The new Samsung 9.5mm 1TB drive

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  1. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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  2. bimmerfreak0 macrumors member

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    Bought it from newegg last night.

    $89.99 + $2.99 shipping - $10.00 ("NEWCUSTOMER10" promo code)= $82.99 w/ no tax...

    Winning.
     
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    Holy crap. I'm blind and can't use Google properly. I swear I've been trying to hunt down suppliers for this thing and couldn't turn anything up. NewEgg is even better.

    Thanks you two.

    Edit: What kind of phillips screwdriver do I need to pop off the back of an Early 2011 MBP? Last time I did this was a 2008 macbook
     
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    A tiny one. PH 000 I believe. Home Depot has this great 23-piece Husky kit for $5 - it has everything you need for the MBP.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve's Barber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! I could've googled it but we know how that goes. :D
     
  7. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Damnit! No international shipping from NewEgg, that is even if my budget permitted. Would have loved a bigger drive in my super drive, mind the pun.
     
  8. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

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    NewEgg should definitely start shipping internationally, they'd get a big boost in sales from people like you and I.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If you are a European customer, there are other better options available for you guys. Canadians have Tiger Direct as an option.
     
  10. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

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    I'm in Australia, cheapest price so far for this drive I can find is the $119 from OWC + shipping.
     
  11. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I'm interested in this drive but isn't 12 msec seek time and 8 mb cache considered low specs?
     
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    looks like OWC has it shipping "same day" now....
     
  14. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Why wouldn't you believe me? :)
     
  15. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    For $30 more than Newegg...
     
  16. Steve's Barber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. Because it looks too good to be true.

    Since you reaffirmed these tests by chiming in here I take it back. Thanks for posting those results back in June. :)
     
  17. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    wow...i guess i'm buyin' from newegg :)
     
  18. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Well it's the first drive with 500GB on one platter, so theoretically it should be the fastest 5400rpm hard drive available.

    The Xbench result seems to confirm it.

    Although I must say, I took the best result and posted that screenshot ;)
    The average score would be slightly lower.
     
  19. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

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    If the drives were shipped outside of North America they would be considered "gray market" products and service and support may be effected.
     
  20. Philflow, Jul 11, 2011
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    Where do you want it shipped to?

    Several European retailers will ship to most locations. The drive is available on Ebay too.
     
  21. Steve's Barber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough. :)

    Mine should be in this week. I'll try and post some before and after benchmarks when I get around to it.
     
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    1 TB drive....finally !

    Happy with my 750GB atm but will definitely be on the look out for availability here in Denmark
     
  23. Steve's Barber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just installed yesterday along with a memory upgrade. Respectable performance for 5400RPM.


    Here is the old 320gb stock drive:

    HItachi.png


    The new Samsung 1TB 9.5mm:

    Samsung.png
     
  24. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    This drive is going into my Alu MacBook to replace the 250GB HITACHI.
     
  25. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot about this thread, I'm an Aussie too. The apart from a few smaller local websites, OWC seems to be the way to go at the moment.
     

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