Crucial SSD Sale

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  1. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    34 cents a gig is nice & the mx100 is still a darn good SSD
     
  3. Joelburman macrumors regular

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    Wow thats a great price! Unfortunately I don't think that package would make customs here without adding severe tax on it. If I knew it worked I'd buy three and re-sell them for profit to finance the third one.
     
  4. powerbook911, Jan 28, 2015
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    Thanks for the post Crosscreek.

    I have a 2011 mini Server. I have the original 2x500 GB hard drives setup as RAID 0 right now. Sadly, I'm using about 600GB of the RAID 0.

    However, if I could trim that down 200GB+, this would be a great solution to replace one of those hard drives and run just off the SSD.

    Ideally I should get a 1 TB SSD, but at those prices, I will never do it.

    I wonder how in over my head I would trying to install the SSD? It doesn't look too too bad in the DIY tutorials I've seen? The most work I've done on computers in the past is a 2009 mini hard drive and RAM, and a 2007 iMac hard drive.

    And what about now you cannot enable TRIM? It's still worth the upgrade?
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Why not create a fusion drive with the crucial and one of your mechanical drives?
     
  6. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    The 960GB M500 is only $399 at Amazon. That's the previous model. I've had three of them running for about one year without problems.
     
  7. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Seconded! I have that same SSD in my oMP and its amazing. Luckily I got mine for $190, free shipping no tax from B&H.
     
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Well, I plan to at least move all the iTunes content to the one hard drive I leave in the mini, so yeah, 500 GB will be plenty in the end I think.

    However, should I be concerned about no Trim now with Yosemite? OWC says their drives make up for no-trim, but is that mainly marketing hype?
     
  9. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    You can enable Trim but if your PRAM/NVRAM ever gets reset your computer will be unbootable until you go into Recovery and re-enable the Trim with a little Terminal magic.
    http://www.cindori.org/trim-enabler-and-yosemite/
     
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Is it worth that risk though and having to go through that? The TRIM is worth it? Thanks.
     
  11. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I'm not using it.
    I take low-risk over slight performance gain but everyone's different.
     
  12. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I would not work about trim. Crucial has great garbage collection at idle. I have been running mine for a year and a half without any loss in performance. For this price you can't go wrong and don't believe everything from OWC.
     
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    Because as with RAID0, if you lose either drive ALL the drive data will be gone as the system sees it as a single volume.

    If you have two physical drives I really can't see any benefit from putting them in a fusion config. Better to just manually place you hi-priority stuff on the SSD (I have OS, Apps and Dropbox), and other data and media on the HDD...that priority won't change so no benefit to having OSX manage it IMHO.

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    I ran TRIM enabled under Mavericks but stopped with Yosemite due to the kext-signing issue. Since Yosemite was launched I have noted no speed reduction at all. Crucial SSD.
     
  14. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Price went back up. I'm going to check Amazon once a day. Surely, it will eventually go down again.
     
  15. waveboreale macrumors member

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    I don't know about Swedish price but in France I bought the higher end M550 512 GB for 155€.

    considering the low €/$ exchange rate

    MX100 512GB $178 = 157€
    + your bank exchange fee (my French bank: 2%)
    + shipping fees from US -> Europe
    + potential customs taxes and duties

    better find a deal in Sweden or in Europe.
     
  16. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    He's already using RAID0 with his mechanical drives so what would be the difference?
     
  17. Plynth222 macrumors newbie

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    As an alternative, Newegg is selling the SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA for $109.99, which is the best price I've seen....
     
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    No need to check Amazon each day. Go to http://camelcamelcamel.com and set up a price watch. You will receive an email the price of the item is within your set price range to buy.
     

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