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Solid State Drives...buy now or wait 6 months

cpsmith1984 38 18 January 8, 2016 at 08:21 PM
With the drastic drop in price of SSDs should I wait a few months to buy a 500gb or 1tb drive? If they come out with a higher capacity drive do you think the 500gb would drop below 100? Just wondering what others think about this topic.

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With the drastic drop in price of SSDs should I wait a few months to buy a 500gb or 1tb drive? If they come out with a higher capacity drive do you think the 500gb would drop below 100? Just wondering what others think about this topic.

There is no way to predict. Prices always fall over time as technology advances. If you can wait, then it can't hurt doing so. If you need it now, then just pay the price to get what you need when you need it. My 2 cents.
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I highly doubt that there will be a massive price drop in the next 6 months. Like the other poster said, prices usually go down over time, if you need it now then buy it now and if you can wait then wait.
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We're seeing $6-70 for 256GB drives now so $100 for 500GB isn't so far off. I would guess another 6 months.
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buy now. in 6 months you will be asking yourself the same question because tech is constantly dropping in price
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buy now. in 6 months you will be asking yourself the same question because tech is constantly dropping in price

Exactly. In 6 months the question will be if OP should wait for 2TB drives to come down in price or "buy now".
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If you have a need for one buy it now and use it. If your buying now to use it in 6 months than wait. There are sales around so it might be worth waiting a short amount of time. Personally I would rather buy a slightly more expensive from a manufacture that has good software and a good reputation than the cheapest drive you can find. Not all drives are created equally, and doing your research pays off. Intel, Samsung are the top followed by Crucial I would say.
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Not all drives are created equally, and doing your research pays off. Intel, Samsung are the top followed by Crucial I would say.
This.

There were some very good deals between thanksgiving and new years. Prices may be a little higher currently. This years products will probably be out by late march and last years models may drop in price.
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If you don't currently own an SSD then buy one now! If you do, then you can wait 6 months unless you are dying for more storage space.
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If you don't currently own an SSD then buy one now! If you do, then you can wait 6 months unless you are dying for more storage space.
Exactly this. I grabbed a 128 Samsung drive just to run programs and boot from. It has dropped in price by nearly half since I bought it but I have gotten so much good living from it I don't regret the loss of that whopping $50.

I don't see the large 2 tb drives dropping enough to make them amazing deals anytime in the near future.
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