Today Toshiba released details of the world’s first 512GB flash drive.
The solid-state drive, which is part of a new line of 43 nanometer multi-level cell drives that includes 64, 128, and 256GB models, will come in a 2.5 inch format and is designed mainly for use with notebook computers.
Other technical details include a 280MB per second read speed and a maximum 200MB per second write speed.
With this announcement, Toshiba has become the first company to make a 512GB flash drive. I have to admit, this blows my mind just a teeny bit, since when I got my 512 megabyte flash drive a couple years ago it was the biggest available, and also wasn’t cheap. I look forward to the future, when, seeing someone combing through the carpet, I will ask, Can I help you find your contact lense? and they will respond, Oh, I didn’t lose my contact. I’m looking for my 4,000 terabyte flash drive. It slipped through the fabric of my jeans.
No price has been announced yet, but Toshiba plans to showcase the new 512GB flash drive at the next Consumer Electronics Show, January 2009, in Las Vegas before its April 2009 release.