Intel Expected to Drop SSD Prices in August
If you are planning on purchasing a solid state disk, it may be worth it to wait another few weeks.
Rumors suggest that Intel is throwing the SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520 series into the ring with price reductions of up to 38 percent. According to VR-Zone, the price changes do not affect most lower-capacity models of the SSD 320 series. Instead, the 300 GB and 600 GB models will come down from $519 to $464 in retail wrapping ($499 to $444 for OEMs). The 600 GB model is predicted to slide from $1,059 to $879 (retail) and from $1,039 to $859 (OEM).
If VR-Zone is right, then Intel will be applying the deepest cuts to the 520 series, which will fall from 9 percent (60 GB model, down to $99 retail) to 37.7 percent (480 GB, down to $594 retail). There is also a note that the 330 series will see steep cuts as well the 60 GB model will decline 26.5 percent to $69, and the 120 GB version by 30.2 percent to $104. The 180 GB flagship will fall by 34.1 percent to $154.