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Amazon - Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD + Mount ($238 or less)

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Was looking to upgrade the SSD on my desktop and came across the following bundle which is less than the current price of just the drive:

Samsung 860 EVO 2 TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD + Mount
& Corsair SSD Mounting Bracket Kit 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay(CSSD-BRKT1)
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You may be able to get it lower if you previously signed up for the Amazon Amex 20% deal.
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Thanks for the post. (Good timing for me.)

This has been at about the same price for about three months, according to what three Camels told me.
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Bah, I'm tempted, but also tempted to upgrade my Thuban (yes, Thuban) system to a Ryzen 3 system with NVMe slots and go the 960 EVO route........ but then I'd need a new CPU, motherboard, RAM..... *sigh*...... Wink
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If speed isn't the top priority, is the 860EVO the best choice in terms of reliability? Plan to substitute the Micron 1100 I've had.
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Bah, I'm tempted, but also tempted to upgrade my Thuban (yes, Thuban) system to a Ryzen 3 system with NVMe slots and go the 960 EVO route........ but then I'd need a new CPU, motherboard, RAM..... *sigh*...... Wink
Pretty sure the upgrade to Ryzen from Thuban will be one of the biggest leaps in performance a human being might experience. Think I'd go that route first...
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Not bad at all! Might be time to sell of a 1TB 860 and upgrade!
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If speed isn't the top priority, is the 860EVO the best choice in terms of reliability? Plan to substitute the Micron 1100 I've had.
Samsung are known to be the most reliable brand, and this price seems pretty good. Especially considering that SSD drive prices have been increasing. The know reliability is the reason a lot pay extra for a Samsung drive.

I have had 3 data SSD from Samsung and they all work, I then bought a 970 evo plus nvme and it didn't last more than 3 months. I still believe they are very reliable just that other brands have become solid too, so with the same money I got back for my defective 970 evo plus, I bought two xpg and don't regret it.

One thing though that Samsung does miles better is their magician software which makes it very easy to update firmware. I've never seen adata release firmware updates for any of my drives.
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If speed isn't the top priority, is the 860EVO the best choice in terms of reliability? Plan to substitute the Micron 1100 I've had.
Yes. Samsung SSDs are known for their reliability. It just so happens that they are also the fastest in their class so you pay a premium for having the best of both worlds. If you need reliability above all, Samsung is the only choice.
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Pretty sure the upgrade to Ryzen from Thuban will be one of the biggest leaps in performance a human being might experience. Think I'd go that route first...
Lol - LMAOLMAO

I'll have to say this Phenom II still runs everything I throw at it at high-very high settings (Gaming, DVD/Blu-Ray MKV for my Plex, watching stuff, etc....). With 16GB RAM, 500GB 850 EVO SSD as my primary and an RX 580...... I just haven't been able to yet justify the upgrade.... Frown but soon.......very soon......... nod

No regrets going AMD...and now planning to stay that way with the eventual Ryzen upgrade...
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I'm still all over the place on what I am going to do. I was planning on using 2 or 3 m2 slots for better ones, such as 970 evo plus (and already have a 970 pro unopened) and use nothing SATA at all.

But maybe instead of spending $400 for the 2tb 970 evo plus I should get a 1tb evo plus and get this sata one, then I'd have 1tb space extra for not much more in price. Hmmmmmmmm, I can't decide what to do.
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Samsung are known to be the most reliable brand, and this price seems pretty good. Especially considering that SSD drive prices have been increasing. The know reliability is the reason a lot pay extra for a Samsung drive.

I have had 3 data SSD from Samsung and they all work, I then bought a 970 evo plus nvme and it didn't last more than 3 months. I still believe they are very reliable just that other brands have become solid too, so with the same money I got back for my defective 970 evo plus, I bought two xpg and don't regret it.

One thing though that Samsung does miles better is their magician software which makes it very easy to update firmware. I've never seen adata release firmware updates for any of my drives.
>considering that SSD prices have been increasing

huh? they've dropped ridiculously over the last 2y
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Is this good for an external on an xbox x?
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Bah, I'm tempted, but also tempted to upgrade my Thuban (yes, Thuban) system to a Ryzen 3 system with NVMe slots and go the 960 EVO route........ but then I'd need a new CPU, motherboard, RAM..... *sigh*...... Wink
You have a thuban- no need to sigh - it's time for a new computer.
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>considering that SSD prices have been increasing

huh? they've dropped ridiculously over the last 2y
Yes they have, but 2 months ago they've gone up in price due to upcoming consoles I guess or pride fixing once again.

I bought my xpg 8200 pro for less than 100, you can't do that anymore and my pci 4 xpg S50 for 135.
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Yes they have, but 2 months ago they've gone up in price due to upcoming consoles I guess or pride fixing once again.

I bought my xpg 8200 pro for less than 100, you can't do that anymore and my pci 4 xpg S50 for 135.
Probably price fixing. All the PR/news releases about coming "price increases" were conveniently from the makers of the memory that goes into SSDs...

Repeat it enough times and people will believe it and purchase at current prices because of FOMO. Seen it already on SD, reddit, other deal sites.

Self-fulfilling prophecy.

If you like the price and you need the item, buy it now, but if you don't need it hold out for bigger/better. In the long run, SSD prices will continue to get cheaper. I paid over $150 for my first (40GB) SSD and the price per GB (and now, price per TB) have continued to drop, despite short-term price increases price-fixing incidents in the past.
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