The hottest deals voted on by our community.
Selected and verified by our team of deal editors.
These deals are currently popular in the
community based on votes and comments.
Low prices and coupons for
The deals and coupons you see on Slickdeals are
contributed by our community. It's what makes
us different. Do you have a great deal to share
with the Slickdeals community?
Track a product from one of our supported stores
and get notified when there is a price drop. You also
have access to graphs of recent price history.
Slickdeals is the leading and most trusted online
community dedicated to sharing, rating,
and reviewing deals and coupons.
See the latest posts, threads, and ratings
as they happen with Slickdeals Live.
If you don't have Amazon Prime you can use
our Amazon Fillers tool to make sure your
cart qualifies for free shipping.
Find us, friend us, and connect with us across the web.
You last visited: Today at 03:27 AM
|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-08-2011 09:37 PM|
|08-08-2011 09:25 PM|
is this SSD a good SSD for even just the $269.99 instant discount to $214.99?
shipping only 1.99.
sick of reading OCZs failing and MS SSDs cost too much...
i want to buy. seems reliable. any input plz??
|08-07-2011 07:24 PM|
irregardless. The point I was trying to make was that if you put this into a laptop and didn't repalce your optical bay with a data drive, you wouldn't have enough space for work that could benefit from fast speeds (ie large PSD files, premiere projects). I would need at least a 256GB SSD to be able to use my laptop without lugging around externals. The stock drive I had was 120GB and it filled up in 2 months, I now have a 500GB and it allows me to have work and entertainment stuff when I go on long trips. For my desktop, I could get this and make it the OS drive and work swap space but that's too much hassle and considering what's in the SSD pipeline, not worth the investment.
|08-07-2011 07:23 PM|
|08-07-2011 05:38 PM|
|08-07-2011 05:10 PM|
I get CS5.5 from work... I can't afford SSDs. Besides, after reading up on the next gen, it looks like it will be faster and cheaper per GB.
|08-07-2011 04:11 PM|
|08-07-2011 02:12 PM|
This is the guide I use to set up SSD's: http://thessdreview.co
And disable Tablet PC support in Windows to recover space too.
|08-07-2011 02:06 PM|
|08-07-2011 01:47 PM|
64GB SSD formats to ~59GB. 9GB of data space nice.
|08-07-2011 12:53 PM|
I could get by with a 64GB drive if I had too. 128 is more than enough.
|08-07-2011 09:53 AM|
|08-07-2011 09:20 AM|
The problem is typical 80/20 rule. Even if you upgraded to mainstream Sata-II SSD drive, you'd see massive performance improvements over HDD. You need to spend more, noticeably more, to buy high-end SSD. In that regard, that $180 Sata-III Plextor SSD is much better deal than Intel-510 for $280. Yes, there is Vertex 3 for $220 but I'd personally think twice about Vertex because of reliability problems.
$1.5$/GB on mainstream SATA-III drives (Plextor, Crucial m4/c300) looks like the sweet spot to me right now.
|08-07-2011 02:40 AM|
That being said, I've owned my Vertex 2 for a year now, this Plextor is en route to me, and I am very happy have them available. I notice the performance so much when I hop onto someone's HDD computer. It's like moving from a Lamborghini to a Prius for acceleration. In all honesty - as someone who has upgraded RAM and to a SSD on separate occasions, I have to say the SSD was much more noticeable, hands down.
|08-06-2011 06:20 PM|
|This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|