Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

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Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 3:40 pm

/edit: well, it's $199 at Newegg right now, heh! 78 cents per gig.

The thread was originally about a $229 at Amazon price which was up from $199 a few hours earlier, but the Egg still has it at $199 apparently!

I wonder if SSD prices will plateau considerably above mechanical drives or if they'll eventually reach $/GB parity...
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Re: Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 3:52 pm

Once mechanical HDD prices finish their gradual decline over the next few months, I think SSDs will continue to plateau quite a bit higher.

One reason why some SSDs are seeing price cuts is because new controllers are coming out soon. Marvell has come out with a new controller recently, making the one in the M4 somewhat dated (though it is still quite a good drive and more than enough for most uses) and Crucial may be trying to get rid of M4 stock before releasing the successor.
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Re: Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 3:55 pm

This is like that scene from LoTR where Frodo tries to shove the ring off on Gandalf and he's like "Don't tempt me!" :P
I have to have discipline and hold out until next year... the good news is that even better deals will be available by then.
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Re: Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 4:01 pm

Don't worry, if you're in Canada, Newegg.ca is doing its part to deliver us from temptation.
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Re: Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 4:32 pm

Wow! That's a really good deal. I paid $150 for a 128GB drive not even a year ago. I definitely would've ponied up another $50 for double the capacity.
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Re: Crucial 256 GB m4 $199 @Newegg

Postposted on Fri May 04, 2012 4:41 pm

Strangely enough, you can still buy the drive for $199 at Amazon. The $229 unit featured on the main page is "sold by Beach Camera", but click the link "XX new from $197" and the very first entry in the list of alternate vendors is the Amazon drive for $199.

If you know where to find the link, then it still lists correctly:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2 ... PDKIKX0DER

Edit: And now it is gone. Hope you got yours while it lasted.
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