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Crucial Technology 128GB M4 2.5" SSD USD $212.00 (AUD $203.80) DELIVERED from B&H

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Hey guys, saw an excellent deal posted at dealstream.com.au.
I've got a really tight ass and i'm buying this so it must be good.

Crucial Technology 128GB m4 2.5" SSD USD$212.00 (AUD$203.80) Delivered from B&H. Shipping is 3-5 days.
Breakdown is US$179.95 for the drive and US$32.26 shipping.
Cheapest on staticice is $276.55 not including delivery.

Product Highlights
Drive Capacity of 128GB
Ultra-Fast SATA 6Gbps Interface
Laptop-Fitting 2.5" Form Factor
Read Speed of up to 415MB/s
Micron MLC Flash Components
Shock & Vibration Resistant
Quiet & Cool Operation

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  • +32 votes

    I've got a really tight ass

    too much info

  • +5 votes

    wow, you guys are way too serious for a sunday night

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    Good price but I think it's actually $203.24 unless there's some kind of conversion rate percentage.

    The price quoted is for USD + Shipping in USD = AUD equiva lent is shown as lesser amount.

    Use something like a nab gold visa debit or prepaid travelex card to get cheaper rate?

  • +2 votes

    Great price. It was AUD267 from Crucial direct in late May. I got one then and thought it was a good price at the time. Very happy with the performance of the SSD in my system. Great value at just over AUD200 delivered.

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      Same here, I got one in July for around $270… Thinking the missus might "need" one now :-)

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    would this be good in a Macbook Pro?

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    Great price! But with the not so solid state of these hard drives, reliability wise, would the SageMax Protection Plan help for an extra ~$30 for 2yrs or should we leave it to fate?

    • +1 vote

      Waste of money, also probably wouldn't help you any. These things aren't no kiddie toys (unlike the rushed to market stuff we keep seeing by OCZ et. al.), crucial has built them well and so far been very reliable for every one I know.

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      The drives have 3 yr warranty on them. I don't think that 2yrs is an extra 2 yrs.

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    Would this be the cheapest 128GB SSD? I'm looking to get one for my HP.

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    hi

    anyone know if they accept paypal?
    under the link it says usa etc only

    so how else to buy it..

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      Credit card..?

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      yeh it takes paypal. honestly you're better off with another brand. I brought two last time, one for macbook pro 2011 and one for dell xps. It fails on he macbook pro 2011, i keep on getting the beach ball. On the XPS, speeds don't even reach the advertised speeds (AS SSD benchmark).

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        which other brands are there?

        I heard on WP there were problems with the sandforce controllers as well.
        And others on WP seem seem to have no problems with the m4.

        So what brands can get then??
        Seems like failure rate could be on any brands…

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        no paypal, in the checkout only available to usa, uk, and canada..

      • +1 vote

        Lol? Crucial were (and still are, I haven't kept current as mine has been fantastic) receiving incredible reviews from everyone who tested them. Raw speed they didn't quite reach the OCZ, but as for reliability and ease of use they absolutely flogged them.

        I benchmark at 700+ in AS SSD with my Crucial. Perhaps you haven't got AHCI enabled? Or its on SATA2? OR it's a Mac? No wonder.

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        NO PAYPAL FOR AUSTRALIA - "We accept PayPal payments (via our website only) provided that the shipping address is a PayPal confirmed address. PayPal is accepted for U.S., Canada & UK customers only"

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    Do check if it comes with international warranty. SSDs historically have a higher rate of failure vs traditional HDDS. Factoring in a possible RMA process to USA. won't be as cheap anymore. I personally went with a OCZ Agility 3 (525MB Read 425MB/s write) locally for $230 delivered.

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      crucial RMA process is annoying as but they pay for the return shipping if the product is faulty. Took them 3 months to refund me that

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        Cost of shipping to USA is paid by the owner. Easily $20+. Imagine if you're one of the unlucky ones who have to RMA 2 or more times ( i've read quite a few of such horror stories online while doing my research), wouldn't be much of a bargain but cost more than buying local in the end.

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        how much it cost to ship to USA/crucial?

        if i get this from bhphoto, saving about $76, so if problems ship of to usa would cost how much?
        might still be worth it..

        then again maybe not..if u need to wait 3 months.
        but if u buy from OZ still need to wait 3 months anyways..
        unless the store would give u a straight away swap for a new one.

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    There is NO international warranty, if there's any problem you need to send it back at your own expense to the US. Tracked shipping to the US is expensive, about $25.

  • +3 votes

    I've been holding off buying an SSD for as long as possible but this is the deal that finally made me crack.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/m4-ssd-capacity-comparis...

    "in many cases, the 128 GB version of Crucial's m4 turns out to be faster than the 256 GB model. As a result, we continue to recommend that 128 GB capacity point."

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    I bought a crucial m4 from macsales.com about 3 months ago. Its a fantastic SSD, particularly if you have a Sandy Bridge (SATAIII) system.

    • +3 votes

      Ozbargain isn't really about cost its about value.

      This is good value for a SSD of this quality.

      If you were really tight you wouldn't have a computer/internet and would use the public one at the library.

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    How does this compare with Intel 520 120gb?

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    A technician on the MacRumours forum advises Mac users to go with the current Samsung SSDs due to frequent compatibility issues with Crucial's Micron-based SSDs. He recommends them ahead of the OWC SSDs, too. (I don't have the link at hand.). B&H sell the Samsung for $220.

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    Bugger! Are they not gonna send it to us or something xD

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    Yeah I Just got a 64gb Crucial M4 from bhphotovideo a week ago. It's running sweet :)

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      How do you survive with 64GB?

      I'm quite thankful i decided on a 120GB. I've relocated all my userdata on windows 7 ultimate, so the SSD only runs OS and programs (games are on a traditional drive as well).

      I've managed to use 70GB so far.

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        Depends on where you use it and what with. With my EEE 901 and linux I only just hit disk full on my 64GB SSD (I bought an aftermarket one) after 2 years or so of use and that was only because I hardly ever deleted anything. If I were to clean the sucker up I'd easily get back 50-75% of the disk space.

        And yeah, I even have games installed on this sucker. :)

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        Lol >.<

        Everyone has different usage. For me, 64gb is way more than enough. Atm I've got 34gb free left with Windows 7 and all my programs installed :)

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        If you got lots of RAM, try decreasing the pagefile size.
        I saved about 10 GBs on mine doing that.

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    Well, allow me to loosen that arse for you…

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    For anyone still doubting the reliability of any SSD (like I was), you need to check out the SSD Write Endurance test/thread here http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SS...

    It put all my worries to rest.. The 64GB Crucial M4 has written 330.2 TiB (363.22 TB) so far without any issues.
    The Samsung 470 64GB (34nm) just died after having written 478.0 TiB (525.607 TB).

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      You may need to start up your worries again. Since almost all failures are to do with the controller/firmware/configuration, not the flash itself.

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      The only SSDs with rock solid reliability are Intel and Samsung. Crucial is pretty good compared to Sandforce, but still not with the best.

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      If the memory chip fails, the controller is smart enough to reallocate space/remap. It's like having a bad sector on a traditional disk.

      Failures are typically circuitry, controllers etc. Which requires RMA.

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    Is there a cheaper SATA2 version? No point paying for a SATA3 drive since my chipset can't handle it :(

    • +1 vote

      But what about when you upgrade your PC? This SSD should last well over 5 years for most users.

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        It's a 2.5" SSD, I'm not upgrading my laptop's chipset anytime soon just for this deal, I'm on a i5-460m, with a HM55, no SATA3 for me.
        And dude, futureproofing tech never works, you should know that by now. By the time I get a new laptop (not going back to desktops for a while) SSD prices will have dropped by a bit.

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          Well good luck finding a sata2 SSD cheaper than this deal.

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          @Stumo
          StaticIce shows the SATA2 SSDs are priced around $190.
          At the moment, my 7200RPM 500GB is enough for me.

        • +1 vote

          Don't know what you found but this is the cheapest I found:

          $198.00 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G MMOCSSD22VE120G SSD 2.5" 120G SATA2 Vertex 2(E)

          This is excluding MSY Clayton (they have one at $180 as clearance stock) as I assume there's not internet delivery and you're not local.

          Now add $10-$15 for delivery.

          Apologies if I missed one suitably cheap. It was a quick scan.

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    just bought one. Thanks for the deal

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    Check out for this if you are comparing Crucial m4,Vertex 3 and Force series 3 and etc.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=30751
    Generally I think Crucial is quite cost efficient. Among those, i chose to buy Crucial m4.

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    Anyone get one of these (or a cheaper one) for their Asus 1015B Eepc deal?

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      Precisely what I am thinking of :)

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        Yeah but costs as much as the unit… I'm happy to go for a lower capacity/slightly slower one if I can save..

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          64GB has done me for a very long time on a netbook so you might want to look into that if you want to save more. They're around $100-$120 for ones worth getting if I remember right. It took me around 2 years of lazy usage (ie rarely deleting stuff) to fill it up.

          YMMV but I hope that helps.

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    2 of my mates wanted in, total of 3 ordered… ~ AUD$189 each (inc shipping). Boom, headshot! :-)

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      nice. you must have very nice friends. Not splitting the 30dollar delivery between 3 people

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    Hmm Its disappointing that its estimated delivery date is 09/01/2011 and i ordered a week back.

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    out of stock already.

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    can always get it here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Crucial-CT128M4SSD2-M4-2-5-128GB...

    and use a freight forwarder.. prob comes out the same price or cheaper

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    They're back in stock!

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    My 3 have arrived this morning from B&H !!! Woohoo!

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