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PNY 240 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive for $69.97

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The PNY CS1311 2.5-inch SATA-III (6 Gb/s) solid state drive (SSD) is the value performance line of PNY SSDs. It is an excellent choice for an entry-level upgrade from a hard disk drive (HDD). The PNY CS1311 was designed to be an easy and cost-effective HDD replacement for your existing PC system, helping to realize faster boot times, quicker application launch and better overall system performance.

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Normal price. Wait for CM
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Technically $70 is good pricing. Even last year 240gb ssds didn't drop much below that.

500gb dipped into the 90s.
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ok price, not recommended for gaming though. You will notice delays
Im not 100% sure about that, Ive had this for the past 8 months and it has been running fantastically.
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Is PNY reliable yet... Still not sure.
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Samsung Evo has been $60 at Frys. I'd wait for something better for cheaper.
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ok price, not recommended for gaming though. You will notice delays
Isn't SSDs better than HDDs in gaming? I thought it only effects the loading time, but not game play.
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Slickdeals won't let me post a new thread (I don't know why), but for those with a Microcenter nearby, the 256 GB Intel 545s is the same price. http://www.microcenter.com/produc...tate_Drive
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I have had 2 of these for a year no problems and fast very good ssd's
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FWIW, we utilized PNY SSDs a few years ago in our servers for OS drives and found them to be terribly unreliable. Fortunately it was a short run (~25 servers), and not this same model, but it's left a seriously bad taste in our mouth for PNY SSDs across the board. Few lasted more than a year, and now all have been replaced after two years. Other brands have lasted for 5+.

(for that matter, we decided to go ODM and have our own-branded SSDs across the board that meet our spec. Most SSDs are pretty unreliable for our niche use-case of few writes, read forever!)
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Will this drop some more on cyber monday?
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Im not 100% sure about that, Ive had this for the past 8 months and it has been running fantastically.
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Isn't SSDs better than HDDs in gaming? I thought it only effects the loading time, but not game play.
Here are my findings with these lower tier SSD's. I have 6 drives in my main rig.
I play a variety of games from COD, Overwatch to Command & Conquer, to Diablo 3.

Let's take Diablo 3 for example. I have a few battle.net accounts and I have 3 full D3 accounts, complete with the expansion and the Necromancer DLC. I can run all 3 accounts simultaneously (without 3rd party software). I just install the game (copy/paste) onto separate drives (that part isn't required but I recommend it).

So, in my rig, I have those 6 drives, 1 is boot, 1 is a 3TB 7200RPM drive. The remaining 4 are sata SSD's.

I usually only play 2 accounts (diablo) at a time because it can get complicated trying to play the game with just 1 account, let alone 2 additional. So 2 is my comfort zone and I am pretty adept at managing 2 characters at the same time.

Now, on what I would call my main gaming SSD, it is a high end Corsair Neutron SSD. On my alt account (D3), I just threw it on a PNY SSD (like the one in this post). Right away I can notice a difference in load times (while yes, it is still light years faster than a 7200 RPM drive, it does get rather annoying to have to wait while the other character is already in town identifying items). So, if I kill the boss and send both characters back to town, once they teleport and the load screen comes up (to load the town), the slower PNY will take between 1-3 extra seconds while traveling through portals vs: the Corsair Neutron ssd.

In regards to opening the character inventory; on the Corsair, when I open it, it is instant and all my items are immediately present. I am waiting for nothing.
On the PNY drive, once I open my character inventory, there is a slight pause (not even a second) and then my inventory opens... BUT, it is empty for an additional second or 2 before the items can be drawn in. If I open my stash (which is full) then the delay time is longer.

I first noticed this on a somewhat modern laptop that I just threw any old SSD in to replace the 5400 RPM drive. I was house sitting at my sisters and every time I would open my inventory I would get a little delay and sometimes it was really pronounced! Since Diablo stores all of the items on their servers, I thought it was the internet connection, until I noticed it at home too. Then, when I had the extra drives in my main rig, and that was happening on the slow one but not the other, then I realized that while SSD's are still fast, they're not all created equal and the different read/random read times really do matter!

I won't add on this already lengthy post, but in Overwatch, loading between levels I can notice a significant difference (only between 2-6 extra seconds, but in a game where speed can mean life or death) during certain events, in between levels, ending a game, etc..

In COD, when I go to use my kill streak rewards, there is also a slight delay (almost a stutter).

Putting MP3s, movies, documents, etc... would be perfect for these inexpensive cheaper SSD's, but for real, when installing fast paced gaming, use a better drive!
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I ordered this for my new work Thinkpad, but I'm wondering if there is a better option on sale for Cyber Monday. Can anyone comment on this?
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