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And your comments about SSD NAND chips basically being in RAID and the only way to increase capacity is to increase the density of the chips and not the number is not illogical? SSD chips are not striped any more than the platters of a HDD are striped and larger capacity SSDs do have more chips than smaller capacity SSDs using the same technology.

I also do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth. I NEVER said that enterprise was the ONLY solution for SSDs. That is completely absurd. My proposal for 3.5" SSDs was addressed specifically for enterprise applications for a less expensive way to switch to SSDs and dramatically increasing capacity without having to upgrade and/or replace hardware while reducing power consumption and heat generation. At NO time did I ever say it was the only solution for SSDs.

Max capacity for a generation has only grown by NAND process shrinks. Of course smaller drives have few chips. This is fact. End of story.
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And your comments about SSD NAND chips basically being in RAID and the only way to increase capacity is to increase the density of the chips and not the number is not illogical? SSD chips are not striped any more than the platters of a HDD are striped and larger capacity SSDs do have more chips than smaller capacity SSDs using the same technology.

I also do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth. I NEVER said that enterprise was the ONLY solution for SSDs. That is completely absurd. My proposal for 3.5" SSDs was addressed specifically for enterprise applications for a less expensive way to switch to SSDs and dramatically increasing capacity without having to upgrade and/or replace hardware while reducing power consumption and heat generation. At NO time did I ever say it was the only solution for SSDs.

Max capacity for a generation has only grown by NAND process shrinks. Of course smaller drives have few chips. This is fact. End of story.

Sigh! You still don't get it. And saying something is a fact and end of story doesn't make it so (in fact, it usually means you lost the argument). Your comments so far have convinced me you don't know what you are talking about.
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This is good news. I want to move over to 2TB (or 4TB) SSDs RAID-0 for my games drive. Have 2 1TB SSDs now (not RAID-0) and am already having to think of deleting some games to create space. Need a LOT more space since each game these days is a minimum of 40 - 50GB! o_0
     
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The sooner mechanical hard drives are gone the better. There is ZERO quality control in consumer HDDs these days. Manufacturers don't take them seriously. Warranty periods are a joke.
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The sooner mechanical hard drives are gone the better. There is ZERO quality control in consumer HDDs these days. Manufacturers don't take them seriously. Warranty periods are a joke.

thats what you get when manufacturers compete to become the cheapest affordable HDD on the market, "skimp on these, cut on that and don't forget to ignore the QC complaints".
it wouldn't be weird if we end up seeing the SSD market to get the same treatment, look at Samsung's 840 line SSD slowdown issue.
Edited by epic1337 - 12/10/15 at 5:54am
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This is one of the reasons why I wait for prices to drop. To give you an example why it's wise to wait, take for example the price of bluray burners. They are now 85 bucks. I remember seeing them 350 bucks for 1 and that was like 4 years ago. It's the same product, but you are getting it for a bargain.
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This is one of the reasons why I wait for prices to drop. To give you an example why it's wise to wait, take for example the price of bluray burners. They are now 85 bucks. I remember seeing them 350 bucks for 1 and that was like 4 years ago. It's the same product, but you are getting it for a bargain.

Sadly SSD prices have remained stagnant for a while. 256GB SSD's are about the same price this year as they were 1.5 year ago.

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This is one of the reasons why I wait for prices to drop. To give you an example why it's wise to wait, take for example the price of bluray burners. They are now 85 bucks. I remember seeing them 350 bucks for 1 and that was like 4 years ago. It's the same product, but you are getting it for a bargain.
Sadly SSD prices have remained stagnant for a while. 256GB SSD's are about the same price this year as they were 1.5 year ago.

Be patient wink.gif. Prices have dropped, but not at the rate we would like them to because these companies are after maximizing their profit margin. However, the prices will fall when more and more people move onto SSDs. In the end, you'll be laughing that you bought a superior drive at a significantly cheaper price point than some of the others did. If you followed this same principle for games, hardware and other things, you'll save 1000s of dollars easily. You can also save even more by buying refurbished or "open boxed" items too.
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there's always going to be huge price gap. if SSDs get cheaper, HDDs will also get cheaper
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Be patient wink.gif. Prices have dropped, but not at the rate we would like them to because these companies are after maximizing their profit margin. However, the prices will fall when more and more people move onto SSDs. In the end, you'll be laughing that you bought a superior drive at a significantly cheaper price point than some of the others did. If you followed this same principle for games, hardware and other things, you'll save 1000s of dollars easily. You can also save even more by buying refurbished or "open boxed" items too.
currently, the size of 256GB to 512GB is enough for a gaming rig, but 256GB SSD is not anywhere near the price of a 1TB HDD.
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