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Which SSD would you pick:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0339459
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760
Help me choose.
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post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post
He means that it was at that price before this limited time 20% off sale occured.

Use this definition of sale in this context.


So it should be cheaper in relation to the price it was before at that store, other stores have no involvement.

@Shiveron: I guess they just dumped some products in there to fill in space.

OT: This sale seems to bring a lot components down to Newegg levels. So if you were going to pick up a processor from them, you could also pick up some other parts without worrying about paying too much. Plus, you wouldn't have to wait for them in the mail and returns/DOAs would be easier to handle.
I see what you mean but Microcenter is always selling the item at "sale price" is my point. Therefore they don't see the need in lowering the price when there is a sale on other parts.
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post #13 of 26
so do they take 20% off at the register or is it already included in the prices?
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Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post
They're basically the same SSD with a different sticker. So it's up to you whether you want a brand name or a MC SSD. It really won't make a difference.

The only real difference is the OCZ has a MTBF of 2000000 hours while the MC has 1000000. So 228 vs 114 years. Will you still be using the drive then?
Edited by Lampen - 2/18/11 at 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post

OT: This sale seems to bring a lot components down to Newegg levels. So if you were going to pick up a processor from them, you could also pick up some other parts without worrying about paying too much. Plus, you wouldn't have to wait for them in the mail and returns/DOAs would be easier to handle.
They price match newegg normally so you can always do that. At least thats what they told me when I got my 950 and I told them I was getting the rest on the egg.
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Well if you don't mind the rebate I would probably go for the OCZ for $5 more. It's more likely to have a better warranty and better support. Though, I guess if you have any problems with the other one the store would probably give you another one. Other than that performance should be abou the same since they use the same controller.
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I would personally go for the Vertex 2, but then it doesn't seem like that big of a discount. However, you are not guaranteed that they're the 32 nm version, rather than the new 25 nm that has decreased performance.
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IMO this section is to inform people who DONT know what "deals or sales" are out there and just come here to find it quick and easy. I understand that people are all saying "Oh its been there for awhile" or "These aren't a sale since its regular price" but hey I bet some people didn't even know about this until now so I'm just trying to be helpful for pointing out things. In other words be nice =].
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i really love microcenter, i got my 700D from there for $140 this week! cant beat that.
    
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post #20 of 26
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The only real difference is the OCZ has a MTBF of 2000000 hours while the MC has 1000000. So 228 vs 114 years. Will you still be using the drive then?
MTBF does not equal life expectency.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post
Well if you don't mind the rebate I would probably go for the OCZ for $5 more. It's more likely to have a better warranty and better support. Though, I guess if you have any problems with the other one the store would probably give you another one. Other than that performance should be abou the same since they use the same controller.
I would probably go with the MC one to ensure getting a 8 NAND one instead of the 4 NAND one. However, being a B&M store.... their stock is probably still the 32nm one.
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