MBP SSD prices have dropped at Apple Store

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moses, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Moses macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Check out the 128GB for the 15 inch (now $300), and the 256GB for the 17 inch (now $750, down from $900).

    Is this new? Haven't seen it mentioned.
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    the prices are still expensive though. get the stock hard drive and then upgrade to an SSD from Newegg and keep the original hard drive in a portable case.
  4. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Actually Apple uses Samsung SSDs which are quite pricy.
  5. hubiedubie macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Has anybody confirmed the SSD manufacturer for the new 17 inch? Is it definitely the Samsung?
  6. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    also, given that SSD hard drives vary immensely from manufacturer to manufacturer (there was this very good review on arstechnica or barefeats or tomshardware)

    I would trust apple to pick the best of the best (within economic reason). Imagine the uproar there would be in the mac community if people got varying levels of performance from their SSDs.

    Cheap ram is one thing. if you have bad ram, it crashes but relatively no harm done. bad hard drive? well, there's a reason why IBM Deskstars were called "Deathstars" back in the day

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