WD launches SSDs in South Africa – Pricing and details

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Thank fark.... Hate Samsung and that's what I've been stuck with for now. That being said, I don't need to replace them as yet as they seem to be working pretty damn good. But will surely by WD when I do need to buy again.
 

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I love how technology gets cheaper. I paid R4000 for my first 240GB SSD, then R2200 or so for my next 250GB SSD (which was also faster and used less power than the 240GB). Now, you can get a 240GB SSD for R1300.
 

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Yeah that's quite neat. Rest of the specs look very similar to available brands, pricing included. Bummer that the warranty is 2-years less than the Samsung's though. I heard they use Sandisk controllers, which isn't too bad to be honest.
 

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Doesn't even match the NVMe of Samsung remotely.
 

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I love how technology gets cheaper. I paid R4000 for my first 240GB SSD, then R2200 or so for my next 250GB SSD (which was also faster and used less power than the 240GB). Now, you can get a 240GB SSD for R1300.
But still way too expensive for wholesale adoption or to replace platter drives.
 

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But still way too expensive for wholesale adoption or to replace platter drives.
I highly doubt SSDs will ever replace HDDs as main means of storage. SSDs are great for operating systems and maybe a few applications. But storage space per Rand is just so much cheaper on HDDs
 

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But still way too expensive for wholesale adoption or to replace platter drives.
True, but for users like me, it gets quite encouraging. If I were to purchase a new SSD now, I could get a boot SSD of 500 or even 1000GB, which is great for holding Steam games.
 

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It's a pity that SSHD's only have 8gb on NAND Flash or they would give SSD's a decent run for the money.
 

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True, but for users like me, it gets quite encouraging. If I were to purchase a new SSD now, I could get a boot SSD of 500 or even 1000GB, which is great for holding Steam games.
Jeez, you okes are rolling in the cash...
 

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I wonder why companies don't make hybrid drives with bigger flash storage?
Esentially best of both worlds in a single casing, 256 GB SSD together with a 1 TB or 2 TB SSD in a 3.5 form factor.
 

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I love how technology gets cheaper. I paid R4000 for my first 240GB SSD, then R2200 or so for my next 250GB SSD (which was also faster and used less power than the 240GB). Now, you can get a 240GB SSD for R1300.
The Samsung 60 GB SSD in 2008 was R10,000.
 

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I wonder why companies don't make hybrid drives with bigger flash storage?
Esentially best of both worlds in a single casing, 256 GB SSD together with a 1 TB or 2 TB SSD in a 3.5 form factor.
WD had Dual Drive (120GB SSD and 1TB on one 2.5" drive). Discontinued...
 
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