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    News - SSD price war in full swing

    Now's a good time to pick up that solid-state upgrade you've been longing for.
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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Price really has changed in the past 3 years or so.... just looking at an old order:

    Order date and time: 1 Aug, 09, 12:35 pm
    Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (SSDSA2MH160G2C1) 1 £290.43
    Sub Total: £290.43
    DPD Next Day Parcel Shipping: £8.00
    Total Vat: £44.76
    Total inc Vat: £343.19

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Yep - Did that first thing this morning. I'm very tempted myself at this price.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross1 View Post
    Price really has changed in the past 3 years or so.... just looking at an old order:

    Order date and time: 1 Aug, 09, 12:35 pm
    Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (SSDSA2MH160G2C1) 1 £290.43
    Sub Total: £290.43
    DPD Next Day Parcel Shipping: £8.00
    Total Vat: £44.76
    Total inc Vat: £343.19

    Wow! Last year bought the samemodel 80GB for £80

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    I bought the 64Gb crucial for the same price as the 128Gb model just 4 months ago. Gutted really as the space is really tight now. However looking on the bright side I guess I'll be able to afford something even bigger when it comes to upgrade time in 6 months!
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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    downside is (for selling ) is people are asking for high prices second hand - when in fact for little more (or actually less in some cases) brand new higher capacity models!

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    This is good news, it's just come at a time when I don't have the cash available! I just hope it lasts.

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    And now only £79.99 for a 128GB M4:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004W2JKZI/

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Just keep falling and I'll be buying 4

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Looking good. Now if only the PCI drives would come down a bit...

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Might plunge for a 256 drive this evening

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Good news for those wanting to pick up an SSD on the cheap (which is most of us I guess!)

    Even better is that this appears to be accross the board - so it's not just limited to the cheaper async flash/sandforce combinations - but the better quality/faster drives are affected in the same way ;D (e.g. the crucial M4 and Samsung 830, the latter being one of the best MLC based drives around). That samsung can be had for under £100 at scan now..crazy considering I paid £130 only 2 months ago!

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    I payed about 155 for mine 3-4 months ago :s

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Hmm, I could really do with a 200MB+ unit for my laptop - it's only a old Dell so there's no point at me looking for a high performance drive, so I figure even a "budget" unit will do - after all, it's bound to be faster than the TravelStar that's in there at the moment.

    Time to check Scan and see if there's any deals a-going.

    EDIT: just checked and the root volume on my current 200GB disk is only about 60GB used, (I thought it was larger), so maybe that Crucial M4 128MB from Amazon would be a possibility.
    Last edited by crossy; 24-05-2012 at 01:53 PM. Reason: Did some checking.

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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    few months ago i swapped mylaptops drive for a 64gb m4 and my desktop i added in a second m4 so now have a 64gb(boot) and 128gb... so very tempted to just try and sell the 64gb and grab a 256gb for games! 128gb is just a touch to little for all my important games . Shame i bought all of those at like £80/£120! Should have waited, but atleast ive used them for the last few months!.

    Wonder when the M5 is due, be interested to see if there is any improved performance!
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    Re: News - SSD price war in full swing

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    EDIT: just checked and the root volume on my current 200GB disk is only about 60GB used, (I thought it was larger), so maybe that Crucial M4 128MB from Amazon would be a possibility.
    Preparing for dispatch now....(just saying)
    Society's to blame,
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