I hafta think that the Thailand floods that pushed UP the price of traditional HDs was a factor in SSDs popping up at discounted/rebated prices in the past few months.
That makes no sense. With the price of mechanical HDDs through the roof, people would've been *more* willing to pay list price for SSDs, giving the manufacturers and retailers of SSDs *less* of an incentive to offer discounts and rebates.
I'd be more inclined to believe that there was simply a glut of SSDs because a whole bunch of companies jumped into the market. If not for the flooding, we'd probably be seeing even *more* discounting of SSDs.