SSD Price Discussion

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by tfroggydawg, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. alankk

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    Yeap, it's for UK only.

    I've ordered a Sandisk SSD at good price from Amazon on Black Friday but haven't installed it yet. Need to find some time for it. ;)
     
  2. Ingram

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    The price shown on Amazon is with 20% VAT tax which is subtracted at the end of the checkout process for Australians.

    Items: £101.13
    Postage & Packing: £11.55
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    Total before VAT: £112.68
    VAT: £0.00
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    Order Total: £112.68
     
  3. Crosspeen

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    Awesome!
    Might go have another look then :)
     
  4. BurningFeetMan

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    I just picked up a Samsung 840 250gb (not pro) for $180, specifically for my TV record drive. Behold! My HTPC that is truly silent in operation! :leet:

    So many people saying on forums saying, "SSD for TV record, *GASP* YOU CAN'T DO THAT!"

    But oh, how I have, and it's awesome, and you now want to do the same thing. :cool:
     
  5. Kommandant33

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    I was thinking about just getting one of these - not for an HTPC, but for the Samsung Smart TV to record to - $99 for 128gb is pretty damn good...
     
  6. BurningFeetMan

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    USB flashdrive is an interesting idea. Let us know how you go with it.

    So far, Sata SSD for TV Record has's been flawless. No more spinning up & waiting, no more HuuuuMMMMM waking me up at 2am when re-runs of Good Game are recording. 250gb works out to ~3 days recording, give or take a few days, I think I can compress & archive on a fortnightly basis.
     
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    yes you can

    you can also say (short life) keep your rec for warrenty...
     
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    Im hanging out for the new Crucial M500s, should see some nice price drops when they come out, and hopefully a nice performance increase too

    Been waiting long enough for the successor to the M4s
     
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    Didnt think these had even been released yet?
     
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    Hmmm, just did some looking around, not sure tbh. This suggests they just went into production. Maybe it's a pre-order type thing?? Although it doesn't say that...
     
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    I'm kicking myself, I'm after 4x 256gb drives or 2x480's and the SanDisk ultra plus drives were $169 at itestate but I didn't have the money at the time
    are there any other ~$170 sort of deals going on SanDisk drives?
     
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    I haven't seen the comparison prices yet but MSY (today and tomorrow only) doing the Intel 335 Series 80GB Sata3 SSD (SSDSC2CT080A4K5-Reseller pack) for $95. Any good? Says it is normally $109.
     
  16. Dr Evil

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    Probably but it would be worth my time if it was a 120GB.. and possibly if it were the 520 series. $95 should be the flat rate for those SSD's.
     
  17. AbRASiON

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    No signs of the Samsung Evo's around yet. I'm willing to give TLC a shot if it's matching MLC and cheaper (reviews are mostly positive)
     
  18. noober69

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    I like intel as they are reliable and have good software that allows you to scan and check the drives. I would not go for a 80gb if using as a windows OS drive as it will fill up and not leave much spare. As write cycles are limited small spare space means faster wear.
    Seems a good price though.
     
  19. AbRASiON

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    Samsung Evo now listed on Newegg USA, 369$ US for the 500gb, guestimate cheapest Aussie ones will be around 420$
     
  20. Cpt Watermelon

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    The 1TB Samsung SSDs at PCCG for $799 are tempting.

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