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Industry always finds a way, in this case I think we'll see an increasing amount of SSD-based laptops, which in turn will make SSDs cheaper.
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All i'm saying is that if i were spec'ing a laptop right now and for an extra ~$150 i could get a 120/160GB ssd instead of an HDD i'd probably take it
ahhhhhh...*light bulb* good point sorry I missed it
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"and it's all down-hill from heeeereeeee!"
"Like Yamcha..."

"I do not know what this Yamcha is... but is sounds disappointing..."
     
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All i'm saying is that if i were spec'ing a laptop right now and for an extra ~$150 i could get a 120/160GB ssd instead of an HDD i'd probably take it
Yeah, I agree. I thought you were saying you could get a 1TB SSD for $150.
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Not good.
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This is the PERFECT time for the chip manus to step up, throw a ton of money into fabricating SS memory for SSDs and overtake HDDs for the mainstream by getting the price down.

Even if they have to take a loss for a few years, this is a great time to make SSDs mainstream.
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"Like Yamcha..."

"I do not know what this Yamcha is... but is sounds disappointing..."
wow...I actually got that.

Cant wait for next ep


I am so glad I got a 3tb hdd a few months ago.
If HDD are going up, then netbooks and laptops and such that uses mechanical drive are going to go up also in prices...that sucks.
I honestly dont think SSD are going to be mainstream until the capacity gets bigger, or until the mindset of buying a HDD for space is changed.
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This is the PERFECT time for the chip manus to step up, throw a ton of money into fabricating SS memory for SSDs and overtake HDDs for the mainstream by getting the price down.

Even if they have to take a loss for a few years, this is a great time to make SSDs mainstream.
NAND demand has outstripped NAND production for years already.

Why would any SSD company want to take losses while others don't? Intel has something like a 60% margin on their SSDs.
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Pretty soon, it's going to be cheaper to buy an SSD.

No face.
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Pretty soon, it's going to be cheaper to buy an SSD.

No face.
it's already cheaper to buy an SSD than a HDD. What we have here is a failure to identify capacity. Sure a 32GB SSD is cheaper than a 3TB HDD. However, what's the max capacity for a SSD, 256GB? How long do you think it's going to be until a 3TB SSD costs ~150 bucks? Couple months? 6 months? A year? Prices for SSDs are coming down, to be sure, but it's not like the HDD sector is sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the SSD tech to catch up in capacity. So if by "pretty soon" you mean eventually, I might agree with you.
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