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Crucial M500 2.5" 240Gb Sata iii Mlc Internal Solid State Drive* Refurb* $49.99

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Crucial M500 2.5" 240Gb Sata iii Mlc Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Fcct240m50

Manufacturer refurbished

12 month manufacturer's warranty

$49.99


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Manufacturer refurbished Never buy an SSD refurbished.
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Quote from x2ruff4u View Post :
Manufacturer refurbished Never buy an SSD refurbished.
why not? ssd seem pretty simple...not a lot of moving parts...either they work or dont, right?

Whats the price comparison vs a new ssd?

On a side note, whats the best ssd for my new dell inspiron 15 5558??? Also RAM?... I would like to optimize it asap... Smilie
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why not? ssd seem pretty simple...not a lot of moving parts...either they work or dont, right?

Whats the price comparison vs a new ssd?

On a side note, whats the best ssd for my new dell inspiron 15 5558??? Also RAM?... I would like to optimize it asap... http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif
The why not is simple, you can't "refurb" these. So what are they really? QA rejects? Customer returns? Reflashed the firmware to bring it back to life? Someone used the heck out of it and then returned it?

I don't know the answer, you don't know the answer, so spend $20 more and buy something with a factory warranty.

Or take a gamble that saves you $10 in the best case or costs you anguish and $50 in the worse case.




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Quote from olzoot View Post :
why not? ssd seem pretty simple...not a lot of moving parts...either they work or dont, right?

Whats the price comparison vs a new ssd?

On a side note, whats the best ssd for my new dell inspiron 15 5558??? Also RAM?... I would like to optimize it asap... Smilie
New 240-256gb SSD's can start around $60; you can usually find a deal on a good brand/model on Amazon or NewEgg for around $70. Samsung and SanDisk have the best reputation, Crucial is good in the midrange (I have a 250gb Crucial BX100 from an earlier slickdeal in my laptop, so far so good), and I have heard encouraging things about the newer PNY drives if you are on a budget.

Intel SSD's are good but overpriced, while Kingston got busted for a bait and switch on their drives a while back - making a good, well reviewed drive and then changing to cheaper, less reliable parts and electronics while trying to hide said changes from consumers and those in the industry. As far as the SSD working or not, it is not that simple. The chips in modern SSD's are pretty durable, but there is a limit on how often a drive can be written to/erased before the drive begins to degrade and/or fail. While I would trust a used/refurbed SSD more than a similar HDD, the SSD has had an unknown part of its useful life used up - and no refurbishment or certification can restore life to the memory chips in the drive. Eventually, you will begin to lose capacity and performance on an SSD (or have the drive simply corrupt). The refurbed drive will get to that point sooner, all else equal.

At least a few years ago, Crucial/Micron was the gold standard for 3rd party RAM. I have not come across anything recently to change that, though Corsair and Kingston seem to be very popular. How much RAM does your Dell come with? Unless you are doing a bunch of memory intensive tasks like video editing/lots and lots of photoshop..., you shouldn't really need more than 8gb.

Quote from DanaW3016 View Post :
The why not is simple, you can't "refurb" these. So what are they really? QA rejects? Customer returns? Reflashed the firmware to bring it back to life? Someone used the heck out of it and then returned it?

I don't know the answer, you don't know the answer, so spend $20 more and buy something with a factory warranty.

Or take a gamble that saves you $10 in the best case or costs you anguish and $50 in the worse case.
To add on to this, it is possible that the SSD is perfectly fine, and was simply swapped out for a newer model. But even in that case, you are getting a used drive with a portion of its usable life having been consumed. If it were $35, then maybe it would be a worthwhile buy. But at $50, the price difference with a new SSD just isn't large enough to be worth getting.
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Considering we get deals for new SSD's for around $50-60, the refurb should be priced around $30, and i'd be all for it.
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This was long ago sold out. Please remove this item!
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This was long ago sold out. Please remove this item!
and please stop digging up threads almost 1 month old!
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