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    November Hard Drive + SSD Price Guide
    November 30, 2008

    Solid State Drives

    Standard PATA and SATA hard drives still make up the vast majority of desktop PC, or even notebook, configurations, but demand for Solid State Drive (SSD) technology is growing by leaps and bounds. SSD drives replace conventional hard drive platters, motors and read heads with flash memory, lowering noise, heat and power requirements, while offering significant performance gains. These SSD drives also represent a popular upgrade for existing notebooks, and even high-end desktop users are migrating to this technology as their primary boot/OS drive. Due to this increased demand and a significant rise in SSD visibility with online retailers, this is an emerging market that deserves coverage. In this section, we are covering 2.5" SATA SSDs, although 3.5" models will be forthcoming.

    Wow, what a difference a month makes! October marked the debut of Sold-State Drives in our monthly price roundup, but now that November has rolled around, several models fell significantly in price. Three of these even hit triple digits, as the Crucial 64GB (-$165), Crucial 32GB (-$104) and OCZ Core V2 120GB (-$102) SSDs dropped off the table. Overall, there was a total of fourteen double-digit price drops, and that's from only twenty-one returning Sold-State Drives. The only question was whether the aggregate chart decrease would top $1K, but it fell just short and dropped by only $922 for the month.


    Solid State Drive Price List

    Solid State Drive
    Price
    Change
    $/GB
    Vendor
    Crucial 32GB (2.5")
    $193
    -$104
    $6.03
    Mwave
    Crucial 64GB (2.5")
    $402
    -$165
    $6.28
    TigerDirect
    Intel X25-M 80GB (2.5")
    $627
    n/a
    $7.84
    NewEgg
    OCZ Core V2 30GB (2.5")
    $70
    -$77
    $2.33
    NewEgg
    OCZ 32GB (2.5")
    $323
    -$68
    $10.09
    NewEgg
    OCZ Core 32GB (2.5")
    $97
    -$50
    $3.03
    TigerDirect
    OCZ Core V2 60GB (2.5")
    $200
    -$32
    $3.33
    Mwave
    OCZ 64GB (2.5")
    $697
    -$89
    $10.89
    NewEgg
    OCZ Core 64GB (2.5")
    $177
    -$30
    $2.77
    TigerDirect
    OCZ Core V2 120GB (2.5")
    $335
    -$102
    $2.79
    Mwave
    OCZ Core 128GB (2.5")
    $308
    -$99
    $2.41
    Mwave
    Patriot Warp 32GB (2.5")
    $142
    -$5
    $4.44
    TigerDirect
    Patriot Warp 64GB (2.5")
    $237
    $0
    $3.70
    TigerDirect
    Patriot Warp 128GB (2.5")
    $378
    -$23
    $2.95
    NewEgg
    Samsung 32GB (2.5")
    $308
    $2
    $9.63
    NewEgg
    Samsung 64GB (2.5")
    $558
    $9
    $8.72
    Mwave
    SuperTalent 64GB (2.5")
    $175
    -$2
    $2.73
    NewEgg
    SuperTalent 128GB (2.5")
    $303
    -$3
    $2.37
    NewEgg
    SuperTalent MasterDrive OX 32GB (2.5")
    $127
    n/a
    $3.97
    NewEgg
    SuperTalent MasterDrive OX 64GB (2.5")
    $223
    n/a
    $3.48
    NewEgg
    SuperTalent MasterDrive OX 128GB (2.5")
    $377
    -$55
    $2.95
    NewEgg
    SuperTalent MasterDrive PX 64GB (2.5")
    $807
    -$15
    $12.61
    NewEgg
    Transcend 32GB (2.5")
    $93
    -$14
    $2.91
    Mwave
    Transcend 64GB (2.5")
    $172
    $0
    $2.69
    NewEgg
    Transcend 128GB (2.5")
    $332
    n/a
    $2.59
    NewEgg


    Page 1 Parallel ATA Hard Drive Price List
    Page 2 Serial ATA Hard Drive Price List
  • Page 3 Solid State Drive Price List
    Page 4 Parallel ATA Hard Drives Sorted by $/GB
    Page 5 Serial ATA Hard Drives Sorted by $/GB
    Page 6 Solid State Drives Sorted by $/GB
    Page 7 Parallel & Serial ATA HDs and SSDs Sorted by Price Change
    Page 8 Parallel & Serial ATA HDs and SSDs Sorted by Price

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