Remember when you couldn’t even conceive of filling a 10GB hard drive? These days, we bet you go through gigabytes faster than you can click on a hyperlink. Good thing storage drives are becoming increasingly larger in capacity while shrinking in actual size. In fact, according to Tom’s Hardware, thanks to Foremay, you might soon be able to stick a whopping 2TB solid-state drive (SSD) in your laptop.
SSD maker Foremay claims to have manufactured the first 2.5-inch SSD with 2TB of storage capacity. At that size and with a thickness of 9.5mm, it will fit inside most laptops and can replace your smaller hard drive or solid-state drive. Foremay has a version of the SSD made specifically for industrial purposes and another version for ordinary consumers. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can get one right now. While we do know that the drive offers security features, such as military erase methods and hardware encryption, the company has yet to make it available for purchase. It hasn’t even revealed its full feature set, speed, or other performance claims.
The SSD’s price is also a mystery. If you’re interested in getting one when it comes out, we suggest you either start saving now or dig up that piggy bank buried in your closet. We’re 99.9 percent sure it won’t come cheap.