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How long before SSD becomes affordable ?

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#61 RvXtm


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 23:45

I gree that first SSD's need to overtake mechanical HD's in size, and with a little luck, it may happen faster then we can keep track.

#62 PGHammer


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:22

I picked this one up last night at Micro Center. Intel 240GB SSD for $149 with a 5 year warranty. Best Buy wants $219. Rating is 4.5 on Amazon.







The price has since gone up - by all of $10USD.  (Both the MicroCenter locations near me have 10+ each in stock - and even the current price is all of $0.67USD/GB - sixty-seven CENTS US per billion bytes of storage, where 1 GB = one billion bytes.)


Only the weather could keep me from taking advantage of current prices. (The current prices end this coming Sunday at the earliest.)


To put the price and capacity in perspective, my first SATA HDD was smaller, and cost more. (Maxtor DiamondMax 6LS200 was $249 at Office Depot, purchased new in 2004 as an XP replacement boot drive.)