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Storage to buy ssd now or wait??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dirky90, 29 Apr 2012.

  1. dirky90

    dirky90 Minimodder

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    i am looking at get a crucial m3 256GB as they can be had for very cheap atm.

    i don't need it right now, the question is: is the price likely to drop??

    it has been falling for ages, will it stop??
     
  2. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    I have a couple of friends who always "wait" until some point in the future for something special to happen.

    One of those friends has a DDR2 1066, Q6600, Abit P38 system and no SSD.
     
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  3. dirky90

    dirky90 Minimodder

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    haha; good point.
     
  4. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Buy now, I don't think they will get all that much cheaper in the near future. Once prices level out to the around $1/GB point I think it will stay there for awhile.
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    What's wrong with that? :D

    I'm still running a Q6600, and DDR2 800 RAM, and haven't got an SSD yet, and my system still plays everything I chuck at it, and does everything I need it to.

    Granted, an SSD would make a big difference, and I'll probably be getting one sooner or later.
     
  6. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    In his case it's not too bad cos all he plays is CSS. He says he can't run BF3.

    At a certain point you have to make a choice to upgrade.
     
  7. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    The sudden drop in pricing is interesting, but my strong suspicion is that it's more about clearing stock before the new Marvell & SF controllers appear & the switch to 20nm nand happens...

    ...so whilst you 'may' find that you could save a couple quid by waiting a bit, i don't think you're going to see *that* much further movement short term.

    (as opposed to the price war to consolidate the market stuff discussed in the last couple of posts in this thread)



    Otherwise, for ~£16 more than the ~£180 for an 256GB M4, you 'could' get a Samsung 830 atm...

    Well, on Dabs, they're listed @ £249.99...

    ...there's £10 off using the April10 code when checking out - £239.99...

    ...there's a current Samsung offer to refund the VAT - £199.99

    ...& going to Dabs through topcashback you can get ~£4 in cash back...

    & that's for a *much* better drive than the M4.


    Naturally it's not just the M4 & 830 that can be gotten for a decent price atm... ...the SFs are also noticably getting cheaper (for example, the 120GB max iops dropping from ~£145 to ~£125 yesterday on Amazon), but as you hadn't been looking at a SF...

    & also, whilst i personally like the tech advantages that the SFs give (longer lasting nand, better in non-trim/raid, the raise tech, etc), that 830 deal is really very good...

    ...almost tempted myself (though i can't really justify spending the money on more SSDs yet).
     
  8. LordLuciendar

    LordLuciendar meh.

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    Lol... this is me, pretty close to exactly. Q9550, P35, 8GB DDR2 1066MHz, 5 disk RAID 0 and 5.

    From experience, don't always "wait" for the next thing... you'll wait forever... like me... :duh:
     
  9. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    My advice when waiting for better tech is if the next generation is only a few months away, wait for that. If it's more than a few months away, just get what's available now. Shouldn't wait for more than a generation.
     
  10. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    You really need to make a comprehensive guide to SSD's, you've helped so many people :D
     
  11. theoeyeo

    theoeyeo What's a Dremel?

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    buy now. Because you know as soon as you buy something the next thing gets released, and i need to upgrade my ssd to something better :)
     
  12. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Or you can wait until the new tech is released, let it drop in price, and then pick up the old tech it replaced for next to nothing!

    For example, I always bought the best GPU of each generation (X1950XTX, 8800GTX, GTX280), but my new strategy will be to wait until the GTX570 or 580 is around £100 (not as far away as you might think). It will still be a massive upgrade from my 280 for peanuts - even though the 780 will be out by then.

    Not a suitable strategy for those who insist on bleeding edge hardware, but for more casual geeks like me it's a great way of saving the pennies. :thumb:

    An example of the awesomeness of depreciation.
     

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