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I tell ya wut..I'm not buying another hdd until prices are right.If they keep it up..they might just price
themselves slap out of existance.What..like they didn't have insurance?.Get real..SSD for the win...

SSDs are faster, no doubt, but how does that compare with a 10x price hike? (what I mean, you can easily get a 1tb hdd for the same price as a 90-100gb ssd.)

Most people don't care about 4k times. And as I said before, most programs/files that would be put on an HDD don't either. Most people care about "Moar space, gotta have" than "quick access to your media files!!" (since when was that a selling point, anyway?)
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I'm so glad I bought my 2TB HD for $60 before this all happened biggrin.gif
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As soon as I can get 1 TB for near $100 then I'm jumping

Where the hell do you live? Lol. This is the norm here in Australia... 1TB Seagate Barracuda $99 OR $106 USD if you're American. thinking.gif
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SSDs are faster, no doubt, but how does that compare with a 10x price hike? (what I mean, you can easily get a 1tb hdd for the same price as a 90-100gb ssd.)
Most people don't care about 4k times. And as I said before, most programs/files that would be put on an HDD don't either. Most people care about "Moar space, gotta have" than "quick access to your media files!!" (since when was that a selling point, anyway?)

Most people do care about 4k speeds, they just don't know it. SSDs really makes your computer feel so much faster, and it's extremely noticeable. Probably one of the most noticeable upgrades you have been able to do to your computer. Apple has been using flash memory in their laptops for a while now, and their users don't know how or why they are faster, but they like it.

I bought 6 open box 1TB Samsung F3 @ $40 a piece a while back. I should be good for a while tongue.gif
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I don't think $100 is too much for a 500 GB hard drive, not really.
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^^^

That depends really... on the specs of the HDD.

I would not pay $100 for a 500GB SATA3 HDD when I can pay $99 for a 1TB SATA3 HDD... but then again it also comes down to your personality and spending traits lol.

P.S: 500GB HDD's only cost $77 here.
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Prices are not that bad. 2TB HDD costs ~ 120 which is the price they had ~ 1 year ago.
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WHY!!!!!!!!!

 

Don't move to SSDs! Can we first make high storage HDDs that are very reliable first! We just got to 1TB platters!

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Why not?

It's where it's all headed anyway. Technology will always move in the direction of more efficient and faster capabilities. SSD's are exactly that, sure they don't have the storage size to be an effective storage system, yet.
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Why not?
It's where it's all headed anyway. Technology will always move in the direction of more efficient and faster capabilities. SSD's are exactly that, sure they don't have the storage size to be an effective storage system, yet.

SSD are not HDDs replacements. They can only last so long before you cant write anymore.
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