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Gah! Lost out on the $99 deal from Rakuten, SOLD OUT!

Was waiting til I did my weekly budget to see how much money I really had to blow.

MacMall has them for $119 but not too sure about them. Description says 840 Series, not Pro, but the advertised part # is indeed for a Pro drive.

Snooze, ya loose, right?
    
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post #22 of 29
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I agree. Hard to find good $/GB. I got lucky when I bought 3 of those HyperX drives. $100 for that Samsung is a great deal.

Yeah i grabbed one of those and a vertex 4 when they were on sale for ~$70, still pretty happy with those purchases thumb.gif
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Plextor M5S 128GB drives. Cheap, reliable, fast and none of the Sandforce crap tongue.gif not to mention it's A 128GB NOT a 120GB. Plextor uses actual MLC 3K rated P/E chips.
And also Plextor has SSD Reliability just below Intel. Yes they make one of the most reliable SSDs ever
The last thing though that comes to my mind about reliability is Samsung and their NAND chips. I grew up around Samsung products and they NEVER lasted beyond 2 years without requiring a massive repair (The last samsung TV i had required a entirely new LCD panel which luckily under the warranty was replaced)
EDIT : 84.99 w/MIR @ microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/product/398905/M5s_PX-128M5S_128GB_SATA_II_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_with_Marvell_88SS9174_Controller
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I have the 840 500gb and LOVE IT biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 29
Save your money until you have enough for an 840 Pro.
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If you have time, wait until you have 150 bucks and nab a 256gb when they are on sale.
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I have the money, I'm just a tight-wad biggrin.gif

I'm having a hard time justifying the cost when all it will really do for me is make my machine boot in like ~10-20 seconds. It's always on anyway.

My current OS drive is a WD Blue 500GB shortstroked to 60GB. My PC boots to a useable desktop in ~30 seconds.
    
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post #28 of 29
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I have the money, I'm just a tight-wad biggrin.gif

I'm having a hard time justifying the cost when all it will really do for me is make my machine boot in like ~10-20 seconds. It's always on anyway.

My current OS drive is a WD Blue 500GB shortstroked to 60GB. My PC boots to a useable desktop in ~30 seconds.
I would wait to get a great deal on 256gb because thats a good amount of space for a main drive, and it speeds up all load times for every program that is on the drive.
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I have the money, I'm just a tight-wad biggrin.gif

I'm having a hard time justifying the cost when all it will really do for me is make my machine boot in like ~10-20 seconds. It's always on anyway.

My current OS drive is a WD Blue 500GB shortstroked to 60GB. My PC boots to a useable desktop in ~30 seconds.

That isn't all it does. Loading everything is obscenely fast. And it's dead silent.

I can load up the entire Eclipse IDE in 5 seconds or less with my 840 Pro. It makes using computers that don't have an SSD very annoying.

You could get a 15K RPM SAS server HDD and short stroke it to 20GB, heck make that RAID 0, and it would still fall flat on its face compared to the likes of an 840 Pro.
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