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I had access to the non-pro 120 for $80 from the promo. I also had access to the pro 840 120 or 128gb for $120. I however canceled the order after realizing that I won't need it yet and prices will go down eventually. I was interested in the non-pro 120gb for 80, until I heard that it is not as long of life...so right now I am just going to wait a month or two most likely.

Should have got the non-pro. I don't know if we'll see SSDs go down beyond that outside of either Black Fridays or some models that have really bad reputation and need to be liquidated. The live would have been just fine...I mean unless you write more than 40GB of data daily to that thing I'm with Phil-Whir on it lasting more than 4 years.
     
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Should have got the non-pro. I don't know if we'll see SSDs go down beyond that outside of either Black Fridays or some models that have really bad reputation and need to be liquidated. The live would have been just fine...I mean unless you write more than 40GB of data daily to that thing I'm with Phil-Whir on it lasting more than 4 years.

I will purchase the next best thing I can find that is around this price then. thumb.gif Wasn't aware they are already as low as they are gonna get, for the most part.
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I will purchase the next best thing I can find that is around this price then. thumb.gif Wasn't aware they are already as low as they are gonna get, for the most part.

That's the big kicker...whether or not an SSD maker wants to break ranks and go for the jugular. I'd check with Sean...but I've heard rumors that on average SSDs cost less than HDDs to make and heard numbers around the 60-70 range for the 90-128 size. But I haven't seen anything "reputable" on that. I got my 2 Kingston 3ks 120GBs for about 60-65 a piece on Black Friday and outside of when Samsung had random price drops on their 830s back in October nothing else of quality has been less than 90 without a rebate from what I recall. Price/GB the 240-256 sizes are the best I think but the 840 500GB is another Price/GB contender. My view on SSDs are they're what you should run anything short term, program like (OS, games, etc.), or in a laptop. They really serve best in those situations (where storage size is less of a factor). That said if someone offered me a 500GB SLC drive for 500 you're damn sure I'd buy it but that will never happen.
     
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