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 504 G Storage May 11, 2012 12:59:28 AM Share 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! 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. Related resources Just a little confused - Forum Gfx Card + Mobo compatability. Little Confused . - Forum A Little Confused ... - Forum Im a little confused - Forum Upgrading which to go with? Little confused - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 504 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... 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 Dereck47 a c 504 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. AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:27:25 AM Yeah, no worries there. It's all good to go then. Thanks for your help again AidanJC May 11, 2012 1:27:41 AM Best answer selected by AidanJC. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBIOS and CPU's, confused ... little help? Foruma little confused about peak and off peak minutes ForumGetting a 2500k but a little confused on something... ForumInstalling a second HDD for gaming.....a little confused ForumJust confused help me!!!!!! ForumIm a little confused ForumLittle confused on build ForumI'm a little confused .... ForumNewcastle or clawhammer?? little confused here ^^ ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum[Solved] Just installed my Samsung SSD, D drive listed as System Reserved? ForumMicro sd not recognize just in my PC Forum[Solved] Okay so I just set up my new system.... ForumAny dual enclosures that just duplicate data to drives? ForumNEW HARD DRIVE JUST START OVER More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !