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Samsung 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $115 + Free Shipping (eBay Daily Deal)

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#2
good iops
sold by newegg
10 year warranty


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Pull the trigger or wait till Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
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Quote from JuanmiguelO View Post :
Pull the trigger or wait till Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
By the question you don't need it now. So wait until you really need it or the price is stupid good.
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I know there's probably something special about this drive I'm unaware of, but what makes this drive a good deal? I swear I've seen a 256gb evo drive for cheaper
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Quote from zonfar View Post :
I know there's probably something special about this drive I'm unaware of, but what makes this drive a good deal? I swear I've seen a 256gb evo drive for cheaper
The drive in this thread is for the pro. Looks like it's been about $125 on average (Amazon/CamelCamelCamel), and this deal drops it by about $10 to $115. Not a super hot deal, but if you were looking to pick the pro up anyway, you can save an extra 10. Nice. Thanks for sharing DJ3xclusive.
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Last edited by elgrandeburro August 29, 2016 at 10:56 AM.
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Quote from elgrandeburro View Post :
The drive in this thread is for the pro. Looks like it's been about $125 on average (Amazon/CamelCamelCamel), and this deal drops it by about $10 to $115. Not a super hot deal, but if you were looking to pick the pro up anyway, you can save an extra 10. Nice. Thansk for sharing DJ3xclusive.
Gotcha, I knew there had to be something! I assume the pro is faster?
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Gotcha, I knew there had to be something! I assume the pro is faster?
Yeah, it's faster, though the EVO is surprisingly speedy.

Some differences include (this is off the top of my head so mistakes are likely):
* Type of Flash Memory Used: Pro is MLC , EVO is TLC with a small SLC cache.
* Write endurance will be higher with the Pro.
* Warranty is longer with the Pro (EVO is 5, Pro is 10).
* Pro is speedier, but the EVO is very good/excellent.
* Pro has a price premium over the EVO.

The general unscientific consensus I've gathered is that a vocal group of people seem to greatly dislike anything with TLC flash in it. It makes sense to a degree, as previous implementations were much more prone to failure, such as Samsung's previous EVO (the 840 EVO) - it definitely had a lot of trouble. That said Samsung used a different process / technology for creating the TLC flash in the 850 EVOs, which numerous reviews indicate that the newer tech is quite a bit more reliable. In fact I own three of the 250GB 850 EVOs and they have been excellent performers. I don't think the 850 EVOs have had reports of the same downfalls of previous generations. Unless a substantial price drop occurs, I'm skipping the pro's for now, and will be buying two more 850 EVO's in the near future.

Don't have more time at the moment to delve into the specifics, hopefully that helps.
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Last edited by elgrandeburro August 29, 2016 at 06:59 PM. Reason: Clarification

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add in urlhasbeenblocked and any ebay bucks and you can save an extra 5-10% as always
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Total newb question, but what does it mean when it indicates "vertical"? Can it not be installed horizontally? Was going to put this in my MAC Mini...
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I'm considering this or an M.2 despite my Sandy Bridge-era motherboard not having an M.2 slot. But there are M.2-PCIe adapters. However, if you want to use an NVMe M.2, your BIOS would need to support NVMe, which mine definitely doesn't. There are AHCI M.2's, and the only requirement for those would be the BIOS being able to boot from PCIe--which mine may or may not, no one seems to know.

Disks have become MUCH more complicated.
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It's $125 on BH so no tax and free shipping for CA residents. about $5 cheaper for us.
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Total newb question, but what does it mean when it indicates "vertical"? Can it not be installed horizontally? Was going to put this in my MAC Mini...
It's just some marketing nonsense. Maybe next we'll start to see Curved SDD or maybe 4K SSD because that would obviously be "better" than what they sell now..
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Last edited by tjones261 August 29, 2016 at 06:34 PM. Reason: speeling
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Quote from Untechable View Post :
Total newb question, but what does it mean when it indicates "vertical"? Can it not be installed horizontally? Was going to put this in my MAC Mini...
Yeah the term is definitely misleading (i.e. stupid).

The mildly tech like explanation:
* My explanation could be off here, but I think an easy description to give is the following - they started layering the memory cells, inside the drive you purchase, in a vertical fashion ( i.e. layered on top of one another), to give the ability to store more data per chip. Normally, memory chips weren't created in such a fashion.

What it means for you:
* There's no change in what the drive will look like to you. It still comes packed in the typical 2.5 inch wide drive that you're used to seeing.
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It's just some marketing nonsense. Maybe next we'll start to see Curved SDD or maybe 4K SSD because that would obviously be "better" than what they sell now..
Thanks!

Quote from elgrandeburro View Post :
Yeah the term is definitely misleading (i.e. stupid).

The mildly tech like explanation:
* My explanation could be off here, but I think an easy description to give is the following - they started layering the memory cells, inside the drive you purchase, in a vertical fashion ( i.e. layered on top of one another), to give the ability to store more data per chip. Normally, memory chips weren't created in such a fashion.

What it means for you:
* There's no change in what the drive will look like to you. It still comes packed in the typical 2.5 inch wide drive that you're used to seeing.
Thanks!
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Last edited by Untechable August 29, 2016 at 07:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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