Nic727
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(Suggestion) 1Tb SSD

Hi,

Now 1 Tb SSD are cheaper than before. Why is it not available in current laptop?

We all know that SSD perform better than HDD and it's very quiet. I think the next laptop when Kaby Lake will be released in November (so new laptop in November or December for christmas?) should have 1Tb SSD.

More SSD sold, better the price will be after right?

Or at least use SSHD?

Thank you

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RE: (Suggestion) 1Tb SSD

Anyone selling a 1T SSD for that price is cutting every corner they can - outdated technology, lower grade chips, etc. 

The state of the SSD industry is about where hard drives were in the 1980s -- the price pressure is resulting in everything from gold-standard SSDs (Intel, Samsun, Crucial and a few others) to outright junk (off-brand or no-brand SSDs containing whatever chips the manufacturer can buy cheapest).

Just as the purveyors of junk drives (Miniscribe, Rodime, CMI and others) in the 80s died off as the market stabilized, so too will the SSD manufacturers.

Remember system OEMs are on the hook for component failures (part of the OEM deal is that support/service/warrant is handled by the name on the outside of the system, not the component manufacturer).  And while the component maker might supply the OEM with a replacement for failed part, it doesn't reimburse for the cost of a support call - a single one of which can wipe out the margin on a low- to mid-range notebook system.

You'll find decent 1T SSDs still sell for around $300 US -- which is why they're not standard in most low- to mid-range notebooks - the same 1T hybrid drive is more like $50-75.

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Nic727
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RE: (Suggestion) 1Tb SSD

yeah, but  $50 for 1tb hybrid drive is not expensive if you are removing $30 for current 1tb HDD... The laptop is just $20 more.

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RE: (Suggestion) 1Tb SSD

At the low- to mid-range, $20 can mean the difference between a consumer buying the Dell and choosing an Acer.

Yes, the market is that price-sensitive.

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