Android — 22 June 2012


While traditional hard drive pricing remains inflated after last year’s Thai floods, the cost of SSDs continues to drop. The Tech Report took a look at the average cost of a number of popular solid state drives over the past year and charted the falling prices over a series of graphs.

The site found that the price for drives from OCZ, Corsair, and Crucial have fallen dramatically over the past year, with the larger 240GB / 256GB models dropping by over 50 percent in most cases. Samsung’s 830 Series SSDs started at a lower cost than the others, but have settled into a similar price range today. The only buck to the trend is the Intel 320 Series, which uses a proprietary Intel controller and hasn’t fluctuated much since its release. The…

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