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  • 40% (2)
    OCZ Vertex 4 512GB x2
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    iPad Mini LTE
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  • 40% (2)
    the blue one with the fish...
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post #1 of 5
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I've got two laptops that need to be upgraded to SSD (currently have 5400RPM HDD). I do have a few 120-256GB SSDs lying around that can be used for now, however, I would need to upgrade to a bigger capacity eventually (probably in 6 months-1 year). Not sure if that's enough time to see price drops on 500-512GB models that'll be able to match current Black Friday deals.

So, what do you guys think? Should I get the SSDs now or get an iPad instead? Way too many expenses recently so can't just buy both.
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at this price of $300 for the vertex 4 512GB i would jump on it now and get your 2 SSD's..
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Industrys-Performance-2-5-Inch-Warranty/dp/B008MIJOTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353651864&sr=8-1&keywords=OCZ+Vertex+4+512GB

i have my doubts you will see this price in 6 months
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post #3 of 5
SSD!
post #4 of 5
I voted the blue one with the fish! biggrin.gif

Since you can use the smaller SSDs for a while I'd get the iPad if you have a use for it.

What is the blue one with the fish?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Since you can use the smaller SSDs for a while I'd get the iPad if you have a use for it.

Hmm, yeah. Aside from using the iPad as a tablet, I do need it as a portable hotspot. Right now, I'm using my smartphone as hotspot but when I have files downloading or I need Dropbox to sync stuff, that means I either have to stop downloading/syncing or I won't have a smartphone with me when I get called somewhere (usually for tech support).

I could get an actual portable hotspot but battery life wouldn't be as good as the iPad's and I've had overheating issues with the Mi-Fi before. Besides, adding an iPad to our family plan would cost only $10/month. Meanwhile, the hotspot would cost $20/month and require a 2-year commitment.

Another reason I'm hesitant on current 500/512GB SSD deals is because I don't particularly trust them. Would really prefer either the Crucial m4 or Samsung 830.

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I voted the blue one with the fish! biggrin.gif

What is the blue one with the fish?

Still haven't figured that one out actually. It's always included as a joke/random option on another forum I frequent. tongue.gif
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