New Intel SSD 120GB - $249

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shanmugam, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. shanmugam macrumors 68020


    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    just heads up for those looking for upgrading to SSD in their iMac, MB, MBP.

    retails suppose to have the stock (like, newegg, amazon and so on).

    $2 per GB, eventually SSD prices are dropping :D

    i am guessing SandForce based SSDs from other manufacturer also will start to slash the prices

    enjoy for those waiting to get these babies in thanksgiving / black friday sales :cool:
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I think the sweet spot for these things will be when you can get a 250 GB for under $200. Then we'll see Apple removing hard drives from their laptops entirely.

    2 years?
  3. stiwi macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    OWC has the same price for their SSD which are faster I suppose.
  4. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    Hard to tell. In two years a stock install of Lion + iLife 2012 or Windows 8 might take up 100GB alone.
  5. rkmac macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2009
    JAFA, New Zealand
    Really? Currently Snow Leopard is about 28GB with all my applications (about 9GB of applications), so I really dont see Lion hitting 100GB...
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Certainly not. SL went down in size; iLife '11 is only 1 GB larger than its predecessor.
  7. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    That's still G2, just a new capacity.

    G.Skill Phoenix Pro is a much better deal, SF based drive for 200 bucks
  8. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    Most of what takes up an operating system's hard drive space is its images and excess stuff (like the list of default wallpapers, screensavers, games etc.)

    I don't see apple really cramming their new operating systems with vastly more options like that, so I can't see their os bundles being at around 100gb of space.
  9. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    Wow, I thought SL was supposed to reduce the OS size! Leopard and all my applications only occupy 14.91gb on my SSD. And that includes 4.8GB of wallpapers.

    You really should trim the fat out of your system.

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  10. andothfc macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    What a ridiculous, baseless post.
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    That is simply not true! I am running a new iMac 27" with Win7 Ultimate and all my Windows software including office, CS, AutoCad and more and my 256GB SSD has 170gb free!

    Win7 is way smaller than previous versions of Windows and OSX is taking less space from what I can see.

    I like and use 256GB SSD drive in both my laptop and desktop.

    To me the sweet spot would still be 512GB SSD drives, soon to be showing up in 2011 and for around $500
  12. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    My new iMac will be delivered tomorrow, but I am waiting a bit for the prices of the larger SSDs to drop before installing one.
  13. bry223 macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    You can go to NewEgg and get a Corsair 128gb SSD for $219, which has much faster read/write times then the OWC ones for much cheaper (and a little more storage compared to their 210gb model)
  14. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    Sure, SL may have a smaller installed size, but it also employed the base-10 trick to show an even larger remaining disk size.
  15. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    i'm thinking about getting one of these intel's. better reliability than other drives and should be quite fast. i had a 80gig for a while and it was nice:)

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