Seagate Momentus XT 500GB for $70, good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dba415, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    The only reason I'm reluctant to purchase is that I am not in a hurry, in fact I am satisfied with the speed/performance of my MacBook Pro right now.

    I'm wondering if I should buy now or wait so I can perhaps get an even better deal or if SSD prices start dropping more. I am in no hurry to buy.

    How rapidly are SSD prices dropping? Over the next 1-2 years I mean.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    OCZ Agility 3/Vertex 3 drives are 120 GB for $69-79. A 180 GB model is on sale today for $169.99. It is only downhill from here.
     
  3. dba415 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    120 is too small for me, I'm trying to spend less than $100.
     
  4. brentmore macrumors 6502

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    I've got the XT in my 09 MBP. Having the 500GB is great, but I didn't notice a big speed bump when I swapped out the stock HD. If you're not in a hurry, I'd just save up towards the full out SSD. I look forward to having all flash in my next MBP.
     
  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    SSD prices seem to be in free fall at the moment. Keep checking those out daily. The cheapest recently was a Kingston HyperX 240GB for £99, which I just missed out on. Prices seem to be hovering around the 2GB for £1 level.
     
  6. maxwelltech macrumors 6502

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    I recommend going for a real SSD as well, then remove your optical drive and use this hard drive caddy:
    http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Unibody...&sr=1-1&keywords=macbook+pro+hard+drive+caddy
    This caddy allows you to put 2 hard drives in your MacBook Pro, so you can buy a SSD and use the hard drive as data storage.
    If you still want to buy the Momentus XT, go for the 750GB version, it is quite a bit faster than the 500GB one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momen...ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340335914&sr=1-5
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  8. dba415 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I upgrade my Macbook pro (2.4 GHz c2d, 320m) to 8 GB RAM and a SSD do you think it will last 5+ years? At least compared to all the new laptops coming out.
     

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