Love it! Now make the 512 GB $399.99 or less and I'll buy that. Right now I can get a Crucial M4 512 GB for under $400, but I prefer Samsung.
Wow!!! It was $219 last week on Newegg. Cheapest I've seen yet. Trying to decide if I should replace my 470. Probably wouldn't notice any great improvements even thought the read/write speeds are faster with the 830? Man that $199 price is hard to resist.
Does your MBP support SATAIII? If not, there's no use getting these new SSDs.
Also doubt an additional 100MB is going to do you any good.
Yeah. Late 2011 15" model. SATA III in both bays. I know the optibay will not support SATA III. Was thinking maybe its time to remove the ODD and place the 470 there and the 830 in the HDD bay. Last I heard the optibay would support SATA II SSD. Is that correct as fas as you know?
SSD noob question- How does the Samsung 830 compare to the Intel 520 (excluding price)?
How much does your 470 do? As far as BlackMagic Speed tests go.. If it's around 200MB that's a perfectly fine speed
Wait for the 512GB to go down in price and sell your 470.
Just ran the BlackMagic Disk Speed Test and I got 251.2 on WRITE and 263.5 on READ. I'd post the results but I'm not too good at taking/posting screenshots.
That's pretty good! I get around 350MB/read 450MB/write on the 830. Early 2011 MBP.
Yours seems to be SATAII speed caps.
To take a screenshot, just press CMD+Shift+4+Space and move the mouse over the window to select it and hit the left mouse button. You'll get a PNG on the desktop.
Once the 512GB hits $350, that'd be a good time to upgrade and sell your 470. I'm sure you can get around $110 for it.