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  • Scott_T - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    I guess no one told them you see 120gb drives going to $50-60 all the time now on sale. Reply
  • hulu - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    Why compare one product's MSRP to another's street/sale price?

    All you can compare currently are the MSRPs. Or wait until this becomes available and the prices settle to compare street prices.
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  • bernstein - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    MSRP = *desired* retail price...
    another comparison: MX100 512gb goes for ~$210...
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  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    If those 50-60$ are "sale" prices you might see similar discounts compared to the MSRP of the ARC. And almost 400 MB/s write for a modern 120 GB SSD is extremely fast.. others stay below 200 MB/s. Reply
  • hojnikb - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    Well its really due to a trick called performance mode (from way back in the vertex4 deays). Reply
  • lmcd - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    The real problem is that the 480 GB Vertex is currently priced at $240 as well. With more accessories and better performance. Reply
  • CaedenV - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    Nobody here is going to buy one of these drives at 50 cents/GB, because nobody here is going to buy a SSD from the likes of a mainstream retail chain. On websites that cater to bulk cheap nerd sales these will sell for substantially less, and the price will of course drop over time as well.
    We all have OCZ to thank for pushing SSD prices below the $1/GB mark, maybe with drives like this we will have them to thank for seeing prices drop below the $0.25/GB mark in the next year or two.
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  • lilmoe - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    Dat endurance rating.... Reply
  • robbertbobbertson - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    for reference this is like 21.4 TB endurance, an 840 EVO is like 70-80 TB endurance Reply
  • hojnikb - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    This needs to be cheaper than MX100 to be even remotly interesting. Lack of caps, encryption and worse performance can justfiy the same or even higher pricetag as mx100. Reply
  • hojnikb - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - link

    can't* Reply
  • harrynsally - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - link

    After following SSD development for 4 years, not only has the cost substantially gone down, their storage capacity has gone up and reliability has dramatically improved.

    Finally installed my first SSD, a Crucial MX100 256GB, because it had a great price ($.40/GB) and stellar user reviews (90% 5 stars at NewEgg, Amazon etc.).
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  • harrynsally - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - link

    I would strongly suggest avoiding the value SSD manufacteurs such as OCZ, Kingston and PNY.

    The above are well know for bait and switch practice, poor support and/or customer satisfaction (e.g. check the reviews).

    http://mobile.extremetech.com/latest/221524-ssd-sh...

    So many superior choices that include Samsung, Cruical and Sandisk.
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  • harrynsally - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - link

    I strongly suggest avoiding all the value brands, which include OCZ, Kingston, PNY etc.

    Each of the above has exhibited far to many shady practices, poor customer support and/or satisfaction, when there are so many other superior manufacturers of client SSDs (e.g. Samsung, Crucial, Sandisk) to consider.

    For example: http://mobile.extremetech.com/latest/221524-ssd-sh...
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  • farhadd - Friday, August 15, 2014 - link

    Shouldn't the higher capacity drives have a higher endurance rating? Reply

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