250gig SSD hard drive $65

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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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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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It'll drop again for Black Friday or cyber monday.

I'd wait it out a few more weeks.
 

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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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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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