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4TB Crucial MX500 3D NAND 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive EXPIRED

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Best Buy has for MyBestBuy Members (free to join): 4TB Crucial MX500 3D NAND 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive SSD (CT4000MX500SSD1) on sale for $208.99. Shipping is free.

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About this Product:
  • Sequential Read: 560 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 510 MB/s
  • SSD Endurance (TBW): 1000TB
  • Controller: SMI SM2258
  • TLC NAND Flash

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Excellent drive at an amazing price! Bought 2x for RAID 0 bulk Steam installs array. The DRAM is an absolute must for drives this size if you make a lot of transfers. This could also be a great option for an external enclosure to add to a game console.


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Model: Crucial MX500 4TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560MB/s - CT4000MX500SSD1

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Yeah but it's TrashEgg. The retailer that didn't think twice about divulging customer purchase data to state tax authorities. And the best part: they didn't even have to. They did it, and didn't notify customers either. And that's to say nothing of the tons of complaints about their poor handling of returns over the years. Including most recently the scandal involving them refusing returns on faulty motherboards they sold. What a great retailer. Haven't bought from them in years, and will never again.
it's also sold by a third party, and the seller seems quite new. it seems like newegg will fulfill rmas, but still buy at your own risk.

for example, their return policy is:
Customer is responsible for return shipping expenses and restocking fee unless otherwise explicitly states on the product.

on the product, it says:
Return Policies
Return for refund within: 30 days
This item is covered by BTC and PC home Return Policy. <- this directs you back to their return policy page from which i quoted above

so neither page explicitly says free returns. obviously if things work as intended and you don't plan on returning it, new sellers like these pose no problem. but when things go wrong, that's where you really see the difference between places like amazon and smaller third party sellers.

i'd personally pay the extra $12 for the added peace of mind, but to each their own.
OTOH its MUCH cheaper now. You can go spend 2x for drives w/ more RAM and greater endurance and well that doesn't really matter too much for SATA drives. Heck you can buy 2 for the price of 1 high spec and mirror them.

Also they don't magically blow up when the TBW is exceeded. I have a number of SSD that are years old (granted they were better made and not QLC junk) that have all exceeded TBW and not a single once has gave up the ghost yet. That is why backups are important. Any drive will die eventually.

You also have to take into account we are hovering at $50 a TB which is down 70-80% in the last few years so maybe in 5-7 years when this one dies its $10 a TB.

You make a great point SSD vendors have been pulling bait and switch w/ controllers/RAM/dramless/TLC/QLC now for a few years and keeping the same SKU. That should be a criminal act but it seems the US consumer protections are bought and paid for. But the computer industry has alway been rife w/ lies. Monitor sizes, terabyte is not a terabyte, this CPU chipset will last, not divulging SMR, etc.... Thankfully there are YT and the like channels calling them out for their deceptions, and this leaves a bad taste in people's mouths.

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Damnit. This is tempting... "Only" 1,000TBW though, for this 4TB drive.

Yeah yeah I know, "most people will never write the whole 1,000TB or come close to it". I understand that. I'm not one of those people. Interesting that my SN850 2TB has 1,200 TBW while this thing only has 1TBW.


MX500 series is great, plus they have DRAM. Another downside: apparently the 4TB only has 512GB DRAM... compared to the 1TB which has 1GB... WTF??
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$203 @Newegg

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Yeah but it's TrashEgg. The retailer that didn't think twice about divulging customer purchase data to state tax authorities. And the best part: they didn't even have to. They did it, and didn't notify customers either. And that's to say nothing of the tons of complaints about their poor handling of returns over the years. Including most recently the scandal involving them refusing returns on faulty motherboards they sold. What a great retailer. Haven't bought from them in years, and will never again.
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Damnit. This is tempting... "Only" 1,000TBW though, for this 4TB drive.

Yeah yeah I know, "most people will never write the whole 1,000TB or come close to it". I understand that. I'm not one of those people. Interesting that my SN850 2TB has 1,200 TBW while this thing only has 1TBW.


MX500 series is great, plus they have DRAM. Another downside: apparently the 4TB only has 512GB DRAM... compared to the 1TB which has 1GB... WTF??
if tbw is that important to you, then you should assess tbw/$ and see which drives offer the best value. this drive offers value for the capacity more so than tbw.

this is just an example, but:
https://www.microcenter.com/produ...ternal-ssd
offers 3x tbw at less than double the price. so in theory, it could last you 3x as long.
i'm not saying the inland is a better deal, but it seems like you're a very heavy user, and you need to buy the right tool for the job. like you said, most people won't hit the 1k tbw so it's not much of a factor for them.
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Damnit. This is tempting... "Only" 1,000TBW though, for this 4TB drive.

Yeah yeah I know, "most people will never write the whole 1,000TB or come close to it". I understand that. I'm not one of those people. Interesting that my SN850 2TB has 1,200 TBW while this thing only has 1TBW.


MX500 series is great, plus they have DRAM. Another downside: apparently the 4TB only has 512GB DRAM... compared to the 1TB which has 1GB... WTF??
This is an older model of SSD. Earlier generations of NAND just didn't have the durability and wear leveling they do now. DDR4 was also more expensive back then, so they weren't as generous with it. It may also have been that larger amounts of DRAM didn't provide as much benefit to a 4 terabyte total storage capacity as it did to a 1 terabyte disk, and they wanted to keep costs low to make sure they'd be able to sell any of these.
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Yeah but it's TrashEgg. The retailer that didn't think twice about divulging customer purchase data to state tax authorities. And the best part: they didn't even have to. They did it, and didn't notify customers either. And that's to say nothing of the tons of complaints about their poor handling of returns over the years. Including most recently the scandal involving them refusing returns on faulty motherboards they sold. What a great retailer. Haven't bought from them in years, and will never again.
it's also sold by a third party, and the seller seems quite new. it seems like newegg will fulfill rmas, but still buy at your own risk.

for example, their return policy is:
Customer is responsible for return shipping expenses and restocking fee unless otherwise explicitly states on the product.

on the product, it says:
Return Policies
Return for refund within: 30 days
This item is covered by BTC and PC home Return Policy. <- this directs you back to their return policy page from which i quoted above

so neither page explicitly says free returns. obviously if things work as intended and you don't plan on returning it, new sellers like these pose no problem. but when things go wrong, that's where you really see the difference between places like amazon and smaller third party sellers.

i'd personally pay the extra $12 for the added peace of mind, but to each their own.
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