Why is Samsung 840 so expensive?

Irock619

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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.
 

Hellhammer

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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.
 

IllmasterMath

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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.
 

Prof.

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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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