second.
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Anonymous
January 23, 2012 1:14:58 AM

I hope someone drop it and I found it.
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January 23, 2012 1:51:56 AM

jimmy19it costs an arm and a leg


The good news is that you can readily remove your arms.

Oh wait...
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January 23, 2012 1:55:41 AM

Five years from now, I'll see 1TB flash drives in Wal Mart for $29.99
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January 23, 2012 2:30:27 AM

SSDs are pretty expensive, but this is a little too much...
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January 23, 2012 2:32:05 AM

ltbobI dropped my usb in the wash several times it lived.. I don't ev- $3k... 1TBso boss :>

Yep I've also done that. I've sent my 4 thumb drives through the wash several times, and all of them still work. Maybe I'm just lucky that soap didn't get in the usb connector. (they were in a jeans pocket each time though)
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January 23, 2012 8:45:25 AM

Love the compactness......
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January 23, 2012 1:31:01 PM

So the blade and the screwgie only comes digitally ?
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January 23, 2012 2:37:42 PM

this makes steeling information easy, you don't have to lug around so many cd's
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January 23, 2012 2:44:41 PM

duxducisSadly it won't work like in movies, copy all information in 30 seconds.if you want to copy lots of spy stuff it still gona take you hour to copy that video of senator banging hooker, he wanted it HD 1080p lol


Well, 150MB/s equals 540GB/hour -- so unless that HD video you are trying to swipe is uncompressed bluRay quality and is like 20 hours long, you should be able to get it done in much less than an hour.

If bluRay quality runs about 40 MB per minute, then you could get a 10 minute clip at that quality in about 2.5 seconds. Or, about 70 minutes of DVD-quality video in about the same amount of time...
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Anonymous
January 23, 2012 4:45:44 PM

That will hold a lot of porn, but being portable I would most likely take it on business vacation trips and 3 grand will pay for some nice hookers.
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January 23, 2012 9:35:12 PM

For $3K, no toothpick, no deal!
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January 26, 2012 3:02:26 AM

Surprisingly, cheaper than expected!
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February 11, 2012 6:33:16 PM

jimmy19it costs an arm and a leg


That won't do it. You'll probably add at least a kidney.
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Anonymous
February 18, 2012 12:16:17 AM

Of course with out a knife don't they have to call it a Swiss Army Jump Drive?
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