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i was thinking of buying a high capacity ssd but the prices are way too big for my pocket, ive heard that that the prices will go down because it is easier to mass produce them or some technology makes it easier to make them idk so is it true? i wouldnt want to buy a 500gb ssd and in a year the ssd will cost 200euros less
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i was thinking of buying a high capacity ssd but the prices are way too big for my pocket, ive heard that that the prices will go down because it is easier to mass produce them or some technology makes it easier to make them idk so is it true? i wouldnt want to buy a 500gb ssd and in a year the ssd will cost 200euros less

I remember reading an article not long ago saying that flash prices will actually go up soon. Perhaps more has developed since then, but that's a starting point at least.
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well, they can keep prices up, but there's no where to go without SATA4, the controller is already more than fast, I know the fab is not cheap but they don't need it to sell quantity
    
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I hope they go down, Im also wanting a bigger SSD but it seems the best value at the moment is the 120GB drives ( at least in NZ)

with hard disk drives typically the larger capacity the lower the cost per GB, sadly not the case with SSD's at this stage
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post #5 of 7
Soon they will be.

I just got a 256 GB for under $1 GB (Samsung 840 Pro on sale for around $200 bucks.)

Last year at this time I was hesitant to purchase the 128GB which was @ or slightly over $1 GB.

Keep the faith.
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i dont think prices are to bad right now they are more then half then what they were a few years ago you can get a 500gig for under 400 i don't think you will ever see ssd come down to prices hardrives droped to befor the floods. I can see 500gigs droping down to around 275-350 but dont see them falling much lower if that low.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post

I remember reading an article not long ago saying that flash prices will actually go up soon. Perhaps more has developed since then, but that's a starting point at least.

It's already gone up... Aside from the Crucial M500 960GB, we had better deals on MLC SSD last year compared to this year.
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