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Reviews at newegg are not too good. Reviews at Amazon are great [amazon.com]. Is this a case of bad manufacturing batch with Newegg stock or what?
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Some Neweggers probably got a bad batch, and given the favorable average of Amazon reviews, I wouldn't worry. For what it's worth, I've been running the 120GB on an HTPC for a year without problems.

According to tomshardware's review [1], this SSD does cap at sequential write speeds of around 200 MB/s, which is low for an ssd. However, its 4K random write (e.g. small files) beats out the really good 'entry-level' SSDs. In mixed workloads, it's about on par with the good entry-level SSDs [2].

The main reason to buy this SSD is for its awesome performance under heavy and light workloads (e.g. for servers, databases, frequent use during content creation). From the 'PC Mark 8 advanced workload' and 'total access times' graphs [3], you'll see that the write speed remains close to 125 MB/s. The good entry-level SSDs hit around 50 MB/s for these tests, which is typical. A good simulation for video editing and similar content creation is the 'recovery phase' of the graph (aka 'light workload bandwidth' chart). The CS1311 writes at about 225 MB/s. That's about 50 MB/s less than the 850 EVO for $45 less.

If you're just gaming and want 480GB for the main drive, just get this or some decent SSD for cheaper. Gaming hardly stresses even the good, cheap SSDs.


[1] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-2.html

[2] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-3.html

[3] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-4.html

(I only rely on tomshardware reviews because the methodology of other professional reviewers is lacking. They don't test enough aspects of an SSD's performance. Almost all of them use software that only measures peak performance (may as well rely on the manufacturer's data) or hardly stresses the SSD).
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Some Neweggers probably got a bad batch, and given the favorable average of Amazon reviews, I wouldn't worry. For what it's worth, I've been running the 120GB on an HTPC for a year without problems.

According to tomshardware's review [1], this SSD does cap at sequential write speeds of around 200 MB/s, which is low for an ssd. However, its 4K random write (e.g. small files) beats out the really good 'entry-level' SSDs. In mixed workloads, it's about on par with the good entry-level SSDs [2].

The main reason to buy this SSD is for its awesome performance under heavy and light workloads (e.g. for servers, databases, frequent use during content creation). From the 'PC Mark 8 advanced workload' and 'total access times' graphs [3], you'll see that the write speed remains close to 125 MB/s. The good entry-level SSDs hit around 50 MB/s for these tests, which is typical. A good simulation for video editing and similar content creation is the 'recovery phase' of the graph (aka 'light workload bandwidth' chart). The CS1311 writes at about 225 MB/s. That's about 50 MB/s less than the 850 EVO for $45 less.

If you're just gaming and want 480GB for the main drive, just get this or some decent SSD for cheaper. Gaming hardly stresses even the good, cheap SSDs.


[1] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-2.html

[2] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-3.html

[3] http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...481-4.html

(I only rely on tomshardware reviews because the methodology of other professional reviewers is lacking. They don't test enough aspects of an SSD's performance. Almost all of them use software that only measures peak performance (may as well rely on the manufacturer's data) or hardly stresses the SSD).
But is this a good deal for this drive?
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$110 isnt bad for this size... deals were better last year but we don't have time machines and SSD prices aren't dropping like it should. My annoyance is I wanna close my 500gb HDD but need 500gb+ SSD, and I keep seeing 480gb drives pop up.
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$110 isnt bad for this size... deals were better last year but we don't have time machines and SSD prices aren't dropping like it should. My annoyance is I wanna close my 500gb HDD but need 500gb+ SSD, and I keep seeing 480gb drives pop up.
You could potentially use Windows mirroring. I'm not home to check, but it may allow you to mirror one drive to another, even if it's smaller, as long as there is space.
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Sadly, this appears to be the best current deal and I'm in a hurry to finish building a new system. So went ahead and picked this up. Not a bad deal though.
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Probably a good deal for those who just got the acer laptop from yesterday's FP deal.
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Promo code isn't working for me... could it have expired already?
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Damn, keep waiting for a decent SSD deal to use some Best Buy gift cards on, but I don't think they'll price match with the coupon.
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Bought the 240GB from Amazon last summer and was great until it died last week. Just RMA'd and picking up a separate sammy as my boot drive moving forward. Anecdotal I know but thought I'd throw it out there.
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What program could I use to backup raid everything as a double write onto this drive, effectively making it half the size, but data safe?
If the first half of the drive fails, then there is a copy of it on the second, including the hidden system partitions that come with it.
Now if the controller fries, then it could get costly to fix.
Just pondering...
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Will this work on a M.2 interface?
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