SSDs came long long after 1 tera hard disks, so no ssd prices won't drop as a result of this, not by much more than they are already declining anyways. I'd just assume everybody ALREADY HAS their spinning disk storage solution, and if not your timing makes you unlucky unless you can hold off, the prices really are bs right now.
I'm waiting to see how well SSDs hold up. Probably a couple years before I buy a large one. I've had some poor luck with high density non-volatile memory and am interested in the durability and reliability of SSDs.
I had a 3 year old Seagate1 TB drive shit the bed this week and I had to shell out $180 for a new 2TB, indeed bad timing.
I am waiting to purchase a SSD drive as well.
The SSD manufacturers seem to be updating the firmware almost monthly to fine tune for errors,problems, read and write speed and other compatibility tweaks. Users still need to set up the operating system and settings to use the SSD correctly; they aren't quite at the plug in and forget it level yet...
The value of a SSD is speed, not lifetime. I have read that it is still best to store large and frequently written data on spinners?
SSD's have a limited lifetime write capacity and if used as a normal platter drive the life is sucked out of them all that much faster.
I may pick up a 80GB SSD for operating system in the next year and try my luck, I have heard that the speed gain is miraculous.