Corsair Wants to Replace Your Puny SSD with 180GB and 480GB SATA 6Gbps SSDs

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Coldrage

Agreed with aetaaas, you gotta pay to play.
That said I'm still using a Q6600 3.6GHz and Radeon 4850 with 3 x 1TB Hard drives, I don't need to upgrade yet but boy when I do I'm going to have a field day.

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Bratan

Unlike HDDs price for SSD is not coming down, in fact it seems like it's going up (probably due to new tech) :( 

I got my 120GB (and btw it was the best upgrade I did) SSD almost a year ago for under $200. I hoped by now they'd drop down to a more reasonable price...

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bautrey

Where did u get ur price for 180GB at $250?  On newegg the corsair force gt 180GB is $360.  I think it might be a typo, cuz that would be an extremely good deal.  

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don2041

I didn,t buy extra hard drives untill the price came down, the same goes for ram and usb sticks. I won,t be buying any ssds untill their prices come down substantualy.

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sean76

I own 2 SSD drives.  A 60 GB SATA 2 OCZ and a 120 GB SATA3 6 gbps Both are great and I paid only 300 bucks pretty much a few days after each one came out.  The SATA 3 drive pumps out close to 500mbps and I am very happy with my under 20 sec Windows 7 boot to full use system.  I have no need for a 480 gb boot drive.  Games do not need to be stored on that drive, nor any other programs.  That is Windows ONLY  Keep it clean, keep it fast.

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SleepyCatChris

This philosophy makes no sense to me. I reboot my machine maybe once or twice a month, if that. Who cares how fast it boots? I usually spend multiple hours each day running applications in Windows. Why on earth wouldn't I want my applications to load data as fast as possible? Loading times of saved games and new levels by themselves are worth installing any application you are actively using on a day-to-day basis on an SSD.

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keyzs

dont know if i'm being naive, SSDs are technically RAM; without mechanical parts shouldn't the price be cheaper than HDDs.... i mean in terms of manufacturing...

price of chips vs mechanical process manufacturing???

that being siad, RAM should only cost a few cents, isnt it???

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CleverBullet

SSDs are not like RAM in any way, RAM uses volatile capacitors to store data, Thus requiring power to keep data. SSDs use non-volatile memory to store data, and they don't require power to keep data.

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GavinFarrington...

While the price is still terribly high, this is at least a step in the right direction.  Have there been any other SSDs with this kind of performance even remotely below $1k, let alone $800?

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RET_ARMY

Considering I just bought a 1TB SATA for 134$  why would I pay 1000$ for 480 gigs? They need to drop way in price before I'll change.

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praack

not in the statosphere- 800 big ones and still under 500 gig?  lol

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Erris

Until the price per GB drops under $1 they won't be becoming mainstream, no matter what Corsair wants.

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AETAaAS

Why do people keep banging on about this 1-1 ratio? Magnetic drives used to be hundreds of dollars for just a few gigs. When USB sticks first came out, you paid through the nose for 32 MEGAbytes - MEGA! Optical storage was a similar story.

Fact is; the price will come down. But for now, you gotta pay to play. If you aren't interested, leave us enthusiats be, in our Hexa-core driven SSD utopia with SLI dreams and Crossfire fantasies. ^-^

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bautrey

And thats y I will be paying though I'm still a cheap ass

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