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Mr.Hamburger 11-12-2012 01:28 AM

128GB Crucial M4 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (CT128M4SSD2) $78.75 + Free Shipping
 
Newegg has Crucial M4 SSD 128GB for $78.74 after 25% off w/ promo code EMCYTZT2519, ends 11/12

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...20-148-442

daisybeetle 11-12-2012 01:28 AM

128GB Crucial M4 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (CT128M4SSD2) $78.75 + Free Shipping
 
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Newegg has 128GB Crucial M4 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (CT128M4SSD2) for $104.99 - 25% off promo code EMCYTZT2519 = $78.74 with free shipping. Thanks Mr.Hamburger

Price Research: Our research indicates that the 128GB Crucial M4 SSD is $11.25 lower (12.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $90. - daisybeetle

Review courtesy of Engadget

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r0ge 11-12-2012 04:46 AM

This needs more attention.

sinosudial 11-12-2012 04:51 AM

This hit the frontpage when it was at $80. I'm gonna guess this is a great deal too :)

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/79744

Starrx05 11-12-2012 04:56 AM

Hope Amazon will lower price too so we can ask Staples to PM and use rewards.

Demianwulf 11-12-2012 05:02 AM

Nevermind thought they were the same size drive.

spressa 11-12-2012 05:03 AM

in 4 1

Zerox20 11-12-2012 05:04 AM

Same, grabbed one. secondary SSDs are always good SSD's.

indecision 11-12-2012 05:34 AM

I know this is a stupid question but are most SSD's 2.5". I want one for my desktop rig but I suppose I will need an adapter to use in a 3.5" mount?

r0ge 11-12-2012 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indecision (Post 54695848)
I know this is a stupid question but are most SSD's 2.5". I want one for my desktop rig but I suppose I will need an adapter to use in a 3.5" mount?

Yes. Alternatively you can just strap it in somewhere with some a zip tie or two.

sahil80 11-12-2012 05:51 AM

How is it compared to Samsung 830 series?

lagvoid 11-12-2012 05:53 AM

in for one, thanks

CooLJoE8 11-12-2012 06:04 AM

I'm leary on this one. It says 4/5 eggs, but only 2 reviews and both say 1/5 eggs because of DOA.

yourwhiteshadow 11-12-2012 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54696072)
How is it compared to Samsung 830 series?

Very comprable. I think the m4 is a hair faster in sequential read/writes.

indecision 11-12-2012 06:07 AM

On the fence....now or wait until BF???

Pejman26 11-12-2012 06:08 AM

Anyone have a code for the 128gb mSata drive?

Hose 11-12-2012 06:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indecision (Post 54695848)
I know this is a stupid question but are most SSD's 2.5". I want one for my desktop rig but I suppose I will need an adapter to use in a 3.5" mount?

"Mount" isn't really necessary. I just let some of mine lay loose at the bottom of the case or in a bay. Even if you're hauling your rig around.. no moving parts in the SSD.

landon87 11-12-2012 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indecision (Post 54696352)
On the fence....now or wait until BF???

bf. maybe we can have it for .50/gb :drool:

xsever 11-12-2012 06:17 AM

I thought the Samsung 830 for $69 from last week was a better deal

nutz 11-12-2012 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xsever (Post 54696526)
I thought the Samsung 830 for $69 from last week was a better deal

Weren't those orders cancelled or am i trippin?

g33kazoid 11-12-2012 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CooLJoE8 (Post 54696286)
I'm leary on this one. It says 4/5 eggs, but only 2 reviews and both say 1/5 eggs because of DOA.

I was getting that too, but Newegg has been having issues with their site through the night for me. I refreshed the page, and there were 600+ reviews.

NonFatMilk 11-12-2012 06:26 AM

The M4 is a good drive, and newegg is indeed having issues.

Korian 11-12-2012 06:31 AM

I bought one of these last time they were on sale at Amazon - it works fine, and I think I'll buy a second one now.

As for waiting until Black Friday, IMHO, that's the day they usually dump old stock, or stock they can't seem to sell (like some of the OCZ Agility SSDs). So if you really want a questionable SSD, wait until BF. Me, when I received NewEgg's email, I thought of jumping on this, and probably will today.



Korian

yzhai 11-12-2012 06:31 AM

wong thread. delete...

examante 11-12-2012 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54696072)
How is it compared to Samsung 830 series?

Pretty equal. This drive has been out well over a year without any sort of mass failure, which is always good. Samsung is considered extremely reliable as well. Some people trust Samsung because of their achievements with SSD technology. Not to mention they provide almost all OEMs exclusively. The M4 definitely has time on its side tho

Vertex 4 is priced near this and is faster. Not necessarily noticeably faster to the end user, but definitely faster on the synthetics.

K6-2 11-12-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Hamburger (Post 54693372)
Newegg has Crucial M4 SSD 128GB for $78.74 after 25% off w/ promo code EMCYTZT2519, ends 11/12

It's really good to put the model numbers in the title or body of your post.
I almost re-posted this deal because a search for "Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 " couldn't find your post.

The slickdeals basic search only finds stuff in
1) Thread titles
2) Thread tags.
3) The body of the original post.

I added a tag "CT128M4SSD2" -, search should work now.

For Newegg, Amazon and some others, a drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste of the product page's title is usually good (and easy :))
  • Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
No rebate, no "$25 off $75" coupon required - thanks for the post, OP!
Quote:

Originally Posted by CooLJoE8 (Post 54696286)
I'm leary on this one. It says 4/5 eggs, but only 2 reviews and both say 1/5 eggs because of DOA.

I know... two reviews with average of 4/5, but those two reviews are both one star. Weird.

Crucial SSDs are supposed to be rock solid, but I've stayed away because of reviews like that. With Plextor M3, Samsung 830 & Intel SSDs available, there's no need to buy Crucial if you'd rather not.

For what it's worth, I have a Crucial C300 (previous model) 64GB. It's good.
You'll probably be OK with this one, too -- I just can't say from experience.
Quote:

Originally Posted by calistyle (in Wiki)
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $78.74 | Thanks to Rocklobst3r for posting the deal HERE. -- calistyle

Thanks for pointing that out. - Reps to Rocklobst3r as well.

sahil80 11-12-2012 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by examante (Post 54697174)
Pretty equal. This drive has been out well over a year without any sort of mass failure, which is always good. Samsung is considered extremely reliable as well. Some people trust Samsung because of their achievements with SSD technology. Not to mention they provide almost all OEMs exclusively. The M4 definitely has time on its side tho

Vertex 4 is priced near this and is faster. Not necessarily noticeably faster to the end user, but definitely faster on the synthetics.

Thank you. Just ordered one

Thanks OP!

bunnyeric 11-12-2012 06:48 AM

Height 9.5mm

needgeech 11-12-2012 06:54 AM

Just checkout with paypal and you will have a pretty flexible price guarantee built in through the holidays (including newspaper ads, onine ads, even ebay top sellers buy it now)

Quote:

Originally Posted by indecision (Post 54696352)
On the fence....now or wait until BF???

Quote:

Originally Posted by landon87 (Post 54696492)
bf. maybe we can have it for .50/gb :drool:


Geezerman 11-12-2012 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nutz (Post 54696588)
Weren't those orders cancelled or am i trippin?

I got my Sammy 830 from CC on that deal, same owners as TD, for 69.99, free ship ,no tax, and 10% cash back from Discover .

I have the M4 as my main drive. It's nice. If you get an older one, and you probably won't, Just make sure it has the updated firmware that fixes the 5000 hour bug problem. But, those older firmware M4 are probably gone by now.

Mortabo 11-12-2012 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezerman (Post 54698004)
I got my Sammy 830 from CC on that deal, same owners as TD, for 69.99, free ship ,no tax, and 10% cash back from Discover .

I have the M4 as my main drive. It's nice. If you get an older one, and you probably won't, Just make sure it has the updated firmware that fixes the 5000 hour bug problem. But, those older firmware M4 are probably gone by now.

The M4 I bought from the Egg 7 months ago came with the newer firm ware installed not to much to worry about. Nice solid drive

mchouse 11-12-2012 07:19 AM

urlhasbeenblocked 1.5% back
+ discover 5% back
= SD

HaloFans 11-12-2012 07:26 AM

Latest firmware for the M4 is Version 010G, not 000F.

However, Crucial only says the upgrade if you only have issues with the 000F firmware.

lightfoot3b 11-12-2012 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54696072)
How is it compared to Samsung 830 series?

The 830 is a bit faster all around. Both are reliable and fast. There is no major reason to pick one of the other. If price was the same (and warranty is) I would go with the 830s. That said, this will be my 64th ordered m4 128gb.

ek9cv5 11-12-2012 08:05 AM

Ah i have too many ssds idk what use this would be

OnePieceAnime 11-12-2012 08:09 AM

Although I am in the market for a 120GB+ SSD, I'm going to hold out.
Considering this drive was near this price before, it will hit it again.

Good deal though.

shane.kelly55 11-12-2012 08:10 AM

i bought one of these about a year ago for 150.00.

Its been great and this is definitely worth it. great deal!

theGr81 11-12-2012 08:13 AM

very nice deal cant believe it dropped so much... got this back in Feb and it is still going strong, you really noticed it at first but i think im just use to the bootup now

shadowphantom 11-12-2012 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Korian (Post 54696890)
I bought one of these last time they were on sale at Amazon - it works fine, and I think I'll buy a second one now.

As for waiting until Black Friday, IMHO, that's the day they usually dump old stock, or stock they can't seem to sell (like some of the OCZ Agility SSDs). So if you really want a questionable SSD, wait until BF. Me, when I received NewEgg's email, I thought of jumping on this, and probably will today.



Korian


They do normally use Black Friday to dump old stock. Lucky for us, Samsung 830's will now be eligible for dumping the old, to make room for the new, with the 840's released.

Samsung 830's are arguably the best SSD's available. I'm hoping those start getting price slashed during Black Friday to make room for the 840's.

Looking for a 128GB around $60-$70, and a 256GB around $130 or so.

I already got a 256GB Crucial M4 earlier this year for $150, so we just have to wait and see if there's any other price cuts.

bszelda 11-12-2012 08:15 AM

This is so tempting! I wonder if it is possible for the 256 gb version to go as low as $100 to $120 before the end of the year. I could buy the 256gb for me and give my 128 gb to my mom. She needs a ssd badly. Her computer is always slow and locking up.. :P

sahil80 11-12-2012 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lightfoot3b (Post 54698456)
The 830 is a bit faster all around. Both are reliable and fast. There is no major reason to pick one of the other. If price was the same (and warranty is) I would go with the 830s. That said, this will be my 64th ordered m4 128gb.

I am interested to know where all the previous 50 SSDs are now? - Do you have a "home server farm" ? :lol:

Blindsideone 11-12-2012 08:25 AM

damn hahah i serious just bought the 256gb samsung 840 dor 180 like 4hrs ago.

K6-2 11-12-2012 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54699920)
i am interested to know where all the previous 50 ssds are now? - do you have a "home server farm" ? :lol:

12345
raid 0

SDRockz 11-12-2012 08:45 AM

wheres are the 512GB+ deals???

Sokang 11-12-2012 08:48 AM

Crap....to buy or not to buy. I just bought one at staples for $75 after tax using a $25 off coupon, and that was no front page deal. I "kind of need" one for a laptop build i'm doing, but I can totally wait if BF will bring better or the same. Yeah...

abels 11-12-2012 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needgeech (Post 54697634)
Just checkout with paypal and you will have a pretty flexible price guarantee built in through the holidays (including newspaper ads, onine ads, even ebay top sellers buy it now)

But BF and cyber monday don't count for this

"I see that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Moday advertisements and sales are excluded from Price Matching. What about sales that include Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

If the sale or advertisement is specifically available for only Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then it would be excluded. But if the advertisement is available on other days as well, including Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then it is eligible."



https://www.paypal-promo.com/holi...match.html see FAQ

kreatorXP 11-12-2012 08:55 AM

For around $10 more get the Samsung 830 MZ-7PC128B/WW 128gb [newegg.com] for $89.99. Free shipping as well.

needgeech 11-12-2012 09:05 AM

Yes, but the best deals on things like the m4 and 830 will be "Black Wednesday" or even "Black Tuesday" or a Tigerdirect Friday and Saturday 48 hour Deal etc etc. BF is not the end all be all of days anymore. If you wait until Friday, you'll have missed most of the great deals. Yes, SSD's will be doorbusters at some places (but they are not like a $600 60" TV on Wally World's front page) and the doorbuster ones will more than likely be trying to break $100 for a 240-256GB or $50 for a 128gb. . .and they will be using the lesser quality models for those marketing gimmicks.

IMO, I am just trying to make next week's shopping adventure easier where I can and save those battles for bigger ticket items. I don't want to lose a newegg 3am lappy deal because I spent an extra 30 seconds adding an SSD to my cart to save an extra $5. . .when in fact this is a great deal on the SSD already, and will probably get $5-10 back from the paypal price guarantee.
Not harshing, just giving my opinions. And yes, don't think that if you send payapl a copy of an Amazon lightning BF deal (that lasts less than a minute) that you will be compensated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by abels (Post 54700864)
But BF and cyber monday don't count for this

"I see that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Moday advertisements and sales are excluded from Price Matching. What about sales that include Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

If the sale or advertisement is specifically available for only Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then it would be excluded. But if the advertisement is available on other days as well, including Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then it is eligible."



https://www.paypal-promo.com/holi...match.html see FAQ


SpurterMan 11-12-2012 09:14 AM

I don't want to turn this into a PS3 discussion, so I ask with hesitation, but what make of SSD drive is suitable for upgrading a PS3? I have an older (fat) 60GB PS3, and I would like to upgrade it with an SSD just to speed up some of the load times, etc.

Going to a 128GB drive like this seems like a good upgrade...but what else should I look for in a SSD drive? Specs, makes/models, drive height? Out of all the drives out there, what is the most reliable?

Thanks so much for any help...I'm completely lost when it comes to SSD specs.

abels 11-12-2012 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needgeech (Post 54701222)
Yes, but the best deals on things like the m4 and 830 will be "Black Wednesday" or even "Black Tuesday" or a Tigerdirect Friday and Saturday 48 hour Deal etc etc. BF is not the end all be all of days anymore. If you wait until Friday, you'll have missed most of the great deals. Yes, SSD's will be doorbusters at some places (but they are not like a $600 60" TV on Wally World's front page) and the doorbuster ones will more than likely be trying to break $100 for a 240-256GB or $50 for a 128gb. . .and they will be using the lesser quality models for those marketing gimmicks.

IMO, I am just trying to make next week's shopping adventure easier where I can and save those battles for bigger ticket items. I don't want to lose a newegg 3am lappy deal because I spent an extra 30 seconds adding an SSD to my cart to save an extra $5. . .when in fact this is a great deal on the SSD already, and will probably get $5-10 back from the paypal price guarantee.
Not harshing, just giving my opinions. And yes, don't think that if you send payapl a copy of an Amazon lightning BF deal (that lasts less than a minute) that you will be compensated.


Cool, sounds good, I will be on the lookout for good SSD deals before BF/CM.

Thanks :)

poetuan 11-12-2012 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pejman26 (Post 54696366)
Anyone have a code for the 128gb mSata drive?

Buy.com has it for $96

Rexman 11-12-2012 09:49 AM

$78 for this drive or the Samsung 830 is good, but I wouldn't even start thinking about getting a second one now until it drops to at least $70. $78 is warm at this point.

FreddyJoe 11-12-2012 09:53 AM

Fantastic deal!

At this rate, they will be free on BF.

raptastics 11-12-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kreatorXP (Post 54700978)
For around $10 more get the Samsung 830 MZ-7PC128B/WW 128gb [newegg.com] for $89.99. Free shipping as well.

Price just jumped back up to $109 on this. About 2 secs before I could pull the trigger...

In 4 1 of the Crucial drives.

kosnarf 11-12-2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54696072)
How is it compared to Samsung 830 series?

Strangely enough, I have the 256GB capacity for both SSDs running SATA 2 and this SSD seems faster than my Samsung 830. I have all the registry tweaks, minimal page files, provisioning and etc set the same. Just food for thought.

About to pick up another 128GB for RAID 0 :D

kosnarf 11-12-2012 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpurterMan (Post 54701446)
I don't want to turn this into a PS3 discussion, so I ask with hesitation, but what make of SSD drive is suitable for upgrading a PS3? I have an older (fat) 60GB PS3, and I would like to upgrade it with an SSD just to speed up some of the load times, etc.

Going to a 128GB drive like this seems like a good upgrade...but what else should I look for in a SSD drive? Specs, makes/models, drive height? Out of all the drives out there, what is the most reliable?

Thanks so much for any help...I'm completely lost when it comes to SSD specs.

I have an older 30GB SSD in my PS3. Albeit, I really don't install any games from PSN. Just make sure it's a 2.5" SSD, with full size SATA connector, and to be safe a 9MM drive height. Good luck!

Rexman 11-12-2012 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raptastics (Post 54703052)
Price just jumped back up to $109 on this. About 2 secs before I could pull the trigger...

In 4 1 of the Crucial drives.

You can still get the 830 at Amazon for that price $89.99
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5...pd_sim_e_1

Quote:

Originally Posted by kosnarf (Post 54703566)
Strangely enough, I have the 256GB capacity for both SSDs running SATA 2 and this SSD seems faster than my Samsung 830. I have all the registry tweaks, minimal page files, provisioning and etc set the same. Just food for thought.

About to pick up another 128GB for RAID 0 :D

You might want to read up on TRIM and lack of support when using RAID. There's always garbage collection, though.

revout 11-12-2012 12:18 PM

DEAD/OOS. Had it in my cart. Took a call to say I would call back when I was done checking out. Sold out when I refreshed.

Congrats to all who got in. Been slickdealin' long enough to know 1) buy first, think later and 2) you win some, you lose some.

pantsondaground 11-12-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revout (Post 54707184)
DEAD/OOS. Had it in my cart. Took a call to say I would call back when I was done checking out. Sold out when I refreshed.

Congrats to all who got in. Been slickdealin' long enough to know 1) buy first, think later and 2) you win some, you lose some.

i broke down and bought this drive. Missed out on the Samsung deal a while ago.

hjohn06 11-12-2012 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rexman (Post 54704224)
You can still get the 830 at Amazon for that price $89.99
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5...pd_sim_e_1


You might want to read up on TRIM and lack of support when using RAID. There's always garbage collection, though.

I believe RAID 0 is supported on Intel 7 series motherboard. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...16898.html

lightfoot3b 11-12-2012 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahil80 (Post 54699920)
I am interested to know where all the previous 50 SSDs are now? - Do you have a "home server farm" ? :lol:

Sold in units :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by K6-2 (Post 54700080)
12345
raid 0

Ahh yeah! We did raid 4 of them at work. Now we need something better than a third gen quad core i5 to utilize it. The unit was processor limited for most tasks.
Quote:

Originally Posted by hjohn06 (Post 54713874)
I believe RAID 0 is supported on Intel 7 series motherboard. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...16898.html

True, but I wouldn't be worried on these ssds, the garbage college is pretty good! (in other words I wouldn't let lack of trim sway my decision)

Madman91102 11-12-2012 03:57 PM

imma wait for cyber monday!! ;p lol

bank 11-12-2012 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blindsideone (Post 54700058)
damn hahah i serious just bought the 256gb samsung 840 dor 180 like 4hrs ago.

Can you send me a link to this deal? :look:

Blindsideone 11-12-2012 06:34 PM

just grabbed it on amazon for 180, too bad not the pro, but im not too disappointed

Rexman 11-13-2012 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hjohn06 (Post 54713874)
I believe RAID 0 is supported on Intel 7 series motherboard. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...16898.html

Yes, which would not include my "less than a year old" series 6 mobo. But then I wouldn't be concerned due to the good garbage collection, which I mentioned previously. People having been running these in RAID since they've come out with good results. I was just putting that out there.

Jim19 11-16-2012 05:56 AM

128 gb deals ar 60 bucks with rebate...no rebate on this one but 78 seems high, i would wait and see what bf brings us


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