Flash hard drives aren't cheap

Posted on Monday, Jun 12 2006 @ 07:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq heard at Computex that a 16GB flash memory based hard drive costs roughly $400 to manufacture, which is about 25 dollars per GB.
The price of a "classical" hard drive is just beyond any comparison, since we're talking about a little under two dollars per GB.

However, our two sources expect to see the prices of SSD hard drives falling really soon. A rough estimate is around $400 dollar for a 64GB hard drive with 20MB read and 20MB write speed by the next Computex. If the volume kicks in, the price would be halved, just down to a mere $200 for a 64GB hard drive instead.
More details over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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