Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Aug 2010.
Anything to bring SSD capacity up and consumer prices down is always welcome!
I might finally buy an SSD for my build...
wish the new SSDs with these would come out at arround September (with the accompanying lower prices too)
They switch to a new node AND have 60% better yields at the same time?
Or was the 30nm node on 200mm wafers and the 20nm node on 300mm?
The manufacturers will have to pass on some of the saving to the customer to make it a truly mass-market product. Cheaper boot drives will be welcome, even if the mass storage option is some way away yet.
I need bigger SSD drives and way lower prices before I switch from my 1tb drives.
whats wrong with a 1tb SSD @ Â£2,400 . ouch
So that is an increase in yield = win for them
An increase in capacity = win for us
A corresponding increase in price (well you are getting more space, it would only be logical)...........
Pass the savings onto the customer? Some of it is inevitable, unless it's an apple device of course...
Sod the leap in SSD capacity, its a drop in SSD prices at existing capacities that I want to see.
Agreed. I don't care about the new 512GB SSDs, or having mass solid state storage., I want to see the mainstream 64, 128, and 256 GB SSDs come down in price and up in performance. Two of the new 64GB memory chips with a good controller (Sandforce or whatever the good one is), around the $100 mark, and I'd bite.
I went "WTF?" at this sentence till I realised that 300mm referred to the diameter of the silicon wafer...
Hynix made about €1billion nett profit in first half of this year... they are a pretty big player, used to be Hyundai Electronics. Hopefully they can push the price of nand down. Would be far easier if people stopped buying iCrap
going on cost per megabytes is not a very good method surely
that means if a 500GB ssd cost Â£100
that it would be 0.01953125p per MB
this is impracticle it should be per GB which would be 20p per GB
but im not buying till down to under 8p per GB
Oh been waiting on this although I though intel were first in line for dieshrinks. Anyway I just built a new i7 system but held off on an SSD as I knew faster, larger and cheaper drives where just around the corner. Only really interested in 64Gig for a boot drive. Whenever the price really drops I will get 256/512 for a steam drive also.
I could care less about capacity but as long as 60gb drives go up and speed and down in price I am happy!
That's gonna be a looooong wait for you, mate...
Anything to make a 64GB SSD more affordable is great. I don't need 1TB SSDs, I run a desktop PC not a bloody server with massive I/O!
Yes, even physical HDD's only got that cheap really last year.
I might begin to consider a small SSD when they get to £1/GB, but at present I can't really justify paying that much
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