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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD - 58.99 AC $58.99

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https://www.newegg.com/western-di...0250087-S0

This SSD should be 58.99 after coupon with free EggSaver shipping. I don't see an option for ShopRunner.
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I saw this in a NewEgg email too.

I currently have a 180gb SSD in my desktop PC, so I use it just for the OS/programs. If I have a 500GB or 1TB SSD, I could use it for lots more, mainly for all my photo editing in Lightroom.

How does this compare to a SanDisk 1TB SSD Plus for $100? Similar price/GB and both say 6 Gb/s.
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-SS...07D998212/

Is there anything special about the WD Blue? Hmm, I just googled it and it says the WD Blue is 60% faster.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...4vsm206516

Amazon has the WD Blue 500GB for $64 (only $5 more than this sale) or the 1TB for $110. At these prices, I'll go for the 1TB.
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Looking back, I paid $99.99 for my Intel 330 series 180gb SSD in 2012 (and it's served me well in that time.) That same price gets me about five times the storage, seven years later.

What's more interesting, though, is that my 2012 Intel drive is rated as 13% faster than a new SanDisk SSD Plus.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...6516vsm261
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Be aware when using the coupon code:

"A code you entered is exclusive to newsletter subscribers. By checking this box you consent to receive additional deals and promotions through our free e-mail newsletter."

I think you can unsubscribe later.
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Looking back, I paid $99.99 for my Intel 330 series 180gb SSD in 2012 (and it's served me well in that time.) That same price gets me about five times the storage, seven years later.

What's more interesting, though, is that my 2012 Intel drive is rated as 13% faster than a new SanDisk SSD Plus.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...6516vsm261 [userbenchmark.com]
Haha... It sounds like that Sandisk is pretty low end.

The WD Blue is their mid-range line, sandwiched between Black and Green. I have not seen any deals on 2.5" SSD's in a while, so that's why I thought I'd post this one.
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Looking back, I paid $99.99 for my Intel 330 series 180gb SSD in 2012 (and it's served me well in that time.) That same price gets me about five times the storage, seven years later.

What's more interesting, though, is that my 2012 Intel drive is rated as 13% faster than a new SanDisk SSD Plus.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...6516vsm261
Modern SSDs are TLC while the Intel 330 is a MLC SSD. The more bits each cell stores, the slower it is to write to the drive so that explains the lower performance. Now, that SanDisk is a low end drive using old planar TLC NAND flash while this drive makes use of newer 3D TLC NAND flash.

I wouldn't recommend it at this price point, though. The Crucial MX500 1 TB goes on sale for $92 regularly on Rakuten and is a much better bang for your buck.
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