Solved Just a little confused.. Tags: SSD Storage Last response: May 11, 2012 1:27 AM in Storage Share AidanJC May 11, 2012 12:46:02 AM Hi Everyone, I'm currently in the market to purchase a new SSD for my MacBook Pro. I live in Australia, so i buy all of my parts from here. http://www.pccasegear.com/ I was initially going for a 240GB drive, however i was having a look at their SSDs when i noticed this. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... The 480 GB drive is $489.00.. instead of something ridiculous like $800.00 Is this an older generation or something along those lines? The 480 GB drive has these specs: Price: $489.00 Performance: Sequential Read (up to): 540 MB/s Sequential Write (up to): 460 MB/s Random Read (up to): 44,000 IOPS Random Write (up to): 46,000 IOPS MTBF: 1.4M hrs Where as the 240 GB drive has these specs: Price: $249.00 Performance: Sequential Read (up to): 550 MB/s Sequential Write (up to): 520 MB/s Random Read (up to): 39,000 IOPS Random Write (up to): 83,000 IOPS MTBF: 2.0M hrs There's gotta be a catch in here somewhere. And it looks like its the Random read and write IOPS. What do you guys think? More about : confused Best solution Dereck47 a c 527 G Storage May 11, 2012 12:59:28 AM In the United States on Newegg.com the same drive goes for $579.99. So you're able to get it for roughly $91.00 cheaper. Sounds like a great deal. Go for it! Share AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:04:05 AM Dereck47 said:In the United States on Newegg.com the same drive goes for $579.99. So you're able to get it for roughly $91.00 cheaper. Sounds like a great deal. Go for it! Doesn't seem fishy or anything? I can always return it. I'd just rather not have to go through all of that. Also, usually Australians get a 40-60% markup on everything we buy. It's terrible. This is why i have a few concerns about the price of this product. m 0 l Related resources Just a little confused - Forum Im a little confused on the A10-Series APU A10-7700K apu - Forum im a little confused - Forum Need a phone for use in US and China, no contract. A little confused.. - Forum Still a little confused about PCIE options - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 527 G Storage May 11, 2012 1:09:43 AM No, it's a SATA 3 (6Gb/s) drive so it's at least a 3rd generation SSD. There's are no reviews of the drive at Newegg, but here's a link to some reviews at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-2-5-Inch-Drive-SD... m 0 l AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:11:56 AM The IOPS are different in that review. But never mind, i'm sure it won't be THAT much of a difference. Thanks for your help by the way, it's much appreciated m 0 l Dereck47 a c 527 G Storage May 11, 2012 1:13:11 AM Sorry, none of the reviews on the link I provided were for the 480GB drive. They are for the 120GB & 240GB drives. You'll have to do some additional research to see if there are any issues with the 480GB drive. m 0 l AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:27:25 AM Yeah, no worries there. It's all good to go then. Thanks for your help again m 0 l AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:27:41 AM Best answer selected by AidanJC. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPower Requirements XFX R9 280x - A Little Confused Forum SolvedA little confused on V core offsets Forum SolvedI'm a little confused about Outputs. Forum Hardware in comparison to game performance(A little confused) Forum SolvedGetting a 2500k but a little confused on something... Forum SolvedI'm a little confused.... Forum Solvedjust need a little help Forum SolvedToo much or too little or just right? Forum Solvedjust a little help with my desktop and the gpu i would like to buy Forum SolvedIm a little confused Forum a little bit confused Forum First time rig build.. little confused about a few areas Forum SolvedJust Need A Little Help Forum Case Fans - Help, a little confused? Forum SolvedTemperatures - just a little concerned. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !