Crucial 960GB M500 SSD - $439 with Free Shipping at B&H

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  2. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I can still buy a ~256GB SSD main drive and a 2x2TB drives for that price =P But awesome to see near TB drives even exist. Hopefully this will be < $300 by summerish.
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  3. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2012
    I ordered one from Adorama via ebay for the same price - I think BH was matching Adorama's price. Adorama had several great deals on SSDs, including a 500GB Samsung SSD for $270. For those wondering about the advantage of an SSD - my laptop boots up Windows 7 in 18 seconds - about as fast (or maybe even slightly faster) than my ipad. Well worth the investment.
  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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  5. Chasmodai

    Chasmodai Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 21, 2013
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  6. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    That is still crazy money for my weedy pocket. You must be rich!
    I expect this HD+SSD set up yeids the same performance as a 960Gb SSD if set up right. I can't fault my 120Gb SSD + 1TB HD. Although I guess laptops can't take benefit of this.
  7. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
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    I too see this as the beginning of the end. However, picking up a 3TB external for essentially $75 on BF means it will be a while before I get to this.
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  8. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Thanks for posting this. When I bought RAM a couple years back for my 2004 Gatway laptop. Yes I use that 8 lbs computer and its motherboard is maxed out at 2GB but surprisingly the single-core 2.2 Ghz processor is totally adequate for all of today's needs.

    It was my understanding that Crucial was the best so I bought it and when they finally make that 15" all-aluminum body PC I'm going to buy it and probably swap the hard drive for a solid state one. I think 500 GB will suffice, however, so I might be paying less :)

    By the time I buy a computer, however, it will mean my business has become as success. Right now I'm only 20% of the way there, but it will become exponentially easier. And on my list: the aforementioned $1200 laptop, $1000 12-40/2.8, and of course a brand new silver 75/1.8 with matching hood!
  9. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Same performance depending on your needs... doing video work? 256GB might not cut it. But in LR, I did not notice a big difference w/ my photos on the SSD vs on the HDD. I have LR and the catalog on the SSD. But yeah, laptops users benefit the most right now.
  10. tornado

    tornado Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    I just ordered a 448GB SSD...was the largest capacity available for the microSATA format my ultrabook accepts. Luckily, it can take two mSATA's.
  11. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    The beginning of the end has been around a few years already. I have SDD in both my Mac Pro and Mini for OS and apps. However, the SSD is still years away from affordably replacing my pile of 3 and 4TB drives I use for video, audio and image storage/backup. When you can buy a 4TB SSD for under $200 I'd say we've arrived.
  12. nathan_h

    nathan_h Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Interesting. You may have just saved me some money.

    I have lightroom and the catalog on my SSD but my photos are on a conventional internal drive. I get a beach ball when loading full res raw files on my Mac mini. I thought an SSD for photo storage would solve that...... It now I know otherwise.

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  13. davidedric

    davidedric Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2013
    Cheshire, UK
    It's even a sensible price, £378, in the UK. Currently have my Light room files and catalogue on a 256gb ssd (along with the os and programs of course). My plan was always to get a big ssd for Lightroom when they got cheap enough - sounds like we are nearly there :smile:
  14. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Well, I should say I have an i5 2500k running at 4ghz. And I do standard preview on import. I'm fairly certainly any delay I have is mostly rendering. I should probably retest that theory with the latest LR. I should also add my 10GB cache is also on SSD... completely forgot I did that. But even going back to some old pictures from years back takes a few seconds to render at 100%. Photos are also on a 7200rpm drive.
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