Samsung 830 SSD on sale

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Themegamacman, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Themegamacman, Apr 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 13, 2012

    Themegamacman macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    This morning, the 256GB 830 SSD was on sale for I think $289, lowest price I've seen yet. Since then it rose back up, but keep an eye on it to see if it drops again, because the price has been fluctuating daily, and this was the lowest price I've seen. Amazon Link I was at school and couldn't post it, but thought you all would like to know about this deal. Right now it's at $319, so it's a little too high for me. I'll update this thread if I find any other hot deals or if the price drops again. Anyway, cheers, and happy Easter and Passover everyone!

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  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    256 GB + external hd isn't so bad lol. Do you really need more than 256 on the go?
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011


    Slow externals to me are for backup. And if you do use one for dedicated storage... that also needs to be backed up.

    Before the 512gb SSD I had a 1TB internal HDD. That was pretty sweet but of course kind of slow.
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    depends entirely on your usage patterns. I have a 160 gb ssd in mine + a 500 gb external and it's working ok for me lol
  6. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    I mean I would probably need more than 256GB because of my iTunes and DJing software and whatnot, but if I had to make due with that and an external, I probably could, I just wouldn't really want to try. :)
  7. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2011
    This. My iTunes.
  8. allapon macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I use 256 GB SSD Along with 750 GB HDD, It is perfect!! :)
  9. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Aw man, now it's back up a little to $319... At least that's cheaper than Newegg
  10. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
  11. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm still using the 128GB M4. Guess I'm old school :cool:
  12. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    Yeah, I do. Sorry, I can't image having only 256 GB on my notebook. You might not need that much, but I actually use my MBP for work (I teach, I consult) and space is something that I'm always wishing I had more of.

    512GB would be a starting place for me, but I wish I had 1 TB of SSD space.

    I also use my ODD from time to time so I do not want to ditch it for another HDD.

    I'm always amazed at the people who seem to think that if they need or don't need something, then everybody else is just like them. :roll eyes:

  13. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    You don't need to store your static data on the SSD - iTunes music, etc - they won't benefit much at all and at this high dollar to storage ratio, it's not reasonable at all to use 512GB or 1TB to store your music collections, music, etc.

    BUT if you are working on final cut, etc, then using the 512GB or 1TB SSD would be more sound due to the speed requirements. I would have to agree at this moment in time due to the costs of these SSD's, having 256GB is a luxury and would suffice. Put all your other multimedia files on a regular HDD.
  14. Themegamacman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Dropped 10 bucks to 309. Bought one for my sister's dying Dell.
  15. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
  16. mund macrumors member

    May 7, 2012
    Great Lake State
    Samsung 830 SSD if you want BIGGER! 512GB for $654 Delivered

    Yep another newbie here!

    I bought this and thought i'd share the deal (I will have associated questions for install, etc.) But here's the deal, cheapest I found:

    Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC512N/AM 512GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Laptop Kit at BUYDIG (i got the kit, $10 more than the drive alone, but has SATA-USB cable, etc.)


    There is a coupon I used at checkout 'BuyDigSaveMe25' careful case sensitive, saved me $25 for a Total of $654 delivered

    I however bumped shipping up 2-3 days for an addt'l $11 or so

    E J
  17. avomato macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Samsung 830 256GB on (fulfilled by beach camera) for $243.99 w/ free shipping.

    Just ordered one for my 2011 Mac Mini 2.5 i5 AMD.

  18. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    But I only have a bus pass!

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