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missilemike 12-27-2012 05:57 AM

Sandisk Extreme 480gb SSD 299$ at buy.com ebay
 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SanDi...53f21b0976

This is the lowest I have seen this ssd.

andriykoua 12-27-2012 06:19 AM

How is this drive?

poetuan 12-27-2012 06:23 AM

Nice find OP

Baenwort 12-27-2012 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by andriykoua (Post 56415254)
How is this drive?

According to tweaktown [tweaktown.com] it is not the best drive for performance but it is a good buy. The normal price for this size is ~$360,

andriykoua 12-27-2012 06:48 AM

Will wait till 2013. Prices will drop more

DJ3xclusive 12-27-2012 08:00 AM

SanDisk Extreme 480GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) $300 + Free Shipping (Ebay Daily Deal)
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SanDi...0544143734

missilemike 12-27-2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by poetuan (Post 56415342)
Nice find OP

Thanks. This is one of my first! Every other time, someone always found it first.

Anyway, it's a good drive with toggle nand and it's below 300$, which is 10$ less than the black friday price buy.com was selling them for.

Prince01 12-27-2012 08:53 AM

Will wait for few months and the price will be $199 or so.

teknoman 12-27-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by missilemike (Post 56417608)
Thanks. This is one of my first! Every other time, someone always found it first.

Anyway, it's a good drive with toggle band and it's below 300$, which is 10$ less than the black friday price buy.com was selling them for.

Nice find, welcome to SD!

This is very tempting. I'm still debating over getting a small SSD for separating out OS & programs, or just going all out on a large one. This makes the choice harder. Hmmm...

teknoman 12-27-2012 09:12 AM

Sorry double-post.

WEVUDO 12-27-2012 10:03 AM

In 2016, this will probably be $69

gabe23111 12-27-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by teknoman (Post 56419212)
Nice find, welcome to SD!

This is very tempting. I'm still debating over getting a small SSD for separating out OS & programs, or just going all out on a large one. This makes the choice harder. Hmmm...

I was debating the same thing a few months ago when I jumped on the SSD bandwagon.

I went with a smaller drive & now wish I had gone with a larger one.

Don't get me wrong... my computer boots/loads extremely quick and everythings running fine. Things would just be less complicated with one larger size drive.

Maybe for people who are more computer savvy than me it makes no difference...

kilabyte 12-27-2012 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by andriykoua (Post 56415858)
Will wait till 2013. Prices will drop more

You should wait until 2014, the prices will surely drop even more.
I'm waiting until 2015:woot:

teknoman 12-27-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by gabe23111 (Post 56420938)
I was debating the same thing a few months ago when I jumped on the SSD bandwagon.

I went with a smaller drive & now wish I had gone with a larger one.

That's true--never hurts to have more space, except for the higher initial/upfront cost. Although I read that 256GB is the sweet spot for SSDs performance-wise (and maybe price-wise too now) because of NAND vs channels.

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Originally Posted by WEVUDO (Post 56420772)
In 2016, this will probably be $69

Hmm so I never thought of that--maybe I should finish that time machine to go FORWARD? ;)

BLToday 12-27-2012 10:41 AM

If you live in CA, then this is not that good of a deal. $299 + tax = $322.17 or $0.67/GB

Last week, Beach Camera had the Crucial m4 512GB for $329 with V.me, no tax for CA. $0.64/GB

ziduz 12-27-2012 10:52 AM

nice find, OP, i am about to buy one, but I cant login to ebay at work...

Question: I see it features "2.5” SATA 6 Gb/s "
does it means it work with SATA II (3 GB/S) ?

tigerplayer 12-27-2012 10:58 AM

yeah, CA tax kills many deals....

1561 12-27-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ziduz (Post 56422148)
nice find, OP, i am about to buy one, but I cant login to ebay at work...

Question: I see it features "2.5” SATA 6 Gb/s "
does it means it work with SATA II (3 GB/S) ?

Yeah. It works with SATA II and III. Almost all the new ones are backwards compatible.

DaScud 12-27-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by tigerplayer (Post 56422308)
yeah, CA tax kills many deals....

Looks like this drive is the same price at Buydig after V.ME promo. Free shipping and no tax (in CA :-) . http://www.buydig.com/shop/produc...SDX480GG25

buzhaker 12-27-2012 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by andriykoua (Post 56415858)
Will wait till 2013. Prices will drop more

Wait until 2023 as I predict the prices will drop even more.

rkaye 12-27-2012 11:47 AM

If you have a sata3 motherboard, consider purchasing two of the exact same ssd drive and install them in raid0. Fully saturating your hard drive bandwidth is wonderful, and ssd drives have ultra low failure rates.

chong67 12-27-2012 12:02 PM

I have been comparing the prices of 240gb SSD and they have been around $110-140 when its on sale for about 9 months now.

There have not been any drop at all on SSD.

ape 12-27-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by buzhaker (Post 56423482)
Wait until 2023 as I predict the prices will drop even more.


Especially after the asteroid hits

ziduz 12-27-2012 01:12 PM

To all member who cares about this SSD performance...

I am complete noob on SSD, and i was doing research this morning.
I came to an understanding this SSD use Sandforce controller and it used to be problematic with TRIM.
But with the latest firmware R211, TRIM is no longer an issue.

Full Review [tweaktown.com]

MRBIGTUNA 12-27-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by andriykoua (Post 56415254)
How is this drive?

I picked this up at Amazon on black friday for $299 and I am happy with it and the performance. I was wanting a larger drive because the 120gb I had was getting full.

jawshoeaw 12-27-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by buzhaker (Post 56423482)
Wait until 2023 as I predict the prices will drop even more.

If it's not FAR, it's no deal! :D

In 2023, these will be like those junky 2GB flash drives that are given away at corporate events.

Taken Aback 12-27-2012 11:52 PM

SSD's are really still only cost-effective as boot drives, and most, aside from gamers, don't need one as big as this. If you do, then remember, there are 1TB SSDs already if money is no object.

mlogan24 12-28-2012 07:01 AM

In 2052, SD deals will be beamed directly into your mind, while your genetically modified monkey butler will make you breakfast.

When Belevedere Monkey pours you cereal, this SSD will be in the cereal box as a free giveaway.

I'm waiting for 2052. But thanks to the OP. ;):D

chong67 12-28-2012 07:31 PM

I just need to get a SSD for my VMware machine. It will make things fast. That is only reason I need to get a 512gb.


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