deals50% off samsung ssds & laptops

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SMOKING deal for the 128 and 256!

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Yay! I did something good!

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Finally SSD are starting to drop... looks like its time for daddy (me) to build a new system in the next coming months...awesome =).

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Anyone have any insight as to if these prices will stick or are just a temporary reduction?

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Great deal for 128, pretty good for 256.

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There's some pretty good deals here, though it should be noted that this is up to 50% off, not %50 off as the title says.

Also, the "list prices" are a a joke. I just paid $90 for a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD that wasn't even on sale. The same drive is now $80 (also not on sale) on Amazon and has essentially the same performance characteristics of the Samsung 830 (it was a tossup between these two drives for me).

So $70 is a good price (If I hadn't just bought the Kingston, I'd jump on it) but saying the list price is $171 is just silly. This is an $80 or $90 drive on sale for $70, not a $170 drive.

Just one example, the other "list prices" are similarly silly.

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@addixon: There's a glut of SSD NAND flash now. A lot of factories are sitting idle because there's just too much supply, so prices are dropping.

Some analysts are predicting that prices will go back up in a few months once existing supply has been exhausted, and factories resume normal levels of production. That said, if you miss this deal, "normal" prices today aren't a lot higher. Tomorrow you'll probably pay $10-20 more for the same drive. If a bounce happens, we're talking months away, not days or weeks.

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@pyromosh: Thanks a lot -- I haven't been keeping up with the SSD market as of late

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@addixon: Sales of SSDs have been pretty good for the past month or two. I picked up an OCZ Vertex 4 128 Gb for $80 in early September. Probably the best price I've seen for a highly rated SSD.

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@addixon: probably temporary, i know that the 256 was 185 yesterday, so it's not as big of a deal as it sounds, but $30 off is still pretty decent (20% almost)

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The list prices for these are NO joke. I shelled out $180 for the 128GB version some six months ago! That was the going rate at the time. The 830 series is among the fastest, I don't know about your Kingston's speed. I have two of these in two machines replacing my old OCZs of different models that both crapped out in different ways within months. When it comes to hard drives what is a 'joke' this week was the real price last week.
Get a 256GB, you'll thank me in six months.
Prices will continue to fall.

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I can tell you that there will not be a "bounce" the price will only continue to go down. So come back in Christmas, and get more bang for your buck...

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I'm only seeing 3 things and none of them are 50% off..

[ed] Just read an important little detail:
Prices are "UP TO" 50% off

(+1 - I saw @pyromosh already said this, but it's worth repeating :D)

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I was hoping for an ssd laptop, not ssds and laptops.

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I wish I got this man upvotes on Reddit.

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Important: don't buy one of the HDD laptops and assume that you can upgrade it to SSD. The motherboards from Samsung won't support it unless it comes with an SSD.

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Honestly anyone saying wait for Christmas is an idiot... you'll get a better deal on an SSD at Christmas but the 840 comes out in 5 days retailers are dumping their stock of 830's that are in the same size category as the release models of the 840 and the 830 is being completely phased out. You're not going to get a Samsung 830 at Christmas because everyone will have long since sold them out by then and they aren't making more. If you want to wait until after the 840 is released in 5 days and see if there is better deals right after release while retailers dump any stock of the 830 they have remaining then that makes some sense but waiting until Christmas is just a guarantee you aren't getting an 830.

Suppose I should also add that people buying the Kingston and OCZ ones and comparing them... yeah speed wise those drives are on par with Samsung, Intel, Plextor, and even faster than Crucial. Reliability wise? enjoy replacing your SSD a dozen times a year.

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@ikisat: They're considerably more reliable than consumer-grade platter drives. It would have taken you all of five minutes to find that out for yourself.

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Not as good of a deal as everyone says... Newegg has the same model for $13 cheaper and better warranty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164
But, Amazon has a better payment rate if you use their Amazaon.com Store Card, so which ever floats your boat. Happy shopping!

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@laserking7: Newegg shows as $169, Amazon deal was $150... How is Newegg 13 cheaper?

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@salsashark42: Um? I don't even know what you're responding to or talking about. With 5 minutes of research your comment makes even less sense... Since there is no world based in reality in which SSD is more reliable than HDD... HDD has a much longer life span and much lower unrecoverable failure rate. About all that kills HDD is chipped or grinding discs which is really rare until a hard drive hits at least 5-8 years old and even then is only at all common in situations where it's been repeatedly jostled around and rarely cleaned. Aside from the obvious statistics and logical flaws in your statement you can pretty much swing by any repair shop or ask anyone you know who fixes computers whether they replace more dead hard drives or more dead ram sticks. SSD isn't a new technology it has all the same limitations and reliability issues of any RAM stick you've ever had.