Originally Posted by wdgann
it is easy to tell ssd is still at like windows 95 kind of status. WD will join the ssd battle soon, tlc becomes more popular to bring down price,just 2009 to now for retail ssd market so still ways to explore lower cost way to make ssd. There are new kinds of nand techs still in research status as well.
But how do you know that the price will drop THAT QUICKLY over the next 6 months to year? What if it's beginning to stabilize? You can't know for sure. No one knows except perhaps for a few insiders.
It sounds to me that you have already decided that you're not going to get one and now you're just coming up with all of the excuses and reasons why it would be a bad idea for you to get one. It's almost like you're trying to reassure yourself that you're making the right decision in not getting, and so now there's nothing that anyone can say or do to prove to you that it might be worth your money to get one. However, even then, you're the only one who can make that decision. If you feel that the performance increases that you'd experience are worth it, then get one. If not, then don't. The worst thing you can do is sit around waiting for the price to drop. Why? Because when it finally does (or if it does), then you'll probably continue sitting around waiting for the price to drop yet AGAIN, all the while continuing to deal with the sluggish, lethargic performance of hard drives, never experiencing why we all love our solid state drives.
Also, what if it takes 2 years for the prices to drop to levels that you'd be happy with? What if by then your financial situation changes to where you are no longer able to even afford the cheapest, lowest quality SSD? Look at me: I bought mine back in 2009 and 2010. Today, I can barely even afford my groceries every week. So, if I had decided back then that I would be better off waiting for the prices to drop, then guess what: I would still be stuck with my hard drives today. Yeah, that would suck! I'd be like, "damn, all of these people around me are getting solid state drives and having lots of fun experiencing their superior performance while I sit here with my old hard drives and barely even able to afford groceries every week these days WHILE JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I had plenty of money".
Back then, I thought that I'd always have plenty of money like that, but I was wrong. So, I'm glad that I bought mine when I did.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/16/13 at 11:17pm