Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Merchandise and Shopping > Black Friday 2014 > Archives > Black Friday 2012

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
hondaf17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 651
Default SSD Deals

Thought I would start a thread on SSD deals for Black Friday. Haven't seen many good deals actually, the best one I've seen so far is Microcenter has this Intel 330 series 180 GB for $99:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...ate_Drive_(SSD)

What do people think of that deal? Anyone else see good SSD deals?
__________________
My Rig:
i5 3570k @ 4.4 Ghz | Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF
8GB (4x2gb) DDR3 1600 RAM | MSI Twin Frozr II 2GB 6950
AuzenTech X-plosion DTS Sound Card
1 TB WD Caviar Black HDD | Corsair 650tx PSU
hondaf17 is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
stylez777
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 83
Default

I totally agree the black Friday SSD deals are pretty awful to say the least.

Over the past month there have been way better deals on the Samsung 830, Crucial M4, Vertex 3 & 4 an the Kingston Hyper X.

Hopefully Cyber Monday will bring about some better deals.
__________________
Core i7 4770k@4.4GHz l 16GB Mushkin 1600MHz l Gigabyte Z87X - UD3H l MSI TF3 7950 l Antec 850W PSU l Samsung 830 256GB l Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SSD l WDC Black 1TB l Windows 8 Pro l Antec 1200 case l Asus 24.5" 1080p Monitor l Razer Naga mouse and Razer Anansi Keyboard
stylez777 is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
kleinkinstein
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Closet
Posts: 823
Default

Don't expect any fire sales. With the 830 all but cleared off the shelf, the 840 self destructing at the moment, and OCZ imploding there is no impetus for big discounts by anyone. This 256GB 830 @ $168 or this 240GB Neutron @ $140 is as good as we'll likely see for a first rate ssd. Plenty of 2nd and 3rd tier drive sales going on if you're cash strapped and can live with a concession or two. Like the 256 Agility 4 @ $135 AR.

Last edited by kleinkinstein; 11-21-2012 at 11:10 AM.
kleinkinstein is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
dbk
Lifer
 
dbk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 17,634
Default

i got in on that Kingston Hyper3k 120gb for $65 deal.. Sold out online but it is a doorbuster on Friday
__________________
[Heatware][For Sale]
dbk is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
hondaf17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 651
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbk View Post
i got in on that Kingston Hyper3k 120gb for $65 deal.. Sold out online but it is a doorbuster on Friday
Where is this from? Link?
__________________
My Rig:
i5 3570k @ 4.4 Ghz | Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF
8GB (4x2gb) DDR3 1600 RAM | MSI Twin Frozr II 2GB 6950
AuzenTech X-plosion DTS Sound Card
1 TB WD Caviar Black HDD | Corsair 650tx PSU
hondaf17 is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
hondaf17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 651
Default

Actually I just bought this Intel 330 180GB drive from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...JfaqvTHhXF725A

Worked out like this:

$120 price - 5% shop discover cash back - 5% discover card online shopping = $108 - $30 rebate is $78 final price.

Nice.
__________________
My Rig:
i5 3570k @ 4.4 Ghz | Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF
8GB (4x2gb) DDR3 1600 RAM | MSI Twin Frozr II 2GB 6950
AuzenTech X-plosion DTS Sound Card
1 TB WD Caviar Black HDD | Corsair 650tx PSU
hondaf17 is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
TestKing123
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 91
Default

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD for $79 from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227791
TestKing123 is offline  
Old 11-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
Muse
Lifer
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
Posts: 14,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hondaf17 View Post
Actually I just bought this Intel 330 180GB drive from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...JfaqvTHhXF725A

Worked out like this:

$120 price - 5% shop discover cash back - 5% discover card online shopping = $108 - $30 rebate is $78 final price.

Nice.
That looks impressive. I'm an SSD noob, yet to get one, deal with one, could really use 3 or 4. Want to get one and get my feet wet. The link above now says: Sold Out Online

Looks like I've missed the boat on a lot of these BF specials. I've never got any of them, didn't' realize you have to check things out BEFORE TG or be left in the dust. All the deals I've checked out are sold out and unavailable for in store pickup. Oh well...
__________________
Quotations on happiness!

Last edited by Muse; 11-22-2012 at 11:01 AM.
Muse is offline  
Old 11-22-2012, 11:20 AM   #9
sunzt
Platinum Member
 
sunzt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,951
Default

Samsung 830 256gb back online at macmall for 167.99!

http://www.macmall.com/p/Samsung-Ele...21~pdp.hadgfac
sunzt is offline  
Old 11-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #10
dxkj
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 11,771
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunzt View Post
Samsung 830 256gb back online at macmall for 167.99!

http://www.macmall.com/p/Samsung-Ele...21~pdp.hadgfac
They were on sale for $170-180 months and months ago, so underwhelming
__________________
I'm cold <img******="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0">

1/23 250
dxkj is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 04:04 AM   #11
esquared
Forum Director &
Omnipotent Overlord
 
esquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 14,899
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hondaf17 View Post
Actually I just bought this Intel 330 180GB drive from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...JfaqvTHhXF725A

Worked out like this:

$120 price - 5% shop discover cash back - 5% discover card online shopping = $108 - $30 rebate is $78 final price.

Nice.
Did the similar deal with the 240 GB model.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...srkey=I69-7034

159.99 - 5% - another 5% =143.99 - 30.00 MIR = 113.99 ($0.47/GB)
esquared is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #12
jimbob200521
Diamond Member
 
jimbob200521's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,687
Default

What about the Kingston Hyper X 128gb for $79.99 or 64gb for $49.99 deals at Staples, online is sold out but the local in store still has both. I'm about to go pick up one of those (probably the 128gb), any opinions on those?

http://www.staples.com/Kingston-SSD-..._Kingston_8143

Last edited by jimbob200521; 11-23-2012 at 09:51 AM.
jimbob200521 is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #13
Emulex
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: ATL
Posts: 9,554
Default

i'd stick to the 830 if you want it to last a long time. check out xtremesystems 34nm versus huge thread on longevity. only a few drives go the distance.
__________________
-------------------------
NAS: Dell 530 Q6600 8gb 4tb headless VHP
KID PC1: Mac Pro Dual nehalem - 6gb - GF120 - HP ZR30W
Browser: Dell 530 Q6600 4GB - Kingston 96gb -gt240- hp LP3065 IPS - 7ult
Tabs: IPAD 1,2,3 IPOD3,HTC flyer, Galaxy Tab - all rooted/jb
Couch1: Macbook Air/Macbook White
Couch2: Macbook Pro 17 2.66 Matte screen - 8GB - SSD
HTPC: Asus C2Q8300/X25-V - Geforce 430- 7ult - Antec MicroFusion 350
Emulex is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
TangoJuliet
Diamond Member
 
TangoJuliet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kleinkinstein View Post
Don't expect any fire sales. With the 830 all but cleared off the shelf, the 840 self destructing at the moment, and OCZ imploding there is no impetus for big discounts by anyone. This 256GB 830 @ $168 or this 240GB Neutron @ $140 is as good as we'll likely see for a first rate ssd. Plenty of 2nd and 3rd tier drive sales going on if you're cash strapped and can live with a concession or two. Like the 256 Agility 4 @ $135 AR.
Ebay's got the Samsung 840 250GB for $139.99. Good/Bad/Average?
TangoJuliet is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #15
kleinkinstein
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Closet
Posts: 823
Default

Not the Pro. Not interested.
kleinkinstein is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #16
GusSmed
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esquared View Post
Did the similar deal with the 240 GB model.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...srkey=I69-7034

159.99 - 5% - another 5% =143.99 - 30.00 MIR = 113.99 ($0.47/GB)
I ended up going with NewEgg, which is selling this drive for $139.99 with no rebate. $10 more than Tiger Direct, but given my spotty experience with rebates (sometimes denied with no recourse), I'll take $20 less now instead of a $30 rebate.

They're also selling the SanDisk Extreme 240 for $139, but I decided the minor stuff (included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket, free Intel migration software) made the Intel 330 more attractive. Both are Sandforce 6 GB/s drives. I'd rather have a Samsung 830, but the price difference felt worth accepting Sandforce.
GusSmed is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #17
Zap
Super Moderator
Off Topic
Elite Member
 
Zap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Somewhere Gillbot can't find me
Posts: 22,378
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hondaf17 View Post
Actually I just bought this Intel 330 180GB drive from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...JfaqvTHhXF725A

Worked out like this:

$120 price - 5% shop discover cash back - 5% discover card online shopping = $108 - $30 rebate is $78 final price.

Nice.
Back in stock!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GusSmed View Post
given my spotty experience with rebates (sometimes denied with no recourse), I'll take $20 less now instead of a $30 rebate.
Tiger Direct is now much more reliable than before (after a lawsuit) and Intel rebates are usually reliable. I've gotten multiple $120 rebates on Intel SSDs, plus recently got a Logitech C260 webcam from Tiger Direct for free after $25 rebate that took 4 weeks to show up (pre-paid card). No hassles with any of those.

Only rebate hassles lately are with Biostar and Xigmatek, and I'm not the only one. Xigmatek came through, but only after contacting them. Biostar's online thing still says "received and approved for payment" after a year, but still not paid and nobody responds.
__________________
The best way to future-proof is to save money and spend it on future products. (Ken g6)

SSD turns duds into studs. (JBT)
Zap is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #18
GusSmed
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Tiger Direct is now much more reliable than before (after a lawsuit) and Intel rebates are usually reliable.
A fair point - I trust Intel a lot farther than, say, MSI or DataColor, the companies that most memorably stiffed me on rebates. Tiger Direct I trust less. I went to check the details of the rebate, and it's not visible anymore, since the 240GB Intel 330 is now sold out, so I'm not sure if it's Tiger Direct or Intel sponsoring it. I'm guessing Tiger since the same rebate isn't available at Amazon.
GusSmed is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:11 PM   #19
Muse
Lifer
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
Posts: 14,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Tiger Direct is now much more reliable than before (after a lawsuit) and Intel rebates are usually reliable.
Over the years I've had good luck with rebates with one exception, and I think it was Pepsi or Coke. MIR's make me nervous, very nervous, and I always follow the instructions meticulously, neurotically is the feeling, but I get my money (usually a check in the mail). Still, I don't shy away from them. But the price on that 180GB SSD is way stiff.
__________________
Quotations on happiness!

Last edited by Muse; 11-23-2012 at 02:33 PM.
Muse is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #20
Muse
Lifer
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
Posts: 14,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esquared View Post
Did the similar deal with the 240 GB model.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...srkey=I69-7034

159.99 - 5% - another 5% =143.99 - 30.00 MIR = 113.99 ($0.47/GB)
I can't hit that link. You know, it would be way better if you guys could somehow get a link in here that works. I get:

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at click.linksynergy.com.





The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
__________________
Quotations on happiness!
Muse is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #21
tracerbullet
Golden Member
 
tracerbullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,268
Default

Link worked fine for me. Shows sold out though so it doesn't matter anyhow I guess.

I mentioned this in a different thread, and apologies if it isn't ultimately that hot, but just in case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687

Samsung 840 (not Pro), 250GB, $180 - 12% w/ free shipping = $158 or so. Tack on the free Far Cry 3 and it seems like a decent deal. I'm planning on selling my Far Cry 3 coupon (I don't game), so optimistically I am out what about $120 or so for this? Seems decent.
__________________
ebay / Heat
tracerbullet is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
esquared
Forum Director &
Omnipotent Overlord
 
esquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 14,899
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muse View Post
I can't hit that link. You know, it would be way better if you guys could somehow get a link in here that works. I get:

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at click.linksynergy.com.





The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Link still works fine for me.

Too bad that's OOS but that 180GB model 330 came back in stock earlier this morning and it's actually cheaper per GB than the 240 model.

0.43/GB vs 0.47/GB
esquared is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #23
Muse
Lifer
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
Posts: 14,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esquared View Post
Link still works fine for me.

Too bad that's OOS but that 180GB model 330 came back in stock earlier this morning and it's actually cheaper per GB than the 240 model.

0.43/GB vs 0.47/GB
I just bought the 180GB 45 minutes ago, it's in stock. I don't have a Discover card, so can't get the 5% discounts, it came to $119, presumably I'll get a $30 rebate but I'm having trouble with the rebate links. I don't have the UPC yet, so I can't send it in anyway, hopefully I'll be able to hit the link where I print the forms. From 2 different computers I get:

waiting for 4myrebate.com .....

Maybe they are overloaded with hits on their server?

This will be my first SSD. I could really use 3. I tried to buy 2 (it says the rebate has limit of 2/household or business) but Tigerdirect has a maximum of one for this item.
__________________
Quotations on happiness!

Last edited by Muse; 11-23-2012 at 03:59 PM.
Muse is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #24
esquared
Forum Director &
Omnipotent Overlord
 
esquared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 14,899
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muse View Post
I just bought the 180GB 45 minutes ago, it's in stock. I don't have a Discover card, so can't get the 5% discounts, it came to $119, presumably I'll get a $30 rebate but I'm having trouble with the rebate links. I don't have the UPC yet, so I can't send it in anyway, hopefully I'll be able to hit the link where I print the forms. From 2 different computers I get:

waiting for 4myrebate.com .....

Maybe they are overloaded with hits on their server?

This will be my first SSD. I could really use 3. I tried to buy 2 (it says the rebate has limit of 2/household or business) but Tigerdirect has a maximum of one for this item.
Here's an active link. It's a little slow in downloading.
http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/...779%20(US).pdf

Yesterday I was going to get two of the 180GB 330's and it allowed me to put two in the cart. By the time I got to the checkout, they were OOS.

That's the reason I went to the 240GB model. But that one only allowed one rebate to be submitted so I bought just one.
esquared is offline  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #25
Muse
Lifer
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
Posts: 14,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esquared View Post
Here's an active link. It's a little slow in downloading.
http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/...779%20(US).pdf

Yesterday I was going to get two of the 180GB 330's and it allowed me to put two in the cart. By the time I got to the checkout, they were OOS.

That's the reason I went to the 240GB model. But that one only allowed one rebate to be submitted so I bought just one.
That I can hit, but it says there:

3. Print the rebate application at http://www.4myrebate.com/?oc=TD-7779

That's the place I can't hit. My browser (FF) waits and waits for a response that never comes. I cannot hit 4myrebate.com I have no idea why, whether it's something on my end or the site. I suspect it's the site. None of my computers get there.

I get interminable "waiting for www.4myrebate.com..." It's criminal is what it is!
__________________
Quotations on happiness!

Last edited by Muse; 11-23-2012 at 10:08 PM.
Muse is offline  
 

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.