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Samsung 512GB PM851 50mm SATA III (6G) mSATA SSD Solid State Drive - MZMTE512HMHP $99.99 AC @amazon (unlimited quantity)

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Samsung 512GB PM851 50mm SATA III (6G) mSATA SSD Solid State Drive - MZMTE512HMHP

$99.99 @amazon via 3rd party seller MyDigitalDiscount with promo code. no tax in CA and free 1-day shipping w/ prime.

promo code: ULTDSD99 (unlimited quantity)

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-51...B00HWI56DE
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This plus a 2.5 adapter would be cheaper and lighter than most 500gb drives. Pretty good deal but unfortunately most laptops are starting to ditch 2.5 drives in favor of m.2
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1 year non manufacturer warranty and more than likely need to buy an enclosure if you don't have a native port. The 850 pro on the other thread is $115, and it comes with 10 years and no need to buy an adapter
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This is junk..check comments on previous deal..!
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1 year non manufacturer warranty and more than likely need to buy an enclosure if you don't have a native port. The 850 pro on the other thread is $115, and it comes with 10 years and no need to buy an adapter
This is a 512gb Drive.
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This is junk..check comments on previous deal..!
No one that owns one of these has said it's junk just trolls.
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No one that owns one of these has said it's junk just trolls.
My understanding is this PM851 drive had similar issues as the 840 evo drive - slowing down over time. The issue was found by reputable tech sites and Samsung acknowledged the problem. A patch was released that failed to fully fix the problem. A second patch was released - not sure if that fully fixed the problem. (Not sure if the patches were officially intended for the PM851 either.)

I have had good luck so far with Samsung drives, but given all the choices out there I would stay away from this and related 840 evo drives. I would get a drive that did not have known performance issues - especially for someone who wants max performance (like in my video editing machine).

fyi: here is an article with some info about the issue: http://www.techspot.com/article/9...gradation/
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My understanding is this PM851 drive had similar issues as the 840 evo drive - slowing down over time. The issue was found by reputable tech sites and Samsung acknowledged the problem. A patch was released that failed to fully fix the problem. A second patch was released - not sure if that fully fixed the problem. (Not sure if the patches were officially intended for the PM851 either.)

I have had good luck so far with Samsung drives, but given all the choices out there I would stay away from this and related 840 evo drives. I would get a drive that did not have known performance issues - especially for someone who wants max performance (like in my video editing machine).
The MicroSoft Press release with the FW info said explicitly that it is a fix. Not a patch or anything else. Many drives have been released with FW problems and they are perfectly good drives. IDK if you remember the OCZ deals from like 2011 or so with the Vertex line? I sold all of those. Those drives got a bad rap because of the 1st FW released with them. FW was updated and the drives were great. In this case these drives are simply left over inventory from an OEM.
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The MicroSoft Press release with the FW info said explicitly that it is a fix. Not a patch or anything else. Many drives have been released with FW problems and they are perfectly good drives. IDK if you remember the OCZ deals from like 2011 or so with the Vertex line? I sold all of those. Those drives got a bad rap because of the 1st FW released with them. FW was updated and the drives were great. In this case these drives are simply left over inventory from an OEM.
I would pick a drive model that had not experienced a significant performance degradation issue, particularly given the challenges when attempting to fix the issue. (I wouldn't call the first Samsung fix a "fix" - given it did not fix the issue). There is some discussion if the second fix attempt has completely addressed the issue and the approach used. This PM851 deal has a decent size/price ratio, and has use cases in terms of form factor and where performance is not a key requirement.
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I have 2 of these drives and they've been fine. I also have an 840 for a couple of years now, and that's been working fine too. These drives have the latest firmware version.

maybe it's not a perfect fix, maybe it'll wear the SSD more, but I only need this to last 2-3 yrs, not 10yrs. if you've been around computer stuff long enough, you realize all this stuff is obsolete in a few years.
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