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BitMicro Says 6.5 TB SSDs On The Way

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Los Angeles (CA) - While most people would be happy just to own a solid state drive, BitMicro says it can now make SSDs with an amazing 6.5 TB of capacity. At the Siggraph trade show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, a company representative told TG Daily that the custom made drives can have up to 55,000 input/output instructions per second (IOPS) and can have sustained transfers of up to 230 MB/sec.

The custom drive probably won’t fit in your average desktop because the rep added that it’s about two to three times high as a regular drive. Thankfully the company continues to mass produce drop-in SSD replacements for laptops and desktops. BitMicro’s E-Disk Altima line comes in a variety of connections including SATA, SCSI or Fibre Channel.

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    Blessedman , August 15, 2008 12:12 PM
    lol I love how there is no true mention of price...
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    mtbhrd , August 15, 2008 12:13 PM
    I would hack up the most expensive, beautiful case to fit one of these monsters any day.
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    Kari , August 15, 2008 1:49 PM
    With a drive like that, the case is going to get dremelized quite fast. :D 
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    itadakimasu , August 15, 2008 4:46 PM
    w\ something like a 6.5tb ssd drive, if you have to ask how much it is you obviously couldn't afford it.
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    kittle , August 15, 2008 5:08 PM
    I think lots of us would take up case modding to get one of those to fit.

    I wish they would give in inkling of a pricetag though. Do i need a 2nd mortage? or just a fat CC bill?
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    Blessedman , August 16, 2008 12:15 AM
    rofl, moving upwards on the scale i would put this drive in the 300,000 range.
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    jaragon13 , August 16, 2008 6:53 AM
    I just want a 500 gig SSD...and I'll be fine...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ALSO MAKE IT CHEAP AND NOT COST AN ENTIRE COMPUTER!!!!!111one!!!1
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2008 2:07 AM
    I just wonder if these drives do really exist. I mean I read a lot of press release these days and the problem is we don't have a way of verifying if these indeed are true.