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SiriusBlk 1,604 3,864 May 13, 2016 at 10:18 PM in Solid State Drives (SSD) (5) More Best Buy Deals
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Promoted 05-14-2016 by GoodDay at 01:15 PM View Original Post has 480GB SanDisk Plus 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-480G-G25) on sale for $109.99. Shipping is free. Thanks SiriusBlk

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Written by GoodDay

This highly rated Internal Solid State Drive get a 4.7/5 stars based on 1,191 Amazon reviews.


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Edited May 14, 2016 at 06:18 AM by TattyBear
SanDisk - 480GB (SDSSDA-480G-G25) or PNY CS1311 (SSD7CS1311-480-RB) 480GB SATA III SSDs for $109.99 + FS (Bestbuy)

Product Features
480GB storage capacity

Provides ample storage space for your music, movies and other files.
SATA lll interface

Offers simple connection to your computer.
Data Transfer Rates up to 600MBps

For quick response when updating files.
Compatible with PC

For use with your existing computer.


Also available for the same price is:
PNY - CS1311 480GB Internal SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD7CS1311-480-RB)

Product Features
Trusted Performance

Upgrade to a PNY SSD to experience PC performance that's up to 24x faster than a traditional HDD.
Quality Assurance

All PNY SSDs undergo extensive component and sub-system testing. We utilize high-quality NAND from the industrys top vendors to ensure a solid SSD.
Proven Reliability

Each SSD is guaranteed to meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications.
Cool and Quiet Operation

Our SSDs reduce operating temperature and potential damage from overheating.
Energy Efficient

If youre aiming to build a silent, green PC, PNY SSDs are a must have on item your checklist.
Shock Proof

The non-volatile NAND in the system enables the SSD to retain its memory if your computer ever falls or is dropped.
Built by Experts

With a world class SSD engineering team based in Silicon Valley, we are well positioned to take advantage of emerging technologies.
Creating Jobs in the USA

With our headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in NJ, more than 80% of our global workforce is in the USA.
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Which one is better?
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Performance breakdown.

Sandisk SSD plus
Max Sequential Read
Up to 480 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 400 MBps

PNY CS1311
Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 520 MBps

Looks like PNY comes out ahead BUT the PNY is definitely TLC based whereas the Sandisk looks to be based on MLC which lasts longer. So go with according to your needs. If you're using it as your OS drive, I'd say go with PNY but if you're going to be writing a lot of data go with sandisk. I myself may go with Sandisk since I'm looking for a big SSD to store my games on PC for fast loading.
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PNY I'm getting one. how can you con your way and get a tax exempt from Best Buy?
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Amazon price-matched PNY offering:
I pay no tax on Amazon and I am going to get one. Love CS1311, they are fast and look nice. Used quite a lot of em already.
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Quote from TeeD View Post :
whereas the Sandisk looks to be based on MLC
I'm not disputing it, but what are you basing that conclusion on? I'm rather surprised to discover that so far I haven't been able to find a definite statement about the type of NAND the SSD Plus series uses, anywhere on the web...
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the pny is mlc isn't it.
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I'd go for Sandisk as it's MLC. PNY CS1211 is MLC, 1311 is TLC.
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Is the pny about the same for OS instead of the samsung ssd evo?
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Write speeds mon PNY CS1311 TLC are all over the field. It looks like if you will do a lot of writes - PNY is a no go.
Look at the seq write speeds on this page for CS1311 - it's bad:

Here is the difference between MLC TLC:

Here is another bench with 30GB file transfer showing PNY faring really bad:
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Can i put this in a laptop?
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ssd plus 240g and 120g are mlc, 480g is tlc
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I wonder what the Warranty and Write Endurance of the respective drives are? I'd look it up and post but I'm working at the moment :-/

I'm quite interested in the SanDisk... my first SanDisk SSD! I have various Intels and Samsung 830 (yeeeah).

EDIT: Found a review on Amazon stating the following:

"This drive also gets good marks at a specification called endurance or total bytes written San Disk rates this drive at 80 terabytes endurance. A testing web site said they measured the endurance at 170 terabytes before an error was recorded. This endurance is quite good and well exceeds the warranty period, assuming typical consumer use. This drive would also be a reasonable choice for a boot disk in a Vmware server where the operation is mostly read and not much write."

If that's the case I'm going for it... 3 year warranty means 80TB / 1,095 days --> 0.0730TB/day * 1,024 = 74GB/day? Correct me if I'm wrong please.

If that's the case I'm thrilled. My Intel 730 240GB is only rated for 40GB/day, then again the warranty is 5 years :-D. Definitely going for the SanDisk...
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Last edited by _A2 May 14, 2016 at 08:02 AM.
bought the sandisk for 116 after tax.
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