How long before 256GB or more SSDs below $300?

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  1. flanamac macrumors 6502

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    For those with two hard drives, two of these would be wonderful.

    Right now, we are looking at the Crucial 256GB SSD at around $700 from www.otherworldcomputing.com.

    Ideally, I would love to have two of these for nor more than $500 total.

    Thoughts?

    I have noticed that you can get the 8GB DDR3 RAM upgrade kit from OWC for $360, which is over a 100% drop from the same time last year.

    Perhaps the drives are on a similar trend, but the timing may take longer.
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    When companies stop making hard drives, then we'll see.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    In about a years time, I will want a new MBP. But an SSD and a new battery would work just as well. Hopefully the price drops by then!
     
  4. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Seeing that the Intels X-25Ms Generation 2 are still in the $500s range for $160, they have barely gone down $100 in 6 months (their original MSRP was $450, which I got it for)...

    With that, personally I don't see SSDs going down in price much in the next year. I would say, in 3 years they will be mainstream equipment for laptops.
     
  5. Falk3r macrumors newbie

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    Q4 2010

    Q4 2010

    Intel will have their SSD's down to a 25nm scale, resulting in either 2x HDD sizes at a similar price... or similar size at 1/2 the price.

    Source - Engadget

    Won't be exactly $1 / 1gb, but we'll be getting a lot closer. I'd estimate ~$240/160gb.
     
  6. DarthSnuggles macrumors member

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    Nor are all SSDs created equal. There are cheaper, but slower ones out there.
     
  7. 0eyvind macrumors member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    You're right. The uMBP RAM went down substantially, but as you noticed the SSD price points have really gone nowhere over the last 6 months or so. I am very much on the sidelines, hoping for both a capacity boost and a price drop, but it looks like it may easily be another couple of years before SSDs become more mainstream.
     
  9. erico.antonio macrumors newbie

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    Greetings all...
    Just joined the forum a few minutes ago.
    What about the Mercury Extreme Enterprise SSD?? Anyone used one yet? Seems to be the call for the moment. I'm going to try one this week.
    Here's a video of it in action from OWC.
    http://videos.macsales.com/podcasts/owctv/ssd-speed-test-feb-10.mov

    I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting a link as this is my first post.
     
  10. flanamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ideally, I would like 2 200 GB Mercury's for around $450 or less. Won't be tomorrow, but perhaps a year from now.

    I agree, that these are the best made and highest performance SSDs as of now.

     
  11. bigaudiofanatic macrumors regular

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    I agree I say by the third quarter of this year they will be way down in price.
     
  12. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Newegg now has 512MB 2.5" SSDs available. But at about $1400, this is not something very many people are going to buy.
     
  13. kellen macrumors 68020

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    I am going to say not this year, possibly at Black Friday. With the 128 being over 300, I don't see one with twice the size being less.
     
  14. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    If I was entering a sweepstake, I'd plump for April 2012.
     

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