Yeah it is I just ordered a Samsung 840 pro for my wife that was 130 for 120g.. not a good deal and a better hard drive.. Thing is my wife uses her CPU to check email ROFL... she don't need that beefy of a HD>
It's actually really useful if she turns off her computer after checking her e-mail since it will boot up so much faster the next time she wants to check. It sucks to wait 3 minutes for your computer to finish booting just to spend 30 seconds checking to see if you got new email.
would this drive fit in the slim Gateway desktops? Particularly the one I bought last September that was talked about alot on SD?
Gateway desktop computer SX2370-US10P for $249.99 at Staples after $100 coupon off
At the very least you can replace your old hard drive with this one. You would need to open the case up and see if there's an extra slot to put this hard drive. Also you should see 2 cables going into the original hard drive. See if there's an extra power cable that you can plug into the new one and if there's an extra slot on the motherboard for another SATA cable.
Why is it that they stop making certain SSDs like the Blue 5k Kingston or the Samsung 830 or the M4?
If they are fast, reliable and solid why do they discontinue?
Just embellishing that answer - also, because SSDs are still not quite mature tech, people are more wary of them than buying a new model video card, for example. There have been some spectacular SSD problems that were not rooted out until that model was on the market for a year. Look at Vertex 3, with an astonishing ~3% failure rate in the first year. After .15 firmware was released they were nice and stable. Before that they would brick themselves randomly.
As a prev poster mentioned the HyperX (blue) is the top of the line but this is the 3K (grey) so title is misleading.
The blue was this price several months back at MacMall
The blue/5k drive was never affordable, that Macmall deal was one of the only times it was at a reasonable price.
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If the price is low, but the product is junk, it's not a deal.
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