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The price difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM drives is not that big.

but the price difference between SSDs and 54k drives IS "that" big. That's what a hybrid drive is after all, small SSD cashe + mechanical drive.
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I would really want a 1.5 - 2 TB 7200 rpm portable hdd to make an external drive to carry my steam games around on. (I like to have them all installed)
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Darn. For a moment I thought that Seagate was going to smarten up and make GOOD hard drives for a change instead of the highest failed ones out there.

Ah well we can dream.... biggrin.gif:p
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Originally Posted by xSneak View Post

I would really want a 1.5 - 2 TB 7200 rpm portable hdd to make an external drive to carry my steam games around on. (I like to have them all installed)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236187
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I was originally going to comment about hybrid SSHD and SS cache drives, but then I started thinking about the prices of good old regular SSDs.

//Begin rant.

NAND flash needs to be cheaper and SSD prices need to drop down to around $.50/GB. It seems like SSD prices have stalled around the $.65-$.75 mark. Apart from the recent good prices for the 256 GB Samsung 840, I feel like there haven't been any killer deals for SSDs.

I know I'm not the only one when I say that there needs to be a day when Amazon routinely sells good 256 GB SSDs for around $130 USD (not just one day fire sale prices). Maybe that's wishful thinking at this point now that OCZ isn't trying to aggressively undercut everyone on price.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I the only one bothered to see that the progress in SSD prices has effectively ground to a halt after last summer-early autumn price drop?

//End rant.
    
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I was originally going to comment about hybrid SSHD and SS cache drives, but then I started thinking about the prices of good old regular SSDs.

//Begin rant.

NAND flash needs to be cheaper and SSD prices need to drop down to around $.50/GB. It seems like SSD prices have stalled around the $.65-$.75 mark. Apart from the recent good prices for the 256 GB Samsung 840, I feel like there haven't been any killer deals for SSDs.

I know I'm not the only one when I say that there needs to be a day when Amazon routinely sells good 256 GB SSDs for around $130 USD (not just one day fire sale prices). Maybe that's wishful thinking at this point now that OCZ isn't trying to aggressively undercut everyone on price.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I the only one bothered to see that the progress in SSD prices has effectively ground to a halt after last summer-early autumn price drop?

//End rant.

It's going to happen with time, just like it happened with hard drives.

People tend to forget SSDs haven't been around for THAT long, yet have made massive capacity leaps in comparison to HDDs in their early ages.
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post #67 of 75
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Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

It's going to happen with time, just like it happened with hard drives.

People tend to forget SSDs haven't been around for THAT long, yet have made massive capacity leaps in comparison to HDDs in their early ages.

That's mostly due to necessity. Back in the early days of HDDs, 2mb of storage seemed like some huge un-fillable capacity. By the time SSDs hit the mainstream market, 20GB (their initial mainstream market capacity) was already too small for many operating systems alone, never mine software and data.


Also, do keep in mind that while SSDs as you currently know them may be relativity knew, solid state memory in general is actually older than spinning magnetic drive technology. Even current SSDs are essentially just supersized flash drives with sophisticated controllers (a technology that has existed for quite some time now, if perhaps not always in the hands of consumers).



At the end of the day however, you are absolutely correct. SSDs as we currently know them are just plain newer than HDDs, and were designed for performance and durability over capacity to begin with. It's gonna take some time for the prices to adjust and the technology to reach an ubiquitous state.
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Well, not sure what everyones problem with Seagate is:P

I mean, yeah I've had one seagate die on me once. However, I've also had one Maxtor die, a Samsung die, and a Western Digital die. My 2 currently oldest drives are Seagates. SO..yeah.
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well as long as SSD prices drop and they still make their hybrid 7200rpm hard drives I couldnt care less...
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Originally Posted by gooface View Post

well as long as SSD prices drop and they still make their hybrid 7200rpm hard drives I couldnt care less...

Their hybrid HDDs will become 5400RPM as well... but it does not matter than much if they can increase the NAND cache size.
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