All that inhibits the sales of these things is the cost of them. I realize that they'll sell to those with deep pockets and those that buy for professional applications, but once they realize just how many of us are poised to snap these drives up for a decent price, maybe they'll go for selling lots of them for less rather that a few for a hell of a lot.
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Well, I think it's just a matter of cost and physics now really. We have to remember that spinning media is ridiculously cheap as well right now and solid state can't even begin to approach the density. When you start seeing the average SSD starting density of say 320GB or so, then you'll know the technology is cost-enabled. I think this time next year we'll start seeing drives approach $1/GB. That's when it really starts to get interesting. But hey, what the heck do I know. ;-)
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I gotta agree with Dave on this one and have said before that ~$1/GB is the point we'll see these start to take over a good chuck of the Boot/Aplication market. I don't see them moving into the bulk storage market anytime soon though.
That max size and $/GB advantage of traditional drives will allow them to maintain the mass storage market for at least the next 4 or 5 years. But I think in two years you'll be looking at a combination of an SSD and HDD in every new computer sold above the ultra cheap/bargain market.
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Dave_HH:But hey, what the heck do I know
Much more than I do, it seems.
I get a little discouraged sometimes because I already know what a change they make in a system's performance. I have one of them, albeit, a really small 60GB one, and the little sucker makes this PC fly!
I want one in all of my PC's but cannot afford them, and even now, at 57 years old, I still hate waiting for stuff!
I finally found an SSD with a price I could accept. It's a 120g Corsair I got for 204 with a 40 dollar MIR. I figured 164 for a 120g was too good to pass up since it was my first one. There is a such a huge difference. I cannot wait for them to come down in price so I can buy a larger one.
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Welcome to HotHardware.com. The price you paid for that SSD is a good one. Where did you buy it?
I bought it off newegg a few days after BF. I had a few on my watchlist, and I figured that was about the lowest I was going to find a decent one. Looking at it now the price is back up to $214. I have noticed that g.skill seems to have some pretty good prices I just wasn't very familiar with that brand.
Thanks for the welcome. I've been skulking around the articles for a while but hopefully I will be a bit more active now.
I happen to stumble upon this site from Engadget and so far am loving it. I have been using the 470 in the 256GB size since it 1st came out. I have owned/used all your comparison drives as well. Still use the Intel in my other Toughbook!
The biggest thing I always say about my 470 is it's stability. It has never given me the slightest little hiccup in over 8 months. That is something I cannot ever say for my Sandforce drives for sure.
Glad to have found this site. I will be back for more for sure. In regards to the $/GB, we have come so close to the 1$/GB here in mid 2011. It's only going to get better!
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