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OCZs 64GB Core Series SSD now rings up at $99 after rebate

In what must a record for price meltdowns on brand new technology, OCZ's Core Series SSDs have taken yet another nose dive in pricing.

Last week, DailyTech reported that the 32GB OCZ Core SSD dropped down to an unheard of $99 after a $60 mail-in rebate. This week, it looks as though it's the 64GB version's turn to take a price cut.

Newegg is now listing the 64GB Core Series SSD at $99 after a $70 mail-in rebate. In roughly a week, the customers can now get twice the space at the same price -- that's quite incredible considering the drives retailed for $259 when they were introduced just over two months ago.

The price cuts, however, come shortly after an AnandTech review criticized the drives for poor performance. From the AnandTech review:

As I've mentioned before, the random write issues with JMicron JMF602 based MLC SSDs are simply unacceptable and in my opinion they make the drives unusable for use in any desktop or notebook that you actually care about. Next year we may see a JMicron controller that fixes the problem but until then, I'd consider those drives off limits.

Although it's unknown which controller the new Super Talent MasterDrive OX SSDs are using, they are ringing up at $149, $259, and $419 for 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models respectively for comparison.

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RE: soon, they will be affordable...
By retrospooty on 9/17/2008 11:54:21 PM , Rating: 3
Ya, but these are the crappy flash drives that have I/O problems and cant really be used for system drives (unless you like alot of stalling). The good ones with SLC meory are still rediculously expensive.

RE: soon, they will be affordable...
By erikejw on 9/18/2008 12:32:18 PM , Rating: 5
The stalling problem have nothing whatsoever with MLC flash as you insinuate. It is a controller problem.

SLC with the same controller and the drive is useless too.

RE: soon, they will be affordable...
By leexgx on 9/18/2008 9:13:49 PM , Rating: 2
The MLC drives all use the JMF602 and the SLC drives use the Samsung S3C49RBX01 host controller

MLC drives are the only ones that have the problems as thay use the JMF602 (thought thay was bad on motherboards so puting them on an hard disk was expected to suck)

unless its an intel drive so that be fixed soon i guess on other MLC based disks (unless thay buy the tech form intel) (easy to read as all pages are on one page just press cancel on print when it opens)

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