Dell now offers its xps laptops 256GB SSD for only $400!!

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    probably is a cheaper one, since apple uses samsung ssds and their new 256 gb is supposed to be blazing fast.

    but i wondered this earlier too, so i talked to a dell rep asking what ssd they use since they all vary greatly, and the rep told me samsung....

    So im not really sure if its cheaper or the same, but if it is the same, one can hope will drop prices to be competitive, since i was thinking about getting the 256gb samsung ssd when i order a 17" mbp.
     
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    Maybe Apple will competitively price it just before its official shipping date?
     
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    You think!?
    Hopefully this will prompt Apple to revisit their pricing if the SSDs are comparable.
     
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    This is great news if you're in the market for an SSD-equipped laptop in the near future – e it a windows-one or a Mac.

    That means I will soon (in six months or so) will be able to get a 256GB SSD for a reasonable price into my recorder. That will be great! All solid state – both SSD and CF :D
     
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    Ask a friend who's buying a Dell laptop to upgrade to SSD. Then swop your 2.5" for his. :) Win-win!
     
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    It's no wonder Dell's about to go out of business. ;)
     
  12. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    That's exactly what I thought, 10 hours ago lol. Just didn't type it out.
     
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    Make sure the Dell one is SLC and not MLC. Apple only uses SLC.
     
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    I see this mistake often. Apple uses a Samsung MLC SSD, not an SLC.
     
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    SLC is better. When an SLC dies you can still read from it to recover data. When an MLC dies you can neither read or write to it so the data is lost. SLC drives cost a lot more though, usually at least twice as much than a same sized MLC.
     
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Samsung-SSD-MLC,5467.html

    More recent:

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/20/samsungs-awe-inspiring-256gb-ssd-now-available-still-unpriced/
     
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    When either drive dies, you will need to desolder the chips and mount them on another device to read them. SLC just means there is only 1-bit per cell which means less room for error. As you know cells use voltages, so with only 2 voltages, it's hard to get it wrong; with MLC it's at least 4 voltages if not more, so the higher you go, the more error prone the drive is. Don't forget when you change data in 1 cell, you affect all the bits; with SLC, if you have data to write to a specific set of cells, you only affect the information you need; with MLC you may affect other information the same cells—if you write another piece of data to the same cells, you are using the same cells twice, which equates to extended and greater wear on the cells themselves.
     
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    Haha I can't wait for someone to say that it's worth it to pay 500$ more for the SSD, just because OS X is that much better. Or that it's magical Apple built components..

    Cmon, you know you want to say defend this...
     
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    Good call. I was reading from an incorrect source. I was thinking they should be priced MUCH higher for SLC.
     
  22. semitry macrumors member

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    It's implied in half of this thread lol good old Apple fanboys.
     
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    You know, Intel's "mainstream" ssds use MLC memory - and nobody is crying that their technology is poor.

    If Intel and/or Samsung can figure out how to advance the technology to make MLC drives fast - I'm all for it. If I can get 250/200 speeds, I'll buy one for $400 as soon as I see it.

    To me, this just shows Samsung showing a little love to Dell over Apple. Apple isn't always going to be first in line for cheap, efficient hardware. Hopefully Newegg will :)
     
  24. IxWiNdxI macrumors newbie

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    lol.. a 125% markup? that's just crazy.
     
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    Hey otherwise they will be losing money from all those mbp replacement that had the yellow screen, dead pixel, misaligned keys, and backlight bleeding lol
     

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