Best deal on an SSD drive


J

John Doe

I found a good one that Newegg has for less than Amazon. Not sure
if it's the fastest, but it's probably the most reliable end-user
type. And after my first/last experience with an SSD drive, I
wanted reliable. Don't really need 120 GB, but the price was right
for this Intel 520 Series SSD drive. It's $155 (shipped USA). The
60 GB version lowest price is $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167095

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A310 2.5" 120GB SATA III
MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
 
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Paul

John said:
I found a good one that Newegg has for less than Amazon. Not sure
if it's the fastest, but it's probably the most reliable end-user
type. And after my first/last experience with an SSD drive, I
wanted reliable. Don't really need 120 GB, but the price was right
for this Intel 520 Series SSD drive. It's $155 (shipped USA). The
60 GB version lowest price is $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167095

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A310 2.5" 120GB SATA III
MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

You can still find drives with SLC flash in them, but they're not cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technolog...e=UTF8&qid=1341328770&sr=8-4&keywords=slc+ssd

That one is also EOL, but it lists a 3 year warranty.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vertex-2-ex-series-sata-ii-2-5-ssd.html

Intel makes some "consumer" versions with SLC, but the capacity is
too small to be practical. Even if you bought four of the Intel SLC
ones and ran them in RAID, it still might not be practical.

SLC buys more wear life.

Paul
 
J

John Doe

FWIW... That wasn't a mistake, Newegg bumped up the price five
dollars right after I ordered it.
 
H

hp

I found a good one that Newegg has for less than Amazon. Not sure
if it's the fastest, but it's probably the most reliable end-user
type. And after my first/last experience with an SSD drive, I
wanted reliable. Don't really need 120 GB, but the price was right
for this Intel 520 Series SSD drive. It's $155 (shipped USA). The
60 GB version lowest price is $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167095

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A310 2.5" 120GB SATA III
MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM


Check Fry's, I DO Not Know IF they mail order, BUT they are advertizing
in the local paper a SATAIII sandisk 240giggle for $180, thats .75
*seventyfive cents) per giggle
 
R

Red Cloud

Check Fry's, I DO Not Know IF they mail order, BUT they are advertizing
in the local paper a SATAIII sandisk 240giggle for $180, thats .75
*seventyfive cents) per giggle

That's cheap SSD drive cuz it's made in China again.

Pay over $600 if it made in USA!
 
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Paul

Red said:
That's cheap SSD drive cuz it's made in China again.

Pay over $600 if it made in USA!

Reviews on Newegg don't indicate a problem.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171568

And Fry's only wants $179 for it.

http://www.frys.com/product/6989047?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/45...th_24nm_toggle_mode_flash_review/index12.html

"Feb 28, 2012

At the time of writing the SanDisk Extreme is the lowest priced SF-2281 240GB drive
at Newegg with good flash, i.e. NOT asynchronous IMFT flash."

The flash chips are Sandisk/Toshiba made, a joint partnership
on one fab. I suppose in a way, it's Sandisk committing to buying
a certain quantity of chips (as the fabs are expensive to build).

http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/48/toshiba-sandisk-flash-memory-plant.jpg

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...iba_sandisk_plan_massive_chip_investment.html

HTH,
Paul
 

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