SSD Price Drops

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    efraz

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    I took a look at 240GB SSDs today and it is around the £1/GB mark now for most drive sizes. That's a massive drop from 2 years ago when I first started looking (it was around that for a 60GB drive!).

    Do you think they'll come down lots more in 2012 or would now be a good time to buy? 240GB would be enough storage for almost everything and I can store my backups/large data files on a cheap mechanical drive.

    Are there any brands to recommend or avoid?
     
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    Papo

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    I think that as the race for faster/thinner tablets and laptops the price for SSD will continue to drop. We should see the lower prices by years end...of course that's just a guess.
     
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    I'm with Papo - it's highly likely that SSD prices will continue to fall at a reasonable pace.

    A good time to buy would be when you need to get one ;). As with any computer hardware, the longer you wait, the cheaper/better it will be. You just need to weigh it up and take the plunge.

    This article at Toms Hardware is in depth and lists some good contenders:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmark,3139.html
     
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    I will like to add that (IMO) hard disk drives will eventually be replaced by SSD; similar to the way the cassette replaced the way 8-track tape or gigabytes replaced megabytes as hard disk storage space. I also think that eventually the disk storage will be built-in within the motherboard; allowing for thinner-lighter tablets/laptops.
     
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    I notice that the SSD cards are faster on the Desktop than on Tablet. Anyone know why this is? I'm still going for the 120gb drive, but If the prices drop enough I might go for the 240gb version.
     
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    I think that they are faster, because Apple just can't compete with the awesome of Microsoft :). I would totally go for the 240gb drive, because they are a tad faster.
     
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    I don't know. Microsoft will out the surface and Apple maibe an ipad mini for the end of year. :D
     
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    I took the plunge and went for a 240GB Intel 520 SSD a few months ago - one of the best upgrades I've ever made!
     
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    I imagine it must be really fast compare to a regular hard drive. My laptop has a 5400 rpm hd, so going to a solid state drive would be a huge improvement.

    By the way just got an email from tiger direct for a 120GB SSD for 59.99 after instant savings of 120 and a rebate of 20. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=91218&sku=O261-6380
     
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    Wow, you guys have way cheaper SSD prices than we have in the UK... $59.99 (£36) for a 120GB SSD :eek:. Bargain.
     
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    Yeah and its only going to get better, for all of us. :)
     
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    I know it has been a while since you posted this thread but I thought I'd post again now that SSD prices have dropped even lower. I've seen some drives as low as $0.50 CAD per Gb
     
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    THAT'S AWESOME! Maybe a few months from new, I can finally buy a new SSD for my laptop! The only reason why I opted out of the SSD is because of its small disk space. I honestly hope that this price drop would continue. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    You can buy a 128gb drive for under a hundred bucks these days
     
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    Yup, the prices are slowly coming down. I did include a 120gig SSD in the recent upgrade of my desktop pc. Also went from an AMD chip to Intel i3. So much faster. For anyone considering it this would be a great option for a budget build if you want to get a new desktop.
     
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    I had to pick up two 128gbs when they dropped to 89.99 a few months ago. Have those bad boys in raid 0 and couldn't be happier... well, I guess they could be bigger but whatever. I'll take the small size for that amazing speed.
     
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    Why not just get a single 256gb drive? Is RAID really necessary with SSDs?
     
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