160gb INTEL SSD SATA II for 164 dollars a good deal?

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  1. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    i wanted a sata III but there still expensive.

    intel has a 5 year warrenty and with the rebates etc, 160gb for 164 dollars SSD seems tempting.

    is it worth it? or spend more on a SATA II?

    i ahve a 15inch 2011 macbook pro
     
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    Im looking at this, find my other thread decided to go with the Samsung its worth the extra $50 any day of the week, nearly 2x as fast.

    I called these guys it will be in stock in 1 to 2 weeks:
    http://www.adorama.com/SSGMZ7PC128N.html

    Killer deal.
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    In benchmarks, sata III ssds are twice as fast, as one would expect. During normal use, the differences between sata II and III are much less noticeable.

    The 160GB intel seems like a good deal. It gives you 32 extra GB before you have to worry about which apps and data to move to external storage or optibay. And the technology seems more stable.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    foR usa buyers in stock now.


    https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MZ7PC128ZD

    use code rally 224 - 20 = 204



    or buy it bare bones


    https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MZ-7PC128Z


    199.99 buy a usb cable to go over 200



    https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=ST-USB_AF3 .99


    total 200.98 then use RALLY code for 20 off 180.98

    IN STOCK NOW!
     
  6. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. mnpackerfan macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in the Intel deal too. Are you referring to the newegg.com rebate, or is it that price on another website?

    I have a late 2008 MBP, so I don't think the speed difference in the Samsung would really affect me.
     
  8. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ye part of the deal is a mail in rebate so eventually u get that price lol
     
  9. matt94gt, Nov 26, 2011
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    Yes those samsung are much quicker then the intel.

    Those links you posted appear to be the DESKTOP version? Not sure about the bulk one can anyone confirm? Also that coupon code does not work for the bulk one.

    IE: MZ7PC128ZD vs MZ7PC128ZN
     
  10. UFO212 macrumors member

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    I just called to check.. those are DESKTOP version and they do not have laptop version availble
     
  11. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the intel one i looked at laptop?
     
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    You probably wouldn't notice the difference. If you do hardcore work it will shave a few seconds off whatever you're doing, but it's marginal. Especially on a 2008 MBP, the processor and GPU will limit you before any modern SSD(on most tasks). Any SSD will be a huge improvement.
     
  13. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what abot 2011 macbook pros

    200mb/s compared to 400-500mb/s, not must differnecE?
     
  14. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular

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    Oh it's a big difference if you're moving gigabytes of data on a regular basis. Not many people move that much data around at once though. And i doubt most people could tell the difference by just using them for their ordinary tasks.

    Unless you work with/render very large files, i don't see the need. However, if you can afford a sataIII and plan to keep it for a long time then it will buy you some future proofing.

    What will you be doing with the machine? What are like the top 5 things you do on it?
     
  15. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    normal stuff from youtubing with a bunch of tabs on firefox (firefox uses a ton) and office.

    i run a partnered youtube channel (www.youtube.com/randomrazr) so from time to time i use imovie to edit and render videos. i just want more speed out of my quad core macbook pro 15inch lol. the r/w speeds on the stock seagate 500gb hard drive is 50mb/s around there haha
     
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  18. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    Where in canada are you?
     
  19. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ontario

    theres a "newegg.ca" but the samsung isnt on sale on the canadian website.

    blows....i want an SSD in my 2011 15inch macbook. the stock hard drive handy capps the entire machine lol
     
  20. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    If you are in BC i could sell you mine! :p
     
  21. randomrazr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    u dont want it? why?? olol
     

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