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hexabob 566 497 May 8, 2016 at 01:31 PM in Solid State Drives (SSD) (8) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 05-09-2016 by brisar at 03:22 AM View Original Post
Newegg via eBay has 480GB Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" SATA III TLC Solid State Drive (MKNSSDE3480GB) on sale for $95.99. Shipping is free. Thanks hexabob

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This price is slightly less than our Frontpage deal from last month. -qwikwit

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Edited May 8, 2016 at 04:52 PM by BeAuMaN
This is $2 cheaper than the last time it was fp

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mushkin-E...SwGOxW~5hb
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#3
Good deal. If I didn't just buy a Crucial MX200, I'd be all over this.
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#4
Good price
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#5
Every week it seems as if SSDs drop in price, which is good of course
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Not overly familiar with these, however, do they make enclosures to put these into so it could be a portable drive?
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Quote from sdzc View Post :
Not overly familiar with these, however, do they make enclosures to put these into so it could be a portable drive?
Yes search for a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure (make sure it's not 2.0 or it will bottleneck (slows down the ssd) the SSD)
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Quote from sdzc View Post :
Not overly familiar with these, however, do they make enclosures to put these into so it could be a portable drive?
They do make them but please be aware that they aren't made for long term storage. After only 7 days they can start losing data.
http://www.extremetech.com/comput...hout-power
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Quote from Cracktower View Post :
They do make them but please be aware that they aren't made for long term storage. After only 7 days they can start losing data.
http://www.extremetech.com/comput...hout-power
That article is FUD. I have SSDs that have been unpowered for a year+ and they are fine, and there are analyses of that original article explaining why it is FUD, such as http://www.itworld.com/article/29...r-all.html
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Quote from Cracktower View Post :
They do make them but please be aware that they aren't made for long term storage. After only 7 days they can start losing data.
http://www.extremetech.com/comput...hout-power
http://www.pcworld.com/article/29...r-all.html
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I personally prefer this MLC drive at $100. http://m.newegg.com/Product/index...6820178939
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Quote from NoahL5970 View Post :
Good deal. If I didn't just buy a Crucial MX200, I'd be all over this.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/...ndex9.html
"Most drives in the MX200's price range are utilizing inferior TLC flash to keep costs low. Not Crucial, they utilizing premium MLC flash in BGA packages."

You made a good purchase.

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I personally prefer this MLC drive at $100. http://m.newegg.com/Product/index...6820178939
Thank you sir. Another great MLC SSD. Last week it was $104.99. I chatted with a Newegg rep and got $5 refund.

I'm getting the feeling MLC vs TLC is not a big deal to most slickdealers as it is to the few based on the star ratings among different brands. What is consistent is that TLC with cheaper price dominate, regardless of quality build. Alternatively, there is a population of SDers willing to pay a much steeper price for the high quality brands, usually due to past experience or reading about others with negative experience with cheaper brands. In my view, MLC at the price of the TLC SSD provide the best value but think this population is a minority. But to each their own.

Having that said, I respect the market and it seems TLC+caching will be the way to go for cheaper pricing in the following years as companies figure out cheaper ways to produce SSD with bigger capacity. Although this is a good deal, expect further price reduction in the imminent future. If one can hold off, I would wait.
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i need a larger ssd for my boot drive, is this reliable like my crucial M4?
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Would Windows 7 detect this drive? Can i image my existing drive to this SSD? Last time i got a crucial M500 . .which i got like a year ago. . .Still didnt find my way to get another hard drive image on to M500 . .due to drivers.

Thanks
FHF
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#15
Great deal, thanks OP! Newegg reviews are pretty mixed, but I figure it's worth a shot given the three year warranty. Wish it said somewhere if it includes the mounting adapters for 3.5" bays.
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