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Toshiba Unveils Notebook with Massive SSD


By Shane McGlaun

For the most part notebooks and netbooks that come with SSDs tend to have smaller capacity SSDs inside. In the netbook realm, you usually get 4 or 8GB SSDs while notebooks commonly go up to 32GB and 64GB capacities. Toshiba has announced a new notebook that offers many times more storage than your average SSD equipped notebook.

The Toshiba Portege R600-ST4203 is now available with a massive and expensive 512GB SSD. The SSD is made by Toshiba and is crammed inside the notebooks 12.1-inch chassis. The machine weighs 2.4 pounds and is 0.7-inches thick.

The SSD uses MLC technology for faster access time and better performance. Toshiba clams that the 512GB SSD has a 3x faster data access speed than a 128GB SSD. Other specs for the notebook include a 12.1-inch screen, Windows Vista, Intel ULV Core 2 Duo processor, and a USB/eSATA sleep and charge port. The notebook retails for $3,499.99 — a lot of scratch.

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