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Anyone expecting SSD prices to continue to drop as they have over the next 18 months is misguided. Its true, the prices have come down rapidly over the past year, but they've reached the point where they are a completely feasible buy for even the entry-level user seeking performance whilst still maintaining a large price gap from mechanical drives. Companies selling both HDD's and SSD's have every incentive to keep these two markets seperate: forcing the consumer to choose between a cheaper-to-make, higher-profit-margin HDD for storage or a slightly more expensive SSD strictly for performance that requires only a small skip (as opposed to the giant leap of last year) in price over the HDD.
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Anyone expecting SSD prices to continue to drop as they have over the next 18 months is misguided. Its true, the prices have come down rapidly over the past year, but they've reached the point where they are a completely feasible buy for even the entry-level user seeking performance whilst still maintaining a large price gap from mechanical drives. Companies selling both HDD's and SSD's have every incentive to keep these two markets seperate: forcing the consumer to choose between a cheaper-to-make, higher-profit-margin HDD for storage or a slightly more expensive SSD strictly for performance that requires only a small skip (as opposed to the giant leap of last year) in price over the HDD.


Since when do seagate and WD sell SSDs? Those are the only two mechanical drive companies left.
 
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post #23 of 200
Forget SSD's

This si where it's at:
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Anyone expecting SSD prices to continue to drop as they have over the next 18 months is misguided. Its true, the prices have come down rapidly over the past year, but they've reached the point where they are a completely feasible buy for even the entry-level user seeking performance whilst still maintaining a large price gap from mechanical drives. Companies selling both HDD's and SSD's have every incentive to keep these two markets seperate: forcing the consumer to choose between a cheaper-to-make, higher-profit-margin HDD for storage or a slightly more expensive SSD strictly for performance that requires only a small skip (as opposed to the giant leap of last year) in price over the HDD.

SSD cost isn't mandated by drive producers. The margin on individual drives is quite small, and to be honest they don't do much other than tie some off the shelf flash and a controller together, and then offer a warranty.

SSD $/Gb costs are set by major flash manufacturers, and as long as process shrinks continue (which they will), then SSD prices will continue to fall accordingly. nm goes down, transistor count goes up, flash gets cheaper, SSDs get cheaper, case closed.
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Meh.... I'm still content with my 120gb that I bought a while back.smile.gif
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My M4 256 was $1.50 a GB


My butt hurts.
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Most 120GB SSD's are going for £85 at the moment thats just great

Still cant buy one frown.gif
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Still rocking a 30gb from like 2 years ago. Just used for OS drive pretty much, but makes it so nice. I hope it doesn't crap out though, that would be a pain..

Anyone know off hand how much it costs to make Solid State memory per/GB? Would be nice to know how much of a markup they are getting right now, and how much of a threshold they have to lower prices to.
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Most 120GB SSD's are going for £85 at the moment thats just great
Still cant buy one frown.gif

still too expensive for 120g
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Should i return the 64 gb crucial i got from Microcenter and get the 128 gig after price matching to Newegg at Microcenter? Advice from anyone will be appreciated.
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