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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

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WTH!!!! Why do they have to be so damn greedy?! I swear, if this wasn't the time for SSD's to come in and save the day and lower prices to lower than HDD's then i don't know when is. They could recover those "losses" by building the hard drive storage market on SSDs thus replacing these greedy punks.

^^

It sucks.. They know people need hard drives, and they know people will go ahead and pay the price. First rule of marketing, if people are willing to pay the price, that's what you charge. People showed they are willing to pay $150 for a 1tb drive instead of $70.
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This is so unfair. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post

In theory it should be cheaper to manufacture an SSD than HD as its mechanically a lot simpler. By 2014 I would expect SSD's be used by OEM's more often than HD for their pre built systems.

What HD has goin for it is low cost per gigabyte. The higher they hold that the easier it is for the SSD to compete with an HD in that region as well.

Using an 5,25'' drive bay you could cram in a lot of SSD chips in there for bigger storage needs. If the price of the chips would come down enough to justify that.
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

It's all about supply and demand. They kept the supply high enough for years and demand wasn't that high so prices were low. A year ago I bought a 1TB Sata II for $70 and today the same drive is at least $130. I went with a Sata II SSD and those are amazing but price per GB is still high so I hope those will come down to $1/GB or below in the future. Regarding the size of the SSD, 2.5" drive is nice and they're compact but why not just make a 3.5" SSD that's has 3-5x the capacity? I think the future for SSD just gets better.

It isn't the actual manufacturing of the ssd itself that costs so much. It is the NAND manufacturing. NAND is crazy high to produce, and most estimates are saying it isn't going to get much cheaper for quite some time. Even if they could acquire and manufacture everything besides the NAND in an ssd for free, they would still be substantially higher than an hdd due to NAND prices. Don't expect ssd's to replace hdd's anytime in the foreseeable future, unless some breakthrough comes through in NAND production. They were never meant to be a replacement in the first place. At least not for storage.
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This is so unfair. mad.gif
It's less than unfair for some people.. I've been holding out on trying to buy 12TB HDDs (Happy with SATAII / 5900s too) but with the current prices... I just don't want to spend the money, not that I can't.

This time last year I could of got 24 of them for the price of 12 now... The demand for the drives is here, especially knowing a lot of people have put off buying a HDD due to the current pricing.
Why keep the prices high and sell a couple of drives when you can drop the prices a little and sell multiple drives... It's beyond me that they think we're all made of money. The standard and price of living is going up, yet my wage doesn't seem to be. mellowsmiley.gif

The cheapest overall drives (that I'd be happy to buy) are £91.97 from Aria .. [Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive [ST2000DL003]]
The only issue is.. £91.97 x 12 = £1103.64 and I'm not quite in the rush to spend that much on HDDs.
Even buying 4 at a time would still set me back £367.88 wheee.gif
Edited by ShadowEW - 2/15/12 at 1:39am
 
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By 2014, 1TB SSDs should come down to $500 or lower (hopefully).
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I have laptop hard drives and IDE's.


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In some ways I feel lucky that I had a computer fry last year with 2 drives in it. Now I have 3 1TB drives(I RMAd the 2 dead ones from the older PC when the prices started going up), thing is I only use 400GB. How do some of you guys fill drives up so fast? I rip all my music to lossless too!
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Who cares, just buy external and rip out the hard drive. Save $80.
 
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Who cares, just buy external and rip out the hard drive. Save $80.
£91.97 for Seagate Barracuda / SATAIII.
£109.99 for a Seagate Expansion 2 TB / USB

Doesn't quite work like that here.
And before people rant at me, I'm happy with Seagate and Hitachi drives. (Never lost a single drive in my life with these brands) Whereas, I've lost 3 WD drives and have a 4th dieing. (2 Dead HDDs, 1 dead external, 1 dieing external)
 
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Who cares, just buy external and rip out the hard drive. Save $80.


Yep, because I totally want a 5400 RPM Caviar Green (not really.)

 

 

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