SSD price per GB drops below $0.50 – how low can they go?

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Heavy competition between SSD brands and scaling down of NAND results in lower prices of SSDs, the price per GB has now dropped below $0.50

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#2

While this is an interesting evolution,I doubt that the Average Joe will spend more than 200$ to get a higher capacity SSD disc just for storage…:disagree:
IMHO,as long as the concept of 256 GB SSD as system disk,and a fast 1 or more TB conventional HD will be the best value for money,the big capacity SSD’s will be only interesting for a niche market,or servers…:wink:


#3

[QUOTE=roadworker;2721663]While this is an interesting evolution,I doubt that the Average Joe will spend more than 200$ to get a higher capacity SSD disc just for storage…:disagree:
IMHO,as long as the concept of 256 GB SSD as system disk,and a fast 1 or more TB conventional HD will be the best value for money,the big capacity SSD’s will be only interesting for a niche market,or servers…;)[/QUOTE]

Their are several good 240gb and 256 gb SSDs that can be had for less than 130.00USD.


#4

You get what you pay for. Keep an eye on the durability rating before spending on a cheap SSD as your system disk !


#5

[QUOTE=alan1476;2721702]Their are several good 240gb and 256 gb SSDs that can be had for less than 130.00USD.[/QUOTE]

I know Alan,I only referred to the 200$ price tag as maximum the average user would spend on an SSD…
And although it’s possible to find some promo’s here,the Western Europe prices are usually 10-20 % higher than the US prices…:wink:


#6

Would be interesting to see the various price points for SSDs made with TLC and MLC NAND - if I’m correct, the more durable MLC NAND-based drives start around $0.58/GB?


#7

You can buy the Sandisk Extreme 11 480gb SSD for 279.00 on Amazon. That has MLC and its a great SSD. I have seen them on Ebay brand new for 259.00 (480gb) that’s about as cheap as you will see for MLC, but not for anything, I find that the TLC nand is just as good and I bet it will last just as long if you an avg computer user, I have both and neither has slowed down on me since I have the SSDs. But I guess its to early to tell.


#8

I started with a 120gb and it was too small. I always ran out of room. I’ve had a 240gb over a year now. It’s ok, but I have to delete games from time to time to make room for more.

I wouldn’t mind a 480gb for a little extra room.


#9

I’ve been getting by fine with a 120gb, but I have all writing going somewhere else…

Then again I have six drives aside from the SSD system drive and the smallest of these is a 1.5TB.

Will I upgrade?

I don’t need the fastest SSD, but when I get the chance for a 256 of equal speed and quality for $100 or less I’ll jump.

Until then I don’t believe there is anything broken that I need to fix.

But I will welcome the chance to upgrade for less money


#10

@AllanDeGroot: I have a Samsung tablet with a 128 GB SSD that I’ve been using for a few years. It’s running Windows 7 Professional, Office 2010 Profession Plus, and has multiple other software installed, and I’ve never gone over about 35 percent utilization of the drive because, like you, I don’t store any data on it. For a while (after the warranty was over), I had considered opening it up and upgrading to a 256 GB SSD, but then, again like you, decided that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. There would have been little or no noticeable gain by upgrading to a bigger, maybe faster SSD. Now I don’t think I would upgrade even if the price of a 256 GB SSD did drop below $100.00. Maybe I’d buy one for my desktop computer or laptop, though.


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[QUOTE=BradWright;2736321]@AllanDeGroot: I have a Samsung tablet with a 128 GB SSD that I’ve been using for a few years. It’s running Windows 7 Professional, Office 2010 Profession Plus, and has multiple other software installed, and I’ve never gone over about 35 percent utilization of the drive because, like you, I don’t store any data on it. For a while (after the warranty was over), I had considered opening it up and upgrading to a 256 GB SSD, but then, again like you, decided that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. There would have been little or no noticeable gain by upgrading to a bigger, maybe faster SSD. Now I don’t think I would upgrade even if the price of a 256 GB SSD did drop below $100.00. Maybe I’d buy one for my desktop computer or laptop, though.[/QUOTE]
There are many 240GB and 256GB SSDs for less than 100USD now, good ones too.
This one goes between 112.00 and 99USD every other day.


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[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2721662]We’ve just posted the following news: SSD price per GB drops below $0.50 – how low can they go?[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/03/myce-ssd-price-per-gb-95x75.png[/newsimage]

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How low it can go depends upon market conditions. Classic supply vs demand.