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    Senior Member Lawrence's Avatar
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    Default SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Well not here yet,down to $0.82 GB (Crucial m4 2.5" 256GB) and here $388 ($1.51 GB)

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/23149

    This will be the next upgrade I planning on but not at the current prices here

    They wonder why people shop online,sure duty +GST+shipping will add to the price but still a sizeable diff

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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    I bought a Vertex SSD, about 126 GB capacity. I now think that I need one that is at least twice that size so that I can comfortably put my system and programme files on a larger SSD. The price put me off buying a larger one. I am hoping that the price of SSD will continue to fall even further so that people like me can afford larger SSDs.
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    An SSD would be nice to have, but again the price as well as the lower capacity is putting me off, for now. I'll stick with my 2TB hard drive for now...
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    the price as well as the lower capacity is putting me off, for now. I'll stick with my 2TB hard drive for now...
    But, reliability gets worse as the cells get smaller and the density gets higher.
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    But, reliability gets worse as the cells get smaller and the density gets higher.
    That's what backups are for
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    That's what backups are for
    But do you want to have to keep replacing the drives more often and paying more money?
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Yeah I don't mind, I keep *just* my OS and core 3 games on my 90GB SSD.

    Other things don't *need* high speed access, in fact it's kinda stupid storing all your MP3s on the likes of a solid state when a normal hard drive is significantly cheaper per-GB. You don't have any reason to have 500MB/sec access to your MP3s / Videos / Images when a standard HDD running at 40MB/sec is sufficiently excessive as-is.

    It's easy to bag solid state drives when you've never tried them, reminds me of people who used to say Dial-Up was fine and there was no need to pay the extra for ASDL... My how times have changed!
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Of course it makes sense not to use them for storage. But then it's the OS that will hit drives the hardest, with lots of writes.

    I know they're faster, but they're more expensive. Also, as someone pointed out in another thread, even 100GB isn't really enough for OS anymore. And you would miss half the point of an SSD if you have to install most of your programs\games on a slower hard drive.
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    I've got my top 3-most played games (SWTOR is 25+GB alone) on mine, plus my OS, all my apps, and plenty of room to breath. The Pagefile and Hiberfile are on another drive, and I've turned off system restore. That's it though?!
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    Default Re: SSD prices in steady, substantial decline

    Depends on how much crap you keep on the main drive.

    On this PC, I have the OS, all the programs I use daily and quite a few that I use only once in a while, some pictures as well as email etc, with a grand total of 49.9GB used from a 250GB drive. All the music, Videos , Photos etc totalling many TB's ( more than I care to total up) are all on other storage devices, either servers or NAS devices, all connected over the LAN.
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