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I bought from Amazon this two days back, getting delivered today, can I get price adjustment or what should I do. Thanks.
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One reviewer says: Youtubers keep saying that this is a bad drive since it only has a 5 year life guarantee, but what they don't know is that the 5 year mark is only true is you read and write 100GB/day every day. To put that in perspective that 178 terabytes within 5 year

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One reviewer says: Youtubers keep saying that this is a bad drive since it only has a 5 year life guarantee, but what they don't know is that the 5 year mark is only true is you read and write 100GB/day every day. To put that in perspective that 178 terabytes within 5 year

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5 years from now this is going to be worth 30$s, not sure if I should cry on that, anyway being compulsive buyer, one needs a reason to upgrade.
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One reviewer says: Youtubers keep saying that this is a bad drive since it only has a 5 year life guarantee, but what they don't know is that the 5 year mark is only true is you read and write 100GB/day every day. To put that in perspective that 178 terabytes within 5 year

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The whole thing is about your data. If any data storage fails prematurely, it is considered a bad drive. In this case, no one has a solid evidence that this particular drive fails prematurely. The moral of the story is, storing data without backing them up is a setup for permanent data failure.
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The whole thing is about your data. If any data storage fails prematurely, it is considered a bad drive. In this case, no one has a solid evidence that this particular drive fails prematurely. The moral of the story is, storing data without backing them up is a setup for permanent data failure.
The other moral to this story is:

The internet is full of bad advice and misinformation.

Your advice on the other hand is good advice, backups or you shouldn't mind losing it.
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One reviewer says: Youtubers keep saying that this is a bad drive since it only has a 5 year life guarantee, but what they don't know is that the 5 year mark is only true is you read and write 100GB/day every day. To put that in perspective that 178 terabytes within 5 year

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yeah, stop listening to utubers... they're idiots.
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It's a 5 year warranty which is pretty much best in class for consumer models unless I missed something recently. SSDs usually have a 3-5 year warranty with occasionally a 10 year but I can't remember the last time I saw a 10 year warranty on an SSD.

There are some issues with this particular model due to the chipset or something which slows down the drive after it's 50% full (based on reviews of this drive and a similar specced model from a different brand) but from what I understand is that this memory has high endurance (read/writes).
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I received this in a brown box not in Intel Box, I bought from Amazon, is it similar for all. I want to return it if this is what Amazon is selling.
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this is how misinformation spreads on the internet, the endurance of any SSD doesn't diminish with reads - your source is trying to simplify TBW and average it over 5yrs.
- without taking into account it's P/E cycles for the NAND. Controllers and SLC cache have improved to reduce the actual # of rewrites - to put it in perspective, the 840 EVO and Intel 730 have rated TBW lower than this drive and both have an expected life of 13+ yrs.

so yes you could go through 100GB a day streaming video or doing video edits, but the actual writes to QLC would be a fraction of that.

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One reviewer says: Youtubers keep saying that this is a bad drive since it only has a 5 year life guarantee, but what they don't know is that the 5 year mark is only true is you read and write 100GB/day every day. To put that in perspective that 178 terabytes within 5 year

Can you explain this?
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Every time another bit level is used for SSDs people cry like it is the end of the world and that the new SSDs are garbage etc. This has been true ever since MLC was introduced over SLC.. You can pull up forum threads from 2009 of people arguing how bad 2-bit MLC is and that you should pay extra for SLC.
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