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Open Box, Factory Reconditioned Samsung 256GB 950 Pro PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - $64.99 @ Woot

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At the risk of starting a debate over reconditioned HDDs, I'm posting this deal as I'm certain many of this year's BF laptop deals will lack proper M.2 drives (but have the slot for them). Given that NVMe is solid state, no heads/platters to screw up, I doubt there is any reconditioning that has occurred. Most likely open box/returns.

Only a 30-day warranty, but if this fails, it will be fast. And you can always interrogate the drive to determine how many reads/writes have occurred against the cells (if you are worried about longevity).

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At the risk of starting a debate over reconditioned HDDs, I'm posting this deal as I'm certain many of this year's BF laptop deals will lack proper M.2 drives (but have the slot for them). Given that NVMe is solid state, no heads/platters to screw up, I doubt there is any reconditioning that has occurred. Most likely open box/returns.

Only a 30-day warranty, but if this fails, it will be fast. And you can always interrogate the drive to determine how many reads/writes have occurred against the cells (if you are worried about longevity).

https://sellout.woot.com/offers/s...-4QAvD_BwE
There is no way you can know the status of the drive. These could be pulls from lease machines or warranty returns. All SSD have spare areas to maintain endurance and performance. A defective drive could be remapped to use the spare area instead of the bad portion, you simply won't know until you run a test on the drive. Also, it's pure delusion to think you can guarantee that "if it goes bad it will fail fast".
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Good deal. Too bad my mobo can only take 1 nvme. I think 500 gb for nvme is more comfortable these days but this is a steal.
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Well that lasted all but 5 seconds.
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Sorry about that, title fixed.
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There is no way you can know the status of the drive. These could be pulls from lease machines or warranty returns. All SSD have spare areas to maintain endurance and performance. A defective drive could be remapped to use the spare area instead of the bad portion, you simply won't know until you run a test on the drive. Also, it's pure delusion to think you can guarantee that "if it goes bad it will fail fast".Fair..
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There is no way you can know the status of the drive. These could be pulls from lease machines or warranty returns. All SSD have spare areas to maintain endurance and performance. A defective drive could be remapped to use the spare area instead of the bad portion, you simply won't know until you run a test on the drive. Also, it's pure delusion to think you can guarantee that "if it goes bad it will fail fast".
Fair. My point was that you can run a diagnostics test on it to determine. If you find that it has been heavily used, you could return within the 30 day warranty.
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Dead!!!!
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There is no way you can know the status of the drive. These could be pulls from lease machines or warranty returns. All SSD have spare areas to maintain endurance and performance. A defective drive could be remapped to use the spare area instead of the bad portion, you simply won't know until you run a test on the drive. Also, it's pure delusion to think you can guarantee that "if it goes bad it will fail fast".
Can't you check the health by running Samsung software?
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Well that lasted all but 5 seconds.
Ugh... sorry. It had been up for a bit of time before I decided to post this. Figured they had a decent inventory. :-(
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Can't you check the health by running Samsung software?
Dead already anyway
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I think there was just a limited supply. My guess is there were only 5 total, judging by the buyer stats. The lowest percentage is 20%. The most categories any chart displayed that had values was the country map with people in 5 states having bought it.
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DAMN! I never buy refurb ssd's but that was a pretty great price!
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Dead!!!!! God you slickdealers are effing fast
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