Samsung 830 256 $199

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  1. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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  2. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You should see that in a bit. There's no way Samsung can keep it that high because the average buyer does not care if it's Samsung, Crucial or Toys-R-Us.

    The lowest common denominator always wins.
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not really.

    Top are:

    Intel
    Samsung
    Crucial



    Also, like I mentioned, the consumers don't care if Intel is "slightly better". If Intel keeps the prices really high, they will just be part of a niche market.

    In the upcoming months/year you will see all SSDs average out in price. Intel & Samsung (hope they stay in the biz) will be a tiny bit more expensive than your Crucials, Kingstons, etc, but they will be really close to the cheaper SSDs on the market.

    These are the rules of a capitalist market. It has happened over and over in an open marketplace.

    What's nice about it, the consumers "win." By win, I don't mean they win at life, but they win during a "price war."

    P.S. Samsung is still considered one of the best on the market along with Intel. Samsung makes all of their components in the SSD.
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    UGH, why did you post this???!.... MUST RESIST. NEW MBA COMING SOON...

    Amazing deal though.
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry :(
     
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    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.
     
  9. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  11. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    SSD noob question- How does the Samsung 830 compare to the Intel 520 (excluding price)? :)
     
  12. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You'll be happy with the Samsung.

    Intel has a tiny bit of better performance in small file read/writes, but Samsung is still good.

    Intel just hand picks their memory much more religiously. Samsung is great too.

    They're both Tier 1 SSDs.

    If Apple starts using SSDs in the next MBPs, I guarantee you they'll use Samsung 830's.
     
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    I gotta learn to read lol.
     
  14. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  16. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a screenshot. Not a very good one though.
     

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  17. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Using the Magic Track Pad. Still figuring all the neat tricks to do with it. With the way prices are dropping that seems like sound advice. Gotta stop reading all these threads before I do something I may regret.
     
  18. Geo411m macrumors regular

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    Just ordered. I guess I'll post how it turns out.
     
  19. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    You wont be disappointed.
     
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    Although it doesnt support, what if he ends up getting a newer machine that does? Its like future proof too!
     
  21. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    By then, SSD prices will be super cheap :)
     
  22. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Man, you really got my hopes up with that thread bump :p
     
  23. Geo411m macrumors regular

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    Boy were you right. This drive is amazing! I kid you now, it made my computer so much faster.
     

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