“While SSDs may never quite reach parity with HDDs when it comes to price per gigabyte, they have become sufficiently less expensive to make the combination of a small SDD (for the OS and apps) and an HDD (storing everything else) a lot more attractive than it was even six months ago,” Simon Crisp reports for The Register.
“Crucial’s latest drive range, the M500 series, includes a drive which could be a real game changer in the high-capacity SSD segment and also, as it turns out, pushes the Pound-per-gigabyte envelope further towards that of HDDs,” Crisp reports. “The 960GB M500 costs just under the £500 mark, including VAT, which works out to be an astonishing 48p per gigabyte, and is the first terabyte (ish) SSD aimed at ordinary users.”
Crisp reports, “Crucial’s M500 SSD series has some interesting and forward-thinking technology built in, and it’s the first family of solid-state drives that uses the latest 128Gb NAND chip technology. The flagship 960GB drive is the real star of the family. It’s one of the most important drives launched for quite some time: a large capacity drive which, while still expensive relative to HDDs, could usher in cheaper and larger capacity SSDs in the near future”
Much more in the full review here.
Apple adds new 256 GB and 512 GB flash storage options to iMac – May 2, 2013
New 27-inch iMac benchmarks: Fusion Drive vs SSD vs HDD – January 15, 2013
Apple’s new iMac’s Fusion Drive a turning point for hybrid drives – December 13, 2012
Please stop the madness: Apple Mac’s Fusion Drive is not about caching – November 29, 2012
Apple’s new Fusion Drive technology also works on older Macs – October 31, 2012
Apple’s new patented Fusion Drive is more advanced than you might think – October 24, 2012
Don’t buy a new Mac without an SSD or you’ll regret it – April 9, 2012
Elgato’s external Thunderbolt SSD drives are lightning-fast – March 26, 2012
Benchmark porn star: OWC’s scorchingly fast Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB SSD – March 26, 2012
SSD Shootout: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD vs. the rest – April 13, 2011