Speaking of solid-state drives and their competitive pricing, right now you can pick up a 960GB Crucial M500 for $US446.71 delivered, courtesy of the Black Friday sales in the States.
As OzBargain user "electronictomato" reports, for the next 45 hours, Amazon has the 960GB version of Crucial's M500 SSD available for $US439, though it comes to $US446.71 when you add in shipping. Converting to Australian dollars, it works out to be $490.35 at current exchange rates.
Going by StaticIce, the cheapest local price is $679.50, sans postage, so you're saving just shy of $200. That's if you take up the offer, of course. Even at a little under $500, it's still a lot of cash to put down on storage.
That doesn't stop it from being ridiculously tempting... an early Christmas gift, perhaps?