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This Is the World's First 6TB 2.5-Inch SSD

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If you need masses of storage but like your laptop’s performance super-fast, then this new SSD may scratch your itch. With 6 terabytes of storage, this is the world’s largest capacity 2.5-inch SSD (for now).

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The Fixstars SSD measures just 9.5 millimeters in thickness, and offers read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s. Larger capacity SSDs are available, but not in this form factor. Prices aren’t yet available, but given a 1TB version costs $1,000, expect to have to dig deep into your wallet. [Fixstars via PhysOrg]

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DreamTheEndless
DreamTheEndless

In 2013, I purchased, brand-new, a “mid 2012” MacBook Pro. The last of them available with a standard hard-drive and optical drive. I swapped the hard-drive for a 1TB drive, and I replaced the optical drive with a 512GB SSD. (I also tossed 16GB of RAM in there for good measure.) I’m torn; I want to keep this mac forever, because I can put in bigger drives anytime I want, but the world is shifting to “the cloud” and away from locally stored media, and, I really like new computers... Now you can only get them with non-upgradable custom SSDs.

I’d LOVE to put a 6TB SSD in my laptop...