Amazon Solid State Drives pricing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Project7, May 23, 2011.

  1. Project7, May 23, 2011
    Last edited: May 23, 2011

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    Hey guys, I know a lot of people have been wondering which Solid State Drive to buy. Here is a rough listing of some I found on Amazon. I have only included those with high ratings (4-5 stars) and the number of reviews is for you to judge the credibility of the rating for yourselves. Hopefully this can give you an idea about how much you can expect to spend on different brands and capacities.

    All drives listed are 2.5 inch and SATA II unless stated otherwise.


    Crucial Technology 256 GB RealSSD C300 Series
    4 stars - 101 reviews - $462.58
    New model

    Intel 80 GB X25-M Mainstream
    4.5 stars - 101 reviews - $259.89

    Intel 120 GB X25-M
    4.5 stars – 55 reviews - $274.75

    Intel 160 GB X25-M Mainstream
    5 stars - 26 reviews - $422.08

    Intel 120 GB 320 Series
    5 stars - 8 reviews - $231.99

    Intel 160 GB 320 Series
    5 stars - 8 reviews - $309.95

    Intel 300 GB 320 Series
    5 stars - 8 reviews - $571.98

    Intel 250 GB 510 Series (6 GB/S SATA III)
    4 stars - 6 reviews - $569.99

    OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex Series
    4 stars - 24 reviews - $243.99

    OCZ Technology 240 GB Vertex 2 Series
    4 stars - 20 reviews - $389.95

    Samsung 128 GB 470 Series
    4.5 stars - 4 reviews - $219.99

    Samsung 256 GB 470 Series
    5 stars - 9 reviews - $455.00


    Have fun. :D
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't really see the point of this thread. Amazon prices change daily, nobody will look at this when they want to buy one, and in 3 months it will be obsolete in the first place...
     
  3. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Prices aren't the best motivator for choosing an SSD either. Performance and reliability are a big deal too.
     
  4. Project7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I definitely agree that you should be looking at performance and reliability first, however in the end most of us can't ignore the price. I've only included highly-rated models, so it would be safe to assume the performance and reliability are of a good enough standard to recommend. Now I'm not suggesting them directly, the rating and number of reviews is so that you can make your own decision. :)

    Having said that, I was ignorant not to think of the fact that Amazon's pricing changes often. So I guess all said and done, that does render this thread useless. :(

    Anyway thanks again, drive safely!
     
  5. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    Now I remember why I waited so long to buy an SSD - they cost too much!

    Finally decided to jump in and bought a Crucial M4 256gb for $189.99 plus tax at Fry's just a few days ago. After installing 10.8, I am convinced this is the best performance mod that can be done if you are still running a HDD. The speeds are jaw dropping!
     

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