I can’t believe I just got an email from Newegg Business for a 1 TB SSD for only $300. It’s made by mushkin.
A few months ago I was paying $500 for 1 TB SSDs. I hope these specials start to filter over to Amazon and my distributor soon. I can’t actually order this one because Newegg doesn’t like Virgin Island based billing addresses.
My physical hard drive failed for the 2nd time in as many years. That brings the total of lost hard drives to 5 for me personally. All on island. I lost plenty of drives on the mainland but this is crazy. It was my only non-ssd drive I had left. In fact, compared to how many drives I have replaced over the past year alone probably has crept up to a dozen.
I just don’t think hard drives do well in this heat and humidity. The SSDs appear to hold up much better.
Now I did replace my failed 750 GB drive with another non-ssd drive but I was in need of one in a pinch and had nothing bigger than 120 GB lying around. Prices continue to drop on SSD and at some point I will move this one over to SSD.