500 gb ssd value?

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  1. gochi macrumors 6502

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    Whats the value of a general 500gb ssd?

    What will the value be in 1,2, 3, years down the road, with respect to the market and newer ssds coming out?

    im specifically looking at a samsung 840 500gb, is $200 a good deal?

    thx.
     
  2. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    are u sure for 500GB just $200??? it's worth
     
  3. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yah but used.

    btw, :apple: .
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Looks like recent eBay auctions for that drive used are around $249, so yes $200 would be a good deal.

    I think SSD prices are going to continue downward, so I would expect much for that same drive used in a couple years.
     
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    At this point in time, any SSD you can buy for less than $0.50/GB is a solid deal.

    As it's used, give it a proper SATA Secure Erase. This is not the same as a format done with Disk Utility. The process is easiest if you can connect it to a Windows machine and use Samsung's software. You can do it on a Mac, but it's more complicated. Guides are available through an online search.

    A SATA Secure Erase resets all the flash cells to their default state, so the drive will perform as-new when you're ready to reinstall OS X.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    It's ~$1 per GB for SSD now, you'll probably start seeing significant price drops from that in the next couple years.
     

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