Super Talent Launches 128GB SSD for $300

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Shalbatana

 WOW! Half that price and the std Hard drive will be all but dead. Perhaps it's now entered the range of buying one of these for a boot drive, and a std huge HD for data/media, but it's still too expensive for most people, especially per Gb.

This time next year though....

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Keith E. Whisman

The Warrenty should be part of the product. To help the consumer feel better about his/her purchase. If a product has a lifetime warrenty then I'm going to pay a little better for it because I believe that it's constructed of high quality materials. That the manufacturer stands by their product. If a product has a short warrenty especially a hard drive then I wont buy it. Hard Drive warrenties used to be for 5 years and now they are 3 years for most manufacturers.

So do you still trust a hard drive manufacturer that only tacks on a 1 year warrenty? I sure don't. If they say it'll last 100years then why only the 1 year warrenty? Why does the manufacturer feel it's too much a monetary risk to provide a longer warrenty? That's what I get from it. If they were so sure it was great then it would have a 5 or longer year warrenty.

Don't buy this drive unless your willing to take a larger risk than the manufacturer is willing to.

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sirphunkee

Proof that it's still too early in the adoption curve.  The market can't yet give reliable long-term estimates about the product's life span, and a large part of the proliferation of these early generation SSD's is simply because notebook manufacturers are pushing those in favor of HDD's (go build a laptop at Dell's site right now and you'll see what I mean)

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sdcat

Lets give it a thought, what if a product was so good it doesn't need to offer any warranty at all?

Do we look at the warranty because we all expect or even wish for it to fail? 

hummmm... 

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sirphunkee

whatever you got there man, hurry up with it and pass it this way.

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sdcat

Lets give some thoughts:

Lets give it a thought, what if a product was so good it doesn't need to offer any warranty at all but instead they offer you insurance? Or could it be usually when we buy those products, the "insurance" already become part of the price that we were paying called warranty? Some are cheaper some more expensive.

 

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Keith E. Whisman

If this hard drive is so impregnable then why does it only have a 1 year warrenty? What is the read/write failure rate? How long can it be expected to read and write? If they didn't compromise on the quality and reliability then why the skimpy warrenty? What do they know that they ain't talking about? It's a little fishy. There should be a program that reads and writes large files repeatedly 24hours a day until the hard drive fail to determine how long the hard drive will actually last.

I just don't trust companies that push new technologies with skimpy warrenties and although cheaper prices it's still alot more expensive than a faster 1.5Tb hard disk drive.

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Talcum X

 If a company believes in it's product, then 1 year isnt nearly enough.  In the video from Samsung, he claims it will work for 100s of years (or 100 years, I dont remember).  If the producers of these drives are so confident on their lifespan, they should come with a lifetime warranty.  At least 5. Even some HDDs have that and they have moving parts.

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