No question about it: SSD prices have a taken a nosedive lately. Just look at Samsung's 830 Series 128GB SSD. Right now, it's on sale at Newegg for only $109.99 with free shipping, if you enter the promo code "EMCNEJB27" on the checkout page. That's half of what the drive cost in early February, when we reviewed its higher-capacity sibling. A 50% price drop in three months isn't anything to sneeze at.
Samsung drives aren't the only ones, of course. OCZ's Agility 3 SSDs are also surprisingly cheap: the 60GB model is selling for $69.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate, and its 240GB big brother can be nabbed for $189.99 after a $20 MIR. They both come with free shipping, and they both have speedy SandForce SF-2200-series controllers that take advantage of 6Gbps Serial ATA transfer speeds.
Prices are falling on the mechanical front, too, although in that case, they're really getting back toward to pre-flood levels. Samsung's 2TB EcoGreen F4 hard drive, for example, is now on sale for $99.99 shipped with the promo code "EMCNEJB48."
Let's take a brief interlude by looking at some game sales, courtesy of Amazon. The e-tailer is running its 12 Days of Dynamic Deals promotion, with a wealth of downloadable games available at a discount. They include:
Last, but not least, our Canadian friends can partake in NCIX's May Long Weekend Sale Event. Some nice, cheap SSD deals can be found there, as well. OCZ's Agility 3 120GB is selling for $99.99 CAD after a $15 MIR, and the Vertex 3 60GB is down to $64.99 CAD, also after a $15 mail-in rebate.
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