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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234744/SSD_prices_continue_to_plunge
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After dropping 20% in the second quarter of 2012 alone, SSD prices fell another 10% in the second half of the year, according to data from IHS iSupply.

The better deals for SSDs are now around 80- to 90-cents-per-gigabyte of capacity, though some sale prices have been even lower, according to Ryan Chien, an IHS SSD and storage analyst.

Hmmm, I was actually going to buy an SSD a few months ago.
That is, until I found out there's a notorious firmware glitch that randomly deletes all your data.

No thank you. tongue.gif
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Hmmm, I was actually going to buy an SSD a few months ago.
That is, until I found out there's a notorious firmware glitch that randomly deletes all your data.
No thank you. tongue.gif

what glitch is that? my intel SSD has never deleted anything, ive had nearly a year now.
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I bet this didn't surprise anyone. I bought my Samsung 830 SSD for 74cents/gb during the summer.
     
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What glitch?
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Good thing too. It's an awesome platform as far as speed goes, the only issue has been it's limited space and the occasional bad batch going out the door.

Can't wait til they're priced more in-line with conventional HDD's. 500Gig SSD for 150? Yes, please!
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what glitch is that? my intel SSD has never deleted anything, ive had nearly a year now.

I'll try to find the links, but there were quite a few.
One was with Intel drives where they would delete all your data and bring you down to 8 MB. Another was with Crucial drives where they would mess up after a certain amount of time. And there was a whole bunch with OCZ drives.

After reading about them, I just decided to stay away altogether.
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I'll try to find the links, but there were quite a few.
One was with Intel drives where they would delete all your data and bring you down to 8 MB. Another was with Crucial drives where they would mess up after a certain amount of time. And there was a whole bunch with OCZ drives.
After reading about them, I just decided to stay away altogether.

that intel issue was with the sandforce controllers, mine is pre sandforce, its a 320 series from last year xmas time. lol

OCZ ive heard too many horror stories about, and crucial is starting to slip up
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Never had an issue with my Corsair Force 3 or ADATA, both SandForce
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Soon they will cost the same as hard drives when I joined OCN... That will be nice.
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I'll try to find the links, but there were quite a few.
One was with Intel drives where they would delete all your data and bring you down to 8 MB. Another was with Crucial drives where they would mess up after a certain amount of time. And there was a whole bunch with OCZ drives.
After reading about them, I just decided to stay away altogether.

That Crucial problem didn't delete your information. It caused your PC to restart after a certain amount of time. It was promptly fixed with a firmware patch soon after it was discovered.
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