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SSD Price War on the Cards


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The consumer SSD market could witness a price-war, with leading manufacturers spooling up production, according to industry sources. NAND flash chip supplier Micron Technology reportedly reduced supplies of its chips to other manufacturers, in a possible bid to increase production of consumer SSDs bearing its own channel brand, Crucial Memory. The company plans to double shipments of Crucial-branded SSDs quarter-over-quarter. Elsewhere, Kingston Digital ramped up SSD shipments to 600,000 units a month, to step up competition against SanDisk and Samsung.

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I thought the saying was in the cards but a search turns up both to be used. In = U.S, On = U.K.

Anyhoo, bring it on!
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"The consumer SSD market could witness a price-war" = We win? A 512GB (2280) for $80 instead of $336.
The M-2 will become the plug & play from desktop to laptop to tablet to tv to car if the speeds are real.
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Price war or no price war amongst the mfgr's, they will continue to milk the consumer 2.5" market until they feel they have gotten every last penny they can out of us, then & ONLY then will they start the push towards popularizing and massivley ramping production of the m2/PCIe-based drives so that their costs and retail prices will come down to the point where everyone will be buying them instead of regular SSD's....

Yes we will win in the end, but until then, be sure to keep a keen eye on your cows....


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Kingston Digital ramped up SSD shipments to 600,000 units a month, to step up competition against SanDisk and Samsung.
From ?, all we know it might be a extra 50 extra units LMAO.. yeah i know the chances of that but still it be nice to know what from..


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I'm just waiting for 1TB SSDs to become more reasonably priced, I remember when my 128GB Force GTs were just as expensive as a 480GB Crucial M500 is now, so even in the last 3 years it has gotten a lot better. If I could get 1TB of SSD for 200 USD or less, I think I could be convinced to start not using your run of the mill hard drives, but until then I like my cheap mass storage the way it is, considering you can get a 1TB Black for 80 USD and four of them for price of one 480GB SSD. :)
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I am still going to buy a Hybrid Drive to be up to the times instead of walking by brands that try kicking and screaming instead. SSDs are nothing but a cash hole to me, just give me something to store "content" relatively fast and I will be satisfied.
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I am still going to buy a Hybrid Drive to be up to the times instead of walking by brands that try kicking and screaming instead. SSDs are nothing but a cash hole to me, just give me something to store "content" relatively fast and I will be satisfied.
That's paying for the worst of both worlds. You get the slow speed of mechanical drives with the raised price of an SSD. You'd be better off just getting a 250-256GB SSD for a boot/priority drive and a decent 1-2TB for storage.