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256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (MZ-7PD256BW) $214.99 + Free Shipping
 
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Selma 01-15-2013 02:20 AM

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Solid State Drive $215
 
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...147193-L0C
Code: EMCNJJE22

Gynecomastia 01-15-2013 05:22 AM

Bleh would of got this in instead of the Crucial deal I got last week. What to do what to do.

rangerlg 01-15-2013 05:53 AM

I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on this one. Not sure if the price is super slick though.

Mo786 01-15-2013 05:54 AM

I think this is the lowest it's ever been for the 256 840 PRO.

rangerlg 01-15-2013 06:00 AM

Pulled the trigger. Free 2 day with Shop Runner is nice too. Replacing a 60GB Crucial M4.

chanceusc 01-15-2013 06:02 AM

I wish the 512s would hit or come close to this price point.

Cherub 01-15-2013 06:21 AM

This is the best price so far. Yes, it will be much cheaper later. Yes, it will be replaced by something better. Thus goes the world of tech. In for 1.

hp79 01-15-2013 07:55 AM

Yup.. it is the lowest we've seen. I also believe it can go lower, but just don't know when. I'm guessing when other manufacturers release newer models, it'll be cheaper. But right now, it looks like 840 pro is the king of SSDs. I'll buy this when it goes below $200, or when there's a drastic drop in price.

mimiga123 01-15-2013 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by hp79 (Post 56860536)
Yup.. it is the lowest we've seen. I also believe it can go lower, but just don't know when. I'm guessing when other manufacturers release newer models, it'll be cheaper. But right now, it looks like 840 pro is the king of SSDs. I'll buy this when it goes below $200, or when there's a drastic drop in price.

Actually the price of SSDs is going up...... Don't know why.

TheMoreYouKnow 01-15-2013 08:36 AM

JUST IN TIME, Thx! This is the trend of newer SSD, they are switching to either their own controller or a different one other than SandForce.

The highest rating drive according to Hexus.net review.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/sto...ies-250gb/

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 09:16 AM

Haha, so it was written... on slickdeals you will be screwed when you think a "deal" is a deal but then you find out there's an even better deal the next day. I feel sorry for the people who bought it for $230 yesterday at BHphotovideo and for $220 at macmall yesterday. I was able to cancel my macmall order this morning to get it for $215 today. Thanks OP! I just hope it isn't $210 tomorrow. Grrrrr!

ko300zx 01-15-2013 10:00 AM

Am I missing something with all these 840 PRO posts? Performance benchmarks show it as a negligible improvement over the preceding 830. Why is it worth the $70 more when there will be no noticeable real world difference?

ArthurSpooner 01-15-2013 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56862480)
Haha, so it was written... on slickdeals you will be screwed when you think a "deal" is a deal but then you find out there's an even better deal the next day. I feel sorry for the people who bought it for $230 yesterday at BHphotovideo and for $220 at macmall yesterday. I was able to cancel my macmall order this morning to get it for $215 today. Thanks OP! I just hope it isn't $210 tomorrow. Grrrrr!


:lmao: - yea -
Or how some1 buys a cable for 20clams at best buy...
only to find out iceMonkey has it for 8$ ... lightning anyone :rolleyes:
http://www.icemonkey.com/iphone-5...ll-charger


*Haven't bought anything at BB since like ever... :P

luknotluck 01-15-2013 10:04 AM

Is it still considered a deal even with tax?

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ko300zx (Post 56863680)
Am I missing something with all these 840 PRO posts? Performance benchmarks show it as a negligible improvement over the preceding 830. Why is it worth the $70 more when there will be no noticeable real world difference?

Your 830 only comes with a 3 year warranty, this comes with a 5 year warranty, this is one of the fastest drives available AND it includes AES 256-bit full-disk encryption.

downspout 01-15-2013 10:16 AM

Wait for the "pro" premium to die down. The performance benefit from these does not justify their price for 99% of us.

Happy as heck here with my .50/GB striped 120s.

rbreding 01-15-2013 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ArthurSpooner (Post 56863732)
:lmao: - yea -
Or how some1 buys a cable for 20clams at best buy...
only to find out iceMonkey has it for 8$ ... lightning anyone :rolleyes:
http://www.icemonkey.com/iphone-5...ll-charger


*Haven't bought anything at BB since like ever... :P


I like how this link generates a malicious web exploit....

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by rbreding (Post 56864676)
I like how this link generates a malicious web exploit....

Ummm, how? The link goes directly to icemoney's website. I've never heard of the website before but it seems to be legit according to google. I think your just being a nutjob, like your username's title. ;)

ko300zx 01-15-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56864062)
Your 830 only comes with a 3 year warranty, this comes with a 5 year warranty, this is one of the fastest drives available AND it includes AES 256-bit full-disk encryption.

Nothing in my comp case is over 3 years old. I don't see an additional 2 years holding any value with the rate of technology advancement. Speed difference is not noticeable and software based encryption is still available for those who don't find it absolutely imperative to have data encrypted in real-time.

If warranty and encryption are necessity, then perhaps this is a good deal. Otherwise, I still don't see it.

ArthurSpooner 01-15-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56865050)
Ummm, how? The link goes directly to icemoney's website. I've never heard of the website before but it seems to be legit according to google. I think your just being a nutjob, like your username's title. ;)

I know right... Case in point..

Don't know exactly who owns who - but DailySteals & IceMonkey (luv the name) are One.
I've bought from DS plenty times, Sloooow shipping, but Friday's are FS, plus no tax.
IMonk always FS, no tax, even better deals...

Is good to spread the l-o-v-e on sites like these...

*I'm currently waiting for refund from DS on a defective plantronics BT set.

the more you know :bulb:

Ignatius 01-15-2013 11:04 AM

Ugh, I bought these on Friday last week and they've already been shipped out... doubt Newegg CS would reimburse. :/

Graphikzking 01-15-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Ignatius (Post 56865326)
Ugh, I bought these on Friday last week and they've already been shipped out... doubt Newegg CS would reimburse. :/

Check with your credit card. Rarely spoken of, even on slickdeals, is the credit card price protection.

Some cards require it to be the same store, while others I believe allow you to price match other stores. Might be a little trouble for only $10-15 but might be worth trying out if your card does it.

http://creditcardforum.com/blog/a...rotection/

Arreo 01-15-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ko300zx (Post 56863680)
Am I missing something with all these 840 PRO posts? Performance benchmarks show it as a negligible improvement over the preceding 830. Why is it worth the $70 more when there will be no noticeable real world difference?

1. It is getting increasingly hard to find 830's for sale at a reasonable price.

2. See attached pictures for spec comparisons. There are some fairly sizable ones.

Samsung is rightly the king of SSDs at the moment because they control every part of making their SSDs, from fab to design all of the parts are made by Samsung. Which means they have a big advantage because they don't have to work with anyone else's technology. The 840 Pro is pretty much universally regarded as the best SSD one the market today.

This is a great price, if I didn't already own one (paid $240 a couple of months ago) I would buy it.

Ignatius 01-15-2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Graphikzking (Post 56865514)
Check with your credit card. Rarely spoken of, even on slickdeals, is the credit card price protection.

Some cards require it to be the same store, while others I believe allow you to price match other stores. Might be a little trouble for only $10-15 but might be worth trying out if your card does it.

http://creditcardforum.com/blog/a...rotection/

It'd be $70 altogether, since I bought two at full price. Although I doubt Newegg's own card would do it, since I used that. Ah well, might as well ask and see.

vettefan8 01-15-2013 11:26 AM

If I remember correctly, the 840 Pros consume a ton less power than the 830s which won't matter for most desktop users but it should make a nice difference on battery life for an ultrabook.

Ignatius 01-15-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Ignatius (Post 56865716)
It'd be $70 altogether, since I bought two at full price. Although I doubt Newegg's own card would do it, since I used that. Ah well, might as well ask and see.

So I spoke to a CS and they agreed to do a one-time exception because of the price drop and coupon code, so I got $50 back out of the $70. Not bad considering.

dineshbabumm 01-15-2013 11:31 AM

$5 cheaper on ebay - http://slickdeals.net/f/5800476-256GB-Samsung-840-Pro-Series-2-5-SATA-III-MLC-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-SSD-MZ-7PD256BW-210-Free-Shipping

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56862480)
Haha, so it was written... on slickdeals you will be screwed when you think a "deal" is a deal but then you find out there's an even better deal the next day. I feel sorry for the people who bought it for $230 yesterday at BHphotovideo and for $220 at macmall yesterday. I was able to cancel my macmall order this morning to get it for $215 today. Thanks OP! I just hope it isn't $210 tomorrow. Grrrrr!

&#$%Y&$%Y$%Y&%$!!!!!!!!!! Fuuuuuuuuuuuu. I hate my life. Newegg already shipped my items too. :(

I'll buy it on ebay then Amazon will sell it for $199.99. Just you watch. **scared**

xcopy 01-15-2013 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mimiga123 (Post 56861436)
Actually the price of SSDs is going up...... Don't know why.


Not if you can believe Crucial (I think it's them).

According to CES reports, they're releasing a 1TB SSD for $600 list price in the next 1-2 months... Of course 500GB and down will be less as well.

Don't spend a lot of money on these small drives now if you can wait...

mimiga123 01-15-2013 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by xcopy (Post 56866314)
Not if you can believe Crucial (I think it's them).

According to CES reports, they're releasing a 1TB SSD for $600 list price in the next 1-2 months... Of course 500GB and down will be less as well.

Don't spend a lot of money on these small drives now if you can wait...

On late 2012, the 256G samsung 830 is about $140.... Now, it is out of stock.
On late 2012, a $130 256G SSD could appear on front page, now, $160 can.
I have been waiting too long since last year. My new Lenovo T430s will come two weeks later. So I will pull the trigger.

ko300zx 01-15-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Arreo (Post 56865552)
1. It is getting increasingly hard to find 830's for sale at a reasonable price.

2. See attached pictures for spec comparisons. There are some fairly sizable ones.

Samsung is rightly the king of SSDs at the moment because they control every part of making their SSDs, from fab to design all of the parts are made by Samsung. Which means they have a big advantage because they don't have to work with anyone else's technology. The 840 Pro is pretty much universally regarded as the best SSD one the market today.

This is a great price, if I didn't already own one (paid $240 a couple of months ago) I would buy it.

Got my 256gb 830 for around 160 around Xmas. Stopped paying attention to deals around then but if a deal can't be had on an 830 for around that same 160 mark, I can see leaning towards an 840 pro as the price gap closes, but it would need to be fairly close to the same price.

I very well know that it is considered the best on the market but prices are still steep IMO relative to similarly performing alternatives. Benchmark tests put it at the top, but not by much and most sites that run these tests repeatedly state that differences are not noticeable in real world applications between the drives.

If availability of cheaper alternatives is a problem, then this becomes a more favorable deal.

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3302.html

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Remember also that the SSDs at the top of our benchmarks are all very fast. We'd bet money that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Samsung's 830 and 840 Pro in an average desktop environment, on two systems sitting next to each other. The point is that you want an SSD in your machine. Making that jump from magnetic to solid-state storage is huge. From there, reliability, capacity, and cost are probably your biggest concerns. It's good to know you have the fastest SSD around, but when second-fastest is still very fast, the distinction isn't as meaningful.

mimiga123 01-15-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ko300zx (Post 56866752)
Got my 256gb 830 for around 160 around Xmas. Stopped paying attention to deals around then but if a deal can't be had on an 830 for around that same 160 mark, I can see leaning towards an 840 pro as the price gap closes, but it would need to be fairly close to the same price.

I very well know that it is considered the best on the market but prices are still steep IMO relative to similarly performing alternatives. Benchmark tests put it at the top, but not by much and most sites that run these tests repeatedly state that differences are not noticeable in real world applications between the drives.

If availability of cheaper alternatives is a problem, then this becomes a more favorable deal.

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3302.html

But you know, there is not too many 830 on the market right now. I would prefer a 830 deal, however, nobody can guarantee there will be one.

TheMoreYouKnow 01-15-2013 12:52 PM

What is the point of arguing over an 830 versus 840 with "performance?" The 840 is atleast 100MB/s or more on some benches. Maybe in real world performances, it doesn't matter too much--but that can be said for almost any decent SSDs. Almost all Sandforce 2281 performs the same, but yet some cost much more. The same can be said about these MDX, or Marvell or Sandforce controllers that are about the same classes. Ppl will barely notice much difference, other than from a couple to a few seconds differences.

This is a great price, once the code expire--it will go back up since the 840 series is relativity new. If you don't like the 840, it still doesn't make this not a slick deal. It is still one of the best price NOW. Go troll something else, it is like ppl are trying to compare one V8 car to another V8 car.


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