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When will 64GB SSD release at $50 ? redface.gif
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Hang on... maybe I'm misinterpreting something here, but it sounds a lot like price-fixing in an anti-competitive manner. Aren't there regulations in place to prevent this sort of action?
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At this rate it wont take long for Solid State Drives to dominate the market and be neck and neck with traditional hard drive pricing. Certainly not price/GB but enough to end up in every home computer as a boot drive. There is so many people out there who barely scratch the surface of a 80GB+ hard drive. I'm still waiting for at least a 1:1 ratio $/GB then I will make my first SSD purchase.
Edited by Warmonger - 4/27/12 at 1:25pm
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Yeah.

I just want a 512GB SSD for 120$-150$~

And I'd buy it in a heart beat.

I paid 200$ for my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD a few months ago. Thing is amazing and the benefits are yes, astonishing as games load so fast I don't have think to even scratch. But I'd still like more storage space.

Windows alone, updated, takes 20GB


About 8GB is reserved for whatever reason by default

So my 128GB is now 100GB.

Throw in basic programs..ect..

The average size of games today is 8-9GB...some as high as 20GB+

Things fill fast.
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post #15 of 45
Why does "he" keep putting "everything" in "quotes". "It" is "really" annoying. rolleyes.gif

Also, I think he forgot Corsair. They actually sell quite a large number of SSDs and are probably the closest competitor to OCZ and probably hold a larger market share than Kingston.
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I am enjoying both my ocz ssd for a while now! I am very happy with them. this new is great!!thumb.gif
 
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post #17 of 45
I'm ok with this, there are a TON of small companies that make ssds that I have never heard of or would buy from. SSD failure rates are pretty steady from some vendors (OCZ....even though I have one of their earliest SSDs still chugging along nicely). Hopefully this does wedge out some of the laggards out there and we all benefit as consumers.
post #18 of 45
DarkPriest and Avril I would like to thank you very much. That is probably the won of the nicest compliments received since we put the site together.

My only comment is that, when you think about it, we have come a long way since my review of a the Memoright SSD back in 07-08 which was originally seen available at $2900. Crucial has been the front runner in lower prices and, IMHO, others end up following suit, however, one must be aware that small companies play their part especially on the oem side. To think their aren't 'fly by night' (ooops quotes) companies that whip together a product and sell it in mass to a notebook manufacturer would be naive.

From my perspective however, the best thing about SSD technology is that, unlike so many peripherals, it is evolving under the watchful eye of very educated consumers. The industry could never get away with pulling the wool over our eyes and there are a few examples where we called them on it right on our site.

Again all...THANKS!
Edited by TheSSDReview - 4/27/12 at 6:23pm
post #19 of 45
I assume in time we will read articles on collusion in the SSD market.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

Yeah.
I just want a 512GB SSD for 120$-150$~
And I'd buy it in a heart beat.
I paid 200$ for my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD a few months ago. Thing is amazing and the benefits are yes, astonishing as games load so fast I don't have think to even scratch. But I'd still like more storage space.
Windows alone, updated, takes 20GB
About 8GB is reserved for whatever reason by default
So my 128GB is now 100GB.
Throw in basic programs..ect..
The average size of games today is 8-9GB...some as high as 20GB+
Things fill fast.

Remove pagefile / disable hibernation / remove update downloads in the Windows folder / disable restore points. I can get my Windows install trimmed down to 6.9GB. Use Sean's guide on here.
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