Intel X25-M 160GB SSD Hard Drive for $200???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RWil85, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    #1
    I saw a posting on Craigslist selling this drive for $200 and the seller claims that there is only 5 hours of use on the drive, etc...

    worth it?


    PS.

    I also saw this drive for $180: OCZ Vertex Series Turbo SSD...what do you guys think of that?
     
  2. hypermog macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #3
    Gen 1 or 2 and either way I'd do it in a heartbeat. HOWEVER, I don't know how you can tell the usage hours of a drive, I almost think you cannot. I wish I knew how to test the drive other than bringing an external enclosure and a computer to run a test on it.
     
  4. xDC macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    #4
    I think it's a scam those drives retail 400+$

    xDC
     
  5. RWil85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    #5
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #6
    I've seen the second generation drives sold on forums for $270-300, so for a craigslist post it doesn't seem all that extreme. It's probably just someone that is in urgent need of cash.

    I really can't see SSDs as being an effective medium through which to scam people...
     
  7. RWil85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    #7
    I take care of my electronics..I'm just worried this dude like took it out of the wrapper and stomped on it, dropped it in the toilet, got pissed and threw it against the wall, etc..not knowing the history on it is stopping me from pulling the trigger...

    what a deal, though..
     
  8. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #8
    take an enclosure and test it before you purchase.
     
  9. RWil85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    #9
    might be a stupid question...

    but is there a standard test to run when buying a used drive like this?

    also, will a standard 2.5"/3.5" sata enclosure/dock suffice?
     
  10. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #10
    Any 2.5" compatible enclosure will work. As for software, it would depend on which platform you're using to confirm that it functions. hdbench will do the trick in Windows, though I'm not sure what solutions exist for Mac OS.
     
  11. peapody macrumors 68040

    peapody

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Location:
    baltimore, md
    #11
    Sounds too good to be true.

    Going rate (i was just in the market for these drives) is $300ish.
     
  12. RWil85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    #12
    eh, i think im over it already lol..im as skeptical as they come and i agree that it sounds too good to be true..

    anyhow,
    I found this OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $260 after MIR..

    anyone have experience/is it any good?
    (i know I can look for articles and reviews..just looking for a user's opinion is all)
     

Share This Page