How about these plummeting SSD prices!

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How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 8:31 am

What's going on here? SSD prices seem to be in a race to the bottom.

Here's a 120 GB SSD for $100, shipped, no rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820171545

Supply and demand must both be moving in beneficial directions at the same time. I confess to being among the cheapest of the cheapskates, and these things are quickly getting to price levels that I can't even pass up. I said I'd buy SSD when 120 GB drives reached $1 / gig and that line got crossed in a big hurry. This is good. I'm weighing whether to jump now or "wake when" 250 gig drives get to my affordability range, but I'm having a hard time not jumping....
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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 8:46 am

And I bought my 256gb one just before it started :x
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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 8:52 am

flip-mode wrote:STUFF


256GB drives usually have a performance advantage over their smaller siblings. I'd get a good 256GB drive that is ~$1/GB and be smitten.
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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 9:22 am

I'm weighing whether to jump now or "wake when" 250 gig drives get to my affordability range, but I'm having a hard time not jumping....


Do it ! Do it soon .... we're getting tired of begging you to crack open your musty, dusty wallet. :wink:

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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 9:38 am

flip-mode wrote:What's going on here? SSD prices seem to be in a race to the bottom.

Here's a 120 GB SSD for $100, shipped, no rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820171545

Supply and demand must both be moving in beneficial directions at the same time. I confess to being among the cheapest of the cheapskates, and these things are quickly getting to price levels that I can't even pass up. I said I'd buy SSD when 120 GB drives reached $1 / gig and that line got crossed in a big hurry. This is good. I'm weighing whether to jump now or "wake when" 250 gig drives get to my affordability range, but I'm having a hard time not jumping....


It's not the MSRP so it doesn't really count as <$1/GB right flip ?!? :P

Yes, just do it if 120GB is enough for your non-media drive. In this particular case it is an older contoller (SF first gen) but in real world use the difference between high performance SSDs is negligible.
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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 9:51 am

Heres a 256GB Crucial M4 for 200 or 190 with coupon code

http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-m4-256g ... 50375.html
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Re: How about these plummeting SSD prices!

Postposted on Sat May 05, 2012 7:25 pm

flip-mode wrote:What's going on here? SSD prices seem to be in a race to the bottom.




Could it be because of this? http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22639
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