Samsung announces ultra speedy 256 GB SSD

Oh, solid state drives — How fast they grow. Just four months ago, Samsung took pride in announcing a 128 GB SSD. Before that one has even hit the shelves, they’ve gone and one-upped themselves by announcing a 256 GB SSD, with breakneck sequential read/write speeds of 200 MB/s and 160 MB/s respectively.

The drives should start trickling off the line sometime around September, but no sign of how much it’ll cost yet. I’m going to go ahead and guess that I won’t be able to afford one. Though SSD prices are sure to drop a bit come year end, the drive would set you back at least 4 grand at the current price of around $16 bucks per gigabyte.