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mothow Jan 07, 2011, 06:39pm EST Report Abuse


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john albrich Jan 07, 2011, 08:02pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR

Actually, $1.58 /GB for SATAII SSDs isn't unusual these days when you find a combined sale and rebate. $59 for 32GB is still a tiny bit high on that basis.

The price just seems low because the total capacity is low.


Edit to add:
This was just one example using a high-capacity disk at the time. There were quite a few others when I looking for an SSD. My post also reminded me that you have to watch out for retailers that are trying to dump their earlier model SSDs.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77206/?o=20#587175

Jan 09, 2011, 12:13am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
Until I can get at least a 320GB 2.5" Intel SSD for under ~$300, I'm sticking with the Scorpio Black. :_)

mothow Jan 09, 2011, 10:25am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
john albrich said:

Actually, $1.58 /GB for SATAII SSDs isn't unusual these days when you find a combined sale and rebate. $59 for 32GB is still a tiny bit high on that basis.

The price just seems low because the total capacity is low.


Edit to add:
This was just one example using a high-capacity disk at the time. There were quite a few others when I looking for an SSD. My post also reminded me that you have to watch out for retailers that are trying to dump their earlier model SSDs.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77206/?o=20#587175



Considering 32GB SSD's were over $150 not even 6 months ago i consider this cheap

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john albrich Jan 09, 2011, 12:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR

Mothow,

I agree that "list" prices were that high ($4.70/GB) 6 months ago, and even higher according to price history websites, but promo prices are a different category entirely.

I remember seeing the $2/GB barrier first broken in a 64GB SSD promo I received sometime around the 2010 Memorial Day sales.

The $1.58/GB for a gen2 drive was from my post a month ago and in that post I noted that I'd seen even $1.50/GB promo'd gen2 drives of varying capacities for awhile. If you look at that post, you see the 240GB OCZ Vertex2 drive listed at $600 ($2.5/GB) go to $380 ($1.58/GB) because of the promo.

So while the $1.85/GB you reported is a low price for that 32GB SSD drive, we can still routinely pay 10% to 15% lower for a gen2 drive. We just have to wait for the promo to pop-up, and they seem to pop-up every 2 weeks or so.

By the way is that 32GB Corsair drive a gen1 or gen2 drive? I couldn't tell from the webpage. $59 would definitely be too much if it's a gen1 drive.

mothow Jan 09, 2011, 12:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
Im not sure but i think its a frist gen

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<a class= Jan 10, 2011, 03:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
This is a rip-off deal for a 32gig drive. Now, if it was for 100 gig, I'd go for it if it was sandforce based.

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john albrich Jan 13, 2011, 09:07am EST Report Abuse
>> 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $85 ($1.33/GB) after MIR (expires 20110119)

64GB A-data SSD drive for $85 (after rebate)
+ $2 shipping

$1.36/GB (including shipping)
$10 Rebate EXPIRES 20110119 (01/19/2011)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211479


I have no idea whether or not this is a decent drive. I'm just reporting the new lowest SSD $/GB price I've seen.* I would assume this is likely a gen1 SSD drive, but I could be wrong.

Also noticed that this includes a 3.5" tray "adapter"...which I think usu. costs about $5.
So, artificially taking that out of the price and it comes to:
$1.25/GB (excluding shipping and est. tray cost)

Although, I'm pretty intrigued by the dual interface availability: you can use SATA or mini-USB
Does any other manufacturer have an SSD drive like that?

edit: include $10 rebate expiration date, and ref to DIFFERENT NEW lowest $/GB SSD
edit: made distinction that "lowest $/GB" is for a 3Gb/s class SSD drive

*The latest lowest $/GB 3Gb/sec SSD drive I've seen is now a Kingston 64GB drive @ $1.17/GB with a rebate that expires 20110113. See post below http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77290/#588418

Michael C Jan 13, 2011, 10:22am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
I've seen my Kingston 64GB drive for $89 before, and $79 with an in-store purchase.

Suspended User Jan 13, 2011, 11:00am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR

john albrich Jan 13, 2011, 04:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Kingston 64GB @ $75 = $1.17/GB (free shipping) EXPIRED 20110113

http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-64gb-ssdnow-v100-series-2-5-s...94457.html
Kingston SV100S2N/64GZ 64GB 2.5" SSD
$110-$35 rebate=$75 (free shipping)
$1.17/GB after MIR (expired 20110113)


I should mention this is currently at Newegg for $135, but that appears to be because it is the "Desktop Bundle" and not just a drive all by itself?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139421

On newegg.com this comes with an EXTERNAL enclosure and a USB connecting cable (but the drive does NOT have a mini-USB port...the cable is just for the enclosure).
HOWEVER, I think the buy.com offering is the drive only, and NOT the "Desktop Bundle".

edit to add:
This Kingston is the lowest $/GB 3Gb/s class SSD drive I've seen as of 20110113

edit to add:
This Kingston is apparently a gen1 SSD drive. As I understand it, Kingston designates its gen2 drives as "V+" (V with a plus-sign)

For lowest $/GB 6Gb/s class SSD drive to date ($130==$2.03/GB@6Gb/s), see
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148358
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAA064MAG-1G1 1.8" 64GB SATA III MLC SSD
(note it's 1.8" not 2.5")


edit:20110114
Modified to show rebate deal expired as of the 13th. Price now backup up to $128,
and confirmed this was a gen1 drive.

john albrich Jan 31, 2011, 07:16am EST Report Abuse
>> Expires TODAY at 10AM PST 20110131

Expires at 10AM PST 20110131 (BOTH shellshocker and rebate deals)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II SSD

A 2nd generation 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD 3Gb/s drive for
$170 after rebate + shell shocker deal
~$1.42/GB for gen2 3Gb/s SSD

Spec claims:
Sequential Access - Read up to 285MB/s
Sequential Access - Write up to 275MB/s

mothow Jan 31, 2011, 04:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
john albrich said:

Expires at 10AM PST 20110131 (BOTH shellshocker and rebate deals)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II SSD

A 2nd generation 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD 3Gb/s drive for
$170 after rebate + shell shocker deal
~$1.42/GB for gen2 3Gb/s SSD

Spec claims:
Sequential Access - Read up to 285MB/s,Sequential Access - Write up to 275MB/s



I wish i had grabbed a single 120GB SSD rather than two 60GB's SSD's because i hate runnig raid anymore.But i must say my Boot times are much lower now

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john albrich May 17, 2011, 05:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> EXPIRES 3PM PDT 20110517 - $1.25/GB Vertex2 After MIR

This came up just an hour or so ago. It is VERY SHORT TIME OFFER
EXPIRES 3PM PDT 20110517

$1.25/GB OCZ 120GB Vertex2 SSD (US$159.99 After Rebate)
(2nd Generation SSD Technology)

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_mmc=LAConce...-0431-_-NA


edit to add:
My personal experience with OCZ rebates is that they honor them, BUT they take a reeeeallllly long time to arrive...well after the "you will receive the rebate within xyz days" date. If memory serves, my last OCZ rebate arrived in my mailbox several weeks after the longest possible "xyz days" date they specified (and I'm pretty sure I had opted to pay $3 for an "express" delivery. I no longer bother with wasting money on those "express handling" offers).

Meats_Of_Evil May 17, 2011, 09:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
:O It's a ROFLCOPTER!!!!

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john albrich May 17, 2011, 09:42pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR
Meats_Of_Evil said:
:O It's a ROFLCOPTER!!!!


Then you was just-a too daaamn late, Mr. Slow-poke!!!

Each Shell-shocker deal automatically forwards to the next one when the expiration time of a deal passes by.


edit to add:
except when after expiring it forwards to a specific URL'd item like this lame helicopter (and watches, rice-cookers, and other crappy non-computer stuff). Note that the helicopter has a different URL. And...this time when the helicopter deal expires it will NOT forward to the next one. You have to go to the next "shell-shocker" deal either from the Newegg website or from an email/twitter notice you get. I've also found you can also go to the current shell-shocker deal by (undocumented) http://www.newegg.com/shellshocker/

john albrich May 24, 2011, 11:25am EDT Report Abuse
>> $1.00/GB (after $50 rebate=Lowest Gen2 $/GB I've EVER seen)

I do NOT know how long this pricing will last. It's listed as one of the Newegg specials, which seem to last a few days or so.

$1.00/GB (after US$50 rebate. Lowest Gen2 $/GB SSD I've EVER seen)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139408
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/96G 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC
230MB/s SeqAccess - Read
180MB/s SeqAccess - Write
By the way, if you plan to use this "V+100" SSD on a non-TRIM supporting OS like WinXP or OS-X, see this important article re the V+100 series SSDs. It deals with trash collection, TRIM, and wear-leveling specifically on the V+100 series SSD under these operating systems...vital aspects of SSD lifespan and performance.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4010/kingston-ssdnow-v-plus-100-review

Here are a couple more links that might be helpful for WinXP/SSD users. Note: most of these kinds of articles tell you to "turn off the Windows swapfile (aka pagefile)" but fail to mention you have an alternative. You can also simply RELOCATE the swapfile to a different drive to also help prolong the life of the SSD. However, from what I've read, when you turn off or relocate the swapfile, you lose the Bluescreen dump diagnostic info when a crash occurs. That may or may not be important to you. And of course, with the swapfile on a regular HDD, the performance will be degraded at times...not as much as not having an SSD at all...but you do lose some performance if you keep the swapfile active on an HDD.
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?43460-M...D-friendly
http://www.internetbestsecrets.com/2007/12/optimizing-windows-...d-use.html

john albrich Jun 07, 2011, 10:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> REBATE HAS EXPIRED 20110607
REBATE HAS EXPIRED 20110607

$1.25/GB (after rebate = normal cost $230, discounted to $220-$60 rebate=$160)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139416
Kingston SSDNow V100 SV100S2/128GZ 2.5" 128GB SATA II
250MB/s SeqAccess Read (up to)
230MB/s SeqAccess - Write



edit:
updated that rebate has expired

john albrich Jun 08, 2011, 04:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> $50 REBATE EXPIRES 06/10

$50 REBATE EXPIRES 06/10

This isn't the $1/GB deal it was when I first found this just a couple posts above, but it's still an excellent deal.

$1.13/GB 96GB SSD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139408
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/96G 2.5" 96GB SATA II
(reg $198, discount to $158-$50rebate = $108 ==>$1.13/GB)
230MB/s SeqAccess - Read
180MB/s SeqAccess - Write

I strongly advise reading my notes on this at my earlier post.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77290/#591979

john albrich Jun 14, 2011, 01:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)$69 / $59 after MIR

$1/GB after $45 rebate
$45 REBATE EXPIRES 20110616

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139415
Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2/64GZ 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
* 2.5"
* 64GB
* SATA II
* Sustained Sequential Read: up to 250MB/s
* Sustained Sequential Write: up to 145MB/s
$64=$124-$15discount-$45rebate

john albrich Jun 23, 2011, 01:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> 96GB SSD back on discount + $50 rebate (expires 20110629)

$1.10/GB after $50 rebate (Rebate EXPIRES 20110629)

$105= $155-$50rebate
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/96G 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139408

up to 230MB/s sustained seq read
up to 180MB/s sustained seq write


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