• Wayne

    Whadda ya mean 128GB drives don’t cut it anymore? They’re still VERY relevant today. Not everybody can afford this cheapo 512 GB drive not every market will get it. When the cost per GB for all SSD’s fall into this category worldwide then things may change a bit but until then a 128GB SSD is still better than no SSD at all.

    • Chris Hadley

      Granted 128GB drives are still relevant, but what I’m implying is that for a notable number of people, 128GB drives are not quite enough once installed software etc is taken into account. At this level in the market, the number of drives that offer such high capacities are limited and like all things, getting the balance between price and capacity is, in some cases, rather tricky.

      • Wayne

        I know what you mean’t and I to an extent I agree. If I offended you, I apologise but I know as an reviewer myself albeit ex reviewer you have to be pretty thick skinned at times. 😉

        • Chris Hadley

          Don’t worry no offence was taken, at the end of the day a review is my thoughts on the product, market, pricing, etc etc and naturally there are going to be people that agree and some that don’t.

          On top of this there are time when we miss little bits out and/or have a typo here and there – we are human after all and these things out. If you found a typo in the review for example and point it out, its not the end of the world, unlike printed press I can go back in and amend it.

    • Garzhad

      Very relevant. I would consider 128GB SSD fine for most people, with ~250GB preferred. After that it’s really not worth it. Use the SSD for the OS and demanding applications that load many GB’s of data across thousands of files(games, ect.) into memory; they benefit the most.
      For everything else, get a WD Blue or Seagate Barracuda, the varieties with the 1TB platter size. Those HDD’s can push 280MB/s consecutive read/write which is more then enough for media and 90% of the applications out there and do so at VASTLY reduced $ per GB. You can get a 1TB Blue for 1/3rd the cost of a 250GB SSD. It’s the most cost effective storage solution; use the SSD only for what needs/benefits from it and everything else on a speedy HDD.

      And it’s something that will hold true for years to come; SSD’s are getting faster bigger and cheaper, but so are HDD’s.

      • Wayne

        If you thinking of buying a 120GB SSD, why bother when you can get a Crucial 240GB for the price of any other brand 120GB?
        If Crucial can hold this price other SSD manufacturers had better react quickly or else they’re going to get slaughtered.
        If I were in the market for an SSD I would latch onto this one, no question about it.

        • Garzhad

          Why bother getting a slower Crucial SSD when when you can wait for Samsung, Plextor or SanDisk’s faster 250GB options to go on sale(like they are now) for roughly the same price?
          Personal choice.
          ATM Samsung and Sandisk options are all nearly price-parity with this and faster, including the 128GB options. The EVO still crushes it.
          From the looks of it they could easily pull an nVidia, price drop across all models and push Crucial right back out of the water again.
          If I were in the market for an SSD I would research more, read/compare more reviews, and snag an SSD that’s known as a reliable, rock solid performer that’s as fast as my budget allows while still meeting my space requirements, preferably on sale.
          But, having 2x250GB Evo’s for my devices at only $120 a pop, i’m not anymore.

          • Wayne

            Or you can wait for another 6 months to a year and go for broke by picking up a 512GB at today’s 128GB prices. It’s not a guaranteed though quite likely.
            A general user is not fussed by benchmark figures and reviews and likely won’t notice the speed difference between the Crucial and Samsung Evo, it’s the lowest sticker price that’s going to win.

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