Wow, This 1TB Samsung SSD Is a Great Deal at Just $515

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If you’re looking to upgrade your Mac with a high-capacity solid-state drive (SSD), this Amazon (Too low to display) is a great deal. Normally $849.99, it’s just $514.99 and free shipping.

Upgrading to a SSD is one of the best ways to give old hardware new life. Samsung claims its EVO-Series SSDs load applications up to three times faster and save 30% battery life. Apple has aggressively switched to solid state drives across its entire line of laptop and desktop products, and retrofitting older machines is pretty straightforward.

Until now, 1-Terabyte drives were prohibitively expensive, but as you can see, prices are dropping. $500 for a big roomy SSD is a steal, and a relatively inexpensive way to keep that older MacBook or Mac Pro rocking.

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  • TheMadTurtle

    SSDs have a long ways to go before I’d consider any of them a really good deal – especially in today’s world of off-site backups. When I can get 3X the space for 1/4 the cost, I can replace my traditional spinning disk drive several times if it dies for less than the cost of a single SSD. And as long as I’m backed up, what do I care?

  • winegar72

    I just installed the 500 gb version of this drive in my late 2011 MacBook Pro and it screams now. Boot in 10-15 seconds apps open instantly. Its like a brand new laptop huge upgrade from the 5400 rpm drive that came OEM.

  • MrsCleaver

    Oops, now $539. Guess Amazon reads Cult.

    As for the guy below who says SSDs have a long way to go (before they’re worth it), I couldn’t disagree more. I have an OWC 500 gb SSD in my Mid 2009 MBP, and it smokes! Best upgrade I ever made to a computer. Yeah, SSDs are way more than spinning hard drives, but they run much cooler, much faster and are MUCH more reliable.

    I’d venture a guess that for most people who read Cult with any regularity, an SSD of any reasonable size is not unaffordable.

  • LTMP

    I’m afraid my old Mac might feel violated if I put a Samsung drive in it.

  • MrsCleaver

    I’m afraid my old Mac might feel violated if I put a Samsung drive in it.

    There’s more of Samsung in your Mac than you might guess, and probably the better for it.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Psychotic to buy a Samsung product.

  • MrsCleaver

    Psychotic to buy a Samsung product.

    Childish and ignorant not to.

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