(Where to buy) Intel G2 SSD -- 160gb for macbook pro

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  1. phildog33 macrumors regular

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    Does any reseller have the G2 ssd's in stock?

    Ive been looking for an intel 160gb (new revision - g2) for a month now, and I cant find it for sale anywhere

    Anywhere you guys can recommend?
    Thanks

    phillip
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Knowing your country would help. They are in stock in CH, but that is obviously a different scenario elsewhere.
     
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Always assume America as a default. ;)
     
  4. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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  5. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    location = america -- but im hoping for the price to come back to normal
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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I think 450 for 160gig drive is ridiculous as well. I bought a 500gig drive < 200 bucks

    I'll be waiting until SSDs come down closer to what HDs are charging and OSX includes a TRIM feature for the drives as well.
     
  7. telco*engineer macrumors member

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    they are around £338 in uk so with the exchange rate that equates to $556
     
  8. playalistic macrumors regular

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    Who has them in stock in the UK? Any tips
     
  9. Thedesolateone macrumors newbie

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  10. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    I too have been looking for this but the current price is just too much for me. Guess I'll stick with my Apple-OEM 128GB SSD til these G2 Intel 160GB's sell for around $300.
     
  11. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Well they're better performance than HDDs so they're always going to be more until something better comes out. But right now there seems to be a shortage of them and high demand so prices are getting insane, if the 80GB (plenty for me) drops back down to $220 range I'll be picking one up.
     
  12. telco*engineer macrumors member

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    Scan did have them in stock but you have to pre-order now.

    Good luck finding one very very short supply in the UK
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Its understandable that you're paying a premium for speed, but i think you're also paying a premium for new technology (relatively speaking). I still think the cost per gigabyte is too high for me to consider.

    I think in a year or two the price and performance curve will be such that it makes more economic sense. Right now, I'm very pleased with my 500gig HD. The speed is fine and the storage is awesome.
     
  14. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Completely understandable, the price for them are insane at the moment. I'm actually not 100% sure if I will grab the 80GB once the prices come down. A 500GB for cheaper and that is faster than the one I have right now does sound tempting.
     
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  16. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Anyone found them in the USA for less than $550 and in stock?
     
  17. Nihilism macrumors newbie

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    I was in the same frame of mind that you are in right now about the Intel X25 80GB SSD just last week but after seeing several different video reviews like this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijuUFjGNCzs), I decided to take the plunge. Otherwise, I would probably find myself thinking too much about what I would be missing out on not having such a great drive in my Macbook Pro. Now my mind can rest in peace for the rest of the year. :)

    I paid $240 total for the Intel X25 80GB SSD from Costcentral.com and although it might not be the lowest price out there for the Intel X25 80GB SSD, it was good enough for me to take the plunge. I have no regrets about my purchase. :cool:
     
  18. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    If the 160s were the price of the 80s I would deff take the plunge
     
  19. MikeSantor macrumors regular

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    Ordered mine from new egg yesterday night. Cant wait:D
     

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