Why is Samsung 840 so expensive?

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Was looking at specs and the regular 840 is priced a little over $200 however, it has slower write speeds than my crucial M4. The Samsung pro series read/write is over 500 Mbps but priced at $340. These are the 256gb models I'm talking about.

    I thought SSD's was supposed to be getting cheaper. At these prices the older 830 series is still a bargain over the 840's.
     
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    It's not available yet so all stores are selling it at MSRPs (or prices very close to that). Once all vendors have it in stock, we will start to see sales and price drops.
     
  3. IllmasterMath macrumors regular

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    The 830 is also in the process of being cleared out. ~$200 for 256GB isn't what it was selling for 6 months ago.
     
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    By cleared out do you mean samsung is not manufacturing them anymore?
     
  5. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I'm waiting to pick up an 512GB 840 for less than $300. I'm sure I'll never see it, tho.
     
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    I am waiting for 830/840 for under $500. Should be soon!
     
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    Get the 840 Pro if you can… I'm not sure whether it's wise to trust three bit per cell MLC just yet. ;)
     
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  9. IllmasterMath macrumors regular

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    I presume that's the case. The 840 is its successor.
     

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