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RunCore Makes 1TB SATA 6 Gbps 3.5-inch SSD

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A desktop's dream.

We love the speed of SSDs, but the capacities sometimes aren't enough for those who are used to the spaces afforded by HDDs.

RunCore will soon release a 1TB SSD solution that's made for desktops, as it comes in a 3.5-inch form factor. Thanks to the extra size, the RunCore 3.5-inch SSD will pack in 1TB of very fast storage.

The RunCore 1TB drive will be made up of two distinct groups of flash memory, each with its own SandForce controller capable of delivering 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. With the RAID between them, and anyone with this set up will be glad that there's SATA 6Gbps.

There's no pricing set yet, but expect to pay at least a dollar per gigabyte.

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    g00fysmiley , December 14, 2010 2:17 PM
    the ocz 1 tb drives are about $3k i can't see this being much cheaper >_<
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    alexie , December 14, 2010 2:24 PM
    Well there's at least 2 empty 5 1/4" drive are in my computer. So why are not any body is not interested in making 5 1/4" SSD drives?
    I was looking to find a 3.5" drive SSD but $1000 or more is not affordable for me at all because SSD drives have an ending time. At final you can't write into but you can read data.
    I think they must solve this problem at first. Also do you think that this drive will support TRIM or any new technology - with update -?
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    vectorm12 , December 14, 2010 2:24 PM
    I'd actually be curious to find out if that thing is TRIM compatible
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    Mark Heath , December 14, 2010 2:29 PM
    There's already pretty much the same thing in vendor voice...
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    gnesterenko , December 14, 2010 2:34 PM
    vectorm12I'd actually be curious to find out if that thing is TRIM compatible


    Doubt it - as although this is internal RAID, its still RAID, and AFAIK, no current raid tech supports TRIM. If it did, THAT would be big news and you can bet they'd advertise it.

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    gmarsack , December 14, 2010 2:39 PM
    So once again, how does this make me want to buy it? Hello HD makers, lower your prices so that people can actually afford them. This would be worth it if it was say, less than 300.
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    rubix_1011 , December 14, 2010 2:46 PM
    Quote:
    Hello HD makers, lower your prices so that people can actually afford them.


    Tell power companies to stop causing outages to memory manufacturers.
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    iboomer , December 14, 2010 2:58 PM
    QOUTE: Tell power companies to stop causing otuages to memory manufacturers.

    Tell the memory manufacturers to stop being cheap S.O.B.'s and start spending what they need to spend to make sure that they don't have power interuptions.
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    officeguy , December 14, 2010 3:01 PM
    Headline - Good for them.
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    christop , December 14, 2010 3:43 PM
    Bet it will cost 4 grand or something crazy.
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    Be0wulf22 , December 14, 2010 3:44 PM
    iboomerQOUTE: Tell power companies to stop causing otuages to memory manufacturers.

    Tell the memory manufacturers to stop being cheap S.O.B.'s and start spending what they need to spend to make sure that they don't have power interuptions.


    Which then drives up the price of the drives again.
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    ivanlucrazy , December 14, 2010 3:48 PM
    Wow, some of the comments are just..... If you want to drive the latest Mercedes, are you going to buy it at the price of a Civic? It's idiotic to say that "this is too expensive" or "lower the price and then I'll buy it" or some similar thing. If you want the newest , you will always have to pay for it. This is not fantasy land.
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    brett1042002 , December 14, 2010 4:08 PM
    ivanlucrazyWow, some of the comments are just..... If you want to drive the latest Mercedes, are you going to buy it at the price of a Civic? It's idiotic to say that "this is too expensive" or "lower the price and then I'll buy it" or some similar thing. If you want the newest , you will always have to pay for it. This is not fantasy land.


    ^ Pretty much this
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    fayzaan , December 14, 2010 4:38 PM
    I want it for free and I want it now!!! GIMME NAO or ill make YOU pay for it instead
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    rbarone69 , December 14, 2010 5:00 PM
    Soon HDs will be a thing of the past... The 1TB HD was introduced Jan 2008... Seems crazy that only a few years later the same capacity was introduced in SSD...

    HD's have had a good run... Just waiting a few more years until they are a thing of the past as prices drop and demand skyrockets.
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    noblerabbit , December 14, 2010 5:07 PM
    TRIM compatible? yes, it will trim your wallet down to nothing.
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    fjjb , December 14, 2010 5:17 PM
    this is gonna be expensive... wonder what would it cost in a shinny apple computer......
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    quantum mask , December 14, 2010 5:23 PM
    alexieWell there's at least 2 empty 5 1/4" drive are in my computer. So why are not any body is not interested in making 5 1/4" SSD drives?I was looking to find a 3.5" drive SSD but $1000 or more is not affordable for me at all because SSD drives have an ending time. At final you can't write into but you can read data.I think they must solve this problem at first. Also do you think that this drive will support TRIM or any new technology - with update -?

    Not sure if I understand you. But you can read AND write data to SSDs, otherwise what would be the point?
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    razor512 , December 14, 2010 5:46 PM
    I wonder, if the company will by so nice as to offer THG users with a nice Christmas discount and sell us the drive for about $100 or less.
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    davewolfgang , December 14, 2010 5:53 PM
    The improved read/write lifespan of new flash is in the millions, so the lifespan will still probably outlast your other computer components - especially with Win7 being able to recognize SSD's and actually cut down on the read/writing to them.
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