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Intel Plans Price Cuts for Consumer SSDs

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    Intel is planning a series of price cuts for its three current consumer SSD lines, the SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520. The new prices could take effect from August, and will render several models with price per GB under $1. While prices of most lower-capacity SSD 320 series products are left untouched (partly because they are being phased out of the market), those of the 300 GB and 600 GB are cut significantly. The 300 GB SSD 320 could get a price cut from US $519 to $464, while that of the 600 GB SSD 320 could go down from $1,059 down to $879.

    Intel's current mainstream SSD line, the SSD 330, could face price cuts on some of its best selling models. The 60 GB model could see its price go down from $94 to $69, the 120 GB from $149 to $104, and the 180 GB from $234 to $154. Intel's performance SSD line, the SSD 520 series, sees prices cut for nearly every model. The 60 GB model is down from $109 to $99, 120 GB from $189 to $139, 180 GB from $279 to $199, 240 GB from $349 to $259, and 480 GB $809 to $594. The new prices restore competitiveness of Intel's consumer SSD lines against competitors' offerings, as SSD prices continue on their free-fall.

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    Great just F****** great after i bought it.
     
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    great news intels is my favorite manufacturer
     
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    yeah awesome news, glad to see such significant cuts for intel ssds :D
     
  5. Andrew Moore New Member

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    We have just dropped the price (acting a little earlier and taking a hit initially) so I should think more will follow before the expected August movement :)
     
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    Well other manufacturers are going to have to follow suit if they want to sell.
     
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    other manufactures had such low prices for months already, reason intel barely sold their SSDs
     
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    good.. bring more cuts... we need into $0.5/GB level. :roll:
     
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    From what I have seen lately, in the 64-128 GB range, anything <$0.75/GB is considered good, <=$0.50/GB is the sweet spot. Not sure about anything >128 GB though.
     
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    Yeah, I’ve seen 240GB for ~$150 and 360GB for ~$200. That’s about 0.625% and 0.56% respectively. Intel is still on the high side in terms of price respectively but the quality and reliability still make it desirable.

    Good to see these price cuts as a significant SSD price drop was predicted some time ago but never seemed to materialize.
     
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    im not gona pay more then 60 euro for 500gb..
     
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    if they are still sticking with sandforce then they better half the price for thise unreliable drives.
     
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    Their still not competitive? Still 20% higher on the 128gb I just purchased. No worries, prices have only begun to fall. Another 50% haircut this year is my call.

    Depression dead ahead.

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    Samsung > Intel, hell crucial as good as Intel to. I don't think other manufactures need to worry about what Intel does or doesn't do.
     
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    Not enough. When you can get the 256GB and 512GB Crucial SSDs for ~220 and ~400 respectively, there really is no reason to get the Intel drivers. Not to mention that the Crucial drives will perform TRIM by themselves even with in RAID which you loose with the Intel drives when you go to a RAID setup.

    When I can save money and get 90% of the performance of an Intel SSD, what is the motivation I would spend more?
     
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    Because it is Intel, and YOU MUST SPEND.....OBEY...OBEY!!
     
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    Actually, the way I hear it Intel does Sandforce SSD units right:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5508/intel-ssd-520-review-cherryville-brings-reliability-to-sandforce
     
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    ah, poor money bags... seems they werent happy with selling the most expensive SSDs without much Reason, and no one buying them anymore ;)
     
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    a HD for 800 bucks.. Think I'd rather build an entire computer for 800 bucks..
    it's just not cost effective, not even close..
     
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    Nature of the beast and happens to us all. Still sucks when it does though.
     
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    Awesome! Consumers win on this one! Woot!
     
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    This can't be serious. $200. 25% price cut.
     

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