Clint Torres wrote:Uh, no. What it takes is cheaper MLC NAND. This lower price has nothing to do with one manufacturer "breaking"; it has everything to do with a drop in flash prices. Contract prices have clung stubbornly at right around $16 per 64Gb (or about $250 for 128GB, $2/GB) since Q4 last year, but just in the last few weeks they've fallen to about $12 per 64Gb (or about $200 for 128GB). So it's not surprising that we're starting to see retail SSDs following suit. It's not entirely good news, in that it probably reflects softening demand for flash more than anything (ie the spectre of the double-dip recession). Though a lot of manufacturers cut back production sharply in 2009 in the teeth of the recession and have been cautiously ramping it back up again so there may be a bit of a glut too (again, finally, though nothing like the level of oversupply we were seeing in 2008).Finally, all it takes is one manufacturer to break and the dominoes will fall! Cheap SSDs, here we come!!
BloodSoul wrote:I don't know why i love corsair so much >.<