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    November Hard Drive + SSD Price Guide
    November 30, 2008

    Solid State Drive Value

    As in the previous PATA and SATA hard drive charts, the following list takes the various Solid State Drives and tries to determine with models and capacities offer the best overall value. Although we use the tried-and-true method of determining hard drive value, using a "price per GB" column, it's a bit more difficult when comparing Solid State Drive technology - not only due to the significantly higher prices, but also because of performance and features differences between models. Even so, the chart gives us a different view on which SSD brands, speeds and capacities offer the best GB bang for the buck.

    The Solid State Drive market obviously works on a very different set of economics compared to standard PATA and SATA hard drives. The $/GB ratings in the SSD chart are significantly higher, and even the best value rating here is not even close to the PATA or SATA listings, and even far outpaces the worst-rated Raptor and VelociRaptor hard drives. But this is all relative, and SSD buyers will appreciate the latest price drops, and the fact that the OCZ Core V2 30GB is now at $2.33/GB, the OCZ Core 128GB sits at $2.41/GB, and the OCZ Core V2 120GB has fallen to a $2.79/GB rating.


    Solid State Drives Sorted by $/GB

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