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SSD Prices in Free-Fall: The Next DRAM?

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. RejZoR

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    Even with VAT, 150 bucks for high end 256GB SSD is dirty cheap.
     
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    hmm all talk about 256 and 512GB. I want 1TB SSD for under $200 :roll:
     
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    lets build a terminator and send him into the future where he can hunt and kill all those guys responsible for keep the prices up. the fact that he's already a few decades obselete will make it even more of a challenge and makes the recorded footage worth watching providing he makes it back in one peice.....

    First job he has to do though is hunt those employees at WD and Seagate responsible for price fixing and using the thailand floods as a excuse to keep prices up - after that THEN we send him into the future.
     
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    I picked up an OCZ Agility 3 240GB for $170 on sale a few weeks back... such an awesome deal I couldn't pass it up.

    I like this trend :)
     
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    I couldn't be happier about this. :)
    Finally I may be able to get a SSD of a noteable size, that's not going to kill me in the pocket..
     
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    I like how Intel dominates in high prices
     
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    OCZ are rumored to have some reliability/QC issues & not just because the whole sandforce chipset thing a while back which everyone was having issues with which has now been fixed. so dont do a victory dance just yet.
     
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    glad Ive waited so far can't wait till they get even cheaper.
     
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    Time is money friend, so at the end it is still a matter of money ;)
     
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    I want Samsung 830 256GB drive!
     
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    Any of you guys know when the 300,000 P/E Cycle SSDs come out?
     
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    I need a minimum of 500gb, I don't want multiple drives, and I don't see myself shelling out even this amount of money
     
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    Crap, I just bought a Synapse a week ago...sigh.

    Oh well, got it on a big discount so, in the end at least I didn't pay full price.
     
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    unless you have a laptop, i just dont undertand that logic.


    i have about 12 drives, three of which are internal. OS, games, backups. running with less seems madness to me in a desktop.
     
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    Leaning towards that or the Crucial M4.
     
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    Might be time to upgrade my SSDs capacity-wise.
    If the prices keep dropping, I might be able to replace my caviar black 640GB drive with a sata6 SSD.
    Of course I don't need to do this, but it would be nice to have ultra fast loading times in all my games, without having to plan ahead and move things with the Steam-mover program.

    Sometimes convenience is worth the few extra bucks.
     
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    Might be able to pick up a 256 gb SSD for my new laptop at this rate :rockout:
     
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    I recently received it in the mail for $169.99 shipped which is pretty solid for a brand new drive. :toast:

    That is roughly .66 USD per GB. :)
     
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    Well, in the US (and possibly Canada) we have a weekend sale on newegg.com right now.

    Crucial M4 512GB SATA III MLC that with the promo code (EMCYTZT1803) brings it down to $344.99 USD (and free shipping). That's $0.67 per GB.


    The only downside is A: I'm broke and B: It's US (and possibly Canada) only.
    Also, seems some people (yet again, not many speak-up, I never leave reviews because I'm lazy) are having problems.
     
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    Still a very long ways to go. Example (I did not search for the cheapest drive on the market per GB--just the 3TB drive I would buy):
    Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Ca...

    $170 - $20 promo code = $150
    $150 / 3000 GB = $0.05 / GB

    Put bluntly, I can't see SSDs ever hitting that price. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they're faster but are they worth spending 13+ times more for? I struggle to say "yes" to that when they're only about 5 times faster.
     
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    And why is that? I remember paying ~€200 for a low end 4GB drive. I remember 64MB USB sticks costing nearly €100. You get 2GB sticks for free nowadays. SSDs will get larger and larger and thus price per GB gets lower, it's simply how things work.
     
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    SSD's are the biggest single improvement I've experienced. Paid $450 for a 240gb OWC Extreme. Love to see an affordable TB however. Maybe in a year or so.
     
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    Let me know when they hit under $0.25 / GB, then I'll be interested in SSDs... Until then they are a luxtury item, and the money can likely be spend better elsewhere in the computer.
     
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    If you have a decent i5/7 system with a $250 video card, and you have $150 to spare, SSD is the best upgrade you can do.

    At $150, nothing else will give you a more noticeable performance upgrade.
     
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