SSD 200GB soon affordable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blackeyed, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. blackeyed macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    I'm considering to swap the standard 200 GB 5400 that comes with the MBP for the 7200rpm or 250GB 5400rpm bto-drives.

    But then I just found that headline:

    "Intel: 160GB solid state drives will be unveiled soon"

    So here we go: Is it worth upgrading the hdd now or should I just go with the standard-drive and then put a ssd in when they're available? Also, how likely is a 200 GB SSD this year that is affordable?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I thought that solid state had to go in powers; e.g., 64, 128, 256, etc...

    So, a 256GB SSD, eh?

    ... Define 'affordable'. :D
  3. Adokimus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I could be completely proven wrong (and I hope I am), but it doesn't seem that SSD technology will fall in price quickly enough to be in the range of HDDs within the next few years or more.
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I remember paying $1,200 for an internal 80 Mb!!!! (Edit: Not GB) SCSI drive for my Amiga back in the 80's. If only I waited I could have saved a ton of money. It was the flash drive of that day.
  5. blackeyed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    that's what I was trying to say with "affordable" :eek:

  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Yea but a 256GB SSD from Apple would actually have 200GB :)
  7. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007
    ssd's are going to be very expensive for a few more years. you may as well upgrade to a 7200 hdd, unless you want to spend $1500 on a large capacity ssd in the near future. :cool:

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