SSDs are about to get a lot cheaper as NAND prices plummet

hahahanoobs

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Are you on crack my good sir? If nobody wants AMD GPUs then they aren't doing their due dilligence when it comes to researching the 'best bang for the buck'.

My personal journey began when I purchased an NVidia RTX 2060 most recently. But as I do with many purchases, I did research on the card post purchase and decided to send it back without ever having even opened after doing some benchmark comparisons against an AMD Radeon RX 6600/XT range of cards.

The NVidia RTX 2060 get's left in the dust trails of the comparably priced AMD Radeon RX 6600/XT cards. It's actually embarassing to admit that I owned this card, as it sat in its box for a couple of weeks.

I sent it back and have decided to go with an AMD Radeon RX 6600/XT or 6650. The prices are great right now.

Fanboys need to stop being fanboys and look at actual data...for Godsake. I jump fences all the time and have no regrets about it whatsoever.
You have an account here and you admit to reviewing hardware POST purchase?! And you bought a 2060 in 2022?!

What am I reading?
 
No, SSD's have been reasonably priced for the past year

Example:
A decent Windows XP compatible 7200RPM Laptop Hard Drive from Western Digital was the WD5000BEKT
The lowest price you ever saw for this 500GB hard drive was a sale price of $50 @ Newegg 10 years ago
You can get a used one for more than $80 or allegedly a new one on Ebay for $113

A Windows XP compatible SATA Western Digital SSD however is $49 new @ Amazon

If prices drop by even 25%, I'd grab several more!

You will never find a "NEW" XP compatible hard drive for less than a quality XP compatible SSD in todays market

No crap a 500GB drive was cheaper 10 years ago than it is now. That's because 10 years ago, 500GB was a very common size drive and people actually bought them. Nobody buys 500GB hard disk drives anymore. They probably don't even make them still, that's why they're more expensive now.

Make a sane comparison and compare the cost of a 16TB HDD to a 4TB SSD. You can get Enterprise 16TB drives for under $300 all day long. A 4TB SSD will still cost you well over $300. HDD storage is WAY cheaper than SSD storage and it always will be.
 
Now why on earth should I buy 2 year old tech card at original MSRP?
To give all supply chain their profits like day one?
If the last two years had been 500-1000% scalped prices, after 2 years a MSRP price should make me happy?

MSRP is arbitrary anyway. The 6600 MSRP is $330, for a card that should be no more than $200 tops.

Likewise, Nvidia went crazy with the MSRP on the 20 series and had to adjust the pricing later because they were such terrible buys.
 

Bullwinkle M

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No crap a 500GB drive was cheaper 10 years ago than it is now. That's because 10 years ago, 500GB was a very common size drive and people actually bought them. Nobody buys 500GB hard disk drives anymore. They probably don't even make them still, that's why they're more expensive now.

Make a sane comparison and compare the cost of a 16TB HDD to a 4TB SSD. You can get Enterprise 16TB drives for under $300 all day long. A 4TB SSD will still cost you well over $300. HDD storage is WAY cheaper than SSD storage and it always will be.
It was a sane comparison

I compared the NEWEST Windows XP compatible 7200RPM - 500GB Laptop hard drive to the NEWEST XP compatible 500GB SSD

If you can find a NEWER 500GB (or larger) 7200RPM Laptop hard drive that is XP compatible, please list it right here.....

Ya, didn't think so
 
I'm still waiting on this great GPU price drop everyone has been predicting. I'm not holding my breath though.

Anyone who has paid any attention to the market at all can figure out approximately when prices are going to drop. It's not hard to piece together: lots of current inventory + new generation of GPU launching = lower prices. Supply and demand. Do they not teach basic economics in public school anymore?
 

takaozo

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If you have to reinstall Windows to get the drivers working, then the problem is your Windows installation, not the drivers. Duh.
Duh, my dear I was a windows sysadmin for 12 years, I think I know how to install a OS or a driver. Had issues with ATi/AMD video drivers as far as Ati Rage. Same with Nvidia from TNT. But the worse I have seen it's just Intel.
 

waclark

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Anyone who has paid any attention to the market at all can figure out approximately when prices are going to drop. It's not hard to piece together: lots of current inventory + new generation of GPU launching = lower prices. Supply and demand. Do they not teach basic economics in public school anymore?
Care to take a stab at a date? Interestingly, some prices bumped up around Labor Day, but are now coming back down. Still not seeing the huge moves on GPUs. I suspect we won't see anything on existing models until the new models are officially released. The question is will there be a premium for the new models or will they be more in line with pre-mining boom pricing?