SSD Price Discussion

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  1. Little Man

    Little Man Member

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    Now a good time to grab a 120GB intel 520 from amazon?

    Getting fed up waitin for one to pop up in the F/S section.

    Is intel's warranty still the same i.e. universal/international (send to the Aus dep for RMA?)
     
  2. congoh

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    Why would anyone sell such new gear?
    I could imagine people parting with 60gb but not 120gb.

    Price difference between local and US price isn't that much for Intel 520.
     
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  3. danyell

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    @littleman

    120gb is $185 at msy, if doa or first week issues, swapped over on the spot. Been eyeing off M4 but the five year vs three year warranty, Intel testing and qualification and faster speed wins for me. For 30-odd bucks I'll justify it by drinking less beer that week :)

    Less hassle warranty wise going local, unless someone in the know can inform on international wty procedures?
     
  4. Little Man

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    Sorry I meant any SSDs at all (worthy ones, sandforce etc).

    I noticed that, its like $20 cheaper from the US.

    Edging closer and closer to the $200 which puts me off a little.:(

    Yeah the 5 year warranty was the selling point for me, more so than the extra 8GB.
     
  5. danyell

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    I wonder if part of the reason for that extra warranty is due to setting aside more "spare space" on the Intel for remapping / use when there are errors in part of the primary user-space NAND (excuse the lack of correct tech terminology, please!)...?

    Yeah 8gb isn't a worry for me, either. All data and games will reside on a Caviar black, I don't anticipate filling 120gb on Windows and apps for quite some time.

    But then, people who opted for 60/64gb SSDs a few years back were saying that, weren't they?! Now it seems 120/128gb is considered the minimum starting point.
     
  6. Little Man

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    I think its just because intel is awesome that they offer 5 years. :weirdo:

    I actually was looking for a 60GB used, but seeing as the market is dry as a bone I'm opting for new and 60GB drives dont present the same value they used to. :thumbup:
     
  7. ysu

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    Fark this sucks. I just wanted to order one, too, and realised they don't deliver overseas. Nasty.

    What's really weird, they don't deliver simple things like this bay converter either.
    This I reckon is some amazon mess-up.
     
  8. Little Man

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    Just pulled the trigger on a Intel 520 120GB @ $185.

    Haven't even picked it up yet, already feel guilty. :lol:
     
  9. congoh

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    Welcome to the dark side :leet:
    Feel the ppppppoooooooooowwwwwwwweeeeeerrrrrr!!!!!! (or should that be speed?)
     
  10. Little Man

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    Ended having to get it from Umart for $15 more (devastating:tongue:) because msy were doing OEM ones. :thumbdn:

    Going to install it now. :D
     
  11. danyell

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    Well done, Little Man!

    The way I look at it, if you spend heaps of time using your PC, you're saving valuable time not waiting for it as much by going SSD. This gives you more time to go outside and get some sun, play with puppies and kittens and help little old ladies cross the street.

    No need to feel guilty!
     
  12. Little Man

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    Don't feel guilty after being able to reach this thread so fast haha!

    Never going back to HDD ever.
     
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    The 256GB Crucial M4 is now only US$284.99
     
  15. ysu

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    but how do you order it???
     
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    Create an Amazon account and then click on this this link Crucial M4 256GB.

    They are shipping the 256gb atm. not the 128gb or 512gb :confused:
     
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    Tempted to get the 256GB, need to save a bit more cash first, some big bills are on their way... :wired:

    Still I'm certain the M5 is due any time now so there might be more reason to hold off.
     
  18. ysu

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    oh, wow! thanks, that's not bad. I assumed none of them can be ordered, after checking...yes, the 128 and the 512 models!
    shame they don't ship the bay converter either. still, I'm buying that 256GB one straight away!
     
  19. Jon187

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    Also check out the 3tb Seagate USB 3.0 drive for $139 (about $150 delivered to Oz).
     
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