Print 59 comment(s) - last by Complinitor.. on Jun 28 at 11:16 AM

  (Source: TechReport)
Decreasing SSD prices and increasing HDD prices bring to formats closer and cost

One of the things that has long kept many people from adopting an SSD to replace the hard drive inside their computer or notebook has been cost. Traditionally, a SSD is much more expensive than a normal hard drive and SSDs always have considerably less storage than a comparably priced hard drive.

However, the adoption of SSDs is growing significantly in the computer industry with more and more people willing to pay the price for better performance.
The good news for those who are currently in the market to purchase a new SSD is that prices are in a steady and substantial decline according to TechReport. The steady decline in price of SSD storage combined with the increase in price for hard drive storage resulting from a massive flooding in Thailand means the difference in price between the two storage formats is getting closer and closer.
The data comes by way of a company called Camelegg, which tracks prices at Newegg. According to the data, which looks at some specific popular SSD models, prices are coming down significantly. One example is the Intel 510 series SSD's that started out over $600 in March of 2011 and in June of 2012 are now below $500. Most enthusiasts shy away from the Intel SSD's because they tend to be some the more expensive devices out there.
A more commonly purchased SSD on the enthusiast end of the spectrum would be something along the lines of the Corsair Force Series GT. The data shows that the 240 GB version of that SSD started at slightly less than $500 in July of last year and in June of this year the price dropped to roughly $350. That's a $150 price reduction in a bit less than a year.
OCZ and its popular line of Vertex 3 SSDs have seen similar price reductions starting at a bit more than $500 in April 2011 and dropping to just over $200 as of June of this year for 240 GB model.

Other popular SSDs have seen similar price declines over the last six months to one year making this a prime time to purchase SSD storage.

Source: TechReport

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Whoa!
By Kurz on 6/22/2012 10:37:50 AM , Rating: 2
Oh I want one, I've seen what performance gains can be had.
ATM I just don't want to fork over the cash just yet.

Probably later this year when costs get pushed down further I'll pick one up. I am looking to get at least 256GB even 512GB if the deal is right. (I have a lot of Games and apps on my primary Parition that I use all pretty frequently.)

RE: Whoa!
By Lord 666 on 6/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: Whoa!
By Kurz on 6/23/2012 10:53:34 AM , Rating: 1
I have a Full Time Job.
I only treat myself about once a year.
Last year was a TV, Year before that was my PC.

Why spend money on something that only speeds up loading time? Its not like my PC is going to make me money.

I rather wait for prices to come down and save a bit of money. I don't make big bucks yet.

RE: Whoa!
By Lord 666 on 6/24/2012 9:34:45 AM , Rating: 2
Fair enough about your stage in career, but tell me how your TV is going to make you money. Other than xbl or movies, big waste of time.

All of my rigs have been instrumental for my incoming cash flow. All but one of the my families machines (6 in total and not including the four iOS devices) have been converted to ssd. Cost savings on electrical and time savings on rendering.

RE: Whoa!
By jtesoro on 6/25/2012 9:58:03 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe in his line of work his PC isn't where he makes his money. Different strokes for different folks.

"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard
Related Articles
Thailand Floods Cause Storage Shortages
October 24, 2011, 7:30 AM

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki