I have been waiting so long for these. I think they will really take off once people see a noticeable speed boost. The silent and more reliable and more shockproof are no-brainers. But I think speed will really sell people.
At the current price of about 500 for a 64GB instead of 32GB, I would probably spring for one. Of course, if that were 250 or even $300, well, that would be a no brainer for me.
Imagine being being able to format in a second, and never needing to defrag, but if you did it would be a matter of seconds. Imagine a computer that is really quieter. I have been a huge fan of quiet computing for years. So, this SSD drive would make a very noticeable difference in noise, speed, heat, reliability (no moving parts, how cool is that?)
I hope SanDisk and Samsung get on with production, because unless you are Dell, these things are scarce as hens teeth, and how can the price go down if no one can find them to buy them in the first place.
I have tried to call both SanDisk and Samsung to try to buy say, 24 of them, and neither one can help me at all. The only place they are for sale is Ebay, and I would kill to know where they are egtting them
I think these will catch on really really quickly. 32GB is good for most laptop users I know, and 64MB would be good for the rest, and if you are a heavy big file user, just off load to a portable USB drive.
Folks, I think any one who has thought that price will keep people from buying these will find out the very definition of WRONG super quick. Remember, this is the culture where people are LINED UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO BUY A $500 CELL PHONE THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN IN REAL LIFE YET.
I have been wrong before,, after all, I really thought people would flock to VISTA, but I believe in my bones I am so right about the adoption of these SSD drives.
I used to sell simple RAM at Egghead Software for FIFTY DOLLARS per MEGABYTE. With no price break even for FOUR MEGABYTES. Have a look at the price of RAM today compared with that.
Thanks for reading, Dave