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iconian 01-15-2013 12:26 PM

256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (MZ-7PD256BW) $210 + Free Shipping
 
adorama via ebay [ebay.com]

$209.99 + free shipping

santiagoanders 01-15-2013 12:28 PM

Price WARS!

ctown209 01-15-2013 12:34 PM

Nice....should hit FP any minute!

LukFilm 01-15-2013 12:37 PM

Weren't 256GB SSDs like $150-$170 a while back? Did prices go back up?

Indio22 01-15-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by santiagoanders (Post 56865994)
Price WARS!

Yeah, this thing seems to be bumping down a few dollars, every few hours. Keeps firing off one of my old price alerts, lol. About time prices started falling again - I got 830 models this size for $165 a few months ago.

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 12:39 PM

797 are available as of right now.

mimiga123 01-15-2013 12:40 PM

Not sure if it is necessary to but this over 840 for additional 50-60 dollars...... since the improvement of the speed is not noticeable.

santiagoanders 01-15-2013 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mimiga123 (Post 56866222)
Not sure if it is necessary to but this over 840 for additional 50-60 dollars...... since the improvement of the speed is not noticeable.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Pr...678?vs=665

Looks like sequential write is almost twice as fast. That should be noticeable on large files.

Also the reliability is much better. 840 uses TLC NAND. Also the pro has a 5 year warranty.

AND nobody is selling the 840 for $160 right now, let alone $150, so I don't understand your mention of 50-60 dollars.

vip00 01-15-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LukFilm (Post 56866146)
Weren't 256GB SSDs like $150-$170 a while back? Did prices go back up?

Yes, storage prices in general have crept up over the last couple of months. There was a glut of cheap SSDs in Oct/Nov and HDD bottomed out in early Dec. This is only a hot deal if you need to buy now and can't wait. But then again, holding off on buying for new tech to come out and drive down prices of existing tech isn't really what SD is about ;)

D.8256 01-15-2013 01:07 PM

Would Samsung honor their warranty from an authorized dealer on eBay? Am I better off with the $215 (plus tax) deal from Newegg if I want to be sure I get more than a 30 day warranty? Anyone have any previous experience with this sorta thing?

lonelyassassin 01-15-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LukFilm (Post 56866146)
Weren't 256GB SSDs like $150-$170 a while back? Did prices go back up?

Errr no. That was for the 830 or 840 non-Pro.

This is the PRO version. I think this is the lowest it's ever been.

Indio22 01-15-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by santiagoanders (Post 56866378)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Pr...678?vs=665

Looks like sequential write is almost twice as fast. That should be noticeable on large files.

Also the reliability is much better. 840 uses TLC NAND. Also the pro has a 5 year warranty.

AND nobody is selling the 840 for $160 right now, let alone $150, so I don't understand your mention of 50-60 dollars.

Well, the regular 840 has been in the $160 range within the last week or so. Makes sense to compare recent pricing. Some people need the capacity more than the ultimate speed. But as you point out, some people also don't care for the NAND type in the regular 840 models, particularly the rated life. I think we need OCZ to come back with all those deals, if only to help drive prices back down on all the drives. :nod:

Lopportunity 01-15-2013 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by D.8256 (Post 56866862)
Would Samsung honor their warranty from an authorized dealer on eBay? Am I better off with the $215 (plus tax) deal from Newegg if I want to be sure I get more than a 30 day warranty? Anyone have any previous experience with this sorta thing?

Good question. Having dealt with Samsung warranties with laptops and monitors, they tend to not care where you bought it. I'd like to know this as well, just to be certain.

deadmau 01-15-2013 01:21 PM

To all the people asking why this is "50-60 dollars" more, this is the 840 PRO! You're talking about the high-end best in class consumer drive, the price premium is because it's the best. These are the lowest prices it's ever been, and damn these constant alerts.

lightsout565 01-15-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indio22 (Post 56866154)
Yeah, this thing seems to be bumping down a few dollars, every few hours. Keeps firing off one of my old price alerts, lol. About time prices started falling again - I got 830 models this size for $165 a few months ago.

Jealous. If I had known I would have jumped at that price. It'll be a while before the 840 pro is available at that price. And since the 830 isn't made anymore, it looks like I'll be forever waiting.

ericchile 01-15-2013 01:31 PM

Crap... not sure if I can (should) cancel my newegg order for 5$ plus some ebay bucks...

boobernackle 01-15-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by D.8256 (Post 56866862)
Would Samsung honor their warranty from an authorized dealer on eBay? Am I better off with the $215 (plus tax) deal from Newegg if I want to be sure I get more than a 30 day warranty? Anyone have any previous experience with this sorta thing?

If Samsung ever gives you any problems, just call Adorama directly and ask them for a direct invoice to be sent to you.

Then use that invoice for any warranty issues.

doema 01-15-2013 01:47 PM

shows 13 sold as of this writing, should be more based on this price plus no tax for CA ppl.

tibarr 01-15-2013 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericchile (Post 56867528)
Crap... not sure if I can (should) cancel my newegg order for 5$ plus some ebay bucks...

Not worth it to me. Just going to stick with Newegg.

saghey 01-15-2013 01:54 PM

This is heating up. Wonder if Amazon is going to one up ebay/adorama now.

schizoid 01-15-2013 02:04 PM

I have an early Feb 2011 Macbook Pro. I believe that is only SATA II. Does that mean I don't need (can't use?) the world's fastest SSD? Are there cheaper alternatives out there that would see the same real-world performance, given the lack of SATA III? Does any of this matter?

Thanks + reps!

saghey 01-15-2013 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schizoid (Post 56868512)
I have an early Feb 2011 Macbook Pro. I believe that is only SATA II. Does that mean I don't need (can't use?) the world's fastest SSD? Are there cheaper alternatives out there that would see the same real-world performance, given the lack of SATA III? Does any of this matter?

Thanks + reps!

It's compatible but you won't receive the full performance of SATA3. Also, I am not sure if Apple specifies which SSD is compatible with it.

Keytomyheart 01-15-2013 02:26 PM

It's about time I retire my 830 which served 24/7 for god knows how long. Thanks for the nice deal. Really couldn't pass up since no tax for me :)

BoldIntrepid 01-15-2013 02:46 PM

Lol I got so many price alerts today too.

lavos 01-15-2013 02:52 PM

Bought... goodbye my old X25-M :)

JimboLodisC 01-15-2013 03:04 PM

I was originally in the market for an 830 a few months ago, but was never able to nab one quick enough. I jumped on this 840 Pro right after Xmas when it was $224+free shipping, so this is a new best as far as pricing for the 840 Pro.

Still annoys me that people chime in with "OMG why is dis so 'spensive?!?!" and "Wasn't this $160?!"... SAMSUNG. 840. PRO. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I feel like we're addressing the same idiots over and over again.

drymonkey 01-15-2013 03:06 PM

I have a feeling that if I buy this now, it will be $205 tomorrow and the SDer in me just won't let me do it :lol: :lmao:

jwcdis 01-15-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 56870594)
I have a feeling that if I buy this now, it will be $205 tomorrow and the SDer in me just won't let me do it :lol: :lmao:

the sd'er in me wants to buy this now because it probably won't be $205 tomorrow :lol:

ikisat 01-15-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimboLodisC (Post 56870530)
I was originally in the market for an 830 a few months ago, but was never able to nab one quick enough. I jumped on this 840 Pro right after Xmas when it was $224+free shipping, so this is a new best as far as pricing for the 840 Pro.

Still annoys me that people chime in with "OMG why is dis so 'spensive?!?!" and "Wasn't this $160?!"... SAMSUNG. 840. PRO. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I feel like we're addressing the same idiots over and over again.

It's quite likely that you are. If people don't have the reading comprehension to know the difference between 830, 840, and 840 Pro by now then they are quite likely just posting nonsense in the thread then posting the same nonsense in the next thread without ever even reading responses.

Greatbam 01-15-2013 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwcdis (Post 56871114)
the sd'er in me wants to buy this now because it probably won't be $205 tomorrow :lol:

Yeah It is hard to say when it will be available for this price again soon. I would see places putting it back up to 220's area. I would make more sense to say the least.

This has been on the market for only like 3 months so far. The 830 didn't really hit rock bottom prices until last month or November. Which was like 9 months after it initial became available.

Soooo maybe wait 6 months to save? 60$? I guess it all depends on your financial situation and how bad you need this drive.

SamS 01-15-2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lavos (Post 56870244)
Bought... goodbye my old X25-M :)

Ha! That was my first SSD. Still have it running in my W7 box. Seemed crazy fast at the time. I bought the 840 Pro last night via MacMall and plan to put it in my Mac mini. Wonder just how fast it'll seem compared to my X25-M. I think I paid $209 for the 80GB X25-M, about 2.5 years ago. I guess in 2 more years I can get a top-end 512GB for $200?

RogueAgent 01-15-2013 05:01 PM

Is this better better than the intel 520? same

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 56870594)
I have a feeling that if I buy this now, it will be $205 tomorrow and the SDer in me just won't let me do it :lol: :lmao:

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwcdis (Post 56871114)
the sd'er in me wants to buy this now because it probably won't be $205 tomorrow :lol:

You get about $4 ebay bucks back so it almost makes it $205. DO IT! hehe.

jwcdis 01-15-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 56877220)
You get about $4 ebay bucks back so it almost makes it $205. DO IT! hehe.

How do you get ebay bucks back? Educate me?

Genius4sho 01-15-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwcdis (Post 56879266)
How do you get ebay bucks back? Educate me?

Consider yourself educated: http://pages.ebay.com/rewards/faq.html

:woot:

hp79 01-15-2013 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogueAgent (Post 56873158)
Is this better better than the intel 520? same

Yes, samsung 840pro is better, but I wouldn't say far better.
Faster, uses less power, newer, speed doesn't drop for incompressible data (intel 520 uses Sandforce).
Both have good warranty, good reputation, fast speed, but I would go with Samsung 840pro if I can choose.

flecko 01-15-2013 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indio22 (Post 56866154)
Yeah, this thing seems to be bumping down a few dollars, every few hours. Keeps firing off one of my old price alerts, lol. About time prices started falling again - I got 830 models this size for $165 a few months ago.

If you have any new 830 ones, I'll buy one of ya! :omg:

heffe734 01-15-2013 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saghey (Post 56868898)
It's compatible but you won't receive the full performance of SATA3. Also, I am not sure if Apple specifies which SSD is compatible with it.

Is this true? I was about to jump on this drive until I read your post. I have the MC724LL/A version - which is the 2.7ghz version of the early 2011 model. Does this mean we could only use SATA II drives?


EDIT: I did some research and there's a few conflicting things. But I saw this article [macsales.com] and it looks like the 13' and 15' models are compatible with SATA III.

iluvu4eternity 01-16-2013 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indio22 (Post 56867056)
Well, the regular 840 has been in the $160 range within the last week or so. Makes sense to compare recent pricing. Some people need the capacity more than the ultimate speed. But as you point out, some people also don't care for the NAND type in the regular 840 models, particularly the rated life. I think we need OCZ to come back with all those deals, if only to help drive prices back down on all the drives. :nod:


Thumbs up 1++, OCZ needs to have more sales, they were the competitor that brought SSD prices low, pro/non-pro doesnt mean much since my heavy gaming is fast all together with an SSD. first ones to load all the time :D bring back the 130$ 240gb SSD!

vncal 01-16-2013 04:34 AM

Got one. Finally, found a good deal without having to pay tax :)

geost 01-16-2013 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogueAgent (Post 56873158)
Is this better better than the intel 520? same

They are both very good drives and you can't go wrong with either one IMO. They're so fast you probably won't notice the difference overall. I will note that the software that comes with the Intel 520 looks easier/better to use for SSD management/cloning than the 840 Pro.

I have the 520 in my desktop and the 840 Pro in my laptop. Highly recommend both and don't regret purchasing either one.

hp79 01-16-2013 09:16 AM

Hmm.. not that hot to the mass, plus people who wants a SSD already have one. Only 123 sold as of 8:12AM (PST). I'm gonna wait for lower price :)

scanchain 01-16-2013 10:04 AM

OOS.

Total sold 125 units.

Tweeqit2 01-16-2013 10:59 AM

Cheaper one popped up if you missed this deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-8...8890798%26

Arkane5 01-16-2013 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweeqit2 (Post 56889330)
Cheaper one popped up if you missed this deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-8...8890798%26

Its price is $257 (only for me? Can eBay prices change according to location?), definitely not "cheaper"...

Stealth3si 01-17-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arkane5 (Post 56905030)
Its price is $257 (only for me? Can eBay prices change according to location?), definitely not "cheaper"...

it was $207 for several hours only (maybe 12 IIRC.)

Stealth3si 01-17-2013 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweeqit2 (Post 56889330)
Cheaper one popped up if you missed this deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-8...8890798%26

Don't bother with that ebay auction. It was for the 840 non-pro series 250gb version. Seller said it was a auction description mistake and did not know the subtle differences between the pro and non-pro series and 250gb vs 256gb.


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