expired SanDisk Extreme SSD - Crazy Prices. 120GB $129, 240GB $249, 480GB $489. Whilst Stocks Last!

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SanDisk Extreme SSD Series - Performance Solid-State Drives

You can now get SandForce's bleeding edge performance, with SanDisk's famous reliability & support!

120GB - $129
240GB - $249
480GB - $489

http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40/800/372


Scorpion Technology Computers

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  • +2 votes

    sigh I am really resisting buying this :(

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      same here.

    • +1 vote

      I think Crucial M4 from Amazon is a better deal.

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    how do they compare with crucial m4 ??

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        The M4 canes the SanDisk in 4KB reads, but in terms of IOPS the SanDisk is in a different league.

        Tough call actually.

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          Isn't the 4KB the most important in normal usage?

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          Should I get this, or the 256gb m4 from amazon?
          I already have a 128gb m4, but running out of spaces for that one…

          Would I notice a speed gain compared to the m4 in real life?
          If not, the m4 does give me a few more gigabytes to play around with

        • +5 votes

          I would take reliability over speed.

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          I thought the reliability issues of the sandforce controllers have been solved?

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          @Zarcady - I have a crucial M4 and its fantastic and known to be reliable, HOWEVER regarding buying it from Amazon i've read a fair few threads about amazon not posting SSD's to Australia anymore .. i may be wrong but worth noting

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          They still ship the 256Gb one, just not the 128Gb one.
          Yes, I agree that the m4s are fantastic. I have a 128Gb one myself, shipped from amazon, but I was looking around for another SSD, and wasn't sure whether to go with this one, or the m4 again

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          aaah i see fair enough good to know if i wanted another one i can still get it from amazon, i have the 256 and i'd personally stick with crucial or intel, i know neither set the world on fire but more than enough for what i want them for…. if they both cost similar i know which id go for .. :)

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      Benchmarks put the SDSSDX-120G-G25 well above the Crucial M4.
      http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

  • +1 vote

    480GB. Yum

    • +2 votes

      yeah, 2*240s in raid - YUM!

      lucky i only have SATA II, shhh dont let me know they are backwards compatible, i just spent 1.9k on rego and insurance :(

      • +5 votes

        they are backwards compatible

      • +2 votes

        Definitely they are backward compatible

      • +2 votes

        I assure you they are backwards compatible.

      • +2 votes

        what vehicle do you own? a boeing 747?

  • +18 votes

    arghhh, tempted to buy, but dont know what for

    Edit:
    Calm down, when you do need it, the price will be much cheaper.

  • +4 votes

    Pretty expensive shipping.

    • +2 votes

      Yep, $17 shipping to Qld takes the 120g to $146

      • +3 votes

        I resisted due to the same reason plus insurance was 151.

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    So true, my Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 64Gb is still serving me very well for nearly 2 years. For anyone else who doesn't have an SSD, should buy at least that 120Gb version here.

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      Tell me about. I bought a 120 Gb ssd and it's getting so annoying always trying to prioritise what to delete. I think 240Gb ssd should be the minimum.

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        Hmm it depends on what you install in your SSD. My 64Gb SSD still has some space left that I don't have to delete anything. I only install Windows and a few important programs (e.g. Microsoft Office) in it. I keep my other not-so-important programs and games in my 1Tb Samsung hard drive.

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    Damn, should have bought this instead of the 256GB M4 from Amazon. Too late. Shipping is expensive though.

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    Is this a 7mm drive compatible with Lenovo X220?

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    how's this compare to the intel 520 120GB?? I really wanna get a SSD for my DELL XPS17 laptop…

    • +1 vote

      They both use Sandforce solutions, but the Intel 520 uses much better NAND memory and as such is much faster.

      Compare:
      http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/34729-intel-520-series...
      http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/storage/36529-sandisk-extreme-...

      The sequential write on the 520 is twice as fast as the Sandisk, and also fairly big improvements on others.

      • +1 vote

        better firmware with intel, main reason to get intel

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        Actually, from my understanding, toggle NAND (Sandisk) is slightly better than sync NAND (Intel), but the 520s have better Intel firmware.
        Also the comparison is between a 240GB and 120GB drive, so it somewhat favors the 520.

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      mate, I have xps15, actually installing ssd into this machine is best money i've ever spent. :)

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        i thought so too, tats why i wanted one…. :)

  • +11 votes

    Sorry, but where's the deal here?
    PCCG has the 120GB and the 240GB for the same price.
    Am I missing something?

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21...

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      hmmm

    • +1 vote

      I swear on my mothers life i just looked at this and they were different models. The PC Case Gear were not Extreme SSD. Now that i have looked again they are the same.
      PC Case Gear shipping to NSW is $12.

    • +2 votes

      Nothing to see here. Move along. Besides, it's $2 cheaper from PC Case Gear due to lower shipping fees.

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        120Gb version no longer shows up at PCCG, so I guess that price is OK.

    • +1 vote

      Wow, you are right. Teach us to shop around before jumping into conclusion. If PCCG has stock, along with cheaper shipping cost, definitely go with PCCG. I have bought a number of items from PCCG before, they are very responsive and their bubble wrapping is so thick that's almost enough to wrap your house with it. Yeah, so go PCCG.

  • +2 votes

    like woomba pointed out above, apparently price is nothing special…. :(

  • +9 votes

    Sad to see the blatent advertising almost worked.

    Not including shipping prices in heading or description.
    Prices aren't that good: PCCG for example has the same price and lower shipping. $11 for me compared to $17. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21...

    Neg.

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      Advertising or not, i'd much rather buy from scorptec than pccg.. I'd find the service much better, and I can go in and pickup from south melb store whereas PCCG I can't.. I ordered a 240gb drive..

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        And why can't you pickup from PCCG, are you physically unable to make it to the pickup location?

        • +2 votes

          Correct, only open business hours weekdays which i'm strangely at work otherwise. Plus its a good 2hrs round trip to get to the other side of melb.

    • +2 votes

      PCCG had this listed for $169 last night and this morning so must have price matched.

      http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=sandisk+ext...

      So "Codhopper" get some perspective. It is still a bargain and PCCG have pulled their 120gb pricing and run scared.

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      thanks, save me from impulse buying

  • +1 vote

    I've dealt with Scorptec a few times in the past & had great service. That said, horrendous shipping kills an otherwise great deal here.

    I even tried throwing in another item to spread the freight, but that just doubles the price of transit. Not cool Scorptec! :(

  • +1 vote

    With SSD be very careful what you choose some brands are much better then others. Used to have OCZ vertex 2 SSD then it failed on me and the tech at centrecom even told he gets ALOT of that brand back so changed over to an intel 530 SSD.

    BUT in saying that never used sandisk ssd before.

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      My vertex 2 120gb has been running strong for over a year now

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        Duh.. my Vertex got replaced twice already … make sure you regular back up and good luck.

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    MUST.. RESIST… Damnit lol!

  • +3 votes

    Me thinks Scorptec wanted to clear stock or something …Hence the wordking "Crazy Prices" LOL. Its rather "Everyday prices".
    Hey scorptec rep, how about you post a real bargain, then we migh think about buying it. !

    From OzB 'Submit a bargain' page:
    'Only good bargains, please. Always check the price comparison sites and all the fine prints.'

    • +4 votes

      Yep, starts with free shipping.

    • +2 votes

      herp derp.

      Never heard of competitors matching pricing? this place is a haven for stores to be watching.

      http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=240+sandisk...

      Staticice proves that last crawl of PCCG shows $325 for the 240gb. I know JUST this morning I was looking at these on staticice at the $325.

      Haven't learnt how the interwebs works yet?

      • +2 votes

        Agreed. You can't neg them AFTER someone else price matches them. At the time it was posted, this was a bargain. Them being price matched after the fact doesn't change that.

        In my case, both stores are close by and not far from me so I wouldn't have to pay shipping.

        Personally I'm waiting for a price war on Intel 520s.

  • +6 votes

    ssd pricewar

  • +3 votes

    ^Don't know why he got negged.

    I would personally, like this.

  • +4 votes

    mmm…38 +'s for this deal…guess the word "Crazy Prices" really do help… LOL

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      The next cheapest on staticice is 168. It seems a pretty good deal. PCCG looks to have matched their price temporarily, but now no longer shows. Seems worthy of the + votes it has.

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        mmm…should i buy then….must resists :)

    • -7 votes

      I guess they are the current 'hot thing' to have in your 'pooter.
      So, ppl tend to jump whenever a bargain supposedly turns up !

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    Nice price on the 480gb… off to see if I can find any issues people have installing them in a Early 2011 MacBook Pro.

  • +1 vote

    Hahah.. pccg is now out of stock.. co-incidence? :)

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    what are sandisk warranty procedures if required?

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      last time i bought from scorptec pretty sure i was told like 1 week DOA, and after that they will send to their suppliers, but all at their cost and i never have to talk with anyone else apart from scorptec.

      Sales guy who served me mentioned that almost all of their stock they sell is treated the same way, and is for the life of the warranty. Not bad if you buy something with a lifetime warranty haha.

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        lifetime warranty is not forever. and not based on ur lifetime. its based on the lifetime thats expected from that product generally 3-5 yrs

  •  

    Sandisk 240GB SSD vs Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD?

    edit: Saw scrimshaw's comparison above. Intel 520 it is.

  •  

    Netplus is now selling this for $129, on Staticice it said $189 so they must've pricematched too :P

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    Reports of some of the major players are about to put the squeeze on the smaller competitors.
    Major players being OCZ, Kingston, Intel and Crucial.
    Prices will fall even further soon enough.

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    I ordered mine at 2:20 and they had it shipped out within 2 hours.

    It should be here tomorrow, cant wait to get it installed, hate waiting a good 7 minutes for my computer to start up..

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      I ordered an hour after you … checking now "TO BE DISPATCHED" .. ?

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        I paid via credit card despite the surcharge because I wanted it by today. I've got it installed now and its fricken awesome!! Start up takes like 30 seconds :)

        You should call them after placing an order and make sure you don't put comments on the order because that'll hold up the order.

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    cant resist, bought 2 for raid 0

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      any different speed ? or double the speed ?

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      Do note that there will be no TRIM support in RAID0.

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    3-year limited warranty†
    † 3 Year warranty in regions not recognizing limited warranty.

    difference?

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    price gone backup, shows over ppl!!

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    Since the Vertex 2 has been brought up, how do these compare to them? Is there any difference in the reliability if it is used in a laptop?

    Netplus has this for $129 as well plus $19 delivery and 5% insurance charge which comes up to $154.45 delivered to ACT.

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    can't wait for ssd's to be the new standard hdd

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    I tried to order a 240G one, the price on the product page was $249, but after added it to the cart, the price was changed back to $395.

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      Honestly, I reckon you're better off with this: http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/68869 :)

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      Not sure if they've changed anything, but in my cart it's $249.
      Haven't tried checking out though.

      • +1 vote

        That's a recent price change, I checked when I saw JB's comment, sure enough it was back up to $395. Nice to see it drop again, pity the shipping rates wouldn't plummet with it! ;)

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    Prices are still current, so I dont suppose this deal should be expired!

  •  

    Holy moses these drives are fast.. like real fast!

  • +2 votes

    got it, but the problem is I DONT HV ENOUGH SATA3 PORTS!!!
    EPIC FAIL!

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      hahahahah doh! :(

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        Haha yeah, looks amazing but I can't buy it since my laptop only has SATA2. Waiting for a nice cheaper 375MB/s SSD :)

  1. bonbon on 03/05/2012 - 14:29
  2. woomba on 03/05/2012 - 15:06
  3. codhopper on 03/05/2012 - 15:20
  4. mathiex on 03/05/2012 - 15:54
  5. orange123 on 03/05/2012 - 14:59