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Mm.

Not unless for 100$ or so I can get 4TB of very fast Raptor like HDD.

SSD's or whatever comes after. SSD's are getting cheap and cheaper as I said earlier.

By 2014, supposedly when the price per GB will go back down again on HDD's, SSD's will have become way cheaper.

By then you'll most likely be able to get a 1TB SSD for 150$ ~ or so.

Super fast rar'ing, instant load times, crazy fast boot, Microsoft is promising 2 second boot times with a SSD on Windows 8 & Higher(Unlikely, but they claim it.)

No need to defrag, no file corruption...

No need for HDD's by the time prices become reasonable.
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post #72 of 237
where are all the intelligent people who studied Economics >< any idea on this lol.. never liked this subject cuz its full of BS
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

Mm.
Not unless for 100$ or so I can get 4TB of very fast Raptor like HDD.
SSD's or whatever comes after. SSD's are getting cheap and cheaper as I said earlier.
By 2014, supposedly when the price per GB will go back down again on HDD's, SSD's will have become way cheaper.
By then you'll most likely be able to get a 1TB SSD for 150$ ~ or so.
Super fast rar'ing, instant load times, crazy fast boot, Microsoft is promising 2 second boot times with a SSD on Windows 8 & Higher(Unlikely, but they claim it.)
No need to defrag, no file corruption...
No need for HDD's by the time prices become reasonable.

I sure as hell hope you're right. Do you have a link with that kind of info? Not that I don't believe you but I'd like to read this for myself.
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I'm so surprised! rolleyes.gif
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looks like some companies have to do some explaining...
Yea.. that'll happen. /sarcasm
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Simply solution, stop hording and the demand is sure to change.
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It should be news if companies didn't engage in dishonest and questionable practices to get more profit. Profit > everything else
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No, it was not fake. It was real, but for a short period of time. Then the manufacturers just milked it.

Nothing that we didn't know.
   
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I was forced to get a WD Blue 500GB because I really really really needed it...paid $100CND for it..wasn't that bad because the need justified the price.

 

This is why sometimes I think that backing-up data on DVD/BR media is still one of the best storage solutions out there. Then again it'll change once the prices of HDD's go down again. Can't wait for it to go down...

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This is why sometimes I think that backing-up data on DVD/BR media is still one of the best storage solutions out there. Then again it'll change once the prices of HDD's go down again. Can't wait for it to go down...

Oh yes sir... I got 470GB worth of storage only at €20 wink.gif
   
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