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calistyle 11,134 48,502 December 9, 2014 at 09:04 PM in Solid State Drives (SSD) (5) More TigerDirect Deals
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Promoted 12-12-2014 by iconian at 05:54 PM View Original Post
Update: Price is now $64.99. Shipping now starts at ~$5 and varies depending on your location.

TigerDirect has 240GB OCZ Arc Series Sata III Solid State Drive (ARC100-25SAT3-240G) for $100 - $20 rebate - $20 when you checkout via Visa Checkout = $60 + free shipping. Thanks calistyle

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that 240GB OCZ Arc Series Sata III Solid State Drive is $39 lower (39% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $99. -iconian

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Edited December 23, 2014 at 04:16 PM by iluvthebeach
Update: Now $80 AR or $60 AR w/ Visa Checkout --> now $85 AR or $65 AR w/ Visa Checkout

Note: Additional savings available from 12/16 - 12/17 w/ $20 Off $100+ purchase TigerDirect Rebate (may stack w/ $20 Off $100+ purchase w/ Visa Checkout offer for $40 Off $120+ purchase)

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I'm not seeing free shipping.
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Was gonna bite but no free shipping. Think I'm just going to buy the Silicon Power from Amazon for $89.99 shipped prime with no tax. Warranty on that drive is 7 years.
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Free shipping is live now Smilie
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I was thinking of installing this on a new Dell computer I just purchased. My understanding is a SSD will make the Dell run much faster etc. Is it hard to install? Will I need anything else? Comments and answers greatly appreciated. Thanks
Dell is a Inspiron 3000 i3
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Quote from MrHaney View Post :
I was thinking of installing this on a new Dell computer I just purchased. My understanding is a SSD will make the Dell run much faster etc. Is it hard to install? Will I need anything else? Comments and answers greatly appreciated. Thanks
Dell is a Inspiron 3000 i3
It is very easy to install.

1.) You'll need (1) SATA cable to connect it to your computer's motherboard since this doesn't appear to come with one. You should be able to buy one on Tigerdirect for ~$5. Then, you can connect the SSD to your motherboard with the SATA cable and connect your SSD to your power suppy. The SSD should have a basic guide with it that provides further detail if needed. Or, as always, you can google it.


2.) Now, the easiest way for you to get this up and running is to do a disk cloning operation where you create an image of your current hard drive and then transfer that image onto the SSD. This will work easily as long as the image is smaller than this SSD's total capacity (240GB). Provided you haven't been installing a ton of stuff on the Dell, this should be no problem. Otherwise, you will have to do a little work picking and choosing what to transfer over to make it fit.

There are many free programs that can do this disk cloning operation. My favorite free one so far is made by AOMEI: http://www.disk-partition.com/fre...nager.html

It has an easy to use copy feature: http://www.disk-partition.com/fea...izard.html

Another good free program is by EaseUS: http://www.easeus.com/backup-soft...-free.html

It's able to get the job done as well, but I prefer AOMEI because of its larger set of free options.


3.) So yeah, install SSD, install the disk cloner, and follow the program's directions and you should have your SSD pretty well setup.

Optionally, shutdown your computer & disconnect your old HDD from your motherboard (after cloning) to test & ensure that the cloning completed successfully. Reconnect when satisfied.

I believe the only thing left after that would be to go into your computer's BIOS and tell it that you want the SSD to be first boot priority over your old HDD (google search for more info on accessing your BIOS). After that's all done, and you believe everything is in order, you can format (wipe) the old HDD and use it for storage, and/or use it as a backup for your SSD in case it should ever decide to kick the bucket on you.
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is this worth the +$20 over the pny optima on front page yesterday?
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Quote from Magowin View Post :
Think I'm just going to buy the Silicon Power from Amazon for $89.99 shipped prime with no tax. Warranty on that drive is 7 years.
A 7-year warranty sounds nice on the surface, but do you really think you'll still want to be using that same drive 7 years from now? The OCZ ARC 100 comes with 3 years of Shield Plus Warranty:

"An industry-leading approach to service that eliminates all the hassle surrounding support and warranty claims consumers may have to deal with. NO shipping costs and NO hassle."
source [ocz.com]

And if it needs to be replaced, they give you a brand new one, not a used refurb like everyone else does.
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Quote from ailachami View Post :
is this worth the +$20 over the pny optima on front page yesterday?
If Toshiba has cleaned house at OCZ, maybe. The Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 line were extremely unreliable. In fact, the Vertex 2 is simply a time bomb when paired with 64-bit NAND.

I will never trust that company again after I got stuck with over $700 worth of drives so unreliable that RMA is just a "how many returns can you make before the warranty is up" joke.
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I like the 10year warranty idea. If it's anything like any other computer warranty they will stop making this unit and you'll get the next equivalent. "Free" upgrade.
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Quote from ScottyMikB View Post :
It is very easy to install.

1.) You'll need (1) SATA cable to connect it to your computer's motherboard since this doesn't appear to come with one. You should be able to buy one on Tigerdirect for ~$5. Then, you can connect the SSD to your motherboard with the SATA cable and connect your SSD to your power suppy. The SSD should have a basic guide with it that provides further detail if needed. Or, as always, you can google it.


2.) Now, the easiest way for you to get this up and running is to do a disk cloning operation where you create an image of your current hard drive and then transfer that image onto the SSD. This will work easily as long as the image is smaller than this SSD's total capacity (240GB). Provided you haven't been installing a ton of stuff on the Dell, this should be no problem. Otherwise, you will have to do a little work picking and choosing what to transfer over to make it fit.

There are many free programs that can do this disk cloning operation. My favorite free one so far is made by AOMEI: http://www.disk-partition.com/fre...nager.html

It has an easy to use copy feature: http://www.disk-partition.com/fea...izard.html

Another good free program is by EaseUS: http://www.easeus.com/backup-soft...-free.html

It's able to get the job done as well, but I prefer AOMEI because of its larger set of free options.


3.) So yeah, install SSD, install the disk cloner, and follow the program's directions and you should have your SSD pretty well setup.

Optionally, shutdown your computer & disconnect your old HDD from your motherboard (after cloning) to test & ensure that the cloning completed successfully. Reconnect when satisfied.

I believe the only thing left after that would be to go into your computer's BIOS and tell it that you want the SSD to be first boot priority over your old HDD (google search for more info on accessing your BIOS). After that's all done, and you believe everything is in order, you can format (wipe) the old HDD and use it for storage, and/or use it as a backup for your SSD in case it should ever decide to kick the bucket on you.
Great job, thanks so... much!Smilie
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Quote from superstition View Post :
If Toshiba has cleaned house at OCZ, maybe. The Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 line were extremely unreliable. In fact, the Vertex 2 is simply a time bomb when paired with 64-bit NAND.

I will never trust that company again after I got stuck with over $700 worth of drives so unreliable that RMA is just a "how many returns can you make before the warranty is up" joke.
That's a fair complaint...OCZ has previously had poor quality control, supply chain issues, and some bad early firmware. I got lucky with my Vertex 3s (purchased after they fixed the firmware), but it's well known that lots of people got burned. However, now that it's a Toshiba subsidiary, they use top quality Toshiba NAND, and the Barefoot controller was an acquisition, so there's really not much "OCZ" left in that company. At this point, I think it's basically just a brand name.
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Quote from djbtwcny View Post :
OCZ has previously had poor quality control, supply chain issues, and some bad early firmware.
And bait and switch marketing (switch from 32-bit to 64-bit NAND).

And support that consisted of "RMA or send to DriveSavers" rather than "Use this utility we made to un-panic your drive and get your data off."

And firmware updates that never fixed the spontaneous bricking "panic mode" of the 240 GB Vertex 2 with 64-bit NAND.
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