Oem 256ssd or owc 240 3G

Smileyboy

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What's a better buy? I found a Samsung 256gb ssd for $400 or get the OWC 240gb ssd 3G for about $20 more. The 15gb of extra storage seems to be worth more to me
 

scarred

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What's a better buy? I found a Samsung 256gb ssd for $400 or get the OWC 240gb ssd 3G for about $20 more. The 15gb of extra storage seems to be worth more to me
Where did you find the Samsung ssd? On ebay or something?

The OWC comes with a screw driver to open the air. It also comes with a phone number if you get stuck.
 

newdeal

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from my experience with the first SSDs that OWC released with the sand force chips in them reliability was horrible. I know these are not the same chipset and not the same form factor but it makes me very suspicious since I had one fail at one week and one fail at one month before I demanded my money back. By fail I mean the computer froze and on reboot the drive was no longer recognized to boot from and not detected by disc utility.
 

paulrbeers

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Where did you find the Samsung ssd? On ebay or something?
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Yes I would like to know as well! Right now I have the 128gb SSD and may eventually upgrade. The only place I know to buy any replacement SSD's is from OWC.
 

Weaselboy

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What's a better buy? I found a Samsung 256gb ssd for $400 or get the OWC 240gb ssd 3G for about $20 more. The 15gb of extra storage seems to be worth more to me
Forums users have found Samsung drives to be among the most compatible and reliable SSDs out there. There is no reason to pay more for a smaller capacity OWC drive.
 

Smileyboy

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Found one on CL from a Mac shop here in town. But the 3 Year warranty is way more tempting to me
 

Hellhammer

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There is no reason to pay more for a smaller capacity OWC drive.
The raw capacity is 256GB but some space is allocated for over-provisioning. Other drives have this too, but the OEMs have chosen to report the raw capacity instead of usable capacity.
 
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