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OCZ Arc 100 Series SATA III Solid State Drive: 250GB EXPIRED

TDMVP73 24,363 102,198 June 16, 2015 at 01:36 AM in Solid State Drives (SSD) (7) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 06-20-2015 by slickdewmaster at 12:21 PM View Original Post
Newegg.com has OCZ Arc 100 Series SATA III Solid State Drives on sale when you use 10% off promo code AFSSDJUNE10 & $20 Mail In Rebate. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

Note: Rebate is valid through 6/22/15. Prices below include 10% off promo code AFSSDJUNE10.

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Our research indicates that 240GB OCZ Arc 100 Series SATA III Solid State Drive is $19 lower (21% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $89.
Our research indicates that 480GB OCZ Arc 100 Series SATA III Solid State Drive is $20 lower (13% savings) han the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $153. >castlebeckett

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Edited June 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM by slickdewmaster
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. The 240 GB OCZ ARC 100 SSD matches the previous +30 FP Deal from earlier this month!

IMPORTANT: The OCZ ARC 100 Rebate below must be postmarked within 21 days.

240 GB Solid State Drives:This item is also Shop Runner eligible.

Additional 240 GB OCZ ARC 100 Volume Discounts:
Purchase 2 or 3 240 GB OCZ ARC 100 SSDs, the price will be $98.99 - $9.90 Coupon (AFSSDJUNE10) - $20.00 Rebate [newegg.com] = $69.09 AR per unit + Free Shipping.

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Reviews are horrible on this drive. OCZ does not have the know-how to build a solid SSD. Their Sandforce days makes me cringe every time I see an OCZ. It's a shame cause I used to use a lot of their components in my PC build. Their SSD really ruined the OCZ brand for me.

I can't justify saving $30 to end up having a dead drive a month later. Samsung SSDs are the way to go. My 830 pro is still running strong with 1.5 years of 24/7 run time.
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Reviews are horrible on this drive. OCZ does not have the know-how to build a solid SSD. Their Sandforce days makes me cringe every time I see an OCZ. It's a shame cause I used to use a lot of their components in my PC build. Their SSD really ruined the OCZ brand for me.

I can't justify saving $30 to end up having a dead drive a month later. Samsung SSDs are the way to go. My 830 pro is still running strong with 1.5 years of 24/7 run time.
This SSD has a 4-star overall average and is built using 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND. I haven't had any problems with the 2 I own and they've been in use for nearly a year. It might not be ideal for laptop usage because of it's power consumption, but for a desktop it works fine.

Also, just because some people had DOA drives or a few failures doesn't mean it's a bad drive. There's plenty of drive failures reported even on established SSDs like the SanDisk Ultra Plus [newegg.com] that have been out for quite some time. Samsung isn't without their problems either, especially after the 840 EVO.
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Quote from T07N View Post :
Reviews are horrible on this drive. OCZ does not have the know-how to build a solid SSD. Their Sandforce days makes me cringe every time I see an OCZ. It's a shame cause I used to use a lot of their components in my PC build. Their SSD really ruined the OCZ brand for me.

I can't justify saving $30 to end up having a dead drive a month later. Samsung SSDs are the way to go. My 830 pro is still running strong with 1.5 years of 24/7 run time.
I've been hoping for it to drop to $60 or the Samsung pro for $90. The controller on this one is according to Newegg a Barefoot 3 M10. I read several reviews when this one hit $80, and it seemed to have pretty good reviews, as it does at Newegg. Not that there are not DOA issues, but the question is the ratio of these worse or better than similar products (on Newegg).
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rebate, no thanks...
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I dropped the 240 OCZ in an older laptop when this hit front page at the same price a while back. Significant increase in speed, and no issues.
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Reviews are horrible on this drive. OCZ does not have the know-how to build a solid SSD. Their Sandforce days makes me cringe every time I see an OCZ. It's a shame cause I used to use a lot of their components in my PC build. Their SSD really ruined the OCZ brand for me.

I can't justify saving $30 to end up having a dead drive a month later. Samsung SSDs are the way to go. My 830 pro is still running strong with 1.5 years of 24/7 run time.
No idea where you are getting your review information or controller information. Reviews have been great for the price, i've used several and sold several in client installations with zero issues. Like people mentioned it uses Barefoot 3 M10 and Toshiba NAND.

My Kingston v300 240GB has been running for several years now and rated pretty terribly. In comparison my 840 Samsung EVO with the slowdown issues i've updated the firmware and gave it away. For daily use you can't feel the difference. Just paying more for samsung is no grantee.

I bought 3 on the last rebate. Im about to buy another 3. The only thing holding me back now is that the benchmarks are convincing for ram caching features in the samsung Rapid mode, and crucial's momentum cache. I have no idea if OCZ plans to release equivalent software. I would prefer to try out drives that have the ram caching features.
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So i am interested in this ssd to install to my sony vaio s laptop. What else would i need to purchase? Tia.
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Simply not worth the hassle to save $30 bucks or so off a top of the line drive. The manufacturer is proactive and replies to bad reviews to make them right and that is applauded, but still not worth headache for a small savings. Go Crucial or Samsung and your chance of issues is slim.
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So i am interested in this ssd to install to my sony vaio s laptop. What else would i need to purchase? Tia.
That's all you need. I bought one 2 weeks ago for a 3 years old Sony Vaio and it's working great, performance is much better,
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Got similar deals in amazon already. I am currently owned 3 of this model.

I have both pre-Toshiba(company brought them) and post-Toshiba OCZ(self-brought), they are totally different.

I like the Toshiba MLC and am not a fan of the Samsung's TLC re-branded strategy such as those EVO series(I ate a lemon Samsung SSD at work which almost wasted me a whole week).

I used it primarily for building code as this one is really impressive in the writing speed.
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In for 1. It's for an old light use computer in my house. Hard drive is failing and don't need a lot of GBs. While, yes, you can occasionally snag a 250GB Samsung Evo for ~$85, I can't find that price right this second and I need something on the way now. So while I may be sacrificing a tiny amount of speed/reliability (read MAY, arguably), it end up being a chunk cheaper than the Samsung anyway.

And FWIW, I've done several MIR with OCZ. Never once an issue.
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