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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

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I think the main question here is how the 120gb Eco 3 compares to the Sandisk 120gb SSD Plus that was $35 last week. I installed my Sandisk on Monday and was surprised at the boot speed, but not quite as impressed with the write speed.

That is slightly irrelevant though, as a person that buys a drive like this is likely going to use it to bring life back to an older computer.

I think I quickly compared specs last week, and the Sandisk (which is widely available for $39.99 as an everyday low price) was the faster of the two but I don't remember.

I'll probably need another one for an older laptop soon, but since these go on sale so much and the discount isn't substantial, I'm not really in a hurry just yet.

Edit: Now that I have slept a little bit I see the review on Newegg that has a user's benchmark of 466 read and 415 write. The youtube video I saw on the 120gb SSD plus says 480 read and 197 write. I hope I'm stating that correctly. The Mushkin writes twice as fast as the Sandisk? Hmmm, seems odd for identically priced items.

Not really sure about the SLC cache comment in the Mushkin review they say after the 2.4gb of SLC cache, the speeds vary from 53 to 75.
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Last edited by aznnp77 May 13, 2016 at 04:00 AM
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First post so be nice Wink

Newegg.com is offering 2 Western Digital 3TB Red Internal Hard Drives for $194.99 with free Eggsaver shipping. Features include:
  • 3TB Capacity
  • 5400 RPM
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • 64MB Cache
  • 3.5 Inch

These drives are best utilized for long-term storage due to their trade off of stability for drive speed. I snagged this deal to add additional storage to my home NAS.

Note; Offer is only valid during their 72 Hour sale beginning at 12:01 AM PT on Friday, 05/13/2016

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...bo.2889305
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lukewarm deal, I feel
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$80 is the price point I put on these drives. Unfortunately I am rarely asked my opinion from the vendors.
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No cloud.. Not in
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Haha, yeah what are you talking about GuttipalliG? These are internal drives designed for use in NAS devices.
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Haha, yeah what are you talking about GuttipalliG? These are internal drives designed for use in NAS devices.
Sorry, I didn't see the word internal..
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I have been needing 2 and I haven't seen cheaper lately. I think I got one for $90 about a year ago. TU from me.
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For budget SSD, which would be better for reliability - PNY cs1311, OCZ Trion 150, Mushkin ECO3, or some other brand? They seem to hover at $35 on sale. Better to wait until Memorial Day weekend? Does it even matter at this price point for a 120 GB drive? Just using for an older computer so my dad can surf, email and use Office a little faster.
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For budget SSD, which would be better for reliability - PNY cs1311, OCZ Trion 150, Mushkin ECO3, or some other brand? They seem to hover at $35 on sale. Better to wait until Memorial Day weekend? Does it even matter at this price point for a 120 GB drive? Just using for an older computer so my dad can surf, email and use Office a little faster.
Sorry I cannot give you a direct unbiased answer. However I have being bitten by OCZ quite a lot in early days of its business. I had good experience with PNY's quality but not quite satisfied with its performance. Have never experienced a Mushkin. However they are all history lessons - that I'm pretty much sticking with Intel, Samsung, and Crucial / Micron starting from early days of TLC.

As for whether reliability matters - my answer is the smaller the drive the more reliability matters. Given similar usage, usually on smaller drives you will incur more read / writes due to data shuffling around more frequently, and smaller the drive it has a smaller total write life expectancy.
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Sorry I cannot give you a direct unbiased answer. However I have being bitten by OCZ quite a lot in early days of its business. I had good experience with PNY's quality but not quite satisfied with its performance. Have never experienced a Mushkin. However they are all history lessons - that I'm pretty much sticking with Intel, Samsung, and Crucial / Micron starting from early days of TLC.

As for whether reliability matters - my answer is the smaller the drive the more reliability matters. Given similar usage, usually on smaller drives you will incur more read / writes due to data shuffling around more frequently, and smaller the drive it has a smaller total write life expectancy.
Thanks. OCZ was bought out by Toshiba, right? I'm wondering how reliability is now that Toahiba is in charge? Mushkin ECO3 has better comments than ECO2. While I would rather have a Samsung or Intel, I don't wish to pay the premium to what will be a bridge device before my dad eventually buying a new computer.
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There's simply no data available to answer any questions on reliability. You will only be able to get opinions, mostly from people who have bought a small handful of SSDs in their lifetime, at most, which is mostly useless and insignificant data.

My suggestion would be to buy what you want and backup, backup, and backup.
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Regarding the 120GB SSD, the models you mention are all entry-level budget price drives. The Read speeds on those drives are all perfectly OK for everyday computing, office work, internet, gaming, etc. The Write speeds are slower, but in practice that's simply not noticeable in everyday tasks. We own a PNY and a Mushkin SSD and both have been solidly reliable for over two years. Mushkin is made in the USA (or at least designed and assembled here) so I lean towards supporting them. OCZ is trying to overcome their well deserved bad reputation for half-baked products. Toshiba's expertise should help with that, but I'm reluctant to spend my money to support a brand which used their customers as guinea pigs for unfinished rushed-to-market SSDs.

Regarding the WD Red drives, they are intended for always-on use and can sustain that in hotter environments than regular hard drives. So, you gotta pay more for that. We have a pair of the WD Red 3TB models and they've been fine for the few months we've had them.
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