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papasteves02 05-13-2013 07:27 AM

240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD $160 + Free Shipping
 
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Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" SATA III SSD for $159.99 on Buy via Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SanDi...53f8aa9ff5

iconian 05-13-2013 07:27 AM

240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD $160 + Free Shipping
 
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buy via eBay has 240GB SanDisk Extreme 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD (SDSSDX-240G-G25) for $159.99. Shipping is free. Thanks papasteves02

wly3298456 05-13-2013 07:33 AM

Dam it, sales tax

jimbeau 05-13-2013 07:46 AM

I see no mention of a warranty on this.

immad 05-13-2013 08:02 AM

SanDisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) for $160 w/FS
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SanDi...53f8aa9ff5

wkc250 05-13-2013 08:02 AM

Still waiting for the Samsung 840 pro.

http://ssdboss.com/ssds/SanDisk-E...Series-Pro

wly3298456 05-13-2013 08:06 AM

repost?
http://slickdeals.net/f/6024830-Sandisk-Extreme-240GB-2-5-SATA-III-SSD-for-159-99-on-Buy-via-Ebay

tennis8363 05-13-2013 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wkc250 (Post 59421138)
Still waiting for the Samsung 840 pro.

http://ssdboss.com/ssds/SanDisk-E...Series-Pro

See ya in 2014 for that deal :)

chong67 05-13-2013 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wkc250 (Post 59421138)
Still waiting for the Samsung 840 pro.

http://ssdboss.com/ssds/SanDisk-E...Series-Pro

1-3 sec difference.

stereo55 05-13-2013 08:23 AM

Ive had this drive in my gaming rig since Dec 2012 , and its been pretty darn flawless for me . Almost thinking of raiding with a second one .


Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbeau (Post 59420824)
I see no mention of a warranty on this.

These come with a standard 3yr warranty .

RyoTGZ 05-13-2013 08:23 AM

Thanks. Snagged one.

dadab 05-13-2013 08:43 AM

I have this running @ SATA II on my old Laptop and been performing great. Got it for $120 from OD after the Staples $120 price mistake.

tennis8363 05-13-2013 08:48 AM

Ugh, probably not the best price, but my current HDD is slowly dying. HD Sentinel puts it at 45% healthy, might finally pull this trigger on this and start fresh with Win 8.

manostb 05-13-2013 08:52 AM

Is this same as buying from Buy.com (rakuten.com) - Exchange / Refund etc.

How does it compare with Samsung 840 or samsung 840 pro series.?

tennis8363 05-13-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manostb (Post 59422114)

How does it compare with Samsung 840 pro series.?

Oh no, here we go again... Getting the popcorn ready.

qinqin 05-13-2013 09:00 AM

samsung 840 pro come with 5yrs warranty!

brimorga 05-13-2013 10:21 AM

I mainly want this to speed up the bluray conversion process (not re-encode). I use Clown_BD which takes multiple video and audio files and merges into 1 big file, but it is a lossless process.

Assuming processing power is not the issue, which would be faster?

Copying files from 1 SSD to another SSD, copying within 1 SSD, or using raid 0 with 2 SSD's.?

I am not sure how to tell if an SSD can concurrently read/write at the same speed you could read->write to another and if you raid 2 together, does that make it faster for this type of operation.

fyu 05-13-2013 10:22 AM

how could a ssd speed up video conversion? shouldn't your processor be the limiting part?

sickysickybrah 05-13-2013 10:33 AM

I saw this in my email from ebay and jumped on it. You posted before I could-rep

HempCures 05-13-2013 10:48 AM

Why are people thumbing this down is it not a good deal?

tennis8363 05-13-2013 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HempCures (Post 59424788)
Why are people thumbing this down is it not a good deal?

All of the HD snobs are trolling the thread. It is the "840 Pro or bust" group :)

I don't plan on keeping this laptop more than another 3-years, so this drive will work for me,

Mako1215 05-13-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59424998)
All of the HD snobs are trolling the thread. It is the "840 Pro or bust" group :)

I don't plan on keeping this laptop more than another 3-years, so this drive will work for me,

I don't see why people are comparing the 2... The 840 Pro costs A LOT more.

stereo55 05-13-2013 11:13 AM

Newegg's price about $210 , Amazon price is at $190 , B&H at $188 . $160 looks pretty decent atm .

I paid $160 at B&H back in Dec 2012 , which has been about the lowest since then , and not counting pricing errors (like Staples)

tennis8363 05-13-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mako1215 (Post 59425278)
I don't see why people are comparing the 2... The 840 Pro costs A LOT more.

I agree, but this happens in every thread that does not have a good deal on an 840 Pro. Believe me, I have been following all SSD's for about 6 months now on SD. HAHA.

parksalot 05-13-2013 11:49 AM

This is the first SSD I've ever owned. The difference between this and my HDD was night and day. I've read that the Samsung 840 Pro is faster, but it all comes down to value, right? What's the price/gb difference that justifies slight speed bumps and a longer warranty? And, considering how subjective that number will be, can you really argue that the Samsung 840 Pro is better in terms of value?

wkc250 05-13-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parksalot (Post 59426110)
This is the first SSD I've ever owned. The difference between an this and my HDD was night and day. I've read that the Samsung 840 Pro is faster, but it all comes down to value, right? What's the price/gb difference that justifies slight speed bumps and a longer warranty? And, considering how subjective that number will be, can you really argue that the Samsung 840 Pro is better in terms of value?

:worship::worship:

brimorga 05-13-2013 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 59424170)
how could a ssd speed up video conversion? shouldn't your processor be the limiting part?

Conversion probably isn't the right word. It's basically joining multiple video/audio streams into 1 stream and file. There is no conversion.

Typically with a bluray, you might get a playlist of 25 different smaller files that is seamless played back. Clown_BD makes those 25 files into 1 file.

You do this so you can convert easier later on (amoung other reasons)

fyu 05-13-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brimorga (Post 59426304)
Conversion probably isn't the right word. It's basically joining multiple video/audio streams into 1 stream and file. There is no conversion.

Typically with a bluray, you might get a playlist of 25 different smaller files that is seamless played back. Clown_BD makes those 25 files into 1 file.

You do this so you can convert easier later on (amoung other reasons)

ah. i'd say ssd --> ssd.

with raid you lose trim unless you have that new intel thing setup, and with copying lots of data around trim is helpful to even out the wear.

Nailer 05-13-2013 12:28 PM

I am looking to buy a cheap but reliable SSD, is this a good deal?

(I need anything above 200GB+, usage is daily browsing and photo editing)

ImGeo 05-13-2013 12:30 PM

the price on this SSD hasn't dropped at all for months

manostb 05-13-2013 12:35 PM

10$ IL tax almost killed the deal for me. :(

Ebay buck saved some and no recent decent deal on this AFIK..
Any how I need SSD for my new kintosh.

Now I need gigabyte UD5H mobo..

GreatWhite 05-13-2013 12:39 PM

I have this SSD in my laptop and a 840 pro in my desktop...both are FAST!!! I'd recommend this SSD, especially at this price.

I get a 8.1 WEI with this drive in my laptop...it is FAST!

ferrisssavior 05-13-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stereo55 (Post 59421540)
Ive had this drive in my gaming rig since Dec 2012 , and its been pretty darn flawless for me . Almost thinking of raiding with a second one .




These come with a standard 3yr warranty .

I also have one of these in my gaming desktop. I am thinking the exact same thing as you.

paperwastage 05-13-2013 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brimorga (Post 59426304)
Conversion probably isn't the right word. It's basically joining multiple video/audio streams into 1 stream and file. There is no conversion.

Typically with a bluray, you might get a playlist of 25 different smaller files that is seamless played back. Clown_BD makes those 25 files into 1 file.

You do this so you can convert easier later on (amoung other reasons)

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 59426474)
ah. i'd say ssd --> ssd.

with raid you lose trim unless you have that new intel thing setup, and with copying lots of data around trim is helpful to even out the wear.

on a HDD, if the files on existing disk are majorly fragmented, "writing" those 25GB Bluray video files might mean seeking to a different free space slot..... could be a bottleneck if it's majorly fragmented, or you have low disk space -> see random write performance

SSDs have better random write performance, but check the benchmarks of the drive you want to buy

MecroU 05-13-2013 01:20 PM

Good deal on this SSD. For daily computing, you won't notice any real world difference between this and the 840 pro.

tennis8363 05-13-2013 01:35 PM

Anyone purchased from buy/rakuten on eBay before? Just curious to know what the shipping time will be.

aa9604880 05-13-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59428686)
Anyone purchased from buy/rakuten on eBay before? Just curious to know what the shipping time will be.

I ordered on buy and got it in < 3 days its pretty fast

tennis8363 05-13-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aa9604880 (Post 59428710)
I ordered on buy and got it in 3 days its pretty fast

Awesome, thanks! I am hoping to have it before the weekend. That way I can dedicate a day to swapping, loading windows and getting all back and running for work on Monday.

brimorga 05-13-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paperwastage (Post 59428108)
on a HDD, if the files on existing disk are majorly fragmented, "writing" those 25GB Bluray video files might mean seeking to a different free space slot..... could be a bottleneck if it's majorly fragmented, or you have low disk space -> see random write performance

SSDs have better random write performance, but check the benchmarks of the drive you want to buy

Thanks and reps to FYU and Paperwastage!

loganamclain 05-13-2013 02:42 PM

Thanks Op. Excellent deal.

PeteyTheStriker 05-13-2013 02:54 PM

This is actually really good deal, I been waiting for a 240 OCZ to go on sale for like ever, below the $150 price point. Since this is pretty close and just as good I am on the fence but probably will bite, I been wanting to raid my steam drive for ages now, running out of room.

joogle 05-13-2013 02:57 PM

wow didnt notice the write speeds on this are over > 500 mpbs, not sure why this isn't picking up with people.

only con i see is that this is i think over 9mm so won't fit in many newer laptops

another point would be this was $149.99 in January via same buy.com/ebay situation

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/87842/ebay-240gb-sandisk-extreme-2.5-sata-iii-internal-solid-state-drive-ssd?page=7#comments

stayslick2006 05-13-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wly3298456 (Post 59420580)
Dam it, sales tax

:look:

Sometimes sales/use tax goes towards your state's education. They may teach the difference between dam and damn. I don't mean to imply that you used the wrong word. Perhaps you were instructing the "sales tax" to physically block or restrain you from getting this deal. It seems that "sales tax" has succeeded.

I truly don't mean any offense here. I just don't think this deal should get general negative feedback simply because your state charges sales tax. Perhaps you have lower state income or property tax. If you are simply posting in order to share in grief about state taxes, at least include your state.

quaff 05-13-2013 03:12 PM

How do you tell if your laptop will take 9mm or not? I've got an older 2010 HP beast - no specs on what it will take.

paperwastage 05-13-2013 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quaff (Post 59430704)
How do you tell if your laptop will take 9mm or not? I've got an older 2010 HP beast - no specs on what it will take.

Check the existing hdd specs, or open the laptop up and measure the space or hdd installed

AkumaX 05-13-2013 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quaff (Post 59430704)
How do you tell if your laptop will take 9mm or not? I've got an older 2010 HP beast - no specs on what it will take.

If its a beast, it'll probably take the normal 9.5mm. Typically if you have something thin n light, ultrabook or what not, you'd be more likely to require a 7mm driven instead

siliconbug 05-13-2013 03:39 PM

Too bad it's 9.5mm model, not 7mm to fit in my new laptop.

playsccr 05-13-2013 03:42 PM

will this work on toshiba R705-P42

agentkhiem 05-13-2013 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayslick2006 (Post 59430436)
:look:

Sometimes sales/use tax goes towards your state's education. They may teach the difference between dam and damn. I don't mean to imply that you used the wrong word. Perhaps you were instructing the &quot;sales tax&quot; to physically block or restrain you from getting this deal. It seems that &quot;sales tax&quot; has succeeded.

I truly don't mean any offense here. I just don't think this deal should get general negative feedback simply because your state charges sales tax. Perhaps you have lower state income or property tax. If you are simply posting in order to share in grief about state taxes, at least include your state.

Just wait until your state charges tax... :lmao:

BorrowedTime 05-13-2013 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59422164)
Oh no, here we go again... Getting the popcorn ready.

I thought the same thing

ultimateboarder 05-13-2013 03:51 PM

The title says its $150 but i am seeing $160...

722 05-13-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultimateboarder (Post 59431434)
The title says its $150 but i am seeing $160...

Title was just changed to the incorrect amount. lol...

stayslick2006 05-13-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agentkhiem (Post 59431306)
Just wait until your state charges tax... :lmao:

No need to wait. My state, CA, charges ~$12 tax for this purchase.

celstarshop 05-13-2013 04:05 PM

i got this drive last week for $170 shipped and it's been pretty dandy for me so far. $150 shipped is even better. i dont know why people are down on this drive? storagereview has this rated highly.

ximage 05-13-2013 04:06 PM

does anyone know if this comes with software to clone your current os so you don't have to do a new install?

treydoc85 05-13-2013 04:08 PM

Good deal for this SSD. Regarding the sales tax, all online US sales will have sales tax soon due to new legislation (will edit post with link when I get home).

psychonaut1985 05-13-2013 04:10 PM

150? what?

tennis8363 05-13-2013 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by treydoc85 (Post 59431728)
Good deal for this SSD. Regarding the sales tax, all online US sales will have sales tax soon due to new legislation (will edit post with link when I get home).

But they don't right now, so why pay tax when you don't have to?

ashrock 05-13-2013 04:24 PM

Can anybody please help with some information on how to replace the dying HDD in my laptop with a SSD. Like what model etc.

Thanks

kilimats 05-13-2013 05:02 PM

Bought used on amazon for like $150, never had any issue with used on maazon plus they have a stellar return policy !!! unlike ebay....

ferrisssavior 05-13-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashrock (Post 59432064)
Can anybody please help with some information on how to replace the dying HDD in my laptop with a SSD. Like what model etc.

Thanks

What you just asked is like asking if anybody can help you "fix the engine of your car." Without any pertinent details it doesn't do any good, like laptop model and what you want.

Do you want a 240GB SSD? That's easy. Buy this one, I bought it and am very happy.

So what you need to do is pull your license keys from your current drive. Remove the old drive. Install the new drive. Install Windows or what other OS youd like on your new drive. Then reactivate your products.

papasteves02 05-13-2013 05:10 PM

FYI, looks like SD hasn't fixed the headline, but this is $160, not $150

iviyth0s 05-13-2013 05:15 PM

Love my Extreme, paid $180 for mine when i bought it. This is a freaking steal for $160, pull your Samsung hard-ons out of your bungholes and get a great drive at a great price that will perform just as favorably in real world conditions.

CaptainSoul 05-13-2013 05:20 PM

Wow...NY sales tax on eBay. Was going to pull trigger until NY screws me over again. Wanted this for a build I'm doing.....damn it!

BIGFOOT_PI 05-13-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by papasteves02 (Post 59432820)
FYI, looks like SD hasn't fixed the headline, but this is $160, not $150

I mod alerted it- now fixed

stayslick2006 05-13-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59431916)
But they don't right now, so why pay tax when you don't have to?

Whether you pay tax (sales, use, or otherwise) may vary by individual. It just seems that the "tax kills it" and "dam it, sales tax" type posts are becoming like the "no HDMI" posts: not so helpful or relevant. It's not like this SSD has some special tax that another SSD from the same vendor is exempt from. Still the first comment we get to read is about some general view on taxes, not the product or deal itself. Maybe this vendor has tax for some, others it does not. Maybe another vendor is more favorable for some, others not. If people must post their "tax kills it" type posts, it would be awesome to at least put the state they are talking about and/or offer another vendor of choice with a similar deal. Just a suggestion, no offense meant towards any posters.

tnor 05-13-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HempCures (Post 59424788)
Why are people thumbing this down is it not a good deal?

See below quote. And I'd argue that SSDs at this storage level haven't dropped in like a year, though there have been trivial (from a usage point of view) increases in speed for the same price.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImGeo (Post 59427096)
the price on this SSD hasn't dropped at all for months

FWIW, I own one of these and it is awesome. Maybe when the market finally gets saturated with these price competition will begin.

pcmax 05-13-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayslick2006 (Post 59433008)
Whether you pay tax (sales, use, or otherwise) may vary by individual. It just seems that the "tax kills it" and "dam it, sales tax" type posts are becoming like the "no HDMI" posts: not so helpful or relevant. It's not like this SSD has some special tax that another SSD from the same vendor is exempt from. Still the first comment we get to read is about some general view on taxes, not the product or deal itself. Maybe this vendor has tax for some, others it does not. Maybe another vendor is more favorable for some, others not. If people must post their "tax kills it" type posts, it would be awesome to at least put the state they are talking about and/or offer another vendor of choice with a similar deal. Just a suggestion, no offense meant towards any posters.

Well said and I agree with you. I know 90% of the time based on what vendor has the deal whether it is or isn't taxed for me.
These are good drives. Running one currently from the Staples deal and have been waiting for a good price ever since to go Raid 0. Would be all over this except I will soon have $60 rakuten points from the Mom's day deal and assuming they keep it at $200 will nab one for $140.

treydoc85 05-13-2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59431916)
But they don't right now, so why pay tax when you don't have to?

I agree. Luckily in PA we miss it on most online sites.

Coon 05-13-2013 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59424998)
All of the HD snobs are trolling the thread. It is the "840 Pro or bust" group :)

I don't plan on keeping this laptop more than another 3-years, so this drive will work for me,

Sorry, it's not, do a little research before a drive like this gets on the front page. I cannot believe this made it to the front page. I just bought the Samsung 840 MZ... 250GB drive this past Sunday off of Amazon for $170(I bought it through Amazon, not the other venders):

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-...+840+250gb

That is Amazon's every day price. Here is the comparision:

http://www.tomshardware.com/chart...5846%5D=on

Sorry, I do not see a hug difference in the two drive and yes, the one I bought is $10 more but it's 10gb bigger too.

Sorry, I do not find this a a good deal....

HempCures 05-13-2013 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coon (Post 59433452)
Sorry, it's not, do a little research before a drive like this gets on the front page. I cannot believe this made it to the front page. I just bought the Samsung 840 MZ... 250GB drive this past Sunday off of Amazon for $170(I bought it through Amazon, not the other venders):

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-...+840+250gb

That is Amazon's every day price. Here is the comparision:

http://www.tomshardware.com/chart...5846%5D=on

Sorry, I do not see a hug difference in the two drive and yes, the one I bought is $10 more but it's 10gb bigger too.

Sorry, I do not find this a a good deal....

In terms of real world usage I agree, get the bigger drive for the lower price.
I can't tell the difference however there is a bit of relief knowing you have a reliable drive like an 830 or 840 pro

stayslick2006 05-13-2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coon (Post 59433452)
Sorry, it's not, do a little research before a drive like this gets on the front page. I cannot believe this made it to the front page. I just bought the Samsung 840 MZ... 250GB drive this past Sunday off of Amazon for $170(I bought it through Amazon, not the other venders):

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-...+840+250gb

That is Amazon's every day price. Here is the comparision:

http://www.tomshardware.com/chart...5846%5D=on

Sorry, I do not see a hug difference in the two drive and yes, the one I bought is $10 more but it's 10gb bigger too.

Sorry, I do not find this a a good deal....

The drive you are referring to is the "value" Samsung 840 that uses TLC memory instead of the MLC memory that the "Pro" uses. This Sandisk also appears to use MLC. This matters to some and to others it does not.

It appears from your link that you searched for the "Samsung Pro 840 250GB" which is a drive that does not exist. The Pro is 256gb. That's why you got mixed results and Amazon showed you the Non-Pro 250GB as well, which as you said, runs about $170. The Samsung Pro seems to be running about ~$75 more.

Hope this helps.

kaabob 05-13-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayslick2006 (Post 59431522)
No need to wait. My state, CA, charges ~$12 tax for this purchase.

was about to check myself. thanks for the heads up?

playsccr 05-13-2013 06:23 PM

will this work on toshiba R705-P42?? thank you in advance.

Traxxremixpool 05-13-2013 06:37 PM

Anybody every put a SSD in a MacBook Pro 5,1??

superstition 05-13-2013 06:40 PM

There are a lot of ssds in the market besides the Samsung drives. The obsession with them on this site is odd. The 840 Pro is not the only fast ssd, either.

Coon 05-13-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayslick2006 (Post 59433608)
The drive you are referring to is the "value" Samsung 840 that uses TLC memory instead of the MLC memory that the "Pro" uses. This Sandisk also appears to use MLC. This matters to some and to others it does not.

It appears from your link that you searched for the "Samsung Pro 840 250GB" which is a drive that does not exist. The Pro is 256gb. That's why you got mixed results and Amazon showed you the Non-Pro 250GB as well, which as you said, runs about $170. The Samsung Pro seems to be running about ~$75 more.

Hope this helps.

Yes, when I searched, I searched the Samsung pro 250, I did not remember what the drive was called.

But my point is the Samsung 250GB usually runs for $170 and the Scandisk runs ON SALE for $160, that is why I did not find this a great deal.

scsiguru 05-13-2013 06:59 PM

Can I put these in a Synology device?

playsccr 05-13-2013 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scsiguru (Post 59434556)
Can I put these in a Synology device?


WHY would you do that?

DontTaxBeer 05-13-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbeau (Post 59420824)
I see no mention of a warranty on this.

it's ebay. assume that there is none and assume that it's used even if it says that it's new. i've seen better pricing, so I think I will wait for a better deal with a reputable company.

stayslick2006 05-13-2013 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coon (Post 59434472)
Yes, when I searched, I searched the Samsung pro 250, I did not remember what the drive was called.

But my point is the Samsung 250GB usually runs for $170 and the Scandisk runs ON SALE for $160, that is why I did not find this a great deal.

No problem. It's perfectly fine to compare it to either drive: pro or non-pro. I was just trying to help clarify. You responded to a post referring to the Samsung 840 Pro (Currently ~$243 on Amazon), but the product you linked to and referenced was the Samsung 840 Non-Pro (~$170 on Amazon).

For those comparing the Sandisk to the 840 Pro it's about a $75+ price difference, not $10.

Hope this helps.

Shane369 05-13-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traxxremixpool (Post 59434238)
Anybody every put a SSD in a MacBook Pro 5,1??

If I'm not mistaken that is the late 2008 MBP?? Even if I am wrong and its the 2009, it will still only support sata II. So, I guess to answer your question. Yes, it will work in your MBP. You will definitely notice a difference but will not see the same speeds as if you had a newer MBP that supported sata III. Hope this helps!

Shane369 05-13-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traxxremixpool (Post 59434238)
Anybody every put a SSD in a MacBook Pro 5,1??

Also, here is the Ifixit installation guide for the late 2008 MBP.
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBo...ment/841/1

Coon 05-13-2013 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayslick2006 (Post 59435084)
No problem. It's perfectly fine to compare it to either drive: pro or non-pro. I was just trying to help clarify. You responded to a post referring to the Samsung 840 Pro (Currently ~$243 on Amazon), but the product you linked to and referenced was the Samsung 840 Non-Pro (~$170 on Amazon).

For those comparing the Sandisk to the 840 Pro it's about a $75+ price difference, not $10.

Hope this helps.

Yes, it does, thanks!!!
;)

eternalxtime 05-13-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shane369 (Post 59435316)
If I'm not mistaken that is the late 2008 MBP?? Even if I am wrong and its the 2009, it will still only support sata II. So, I guess to answer your question. Yes, it will work in your MBP. You will definitely notice a difference but will not see the same speeds as if you had a newer MBP that supported sata III. Hope this helps!

The jump from sata II to III in terms if speed can't really be noticed in the real world, only in tests

PFX7 05-13-2013 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ximage (Post 59431704)
does anyone know if this comes with software to clone your current os so you don't have to do a new install?

New install is ALWAYS the way to go :-)

tennis8363 05-13-2013 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by albundyhere (Post 59434888)
it's ebay. assume that there is none and assume that it's used even if it says that it's new. i've seen better pricing, so I think I will wait for a better deal with a reputable company.

I just laughed at this post, all lies. This is on eBay, but a brand new drive being sold through buy.com/Rakuten which is a reliable company and the full 3-year drive warranty applies.

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Originally Posted by PFX7 (Post 59436026)
New install is ALWAYS the way to go :-)

Yep, that is what I have read. I am going to throw my $15.00 copy of Windows 8 on here.

PFX7 05-13-2013 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59422164)
Oh no, here we go again... Getting the popcorn ready.

Let me add some fuel.

SAMSUNG 840 PRO SUCKS! REAL MEN GET 830! :p

treydoc85 05-13-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Coon (Post 59434472)
Yes, when I searched, I searched the Samsung pro 250, I did not remember what the drive was called.

But my point is the Samsung 250GB usually runs for $170 and the Scandisk runs ON SALE for $160, that is why I did not find this a great deal.

If you check out the specs between the SanDisk Extreme [sandisk.com] and compare it to the Samsung [amazon.com] you can better compare the two SSD's. Hope this helps.

tennis8363 05-13-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PFX7 (Post 59436066)
Let me add some fuel.

SAMSUNG 840 PRO SUCKS! REAL MEN GET 830! :p

haha, awesome. Now waiting for posts on how your computer will be 8 milliseconds slower with the SanDisk.

treydoc85 05-13-2013 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by albundyhere (Post 59434888)
it's ebay. assume that there is none and assume that it's used even if it says that it's new. i've seen better pricing, so I think I will wait for a better deal with a reputable company.

LOL. Silly little troll just made me laugh. Tell me some more about things that you know nothing :)

Xcentrik3 05-13-2013 09:11 PM

in for 5! thanks op!

GottWhat 05-13-2013 09:23 PM

I have the same drive. Best single upgrade I have ever done to a computer since 1995 when I doubled my system RAM from 4MB to 8MB and that cost me $212! :D

I am running it as my main drive for Windows 7 Ultimate and all other programs. All my files, documents, photos, etc are stored on the 1TB WD Black drive.

sevimli 05-13-2013 09:40 PM

this is not a 7mm drive rigtht?

89turboii 05-13-2013 10:23 PM

Not 7mm drive.

brimorga 05-13-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sevimli (Post 59436886)
this is not a 7mm drive rigtht?

only with a dremmel.

gamabunta 05-13-2013 11:17 PM

Mine died on me last night. Had it for 3 months. Was having trouble with it 2 weeks ago and had to reformat and reinstall the OS.

Might have just got a bad one, but it is very frustrating and from what I've read/seen sandisk is a pain when it comes to RMA.

TheZander 05-14-2013 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by gamabunta (Post 59437780)
Mine died on me last night. Had it for 3 months. Was having trouble with it 2 weeks ago and had to reformat and reinstall the OS.

Might have just got a bad one, but it is very frustrating and from what I've read/seen sandisk is a pain when it comes to RMA.

I've heard that they're not too bad to deal with on SSD RMAs. Please let us know how they treat you!!

I have this drive and love it. My computer is on 24/7, often doing considerable editing or intense gaming, and so far it has been awesome. Had it for ... almost a year?? Can't be that long. Quite a few months anyways. Windows 7 loves it, and I'm sure Windows 8 would love it even more, but I'm still waiting before I transition to 8.

This is a good price. Remember there is a slight NAND shortage right now:

http://searchstorage.techtarget.c...SSD-makers

gidal 05-14-2013 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by superstition (Post 59434282)
There are a lot of ssds in the market besides the Samsung drives. The obsession with them on this site is odd. The 840 Pro is not the only fast ssd, either.

lol - was planning to get a pair of 840Ps when I saw this.
Waited a long time to get another Intel 335 240G, but at this price - it' s hard not to try them Sandisk.
In for 2.

Xplic1T 05-14-2013 02:09 AM

Need one but my ultrabook can only take 7 mm

Coon 05-14-2013 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by treydoc85 (Post 59436068)
If you check out the specs between the SanDisk Extreme [sandisk.com] and compare it to the Samsung [amazon.com] you can better compare the two SSD's. Hope this helps.

Thanks! I still think the two drives are almost equal, and I'm not putting down the Scandisk at all, it a awesome drive. My Samsung comes in today, cannot wait!

veronicadeals 05-14-2013 03:54 AM

the link show : "This listing has ended." ....seems I'm late for the deal again? :(

tennis8363 05-14-2013 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by veronicadeals (Post 59439142)
the link show : "This listing has ended." ....seems I'm late for the deal again? :(

Yes, the deal was live all Monday basically.

tennis8363 05-14-2013 08:00 AM

Well that sucks, it is going to take until next Monday for the drive to arrive. What a waste.

scsiguru 05-15-2013 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by playsccr (Post 59434612)
WHY would you do that?

Long term reliability.


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