SSD prices in freefall
Prices for SSD storage has been steadily declining over the past year, with certain brands dropping their prices by almost half
In the past, many buyers have been averse to splurging on SSD drives due to the cost of purchase. There are a select few that have recognised the potential performance gains and taken the dive, however reports by Camelegg, a company that tracks prices at Newegg.com indicate that a change may be on the horizon.
There has been a steady decline in the price of SSD storage, and when compared to the rising cost of hard drives due to the flooding in Thailand, the difference in price between the two formats is reducing.
Examples of this decline are the Intel 510 series SSDs that cost $600 in March 2011 and today are below $500. Enthusiasts would be pleased to hear that the Corsair Force Series GT 240GB that retailed for $500 in July last year, is now available for less than $350. Other brands like OCZ and its 240GB Vertex 3 line have seen a decrease from $500 in April 2011 to a little over $200 as of June this year.
With prices becoming more affordable for the masses, there couldn't be a better time to switch to SSDs.