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Micron: 3D XPoint storage is four to five times as expensive as NAND

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. SirDremor

    SirDremor Master Guru

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    I would choose 3DXpoint over NAND without blinking.

    Yeah 4-5 times are a bit steep, but c'mon, for such tech it is quite good.
     
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    99.9% of consumers would disagree with you as they wouldn't like paying over 1000$ for a 200gb ssd
     
  4. FranciscoCL

    FranciscoCL Master Guru

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    As usual, new technology comes with initial high prices.
    An option could be to combine storage to something like this: 64 GB 3DXPoint drive for OS and some apps + 512 GB SSD for games + 2-6 TB hard drive for media.
     

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    Well you seem to forget prices has dropped alot recently... Low End SSD can be bought for 20 cents a GB.. High end about 50 to 75(Consumers). So here's hoping it's something in the likes of 1 to 2$ per GB or about what I payed for my first SSD..
     
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    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    One Word: WANT
     
  7. Bleib

    Bleib Master Guru

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    Doesn't seem fast enough to replace RAM though..
     
  8. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    now how much it improve performance in reality ?
    what in specs usually wont magically doubling performance
    and also most user wont need that 65k queue depth

    we can expect this become next SSD standard in future, when the tech mature, and price go down
    but for now... if it like improve like 5secs loading time, but also 5x more expensive... then it wont reach for end-user, datacenter/enterprise will the one using it for time being
     
  9. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    How about no

    My first ssd was an intel 160gb G2, about $500.

    I'll hold out if prices are that for such a low capacity.
     
  10. SHOCKTRUPPEN

    SHOCKTRUPPEN Banned

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    Pfft

    Why bother with this for now at consumer level? My computer from pressing the power button is up and ready for use in less than 8 seconds. Wtf would I pay $1000 to have it up and running in 4 seconds? Boys and their toys I understand, for me no thanks I'm good to go now.:thumbdown
     

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    In other words, we now have an excuse to increase prices again. Good for us as they would say.
     
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    robintson Member Guru

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    Completely agree with you on that.
    Let's not forget the fact that you can buy M2 drives that will be cheaper too by the time and not limited by the SATA 3 interface. In 2020 you could combine two M2 drives in RAID and you'll get real performance for the OS. :)
     
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    Well you seem to forget that 3d xpoint will go after the server/enterprise market at first and not consumers. At that market ssds go even for 1-2$/gb right now so you can imagine how 5 times that will cost.


    Personally i believe the starting price will be between nand and ram prices or about 3-4$/gb
     
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    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    4 times the price, i would rather buy 4 ssds based on nand, than 1 xpoint drive. Most would agree.
     

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