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malevolentbutticklish's avatar

When will Intel release an SSD larger than 160 GB?

Asked by malevolentbutticklish (2160points) April 20th, 2010

Right now I use the Intel X25-M 160 GB SSD with a 750 GB drive in the Ultrabay. I would love to replace my 160 GB SSD with something larger but no SSD other than Intel (that I know of) has fast random writes. When will Intel have a larger SSD or alternately is there someone else who comes close to matching Intel random write speed? The drive needs to function with Ubuntu 10.04 and physically fit into a Lenovo ThankPad.

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Fred931's avatar

It shouldn’t take longer than 6 months or so. The size of original, moving-part hard drives on the market back in the day when all we had was schtickball usually doubled within this time frame and remained the same size. The same seems to be happening for SSD’s as well.

Fred931's avatar

@malevolentbutticklish I kinda don’t understand how the quarter system works. If that’s the answer, what’s the approximate date?

timtrueman's avatar

Q4 = the last three months of the year = the last quarter of the year

Usually when people say it’ll ship in June or Q4 it ships at the end of June or the end of Q4 (hey, it’s hard to ship stuff). Everything I’ve heard points to Q4 as @malevolentbutticklish said.

Fred931's avatar

October is in 6 months. I guessed well.

jrpowell's avatar

Depends on if they are talking about the fiscal year. The fiscal 4th quarter is July 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010.

Fred931's avatar

I think @johnpowell‘s kind of quarter system is the one I didn’t understand.

timtrueman's avatar

@johnpowell Well, that’s one that’s used for sure, but I believe businesses can choose their own fiscal year which only makes it more confusing (I used to work for one that ended on June 30 and start on July 1). Correct me if I’m wrong…

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