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Enterprise Toshiba SSDs (Refurbished): 960GB: $179.99, 400GB: $74.99, 200GB: $49.99 @ Newegg

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Last Edited by TattyBear August 2, 2016 at 08:33 AM
Newegg.com [newegg.com] has some great prices on refurbished enterprise-grade MLC SSDs:

960GB THNSNJ960PCSZ: $179.99 ($0.19/GB) [newegg.com] OOS
400GB THNSNJ400PCSZ: $74.99 ($0.19/GB) [newegg.com] OOS
200GB THNSNJ200PCSZ: $49.99 ($0.25/GB) [newegg.com]


The 960GB is reviewed here [techpowerup.com].

Credit goes to pgh5278 on the ServeTheHome forums.
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Last Edited by Shorted August 4, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Price lowered on the 200GB THNSNJ200PCSZ
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that's cheap... but how reliable is Toshiba's SSD? Frown
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refurbed?

a little scary
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90 days warranty Frown
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These are enterprise class drives.
Yes they are refurbs.
Similar deal to the OCZ refurb enterprise class SSDs that have made the front page a few times
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that's cheap... but how reliable is Toshiba's SSD? http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/frown.gif
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refurbed?

a little scary
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90 days warranty http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/frown.gif
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Seems like they have "super caps"... at least it seems like it from the wording on the web site.
"full power-loss protection"

http://toshiba.semicon-storage.co...203_1.html

Would probably be ok as an SLOG drive on freenas.
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There is no such thing as a 'refurbished' drive. They're used server pulls that most likely are <100% smart health. If you're lucky whoever "refurbished" them didn't wipe the smart data to make it look like they did something.

If you want to put two of these in a mirrored pair or in a raid array (get extras) then it might be worthwhile. Otherwise buy a similarly priced new SSD with decent performance and a 3-5 year warranty.
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how can i find out whether i can use this on my laptop
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I didn't even know they made SSDs in 960GB solid price for that size though. not sure about refurb, I will let someone that know more than me to offer if there is a big risk.
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I didn't even know they made SSDs in 960GB solid price for that size though. not sure about refurb, I will let someone that know more than me to offer if there is a big risk.
There are 4TB SSDs as well

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how can i find out whether i can use this on my laptop
Form factor: 2.5', 7mm thick
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was thinking of getting the 200 gb,, but gonna drop it , unless someone disagees
Just read this in an article - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...197,00.asp

Lifespan and Warranty.
SSDs have a finite lifespan; flash memory can only be written to a certain number of times. (This is also why you want to never defragment an SSDβ€”you'll expose it to a lot of additional wear and tear in a short period of time.) Knowing how many operations you can expect your SSD to endure may affect your buying decision, so if you're concerned that heavy use may cut down the life of a drive (usually about five years or so), look for one rated for even more. Many SSDs also come with extensive warranties (often for three years or more), which can add peace of mind.
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was thinking of getting the 200 gb,, but gonna drop it , unless someone disagees
Just read this in an article - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...197,00.asp

Lifespan and Warranty.
SSDs have a finite lifespan; flash memory can only be written to a certain number of times. (This is also why you want to never defragment an SSD--you'll expose it to a lot of additional wear and tear in a short period of time.) Knowing how many operations you can expect your SSD to endure may affect your buying decision, so if you're concerned that heavy use may cut down the life of a drive (usually about five years or so), look for one rated for even more. Many SSDs also come with extensive warranties (often for three years or more), which can add peace of mind.
These drives are made to take a lot of write cycles but you're getting drives that used them in a server farm and made a business choice to replace them and there's usually a good reason. Either there were reliability issues with the drives or they'd hit a point where it was more economically sound to replace them now.

In the last month I've bought three brand new 960GB and one 1TB drive, for $125-$204 out the door, all with three year warranties. These just aren't cheap enough and the warranty is too short.

Here's a link to the product that these replaced. Note the # of people reporting that the smart data had been wiped and after updating the firmware the drive health dropped to ~80-90% and errors were piling up. The latter is because when someone wipes the smart data to make the drive look 'new' or 'refurbished', the bad sector table is wiped as well and has to be reacquired.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product

If these were $100 I'd buy two and mirror them.
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was thinking of getting the 200 gb,, but gonna drop it , unless someone disagees
Just read this in an article - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...197,00.asp

Lifespan and Warranty.
SSDs have a finite lifespan; flash memory can only be written to a certain number of times. (This is also why you want to never defragment an SSD--you'll expose it to a lot of additional wear and tear in a short period of time.) Knowing how many operations you can expect your SSD to endure may affect your buying decision, so if you're concerned that heavy use may cut down the life of a drive (usually about five years or so), look for one rated for even more. Many SSDs also come with extensive warranties (often for three years or more), which can add peace of mind.

I've had many ssds on many systems and even on extremely heavy use systems, the ssd didn't wear more that 10% of it's total life span. If this is your first ssd just take the plunge, the pros significantly outweigh the cons. Enterprise grade SSDs are even more durable and pretty sure it will outlast your computer. Another thing to note, out of maybe 20 different SSDs (mostly intel, crucial and toshiba), I've only had only one that was giving alerts that it may fail (aka s.m.a.r.t. errors) but didn't actually fail. All I'm saying is, you are probably overthinking all of this. Also keep in mind that article is from 2012 when SSDs were about $4.50 per GB, they are now commonly $0.50 per GB, there was a lot more thought put into buying them.
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I grabbed 2x400GB for a RAID 1 and a 960GB for my desktop. It is a bit of a gamble, but I feel pretty comfortable checking these out and getting them covered by Newegg if they're awful.
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Seems like the have "super caps"... at least it seems like it from the wording on the web site.
"full power-loss protection"

http://toshiba.semicon-storage.co...203_1.html [semicon-storage.com]

Would probably be ok as an SLOG drive on freenas.
According to the review in the OP, there's DRAM on these, possibly as a cache level. The super caps give it enough juice/time to empty the DRAM into the non-volatile memory.
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