Crucial m4 512gb SSD now $379.99 on amazon

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  1. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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  2. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    NCIX has a weekend sale on those for $360 CAD.
     
  3. Eternal 28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any experiences with the 512gb versions of this ssd? Seems like the slickdeals link you posted some people have been reporting issues with the 512gb version.
     
  4. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    I've been using the 512GB in a 2009 MBP since it first came out just over a year ago with zero issues. Back then, it cost a lot more than that. I just moved it into a new SATA 3 MBP and it's even faster, so very pleased with it.
     
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    have 2 friends with these as the primary drives in MBPs from 2010 and 2011, and they haven't ever had a problem.
     
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    Do these types of deals go away? I am on vacation for a couple more weeks but I would love to buy an 512 at this price.
     
  7. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    No, this one will stick and keep getting lower.
     
  8. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I've had mine for 1 1/2 weeks. Overpaid at $399.

    Maybe a new model is coming out since there are these price drops? :(
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    They fluctuate if the past is any indication

    The trend is going down but in the meantime, these drives, when not on a promo, could be higher in a few weeks
     
  10. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    I read somewhere the M5 is coming out soon.

    But these drives are still good.

    I have a 256GB Samsung that I got for $279 a while ago. If I was buying today, I would definitely get this drive instead due to space. I'm already running out of space and have to move stuff off the drive all the time.
     
  11. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I installed the 512 on my new 2012 MBP, no issues whatsoever! It shipped w/firmware 0309, I installed firmware 000F no issues. Lightning fast!

    Only issue is I paid $399 and you can get it cheaper! :)
     
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    Wow this sucks since I just payed 399.99 3 days ago. Is there anyway I can get this price still?
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Did you use your CC? Most have price protection
     
  14. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    I was waiting for 1 TB SSD's to be affordable. But I guess I'll just go for a 512 gb SSD with these prices :D
     
  15. sheedyxx macrumors newbie

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    Anybody know if buying one of these US version SSD's will work on a UK macbook as the price difference is huge
     
  16. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but by the time you have added shipping and VAT (which you will almost certainly pay if you mail order) the price is similar, and you will have problems returning it if it goes wrong.
     
  17. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I was told SSD's have a limited number of reads and writes. Can someone explain this? It makes me not want to buy an SSD.
     
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  19. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Google is your friend on something like this. There are plenty of articles around that go in-depth with SSD technology.
     
  20. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in these bad reviews, I have only heard good things about the m4. Its firmware can be updated, its fast (not faster than samsung but oh well) and reliable. Plus at these prices its hard to turn down.
     
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  22. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    I was debating this drive or the 830 256GB -- decided to go with the Samsung drive for $250 on Amazon... still happy about the decision.
    Samsung's reliability is on par with Intel.
    (and, I read too many negative reviews for the M4)
     
  23. 0r30 macrumors 6502

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    That is exactly the same SSD I was looking into prior to this one.
    Very undecided..
     
  24. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Can you post a link? I don't see it at NCIX Canada.
     

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