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480 GB Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal SSD for $97.99 AC, 4 TB Seagate Expansion Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $109.99 AC & More @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by jersharocks August 19, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share

Internal 2.5" Solid State Drives:USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drives:Internal 3.5" Desktop/NAS Hard Drives:
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Great deal, thank you so much!
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What are good price per GB and price per TB ratios for these drives?

I am looking for purchase a ~480GB internal SSD and a ~5TB internal desktop hard drive, and have approximately two months to do it. I have barely looked at deals and prices for these drives in over two years.

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The "480 GB Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" SATA III TLC" has the same problem as Samsun's 840 EVO? I mean the read speed go down with time?
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Anyone know if the 4TB Seagate would be great for a PS4 as an internal drive? Know someone interested in getting a bigger HDD and thought I'd ask here before letting them know about this deal.
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Anyone able to read SMART drive data on the Seagate external drive via USB?
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Quote from TofuVic View Post :
What are good price per GB and price per TB ratios for these drives?

I am looking for purchase a ~480GB internal SSD and a ~5TB internal desktop hard drive, and have approximately two months to do it. I have barely looked at deals and prices for these drives in over two years.

Thank you,
Tofu Vic

Decent prices for above average read/write speeds for 480's are no more than $120... so these being $99 are very good. I do think, that by end of year, the prices will have fallen even more.... not sure how significant it will be just yet.... will have to wait and see what the market does
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The "480 GB Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" SATA III TLC" has the same problem as Samsun's 840 EVO? I mean the read speed go down with time?
There is no known or no wide spread decay with these drives. Only issue that 'may' be a small pandemic is that they die after about 30 days... which, even if so, they would be covered under warranty. If you make it past 30 then you're golden! lol
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Quote from TofuVic View Post :
What are good price per GB and price per TB ratios for these drives?

I am looking for purchase a ~480GB internal SSD and a ~5TB internal desktop hard drive, and have approximately two months to do it. I have barely looked at deals and prices for these drives in over two years.

Thank you,
Tofu Vic
HDDs = $20 to $25 per TB
SSDs = $0.18 to $0.23 per GB

For an SSD, it depends on which type of NAND storage you're looking for (TLC vs MLC). Obviously, Samsung and Crucial drives are higher per GB, which could be worth it to some in the long-haul. MLC-based drives also tend to be priced higher as well. For instance, the Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 SSD in my OP has been as low as $94.99 recently, but SSDs have been trending a little higher lately due to NAND supply constrictions. There have been crazy deals in the past few months, which were essentially Fry's price mistakes (HERE and HERE. There have also been deals on SanDisk and OCZ products part of Prime Day for $93 and $88: HERE and HERE. There probably won't be that many exciting deals until Black Friday season.

For a 5 TB HDD, the Seagate Expansion series external model regularly goes on sale for $109.99. In fact, it was that price at Newegg just a day ago. Inside is the 3.5" ST5000DM000 [amazon.com]. If you dislike Seagate or tearing apart an external HDD for whatever reason, your next best option for 5 TB is probably Toshiba. That is usually $144.99, which is considerably more expensive: Example. The Toshiba model has been on sale for $119.00 at Frys: HERE, but that is very rare and unlikely. HGST does sell the 4 TB CoolSpin model for anywhere from $90 to $100 on sale: Example. That would probably be your best option if you really don't like Seagate. It doesn't seem worth it to me to pay $94 for a 4 TB model, but yet pay $145 for a 5 TB ($51 difference) for such a small 1 TB size increase.

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Anyone know if the 4TB Seagate would be great for a PS4 as an internal drive? Know someone interested in getting a bigger HDD and thought I'd ask here before letting them know about this deal.
It will not work in a PS4 because the drive inside is 15mm. It is the Seagate ST4000LM016 [seagate.com]. The PS4 only supports drives with a maximum height of 9.5mm.

The highest capacity option for the PS4 is the 2 TB Samsung SpinPoint M9T: HERE [newegg.com].

You can find that same internal drive inside the 2 TB Seagate Portable Expansion Series or Backup Plus Slim series. Those have been on sale for anywhere from $70 to $80 recently, and it will require you to tear it apart to save $20 or so.

However, I would anticipate that there may be a new higher capacity laptop drive available soon. Seagate just released a new 2 TB ST2000LM007 [newegg.com]. This drive is only 7mm thick, even thinner than the previous Samsung SpinPoint M9T. I would anticipate they'll probably announce a 3 TB model in the old 9.5mm form factor shortly. (knocks on wood)
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who else is waiting for 1tb ssd to be around $100?
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who else is waiting for 1tb ssd to be around $100?
Definitely me. Too lazy to reinstall everything so need an SSD big enough that i can just clone everything over from the current HDD.
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