SSD Price Discussion

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

  1. rdamage

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    I've noticed the first couple of M4's I purchased mid last year were made in Singapore, the one bought last week is made in China, no real concern but probably explains most of the reason the price dropped rather drastically.
     
  2. itchynads

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    The price fluctuations are most likely due to Amazon's dynamic pricing algorithms.

    The price should be lower once demand dies down a bit.
     
  3. xhanatos

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    ^^ LOL
    Still, a nice find nonetheless.
     
  6. congoh

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    More I see these deals, the more annoyed I get with local retailers. :D
    How is vertex3's reliability?
     
  7. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Like most drives, there was a small firmware issue that affected some people but was patche dup pretty quickly.

    I have one from May last year that was in the initial batch into Australia, zero issues. Had terabytes worth of data through it, on for like 50% of the time I've had it (5 months +) yet still 100% life. :)

    [​IMG]

    My only concern is the fucking thing has lost half it's value in 9 months, where as the smaller drives still sell at 80% of their price years later. :rolleyes:

    My m4 256gb is still too new to have anything impressive in it's stats. But give it a year. :)
     
  8. Skramit

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    How do you guys get it shipped to Aus so cheap? When I've tried to buy PC hardware from Amazon before they always say "Sorry not able to ship to that address". And when trying the Amazon sub-vendors they charge like $80 shipping.

    Am I doing something wrong or are you guys using a forwarding company??
     
  9. xhanatos

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    when was the last time you tried to complete an order?
    There's no need for a forwarding company. Shipping is still $6.64 for the Expedited International Shipping.

    Items Ordered Price $168.99
    1 of: Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2 [Personal Computers]
    Condition: New
    Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.


    Order Summary
    Items: $168.99
    Shipping & Handling: $6.64
    Total Before Tax: $175.63
    Estimated Tax To Be Collected: $0.00
    Order Total: $175.63
     
  10. FatBoyNotSoSlim

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    Something wrong. Firstly, the SSD box is tiny, hence normal post is only $6.50 and express is like $30. Secondly, pc parts will only be sent overseas (easily) if sold directly by Amazon. Check the "Sold by" part of the item description, IIRC, it's just below the price. After that it's smooth sailing. Some things there are no savings on, others it's huge! (I had my Corsair AX1200 PSU sent from Amazon for ~$320 express, arrived in 4 days and was a decent saving over local)
     
  11. Hughesey

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    not long it seems...169 now.
     
  13. rickross

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    This may be useful as it's only things they ship to aus http://www.amazon.com/International-Shipping-Direct/b?ie=UTF8&node=230659011
     
  14. Luke212

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    i can tell you exactly why they change the price. its called randomised testing. amazon do it, youtube do it. all the really big ones do or should be doing it. its incredibly powerful.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

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    Mate of mine had purchased the 128G drive recently at an excellent price delivered....little over the latest $159 iirc.

    I'm even more tempted to grab one myself now.
     
  16. TheImp

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    Yeah, me too!
     
  17. Hughesey

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  18. davros123

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    finger hovers above buy button...argh...but I can't think of a use!
    edit : ah, stuff it...order placed.

    143aud delivered...
     
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  19. RoSWeLL

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    It's crazy pricing of these :o it makes the impulse buyer very trigger happy but I will restrain myself.

    Hopefully the 256gb is in for a big drop soon then I will think about replacing my platter games drive.
     
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    goooodaaaaaaaaaaaaaamiiittttt
     

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