Weren't 256GB SSDs like $150-$170 a while back? Did prices go back up?
Yes, storage prices in general have crept up over the last couple of months. There was a glut of cheap SSDs in Oct/Nov and HDD bottomed out in early Dec. This is only a hot deal if you need to buy now and can't wait. But then again, holding off on buying for new tech to come out and drive down prices of existing tech isn't really what SD is about