It wasn’t so long ago that adding a SSD to your computer meant $1000 or more in additional costs. Buying a SSD to add as an upgrade was only marginally cheaper with even small capacity SSDs selling in the $800 range.
SSD prices are coming down quickly in part thanks to the technology getting cheaper and in part due to the poor global economy putting price pressure on manufacturers. Intel’s X25-M SSD can now be had on Newegg.com for under $370.
Many count the Intel SSD as the highest performing model you can get today for consumer applications. The storage capacity for the drive is 80GB, still a bit on the expensive side with the amount of storage considered. I think that when you can get 120GB or 160GB SSD for around $300 will be when we start to see the average consumer adopt the new technology.Intel, Newegg, SSD