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Promoted 08-24-2016 by brisar at 05:51 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has 480GB OCZ TRION 150 2.5" SATA III TLC Solid State Drive (TRN150-25SAT3-480G) for $89.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks TDMVP73

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This highly-rated SSD has earned 4.7 stars overall (out of possible 5) based on 238 customer reviews at Amazon. See forum thread for more possible deals. - brisar

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Edited August 28, 2016 at 01:30 AM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

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

SHELL SHOCKER DEAL: The OCZ and Toshiba sale prices below are valid from 12:01 AM PT to 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.

Internal 2.5" Solid State Drives:Internal 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drives:Wireless Portable Hard Drives:
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Since there aren't any official comparisons with mass testing of models and manufacturers, it's hard to say. Backblaze often releases reports on drive lifespan based on the thousands of consumer-grade drives they stuff into their custom servers for cloud storage, but arguments can be made against their reports.

The thing I have noticed more often with a HDD's reliability in the last 10 years or so is that it has to do more with the model and the production run than the brand. The Toshiba drive would be just fine in most cases as long as it isn't too confined and without a fan moving air.

Probably the most reliable consumer drives are going to be HGST NAS drives or WD Black drives (though the blacks are usually super-expensive)... beyond that, you have to read reviews and look for patterns in the negative reviews. It's admittedly difficult with HDDs for someone not in-the-know because there are way too many people pretending to have a high level of technical knowledge, yet they make obvious mistakes and then try to blame it on the drive.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this Toshiba. I'm buying 2 of them, actually... Do a full format (not a quick format) once you initialize it, then download a HDD utility like Seatools to check for errors. If everything works out OK, then go ahead and start loading it with files...

I always recommend backups for critical data, but full formatting and testing usually finds any issues a drive has before you waste too much time with it. Keep in mind that duds happen, premature drive failure is around 2 to 3% industry wide, so don't be discouraged on the model or brand if you happen to get a bad drive... If you repeatedly get duds, that's when you move on.
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How does the quality of the 480 GB OCZ TRION 150 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive compare to the SanDisk SSD Plus 480GB 2.5-Inch SDSSDA-480G-G25 (Old Version)? Here's the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1.

It's $111.59 on Amazon now, but when I purchased it from Slickdeals a while back near the start of summer I got it for 480 GB / $93.79 = 5.1178163983367096705405693570743 GB per $, whereas the 480 GB OCZ TRION 150 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive is 480 GB / $90 = 5.3333333333333333333333333333333 GB per $. So, this OCZ 480 GB Trion SSD is cheaper per gigabyte, but I can't say if the quality is the same. I can say I've been extremely happy with the 480 GB SSD I purchased as I just installed it in an old laptop and it runs beautifully. I installed another 240 GB SanDisk Plus SSD that I had lying around in my current laptop and that runs perfectly as well, so I can say I stand behind their products.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Ive been holding out for an 850 Evo. Good price but I am not sure if I would jump on this one
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Ive been holding out for an 850 Evo. Good price but I am not sure if I would jump on this one
stick with 850 evo, trust me. the extra bucks are worth the speed. I'm also waiting for black friday for 250 or 500gb ssd evo.
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in for one, thanks!
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i'm still waiting on that $500 4 TB SSD that I read on the web in the beginning of 2016. Was it from CES?
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Quality?????????????????
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Reviews look good. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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thinking about getting the HDWE140XZSTA , but few other sites have similar price. guess it's not that slick. should I wait or buy it? need a storage hdd

doesn't make sense to get a SSD for storage right?

hdd nowadays what do I look for? 7200rpm? cache size?
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stick with 850 evo, trust me. the extra bucks are worth the speed. I'm also waiting for black friday for 250 or 500gb ssd evo.
any of those "price mistake" 2tb drives from Amazon.fr ever ship?
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thinking about getting the HDWE140XZSTA , but few other sites have similar price. guess it's not that slick. should I wait or buy it? need a storage hdd

doesn't make sense to get a SSD for storage right?

hdd nowadays what do I look for? 7200rpm? cache size?
Reliability for the most part. Cache and RPM as a secondary. For storage drives, I tend to not care much as long as it doesn't take an hour to spin up. As far as Toshiba drives go, they have worked for me as long as the get adequate airflow (they tend to run a bit warm) If you don't have a fan blowing over the drive, look for a 5400 or 5900 RPM for something this size. Fry's often has a HGST Cool n Quiet 4TB drive for around this price.

As for the SSD for storage, you are paying a premium for aspects you likely won't use. When I think Storage Drive, I think of a drive 2TB or larger. You can find 2TB HDDS all day long for $70 or so, $60 on sale... You are going to pay around $500+ for a SSD of that size... if an almost 1,000% markup for SSD is worth it for you, then more power to ya... For me, the benefits don't outweigh the cost difference... If you are OK with something smaller as a storage drive now, you probably won't be OK with it in a a couple of years or sooner once it's filled up and you have no other practical use for it...

For instance, my PC workspace is cluttered with perfectly good 500GB HDDs, typically working pulls from upgrades or broken PCs. I just have no use for anything under 2TB in a storage drive. That capacity just isn't practical for storage.
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any of those "price mistake" 2tb drives from Amazon.fr ever ship?
France apparently has a law against selling products under cost. All of them were cancelled.
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France apparently has a law against selling products under cost. All of them were cancelled.
no law against deceptive advertising?
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no law against deceptive advertising?
Eh... had they ran actual advertisements for the SSD at that price, there might be a case for false advertising... It was just a listing error as far as I could tell... Their email stated it was a price mistake and they couldn't honor it because of the "below-cost" law... Had it been a "Le Deal of Le Day" or something, I'm sure they would be getting sued...

Someone probably mistook it for the 256GB version when punching in the price. Poor Euro-peons... always paying more for tech than we do...
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