Pretty cheap Crucial m4 512GB. Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Themegamacman, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Themegamacman, Jun 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012

    Themegamacman macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    #1
    I found the Crucial m4, 512GB verision for $399 USD on Amazon. In your opinion, is that a fair price and is it worth it do you think? I know "worth" is kind of open ended and it all depends on the user, but for somebody who does regular computer stuff, school work, video editing, and music production, do you think that's a good price for such an upgrade? I've heard good stuff about it but thought I'd get a second opinion from you all before I spend 400 on it. Thanks!

    Edit: I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro running at 2.2GHz with 4GB RAM.
     
  2. JohnnyChao macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
  3. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    #3
    I guess my search terms were too specific to bring that up. Next time I'll do a broader search. This is the same deal essentially, just this is on Amazon with free 2 day shipping if you have Prime, which is free for a year if you're a student.
     
  4. kevink2 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    #4
    I just saw that SSD on newegg and amazon today, noticed much cheaper than the $627 I thought that drives were costing for around that size.

    And since I like the speed bump a SSD made on my Mac Pro, I was considering the bigger drive for my MBP. Needs to be big enough, since I don't want to do anything fancy like remove optical drive.

    And I see this post for the exact same drive :)
     
  5. JohnnyChao macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    #5
    its ur call, 400 bucks is expensive for SSD.

    they do make a significant difference though
     
  6. Colpeas macrumors 6502

    Colpeas

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Location:
    Prague, Czech Rep.
    #6
    Not so expensive for SSD of such capacity.
     
  7. Laco macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    #7
    It is very cheap for one that is 512.
     
  8. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    #8
    I have one in my MacBook Pro, it's a great drive. I've just added a 256GB Samsung 830 to my PC, which is also proving to be nippy, although not as quick as the MacBook Pro. Prices are now well below the £1/GB barrier in the UK
     
  9. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    #9
    I'd say as a student no it isn't worth it, for people that rely on their computers to make money then yeah. Just my personal opinion as a student myself.
     
  10. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    Nowhere
    #10
    The roadmap looks great. 512GB will be around $300~ by November.

    I would hold on and get a 256GB for now.
     
  11. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

    sweetbrat

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Redford, MI
    #11
    It's a good price for that capacity, but do you need that much space? If you do but you feel like that's too much money to invest for now, hold off for a while. The prices should continue to drop.
     
  12. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

    dlimes13

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Location:
    Perrysburg, OH
    #12
    That's incredible. The price is down everywhere from around $599.99 a few days ago! Love the progress!
     
  13. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    Nowhere
    #13
    Exactly.

    I think that anything above 200GB you're already just using it as a storage device, ie mp3s etc.

    ----------

    Use code MEMKMYTEN to get %10 off your order.

    http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443
     
  14. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    #14
    That's a pretty awesome price, so I would say yeah, if you've got the money and you want the upgrade now as opposed to 2 years from now, then go for it. Good luck!
     
  15. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

    Jazwire

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #15
    It was an awesome upgrade when i bought my 512gb M4 last july for $850.

    Now I'd call it a no-brainer.
     
  16. Krafty macrumors 601

    Krafty

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Location:
    La La Land
    #16
    Thats what I need, but I think I'm going to hold off until prices continue to drop. I still have about 110GB left on my 500GB HD for now.
     
  17. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Location:
    B'ham
    #17
    Prices will never stop dropping and capacities will continue to increase.
     
  18. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    #18
    Is anybody going to be putting one of these in the new MBP's?
     
  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #19
    Ditto this. $700 for mine last August and never looked back. If I can't get a great deal like this I'm just happy these things are dropping for everyone else.

    Maybe one day, a 1TB model for $419. :eek:
     
  20. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    #20
    Hell, that would be nice. I just upgraded to 16GB RAM and I definitely think that this is fast enough for me for now, but eventually, I'd like to get a nice sized SSD. Just gona wait until I feel comfortable spending that type of money.
     
  21. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #21
    The inevitable "closed macs" changes everything in this regard. The investment you make in a 2.5" SSD will not fit in the new offerings one day so I hope you have plenty of life left in your current unit. Or... buy one of the current user-upgradeable macbooks soon before they all go the way of the new (and sealed) Retina 15".
     
  22. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    #22
    I have a late 2011 15". I think I probably have a lot of life left in it, and when it starts to slow, I can just get a big SSD like this one. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  23. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Location:
    Kilrath
    #23
    If your talking about those newfangled retina display MBPs, no they use a proprietary blade SSD similar to those in the MBA. There are currently no third-party SSD options for the closed system rMBP.

    Cheers,
     
  24. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    #24
    Yeah, that was definitely disappointing to learn... That's why I probably wouldn't buy a retina.
     
  25. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    #25
    I can't believe it's still holding at this price. I'd expect it would have gone down more by now.
     

Share This Page