How long until SSD's are affordable? 1yr? 2yrs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Black Diesel, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Black Diesel macrumors member

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    "affordable" is a relative term I guess...but how long do you guys think it will be before SSD's are approx 40cents per GB? Are we talking another year, two years, or longer?
     
  2. kanit macrumors member

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    I think next year by this time we'll be down to 1$/GB. Give them 2-3 more before they become standard.
     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    They'll come down in price, the cost of memory always does. I still remember paying £140 for 4MB of RAM, now I can get 4GB for about £20-30. Same with hard disks, I remember paying £1/MB, now standard drives cost a lot less than £1/GB. As technology becomes more mass-market and demands increase, the price comes down. As for when, that's more tricky.

    Crucial's M4 is now about £1.30/GB and has already dropped by about 15% since I bought my drive less than a month ago. I reckon 2-3 years, less if demand picks up.
     
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    at least 2 years if you're talking about 40 cents/GB
     
  5. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    Hopefully Aeboi is right. $0.20/GB would make it worth getting one.
     
  6. cinek macrumors 6502

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    ocz onyx is already £1 per 1GB. The slower drives should be available for about £1 per 1GB in about a year - maybe faster if we see a new sata port since now we've reached the limit :(
     
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