Rumors of an Intel SSD price drop on April 26th?

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Someone is spreading rumors that a price drop is coming soon...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=687475

    I can only hope this is true... It would be great to be rewarded for my procrastination in ordering a pair. :D
     
  2. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    Wait and see :rolleyes:

    Maybe one can fix the price today in US here?

    Price in Germany (cheapest dealer):
    Intel X25-M 80GB, 2.5", SATA II (SSDSA2MH080G101): € 340,- = USD 440,- :eek:
    Intel X25-M 160GB, 2.5", SATA II (SSDSA2MH160G101): € 670,- = USD 866,- :eek:

    Looking forward to what´s happening around April 26th :eek:
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Funny as I just bought an Intel X25-M two weeks ago :p

    Guess I should get one for a Windows partition if the price drops further.
     
  4. More macrumors regular

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    The Intel X25-Ms are one of those rare technology purchases that I don't really care if they get cheaper. Bought two for a small fortune about 4 months ago and still worth every penny. It's bleeding edge technology so it'll obviously get cheaper as time passes. A fantastic purchase regardless of price, especially with the recent BIOS update to fix the reported fragmentation issue over time.

    The best upgrade I've ever made :)
     
  5. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    Wow, drop of 13% - what an earthquake :D;)
    We will see, how much of the price drop will reach the European market :confused:
    Looking at your prices overseas I could cry all day long :(

    But it gives hope for 2010 anyway :)
     
  6. ux4all macrumors regular

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    I am a big fan of the x25. RAID 0 on a pair of 80gb for boot is just fun (regardless of how wasteful it is).
     
  7. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    Should be without RAID0 as well ;)
     
  8. magamo macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly what I thought when I installed X25.
     
  9. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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  10. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Glad my post saved you $100. Sorry, Intel!
     
  11. Taskinen macrumors newbie

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    For MBP?

    Just to be sure, these 2.5" SATA Intels fits directly into my first gen MacBook Pro 15.4"?
     
  12. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    In Germany the price of the 160 GB Intel X25-M dropped from € 670 down to € 588 along the weekend.
    That´s about 12%. But the lower prices are set by other dealers than before.
    We will see, what happens the next days.

    No price drop for 80GB Intel X25-M so far at all.
     
  13. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I have one in the 1st generation MacBook Pro (Core Duo model).

    Although it can be a bit tricky to get inside the MacBook Pro if you don't have the right tools.

    Here is a harddisk replacement guite for the MacBook Pro (1st generation) that should be quite helpful.
     
  14. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    Wow, the price is 30% lower than the one of the cheapest online seller in Germany right now :eek:
    And the 160GB version is 630 USD at Newegg.
     
  16. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    And it's even less in $ than it is in £ in the UK. It's currently £321.99 :(
     
  17. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    What are the differences? I can´t find one at all.
    But prices are different in the same shop :confused:

    80GB version
    SSDSA2MH080G1C1
    SSDSA2MH080G1C5
    SSDSA2MH080G101

    160GB version
    SSDSA2MH160G1C1
    SSDSA2MH160G1C5
    SSDSA2MH160G101

    Using google I found something like "Bulk Pack" for *G1C1 :rolleyes::confused:
     
  18. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    I'm tempted to buy an SSD drive (well, actually two and then RAID0) but I'd prefer to wait until OS X 10.6 is out. Prices of SSD drives should slip a little and OS X 10.6 is supposed to be tweaked to the max for greater performance. I'm excited.
     
  19. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    To "wait until..." will of course let the prices come down ;)

    Edit 05:38 p.m. CET
    The 160GB version slipped down another 2% since this morning.
    And the 80GB SSD is still not moving :confused:
     
  20. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    As you can see from the X25-M data sheet, the last two digits of the part # are for the "ordering information" which I suspect describes different drive order quantities and has nothing to do with drive performance...

    http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/mainstream-sata-ssd-datasheet.pdf

    Update: I just ordered a pair from Newegg!!! :D

    BTW, They are also $319 from Amazon now as well.
     
  21. Mac Husky macrumors regular

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    Thx for the information.

    The price for the 80GB version now is ~10% down in Germany as well.
    Actual price is € 301,50 from the cheapest online seller (396 USD).
     
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    10.6 is rumored to be out by the summer. I doubt this, I think it will be out in around september/october. This isnt that long of a wait, and I dont need RAID0 in SSD form just yet, I dont feel like going through all the installation procedures twice (now when I buy two SSDs and again when I install a fresh copy of 10.6).
     

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