ASAP! Samsung 470 SSD question.

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

  1. Fugue macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    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


    Mar 26, 2008
    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

    Mar 21, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

    Jun 20, 2011
    From where? Who is the seller?
  6. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    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


    Aug 24, 2007
    Yeaaaaaaaah, I wouldn't buy an SSD without a warranty.
  8. Photios macrumors member


    May 17, 2009
    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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