Do We Have an ETA on SSD Price drops?

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  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    I am looking to spend maybe $200-300 on another notebook hard drive.

    I put this momentus XT in about 2 months ago, and I love it, but something in me needs pure SSD. I can probably get away with 120GB, but would rather 200-300 range.

    right now for the price range I am looking at, I could grab a 60GB, maybe a 120 somewhere.


    I saw that intel was bumping their line up, but for the overall market, when are we going to see a drop?

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  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    SSD price drops depends on the availability and cheapness of the available NAND flash ICs.

    The only way to have a price drop is for current ICs to have a dramatic price drop at production.

    In either case, where are you getting your SSD from?
     
  3. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    I was just browsing NewEgg.;/
     
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    Intel G3s will be made of 25nm NAND chips so the prices will likely drop more widely when other manufacturers get their hand on 25nm chips. There have been rumors of 160GB Intel G3 being 250-300$ but there is no official data out yet. None of us knows about the pricing in future so if you want +200GB SSD for less than 300$, just wait. Sooner than later there will be one
     

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