Ssamsung 830 256GB $209.00

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  1. ml.sail1, Jul 11, 2012
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    ml.sail1 macrumors regular

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    All samsung SSD's are on sale from Amazon today, just saw and wanted to share. You have to click on the coupon thing at the bottom and then it will take you to the item page where you can add to cart.

    64GB $63.13
    128GB $100.00
    256GB $209.00
    512GB $592.00

    Link

    Just bought a 256GB and 64GB for my macs :D
     
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    I wish the prices of 512 GB came down. I am happy to pay double the price of the 256 GB. The 256 GB and below SSD prices have come down, but the damn 512 GB is staying at the same level.
     
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    Ugh, I hate that Amazon now charges sales tax in Texas. No reason to shop online anymore.
     
  7. appletechpro macrumors regular

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    Nice link!

    I'm totally returning the 256 GB I had purchased for $248.00 last week -- $209 is a lot better!
     
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    thanks! ordered a 256. been waiting for a deal on amazon to use up my store credit.
     
  9. ml.sail1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah no problem, I'm actually in a bit of a predicament myself... I ordered the 256 yestreday for $239, but the 64 today for the lower price... I'm now debating returning the 256 once I get it (it already shipped) for the $30 savings... decisions, decisions.
     
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    Thanks for posting! Any idea how these samsung drives compare to the sandforce controller drives like OCZ vertex as far as performance goes?
     
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    Haha the forum search is always your friend. :D
     
  14. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    Awesome find!

    Besides the 'more is better' approach, is 64GB enough for OS X and some core apps to function appropriately? In other words, if I installed the 64GB and made it my boot drive, with OS X and MS Office on it, and assigned my 500GB HDD for media and such, would that work well, or bottleneck the OS?

    Then again, double the storage is only $37 more . . .
     
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    I know how you feel. I could justify the cost to the wife if it was $400.... Or at least the few nights in the couch would be worth it...lol. But no way she will say yes to $600.
     
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    512GB Crucial M4's are $399 on both Amazon and newegg, FYI. :)
     
  17. ml.sail1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I mean technically 64 should be enough for the OS and a few apps, but I personally would go with the 128 for the minor jump in price. All you would have to do though is move your user folder over to the 500GB HDD (though I have never done it myself, it is supposed to be fairly straightforward).

    I ordered the 64 as it will be used in a hackintosh in conjunction with a server where most, if not all, data will be stored over more than 8 TB of HDD space.
     
  18. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    Yeah but samsung has a better track record. I've seen a lot less defects and firmware issues. I love curcial ram but they have to tweak their SSD's.
     
  19. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Why is there such a big price different between the 256 gb and 512 gb version? :( 2 x 256 gb is much cheaper than a 512 gb SSD.

    I'm not going to buy a 256 gb SSD.
     
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    Tempted to buy two 256gb 830's and run them in RAID 0.

    Kinda getting hard thinking about it.
     
  21. ml.sail1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just an update that this is good until the 13th.
     
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    Last day to buy in with this :D

    I got my 256 and 64 and they are running awesomely amazing!
     
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    damnit....to buy now for new imac or wait.......
     

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