Samsung EVO Cashback

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  1. SpinalTap macrumors regular

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    All, check under t&c's for size & retailers.
     
  4. rndman macrumors member

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    Looks like they are taking cash from US customers and paying it to UK... :D
     
  5. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if the rebate has anything to do with Newegg's price fluctuations on the 840 Evo 500GB. The other day Newegg listed it for $259.99 USD then it went up $269 but checking out shows $279.99. I knew I should have bought two of them when they were at 259!
     
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    I'm on the fence about the 500GB model - Amazon qualify for the cash-back offer, and it'd save me £18. All in, the drive would cost around £160. Is the performance really THAT much better in real life? I don't consider even my stock 5400rpm 500GB drive 'slow' - once it's booted up, it's never slowed me down. I'm aware that the SSD has around 5x the read and write performance of my 100MBps HDD, but it's never felt slow.

    Also, I'm probably upgrading my Feb 2011 model in two years. So it's like an £80/year upgrade, and that's without adding another 4GB RAM in to it as well, which is still expensive compared to last year's prices.
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it is. I'd probably die of frustration if I had to go back to a 5400RPM drive.
     
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    Absolute bargain.

    I bought the 840 'Basic' 250GB from Amazon for £98.99 a couple of weeks ago, and now wish I'd doubled up to the 500GB.

    A big SSD would probably add £100 to your iMac's resale value when you upgrade.

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    Re the qualifying products, note that the standard Basic 250GB is NOT among them. There's cashback on two PCWorld-only 250GBs: one comes with an install kit, the other comes without. Not sure how the drive-only version differs from the generally available Basic 250GB, but after discount it's still more expensive than Amazon.
     
  9. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    But it'll cost me more than that to buy, so surely that wouldn't matter?
     
  10. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Samsung EVO Cashback

    It matters in that it renders your £80/year upgrade a £30/year upgrade.
     
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    Samsung EVO Cashback

    There is that but, as I originally posted, I'd go ahead and put more RAM in too since I'd be 'under the bonnet' anyway.

    I'll have to weigh up whether I can be bothered to upgrade those parts, with a system upgrade coming relatively soon anyway.
     
  12. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I did a dual drive install in my mac mini, with the SSD on the bottom and old 5400RPM HDD on the top that is only used for itunes and misc big files. The HDD is simply way too slow to do anything terribly useful with it beyond that.
     
  13. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Don't know if heat / fan noise is an issue with the particular MacBook in question, but as well as the speed boost one of the things that's really struck me with the recent addition of an SSD to my Mini is how cool and quiet it is when the HDD isn't spinning all the time.
     
  14. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    Yep, the few times I use the HDD for anything hefty (larger PS files mostly) it heats up my office. When its idling it is fine, but once it cranks up its an oven. Quite literally, it puts off more heat than my gaming box.
     
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    I just put a Samsung EVO 840 SSD in my Late 2011 15 in MBP. It's nice and fast now. :) I expect it to run cooler eventually after Spotlight finishes scanning.
     
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    Not quite in the UK but since the thread has calmed downed a bit...

    I purchased an EVO 500GB for $244 USD from Newegg last weekend but as of writing this the price went back up to $259.99 ISD. They are playing around with the price quite a lot. Every once in a while I check the price and it's different but when I placed my order there was no mention of rebate or instant savings.
     

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