Samsung 830 256GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by T5BRICK, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I just came across the Samsung 830 256GB bare drive at B&H Photo for about $160, so i ordered one. I'm thinking that's a pretty good deal, right?
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yes. I expect they are clearing stock due to the imminent release of the 840.
     
  3. T5BRICK thread starter macrumors 604

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    Works for me. The 840 price is a little on the high side anyway.
     
  4. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes there's a good argument for not staying on the bleeding edge. 830s are established, solid drives that appear to work well in OSX environment. Let someone else beta test the 840, which may be great but is an unknown.

    I just stuck a 256 in my Macbook Pro, and a 120 in my 2009 iMac which is the family media server. All totally smooth sailing.
     
  5. T5BRICK thread starter macrumors 604

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    The fact that my MBP is a 2009 and only has SATA II would be a good argument as well. LOL

    In the end, I'll have both a 256GB Crucial M4 and a 256GB Samsung 830. One of them is going to be installed in my MBP and the other into my PC desktop(which actually has SATA III). If the 830 runs better in my laptop, the desktop gets the M4, otherwise I'll just put the faster drive in the faster machine and be done with it.
     
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  7. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yeah not worth the extra $100 at all. Nothing wrong with 830s, best choice out there.
     

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