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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 3D V-NAND SATA 3.0 6.0 GB/s 2.5 @ Microcenter $79.99

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I see lot of posts in SD for clearance laptops.. and everyone wants to upgrade to SSD... I saw this in microcenter seems very good specs if you are looking for one.. I believe it's the same price as blackfriday
http://www.microcenter.com/produc...ternal_SSD
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Capacity 250GB
Read Speed 540 MBps
Write Speed 520 MBps
Interface SATA 3.0 6.0Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
Architecture 3D V-NAND Flash
Controller Type Samsung MGX
Random Read 4K - 97,000 IOPS
Random Write 4K - 88,000 IOPS
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I keep holding off on one of these for my sons computer since the 860 evo is making its debut. Hopefully this will drive prices on the 850s lower.
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I keep holding off on one of these for my sons computer since the 860 evo is making its debut. Hopefully this will drive prices on the 850s lower.
Link for 860? Not even finding that on the Samsung Website.

Edit: Found some info on Kitguru.com. SATA is topped out, not much in the way of performance increase with this 860 line.
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I keep holding off on one of these for my sons computer since the 860 evo is making its debut. Hopefully this will drive prices on the 850s lower.
Curious what price you'd pull the trigger at - I wouldn't let another $10 off stand between me and a build Smilie This looks like a reasonable price for a decent SSD. But I also understand the "thrill of the hunt" in gathering "best deal" components over the course of a couple months if you've got the time.
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Link for 860? Not even finding that on the Samsung Website.

Edit: Found some info on Kitguru.com. SATA is topped out, not much in the way of performance increase with this 860 line.
It appeared briefly on Samsungs website, then disappeared when they realized their oops. Its not out yet, but hoping the 860 will drive prices down on the leftover 850s when they drop production.
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Curious what price you'd pull the trigger at - I wouldn't let another $10 off stand between me and a build Smilie This looks like a reasonable price for a decent SSD. But I also understand the "thrill of the hunt" in gathering "best deal" components over the course of a couple months if you've got the time.
The system is already built, now that he is getting old enough to get into playing games I figure this would help. I already upgraded the PSU and managed to find a 1060 3GB at microcenter for $209 with a $20 MIR last month, all I really need to do is upgrade RAM (if it ever drops) and put his platter drive to rest in favor of an SSD. No m.2 slot, unfortunately, but a SATAIII SSD is still a noticeable upgrade.

Edit: would love to see a 500GB 850 at this price, but don't think that will happen. For now the 500s are in the $130 range. Would probably pull the trigger on one of them if they drop to close to $100.
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It appeared briefly on Samsungs website, then disappeared when they realized their oops. Its not out yet, but hoping the 860 will drive prices down on the leftover 850s when they drop production.

The system is already built, now that he is getting old enough to get into playing games I figure this would help. I already upgraded the PSU and managed to find a 1060 3GB at microcenter for $209 with a $20 MIR last month, all I really need to do is upgrade RAM (if it ever drops) and put his platter drive to rest in favor of an SSD. No m.2 slot, unfortunately, but a SATAIII SSD is still a noticeable upgrade.

Edit: would love to see a 500GB 850 at this price, but don't think that will happen. For now the 500s are in the $130 range. Would probably pull the trigger on one of them if they drop to close to $100.
microcenter pick-up only is a far drive for me.
I see ebay has it for fixed $80 price with free shipping for those not close to a store.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?L...rmvSB=true
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Anyone happen to know what Microcenter's in-store price is for the 500 GB version? Obviously it must be below MAP, but it's 45 minutes away for me in traffic, 1.5 hours round trip. I know I just missed the Newegg sale at $130, but $130 seems to have been the typical sale price for a long time, and as has been pointed out there must be downward pressure on it by now. Thanks.
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Anyone happen to know what Microcenter's in-store price is for the 500 GB version? Obviously it must be below MAP, but it's 45 minutes away for me in traffic, 1.5 hours round trip. I know I just missed the Newegg sale at $130, but $130 seems to have been the typical sale price for a long time, and as has been pointed out there must be downward pressure on it by now. Thanks.
The last MC email that I got, which was on Friday morning, lists the 850 EVO 500GB at $134.99. This is for my local store (Fairfax) so YMMV. If you give them a call, they will likely tell you over the phone what in store price is and you can avoid the long drive.

I am going to hold off just a bit longer and see what happens when the 860s finally make their debut. I don't see a point in buying an 860, as has been pointed out that SATAIII speeds are pretty much topped out. The 860s may find a new way to squeeze a little more speed out of the bus, but doubtful anything to notice a difference. I would guess larger capacity drives and lower power consumption is what they will introduce.

In addition to the Samsungs, they also list generic 2.5" SATAIII SSDs of:
120GB-$39.99
240GB-$59.99
and a Toshiba OCZ TR200 240GB SSD-$79.99.

Hope this helps.
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The last MC email that I got, which was on Friday morning, lists the 850 EVO 500GB at $134.99. This is for my local store (Fairfax) so YMMV. If you give them a call, they will likely tell you over the phone what in store price is and you can avoid the long drive.

I am going to hold off just a bit longer and see what happens when the 860s finally make their debut. I don't see a point in buying an 860, as has been pointed out that SATAIII speeds are pretty much topped out. The 860s may find a new way to squeeze a little more speed out of the bus, but doubtful anything to notice a difference. I would guess larger capacity drives and lower power consumption is what they will introduce.

In addition to the Samsungs, they also list generic 2.5" SATAIII SSDs of:
120GB-$39.99
240GB-$59.99
and a Toshiba OCZ TR200 240GB SSD-$79.99.

Hope this helps.
Yes, it does, thanks. For this project I can probably put off the purchase for a week or two, but if no tempting sales come up I'll have to buy anyway. Don't really want another 250GB or less.
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Thanks OP. I got this price matched with Best Buy and used $10 pick up store discount received for using pick up to store during Holidays. Sweet deal for $70 for HP Gaming desktop which Chase approved Price protection of $49 so that became $200 Tower.
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MicroCenter also has a "Inland Professional 240 GB NAND SATA 3.0 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD" for $60 if any one is interested, and do no forget the RTMN $5 off coupon too.. I was thinking of getting this cheap SSD to put in to that FAR usb case Newegg had before the holidays..
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The 860's are replacing the 850's, and prices will drop until they are gone for good, but don't let the newer version fool you. It's basically identical speeds, but longer reliability, not that the 850's had a problem with that to begin with. I say if you can find an 850 for this price, buy it. No real performance gains to be had spending another $20-30 for the 860.

At the same time the 860's will drop into the 850's price point so if you can wait, just wait.
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Might want to add In-Store to the Title, good price but don't have a MC near me.
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microcenter pick-up only is a far drive for me.
I see ebay has it for fixed $80 price with free shipping for those not close to a store.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?L...rmvSB=true
I noticed ebay price jumped to $87 after posting this (must key off demand?) so I instead bought my 850 evo
from Tigerdirect as I had a $10 discount ( came to $87 with tax and free ground shipping by Fedex business ground ).

I live in NJ and just got it last night as it sat in Fedex Keasby NJ for 4 days (granted 2 were over the weekend)
and it came in a poorly packaged brown cardboard envelope. I realize it was a stripped down OEM listed for $91 before my $10 discount but I wasn't expecting a "Not for Retail Sale" taped label on the ssd box.

Tiger now has it listed at $99 so maybe it's a retail version coming from Samsung who u can by directly from them for $99 and probably get better free shipping.
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Just buy at least a 500GB SSD and get better value for your money.
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