Crucial M4 256GB SSD for $179.99

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    I also have late 2008, do you think SATAIII would work well on that model? I ordered intel320 series 160GB STATII but I can still return it. I wasn't sure if SATAIII SSD would work well on SATAII machine.
     
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    That will work. SATA is backwards compatible.
     
  4. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip. For sure, the price is right. :cool:
     
  5. jbzcar macrumors regular

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    Best I have seen on a 256GB of any brand. :)

    Beats the $190 I paid for my 256GB OCZ Octane.
     
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    Is it bad or good to use it naked without any enclosure as external hard drive? All because i ordered the seagate thunderbolt adapter. :)
     
  8. sweetbrat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Glad this helped a few people!

    I've been checking prices every day because they bounce around so much. When I ordered mine a couple months ago, I paid $239 from Amazon. Then the next day it dropped to $199, stayed there for less than a day and then went back up again. It's crazy how fast they change. I'm glad I got a good deal, and I think hubby will be happy with it for his birthday present.
     
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    thanks but too bad I cannot return the one I bought few years ago. Newegg doesn't replace an item with an item from another brand
     
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    I saw the ad in my email this morning. Impulsed purchased it for my Mac Pro 2008, since the 240GB drive I have in there is nearly full. I'm going to dedicate it to my home directory, and leave the 1+ year old OWC drive as my boot drive.

    I bought the 512GB drive a month ago for my MBP, and since it seems to be working well, I went with the same one again, just smaller.
     
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    i paid $214 about a month ago on NewEgg. Im so glad to see these things coming down, ill buy a mini when it is inevitably updated and throw an SSD in.

    Im thinking Thanksgiving deals of sub $150 for a 256GB are not unrealistic.
     
  13. Justinhub2003 macrumors regular

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    If you live next to a Micro Center they are also selling them for 179$.


    i bought one about 10 days ago and its been amazing. I didn't think I could get a good 256GB SSD for that price but they had them.

    They also had the 512Gb version for 399$ which is a pretty decent deal too.
     
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    Amazon seems to have them for $179 as well (great for those of us with Prime).
     
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    Thank you very much for posting this! I just bought the drive and 8GB of ram. Pumped to give my MacBook new life for only $225 ! :cool:
     
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    This morning when I ordered the Amazon price was $10 higher. I cancelled my order through them and told them it was cheaper at Tiger Direct. :)

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    Excellent...great to see so many good deals on this!
     
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    Next time this happens, try doing an online chat with an Amazon rep. They're always helpful and would have definitely dropped the price down for you :)
     

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