$5000, an arm, leg, three pay checks and a months worth of food. Awesome, I'll plan my fasting so I can get my new SSD.....when will we finally see acceptable storage, SSD, and reasonable price in the same sentence, when you get that, I'm all ears.
[citation][nom]Homeboy2[/nom]duh, this isn't a home pc product[/citation]
I'm pretty sure the "Gamer" version that costs $5000 is a home product. There isn't really a huge pro-gamer market out there. I don't see much sense in having these in anything but an enterprise server... the through-put is just extreme overkill for any small amount of users, let alone just one.
I'd love to get my hands on a 2 TB model, but sadly, even the 1 TB model is beyond my reach.
But even worse is I know of a large group of people nearby who wouldn't think twice of "Asking Daddy" for the money to buy one of these SSD drives. A nearby college where rich people from all over the world send their kids. These kids don't think twice about throwing expensive stuff out when simple things go wrong instead of getting them fixed. Or when they leave for summer vacation, they just give stuff away and buy new stuff when they get back.
they should interview the maker of the product and the moment they mention the price, slap them as fast as you can and sit back down and act like nothing happened, and say something like "sorry about that, what were we talking about again,... oh yea pricing, what was the price for the product?"
then if they try to say the price of 4999 again, slap them again, then say "oops sorry, I thought you said $4999"
the maker of the product will then finally say "sorry, you must have been mistaken, I said the product will be selling for $49.99"
For that price, I'd rather go for a quad socket LGA 1336 board...
Dual soc ket 18 dim boards are already on the market, along with $100/gig 4GB DDR3 DIMMs... allowing 64GB of RAM.
A quad socket with 9 DIMMs per CPU would allow 128GB of RAM...
4 i7 920s = $800
128GB of DDR3 (4GB dimms) = ~10,000
Quad socket, mobo andf others = ~1000
So, about $12,000 theoretical for 32 logical cores, and 128GB of DDR3 RAMDISK... I'd rather that...