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ADATA via Rakuten has 480GB ADATA Ultimate SU650 3D NAND 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (ASU650SS-480GT-R) on sale for $42.49 w/ coupon code AD7. Shipping is free. Thanks delz4stelz
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480GB ADATA Ultimate SU650 3D NAND 2.5" Solid State Drive SSD (ASU650SS-480GT-R) $42.49 + Free Shipping
https://www.rakuten.com/shop/adat...S-480GT-R/
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Regardless of what brand you buy, now is the time to get in the habit of backing up your data. Get an external enclosure for your existing drive and use it for weekly backups or however often your data changes. Or if you're worried about the long term reliability of your existing drive, find a deal on an external hard drive in another thread.
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Great price!
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Yikes, great price on terrible ssd. Look up benchmark. Not trying to thread crap but brand is doo doo. https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Adata-SU650-480GB-vs-Crucial-MX500-500GB/m434166vsm418385
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Yikes, great price on terrible ssd. Look up benchmark. Not trying to thread crap but brand is doo doo. https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...6vsm418385
My main concern is failure rate. Primarily going to store files that are infrequently accessed and are currently stored on a spinning HD, but I don't want to lose them because the drive fails, so top speed and access times are not that huge of a concern. Does this drive have a high failure rate? The price seems good/excellent for the size. Didn't see anything on reliability in your link. Thanks in advance.
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My main concern is failure rate. Primarily going to store files that are infrequently accessed and are currently stored on a spinning HD, but I don't want to lose them because the drive fails, so top speed and access times are not that huge of a concern. Does this drive have a high failure rate? The price seems good/excellent for the size. Didn't see anything on reliability in your link. Thanks in advance.
Regardless of what brand you buy, now is the time to get in the habit of backing up your data. Get an external enclosure for your existing drive and use it for weekly backups or however often your data changes. Or if you're worried about the long term reliability of your existing drive, find a deal on an external hard drive in another thread.
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Regardless of what brand you buy, now is the time to get in the habit of backing up your data. Get an external enclosure for your existing drive and use it for weekly backups or however often your data changes. Or if you're worried about the long term reliability of your existing drive, find a deal on an external hard drive in another thread.
Yea. I like to think of Hard Drive like a second tier cache like how RAM is to CPU, Hard Drive is like RAM to Cloud Drive. All redundant / stable backups should be pushed to cloud.

Again privacy is something to think about for cloud storage.
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If you want a ssd and you are not worried about top end speed, this is a good drive. Most ssd drives are pretty reliable these days and even a "slow" ssd is faster then any mechanical hard drive. More reliable as well in my opinion.
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On reviews you often get the disgruntled. The satisfied customers go on about their business. Not always easy to get the big picture.
My story - I got a 120GB version of this for cheap for a very limited application in a netbook.
I immediately tested it with [Hard Disk Sentinel].
Performance = 100%
Health = 80% New, out of the box. I have an really OLD OCZ that does better than that. Don't know if I got a 'clunker', abused return, or whatever. The drive went back with supporting documentation.
Note - If I did not have that tool, I likely would not have had a clue. Many people using SSD don't have a clue.
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On reviews you often get the disgruntled. The satisfied customers go on about their business. Not always easy to get the big picture.
My story - I got a 120GB version of this for cheap for a very limited application in a netbook.
I immediately tested it with [Hard Disk Sentinel].
Performance = 100%
Health = 80% New, out of the box. I have an really OLD OCZ that does better than that. Don't know if I got a 'clunker', abused return, or whatever. The drive went back with supporting documentation.
Note - If I did not have that tool, I likely would not have had a clue. Many people using SSD don't have a clue.
How did Hard Disk Sentinel determine "health"? There are various methods it can use. Unless it came from SMART values, then it could have been total BS. Just because a rando program tells you something, doesn't mean the data is accurate.
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it's a good deal if you need
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I bought this drive a month ago and had to return it after speed tanked after one week of use. First week was great, but the second week my budget gaming rig couldn't browse a web-site without stuttering to a halt. Swapped in a different SSD and everything was fixed.

HDD diagnostic did flash a warning about overheating on first run, though I couldn't repeat that. Online there are stories of overheating.
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Regardless of what brand you buy, now is the time to get in the habit of backing up your data. Get an external enclosure for your existing drive and use it for weekly backups or however often your data changes. Or if you're worried about the long term reliability of your existing drive, find a deal on an external hard drive in another thread.
With so many cloud services available that is also a good backup option IMO which is accessible from pretty much anywhere and with good internet connection won't take long.
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With so many cloud services available that is also a good backup option IMO which is accessible from pretty much anywhere and with good internet connection won't take long.
Good as a secondary backup for data, but if you need to restore your entire OS, offsite isn't as useful.
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How did Hard Disk Sentinel determine "health"? There are various methods it can use. Unless it came from SMART values, then it could have been total BS. Just because a rando program tells you something, doesn't mean the data is accurate.
The health is determined by SSD specific S.M.A.R.T. attribute(s). I've found it to be one of the better tools for working on drives, both SSD and HD I've ever found. Good product.
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