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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?

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a c 531 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!
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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.
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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 :) 
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a c 531 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.
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May 11, 2012 1:27:25 AM

Yeah, no worries there. It's all good to go then.

Thanks for your help again
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May 11, 2012 1:27:41 AM

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