I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a solid state drive for a while now and this week has proven to be interesting because a lot of prices just dropped nearly across the board.
My "if money wasn't an option" pick is the Samsung 830 512gb because of this multi-page comparison review.
Though the OCZ Vertex 4 beats it out by a hair, I heard horror stories about OCZ's quality and Samsung has one of the best reputations in reliability.
Another thing I noticed about that review is that Crucial's M4 seemed to come out in a very solid third place, even beating out the 830 in some areas.
So today I do some searching on the deal sites I visit and see that Crucial's 512gb M4 ssd has dropped from $410 on Amazon to $349
. It is now a whole $200 cheaper than the Samsung's 830 and damn tempting.
The slower drives are also dropping in price. If you don't mind a speed drop OCZ's Agility 4 series has been falling in price as well. Here is the Agility 4 in a review pitted against Crucial's slower V4 drive
The Agility beats Crucial's budget offering hands down.The 512gb Agility 4 is $299 at amazon right now
Now I've only checked up on the prices of the 512gb models because that is what I'm interested in, but I'm sure there are some good deals to be had in the other capacity options as well.
The prices went back up, I was just about to jump on the M4 too.Edited by Tim K - 9/11/12 at 9:30pm