They've officially made good on that promise, with the company now shipping several models of various sizes, including one unit that comes in at under $70. RunCore's units, using a 1.8” form factor, are offered in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with prices starting at $70 and going up to $390. These price ranges don't put them in the “bargain” category, but do put them well below average, where many 16GB SSDs can start at over $150.
The prices also reflect a reduction in rated speed compared to other vendors, with these first units having read/write speeds considerably slower than what the very expensive more well-known brands are boasting, at 75MB/sec and 40MB/sec. RunCore has released a more expensive drive alongside these cheaper ones, a 256GB 2.5” unit offering speeds exceeding upwards of 230MB/sec and 150MB/sec. Sadly, it also comes with a pretty steep price tag of at least $700. The cost-per-gigabyte of SSDs is still insanely high, but those prices have dropped fast – and will likely continue to do so.