Education discount for 128GB SSD only $90!!

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  1. 196josue macrumors regular

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    I saw that the 128GB SSD was still 200 as an upgrade.  When I went through the education store it dropped to $90 for a 128GB SSD!  I was pretty excited!  Thoughts?  

    This is on the new 15" btw.
     
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    yea saw that .. 256 is still kinda high and the 512 is like 900 dollars
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Well i'll be damned.

    He's right!

    Price mistake ftw??
     
  4. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    I saved my cart so I hope it stays. I spent almost $300 on an owc SSD.
     
  5. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    your owc is much faster

    the only size i would get would be 256 but it is still too expensive .. then i would take out the odd and replace with a 2nd drive
     
  6. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    I was planning on ordering a SSD from OWC and using the optical bay to run SSD + HDD.... but at $90, I just ordered it with the SSD from Apple. I'm aware it may be a bit slower than some aftermarket stuff, but I couldn't pass it up for $90. Can always upgrade later and run SSD + SSD.
     
  7. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    On the 13 inch here in Italy is still 200 euros.

    What a pain in the rear end
     
  8. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well my 120GB SSD is currently in my 2010 Mac mini. I'm getting a new MBP NEXT MONTH. So $90 ain't bad for more storage than my $300 OWC SSD.
     
  9. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    I am wondering if that $90 price is an error too, so I would jump on it. With the educational discount on Apple Canada, it is still $180 more.
     
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    Anyone know what kind of SSD Apple uses? Is it noticeably slower, than, say a OCZ Vertex 2?
     
  11. laser71 macrumors regular

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    w/education discount for me in Canada it is also +$90. Are you building from the top or low end spec 15"?
     
  12. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Okay, that was the low-end, High 15 inch is $90 too.
     
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    Still not bad at all!
     
  14. hoxley macrumors regular

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    intersting that they are pricing the ssd cheaper on the higher end 15 inch
     
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  16. electronique macrumors 6502

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    Same in Aus - well Au$108 on the top spec'd.. But yeah.
    Unfortunately I cannot order online, as Im using finance and have to call up..
    Wont even be by the phone today (friday). So Im going to have to wait until Monday..

    Hopes it stays this price.
     
  17. braindead5400 macrumors regular

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    Even without the education discount it's $100 from the high end 15"
     
  18. jayo123456 macrumors regular

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    I've owned both.

    In benchmarks, it's slower. In real world performance, you won't notice a difference whatsoever.
     
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    Ya, just tried on low end 15 and i don't get that offer
     
  22. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually saw that when I was ordering my MBP this morning from the education store (high end 15"). I ultimately decided against the SSD even if it was just $90 because the SSDs in MBPs have been notorious for degradation the past couple years. That might have changed, but I'd rather not risk it and end up with a crappy SSD.
     
  23. badtzwang macrumors regular

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    The reason why its that way on the High end 15" and not on the Low end 15" is because on the High End 15" you start off with a 750 GB 5400 RPM hard drive (which is a "$90" value) rather than the 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive.
     
  24. kopite19 macrumors regular

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    Lol..it's not a mistake.

    Choose the base 15" and it's £80 to upgrade to 750gb, or £160 for the SSD.
    As the i7 15" already has the 750gb, the total cost of upgrade is £80.

    Hope that makes sense :)
     
  25. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually that makes a lot of sense. Thanks! Just wish Apple would've gone with 750 GB 7200 RPM drives standard in the high end, though I'll be switching in my own Intel X25-M soon anyway.
     

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