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SSD's are the best thing since sliced bread.... Once you get a SSD for a boot drive and/or storage drive, you'll never go back. So incredibly fast I can't believe more people on here don't have one. #1 most overlooked component for your system. HDD's bottlenecks are nuts.

SSD's FTW!

Prices are going way down on them too! So cool! Hopefully few years from now, SSD's will be as readily used as HDD's...
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I bought a 256GB Crucial M4 for $220 last week and I've phased out mechanical drives in my system... Good times smile.gif Keep the price drops rollin'.

Yup I'll be doing the same.. Phasing out mechanicals because the duopoly there (in mechanicals) is too much. I havent used WD in 10 years and Seagate in over 3.. When Seagate and WD bought their last two competitors in the 3.5 market I was done. I thought maybe I wouldn't be then the floods happened. Once that price fixing nightmare started I swore Id never buy an other mechanical again. good to see prices around .65 per GB I hope the HDD industry is watching because this may be the beginning of their death.
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SSD's are the best thing since sliced bread.... Once you get a SSD for a boot drive and/or storage drive, you'll never go back. So incredibly fast I can't believe more people on here don't have one. #1 most overlooked component for your system. HDD's bottlenecks are nuts.
SSD's FTW!
Prices are going way down on them too! So cool! Hopefully few years from now, SSD's will be as readily used as HDD's...

im waiting as long as possible for prices to fall
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When will we start seeing these $0.65/GB prices? I want to grab another Force 3 or a bigger and faster SSD.
Probably about the time when it starts to cost them ~$0.25/GB redface.gif SSDs have dropped drastically but I'm sure they'll hold on to the niche pricing for a while.
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I can't see .65 per GB happening for a long time, certainly not this year, and I highly doubt we're going to see that large of a drop next year either. How I would love to be proven wrong......
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Good to see such news! I'm willing to bet that within 3-4 years, ssd's's will be cheaper than hdd's.

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SSD's are the best thing since sliced bread.... Once you get a SSD for a boot drive and/or storage drive, you'll never go back. So incredibly fast I can't believe more people on here don't have one. #1 most overlooked component for your system. HDD's bottlenecks are nuts.
SSD's FTW!
Prices are going way down on them too! So cool! Hopefully few years from now, SSD's will be as readily used as HDD's...

im waiting as long as possible for prices to fall

How do you ever buy any computer equipment? Or any technology for that matter? Prices will always fall, you can't wait forever tongue.gif
Sometimes the enjoyment of getting one 3 to 6 months sooner is better than the $30 or whatever you could have saved. Saving $30 or so but waiting 3 months? Saving $10/month but not having the speed doesn't seem worth it IMO.

SSDs are probably the best way to speed up any decent system, they're great.
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I can't see .65 per GB happening for a long time, certainly not this year, and I highly doubt we're going to see that large of a drop next year either. How I would love to be proven wrong......

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When will we start seeing these $0.65/GB prices? I want to grab another Force 3 or a bigger and faster SSD.
Probably about the time when it starts to cost them ~$0.25/GB redface.gif SSDs have dropped drastically but I'm sure they'll hold on to the niche pricing for a while.

See I don't get that though, the article makes it seem as if OCZ has already BEEN selling at $0.65/GB, and they definitely haven't been.
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"With recent NAND flash price decreases, we have been able to introduce market leading products with price points of approximately $0.65 per gigabyte without negatively impacting our gross margins.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550 55GB for $65 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706 120GB for $125 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551 115GB for $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726 120GB for $100 after rebate (Lowest on the list at $0.83/GB, Agility 3 is crap though)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726 60GB for $60 after rebate

Those are all about $1/GB or more...
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Hope the price will keep dropping down, then I can buy two 512 in raid0 at the end of 2012
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See I don't get that though, the article makes it seem as if OCZ has already BEEN selling at $0.65/GB:
That's possible. I'll admit -- I didn't even bother to read the article and I'm not well versed when it comes to SSDs. My statement was more or less a poor joke tongue.gif If the Agility 3 drives weren't such nightmares with blue screens of death I'd buy tons of them for every machine I own, and they're only like ~$55 for 60GB.
Edited by tehmaggot - 5/3/12 at 9:30am
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