amazon sale on a 256gb ssd!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by philipma1957, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    the following price is the best price i have ever seen for a 256gb ssd


    http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memor...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1296661641&sr=8-1


    389 usd for an eol ssd that is 1.50 usd per gb here is a pdf on the drive

    http://www.patriotmem.com/products/specs/Torqx m28 sku sheet.pdf

    note the 10 year warranty if you brick this drive it is eol this means the rma will be an upgrade.most likely to a pat inferno.

    if you know how to use this it is a good deal. seems to me a pair in raid0 for work drives would be nice.
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    i've seen SSDs as low as $1/gb, thats was for 512gb versions too.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Link us. I haven't seen a brand new 512GB SSD going for less than 1000$
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    It's based on the Indilinx Barefoot controller, just in case anyone were wondering.
     
  5. eldo33 macrumors regular

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    Back in end of December, Intel 256GB was at this price from newegg.com. the price should be good at the end of this year.
     
  6. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know how would that work on a MP?
     
  7. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Of course they work, but Indilinx is pretty much the worst you can buy these days. Poor performance, horrible firmware support and all in all not comparable to modern drives any more.
    Even the Intel G2 drives (which are about as old) shred the Indilinx drives to pieces.

    Simply put, if you're interested in a SSD, go Intel or Sandforce.
     

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