Samsung Releases 2 Terabyte SSDs

Brandon

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You no longer have to bend over backwards to get more than a terabyte of fast, flash-based storage in your home computer. Samsung is shipping 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid-state drives, giving you as much capacity as a decent-sized spinning hard drive while maintaining that all-important SSD speed. They're only intended for desktops at the moment (they only use standard SATA connections), but Samsung is promising similarly cavernous models that are specifically designed for the mSATA and M.2 formats used in laptops. Just be prepared to pay dearly for these no-compromise drives right now -- the 'standard' 2TB 850 Evo is officially priced at $800, while the slightly faster, longer-lasting 850 Pro could easily break the bank at $1,000.
Source: http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/06/samsung-2tb-ssd/

Still pricey, but it brought the prices down for the other drives a bit.
 

Nerevar

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The prices are still insane, but SSDs are definitely set to come down faster in price because of this. I'm personalty waiting for 1TB SSD's for 200$.
 

Brandon

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Yes, they're ridiculous.

Intel just announced they're working on SSDs with 1000x faster performance. Lots of amazing things coming out in the near future that will definitely keep driving the prices down. A $200 TB SSD would be great. They're currently around $350.