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256 GB or 512 GB?

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My 160 GB X25-M is almost full (hello software bloat), so I need a new and bigger SSD. Should I get a 256 GB SSD now, which should last me another 2-3 years, and upgrade again when I fill that up, or should I just get a 512 GB right away, and not have to think about capacity for the foreseeable future?
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Well as time goes on, price goes down. So you can buy it now if you need it, or you can wait and buy another drive. If you buy it now though, you will have one less drive.
    
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How quickly will you need the extra space? If your estimates regarding 2-3 years is correct, I'd just go with 256GB now. Based on $/GB, 240-256GB SSDs are still much better value than 500GB SSDs and by the time you need the space in 2 years time, a 500GB SSD might cost what 120-128GB costs today.
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Right now the 256gb SSDs are the best in terms of price/capacity ratio. With all the great sales on SSDs going on you can get a 240-256 ssd for around 60 to 70 cents per gig while the 480 to 412 ssd will be about 80 to 90 cents per gig.
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256 + your current 160

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Get a 256GB now.
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