SSD prices over the next year or two...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by myke323, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. myke323 macrumors regular

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    How low will they go?

    I think I am going to go with the 320GB 5400RPM in my new MBP. Then upgrade to SSD in about a year when prices decrease. I think that plan makes sense. Hopefully the 5400 won't slow me down too much as I am constantly back-and-forth between photoshop/bbedit/browsers...
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Nobody knows for sure. Two years ago, 32GB costed like 800$, now they are what, less than 100$. Depends on how big you're looking at. I would see ~128GB going for around 100$ but big ones will be expensive
     
  3. Pablo631 macrumors newbie

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    You should look into the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive. It s 500gb, 7200 rpm drive with 4gb of flash memory. Its a smart drive that places all the most frequently used items on the flash memory to speed things up. You can see a video comparison here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OILr8Wy39r8

    Plus they are only like $125 - if you can find one.
     
  4. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    Look at it like this, prices are always going to go down. You will ALWAYS be disappointed with how much you paid when the new stuff comes out. Playing the waiting game with electronics is futile. Get what you need and be happy with it as for long as you can.

    Two years ago when I last had a Windows machine my 64GB SSD retailed around $400. I just installed an 80GB SSD in my current MBP for $185. There are more factors to account for, but I figure in a years time I could probably get close to twice as much as I paid for right now.
     
  5. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    its just gonna get lower and lower.
    i hope a fast 256gb ssd cost about $300 or less by 2012, thats when my applecare ends :p
     
  6. Sarngate macrumors regular

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    Hopefully they will have reached the 2GB per £ mark by the end of next year. Wouldn't mind shelling out £100 for a 200GB Drive.
     
  7. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

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    It's not about being dissappointed about the cost... It's about being able to afford it. Paying so much money for such a small amount of memory is just too much right now, but in a couple of years they'll be cheap enough for the masses.
     
  8. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Next generation of SSDs are expected around the turn of the year; look for new size variations and different prices at that time.
     
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  10. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great info; thanks everyone.

    I'm thinking it makes sense then to just get the 5400, use that for about a year, and then upgrade to SSD. Not sure if getting the 7200 makes sense if upgrading to SSD is the ultimate goal...
     
  11. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    well the 7200 rpm is only about a $50 upgrade.
    but then again the 5400rpm is more than capable.
     
  12. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, actually i'm most likely going with the 320GB 5400, so the upgrade from that is $150. if it were only $50 then i'd definitely do it. 320gb is plenty storage for my needs...
     

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