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#1 sammy2

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:29

Maybe in the next four years ? 




#2 Evolution

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:59

Maybe in the next four years ? 

Lots of people have them so you could say they're affordable right now.... Do you mean until they cost the same as non-SSD and have the same capacity?



#3 DavidM

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:59

I guess it depends on YOUR definition of affordable?

 

I grabbed 2 Kingston 120gb SSD V300 kits for $80 a peice @ Staples...probably not the fastest or best or coolest, but it boots Windows 7 in about 30 seconds.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:16

How long is a piece of string?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:20

They are affordable.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:22

I think what the holdouts are - ahem - holding out for is for SSDs to reach HDD pricing (in terms of price for capacity).

 

That will happen when HDD prices start to go up.  (Yes - I am quite serious, but not for the expected reason.)

 

Even though SSD pricing is still headed down, it is not as mature a technology as HDD tech is; therefore, on a price for capacity basis, SSDs plain and simply will NEVER - as in ever - catch that of HDDs unless HDD pricing goes up.

 

(While the Kingston V300 is no Samsung 840 Pro, it's no slouch, and $80USD is a very good price, even, if not especially, for Staples.)

 

The same Kingstons, along with  the SAMSUNG 840 standard, are $10 more at MicroCenter, while the 840 EVO and Intel 530 kits are $20 more than your Kingstons were (also at MicroCenter).

 

I'm holding out, but oddly enough NOT due to price (of the SSD) - I'm holding out because I want to get the other items in my build first.

 

Other than the SSD, I have two items left (motherboard and CPU), and since a reinstall is a necessary, I'd prefer only doing that once.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:27

I think what the holdouts are - ahem - holding out for is for SSDs to reach HDD pricing (in terms of price for capacity).

There's really nothing keeping people from using one of each.  I have two SSDs and an HD in this box and one SSD and an HD in the other box.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:28

What do you consider affordable? If you can afford a HDD, you can probably afford a SSD. I don't think some people understand the idea of using SSD's as boot drive and using HDD's for data storage - these are the people that still hang on to HDD's and think SSD's are too expensive. 



#9 DavidM

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:34

I think what the holdouts are - ahem - holding out for is for SSDs to reach HDD pricing (in terms of price for capacity).

 

That will happen when HDD prices start to go up.  (Yes - I am quite serious, but not for the expected reason.)

 

Even though SSD pricing is still headed down, it is not as mature a technology as HDD tech is; therefore, on a price for capacity basis, SSDs plain and simply will NEVER - as in ever - catch that of HDDs unless HDD pricing goes up.

 

(While the Kingston V300 is no Samsung 840 Pro, it's no slouch, and $80USD is a very good price, even, if not especially, for Staples.)

 

The same Kingstons, along with  the SAMSUNG 840 standard, are $10 more at MicroCenter, while the 840 EVO and Intel 530 kits are $20 more than your Kingstons were (also at MicroCenter).

 

I'm holding out, but oddly enough NOT due to price (of the SSD) - I'm holding out because I want to get the other items in my build first.

 

Other than the SSD, I have two items left (motherboard and CPU), and since a reinstall is a necessary, I'd prefer only doing that once.

 

Yes, they are listed @ $119.99 right now, but that's with the stuff you need to transfer everything from a laptop to the new drive. The cables and an enclosure to plug the ssd into a usb port to transfer everything with the included software.

 

There's really nothing keeping people from using one of each.  I have two SSDs and a HD in this box and one SSD and an HD in the other box.

 

Same here, both mine and my wifes computers have the Kingstons for the primary and a hdd for storage. I am waiting for the Kingstons to go on sale again to make a ssd primary, an ssd for games and then the hdd for storage. There is just something abot a Windows only drive that I really like.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:46

I am talking about SSD with 2tb capacity going for $140 etc or even less..

 

 I don't think when you consider the cost of normal drives it's right to consider SSD unaffordable ... The truth is BF4 and CoD take up 80gb combined...my 120gb drive is almost maxed out.. I would love to be able to install a bunch of programs and games without needing to spend $400 and still not have enough space for music and movies...It's not affordable because you can't do what you would like with SSD alone..

 

I have a sammy  840 series--120gb.. 2tb and another 500gb .. But now i'm going to have get another SSD just to be able to keep my games..I had to move three games from my SSD to my HD just to have room for CoD... 



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:50

I am talking about SSD with 2tb capacity going for $140 etc or even less..

It's unlikely.  The tech gets less reliable as it shrinks.  Flash based SSDs will likely need to be replaced with a different tech for any major price movement.

 

While we are expecting new tech within the next few years, it's impossible to say how long it'll take to affect the market.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:53

I'd recommend installing and saving games to a regular hdd, ssd's have a finite amount of read/write

I bought my Kingston 128, used at it was on ebay for a steal, checked it with ssd life and it had 8 or 9 years left in it, so for the price I paid,  I'm not going to complain

if you want quicker loading then don't settle for anything less than a hdd with 7200 rpm speed

 

of course you can get the ssd for instant loading but again it is a lot of reading and writing during checkpoint saves etc... more so when one considers replaying missions, or the game itself



#13 mrp04

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:54

Why exactly do you need a 2TB SSD? Is a SSD + HDD solution not something that you could make use of? Going to be a looong time for SSDs to get that cheap.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:57

Instantly, if you get a better-paying job.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:03

Hello,

 

In 1994, I paid $1700 for a 1.8GB HDD.  Today, a 960GB SSD costs $600 on Newegg, which means you can buy a pair for $1200.  At the rate the technology is moving, I suspect you'll see 2TB SSDs at $140 in about 3.5-4 years, however, SSDs will never achieve price parity with HDDs, simply because both will continue to decrease in price and increase in capacity.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky





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