OCW 1TB Octane SSD for Notebooks - $3,250

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  1. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Maximum PC is reporting on OCW's newest 1TB SSD for notebooks.

    You can read it here.


    Start saving your money.

    -P
     
  2. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Guess its time to break out the Amex lol
     
  3. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    In just 5-10 years it should be closer to $325. Hopefully.

    I'm just happy that 120~ GB SSDs are pretty affordable these days. That's all I need for the OS and my apps. Storage can sit elsewhere.
     
  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    What's stopping me from putting 4x256GB Crucials for $800 total? I would if I had a desktop :D

    Also 512GB should be lower by the end of this year. I have a feeling at about $400 around black friday.
     
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    Holy crap. That's insane. SSDs really need to go down in price... lol.
     
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Maybe $499 but who knows?

    I kind of think they're dropping in price quite nicely compared to a year ago. 256GB is well within reach of most everybody now. (At least enough to make people second guess 128GB). Really affordable 512's are just around the corner as well.

    There for a while It seemed SSD prices were etched in stone. :eek:
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    1TB SSD was already around $4000 a couple years ago.
     
  8. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. This year prices seem to fall much more rapidly even though there was no major process shrink. Maybe it takes this long for one to take effect.
    We need 14nm NAND if we want affordable 1TB drives.
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    Maybe they seem to fall faster, because the prices apparently were stuck with barely any change for quite some time.
     
  10. abhinav7333 macrumors member

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    Just installed it. Got it for a steal from my Pal. Paid merely $280
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    That would translate to prices actually falling "faster" then. :D
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    Yes, but not in the long term.
     
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    At that price I want two! :cool::cool::cool:



    NOT!
     
  14. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    My personal sweet spot is about $1 per GB for SSD's. Anything lower is just a bonus. I just picked up a 240G Vertex 3 for ~ $250. Had I picked up another one and put them in raid 0, that'd essentially be 500G @ $500.
     
  15. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    This is great. Finally SSDs will allow for more storage in a 2.5'' slot than a HDD. The price is still ridiculous, but that's just a matter of time.

    256 GB SSDs have now arrived at 1GB/$ (price for M4 at crucial.com, sale prices are even lower). Soon there should be a nice selection of 250 GB SSDs around the $200 price point.

    The 1 TB SSD will hopefully put some pressure on 512 GB SSD pricing, maybe bring it down to $300-$400 for Q4/2012.
     
  16. PAPO macrumors 6502

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    f(me)bar, that's nuts, the 1TB Octane was only supposed to be around $1,300 when they announced it, and at that price I was going to shell out (al-beit painfully) 'cause my 500GB in my laptop is full, and I really want an SSD but this is quite the set back (apart from the fact it took them so long to bring them out) I might just have to go for another platter based drive to tide me over
     
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    Yeah... SSDs are actually an option now. Hopefully the drops will be more significant by next year (if the world doesn't end first :p)
     
  18. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

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    Although great to see 1tb SSD 2.5" on the market soon, that price is way out of my range!
     
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    Just sell your kidney or something. ;)
     
  20. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    I'm waiting for the 4 TB. When will they be out?
     
  21. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

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    Haha! I actually remember a story about a girl selling her kidney for an Iphone4. WOW lol
     

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