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[Best Buy] Lexar 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $70 + Free Shipping

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[Best Buy] Lexar 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $70 + Free Shipping

It has DRAM.

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For a comparable, the Crucial MX500 500 GB costs $90 at amazon.ca

Three-year limited warranty.

Use Macrium Reflect software (Free) for cloning.
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Still available.

It might be useful to those who are still on Windows 7 with no more security updates and plan to upgrade for Free to Windows 10 but are not sure if their computer is fast enough to make it worth it.

Going from a regular spinning Hard Disk Drive to a SSD is the best bang for the buck you can do to rejuvenate an old computer.

Of course, you don't have to buy a 500 GB SSD to do that.
This 250 GB Samsung 860 evo at $60 at staples.ca is one of the best SSD on the market and will do fine.

Or amazon.ca
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Johnsk1 wrote: speed wise, is there a difference between the Lexar and this one? https://www.amazon.ca/Silicon-Power-512 ... B07LG1PJMH
You won't notice any difference in normal day to day computer use from one SSD to another since it's mostly random small chunks of data. If you start doing things like large file video editing and/or other ways of pushing things to the edge then things like sequential read/write will begin to matter more, or in multi user environments accessing the same computer/server, queue depth begins to matter more, for example.
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Best Buy(no pun intended) for the buck at the moment.
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Temporel wrote: Still available.

It might be useful to those who are still on Windows 7 with no more security updates and plan to upgrade for Free to Windows 10 but are not sure if their computer is fast enough to make it worth it.

Going from a regular spinning Hard Disk Drive to a SSD is the best bang for the buck you can do to rejuvenate an old computer.

Of course, you don't have to buy a 500 GB SSD to do that.
This 250 GB Samsung 860 evo at $60 at staples.ca is one of the best SSD on the market and will do fine.

Or amazon.ca
Just ordered from Amazon Crucial BX500 240GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD - CT240BX500SSD1 for $44.96 to resurrect a 8 y-o Win 7 machine. Crucial have good instructions for doing the swap and the cloning software. You do need a USB to SATA adapter though.
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Is the price of SSDs on the decline right now?
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Temporel wrote: Still available.

It might be useful to those who are still on Windows 7 with no more security updates and plan to upgrade for Free to Windows 10 but are not sure if their computer is fast enough to make it worth it.

Going from a regular spinning Hard Disk Drive to a SSD is the best bang for the buck you can do to rejuvenate an old computer.

Of course, you don't have to buy a 500 GB SSD to do that.
This 250 GB Samsung 860 evo at $60 at staples.ca is one of the best SSD on the market and will do fine.

Or amazon.ca
I put an SSD in my Core 2 Solo and it makes a huge difference. it boots into win7 before the windows logo even finishes forming!
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No time machine, but SSD prices have gone up quite a bit since months ago.

I got this Silicon Power 512GB for $55.
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Temporel wrote: Still available.

It might be useful to those who are still on Windows 7 with no more security updates and plan to upgrade for Free to Windows 10 but are not sure if their computer is fast enough to make it worth it.

Going from a regular spinning Hard Disk Drive to a SSD is the best bang for the buck you can do to rejuvenate an old computer.

Of course, you don't have to buy a 500 GB SSD to do that.
This 250 GB Samsung 860 evo at $60 at staples.ca is one of the best SSD on the market and will do fine.

Or amazon.ca
Thanks ! Can’t beat the evo for performances and reliability. Only one per order :( So I ordered the 500gb instead for an older Mac.
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I realize M2 is faster than SATA for SSD's .
my question was SATA specifically between those 2 items.
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Johnsk1 wrote: I realize M2 is faster than SATA for SSD's .
my question was SATA specifically between those 2 items.
The Lexar should be faster than the Silicon Power simply because the Lexar has DRAM and the Silicon Power doesn't.
The Silicon Power is $79 anyway, why would you buy that?
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Thanks OP

480GB?

Why can't these vendors just round up to 500GB so it's all consistent?
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chadw01 wrote: Thanks OP

480GB?

Why can't these vendors just round up to 500GB so it's all consistent?
Some do this to keep extra blocks, for wear levelling and maintaining performance.

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