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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default 256 Crucial M4 = $160

Pick your etailer to avoid State-based sales tax...
Amazon, straight up
B&H, straight up
Egg, with promocode 1210GREENMNDY24
TD, after $20 MIR
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Now $199 @ Amazon, the others look right. B&H is the best deal to avoid tax (unless you are in NY) and shipping.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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No no...not again! (wallet jumps out of pocket, runs down cubicle aisle...)
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Back at $160 at Amazon. Trying not to pull the trigger.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Back at $160 at Amazon. Trying not to pull the trigger.
Yep, sure is. I don't need one, I don't need one....
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Yep, sure is. I don't need one, I don't need one....
I don't either, but I had a 10% off coupon from Amazon so I now have one on the way.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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This drive has mixed reviews on the Egg. Any one with actual experience with it?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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This drive has mixed reviews on the Egg. Any one with actual experience with it?
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I have a few they work well. to the op thank you even though I did not purchase this time I found the msata version because you posted. killer price thanks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
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too bad that 1/2 of size is not 1/2 of the price..
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #10
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I have a few they work well. to the op thank you even though I did not purchase this time I found the msata version because you posted. killer price thanks.
What's the difference b/w this one and the mSATA?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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mSATA version can only work in an mSATA slot, which some notebooks and a handful of motherboards have. Performance is the same as a regular SATA port and is limited to whether the mSATA slot is wired into a SATA 3Gbps (AKA SATA II) or SATA 6Gbps port in the chipset.

Basically, if you are using it in a typical desktop computer, you probably can't use mSATA.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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Back up to $199 @ Amazon, $189 @ B&H, $199 @ the Egg. Looks to be dead.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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mSATA is very useful for really tiny boxes based on thin-mITX boards like the Intel DH61AG but also eliminates a 2.5" box in other applications.
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Wow, dead in a day. Crazy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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on a laptop would using the msata save you some battery life?
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This drive has mixed reviews on the Egg. Any one with actual experience with it?
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Had one for 2 years and got it when it was $360. Awesome hard drive.
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