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Buffalo’s Powerful 512GB SATA III SSD

Buffalo has just rolled out a brand new 512GB SATA III solid state drive this week, set to launch in the Japanese market. The SSD-N512S/MC400 (pictured top) is capable of read speeds up to 405MB per second. The company is also set to launch a 256GB version of the SSD called the SSD-N256S/MC400.

The 256GB version will be priced just under $900 USD, with the 512GB version around $1,600. No word yet on whether or not there will be availability, worldwide, but do realize that these are state-of-the-art (pun intended), solid state drives. Although traditional hard disk drives come in 1TB and 2TB capacities, they are no where near as fast nor as secure as a solid-state system.

Since these drives themselves are priced similarly to a full-featured computer, they are obviously not intended for the everyday consumer. These drives are best suited for IT professionals or those who deal with highly valuable data, and I doubt that corporations will pay the hefty price tag to upgrade current office equipment with these drives. Hopefully the price of SSD will half by next year but we will just have to wait and see.



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