Normally when we think about SSDs (solid state drives), the last thing that comes to mind is high capacity. At the moment, SSDs cost way too much to be an affordable choice to replace the 1TB drive found in the computers of home users. But that doesn’t mean manufacturers are ignoring the market that can afford such drives.
SanDisk has recently announced a bunch of new additions to its lineup of Lightning SSDs. Six brand new 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives in SLC (Single Level Cell) and MLC (Multi Level Cell) variants. The drives range in capacities of 100GB all the way to the massive 800GB. Well it’s still not at the magic 1TB (it will come soon), it’s going to be too pricey for the average Joe to afford anyway. We’ll just have to wait for maybe a year down the road when prices for SSDs drop to more reasonable levels.