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OCZ Vertex 4 2.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Good drive. Was a very nice alternative to the other Vertex 4 (the non-micron drive). Started out lower priced. I was set to buy several 512G.Ms.

Cons: I guess there were so many negative reports for the other non-micron Vertex 4, that OCZ decided to raise the price on this, while lowering the price on the other. So much for my RAID plans. Thanks OCZ.

Other Thoughts: When will one of the non Sandforce manufacturers sell a 512GB SSD for the same "dollar per GB", that they do for the 256GB and 128GB models? They'd sell a lot more. OCZ, Samsung, Crucial... The world is waiting...

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Why haven't the 512GBs go on sale? 10/20/2012

This review is from: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC512B/WW

Pros: Best SSD on the market. Period. SSD with best incompressible data rate. For a MacPro video and audio workstation these are the ones.

Cons: Price. The unspoken promise of the Samsung SSDs was going to be competitive pricing because of all in house manufacturing. I got the 830 128GB on sale for $89. I got two of the 830 256GBs on sale for $149 each. Yet the 512GBs have never gone below the $530 range. Why? Even with the 540 and 540 Pros coming out these are still very expensive. I would RAID 0 two 256s to save money but I'd rather not due to TRIM issues and other issues.

Other Thoughts: Samsung. Please give us a sale on these. Many people are waiting for a great deal on these 512GBs (WW). What are you waiting on? I can't wait much longer.

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: In the Mac audio/video world, Hitachi drives have long been recommended. Their 7K3000 line is the best yet. It's the fastest HDD in my system at this point. It's also very quiet.

Cons: None. I bought from newegg when they had it on sale for $109.99. I should have bought 2 or 3 of them!

Other Thoughts: Right now I'm using it as my Time Machine drive (backup drive) because I'm using SSDs as boot and file drives. Not the most efficient use of this drive, although it does backups fast. But this drive is so fast and quiet (for a 7200 drive), that I'll buy 2 more when they go on sale again and use them as a spare boot drives/file drives and perhaps getting something more appropriate for backups. This HDD wants to work as your primary 7200 HDD.


Steve S.'s Profile

Display Name: Steve S.

Date Joined: 04/04/12

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 06/14/12
  • Last Review: 11/16/12
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