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SSD Value question??

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  1. wfor1pilot

    wfor1pilot New Member

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    I just purchased a 2nd Samsung 840 Series 250Gb drive; paid $169 USD for the first one "on sale" (this one for $159 w/ "Promo" code): Storage Spotlight: Solid Deals on Our Top-Selling ...

    Now my question: If a Samsung 840 (non "PRO" version) cost $499 for the 500Gb of the same model and I just got two 250Gb for (the collective value of $328.00 USD >give or take) what is the better value?
    Why spend almost $500 for the 500Gb model when I can buy two of these run them raid 0 and basically get the capacity and w/ RAID 0 likely faster speeds: why would anyone spend the extra $$$ for the single 500Gb drive? :confused:
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    Its just supply and demand. They made allot more of the 250Gb. As soon as the supply is gone the price will climb. I have one too and paid $140 for it and 4 months ago on sale.
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    The only reason you would pick the 500GB model is if you had only space for 1 SSD in your laptop or mATX build and needed that many GB. Or even if you wanted 1TB of RAID 0 SSDs in you machine.

    As jetster says, its supply and demand that forms the prices. In the UK for example, the 840 500GB is about 10 dollars cheaper than 2x 840 250GB drives. Prices are changing quickly though.
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    Yep; that all makes sense. Thanks for the response (mean time I now have to try to figure out how to setup both my drives on the SATA6-RAID Asmedia bus) thanks guys.. ! :toast:

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