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Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5" Solid State Drive - $17.99 + FS (prime)
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Would you all recommend getting the 120 gb ($18) or 240 gb ($30)? Hmm...
Doesn't matter I would put the operating system on the SSD only so you would have a fast boot time
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ugh. too cheap to pass up. thanks op
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Would you all recommend getting the 120 gb ($18) or 240 gb ($30)? Hmm...
Depends what you are doing. I think 240 is worth it for most people.
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Under 20 bucks is quite the steal for an SSD. These are good drives too. At this price it's a no brainer upgrade for anybody with their OS still on a hard disk.
"Good" might be pushing it. They're absolutely worth the $18 if you haven't made the jump to an SSD yet or you just want a drive to play with, but be warned of a few things that could affect reliability: 1) it is planar (2D) TLC NAND, which is not particularly well-known for reliability, and 2) it doesn't have a DRAM cache, requiring writes directly to flash that would normally stay in cache (drive layout information and such). While flash can be read regularly without wearing it, writing wears out flash.

That said, don't take that as me saying this isn't a good deal. This is a *fantastic* deal. Just know what you're getting into.
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Got the 240GB for $30. Thanks
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Would you all recommend getting the 120 gb ($18) or 240 gb ($30)? Hmm...
It is better to add storage space and not need all of it than cheap out $12 and run out of space and then have to upgrade again!
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How do these compare to the inland brand from micro center?
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In case it's helpful, I use these to make "external" drives. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011M8YACM/
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Patriot 120GB for $19.99 for those who prefer them as a brand.

Patriot Memory Burst SSD 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive 2.5" - PBU120GS25SSDR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07574M...wCbK30R0RN

Edit: also has DRAM for those discussing the lack thereof in the kingston drive.
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"Good" might be pushing it. They're absolutely worth the $18 if you haven't made the jump to an SSD yet or you just want a drive to play with, but be warned of a few things that could affect reliability: 1) it is planar (2D) TLC NAND, which is not particularly well-known for reliability, and 2) it doesn't have a DRAM cache, requiring writes directly to flash that would normally stay in cache (drive layout information and such). While flash can be read regularly without wearing it, writing wears out flash.

That said, don't take that as me saying this isn't a good deal. This is a *fantastic* deal. Just know what you're getting into.
Don't these DRAM-less SSDs end up being slower than spinning drives in some cases?

Oftentimes, the bigger capacities have better performance in the same model line...didn't look into whether that's the case between this 240GB and 120GB, but that's another potential factor besides size.
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$2 cheaper than last weeks FP deal!
Make sure to contact Amazon to get a credit added to your account.

https://slickdeals.net/f/12682744-120gb-kingston-a400-2-5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-20-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch
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Don't these DRAM-less SSDs end up being slower than spinning drives in some cases?

Oftentimes, the bigger capacities have better performance in the same model line...didn't look into whether that's the case between this 240GB and 120GB, but that's another potential factor besides size.
Technically, they can end up slower, though drives with DRAM can have that problem too. (*cough* Intel 660p *cough*)

As far as getting faster with larger capacities, that's an SSD thing in general. Higher capacities use more NAND chips, and much like running dual-channel RAM is faster than single-channel, being able to write to a few chips at a time ends up being faster.
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I just bought this for $20 like 3 days ago. Does amazon price adjust within a period? I literally just received it today.
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I just bought this for $20 like 3 days ago. Does amazon price adjust within a period? I literally just received it today.
Yup, do a chat with amazon
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How does this compare against a Samsung 860 Evo?
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