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yuugotserved 01-14-2013 08:01 AM

240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD $150 + Free Shipping
 
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240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD (SDSSDX-240G-G25)

$149.99 with free shipping

brisar 01-14-2013 08:01 AM

240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD $150 + Free Shipping
 
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Buy.com via eBay has 240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD (SDSSDX-240G-G25) for $149.99. Shipping is free. Thanks yuugotserved

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Why the SanDisk Extreme MightyDisk is not just another 6 Gbps SSD at Engadget. [engadget.com]

intence01 01-14-2013 08:13 AM

Good deal, was about to post this, but yuugotserved beat me to it :)

Better deal IMO than the Ultra that was posted last week. For some reason prices of these drives have gone up. They used to routinely go for $160ish but no are about $20 more. $150 is very nice.

dineshbabumm 01-14-2013 08:16 AM

Thanks bought one. Was looking to buy one SSD for my laptop to replace my dead hdd!

digiblaze 01-14-2013 08:22 AM

In for one! Thanks OP!

omgoozles 01-14-2013 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digiblaze (Post 56837080)
In for one! Thanks OP!

In for four! Thx!

gedster314 01-14-2013 08:23 AM

Too bad, wish I had see this on Thursday. I had a laptop drive go bad at work. I Amazoned an OCZ Vertex 4 128GB one for $120. Oh well, the laptop was 3 years old and only used up 30GB so they will never know that I the drive is half the size it use to be. I'm sure the person will think I'm a genius because when they start using it today it will fly.

JigglyW 01-14-2013 08:24 AM

really good deal
right in the feels though
i just bought a 240gb kingston ssd now +200 drive for 140$, while I am very happy with it, this is sa noticeably better deal ;p

iam25boy 01-14-2013 08:31 AM

IL sales tax kill this.

himeko123 01-14-2013 08:34 AM

This drive has great performance and is reliable. I got this SSD for my cousin's gaming computer on Black Friday for $140 and has running issue free so far. I can't comment on sleep issues because he does not use it, but for boot up and turning off scenarios it works.

kwik 01-14-2013 08:36 AM

I am tempted by this, but the Sandforce controller scares me.

jwcdis 01-14-2013 08:38 AM

i've reliability issues with SanDisk ssds from my experience. Also I believe this one does not come with a mounting bracket if you plan to use it for your desktop.
It's decently priced. Has been lower in the past but who knows when we will see the $140 price again.

I'd personally hold off for the Intel 520 or Samsung 840 Pro all benchmark better but slightly more expensive.

batpot 01-14-2013 08:38 AM

Wish I could have gotten one of those Crucial M4s from yesterday, but this will work, thanks.

stnrbob 01-14-2013 08:40 AM

The random read speeds are kinda low. I personally prefer the Samsung one too because you can use the transfer software as well.

Still a great deal based on size though!

Frontierboy 01-14-2013 08:44 AM

Too bad you can't buy it directly from buy.com for this price..... Don't have an eBay account/PayPal account since I was banned

CoBrA2168 01-14-2013 08:46 AM

Why does FP say $135?

Also what was the Crucial M4 deal yesterday?

agureghian 01-14-2013 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoBrA2168 (Post 56837594)
Why does FP say $135?

Also what was the Crucial M4 deal yesterday?


would also like to know this.

artondrius 01-14-2013 08:50 AM

Got one, thank you sir!

thakkar 01-14-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iam25boy (Post 56837288)
IL sales tax kill this.

That's when you ship it to a friend that you see at work everyday...LIKE I DID! :nod::look::lol::lmao:

PhobosTau 01-14-2013 08:52 AM

Sales tax sucks.. but I have $12 in eBay bucks to spend, so it cancels out...

armedmetallica 01-14-2013 08:57 AM

how's this compare to the intel 330 ?

culbeda 01-14-2013 08:57 AM

Note: The height of this drive is 9.91mm. Some systems only accept drives that are 9.5mm and thinner (without a little modification).

Nice deal, but but check to see if it will fit in your machine before you pull the trigger. Mac mini, etc.

by4x5 01-14-2013 08:58 AM

really tempted but I know nothing about how to replace these on a laptop. is it easy to transfer over an entire HD?

LonelyHiker 01-14-2013 09:02 AM

I've had this drive since August. My i7-3770k system with this drive takes 9 seconds to boot to Win7 desktop from pressing the power button. SSD Toolkit still reports 100% drive health. I use power save modes without any issues. For me it's been a fantastic sata 3 drive.

Genius4sho 01-14-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwcdis (Post 56837412)
I'd personally hold off for the Intel 520 or Samsung 840 Pro all benchmark better but slightly more expensive.

Hold off until when, like next year? Those are the highest performing SSDs and they sell right now for about $100 more than this (for a similar sized SSD).

leoninto 01-14-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by culbeda (Post 56837876)
Note: The height of this drive is 9.91mm. Some systems only accept drives that are 9.5mm and thinner (without a little modification).

Nice deal, but but check to see if it will fit in your machine before you pull the trigger. Mac mini, etc.

What's the best deal for a 7mm drive recently? Or anything that can be converted to 7mm (remove spacer, etc.).

My Intel x25m g2 is starting to go. Failing SMART. Still under warranty but want something to replace it and use that as a spare elsewhere.

Thanks

jwcdis 01-14-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56837996)
Hold off until when, like next year? Those are the highest performing SSDs and they sell right now for about $100 more than this (for a similar sized SSD).

"I'd personally hold off for the Intel 520 or Samsung 840 Pro all benchmark better but slightly more expensive."
just stating how I feel about a deal that is 10 dollars more than its slick price + 13 or so dollars tax.

artondrius 01-14-2013 09:09 AM

I got excited and bought it without checking the warranty, but it's 3 years which I think is reasonable.

This will be replacing a 120gb vertex 2 that I've had for 2-3 years, should be a nice upgrade since I've been starved for space.

ocluzie 01-14-2013 09:09 AM

Does it fit a Macbook pro mid 2010?

WeLikeIke 01-14-2013 09:10 AM

got one... thank you!

honestabe 01-14-2013 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agureghian (Post 56837658)
would also like to know this.

Believe there were some from warehouse deals marked at used.

Augus 01-14-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iam25boy (Post 56837288)
IL sales tax kill this.


do not see IL in their FAQ

You must pay sales tax if you ship to: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, or Washington. By law, sales tax is automatically computed on products and shipping charges.

I hold off as well cause of CA tax.

drymonkey 01-14-2013 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoBrA2168 (Post 56837594)
Why does FP say $135?

Also what was the Crucial M4 deal yesterday?

Quote:

Originally Posted by agureghian (Post 56837658)
would also like to know this.

Here's the deal for Crucial M4:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5797026-256-GB-Crucial-M4-SSD-140-at-Amazon-Warehouse-Deals

It lasted like 1.5 hour or so.

ciris 01-14-2013 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwik (Post 56837378)
I am tempted by this, but the Sandforce controller scares me.

Old Sandforce yes, but the latest gen has been very stable. No complaints here.

zeroxray 01-14-2013 09:29 AM

so crucial and samsung ssds are the best? i'm looking to build a desktop in a few months so just doing some research. thanks!

Rexman 01-14-2013 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Augus (Post 56838302)
do not see IL in their FAQ

You must pay sales tax if you ship to: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, or Washington. By law, sales tax is automatically computed on products and shipping charges.

I hold off as well cause of CA tax.

IL is Illinois. From buy.com:

For items sold by Buy.com, you will be required to pay sales tax if the shipping address on your order is in the following states:

California
Connecticut
Illinois
Massachusetts
Tennessee
New York
Washington

LaymonsWay 01-14-2013 09:33 AM

Thanks in 4 1.

Rexman 01-14-2013 09:35 AM

This is NOT a great deal. It's just fair. Amazon has had this drive for $159.99 for 2 weeks straight recently, so this is only another $10 off, but buy.com has tax here. So no deal.

TheCoffeePrince 01-14-2013 09:36 AM

this is a good price, but how will SSD's price drop if we keep buying?

Rexman 01-14-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCoffeePrince (Post 56838896)
this is a good price, but how will SSD's price drop if we keep buying?

Because bigger, better, faster always comes along.

m00ky 01-14-2013 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeroxray (Post 56838692)
so crucial and samsung ssds are the best? i'm looking to build a desktop in a few months so just doing some research. thanks!

Go to the link below. Tom's hardware has always provided honest reviews.

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3269.html

Basically broken down as follows, with drives in each tier being roughly equal and each subsequent tier representing a 10% drop in performance:

SSD Performance Hierarchy Chart
Tier 1
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND
Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB
Plextor M3 Pro 128 GB/256 GB
OCZ Vertex 4 512/256 GB
OCZ Vector 512/256 GB
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB/256 GB
Tier 2
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND
Corsair Neutron GTX 256 GB
Samsung 840 250 GB
Plextor M3 128 GB/256 GB
Tier 3
Crucial m4 256 GB
Corsair Neutron 256 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB
120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Async ONFi NAND
Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB
OCZ Agility 4 256 GB
Tier 4
-
Tier 5
Crucial m4 128 GB
Intel SSD 330 180 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 64 GB
120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND
Tier 6
Intel SSD 330 120 GB
Samsung 840 120 GB
Samsung 470 SSD 256 GB
Tier 7
240 GB first-gen SandForce SSDs
Intel SSD 320 300 GB
Samsung 470 SSD 128 GB
120 GB & 180 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Async ONFi NAND
OCZ Agility 4 120 GB
Tier 8
-
Tier 9
Crucial m4 64 GB
Intel SSD 320 160 GB
Intel SSD 520 60 GB
Tier 10
Intel SSD 320 80 GB
Intel SSD 330 60 GB
60 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs (with Sync or Async ONFi NAND)
120 GB first-gen SandForce SSDs
OCZ Agility 4 64 GB

Breakdown of generic categorizations within each tier:

1.SandForce controller with Toggle DDR NAND (Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Patriot Wildfire, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, Corsair Force GS)

2.SandForce controller with Synchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT, Kingston HyperX/HyperX 3K, Intel SSD 520)

3.SandForce controller with Asynchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Agility 3, Corsair Force 3, Mushkin Chronos, Patriot Pyro, OWC Mercury Electra 6G)

Keep in mind this is a measure of performance, not reliability. I base reliability on the quality of the memory used by each manufacturer. While it comes down mostly to my experience and personal preference, there are some trends in reliability that can be seen by looking through reviews.

jnicholson1437 01-14-2013 09:48 AM

Anyone know the easiest way to make this work with a 2011 iMac? Should I install it in place of the internal drive or buy a thunderbolt enclosure?

DealMayhem 01-14-2013 09:55 AM

How easy is it to replace my laptop HD wth this unit. Will a backup to external drive be sufficient to do the swap?

novemberr 01-14-2013 09:56 AM

Will this fit x61s?

ap70 01-14-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ocluzie (Post 56838178)
Does it fit a Macbook pro mid 2010?

Crucial M4 fits in a Macbook Pro mid 2010. Guessing this one should be similar. You probably will need to buy mounting hardware and move CD/DVD drive to external.

m00ky 01-14-2013 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnicholson1437 (Post 56839196)
Anyone know the easiest way to make this work with a 2011 iMac? Should I install it in place of the internal drive or buy a thunderbolt enclosure?

I would not make a measly 240GB harddrive into an external drive. If you want to speed up your start up/ shut down and how quickly applications launch, then get an SSD and install it as the internal drive. Take the 500GB that comes out and use it as an external drive for storage of photos, music, etc. Otherwise, get a bigger drive for an external if you want to go that route.

m00ky 01-14-2013 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DealMayhem (Post 56839378)
How easy is it to replace my laptop HD wth this unit. Will a backup to external drive be sufficient to do the swap?

It's plug and play. What will you need to backup? You ideally would be replacing the internal drive with this one, so you can then just hook up your old internal drive as a slave or external to recover all your needed data. I would also suggest a clean install of the OS on this drive as opposed to attempts at ghosting or imaging.

khemical 01-14-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnicholson1437 (Post 56839196)
Anyone know the easiest way to make this work with a 2011 iMac? Should I install it in place of the internal drive or buy a thunderbolt enclosure?

Install it UNDER the optical drive. Leave in the HDD and Optical drive. There is plenty of room to do this (be sure to route the cables correctly). At least, that is what I did.

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:09 AM

terrible frontpage deal
average sale price for this 21 month old dated SF-2281 based solid state drive

ParoXsitiC 01-14-2013 10:09 AM

Lately I've been working with a database in the GB's, I've been create a ramdisk from my 8GB of ram and it clearly smokes any SSD on the market ten fold.

However, the database has got so big that I need more than 6 GB. So I got one of these. Overall snappier PC is upside as well, with much needed read/write when I need it. The only issue is that I normally need 1 TB for my C:\ - a 256 GB drive will let me be more mindful what I really need on my PC (or ill just offload it to my 2 TB external)

Benchmarks of this SSD are good, seems to outperform OCZ Vertex 4 which was labeled as a tier 1 drive by tomshardware.

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56839120)
Go to the link below. Tom's hardware has always provided honest reviews.

LOL no they haven't. They've been biased towards their advertisers since 2002ish.

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56839120)
Basically broken down as follows, with drives in each tier being roughly equal and each subsequent tier representing a 10% drop in performance:

SSD Performance Hierarchy Chart
Tier 1
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND
Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB
Plextor M3 Pro 128 GB/256 GB
OCZ Vertex 4 512/256 GB
OCZ Vector 512/256 GB
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB/256 GB
Tier 2
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND
Corsair Neutron GTX 256 GB
Samsung 840 250 GB
Plextor M3 128 GB/256 GB
Tier 3
Crucial m4 256 GB
Corsair Neutron 256 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB
120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND
240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Async ONFi NAND
Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB
OCZ Agility 4 256 GB
Tier 4
-
Tier 5
Crucial m4 128 GB
Intel SSD 330 180 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 64 GB
120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND
Tier 6
Intel SSD 330 120 GB
Samsung 840 120 GB
Samsung 470 SSD 256 GB
Tier 7
240 GB first-gen SandForce SSDs
Intel SSD 320 300 GB
Samsung 470 SSD 128 GB
120 GB & 180 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Async ONFi NAND
OCZ Agility 4 120 GB
Tier 8
-
Tier 9
Crucial m4 64 GB
Intel SSD 320 160 GB
Intel SSD 520 60 GB
Tier 10
Intel SSD 320 80 GB
Intel SSD 330 60 GB
60 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs (with Sync or Async ONFi NAND)
120 GB first-gen SandForce SSDs
OCZ Agility 4 64 GB

Wrong again, the Neutron GTX, 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, and LAMD controllers are in a much faster tier than any type of SF-2281 drive/NAND combo. As these TechReport Drivebench/Filebench tests point out http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/5 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/6 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/7
The SF-2281 w/Intel Sync NAND is represented by the Corsair Force 3 GT

This is a dated drive for an average price. Save your money.

TheMoreYouKnow 01-14-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ParoXsitiC (Post 56839752)
Lately I've been working with a database in the GB's, I've been create a ramdisk from my 8GB of ram and it clearly smokes any SSD on the market ten fold.

However, the database has got so big that I need more than 6 GB. So I got one of these. Overall snappier PC is upside as well, with much needed read/write when I need it. The only issue is that I normally need 1 TB for my C:\ - a 256 GB drive will let me be more mindful what I really need on my PC (or ill just offload it to my 2 TB external)

Benchmarks of this SSD are good, seems to outperform OCZ Vertex 4 which was labeled as a tier 1 drive by tomshardware.

This just beats the higher-end Vertex 4 using ATTO benchmark. But once you start doing in-compressible data or other possible worst case scenario; like what CystalDiskMark, or AS SSD does, or even comparing by actual IOP, this drive perform like most SandForce controllers does--just good enough.

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/sto...gb/?page=6

SanDisk just released their new Ultra series, so the Extreme will be dropping in price--as seen here. A lot of manufactures are switching to a more reliable controller other than SandForce, but again, there isn't much too wrong with SandForce controllers (at least their latest generations ones).

jnicholson1437 01-14-2013 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56839520)
I would not make a measly 240GB harddrive into an external drive. If you want to speed up your start up/ shut down and how quickly applications launch, then get an SSD and install it as the internal drive. Take the 500GB that comes out and use it as an external drive for storage of photos, music, etc. Otherwise, get a bigger drive for an external if you want to go that route.

thanks for the info. I just talked to engineer I work with (I work at a TV station) and he said sandisk ssd arent that great for MACs internally anyway. He recommended OWC ssds for internal. I may try and cancel order and hold out for a good deal on a 500gb OWC.

Quote:

Originally Posted by khemical (Post 56839716)
Install it UNDER the optical drive. Leave in the HDD and Optical drive. There is plenty of room to do this (be sure to route the cables correctly). At least, that is what I did.

That sounds amazing! Do you have a tutorial for this or no where I can find one?

zeth006 01-14-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by intence01 (Post 56836908)
Good deal, was about to post this, but yuugotserved beat me to it :)

Better deal IMO than the Ultra that was posted last week. For some reason prices of these drives have gone up. They used to routinely go for $160ish but no are about $20 more. $150 is very nice.


2013 trend. Analysts have been predicting an uptick in NAND and DRAM prices in 2013.

TheLoCoRaven 01-14-2013 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by intence01 (Post 56836908)
Good deal, was about to post this, but yuugotserved beat me to it :)

Better deal IMO than the Ultra that was posted last week. For some reason prices of these drives have gone up. They used to routinely go for $160ish but no are about $20 more. $150 is very nice.


So in other words, You Got Served!!!

m00ky 01-14-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56839998)
LOL no they haven't. They've been biased towards their advertisers since 2002ish.


Wrong again, the Neutron GTX, 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, and LAMD controllers are in a much faster tier than any type of SF-2281 drive/NAND combo. As these TechReport Drivebench/Filebench tests point out http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/5 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/6 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/7
The SF-2281 w/Intel Sync NAND is represented by the Corsair Force 3 GT

This is a dated drive for an average price. Save your money.

Fanboy alert. You can see in the scatterplot (that you provided) that the force 3 has one of the top price/performance ratios out of all the drives you mentioned.

MitulP5935 01-14-2013 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by intence01 (Post 56836908)
Good deal, was about to post this, but yuugotserved beat me to it :)

Better deal IMO than the Ultra that was posted last week. For some reason prices of these drives have gone up. They used to routinely go for $160ish but no are about $20 more. $150 is very nice.

one might say, "You got yougotserved!!!!"

microkelvin 01-14-2013 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56839744)
terrible frontpage deal
average sale price for this 21 month old dated SF-2281 based solid state drive

i agree. i thought 50 cents/gig is a standard price for SSD now a day (with old tech). if this price is for Intel SSD, then it's a good deal.

lizardman162006 01-14-2013 10:41 AM

I have one of these in my asus G73, pretty good drive for the money. Luckily I got in when it was around $102 from staples, but that deal is long gone.

slicksder 01-14-2013 10:42 AM

I got the Intel 330 240GB drive for $139 around Thanksgiving from Newegg. Is it comparable to this one? They are both sandforce right? I am just thinking about whether there is any reason to buy this one and sell my Intel?

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56840438)
Fanboy alert. You can see in the scatterplot (that you provided) that the force 3 has one of the top price/performance ratios out of all the drives you mentioned.

Those plots are over 3 weeks old, which is a decade in SSD time.....and they basically say buy a Vector

m00ky 01-14-2013 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56839998)
LOL no they haven't. They've been biased towards their advertisers since 2002ish.


Wrong again, the Neutron GTX, 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, and LAMD controllers are in a much faster tier than any type of SF-2281 drive/NAND combo. As these TechReport Drivebench/Filebench tests point out http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/5 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/6 http://techreport.com/review/2399...reviewed/7
The SF-2281 w/Intel Sync NAND is represented by the Corsair Force 3 GT

This is a dated drive for an average price. Save your money.

Again, quoted from the article you provided.

Quote:

The thing is, I'm not sure how many of them are going to be willing to shell out $270 for the 840 Pro Series 256GB. Similarly sized SSDs are available for closer to $200, and while they may not match the 840 Pro in all our benchmarks, they should feel every bit as fast in the real world. For most desktop tasks, the performance differences between mid-range and high-end SSDs are relatively small.

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56840710)
Again, quoted from the article you provided.

so why pay this much for a drive that has no real good qualities, has costs less, will cost much less, and will have newer/faster/cheaper alternatives?

bob61 01-14-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DealMayhem (Post 56839378)
How easy is it to replace my laptop HD wth this unit. Will a backup to external drive be sufficient to do the swap?

External backup won't work as you need to clone your OS to your new drive - or do a clean load of OS to your SSD and then load your programs and copy over your data. I posted this deal on cable/software package I used - 2 hours for copy and install of SSD was clean boot up, insanely simple with this package, was worth the $13.

m00ky 01-14-2013 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56840708)
Those plots are over 3 weeks old, which is a decade in SSD time.....and they basically say buy a Vector

You realize that people looking for a value on slickdeals for an SSD are not going to be (for the most part) power users or early adopters. They likely still have HDD and want to make the conversion to speed up everyday computing. Saying that this SSD is not worth the money is just childish.

m00ky 01-14-2013 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56840750)
so why pay this much for a drive that has no real good qualities, has costs less, will cost much less, and will have newer/faster/cheaper alternatives?

Using this ideaology you would never buy a computer or computer parts, ever. Moore's Law would over shadow every single purchase you intended to make until you were dead, for the foreseeable future at least.

bob61 01-14-2013 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by by4x5 (Post 56837886)
really tempted but I know nothing about how to replace these on a laptop. is it easy to transfer over an entire HD?

Was real easy - see my post above regarding cable/software package I used to clone/transfer my HD to SSD.

CoBrA2168 01-14-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 56838322)
Here's the deal for Crucial M4:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5797026-256-GB-Crucial-M4-SSD-140-at-Amazon-Warehouse-Deals

It lasted like 1.5 hour or so.

Oh, I do remember seeing that deal now. I didn't jump because I'm in the market for 128GB. Thanks though.

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56840888)
Using this ideaology you would never buy a computer or computer parts, ever. Moore's Law would over shadow every single purchase you intended to make until you were dead, for the foreseeable future at least.

This is a 21 month old product......most people who want a good slickdeal should know better than to buy a product at the end of its life, for an average sale price.
There are certainly proper times to buy technology. For SF2281 drives, right now is'nt one of them. Have fun wasting your money and misleading people.

KarateB0b 01-14-2013 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slicksder (Post 56840594)
I got the Intel 330 240GB drive for $139 around Thanksgiving from Newegg. Is it comparable to this one? They are both sandforce right? I am just thinking about whether there is any reason to buy this one and sell my Intel?

Yes, 330 is SF based. There's absolutely no reason to do that.

oopsz 01-14-2013 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slicksder (Post 56840594)
I got the Intel 330 240GB drive for $139 around Thanksgiving from Newegg. Is it comparable to this one? They are both sandforce right? I am just thinking about whether there is any reason to buy this one and sell my Intel?

Keep the intel. Intel reliability is top notch.

maddoggyusa 01-14-2013 11:00 AM

you can't win Karate.... I been praising the new Samsung 840 (non-pro) and the response is they are "unknown reliability"

The 250 GB Samsung 840 was $144 shipped a few weeks ago... until there is a better deal most of these SSD deals lately look luke-warm and don't belong on the front page. A used SSD for $140??? what a joke.

m00ky 01-14-2013 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 56840970)
This is a 21 month old product......most people who want a good slickdeal should know better than to buy a product at the end of its life, for an average sale price.
There are certainly proper times to buy technology. For SF2281 drives, right now is'nt one of them. Have fun wasting your money and misleading people.

Right, because your opinion of this product is more legitimate than the majority of the slickdeals community, who thumbed this deal up and caused it to be moved to the front page. Personally, I am using an 840 pro currently and somewhat regret the purchase. Performance gains are negligible and I would have been just as well off sticking with the drive with a slight performance drop that costs 3/4 of what 840 pro. I would rather other individuals not make that same mistake. This is a deal forum, not a tech forum, not a computer enthusiasts forum, not a gaming forum.

DealMayhem 01-14-2013 11:01 AM

Thanks, got one. Seems to be an easy approach. Gracias man!!!


Quote:

Originally Posted by bob61 (Post 56840754)
External backup won't work as you need to clone your OS to your new drive - or do a clean load of OS to your SSD and then load your programs and copy over your data. I posted this deal on cable/software package I used - 2 hours for copy and install of SSD was clean boot up, insanely simple with this package, was worth the $13.


KarateB0b 01-14-2013 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56841134)
Right, because your opinion of this product is more legitimate than the majority of the slickdeals community, who thumbed this deal up and caused it to be moved to the front page. Personally, I am using an 840 pro currently and somewhat regret the purchase. Performance gains are negligible and I would have been just as well off sticking with the drive with a slight performance drop that costs 3/4 of what 840 pro. I would rather other individuals not make that same mistake. This is a deal forum, not a tech forum, not a computer enthusiasts forum, not a gaming forum.

Yes, the 840 pro is a foolish purchase. Samsung gougoues on their price and the 830s and sub-$0.50/gig SF drives have been uch better deals since those were introduced. This is a deal forum, and this product is nearing the end of it's retail life, meaning the deal is shitty.

TheMoreYouKnow 01-14-2013 11:35 AM

The regular Samsung 840 bare drive is $175ish at Microcenter and about $180 on NewEgg--though, that is a bit more than this SanDisk Extreme, but also a bit more in performance and reliability. But, most ppl wouldn't be able to tell the difference between most of these drives--unless they were just benching.

zippyzap 01-14-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MitulP5935 (Post 56840468)
one might say, "You got yougotserved!!!!"

Department of Redundancy Department :bounce:

Quote:

Originally Posted by slicksder (Post 56840594)
I got the Intel 330 240GB drive for $139 around Thanksgiving from Newegg. Is it comparable to this one? They are both sandforce right? I am just thinking about whether there is any reason to buy this one and sell my Intel?

No reason. IIRC this drive benchmarks a bit faster, but not enough that you will notice a difference. Heck, that 10 tier Toms Hardware list from an earlier reply? Most average desktop users would not notice any performance difference in normal desktop use, without resorting to benchmarks.

The reason SSDs feel so much faster than HDDs is due to tens of thousands of IOPS with SSDs versus... hundreds??? with HDDs.

From a "lower tier" SSD to a "higher tier," the measurable differences of 550MB/s over 500MB/s, or 95,000 IOPS versus 75,000 IOPS isn't as noticeable as, say, an old Intel G2 SSD with 35,000 IOPS and 250MB/s versus a 7200RPM HDD with 100 IOPS and 130MB/s.

k-y 01-14-2013 12:06 PM

^ this

The rock stable Intel G2 SSD will still feel like night and day fast when you are upgrading from a conventional 7200rpm HD.

ViciousTide 01-14-2013 12:13 PM

So how do i put windows OS on to a SSD? It came with a transfer disc for files by not for a OS.

InvalidUserID 01-14-2013 12:18 PM

Any issue using this as a Steam gaming-only drive?

mimiga123 01-14-2013 12:24 PM

Not a 7mm ssd, pass! Wonder if there gonna be any 7mm deal......

LiquidIce 01-14-2013 12:35 PM

I bought this drive for my early 2011 Macbook Pro (15.4") on Black Friday for $130. It is a simple install for my MBP replacing the main hard drive. You can go to http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/ to see some of OWC's HDD video on how to replace your hard drive in a Mac (MBP, iMac and Mac Mini is covered).

You also should ensure you enable TRIM support on your Mac if you get an SSD http://digitaldj.net/2011/07/21/t...-for-lion/

You also want to make sure you're using the latest firmware for the Sandisk Extreme - the latest firmware fixes some issues with TRIM support - you want R211 or newer. http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers...ease-notes

R211m is only needed on older Macbook Pros that don't support SATA3.

I've been very happy with the Sandisk Extreme 240GB so far - it is significantly faster than the 5400rpm spinning HDD that came with my MBP. Can't compare it to anything else since I don't have any other SSDs. Obviously not sure about reliability in the long term - but the S.M.A.R.T. readings still show the life at 100% after 2 months of usage.

From what I've read the NAND chips in the Sandisk Extreme is Toggle NAND, which is one of the newer technologies for SSDs and also Sandisk is one of the few SSD providers that actually makes their own NAND. These are just differentiators of the Sandisk SSDs versus other brands which source their NAND chips from another company.

Also - it depends on the type of failure, but if the SSD failure is a result of the NAND chips reaching their end of life, they can no longer be written to - but they can still be read from, which means you wouldn't lose any data if this type of failure occurs. Other failures are of course possible, but typically write life is one of the important factors when considering reliability of SSDs. Just one difference between spinning disks and SSDs that is nice in the event that you do end up with a dead drive.

Padmakumara 01-14-2013 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnicholson1437 (Post 56839196)
Anyone know the easiest way to make this work with a 2011 iMac? Should I install it in place of the internal drive or buy a thunderbolt enclosure?

Easiest way is to clone your original hard disk onto this SSD to make an exact copy. You might need to buy the cable and software which isn't terribly expensive (maybe less than $50?). Then take the old hard disk out and put this new SSD in.

I took advantage of the Buy.com deal 256GB Sandisk (not Extreme) SSD for $140 couple weeks ago. It gives me Windows 7 Experience score of 7.3 which isn't too bad. I heard ppl getting score of 7.7 but I don't care too much about it. Don't need world class speed. It's only running Windows after all.

I think for $10 more this is good deal. I think any SSD is better than HDD so in my opinion just having a SSD (even though it slower) with a big capacity less than $150 is good deal.

adamowens798 01-14-2013 12:49 PM

Just placed the order. Waiting for my stuff now

MixMasterP2K3 01-14-2013 01:29 PM

Got an error when checking out, OOS maybe?

Tarbo 01-14-2013 01:30 PM

In for one! Not really a slick deal with tax or at $150, but nonetheless this is still a great price for the extreme model! I bought the Amazon Warhouse Crucial m4 256GB for $140+tax yesterday , then cancelled it last night because I wasn't sure if Micron would honor the warranty of a "used item". For an extra $10, this will do. Performance should be decent on this model as well.

AkumaX 01-14-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mimiga123 (Post 56843508)
Not a 7mm ssd, pass! Wonder if there gonna be any 7mm deal......

Try Samsung 830 deals

awursta 01-14-2013 01:37 PM

Anyone have one of these in their PS3. If so did you see much of a difference from the old 5400rpm drive that was in there?

ryk1998 01-14-2013 01:39 PM

running for 3 months 24 hours a day in my desktop without a hiccup...very pleased thus far....for pricing perspective and yes time machine fantasies....$95 from staples around 5 months ago with $25 coupon cashback...one day sale that went very fast early am

fyu 01-14-2013 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AkumaX (Post 56845550)
Try Samsung 830 deals

I think we missed those. I need a ssd now and I haven't seen a decent 830 deal in weeks.

m00ky 01-14-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 56845736)
I think we missed those. I need a ssd now and I haven't seen a decent 830 deal in weeks.

It will be difficult to find 830s at an aggressive price point now as most online retailers have stopped listing them, 840 is 7mm.

m00ky 01-14-2013 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awursta (Post 56845632)
Anyone have one of these in their PS3. If so did you see much of a difference from the old 5400rpm drive that was in there?

It will speed up DLC and Patch installations and downloads, game load times, etc. but you don't need to get an expensive sata3 drive like this one. Go for a cheaper sata1 drive and keep the extra money in your pocket as PS3 won't untilize the extra throughput.

awursta 01-14-2013 01:56 PM

Cool. Thanks for the reply!

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00ky (Post 56846130)
It will speed up DLC and Patch installations and downloads, game load times, etc. but you don't need to get an expensive sata3 drive like this one. Go for a cheaper sata1 drive and keep the extra money in your pocket as PS3 won't untilize the extra throughput.


AkumaX 01-14-2013 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 56845736)
I think we missed those. I need a ssd now and I haven't seen a decent 830 deal in weeks.

I don't have a list of drives that are 7mm, but here's what I could remember:

Intel X25/320 Series (G1/G2/G3)
OCZ Vertez 3 (7mm version)
Crucial M4 (7mm version)
Samsung 830/840
SanDisk Ultra Plus (brand new)

Tarbo 01-14-2013 02:37 PM

Informative review:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/20...e_review/1

Kind of a bummer after reading this:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/20...e_review/8
^It seems to slow down a lot over time...

Conclusion
http://www.hardocp.com/article/20..._review/10

I'm happy with my purchase since this will be my first SSD, and I no longer have the patience to wait for the perfect deal and brand. Although I do kind of regret not getting the Samsung 840 250GB for $144 with a free copy of Assassins Creed 3 a few weeks ago!

rexb 01-14-2013 03:30 PM

missed it :(

bob61 01-14-2013 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jnicholson1437 (Post 56839196)
Anyone know the easiest way to make this work with a 2011 iMac? Should I install it in place of the internal drive or buy a thunderbolt enclosure?

See my post in this thread. For $13 (after $5 MIR) you get the cable and software to easily copy over your current drive/OS. Works with Mac or WIndows.

Jetlitheone 01-14-2013 05:07 PM

Amazing price.

jnicholson1437 01-14-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob61 (Post 56848680)
See my post in this thread. For $13 (after $5 MIR) you get the cable and software to easily copy over your current drive/OS. Works with Mac or WIndows.

Thank you. I will look into it though I think I may just use it externally till I get a great deal on 500gb OWC or Intel SSD for an internal drive.

theradiantchild 01-15-2013 04:44 AM

will this be night and day difference between a regular 7200rpm hard drive?

jbguest 01-15-2013 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwcdis (Post 56837412)
i've reliability issues with SanDisk ssds from my experience. Also I believe this one does not come with a mounting bracket if you plan to use it for your desktop.
It's decently priced. Has been lower in the past but who knows when we will see the $140 price again.

I'd personally hold off for the Intel 520 or Samsung 840 Pro all benchmark better but slightly more expensive.

Thanks Kwik. Where do you go for benchmarks?

Mehdi84 01-15-2013 08:05 AM

I bought one of these for $170 a while back and was very pleased. I'm now tempted to buy a second one to put it in RAID 0. Has anyone tried doing so?

ciris 01-15-2013 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theradiantchild (Post 56857474)
will this be night and day difference between a regular 7200rpm hard drive?

Hells yeah!....well, thats if have you have it connected to a Sata 3 controller, preferably Intel.

sneasle 01-15-2013 08:22 PM

Can anyone make me a recommendation for a 60-80gb SSD that I can use as a boot drive for a server box? I've not been keeping up with the tech and I'm not up on which flavor of NAND is the most reliable at this point.

Padmakumara 01-19-2013 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sneasle (Post 56878656)
Can anyone make me a recommendation for a 60-80gb SSD that I can use as a boot drive for a server box? I've not been keeping up with the tech and I'm not up on which flavor of NAND is the most reliable at this point.

Crucial is one of the most popular on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-m4-...ywords=ssd

This Samsung is pretty good too: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Ser...92116011_3


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