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  1.    02 Mar 2015 #101
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    I think the MX is $10 more.
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  2.    02 Mar 2015 #102
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    Yep I believe you'd have to look at the stat's and compare at newegg to see the differences.
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  3.    06 Mar 2015 #103
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    According to some reports production prices should fall by approximately 50% this year.
    I'll believe it when I see it.

    I suspect that manufacturers will just drop drives with capacities <200 GB.
    I guess they sure showed me.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._sata_iii.html
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  4.    06 Mar 2015 #104
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  5.    06 Mar 2015 #105

    Even cheaper here but this is the 850 Evo: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...04&subcat=2264
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  6.    06 Mar 2015 #106
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    Were the previous prices the caused by massive profit margins?
    What was sacrificed to cause such a big price drop (e.g. write cycle endurance)?

    I'm suspicious of any product that, for no obvious reason, suddenly costs 50% less.
    Will these drives start failing after a few months of use?
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  7.    06 Mar 2015 #107
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Were the previous prices the caused by massive profit margins?
    What was sacrificed to cause such a big price drop (e.g. write cycle endurance)?

    I'm suspicious of any product that, for no obvious reason, suddenly costs 50% less.
    Will these drives start failing after a few months of use?
    I think you are too pessimistic. The price drop is probably a combination of ample supply, cheaper production cost because of higher yield, market constraints because of the additional number of suppliers, etc..

    In 2008 when I bought my first SSD (65GB for $265) there were only OCZ and Intel on the market. Look today how many brands there are.

    Look at this example - why is Mercedes up to 60%+ cheaper in the US than in Germany - exact same model. Easy reason I think - because nobody in the US would buy their cars at German prices. Pure marketing logic.
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  8.    07 Mar 2015 #108
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    Production technology changes too, they are able to squeeze more elements on a die and that lowers production costs. Multilevel chips can be made faster and easier. I'd be more concerned about spinner HDDs and their prices. It's obvious that mechanical parts prices can go just to some level, adding more capacity is the only thing that makes them viable. SSDs also contain much less material, specially aluminum, magnets, motors heads etc. and as soon as SSDs or other data containers take off at full speed, mechanical drives are bound to go to retirement. Technically speaking, there's nothing that makes mechanical drives better than solid state.
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  9.    07 Mar 2015 #109

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Were the previous prices the caused by massive profit margins?
    What was sacrificed to cause such a big price drop (e.g. write cycle endurance)?

    I'm suspicious of any product that, for no obvious reason, suddenly costs 50% less.
    Will these drives start failing after a few months of use?
    I've had the 840 Evo for a year now and its been fine.
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  10.    07 Mar 2015 #110
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post

    For years, I've tweaked the Registry, to get Windows to load its Kernel into ram on boot-up, instead of accessing it from the HD every time the Windows OS needs to access it. That one little tweak can really increase the speed and efficiency of any PC. That really makes a big difference on laptops, which have notoriously slow hard drives.
    Interesting, how do you do that exactly? I'd love to see if my laptop can be made to run faster
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