Warm: $210 - Samsung 830 128GB SSD w/Batman Arkham Asylum

Impulse

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It's been $230 until today, just as good as the Crucial m4 which is usually $210 so it's not really a deal unless you want & haven't bought Batman... If that's the case I guess you can see it as getting the drive for $160, which is not a bad price at all, not quite as good as a Vertex 3 for $140 like the other day at NE but hey, no MIR and it's probably more reliable.

I actually bought it this morning before the price drop but I just called and they're gonna credit me the difference. Haven't checked whether the 256GB was discounted too but the 256GB M4 was like $45 cheaper anyway.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147137

Edit: Actually the 256GB version dropped $40 to $390, minus Batman I guess it's $340, not bad.

Edit 2: It's the Batman sequel, had a blonde moment and wrote the wrong title.
 
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HeavensCloud

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It includes Arkham City, not Asylum. I was wondering why that made the deal any better for a minute ;)
 

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Blah, I knew it was the sequel in my mind, but wrote Asylum anyway, can't edit the title tho... Hrm.
 

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How does this compare to the current hot favorite Crucial M4?

Anand from anandtech says Samsung is just as reliable as Intel these days. If you want a rock solid SSD, then Samsung and Intel are the way to go according to him.
 

Impulse

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Performance wise I think the 830 is on par with the Crucial m4, if not a bit better, tho the Intel 510 (or a SF drive) might still be better for TRIM-less scenarios (Macs, RAID)... Anand did mention he's been using an 830 on his MBP w/o issue tho. The controller on the 830 is relatively untested compared to the 470 which was widely used by OEMs, but it hasn't revealed any issues in reviews.

One thing I haven't seen tho is any actual benchmarks of the 128GB model, it's always been the 256GB version in reviews... So I took a bit of a gamble there. Mine should arrive Wednesday so I'll get to tinker with it thru Thanksgiving. :D
 
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