Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Cheapest SSD prices?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26-11-2012, 20:57
lalaland
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 11,435

Anyone know where to get the cheapest SSD drives for a MacBook Pro from?

Wouldn't mind replacing a 500GB drive with a 400-500GB SSD drive, however I don't want to pay the prices I'm currently looking at.

Most of them seem to be over 300 with the odd one or just just under that. The lowest so far has been 270 for a 480GB model.

The closer to 200 I can get the better if anyone has any recommendations?
lalaland is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 26-11-2012, 22:04
barky99
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Scotland - near a whirly thing
Posts: 2,826
still rather expensive these ssd's .... 300 for a crucial 512mb one Vs 70 for a seagate 500gb 7200rpm hybrid HDD .... ssd's will get cheaper & a hybrid a worthwhile step up for now?

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard...tus-xt-hybrid/
barky99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2012, 00:33
lalaland
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 11,435
Not sure if I'll see much of an improvement with a hybrid over the standard drive in there already?
lalaland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2012, 04:40
rottweiler
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: England
Posts: 2,454
I recently swapped out my hard drive in my MBP with a Samsung 830 128gb and it flys

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-2-5i...3987669&sr=1-4

Don't really need much storage but a would recommend an external 2.5 drive for back ups and extra storage should you require it

These are great
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers
rottweiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2012, 11:33
clonmult
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 2,941
Not sure if I'll see much of an improvement with a hybrid over the standard drive in there already?
The standard drives in virtually all laptops tend to be 5400rpm, slow sluggish things. The Momentus XT is a 7200 rpm drive - which on its own gives an appreciable improvement.

And the minor thing that with the 750gig Momentus, its got a fairly large "cache" SSD built in, and works in almost exactly the same way as the "new" Apple hybrid drives - the OS and commonly used applications get moved onto the SSD over a period of time. So you get 90% of the performance of an SSD, but with the storage of a traditional drive.
clonmult is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2012, 16:48
lalaland
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 11,435
Sounds good, but I'm in two minds whether to wait or not. I might hold out and see what the new year brings in terms of SSD prices.
lalaland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2012, 01:04
Loobster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 11,292
I don't see prices dropping very fast going forward seeing as they came down a LOT this year. They will drop but probably slowly. I'm hoping that by the end of 2013 we will be seeing 256GB units at current 128GB prices.

I just ordered a 128GB M4 for my work laptop, $92 from Amazon after I cashed in my credit card reward points.

I've decided that I'll sacrifice storage space (currently there's a 320GB spinny drive in there) for quadruple the speed. It's so worth it. For any large work stuff I will just store it on an external drive, or keep it on my main work tower PC, since I don't really need it that often.
Loobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2012, 23:07
ibatten
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 297
I recently swapped out my hard drive in my MBP with a Samsung 830 128gb and it flys
Seconded. I put the same part, 80 from Amazon, into an elderly (2007) Mac Mini which I needed to squeeze another 18 months out of. It came with a USB/SATA cable which would probably cost at least a tenner, and a license for Ghost which would have been handy had I not been using SuperDuper! It's transformed the machine for performance, it's also running cooler and quieter, and I can recover the disk and re-use it when I finally scrap the machine.
ibatten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-11-2012, 01:12
Microkorg
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sussex
Posts: 1,728
Just swapped out mine for a 128GB Kingston V200+ SSD.
Currently on sale till early Dec in Clas Ohlson stores for just 65!
Originally I'd looked in PC world, but they only sell OCZ, which are trash IMHO.

Didn't notice much speedier start up as my machine has always started fast, but everything else just flies...

Do it!
Microkorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-11-2012, 01:41
Sexbomb
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Preston
Posts: 12,210
Are M4 crucials the best or are there better than this? i have an M4 256GB in mine.
Sexbomb is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 29-11-2012, 04:43
Loobster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 11,292
There aren't any that really outperform an M4. You can spend way more money and get a top of the line Intel or OCZ for an extra 10%, if you are that bent on speed. But M4 units just hit the sweet spot for me, outstanding performance, good price.

Best of all, the Marvell controller is very reliable, and was never plagued by firmware problems like the SandForce models.
Loobster is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:46.