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Well, not sure how accurate any of this is since the Intarwebz does like to lie to me. But I found a Micron C400 64GB $SSD for 130, and the Crucial C300 6GB SSD is $125. Sure the improvements aren't HUGE, but the prices are so similair that it makes me wonder a bit. Micron and Crucial are the same right?

Then there's the Vertex 2 VS Vertex 3. There's a huge difference in those two in terms of performance, but the Vertex 3 seems to be a hundred bucks more than the Vertex 2.

So I'm just wondering if these prices I found are accurate or if they are actually right. And so now is it only a matter of a short time before the C300 prices drop significantly?

Btw, I found the Micron C400 at Superbiiz.com and the Vertex 3 on Amazon.com.
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They are probably correct. What most of the price is is in NAND, the slight performance upgrade of the c400 is like free. Vertex is just trying to make money on the fact that it is the fastest.
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the msrp on the c400 was actually cheaper than the current c300 prices back when they announced it. Mainly because they are using smaller nand flash memory.

But with all these talks of Nand becoming less reliable at 25nm and smaller w/ current mfg techniques im not so sure what ill be doing. Mushkin decided to stay at 34nm, but who knows if thats a tech or financial-based company decision.

Who knows what the real story is at the moment or where these companies stand though, most of these media outlets are as bad as the evening news (and i mean ALL of them... lol).
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So now it's pretty much pointless to get a C300 instead of a C400 am I right? Since they are nearly the same price.

EDIT: Blah, posted at the same time as Rmp459, haha. So does the C400 use 25nm while the C300 uses 34nm?
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Originally Posted by PhrydMog;12815708 
So now it's pretty much pointless to get a C300 instead of a C400 am I right? Since they are nearly the same price.

EDIT: Blah, posted at the same time as Rmp459, haha. So does the C400 use 25nm while the C300 uses 34nm?

C300 is actually faster in random reads, where it matters. I'm glad I got the c300 now.
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It does have much better random writes.
    
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So let's get this straight: the C300 is faster than the C400/M4 where it really matters?
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So let's get this straight: the C300 is faster than the C400/M4 where it really matters?

Ironically yes.
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