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Great deal on Crucial M4 128gb SSD at Newegg!

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November 12, 2012 10:38:27 AM

SSDs continue to come down in price. I picked up an Intel 330 240GB a month or two ago for $60 off. This is also a terrific buy. Expect to see a lot of this down the road. SSD's are gaining momentum fast.
November 12, 2012 11:57:04 AM

In all sincerity, that's not a great deal when you consider the average deal on a Samsung 830. Much higher quality drive - I have used both in a number of builds, and the Samsung is better without contest. Are there (mildly) faster drives, yes. Are there more reliable drives, not really. My next build that has a SATAIII port will be a Samsung 840 Pro - just plain ridiculous stats.
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November 12, 2012 12:36:57 PM

2nd the Samsung 830. The M4 doesn't make sense at that price
November 12, 2012 3:28:37 PM

Still waiting for an SSD around 500GB to be a reasonable price before I make the switch. 256GB isn't big enough for my primary drive.
November 12, 2012 4:03:57 PM

nekulturny said:
Still waiting for an SSD around 500GB to be a reasonable price before I make the switch. 256GB isn't big enough for my primary drive.


It takes a bit of attention to deiced what goes on where when using a small(er) SSD and TB+ platter. However, if I were you I'd pick up an SSD as soon as possible. I'd put money on you'll wish you'd done it sooner as soon as you have it setup. I can't go back, all of my PC's and lappys are SSD based now.
November 12, 2012 4:42:41 PM

nekulturny said:
Still waiting for an SSD around 500GB to be a reasonable price before I make the switch. 256GB isn't big enough for my primary drive.


You really have that many programs files? I use a 180GB and it's got plenty of breathing room. You can always install programs that don't need the speed to an alternative drive. Or if you want everything on the c:\ you could use a RAID config if your BIOS/Mobo support it.
November 12, 2012 6:20:55 PM

game junky said:
You really have that many programs files? I use a 180GB and it's got plenty of breathing room. You can always install programs that don't need the speed to an alternative drive. Or if you want everything on the c:\ you could use a RAID config if your BIOS/Mobo support it.

Yea.. And this is including the fact that I have 2x 2TB drives for bulk storage. Between my program files and games, and anything else that incidentally might be on my 500 GB main drive, my available space is 200GB ish atm. I don't ever want to have to sacrifice an installed program on my main drive. While some of the games are ones I no longer play, removing them when I might get an interest in them again is an annoyance I don't want.

RAID is something I have considered, I'm not ready to drop the cash on an SSD yet though. Yes, they've gone down a lot in the last 8 months, just not yet for me.
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