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    Samsung evo 850 500gb - price monopoly?

    post #17 of 28 2/14/15 at 9:26am
    Newegg.com has 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/AM) for $189.99 - $10 w/ promo code EMCANKR22 = $179.99. Shipping is $3.99.

    12/20/16
    Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-N5E500BW) for $159.99.

    Why has the price not fallen after almost 2 years?

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    ssd and m.2 is 2 diffrent things.

    SSD
    http://media.webcollage.net/rwvfp/wc...6.jpg.w240.jpg

    M.2
    http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Sams...x600-C1-052016

    so you can not say the price range have not changed since its 2 diffrent sort of SSD's.
    the M.2 is mutch smaler and more expensive to make compare to a 2.5" SSD.

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    Another way to ask "why has the price not fallen after almost 2 years?" might be "why should Samsung drop prices on their product after it's proved itself for 2 years by still being arguably the best of the best of this kind of product on the market?"

    Of course it's a price monopoly: vendors always demand highest prices on their highest-demand products/services, prices won't drop until demand drops. Samsung 850 SSDs are now a common cornerstone in consumer and enterprise platforms, people keep buying them at Samsung's prices so Samsung will keep selling them at Samsung's prices.

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    Hi dinoshan

    You can get the 850 EVO sata III 2.5" for $169.95 at Amazon, this is the cheapest I've seen it anywhere.

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    i missed the black friday sale where they had 500gb for $129.99 and 1tb for $249.99. Hope to see this price again.

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    Other SSD manufacturers are having a hard time matching the performance of Samsung's SSDs. Samsung's rivals are trying compete with cheap, slow, but high capacity drives. But so far, buyers are still sticking with the faster Samsung drives. The price/capacity ratio is still high which is kinda sad.

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