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News 04-15-10 09:00 AM

A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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DiscipleDOC 04-15-10 09:17 AM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
I still don't understand why these drives cost as much as they do. :thumbdwn:

Bearclaw 04-15-10 09:37 AM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
Eh, new tech. They'll make money where they can. I am tempted to pick up a 64GB drive. Not THAT bad on price. Plus, I LOVE the speed.

DiscipleDOC 04-15-10 09:58 AM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 2233724)
Eh, new tech. They'll make money where they can. I am tempted to pick up a 64GB drive. Not THAT bad on price. Plus, I LOVE the speed.

I got a 64 gb Kingston. It's a good drive, but I hated paying $140 for it.:thumbdwn:

Bearclaw 04-15-10 11:21 AM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
No, I definitely agree. $140 is steep but when we pay the prices we do for other pieces of hardware, it's not that bad. Especially considering the performance boost.

musman 04-15-10 01:13 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
I'm very happy with my tiny Intel 40Gb SSD. In two years I will be laughing at paying $129 for a 40gb but it was worth it to me. Two years from now we should be able to buy a 500gb for around $200 that outperforms the fastest ones today. Only time will tell.

Bearclaw 04-15-10 01:38 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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Originally Posted by musman (Post 2233919)
I'm very happy with my tiny Intel 40Gb SSD. In two years I will be laughing at paying $129 for a 40gb but it was worth it to me. Two years from now we should be able to buy a 500gb for around $200 that outperforms the fastest ones today. Only time will tell.

+1

We're all enthusiasts. This is what we do, lol.

bob saget 04-15-10 04:13 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
Stop being queer, winnie the pooh.

musman 04-15-10 05:13 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 2233945)
+1

We're all enthusiasts. This is what we do, lol.

Yep. I'm afraid this new PC hobby is affecting my hi-fi hobby that I have been deep into since I was a kid. Only bad thing is about the PC hobby is the cost of ownership. As we all know computers DO NOT hold their value. In hi-fi the cost of ownership is much better, unless your talking about CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, AV Receiver, these things do not hold value at all. Speakers and two channel equipment does. I have a pair of speakers that were $15,000 back in 1996, I could still sell them for around $6,000 today. What would a $15k computer from 1996 sell for today? About as much as it cost to take it to the trash. :D

This is always in the back of my mind when I buy PC components. But man it's fun!

Bearclaw 04-15-10 05:18 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
Ya, but if you upgrade normally, you can more than likely break even on new parts if not make a profit. Ebay FTW.

musman 04-15-10 05:43 PM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 2234108)
Ya, but if you upgrade normally, you can more than likely break even on new parts if not make a profit. Ebay FTW.


True. I was thinking on selling my gtx-285 and getting a gtx-470. The 470 is not that much better but it will hold it's value better than a 285. If I do that I will not lose so much when the next best cards come out. I could be wrong though.

Bearclaw 04-16-10 08:06 AM

Re: A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
 
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Originally Posted by musman (Post 2234135)
True. I was thinking on selling my gtx-285 and getting a gtx-470. The 470 is not that much better but it will hold it's value better than a 285. If I do that I will not lose so much when the next best cards come out. I could be wrong though.

Ya, sell the 285, get the 470. Not sure what the 285 goes for right now but I could see you definitely breaking even. THEN, when you need to upgrade again, you have more equity with the current card.

It's all about being in the right place at the right time. Keep moving, selling, buying.


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