Author Topic: Samsung: Solid state will match hard-drive price  (Read 1188 times)

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Samsung: Solid state will match hard-drive price
« on: March 16, 2009, 02:14:27 am »
Samsung expects solid-state drives to reach price parity with hard-disk drives within the next few years amid steep annual price declines in flash memory chips.

Solid-state drives, which use flash memory chips as the storage medium, typically offer much better performance than hard-disk drives. But they cost more. Currently, opting for an SSD instead of a hard-disk drive will add anywhere between $100 and $600 to the cost of a laptop, depending on the capacity of the SSD.



Dell's Alienware Area-51 laptop (above) and Dell's Studio XPS 16 come with a 256GB solid-state drive option

(Credit: Dell)


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10196422-64.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

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Re: Samsung: Solid state will match hard-drive price
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 01:22:41 pm »
Ive been thinking about buying a couple of SATA drives in this catagory threw NewEgg
the price for a 60 GIG solid state drive is around $160 up or down but the fact that its solid state with no moving parts just adds to its life time.. instaed of 50000 hours based on a regular Hard Drive the Solid State will last about 150,000.00 hours.
My big concern would be heat but that can be dealt with on any internal device. New Egg also has them in a USB 2 format as well.. 
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