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Old 11-11-2015, 11:25 PM   #1
 
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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM - Newegg.com

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Wondering if this will work on my macbook pro mid 2010 or if things will be cheaper closer to the holiday?
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I actually stumbled across that as well. Seems like a good deal to me based on how much space your getting for $ spent and the fact Samsung has a good reputation. I'm hoping to pick up a 480GB SSD on BF/CM as long as its not an OCZ...
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I'd say that's a good deal for a 250gb. I paid about $100 last year for one for my wife's laptop.
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just ordered 8gb ram for my macbook pro. so i may hold off for a bit, but i still think its a good deal. i would need to get 2 of them. one for each laptop
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I actually stumbled across that as well. Seems like a good deal to me based on how much space your getting for $ spent and the fact Samsung has a good reputation. I'm hoping to pick up a 480GB SSD on BF/CM as long as its not an OCZ...
What's wrong with ocz? I just put one in my desktop. It's a Toshiba unit.
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That is def a good deal lol
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Fantastic deal. Buy two and run them in Raid 0 for double the performance.
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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM - Newegg.com

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Wondering if this will work on my macbook pro mid 2010 or if things will be cheaper closer to the holiday?
The 850's are pretty slim drives, physically it'll fit. And it should use a SATAIII interface, so it should be compatible.
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Fantastic deal. Buy two and run them in Raid 0 for double the performance.
MBP only has one drive bay.
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Fantastic deal. Buy two and run them in Raid 0 for double the performance.
I had a comp that had velociraptors in raid 0 and despite being 8 years old it was still DAMN fast. Anyhow, I think my motherboard is only capable of sata ii. If I were to raid 0 two SSDs would I get the full speed or would I get bottlenecked?
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I had a comp that had velociraptors in raid 0 and despite being 8 years old it was still DAMN fast. Anyhow, I think my motherboard is only capable of sata ii. If I were to raid 0 two SSDs would I get the full speed or would I get bottlenecked?
I've done it before. You can get some decent speed if you stripe the SATA II channels.

I have 3 cheap 500GB WD Blue HD's in Raid-0 in my Mac Pro. I just ran a speed test and got 314MB/s read, and 295MB/s write.

There is some overhead, but two SATA II channels is probably about 95% of the throughput of a single SATA III channel.

You'd still have a massive benefit from the SSD's insane I/O speeds compared to platters. Your sequential benchmarks would suffer, but the rest should be about spot on.
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coupon code doesn't work anymore. amazon has it for the same price of $75

Just got my 8gb of ram for my macbook pro. Too bad my stupid 09 iMac can't go past 4gb or I would upgrade that slow piece of shit too. Probably going to do this SSD within the next week or two. Had this macbook for 5 years. if a ram and ssd upgrade gets me another 5 years that would be amazing
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coupon code expired, now it's $75
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It'll drop again for Black Friday or cyber monday.

I'd wait it out a few more weeks.
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Yeah hard drives will always be on sale and will only get cheaper.
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Plus it wasn't that outrageous of a deal. Maybe if it was $40
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I've done it before. You can get some decent speed if you stripe the SATA II channels.

I have 3 cheap 500GB WD Blue HD's in Raid-0 in my Mac Pro. I just ran a speed test and got 314MB/s read, and 295MB/s write.

There is some overhead, but two SATA II channels is probably about 95% of the throughput of a single SATA III channel.

You'd still have a massive benefit from the SSD's insane I/O speeds compared to platters. Your sequential benchmarks would suffer, but the rest should be about spot on.
Well my current setup is a 1TB WD barracuda that I picked up back in late 2011. Up until recently I also had a 128gb SSD that I used as my boot drive with the OS, games and programs installed but that failed on me.
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Woot.com has a 250gb crucial drive for $75. Deal or is the Samsung better?
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Think amazon has a 250gb Sammy for $77.
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Think it will get cheaper?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00OAJ...yFL&ref=plSrch
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shit, i gotta figure out which one i need first. msata or the other one
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Last I heard was with Amazon purchases if the price drops within 7 days of the delivery date on an item that was shipped and sold by Amazon, you can just contact Amazon and they'll refund you the price difference.
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I saw this was $150 for a 500gb at newegg. Why bother with 120g
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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM - Newegg.com

The 250gb is barely more than that 120gb
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