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I've been eyeing this up...

1. Is this a good price?
2. Is this a good ssd?
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People that have purchased this ssd, how is the write speed on this drive? Could it sustain 200MB/s?
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Quote from nicoonlineshopping View Post :
I've been eyeing this up...

1. Is this a good price?
2. Is this a good ssd?
1. Sure, $.20/GB is quite cheap.
2. It looks like these have the same issue with Mushkin's ECO2 drives: there's a small chance that the drive will die within a few months. Performance-wise, it's decent for a budget drive.

Quote from gobike123 View Post :
People that have purchased this ssd, how is the write speed on this drive? Could it sustain 200MB/s?
I don't own it, but benchmarks show it has a sequential write around 270MB/s. Here it is compared to the Ultra II: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...2715vs3473
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Last edited by roy_gallant May 14, 2016 at 07:43 AM
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Quote from roy_gallant View Post :
1. Sure, $.20/GB is quite cheap.
2. It looks like these have the same issue with Mushkin's ECO2 drives: there's a small chance that the drive will die within a few months. Performance-wise, it's decent for a budget drive.


I don't own it, but benchmarks show it has a sequential write around 270MB/s. Here it is compared to the Ultra II: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...2715vs3473
There is a small chance ANY drive will die in a few months, so what?
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I'm not a fan of Mushkin SSD. all drives have a possibility of failure but if you're looking for performance, I would skip this and pay extra for a Samsung. under 300mb/s versus 500+ on Samsung for roughly a bit more is worth it especially if you want to game, etc.
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How does this compare to the Sandisk II 480GB on sale for $110 at Best Buy?
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I bought this on a previous deal - drive was DOA. I sent it back and newegg issued a refund. I still need a ~500gb SSD, and this one seems to be the only one going on sale, but I'm a little worried about trying it out again. Has anyone else had similar issues? We use about 20 similar SSD's from other brands in the office, all have been fine.
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Quote from amelen View Post :
I bought this on a previous deal - drive was DOA. I sent it back and newegg issued a refund. I still need a ~500gb SSD, and this one seems to be the only one going on sale, but I'm a little worried about trying it out again. Has anyone else had similar issues? We use about 20 similar SSD's from other brands in the office, all have been fine.

You could always pay $10 more and get this...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandi...1300050005
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You could always pay $10 more and get this...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandi...1300050005
Look at the latest reviews on newegg though - there seems to be some quality control issues lately if the reviews are to be believed. It put me off buying the sandisk when it was on a shellshocker deal the other day. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820173012
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Nice deal
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Look at the latest reviews on newegg though - there seems to be some quality control issues lately if the reviews are to be believed. It put me off buying the sandisk when it was on a shellshocker deal the other day. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820173012

You're right. Terrible reviews about early deaths. I'm willing to try Sandisk's *new* SSDs with a 5 year warranty when the price comes down a little more.

We definitely need higher quality products and more competition, and both have been extremely slow in coming.

BTW - I have a couple of 500gb Samsung 850 evo SSDs and not even Samsung has been immune to problems, as they found out with the 840.
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Last edited by xcopy May 15, 2016 at 04:14 AM
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Based on reviews, I'm thinking about going with this drive: http://m.newegg.com/Product/index...6820178968

Seems to get good reviews across a number of sites.
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Ive decided to go with the crucial 480GB from jet.com (yes I know - they are hated - its coming from PcRush though so Im hoping thats a good sign)

https://jet.com/product/Crucial-T...6c8832b845

with a 15% off and visa/no return savings the cost is $97. reviews on newegg seem not bad, a couple of failures but I feel more comfortable with this one atm (I am in need so couldnt keep waiting for the blockbuster deal)

The PNY one in the post above me seems a good choice with good reviews on amazon, the 15% off wasnt valid on that @ jet though Wink
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Quote from zhopa View Post :
There is a small chance ANY drive will die in a few months, so what?
Apologies for the late reply. I meant to say there's a significantly higher chance of early failure in relation to other SSDs, but the chance is still not particularly high from what I can tell. If you're risk-averse, there are many better options.

I should also clarify that early failure is different from DOA: you can expect any manufacturer to ship out a dead drive every now and again, but there aren't nearly as many significant cases of a drive working perfectly fine for a few months and then suddenly dying.
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