SSD Price Discussion

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by tfroggydawg, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. downforce

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    Well to be fair, the Falcon 2 is an 'early' tech so the long term reliability was always questionable. By the same token my Falcon 64GB is still going strong and I bought that at release!

    And aren't the Vertex 4 renowned for problems?

    Personally, if I get a yr out of a SSD I'm doing well. Mostly upgrading to higher/higher capacity then recycle them down through the family PC's.
     
  2. RyoSaeba

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    Seems like sandforce base drives are the issue. Agility 4 and vertext 4 are based on them i think.
     
  3. mitsimonsta

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    Micron has just announced a '1TB' (960GB) SSD which is supposed to retail for around £450 (AUD$680 or so).

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...ron-technology-announces-a-low-priced-1tb-ssd

    Seems like the bleeding edge is still pricey, but the 240/480GB sizes should see some big falls in price.

    Meanwhile my system drive is still a 64GB Corsair Force2!
     
  4. Tarkhein

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    Are NOT based on them. Agility 4 and Vertex 4 are Marvell, not Sandforce.
     
  5. DarkForceMage

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    So the Intel 330 are EOL while the 335 only comes in 240gb. Seems the replacements are the 520S models that are pretty much $1/gb.
     
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    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/90473

    iii. Sandisk Extreme SSD

    240GB - $169 Free Shipping

    Beats MSY ...few other drives on sale at the moment as well.
     
  7. noober69

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    Is it just me or have ssd prices jumped up again? I was looking at a 180-256gb ssd for a htpc os, and can't find anything reasonable. Late last year I bought a intel 330 180gb for around $150, and a liteon 256gb for around $160. Both are still going fine. There don't seem to be any intel 330 or 335's on the ground, nor any liteon's. Even the sandisk have gone up.

    Now trying to find those or equivalent quality drives under $200 is next to impossible in Melbourne (MSY, PCCasegear, Scorptec).

    Ideally I like a 330 intel 180gb. the 335 does not seem any better, probably worse.

    I guess I will wait until the next round of price wars.
     
  8. the_fuzz

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    slightly offtopic - why do you need 180-256gb for a HTPC OS drive? seems like a massive waste.

    I've got a 60gb in mine and there is over 30gb free
     
  9. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    My 2x HTPCs are running fine on Win7 on a 32 and a 40GB drive.
     
  10. Carcin0Genic

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    Not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but I just had a look at pccg to price up some new ssd's, and well, the now stock not freakin much.
    No more OCZ, including revodrives.
    Samsung 840's (no 830's), and only one model was the non-pro,
    From what I can tell their product rang has been reduced by at least 25%.
    Interesting...
     
  11. Sugarfly

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    Looks like B&H photo are having a sale today I just picked up 2 samsung 840's, 250gb for $166 and the 500 for $319, thought they were a bargin, shipping only $34 with a micro SD card too.
     
  12. Pianist

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    Hey guys,

    Been using an Itel x25M gen 2 for the past few years and its been great. But it is significantly slower than most new gen. For my next build (Haswell based). I want to get a 840Pro and just put everything on it, apps games os. I want to USE my ssd that I spent good money for lol. The general consensus seems to be that the lifetime was way overrated and you can use them just as you would any other drive. So as long as there are no big players dropped in the next 4 months, would that seem like a fine idea? The main progs I use are MATLAB and adobe things. Matlab I do a lot of image processing but talking file sizes of 4-10 gb, and they would be stored on a mechanical disk.

    Thanks
     
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    It's a bit of a hard one to call because that X25-M was using 34nm NAND (rated for more P/E cycles) so whilst people were worried about endurance back then (and probably didn't need to be as you hinted) nowadays with ~20nm NAND, endurance is something to keep a finger on.
     
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    clicking on the deal takes me to the Amazon.uk page, but it says 121.36 pound, which works out to $175.79

    Plus it says the free shipping is for UK only

    :(
     

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