Tuesday Technology: On limitations of large SSD’s


Interesting article: OWC Mercury Electra 3G MAX 960GB Review: 1TB of NAND in 2.5″ Form Factor

TL;DR: Current consumer grade disk controllers are limited to how much memory they can access from solid-state drives. Until higher density NAND memory chips or different controllers are available, SSD’s (especially in laptop-friendly form factors) will mostly be limited to 512GB storage capacities. Higher capacities are possible, but they also tend to take up more physical space (and power). OWC managed to do the 960GB (1024GB) trick in the article linked above.