Intel X25-M off craigslist?

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  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    If he is inviting you to his house off craigslist there is probably not much to worry about.
     
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    looks legit. it isn't a g2 so the price makes sense.
     
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    oooo, so is the G2 worth it? He said it was the newest version out there.
     
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    this is the part # he gave me

    SSDSA2m160g2gn, now when i install it in my macbook, will that # show up in the system specs?
     
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    You would see this: INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC Media
     
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    that's why im a little weary, whats the for sure way i can find out if it's fake or not? should I just have him install it right there? what kinda tests or where should i look?

    oh yea he says i can paypal too.
     
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    I'd be concerned that they are stolen, not fakes. I'm paranoid when it comes to these kinds of things though.
     
  14. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im not too concerned if theyre stolen, just concerned if theyre real or not, something inside of me tells me that i should just pay the extra $100 and buy a legit one from a store.
     
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    The packaging is legitimate, but it looks really blurry; I'd ask for a clear picture and specify where it's taken (ask for it be placed on something unconventional). Just say you need to verify authenticity; I would do it if a buyer wanted (would only need about 3 minutes top to do it).

    Now if they're real, I'd still be concerned that they are stolen.

    It's not even $100 extra, it's more like $45.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...7&cm_re=intel_x25-m_g2-_-20-167-017-_-Product
     
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    It's up to you. You can risk it if you think saving $45 plus tax is worth it.

    Just because you're going to someone's house doesn't mean you are safe. Bring a friend (or maybe have someone sit outside for you); if the neighborhood is bad, it's okay to skip last minute.
     
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    That's a good find...

    Personally, I'd jump on that.
     
  20. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    Just be aware that the X-25M has a sequential write speed half that of most other brands of SSDs, according to IBM's own rating and Anandtech.com testing.

    http://anandtech.com/bench/SSD/81
     
  21. bafonso macrumors member

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    You can often find better deals through bing cashback...
     
  22. bware189 macrumors member

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    If you do go through with it, please update this post. I'm anticipating an episode of CSI!
     
  23. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

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    gets pretty scary buying off there , but yea if hes inviting you , i guess its a pretty safe deal

    Good luck
     
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    the ad looks fine. when you go to pick it up, so confirm that the model number is correct.

    king apple: it's not smart to list your phone number on any craigslist ad. serious buyers can ask for it via email. OP mentioned that he was able to call him, so I'm assuming he got the phone number via email communication.
     

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