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DJ3xclusive 05-14-2013 08:01 AM

Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) $150 + Free Shipping (Ebay Daily Deal)
 
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brisar 05-14-2013 08:01 AM

250GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD $150 + Free Shipping
 
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Buy via eBay has 250GB Samsung 840 Series 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD (MZ-7TD250BW) for $149.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

paul1035 05-14-2013 08:12 AM

Bought one, thanks!

rhettdb2005 05-14-2013 08:14 AM

In for one. FYI tax in MA.

tennis8363 05-14-2013 08:15 AM

Crap, bought the SanDisk yesterday.

brimorga 05-14-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59443464)
Crap, bought the SanDisk yesterday.

I'd rather have the sandisk

nsyv 05-14-2013 08:17 AM

Ah...someone convince me whether I should buy this or wait for a price drop on the 840 Pro.

sirhacksalot 05-14-2013 08:17 AM

Augh, IL sales tax

jcknows0 05-14-2013 08:20 AM

Price is almost back to where I bought it 3 months ago.

schnitter 05-14-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nsyv (Post 59443502)
Ah...someone convince me whether I should buy this or wait for a price drop on the 840 Pro.

Do you edit large video files constantly?
Do you transfer huge files on and off your SSD constantly?

If answer is NO to both, then get this drive. My computer boots in less than 12 seconds now. Had to restaet ir just to make sure I wasnt in hibernate LOL.

Bought mine for $145 3 months ago, so this deal os great considering the past deals here.

joebeans 05-14-2013 08:25 AM

Tax in CA.

Snoopy2gos 05-14-2013 08:36 AM

No Tax in NJ
149.99

wkc250 05-14-2013 08:36 AM

Yesterday they got the SanDisk, today they have the Samsung. Tomorrow might even be better!

lightfoot3b 05-14-2013 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schnitter (Post 59443660)
Do you edit large video files constantly?
Do you transfer huge files on and off your SSD constantly?

If answer is NO to both, then get this drive. My computer boots in less than 12 seconds now. Had to restaet ir just to make sure I wasnt in hibernate LOL.

Bought mine for $145 3 months ago, so this deal os great considering the past deals here.

QFT, I video edit 2-3 times a year, mostly research, billing, and gaming (on occasion), granted I'm not on this drive, but I have 10+ clients on it. They rock.

I see no reason to wait (especially since it is the 250GB which is quite a bit faster).

mitsuko1211 05-14-2013 08:37 AM

bought this when newegg had them for $150. did wonders on my samsung laptop.

faulkton 05-14-2013 08:38 AM

Wish Amazon would match

ionizer 05-14-2013 08:42 AM

buy now or wait ?
my current 60gb is at max capacity

Mako1215 05-14-2013 08:44 AM

Ah. I need a 512gb to justify the SSD upgrade cost.

Zephon13 05-14-2013 08:47 AM

So tempted right now....

Vinn 05-14-2013 08:50 AM

Great deal. Wish it was the 500gb for $300 and I would've jumped on that one.

ionizer 05-14-2013 08:51 AM

dont have time to wait, i just bought

nahpungnome 05-14-2013 08:57 AM

Wish this had the upgrade kit, I've been eyeing a SSD for the laptop...

cLin 05-14-2013 09:02 AM

Anyone know of this comes with a kit to mount this into a 3.5" slot in my pc?

XReflection 05-14-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cLin (Post 59444630)
Anyone know of this comes with a kit to mount this into a 3.5" slot in my pc?


Cheaper solution is to just velcro it to the side somewhere.

blackhawk556 05-14-2013 09:07 AM

If I didn't have a $50 amazon gift card I would buy this. I wish amazon had this deal!!

Mako1215 05-14-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackhawk556 (Post 59444786)
If I didn't have a $50 amazon gift card I would buy this. I wish amazon had this deal!!

Submit a lower price to them!

XReflection 05-14-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mako1215 (Post 59444812)
Submit a lower price to them!

Never hurts to try, but I don't remember any instance of amazon matching an ebay deal, but I could be wrong.

chong67 05-14-2013 09:18 AM

The deal to beat is Samsung 500gb for $260 from last month and I only got one. I need 2x and I am done for a year.

lifeatragedy 05-14-2013 09:20 AM

Recommend relocating user profile/programdata to another drive when using a small ssd. I have a quick video guide on what steps to take in win7 (win8 is basically the same and have a seperate video for that): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv...e=youtu.be

I wouldn't feel comfortable putting the entire os on a sub 500gb drive. User profile/ProgramData can add up in space quickly.

dealblaster23 05-14-2013 09:22 AM

Good deal. Buy has really improved their business after they were bought. Less shaddy practices

ThunderPanda 05-14-2013 09:32 AM

Quote:

Crap, bought the SanDisk yesterday.
Same, and after all the talk in that thread about how the 840 is better...

TheNeck 05-14-2013 09:33 AM

buy.com sold the same ssd for $139.99 thru ebay at the beginning of april as well.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5950804-250GB-Samsung-840-Series-2-5-SATA-III-TLC-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-SSD-140-Free-Shipping

chong67 05-14-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThunderPanda (Post 59445404)
Same, and after all the talk in that thread about how the 840 is better...

I have bought SSD and Agility 2 and a few others and none of the SSD has crab out on me.

If you all consider 2-3 sec faster is better, then buy all means pay more.

Juanleeto 05-14-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealblaster23 (Post 59445126)
Good deal. Buy has really improved their business after they were bought. Less shaddy practices


really? i've experienced the exact opposite. rakuten is not an option for me, i don't care how good the deal is. same goes for tigerdirect and overstock.com

PFX7 05-14-2013 09:52 AM

This one performs better than the Sandisk Extreme in reads. Writes are much slower than even the 830 but if you want to use this as a boot up drive then go for it!


Wish this was 500GB. I'll bite once those hit FP.

sickysickybrah 05-14-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59443464)
Crap, bought the SanDisk yesterday.

I bought the sandisk yesterday too. Glad I did-its write speed is double of what the Samsung 840 is. Same price too.

We will be very happy with the SanDisk!

sickysickybrah 05-14-2013 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 59445556)
I have bought SSD and Agility 2 and a few others and none of the SSD has crab out on me.

If you all consider 2-3 sec faster is better, then buy all means pay more.

I bought two 120 GB Agility 3 SSDs almost 2 yrs ago. 1 died in just under a year and the other is going strong. I was really pissed about the one that died-I think I just got a lemon.

tennis8363 05-14-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sickysickybrah (Post 59445976)
I bought the sandisk yesterday too. Glad I did-its write speed is double of what the Samsung 840 is. Same price too.

We will be very happy with the SanDisk!

Good to know. Just wish it wasn't going to take until next Monday to arrive at my house. That means I am 2 weeks out from changing it out as I need a weekend to take my home/work computer down for a while.

PFX7 05-14-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 59445046)
The deal to beat is Samsung 500gb for $260 from last month and I only got one. I need 2x and I am done for a year.

Damn! Missed it! I was avoiding SD because I was broke :lmao:

DontTaxBeer 05-14-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis8363 (Post 59443464)
Crap, bought the SanDisk yesterday.

so you're upset that your getting better performance? :confused::confused::confused:

spl152db 05-14-2013 10:17 AM

Bought one of these! the way a cheapy ssd woke up my laptop, im hoping to see leaps and bounds on my desktop. going from a 750gb 7200rpm thats 5 years old now to this.

treydoc85 05-14-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mako1215 (Post 59444166)
Ah. I need a 512gb to justify the SSD upgrade cost.

Just to let you know, if you have a micro center nearby, they're having clearance on some ocz agilitly 4 series 512GB for cheap. None left in my store, but check out their ad http://viewer.zmags.com/publicati...8d45362/41

treydoc85 05-14-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealblaster23 (Post 59445126)
Good deal. Buy has really improved their business after they were bought. Less shaddy practices

Agreed, although I've never had a problem with them and didn't even know there was one till I saw a post here on SD.

Heat 05-14-2013 10:31 AM

Tempting...what to do..what to do.. >_>

pdinc 05-14-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 59445556)
I have bought SSD and Agility 2 and a few others and none of the SSD has crab out on me.

If you all consider 2-3 sec faster is better, then buy all means pay more.

Listen to this guy. For most consumers the difference between SSDs is nitpicking vs. HDD performance.

Speaking as an owner of both a 840 Pro 240GB and a 160GB Agility 3.

playsccr 05-14-2013 10:46 AM

would really appreciate if someone would let me know if this will work in a Toshiba Portege R705-P42 Laptop

Molotov 05-14-2013 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playsccr (Post 59447420)
would really appreciate if someone would let me know if this will work in a Toshiba Portege R705-P42 Laptop

you have a SATA hard drive in it now so i dont see why it wouldnt work with this one

playsccr 05-14-2013 11:09 AM

i understand there are different sizes to the 2.5 hard drives?

leonhearts 05-14-2013 11:33 AM

How are these compared to intel? The price is tempting

epistaxis 05-14-2013 11:42 AM

Reliability-wise, Samsung and Intel are tops. Intel SSDs are usually a bit faster (and always more expensive) but at these crazy SATA-3 speeds, who cares?

mienime2488 05-14-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playsccr (Post 59447998)
i understand there are different sizes to the 2.5 hard drives?

A Google search shows that your laptop take 9.5mm hard drives: http://www.crucial.com/store/mode...WD5000BPVT

Some 7mm hard drives come with an adapter to space it to fit 9.5mm slots. Although I'm not sure if this SSD does.

StickyWaffles 05-14-2013 11:58 AM

Grabbed one to build my new gaming computer next month, very excited to see the performance of an SSD, I've only used laptops with an SDD cache before.

Mako1215 05-14-2013 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by treydoc85 (Post 59446632)
Just to let you know, if you have a micro center nearby, they're having clearance on some ocz agilitly 4 series 512GB for cheap. None left in my store, but check out their ad http://viewer.zmags.com/publicati...8d45362/41

No MC near me :mad:

ryanmc1 05-14-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lifeatragedy (Post 59445078)
Recommend relocating user profile/programdata to another drive when using a small ssd. I have a quick video guide on what steps to take in win7 (win8 is basically the same and have a seperate video for that): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv...e=youtu.be

I wouldn't feel comfortable putting the entire os on a sub 500gb drive. User profile/ProgramData can add up in space quickly.

You're crazy,:confused: There isn't an OS on the planet that will ever take up 500GB. In fact my laptop only has a 250GB drive and that not only handles my OS, but also all my program data and program files just fine, and I have 100GB left over.

I recommend just the opposite as this person. Put your OS on the SSD, even if its small, and move everything else to a slower drive.

ir0nw0lf 05-14-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanmc1 (Post 59449504)
You're crazy,:confused: There isn't an OS on the planet that will ever take up 500GB. In fact my laptop only has a 250GB drive and that not only handles my OS, but also all my program data and program files just fine, and I have 100GB left over.

I recommend just the opposite as this person. Put your OS on the SSD, even if its small, and move everything else to a slower drive.

Totally this. I have two systems, both with 128 GB SSD boot drives. OS, Office, all daily used programs/apps installed, plenty of spare room. All the big stuff, games, downloads, all on a large spinner HDD.

fyu 05-14-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanmc1 (Post 59449504)
You're crazy,:confused: There isn't an OS on the planet that will ever take up 500GB. In fact my laptop only has a 250GB drive and that not only handles my OS, but also all my program data and program files just fine, and I have 100GB left over.

I recommend just the opposite as this person. Put your OS on the SSD, even if its small, and move everything else to a slower drive.

you didn't read the quote did you?

spl152db 05-14-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 59449896)
you didn't read the quote did you?

even a 60gb will run win7 just fine with a few apps. Why in the world would he even comment about small drives in a thread about a 250gb drive? he didn't quote anyone and the previous 6 posts mention nothing about small drives.

treydoc85 05-14-2013 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanmc1 (Post 59449504)
You're crazy,:confused: There isn't an OS on the planet that will ever take up 500GB. In fact my laptop only has a 250GB drive and that not only handles my OS, but also all my program data and program files just fine, and I have 100GB left over.

I recommend just the opposite as this person. Put your OS on the SSD, even if its small, and move everything else to a slower drive.

LoL agreed mate. That must be some amazing OS Tragedy has that takes up 500GB. I've had Kingston 240GB ssd for about 9 months now w/ Win 7 64bit along w/ all programs and multiplayer games and have had no problem, until I found SDs and now have a huge backlog of games. Not everything has to go on ssd either. You can still install games and programs to mechanical hard drive to keep your ssd free. No need for 500+GB ssd for OS.

dealstomper 05-14-2013 12:40 PM

PRO series?

Glenbear 05-14-2013 12:53 PM

Will Amazon price match this? I bought this same drive for $170 last week. Still in the box.

ryanmc1 05-14-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyu (Post 59449896)
you didn't read the quote did you?

Here is a link to the OP (http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=59445078&postcount=29). Which quote you are talking about? There are so many it is confusing.

lordshin 05-14-2013 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ir0nw0lf (Post 59449652)
Totally this. I have two systems, both with 128 GB SSD boot drives. OS, Office, all daily used programs/apps installed, plenty of spare room. All the big stuff, games, downloads, all on a large spinner HDD.

I put all my big games on the SSD too! The load times are a fraction of what it used to be. :)

After i finish the game, i just uninstall.

Rfcferreira 05-14-2013 01:44 PM

In 4 1
Tks

stayslick2006 05-14-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThunderPanda (Post 59445404)
Same, and after all the talk in that thread about how the 840 is better...

I think most people were comparing the Sandisk to the 840 Pro. This drive, the non-pro, uses a different type of memory (TLC) which can cause slower writes and shorter life span. This is important to some users, others not. But that's one reason why the 840 Pro cost $75+. Hope this helps clarify.

PhilMyStore 05-14-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nahpungnome (Post 59444480)
Wish this had the upgrade kit, I've been eyeing a SSD for the laptop...

I hesitated for a few years and finally got one recently - I got the 840 Pro 256mb.

The programs launch so fast and programs that reads and write run so much faster than before.

I would say it was worth every dollar I spent on this drive as I work all day using a computer to do my work.

Good luck on getting one soon. Cheers

illadelph 05-14-2013 02:03 PM

SSD's will continue to drop in price as the months go by. But this is a good price for the present time.

Tec 05-14-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ir0nw0lf (Post 59449652)
Totally this. I have two systems, both with 128 GB SSD boot drives. OS, Office, all daily used programs/apps installed, plenty of spare room. All the big stuff, games, downloads, all on a large spinner HDD.

What he said. Until SSD's match capacities, this is the era of dual drives, and I've been converting everything over to this same setup. OS, apps, work. Everything that matters on the smaller SSD for speed. Music, games, home videos and pictures are the giant space burners - they go on the big D: drive.

For years I have fought hard for the single-drive model, but with Big Huge data that we have now, it's getting hard to back things up. So this isn't just a small vs big split, this is also a backup strategy. Keep your critical, high-speed stuff on the SSD and backup often. Put the massive music or picture collection on big (fast) platter drives and backup less often. Unless your backup system supports delta backups,

Note good games have some serious speed requirements of their own. Don't skimp on the HDD.

ursus 05-14-2013 02:37 PM

omg... so tempted! must resist, this month saying not to impulsive purchases, after trip to Vegas

nahpungnome 05-14-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilMyStore (Post 59452226)
I hesitated for a few years and finally got one recently - I got the 840 Pro 256mb.

The programs launch so fast and programs that reads and write run so much faster than before.

I would say it was worth every dollar I spent on this drive as I work all day using a computer to do my work.

Good luck on getting one soon. Cheers

Yeah I have a Plextor M5s in my desktop, just waiting for a kit deal to come up again for the laptop.

qinqin 05-14-2013 04:03 PM

waiting for the pro version ~~

trimethaphan 05-14-2013 04:51 PM

Dangit I don't know if I should jump on this or not. I have been waiting for a ~250 gb samsung ssd to put my games on for awhile, and I just bought the 128 for 99 and using that in my laptop. Should i? Should I not? Should I? Should I not? Blarg.

larsar4 05-14-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ionizer (Post 59444134)
buy now or wait ?
my current 60gb is at max capacity

haha I'm in the same boat as you! my 60GB vertex 2 is at full capacity and I'm having a hard time figuring out when a good time is to pull the trigger.

Chae 05-14-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by treydoc85 (Post 59450464)
LoL agreed mate. That must be some amazing OS Tragedy has that takes up 500GB. I've had Kingston 240GB ssd for about 9 months now w/ Win 7 64bit along w/ all programs and multiplayer games and have had no problem, until I found SDs and now have a huge backlog of games. Not everything has to go on ssd either. You can still install games and programs to mechanical hard drive to keep your ssd free. No need for 500+GB ssd for OS.

It's not necessarily the OS. On my 128 gig SSD, my chrome cache folder will sometimes explode for no reason at all. Took me a while to figure it out too. cache folder is hidden in ProgramData directory which was what the other guy was talking about.

Chae 05-14-2013 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordshin (Post 59451744)
I put all my big games on the SSD too! The load times are a fraction of what it used to be. :)

After i finish the game, i just uninstall.

I was playing Dragon Age 2 on my new SSD and the load was so fast I was missing all the load screen hints. Nice problem to have, that...

low3d9s 05-14-2013 06:14 PM

13 hours left for it.

gknightabc123 05-14-2013 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealstomper (Post 59450508)
PRO series?

Nope. BTW, the PRO models are all sold in powers of 2 sizes. And at prices significantly higher than this. ;)

kashmir581 05-14-2013 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ursus (Post 59453392)
omg... so tempted! must resist, this month saying no to impulsive purchases, after trip to Vegas

Young paduan, you should buy NOW! After Vegas, you will have NO money! (nor car, nor house, nor PC to install this in...) :lmao:

GLiV :D

trimethaphan 05-14-2013 07:48 PM

Screw it I bought it

Jaggsta 05-14-2013 08:18 PM

Last time it was $150 was back on March 1st.

from the data.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sams...mz7td250bw

chinafbi 05-14-2013 08:37 PM

Bought one. Cant wait for it to come.

superstition 05-14-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThunderPanda (Post 59445404)
Same, and after all the talk in that thread about how the 840 is better...

This TLC drive is not better than the Sandisk Extreme which uses MLC NAND.

lifeatragedy 05-14-2013 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanmc1 (Post 59449504)
You're crazy,:confused: There isn't an OS on the planet that will ever take up 500GB. In fact my laptop only has a 250GB drive and that not only handles my OS, but also all my program data and program files just fine, and I have 100GB left over.

I recommend just the opposite as this person. Put your OS on the SSD, even if its small, and move everything else to a slower drive.


Never said to not use these as your main OS drive. I'm fully aware that Win7/Win8 doesn't take a huge amount of space and 250gb is more than enough for the OS...however, some of the programs that you may install can bump you over if they install under your program data / user profile directory (such as iTunes (iphone), EA Games...etc).

I have two first gen 32gig intel ssds and they run great paired together...however, doesn't take much to fill up my OS drive once I install aps. I had to relocate my user profile and programdata directories. 250gb will be fine for most users and even for me, but might not be for some heavy users.

Currently, my user profile folder is taking up 73GB + 517mb for programdata. I would have gone over my limit had I not relocated some of this data to my other drive.

jonloovox 05-14-2013 11:31 PM

Does anyone know if I can transfer my entire Windows 7 installation to this using something like Norton Ghost?

I'm on a regular spinning HD and I really want to upgrade to SSD without re-installing everything.

Xplic1T 05-15-2013 01:00 AM

Should work fine, just use the ghost bootdisk and restore on a new partition ...

Grr ... i kinda want to wait for a 199 512 deal ... :-/ is it just me ?

dragline82 05-15-2013 05:22 AM

Can someone post if this comes with the power cable and the 9mm dock?

robvas 05-15-2013 06:59 AM

I have this in my second laptop. It's awesome. I wouldn't stick it in a video rig or database server but for 90% of home users you don't need the 840 Pro.

Holleryo 05-15-2013 09:28 AM

I ended up passing on this "deal" and ordered a 256GB Pro.. the extra 2 year warranty is worth $73.00 to me.

jonloovox 05-15-2013 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xplic1T (Post 59461598)
Should work fine, just use the ghost bootdisk and restore on a new partition ...

Grr ... i kinda want to wait for a 199 512 deal ... :-/ is it just me ?

Thanks!

lordshin 05-15-2013 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chae (Post 59456168)
I was playing Dragon Age 2 on my new SSD and the load was so fast I was missing all the load screen hints. Nice problem to have, that...

haha, nice! some people recommend putting games on regular HDD, but I think games on the SSD get a real boost in performance and load times. I don't mind using the average 8G for each game. OS, Apps, and Games on the SSD. Everything else on HDD.

malt0se 05-16-2013 07:06 AM

I bought this but I'm kind of regretting it based on some of the reliability and life expectancy issues. I will do some video editing and I don't want this drive to fail in 3 years. Should I return it and get a higher end drive?

jimtaipei 05-16-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malt0se (Post 59489126)
I bought this but I'm kind of regretting it based on some of the reliability and life expectancy issues. I will do some video editing and I don't want this drive to fail in 3 years. Should I return it and get a higher end drive?

if you have sufficient budget, get a bigger one~

spl152db 05-16-2013 09:07 AM

looking historically at ssd's and hard drives in general, paying more now will not be a better deal than getting this and buying a new one in 3 years. the extra you spend now, could probably replace this drive completely in 3 years with something better.


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