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480GB Kingston A400 TLC 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive

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Various Retailers have select Kingston A400 TLC 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drives on sale from $21.99. Shipping is free (unless otherwise noted).

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  • 240GB (SA400S37/240G) $21.99
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  • 480GB (SA400S37/480G) $34.99
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  • Interface: SATA III (6Gb/s)
  • Form factor: 2.5" (7mm)
  • Sequential Read: 500 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 450 MB/s (960GB & 480GB models) / 350 MB/s (240GB model)
  • MTBF: 1 Million Hours
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Amazon [amazon.com] has Kingston 480GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive SSD SA400S37/480G on sale for $34.99. Shipping is free.
  • Capacity: 480GB, Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0. 480GB to 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write

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The 960GB drive is also on sale, at $64.99.

If you have a box for VMs this is sort of the perfect price/performance for putting that VM on an SSD...or just attaching a raw device to the VM. It's not a super-fast drive, but it'll saturate your SATA3 connection and it'll have more IOPS than an array.

It's temping to get 6 of these just to make a 5.6TB SSD array...but the enclosure will cost as much/more than the drives!
Woohoo....bracing for today's installment of the "Kingston drives are trash, just buy Samsung" debates!

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Looks like the M.2 are on sale also.
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The 960GB drive is also on sale, at $64.99.

If you have a box for VMs this is sort of the perfect price/performance for putting that VM on an SSD...or just attaching a raw device to the VM. It's not a super-fast drive, but it'll saturate your SATA3 connection and it'll have more IOPS than an array.

It's temping to get 6 of these just to make a 5.6TB SSD array...but the enclosure will cost as much/more than the drives!
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The 960GB drive is also on sale, at $64.99.

If you have a box for VMs this is sort of the perfect price/performance for putting that VM on an SSD...or just attaching a raw device to the VM. It's not a super-fast drive, but it'll saturate your SATA3 connection and it'll have more IOPS than an array.

It's temping to get 6 of these just to make a 5.6TB SSD array...but the enclosure will cost as much/more than the drives!
That doesnt make much sense. If youre looking for speed just get a nvme x4 pcie 4/5 with transfer speeds of 6000mb/s and youd beat the hell out of any of these in an array and probably be cheaper without having to enclosure/raid anything
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That doesnt make much sense. If youre looking for speed just get a nvme x4 pcie 4/5 with transfer speeds of 6000mb/s and youd beat the hell out of any of these in an array and probably be cheaper without having to enclosure/raid anything
He didn't say anything about speed. I'm kind of in agreement that these prices may open the door for whitebox ssd sans or nases. Mechanical drives may be obsolete even for storage boxes in rhe next decade
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Woohoo....bracing for today's installment of the "Kingston drives are trash, just buy Samsung" debates!
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Currently own 2x of these Kingston SSDs, but in the 240GB variant. They've held up for the past 2 yrs, but I don't put stock into them as my main daily driver since I've delegated mine for non-vital, insignificant tasks. If you're looking for somewhere to store your Steam library then they should work IMHO.
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For the 480GB Kingston A400 TLC, the TBW numbers are about 50% less than other reputable brands. That is probably why it has a 3 yr warranty while the others get 5 yr warranties. For this price, if you are doing sneaker*net transfers or backing up only weekly, it probably doesn't matter. Heavy computer users should probably look for higher TBW numbers to feel safer with this as an OS or daily-use data storage.

Kingston **is** reputable. I've had 1 Kingston SSD fail after about 2 yrs of use as the OS storage, but that was long ago and it was only a 16G m.2 SATA SSD.

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Looks like the 960GB went up to $72 on Amazon.

For about $15 more, you're in DRAM territory.

DRAM isn't always a must have, but when it's as cheap as lunch, why not spring for it?
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Quote from mannyv :
The 960GB drive is also on sale, at $64.99.

If you have a box for VMs this is sort of the perfect price/performance for putting that VM on an SSD...or just attaching a raw device to the VM. It's not a super-fast drive, but it'll saturate your SATA3 connection and it'll have more IOPS than an array.

It's temping to get 6 of these just to make a 5.6TB SSD array...but the enclosure will cost as much/more than the drives!
Having done something like that before my Suggestion is to choose larger drive over trying build an SSD array. Essentially - wait until the larger capacity drives go on sale unless you need this now then pick the largest drive you can flirt (in budget, chassis size etc)
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He didn't say anything about speed. I'm kind of in agreement that these prices may open the door for whitebox ssd sans or nases. Mechanical drives may be obsolete even for storage boxes in rhe next decade
Doubtful. SSD storage is still over 2x more cost. Enterprises that need performance have always had high end SAN storage with RAM for storage caching. EMC was doing this in the 1990s.
I can't see my little 48T of storage being replaced by SSDs in my lifetime. The costs are just not competitive.
But I can see SSDs being used for OSes only in this next decade. I'm not there currently - only 2 systems of 20 use SSDs for the OS here. There isn't much difference in performance since OSes have had disk caching built in for decades. A small, 250G SSD setup for caching of ZFS **can** make a huge performance difference.
Did everyone see that Intel is dumping their Optane caching solution? Open beats proprietary again.
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Was looking at this or MX500 (more expensive but better performance from what I have read). Can you really tell a difference?
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Was looking at this or MX500 (more expensive but better performance from what I have read). Can you really tell a difference?
Nope. But the MX500 has a better warranty and a lesser chance of failing. There is no guarantee though. For daily use, you will likely never notice a difference in performance.
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Doubtful. SSD storage is still over 2x more cost. Enterprises that need performance have always had high end SAN storage with RAM for storage caching. EMC was doing this in the 1990s.
I can't see my little 48T of storage being replaced by SSDs in my lifetime. The costs are just not competitive.
But I can see SSDs being used for OSes only in this next decade. I'm not there currently - only 2 systems of 20 use SSDs for the OS here. There isn't much difference in performance since OSes have had disk caching built in for decades. A small, 250G SSD setup for caching of ZFS **can** make a huge performance difference.
Did everyone see that Intel is dumping their Optane caching solution? Open beats proprietary again.
Give it some time. Ssd storage can scale much better than platters once the race kicks off.

Also, there's no need for ssds to be cheaper to be more preferable. Even costing more, the maintenance is reduced and service contracts are cheaper to implement.
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