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This is the lowest price the 250GB version has been since they were introduced last year. These are almost identical to the WD Blue 3D drives. The 1TB version was Tom's Hardware's Editor's Choice [tomshardware.com] for SATA drives last year.

Uses Toshiba's new high performance BiCS 3D TLC, and is often compared favorably to Samsung's 850 Evos.

Specifications:
  • 100TBW endurance
  • 550/525 MBps sequential read/write speeds
  • 95k/81k random read/write IOPS
  • 3 year warranty
Anadtech review of the 1TB version [anandtech.com] (the only version I've seen reviewed significantly).

From the review's conclusion
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Compared to the competing drives on the market today, the new WD Blue 3D NAND and SanDisk Ultra 3D have the performance that is expected of a mainstream SATA SSD. On most real-world workloads, there's no noticeable performance difference between the Ultra 3D and the Samsung 850 EVO. The Ultra 3D also handles being full better than most TLC drives, and does not show the spike in latency that several drives like the Crucial MX300 exhibit. Overall, it is clear that SanDisk is still very good at managing TLC flash and implementing SLC caching in a way that has almost no downsides.

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The SanDisk Ultra 3D is priced in between the Crucial MX300 and the Samsung 850 EVO. This matches their relative performance. The performance advantage of the 850 EVO is quite small for most real-world workloads, so its premium mostly buys you a longer warranty and the proven maturity of a product that has been on the market for a long time. If your workload is heavy enough for the difference between the 850 EVO and the Ultra 3D to matter, you should probably be shopping for a NVMe SSD instead of SATA. Meanwhile, the SanDisk Ultra 3D offers higher write endurance ratings and lower power consumption for a slightly lower price. The Ultra 3D makes more sense for most consumers.

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You do realize there can be sigificant performance differences between lower size and 1tb ssds right?

Refing an 1tb review on a 256gb version post really is not relevant.
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paid $81 for a 250gb 860 evo on google express
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Higher rated homie!

HP S700 PRO 256GB SATA III Internal SSD (Solid State Drive)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-S700.../876640446
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Higher rated homie!

HP S700 PRO 256GB SATA III Internal SSD (Solid State Drive)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-S700.../876640446
I just ordered one yesterday. Apparently I didn't remember that I had $45 in savings catcher saved up... So I ended up paying less than $35 for mine.
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The Crucial MX500 256GB is going for $80. It has 180TBW instead of this drive's 100TBW for $5 more.

EDIT2: I was wrong. The MX500 is 100TBW for the 256GB.

EDIT: The HP SSD S700 Pro has the following TBW Endurance. I just had to look.
128GB: 80 TBW
256GB: 165 TBW
512GB: 340 TBW
1TB: 650 TBW
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You do realize there can be sigificant performance differences between lower size and 1tb ssds right?

Refing an 1tb review on a 256gb version post really is not relevant.
First, there just haven't been any direct reviews of the 250 that I've seen, so it's that or nothing (unless you want to search around for me). I just thought people would appreciate some info as opposed to none. fark me, right?

Second, of course they're not the same, but it's also not just flatly irrelevant. The controllers and NAND are the same across capacities, and when you're discussing performance relative to other drives you can assume that the relative results with be similar across capacities. Comparing the 1TB Evo to the 1TB SanDisk should yield similar results to comparing both at 500 and again at 250. It's not a perfect correlation, but it's good. The advice listed specs are the lower advertised rates the the 250GB drive.

Additionally, if you look around at different reviews of the NAND itself there's no reason to think you're going to see huge drop offs. BiCS is basically the best TLC NAND to come out since Samsung's vNAND. You're going to basically got the upper limit of the SATA bus either way.
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The 1tb version is going for 229.99 on amazon and 231.xx on BH
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The Crucial MX500 256GB is going for $80. It has 180TBW instead of this drive's 100TBW for $5 more.

EDIT: The HP SSD S700 Pro has the following TBW Endurance. I just had to look.
128GB: 80 TBW
256GB: 165 TBW
512GB: 340 TBW
1TB: 650 TBW
Definitely the MX500... This SanDisk and Crucial thing came up in another deal (same deal from earlier date?)... To me it would be crazy not to spend $5 to get the MX500
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The Crucial MX500 256GB is going for $80. It has 180TBW instead of this drive's 100TBW for $5 more.

EDIT: The HP SSD S700 Pro has the following TBW Endurance. I just had to look.
128GB: 80 TBW
256GB: 165 TBW
512GB: 340 TBW
1TB: 650 TBW
FWIW I have read that WD/SanDisk are advertising their endurance levels low on propose, because the technology is new and they want to be conservative. Even if it's true, 100TB is 100,000GB. You'd have to write 91GB to the drive every day to hit the 100TBW limit before the warranty expired. Most people are coming nowhere near that.


Edit: I'm not sure where you're getting that 180TBW from. This review from Tom's says that the advertised rate is 100TBW. http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,5390.html. My guess is they increased it to match the longer warranty.
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Was $57 few days ago.
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FWIW I have read that WD/SanDisk are advertising their endurance levels low on propose, because the technology is new and they want to be conservative. Even if it's true, 100TB is 100,000GB. You'd have to write 91GB to the drive every day to hit the 100TBW limit before the warranty expired. Most people are coming nowhere near that.


Edit: I'm not sure where you're getting that 180TBW from. This review from Tom's says that the advertised rate is 100TBW. http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,5390.html [tomshardware.com]. My guess is they increased it to match the longer warranty.
Thanks for pointing that out! I corrected my original post.
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get in Thks OP
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jeez, these are still the same price as 2-3years ago
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No point in buying this when mx500 is $5 more and Evo 850/860 only $15 more
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