Haha I agree... Catch-22.
Bah everyone's always hollering about the "market" this and that... UNLESS you provide studies PROVING your claim, it's hearsay and innately MOOT. PROVE IT. Market my ass, who doesn't want a 500GB blazing fast SSD? It's THE largest technical improvement in computing hardware yet, but the "market" is keeping prices high? What a laugh, most of you don't know *hit about the "market." It's a FRAUD, they are keeping prices high b/c they CAN; duh, it's always worked like this. Most users (who WE rely on to buy in mass, so prices drop) have zero clue about just how much faster SSDs are vs mech-drives. Thus the "demand," won't be there at all. Why would Dell, HP etc... offer SSDs when the masses don't even know the benefits and thus don't want to pay a little more. Plus there are CONTRACTS signed by vendors of mech-HDs with HP, Dell, Lenovo, which haven't yet expired. Why risk a huge hit to your company's rep with these "still in developement" SSDs? They are sticking with mech-HDs bc they WORK and that's all that matters in the end. No fiddling around with TRIM, and firmware and diff chip sets blah blah = hardware uncertainty is NOT what successful businesses are about; they are going to use what works until SSDs can be proven as reliable as mech-HDs (omitting the high-end/power users who usually know what they are buying).
I'm certainly NOT going to be another $600 CD-R 1x burner retard buying this junk, until it's proven reliable, the price drops, and a solid warranty backing it up also. I believe another poster was talking about why the price has not yet dropped and more yahoo'ing about "the market,"... How about you take a read and compare the so-called "market" time line.
HAHA the "market," go shove it or PROVE it...
Aka you're WRONG and cannot.