advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: gabester
Date: October 11, 2022 02:33PM
I was excited to see the Crucial MX500 2TB SSD in 2.5 inch form factor for $109 this morning as part of the prime promotion. Well, those are apparently all sold out now, the best I can do is BX500 2TB for $118... only 3 year warranty vs 5 year, and no listed IOPS vs 85-90k (higher Input/Output Operations Per Second are useful for virtualization and other large data consumers, not that I really need it but nice to have.)

I was wanting to get (some 2TB 2.5" SSD) to replace the platter in my Xbox as well as one to hang off the TV for all the recorded TV I'll never watch. However, I hate the idea I missed the best deal, and likely won't spend anything now.



g=
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 11, 2022 03:13PM
I'm glad I didn't know that deal, because one, maybe two, would have be in the cart.

Knowing it and missing it would have really, really ticked me off.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 11, 2022 03:36PM
I'm hearing rumbles of Black Friday tactics where the stock for these marquis deals is minuscule. Come early or stay home.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 11, 2022 03:37PM
I saw it this morning and quickly realized that 2TB for $109 was an awesome deal, but also convinced myself that I didn't need it.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: jonny
Date: October 11, 2022 04:32PM
Wait 1.5 years. 2 TB will be $50.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 11, 2022 06:16PM
I'd have loved to have upgraded my MBP to 2TB, but...it's a 2017. No upgrading of anything internal whatsoever.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 11, 2022 11:45PM
It's seldom a matter of need for my use, but a 2T SSD operating at 10Gbps or 40Gbps, is a lot more enjoyable than waiting for spinner to spool up.

It's nice when something opens up nearly instantly, as opposed to a pause, or heaven forbid, a beachball.

And plugging in 2T of content to a 512MB MBA is much more cost effective for me than buying a 'Book with 2T of Apple goodness.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 12, 2022 09:25AM
After having been burnt by a Crucial SSD that died on me, I don't think I'll ever buy that brand again... sticking with Samsung.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 12, 2022 09:37AM
Quote
PeterB
After having been burnt by a Crucial SSD that died on me, I don't think I'll ever buy that brand again... sticking with Samsung.

A common fallacy. What you should have done was bought a 2nd Crucial SSD as a backup, and then when the first one failed you would be praising Crucial for saving your data!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 12, 2022 12:06PM
Quote
mikebw
Quote
PeterB
After having been burnt by a Crucial SSD that died on me, I don't think I'll ever buy that brand again... sticking with Samsung.

A common fallacy. What you should have done was bought a 2nd Crucial SSD as a backup, and then when the first one failed you would be praising Crucial for saving your data!

RollingEyesSmiley5

Except that if the second Crucial also failed, I wouldn't exactly be praising them...




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: ^&$#$%& missed the Prime deal again
Posted by: clay
Date: October 12, 2022 01:35PM
Quote
PeterB
Quote
mikebw
Quote
PeterB
After having been burnt by a Crucial SSD that died on me, I don't think I'll ever buy that brand again... sticking with Samsung.

A common fallacy. What you should have done was bought a 2nd Crucial SSD as a backup, and then when the first one failed you would be praising Crucial for saving your data!

RollingEyesSmiley5

Except that if the second Crucial also failed, I wouldn't exactly be praising them...

I've had a number of Crucial drives die as well. In the 75+ Samsung SSD's I've installed and used over the past 5 years, I don't think I've yet had a failure. In fact, Samsung is the only brand I'll buy at this point as it is the only brand that hasn't failed me yet. Don't worry, I still backup everything...
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 75
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020