ASAP! Samsung 470 SSD question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fugue, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    I was just offered to purchase an OEM version of the Samsung 470 256GB SSD for $295. This means that it will come with no warranty, but from everywhere from the web, this drive is extremely reliable. At $1.15 per GB, this is an amazing deal.

    Should I go for it, knowing that I will not have a warranty, but I will have a reliable drive?

    Also, is there a firmware update for Macs? If so, how is it done for the OEM version (read: not the aluminum drive, it's plastic but with the same components inside).

    Need answers ASAP. Thanks
     
  2. lifeinhd macrumors 65816

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    I've bought OEM mechanical drives in the past, never thought twice about it, never had a problem. I'd jump on it.

    Can't answer your second question, sorry. Don't think there would be though.
     
  3. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Be Careful

    Doesn't sound right. With SSD's you need a warranty nowadays, although Samsung is pretty good. I have a 470 and it has been fine. From Samsung site, no firmware update for OSX
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    SSDs are quite unreliable atm (yes, even Samsung 470 although it appears to be one of the best) so I think it is a bit risky to buy one with no warranty at all. The price is great but that is about it.

    Your call but I wouldn't, $300 is still $300.
     
  5. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    From where? Who is the seller?
     
  6. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    It's your call, but think about this: If the SSD craps out on you in a month or two, you've lost $300. While the deal is good, I don't think SSDs are there yet, in terms of reliability.
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Yeaaaaaaaah, I wouldn't buy an SSD without a warranty.
     
  8. Photios macrumors member

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    I totally agree. I have had 3 SSD's go bad on me. Two GSkill and one Crucial. I'm currently using the Samsung 470 256gb drive, and no problems so far after about three months. However, after my experience, I would not purchase one without a warranty.
     

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