Myce SSD Price Index October 2016 – SSD prices dropped 36% in a year

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We’ve just posted the following news: Myce SSD Price Index October 2016 – SSD prices dropped 36% in a year[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/10/myce-ssd-price-per-gb-october-2016-zoom-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

It’s been awhile since we compiled our last Myce SSD Price Index, especially because there was hardly anything interesting to report. Today’s index, however, shows that the lowest price per GB dropped with 36.11% in about a year from $0.36 to $0.23.

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#2

and they will drop another 25% next year.


#3

[QUOTE=alan1476;2782787]and they will drop another 25% next year.[/QUOTE]
That’s where my tax refund it is going… :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Good, in 2012 I paid ungodly amount for a Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SSD. Still works great, but… Now that the Samsung 960 Pro will be released next week the 950 Pro 512GB has been reduced to $317.xx (Newegg). Think I’ll wait a little bit longer to buy a 950. Sub $300.00 will work for me.


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[QUOTE=jeffreyp;2782798]Good, in 2012 I paid ungodly amount for a Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SSD. Still works great, but… Now that the Samsung 960 Pro will be released next week the 950 Pro 512GB has been reduced to $317.xx (Newegg). Think I’ll wait a little bit longer to buy a 950. Sub $300.00 will work for me.[/QUOTE]

Amazon had the 950 Pro U.2 512 for sale for 285.00 last week


#6

SSDs came down in price enough recently that I installed them in all my computers. Desktops and laptops.


#7

The prices may have come down in recent months in the US but elsewhere they haven’t. Prices for me (<1TB) are virtually the same now as this time last year.


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[QUOTE=roho;2782810]The prices may have come down in recent months in the US but elsewhere they haven’t. Prices for me (<1TB) are virtually the same now as this time last year.[/QUOTE]

I did not buy large capacity SSDs to replace the HDs. I used 120gb to 256gb drives just to hold the OS and programs. Then converted the old HDs to serve as mass storage for larger files. I got by with using 120gb drives for the HTPCs and decent ones can be bought here in the USA for $34-$40. The larger ones were 275gb Crucial SSDs which format to 256gb. They are priced at $69 from Newegg and have decent performance specs.


#9

Thanks Alan.


#11

I’m sill waiting for the 1tb price point to hit $100 to $150 range!
They better hurry up before Microsoft and their CONSTANT updates makes 1tb too little! Uncompressed OS is ballooning from 10gb to 100gb and beyond leaving much less space for programs that demand to be installed on root drive.


#12

It will take a some time before we can have an 1TB SSD close to the price of $150, i believe that from time to time you can find a 480-512GB SSD at that price.


#13

The problem has always been that as the technology obsolesces, storage requirements for a boot drive keep getting bigger and the SSD industry keeps moving the goal posts away from main stream consumers to make their boot drives SSD versus HDD. The longer they wait, the more the storage requirements will end up being 1.5tb, then 2tb, etc which will be further away in the cost affordability. Thus, the always around the corner from mainstream adoption keeps happening. I still believe we are in that trend.