Super Cheap 512GB SDD!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by connor.e, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. connor.e macrumors member

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    Aloha.

    I am currently waiting, along with many other grumbling people, for the iMac refresh. *crosses fingers for mountain lion release*

    Anyways, I was searching through Tiger Direct Canada's website and I've found - what I think to be - extremely well priced components that are a potential purchase for my new iMac...once it's announced.

    399.99 for a Crucial m4 512GB SSD, seems like a good price, no?
    as well as
    263.98 for 32GB of Corsair 1333MHz RAM (4x8)

    Just would like to know your opinions on these potential purchases...do's and don't or any advice you would have. Really appreciate your time!

    Cheers. :)
     
  2. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Amazon and B&H have the same price too with free shipping.

    I have read that some SSD's have updates that sometimes cause problems. Anyone have any problems with the m4's?

    Seems like a really good deal.

    FYI, amazon has the 256GB on sale for $180 if you don't need the 512GB.
     
  3. dearlaserworks macrumors regular

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    New iMacs will very likely support 1600MHz RAM, since the new MacBooks do and benchmarks believed to be legit are for an iMac with 1600MHz RAM.

    In all the research I've done on SSD for Mac, Crucial has never been mentioned as having issues.
     
  4. TrevorLaneRay macrumors newbie

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    Found a 512GBSSD for ~$200

    I made a post about it here.
     
  5. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Your header refers to a 512 GB drive. Your link refers to a 256 GB drive.
     
  6. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    on a shady website on top of it.
     
  7. CIA macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 Crucial M4's (256GB versions, but they are all more or less the same besides capacity). Anyway, run one in a 09 MBP, and one in my MacPro. Love 'em!
    You get sick of hearing about how going from a normal HD to a SSD will change your life and you can never go back blah blah blah.

    Then you do it and realize they all were dead on. It's the best upgrade you can do.
     
  8. Lancer macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to try SSD if I could afford the 512Gb.

    Also it might not be a good idea to buy RAM without seeing the updated iMac's specs, but I agree it's likely to be 1600Mhz like the 2012 MBP.
     
  9. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I was lucky enough to keep an eye on Amazon and snagged one of these for $349.99 - sometimes I love dynamic pricing!
     
  10. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not super cheap enough. I'll buy one when it gets into the $100-$150 range.
     
  11. Lancer macrumors 68020

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    I agree, right now I'd rater pay Apple $180 for the 2Tb HDD than the prices asked for their SSDs.

    Even though I plan to run external HDDs for most of my media files I'd prefer a bigger internal for future needs as I plan on keeping the next iMac for 5 years. So might upgrade it as some point in the future.
     

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