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I have been considering a new SSD, hopefully one of the Sandforce drives that hit ~500MB/s read and write with really high IOPS.
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I thought SSDs randomly fail and grind to a halt after several years of continuous use?
HDDs seem more robust at the moment, and last a long time if you don't drop them :-)
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Just about time to pick up an SSD for my MacBook Pro.
    
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Agility 3 60 gig - $44.49 AR and code = $0.74/gb
Agility 3 120 gig - $82.74 AR and code = $0.69/gb
Nothing wrong with the Agility 3 anymore, they have fixed the issue with Sandforce controllers.
I am still waiting on $0.50/gb before I get me another one.

Where exactly are you seeing those prices for the Agility 3?
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What companies are doing now is to dropping the price really far down so new companies won't be able to match those prices. Not quite sure if that's good or bad. On one hand you get it cehaper and on the other there's less competition.
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Wonder if my Samsung will hold its value till the end of the year.
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I thought SSDs randomly fail and grind to a halt after several years of continuous use?
HDDs seem more robust at the moment, and last a long time if you don't drop them :-)

I can't tell if you're joking but SSDs are much more reliable than HDDs.

I remember paying over $400 for an 80GB Intel X25-M when they first came out and still being pleased with the massive performance increase it brought to my system. At current prices, SSDs are a no-brainer unless you need tons and tons of storage space.
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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.

I don't think HDD will be dying anytime soon,if not at all. They are still the best option for large storage and SSDs won't see a massive increase in size. This is because, SSDs are mainly for speed and quick response time.
post #59 of 200
curious... whats the difference between ram mem and ssd?. parts wise. ?

Ram has been dropping faster then a prom dress this past year so SSD's should follow suit. The multiple price points from each manufacturer coupled with rising confidence should help SSD's continue to drop.
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Since when do seagate and WD sell SSDs? Those are the only two mechanical drive companies left.

Sorry, that was poorly worded. I meant both the kind of companies that make hard drives and the kind of companies that make SSD's. They've each found their respective niches.
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