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

Themegamacman

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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.
 
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kevink2

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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 :)
 
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JohnnyChao

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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.
its ur call, 400 bucks is expensive for SSD.

they do make a significant difference though
 
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fat jez

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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
 
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samac92

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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.
 
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SDAVE

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The roadmap looks great. 512GB will be around $300~ by November.

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

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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.
 
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SDAVE

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mfuchs88

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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!
 
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Jazwire

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It was an awesome upgrade when i bought my 512gb M4 last july for $850.

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

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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.
 
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Krazy Bill

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It was an awesome upgrade when i bought my 512gb M4 last july for $850.

Now I'd call it a no-brainer.
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:
 
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mfuchs88

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Maybe one day, a 1TB model for $419. :eek:
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.
 
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Krazy Bill

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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.
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".
 
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mfuchs88

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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".
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. :)
 
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panzer06

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Is anybody going to be putting one of these in the new MBP's?
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,
 
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mfuchs88

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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,
Yeah, that was definitely disappointing to learn... That's why I probably wouldn't buy a retina.
 
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Themegamacman

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I can't believe it's still holding at this price. I'd expect it would have gone down more by now.
 
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