Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 185421 22-Nov-2015 12:13
Send private message

As above @ Amazon

240GB - 128 NZD
480GB - 198 NZD
960GB - 380 NZD

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Height-SDSSDHII-480G-G25/dp/B00M8ABFX6/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1448145341&sr=1-1&keywords=SanDisk+Ultra+II+480GB

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
20445 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3905

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1432615 22-Nov-2015 12:19
Send private message

Was $219 US a couple of days back. At the higher price it's getting too close to the GST threshold to risk it IMO.




Richard rich.ms

3217 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 563

Trusted

  Reply # 1432634 22-Nov-2015 14:00
2 people support this post
Send private message

damn $400 for 1TB ssd pretty much, good deal.  (unless you stumble upon this post in 5 years time and look back and laugh)

 
 
 
 


87 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1433091 23-Nov-2015 09:45
Send private message

I think now it is the time to buy it. Or can wait till Friday see if amazon will do anything crazy...

960gb(TLC) USD205.43 to NZ:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M8ABHVQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_5&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

480gb Pro(MLC) with 10 year warranty USD176.37 to NZ
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KHRYRLY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


13348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2247

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1433115 23-Nov-2015 10:00
Send private message

How reliable are these Sandisk SSDs? I have an old SSD that stopped working for a while on the weekend and I was going to get another Samsung 850 pro, but it's $89 for 120GB compared with $55 for the Sandisk.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1433133 23-Nov-2015 10:44
Send private message

timmmay: How reliable are these Sandisk SSDs? I have an old SSD that stopped working for a while on the weekend and I was going to get another Samsung 850 pro, but it's $89 for 120GB compared with $55 for the Sandisk.


Had a 120 Sandisk for 2-3 years with no majors.

The only major issues with consumer SSDs that I am am aware of were early OCZ models (like 3-4 years ago) and some recent Samsung firmware guff.

You will probably see lower r/w speeds on a Sandisk than a Samsung Pro model, but unless you are doing something super amazing disk wise I doubt you will notice.



13348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2247

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1433173 23-Nov-2015 11:28
Send private message

Thanks. Performance is pretty irrelevant, my old SSD is pretty slow. I'm after low latency and reliability. Will probably get the 850 pro.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1433243 23-Nov-2015 12:47
Send private message

Prices have got better since I posted

 240GB - 123 NZD
 480GB - 168 NZD
 960GB - 305 NZD

pab

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1433268 23-Nov-2015 13:24
Send private message

Wow, now I have a second 960GB drive on the way.

3302 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 967


  Reply # 1433335 23-Nov-2015 14:45
Send private message

M.2 Drives are the way of the future. 

I suspect they might be dumping stock :)



20445 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3905

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1433345 23-Nov-2015 15:13
Send private message

surfisup1000: M.2 Drives are the way of the future. 

I suspect they might be dumping stock :)




For a primary OS drive, yeah, but secondary storage will be sata for a while longer. I think the move to nvme will get m2 moving in the desktop space soonish, but that is still only a single drive on the motherboard unless you start messing about sticking them into the expansion slots.




Richard rich.ms

184 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1433438 23-Nov-2015 17:43
Send private message

$199 for 1TB SSD is pretty awesome.

What's the deal with returns/warranty? Eyeing Samsung 850 EVO and Kingston RAM. Can you return in somewhere locally, or got to send to the USA?

20445 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3905

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1433701 24-Nov-2015 09:15
Send private message

My one shipped amazon global to the house has just arrived. Never had something come that quickly before on global.




Richard rich.ms

87 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1433753 24-Nov-2015 09:49
Send private message

The price for pro dropped $5 again, if you care just contact Amazon and they will refund the difference as long as your purchase is within 7 days from the price drop.

20445 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3905

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1433785 24-Nov-2015 10:49
Send private message

Anyone know the end date of these deals? I dont want to rush into getting another one and then find something else came along that I would have prefered to buy.




Richard rich.ms

736 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Subscriber

  Reply # 1433876 24-Nov-2015 12:24
One person supports this post
Send private message

Hibino: The price for pro dropped $5 again, if you care just contact Amazon and they will refund the difference as long as your purchase is within 7 days from the price drop.


Bought a Samsung 850 500Gb from Amazon for $161.98 and saw today its now $147.99. Just asked if there was any chance of a refund for the difference and they said OK, so am getting $13.99 US back - and that's for something bought on the 6th. Pretty impressive I think. Don't think there's any guarantees after 7 days though.




rb99


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.