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When will 1TB SSD be ~ $100?

TubeExperience 340 71 July 24, 2016 at 09:33 AM
SSDs are getting much cheaper now then they used to be.

Right now the ~512GB SSD seems to be the one to get and can be purchased for ~ $100.

The sweet spot for me is ~1TB SSD.

How much longer do I need to wait until it is ~$100?

Obviously, I am talking about budget SSDs.

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A year and a half.

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Speed, Price, Quality (Reliability) ----- Pick 2

Is generally how these things work. A 1TB SSD for $100 should be available in the future however anytime soon? I have my doubts,Any number someone gives you here is speculation unless they provide data. Here is why 1tb budget SSD's are hard.

1) Market Demand - Not a huge demand from OEM's (who are price sensitive) or tons of consumers, yes some need more but with the popularity of the cloud not as many people need access to super fast storage over 240-500gb today. Hard drives are where the consumer and many businesses store big sums of data that don't need the speed, like Media, Games, etc.

2) Fab technology is expensive. increases in shrinking of the dye's are super expensive, this is where a lot of your savings in price come from, essentially manufactures can make more in the same amount of space they used to make it in and roughly the same amount of time. As we get smaller and smaller this becomes increasingly difficult and expensive. Same reason Intel discontinued their tick tock progression to more of a tick, tick Tock or more.

Pretty good article explaining things http://www.pcworld.com/article/30...-hdds.html

My question to you is assuming you don't have an SSD, what is holding you back that requires 1TB on a boot drive but a budget drive is allowable? Performance between a budget and a top level Samsung drive for instance is immense, probably about what it is from a hard drive to budget ssd and then again from budget to top end.
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Considering that SSDs are now becoming cheaper. Im going to say in about a year. I still remember when SSDs were too expensive to be actually worth it.
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My question to you is assuming you don't have an SSD, what is holding you back that requires 1TB on a boot drive but a budget drive is allowable? Performance between a budget and a top level Samsung drive for instance is immense, probably about what it is from a hard drive to budget ssd and then again from budget to top end.
Well, I think it's about getting a foot into the door.

I know that Samsung is king of SSD and no one else comes, but it sure knows how it price its products.
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Some time in the distant past.
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Well, I think it's about getting a foot into the door.

I know that Samsung is king of SSD and no one else comes, but it sure knows how it price its products.
If you have some of the best products available that are the fastest and most reliable then why wouldn't you charge a premium?

I wouldn't wait until 1TB drives reach $100 today, Buy a good 500gb drive now and enjoy the speed now vs many years from now when you will probably want a 2TB drive for $100. Smilie
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If you have some of the best products available that are the fastest and most reliable then why wouldn't you charge a premium?
Well, Samsung doesn't have much of a competition.

Intel could probably give Samsung a good beating, but instead decided to price itself out of the market.

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I wouldn't wait until 1TB drives reach $100 today, Buy a good 500gb drive now and enjoy the speed now vs many years from now when you will probably want a 2TB drive for $100. Smilie
Not really. 1TB has always been the ideal size for me.
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Well, Samsung doesn't have much of a competition.

Intel could probably give Samsung a good beating, but instead decided to price itself out of the market.



Not really. 1TB has always been the ideal size for me.
Samsung has lots of competition in the SSD market space. Lots of flash makers and some good drives too, usually other manufactures compete with price instead of outright performance.

What are you doing to "Need" 1TB? If you have never used an SSD once you finally get you you will be kicking yourself for not doing it earlier.
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Yeah, it would certainly seem that in general you probably don't actually need the speed benefit of an SSD for a full 1TB of files. Videos, music, pictures...
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It wouldn't surprise me for the budget 1TB+ SSD market to not get much attention from manufacturers for the next few years. OEMs aren't interested and enthusiasts are moving towards PCIe or SATA Express drives, I'm not sure how much demand there will be in the budget sector. Samsungs budget 750 line isn't even available in 1TB capacities.
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The OP could use 3 or 4 500GB SSD's to build a RAID 5 Array and he/she would benefit from an additional speed boost too.
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It wouldn't surprise me for the budget 1TB+ SSD market to not get much attention from manufacturers for the next few years. OEMs aren't interested and enthusiasts are moving towards PCIe or SATA Express drives, I'm not sure how much demand there will be in the budget sector. Samsungs budget 750 line isn't even available in 1TB capacities.
The appeal of a SATA SSD is that it's a drop-in replacement for a SATA HDD.

PCIe SSD is far more expensive and require buying new hardware.
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Yeah, it would certainly seem that in general you probably don't actually need the speed benefit of an SSD for a full 1TB of files. Videos, music, pictures...
Games, games everywhere.

Most high end games today are 20-50GB.
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