Prices of 512 GB SSDs will drop below $ 0.1 per GB by the end of the year

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    With prices like this, whoever pre-installs cheap-slow-ass HDD to laptops should be fired.

    Switching from hdd to ssd in laptop is massive difference in performance. Not to mention desktop PCs.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I need a bigger SSD when i upgrade to Zen2.

    Still trying to decide wether to get 512GB or 1TB.

    Currently have a Crucial M4 256GB from 2011.
     

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    Well, it depends on your needs. I have 1TB just for Steam (Origin etc.) and Oculus VR.
     
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    i'll believe it when it happens.
     
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    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    I still have 4 TB of HDD for games in a machine that would love to be 8TB SSD but I was never going to pay the high prices to do a change to SSD. So I am one of the people looking forward to price drops on SSD.
     
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    So... when I'm ready to get needy about NVME drives in my next build, SATA / M2 will get cheaper... well, everything cheaper is good.
     
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    I uh... Used a whole 4tb just for steam /uplay games :).... I have a problem I need more drives
     

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    What happen to the doom & gloom tech sites that claimed Trump will hurt the tech industry from tariffs and electronics will go up like 30% or more in January/February 2019?
     
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    This drop is due to an oversupply and not indicative of overall electronic pricing. Regardless the 15% tariff increase got delayed, it actually goes into effect tomorrow, May 10th.
     
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    I guess this is the perfect time to buy a SSD?
     
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    Hard drives are going the way of floppy drives.

    Everyone should have an ssd this days.
     
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    did you see the prices of turing graphics cards?
     
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    The 25% tariff on Tech items has been in place for almost a year. I don't know which SSD components are on that list. But even if more components go from 10% to 25%, that doesn't necessarily mean 15% more expensive. Not EVERYTHING is made in China..

    And actually according to this list, most NAND Fabs are in South Korea (Samsung), USA, Singapore (Micron), etc. There are some fabs in China of course but SSD market is extremely competitive which is why we don't see collusion too often like we do with many other components.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_semiconductor_fabrication_plants

    And good on Trump for facing China the way he is, people have no idea how extremely wealthy they are becoming at our expense.
     
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    wtb ddr5 and cheapo nvme naaaw

    gonna be hard to resist zen2 even with shitty ooold ddr4 tho :.(
     
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    How to calculate cost per gigabyte for a Hard/SSD/M.2 drive-
    EG:4TB MSRP =$400
    What would be cost per gigabyte and which calculation would be used.I live in Canada so tax and shipping is a thing.



    So is it calculated by-

    Standard for GB for calculation-

    So if you had 4TB drive would it be
    4000GB
    4096GB
    3750GB Actual usable size on disc
    • 1000GB = 1TB-Today's standard
    • 1024GB = 1TB-1990's standard


    MSPR ÷ Actual stated size in GB by today's or 1990's
    MSPR ÷ Actual usable size on disc (4TB = 3750GB Actual usable size on disc)
    MSPR + Shipping + Tax ÷ Actual stated size in GB by today's or 1990's
    MSPR + Shipping + Tax ÷ Actual usable size on disc(4TB = 3750GB Actual usable size on disc)


    MSRP÷4TB=4000GB

    $400÷4000GB = 10 cents per gigabyte


    MSRP÷4TB=4096GB

    $400÷4096GB = 9.8 cents per gigabyte

    MSRP÷4TB=3750GB

    $400÷3750GB = 10.6 cents per gigabyte

    Canada Tax is 13% ($52 on $400) + Shipping varies from USA-Lets say $10 dollars for 4TB SSD

    MSRP+TAX+SHIP÷4TB=4000GB

    $400+$52+$10÷4000GB = 11.6 cents per gigabyte


    MSRP+TAX+SHIP÷4TB=4096GB

    $400+$52+$10÷4096GB = 11.3 cents per gigabyte

    MSRP+TAX+SHIP÷4TB=3750GB

    $400+$52+$10÷3750GB = 12.3 cents per gigabyte








     
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    My first one was a 120GB OCZ Vertex 1 (Indilinx Barefoot) and set me back 360 Euro's.
     
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