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Old November 19, 2009, 06:46 AM
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I dont have one to confirm my theory (yet), BUT it is my understanding the Falcon 2 is basically a Falcon 1 w/ slower nand and a slightly different version of the Bigfoot controller (dubbed the "eco"). I'll know more if I ever have one to take apart. But I highly doubt the Jetstream is ready fro prime time yet...PLUS if any mfg'er had a SATA 3 capable SSD out there...they would certainly hype that fact up ;)
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Old November 19, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Gartner says that production of NAND has been scaled back and will continue for some time:
NAND flash prices continue to rise - 2009-10-14 18:04:15 | Purchasing
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The SSD shortage/pricing fiasco began with the G2 release and withdrawl after. Right as Intel released the G2 tons of people were extremely excited, and the non G2 SSDs were starting to become available in price - I remember lots of placing selling the G1 for $199 or less, and the G2 for $249 or so for the 80GB flavor with the Indilinx 60GB OCZ drives for $199 or less. Now, if you can get stock, three months later those are "sale" prices.

I think this will not get resolved until the next major revision comes out, say the Indilinx 2, but only if it is not a VAPORWARE launch.
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Gartner says that production of NAND has been scaled back and will continue for some time:
NAND flash prices continue to rise - 2009-10-14 18:04:15 | Purchasing
Old article

NAND flash spot prices fall - 2009-11-18 19:56:14 | Purchasing

Prices are dropping now - Market is crazy
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Lol Chilly that is nuts.

Prices still not where I thought they would be at the start of fall. I was hoping to see 120GB Vertex @ $200-$250 range by xmas.
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I was hoping to see 120GB Vertex @ $200-$250 range by xmas.
Me too. That's why I put off getting a Vertex for my N10J. With the 120GB for $350 and the Intel gen2 on the horizon, prices seemed destined to go down. Instead they went up.

The 160GB X25-M gen2 is only $20 more than the 120GB Vertex now with 33% more capacity and better small-file performance. Guess what's going in my book now.
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NAND flash spot prices fall - 2009-11-18 19:56:14 | Purchasing

Prices are dropping now - Market is crazy
Crazy is right. From a link on the page you posted:

Expect NAND flash shortage in 2010 - 2009-10-07 18:51:43 | Purchasing

Build them NAND fabs. :)
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