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When will Vertex 3 drives actually be sold at MSRP?

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MSRP for 120GB = $250 and 240gb = $500.

When are these drives actually going to be sold at MSRP?

I figured the price gouging would have disappeared by now
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Very soon i would think.They have just announced the release of Vertex 3 MaxIOP's,which is a slightly tweaked version so the normal Vertex 3 should go down in price as the new version hits the shelves.
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But aren't nearly all SSD components made in Japan...?
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Very soon i would think.They have just announced the release of Vertex 3 MaxIOP's,which is a slightly tweaked version so the normal Vertex 3 should go down in price as the new version hits the shelves.
MAXIOPS edition is already for sale and selling on newegg and amazon. So maybe their waiting for something else?
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Supply and demand...electronics are supposed to make a ~20% leap this year. With japan under producing, so don't expect to see pricing come down till japan is back up to nearly full capacity.
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The vertex 3 max iops is out. priced at 300 from amazon. price wont drop for another 4-6 months. if you lucky it may drop down to 250 for a sale. with the price difference of the stardard vs max iops is about $20. OCZ will probably discontinue the standard version since they found a way to improve the speed. you better off buying it now instead of waiting a couple months. by then it will be 2012 and a better ssd is out.
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
But aren't nearly all SSD components made in Japan...?
For NANDs, I would think Samsung is number one, followed by Toshiba and Hynix/Micron.
 
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