Published on 18th May 2011 by
Originally Posted by maverik-sg1I love the SSD performance and overall pacakge.
However, the technology moves forward but prices remain far too high for my liking, I always gave myself a benchmark of buying a 128gb drive when the price for a decent performer was £128 for the unit (which was around the same price I paid for raptors back in the day) - we seem to be a long way off that and I still have question marks over the long term life expectancy.
When it all satarted all we heard was this is the end of the hard disk disk drive, all I see now is that for the foreseeable future they simply compliment the storage devices as a means to simply put your OS and main program on and forget about using them for anything else.
Originally Posted by TechnobodSpecifications;
Nominal capacity: 256GB
Formatted capacity: 238.47GB
The 120GB ... With a formatted capacity of 111GB,
Eh? I think someone's forgotten to update the table since the M4.
Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDEAlways good to wake up to a SSD review
Originally Posted by gcwebbyukI don't see why manufacturers should lower prices if people are still buying them at the current price.
An SSD is a premium drive. If you want cheap, go mechanical.
I use a C300 as my boot disk for my main PC (with an 800GB data / Steam drive) and an 80GB X25 in my laptop. They cost me quite a bit, but I appreciate the speed.
You wouldn't expect Ferrari to lower their prices just to make them more available to the public?
Slightly lower price would be nice but £100 off is a bit harsh! A 256GB for £150 - what about a GTX590 for £100 off...
Originally Posted by gcwebbyukLaugh your way to the bank then thinking of the money you are saving not buying one...
You could have broken down my analogy about the ferrari further and explained about how many more parts they have etc etc. I merely used it to define a premium item.
Maybe one day ssd manufacturers will lower prices, but they don't "need" to until they feel they are losing money by people not buying them. Maybe Apple "need" to lower their prices so I will buy one, but I am sure they won't.
Stick with your hdd if you can't afford an ssd, you don't "need" one...
Originally Posted by gcwebbyuk
By a similar argument though, surely RAM should be much cheaper now too? I have 4gb in my laptop, just wish it would be cheaper to get it to 8. It is still around £90. :(
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