updated 02:25 pm EDT, Fri June 22, 2012
Some prices down as much as 65 percent
Solid state drive prices have fallen by as much as 65 percent in the last 12 months, according to data. Research by The Tech Report finds that, in contrast to flooding in Thailand affecting standard hard drive production and causing price hikes, the price of SSDs is continuing to drop, with an average price drop of 46 percent -- almost half -- compared to the same point last year.
Graphs for the period show a hefty price drop for most models from April onwards, when a rumored price war between Kingston, Intel, OCZ, and Crucial seems to have taken place. The Intel 520 series -- which replaced the 510 series -- saw the largest drop, losing $200 in the space of a month.
According to current figures, many drives are close to the $1 per gigabyte barrier. Crucial, Corsair and OCZ populate the under-$1 table, with the Intel 320 Series 40GB on the other end, priced at $2.31 per gigabyte.