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Last Edited by widgit April 30, 2016 at 06:41 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820147467

4TB HGST NAS Hard Drive $272.99/pr [newegg.com] - now $274.99
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Will get one when the price is below $250
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Promo code only knocks off ~$20.
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Quote from eltoddo View Post :
Promo code only knocks off ~$20.
That's why the title says $289 after coupon.
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Is there going to be more competition in this SSD category? I know Samsung is regarded as one of the most reliable SSD company but I want to see the price on this drop hard. Samsung since 830s were on Slickdeals.
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Is there going to be more competition in this SSD category? I know Samsung is regarded as one of the most reliable SSD company but I want to see the price on this drop hard. Samsung since 830s were on Slickdeals.
Eventually, yes, but NVME is relatively new. There are more manufacturers starting to use and produce it but I don't see the premium for NVME compared to a traditional SSD diminishing for some time.
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Geez these drives are FAST!
http://www.anandtech.com/show/970...56gb-512gb
I'd rather have 1TB though, but I can only imagine that's going to be $600+
Those should be released this year sometime.
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Quote from shikimazu View Post :
Is there going to be more competition in this SSD category? I know Samsung is regarded as one of the most reliable SSD company but I want to see the price on this drop hard. Samsung since 830s were on Slickdeals.
Quote from ilikemoneys View Post :
Eventually, yes, but NVME is relatively new. There are more manufacturers starting to use and produce it but I don't see the premium for NVME compared to a traditional SSD diminishing for some time.
@ilikemoneys - I agree!

@shikimazu - Have you thought about getting a regular solid state drive? We all want the latest & greatest but for me, the price difference isn't worth it. In fact, there was a deal earlier this month on a Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB, for $218 with FS. The next time it goes on sale again, I plan on purchasing it for my next PC build.
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just picked a used one up on ebay, it was practically new, got it for $215.
Read speed: 2.5 gigabytes/s
Write speed: 1.5 gigabytes/s

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Once other brands show up and competition increases prices will drop. It's why airline tickets are so damn expensive, airlines keep merging and reducing competition. Econ101.
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@ilikemoneys - I agree!

@shikimazu - Have you thought about getting a regular solid state drive? We all want the latest & greatest but for me, the price difference isn't worth it. In fact, there was a deal earlier this month on a Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB, for $218 with FS. The next time it goes on sale again, I plan on purchasing it for my next PC build.
I'm planning to minimize wire usage, and, um, replace the SP4 M.2 with this, when I can stomach that.
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Once other brands show up and competition increases prices will drop. It's why airline tickets are so damn expensive, airlines keep merging and reducing competition. Econ101.
Samsung's research is ahead on the tech. But I imagine these drive's tech will get copied and other companies will attempt to reverse engineer. Samsung has been ahead in the SSD department. I liked how Crucial was making drives cheaper and reliably. But people kept purchasing samsungs anyways even because of the slight speed despite the higher prices. Now crucial has resorted to cutting corners and their drives are not as reliable as they used to be when they sold M4s and M500s. Let's hope another company steps up so the prices drop faster.
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tempted by the HGST drives. I need some for my newly built NAS and that seems like a perfect pair for the 8Gb of RAM I have for a FreeNAS build. hmmm
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Thumbs up to OP as a good low recent price

As tempting as this is, I'm holding off as even at this price it is still carrying a significant premium - especially for someone wanting to update a decent Sata system drive.

The other item that concerns me is that 4k read performance is one of the most important metrics for a system drive. Many folks have reported numbers in the 100k-150k which is well short of the 300k specification (QD32 may be a factor?). Still impressive but "only" 2x faster, as opposed to 4x, than my SSD.

No hesitation buying this for first SSD system drive, but will hold off on any upgrade (as tempted as I am!) and wait for it to become more compelling (lower price, refreshed models with better 4k read etc)
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