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[Canada Computers] Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" $99.99

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250GB is $114.99 at BB. Does BB price match for in store buy/pick up?
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Not sure if BB has increased the price but I can see it is $115; Probably YMMV
It's still $99 at canadacomputers.
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I still prefer Crucial MX300 275GB when it's on sale for below $100 mark (I got it at $90 IIRC). It's 10% more storage and rock solid performance.
I expect more below $100 offers soon as CAD is hoovering around 80cUS and SSD prices esp for lower capacity should be coming down.
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HamsiBrain wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 7:58 am
I still prefer Crucial MX300 275GB when it's on sale for below $100 mark (I got it at $90 IIRC). It's 10% more storage and rock solid performance.
I expect more below $100 offers soon as CAD is hoovering around 80cUS and SSD prices esp for lower capacity should be coming down.
+1 Bought a m.2 version of MX300 275GB from Canada Computers clearance sale for $99 plus tax 3 months ago. Wife's G4560 W10 box boot up nearly instantly.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 10:47 pm
Patriot Torch SE = junk planar TLC with low endurance, an incredibly low-end junk 2-channel Phison S11 chipset with execrable performance, and very limited/non-existent firmware support. personally I would not buy anything with a low-end S11, as it's meant for POS terminals and product display kiosks, not to run an actual PC or laptop like the far more powerful S8, S9 or S10.

Samsung 850 EVO = 40nm 3D TLC, with excellent performance and longevity, high-end chipset and regular firmware updates,.
phillipsbluebuck wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 8:01 pm
3D V-NAND vs TLC. Longevity and speeds are better with the samsung.
Also, Patriot Torch had high fail rates if you google.
Thanks. I'll get the Samsung SSD. Does anyone know if you buy an open box from Canada Computers, do you still get Samsung's 3 year warranty on the SSD?
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George1616 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:35 am
Thanks. I'll get the Samsung SSD. Does anyone know if you buy an open box from Canada Computers, do you still get Samsung's 3 year warranty on the SSD?
The 10% off only apply to regular price, they won't apply it for this deal, YMMV though. As for warranty, you should get the full 3 years but you may need a bit of running around with Samsung if you ever need it. https://forums.redflagdeals.com/has-any ... #p27937810
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phillipsbluebuck wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 8:01 pm
3D V-NAND vs TLC. Longevity and speeds are better with the samsung.
Also, Patriot Torch had high fail rates if you google.
JackWhyte wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 10:47 pm
Patriot Torch SE = junk planar TLC with low endurance, an incredibly low-end junk 2-channel Phison S11 chipset with execrable performance, and very limited/non-existent firmware support. personally I would not buy anything with a low-end S11, as it's meant for POS terminals and product display kiosks, not to run an actual PC or laptop like the far more powerful S8, S9 or S10.

Samsung 850 EVO = 40nm 3D TLC, with excellent performance and longevity, high-end chipset and regular firmware updates,.
apvm wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 9:18 am
The 10% off only apply to regular price, they won't apply it for this deal, YMMV though. As for warranty, you should get the full 3 years but you may need a bit of running around with Samsung if you ever need it. https://forums.redflagdeals.com/has-any ... #p27937810
Thanks for posting the link. I may hold off on an SSD for now as it seems like it is not worth it if you have a warranty issue on this SSD.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 10:47 pm
Patriot Torch SE = junk planar TLC with low endurance, an incredibly low-end junk 2-channel Phison S11 chipset with execrable performance, and very limited/non-existent firmware support. personally I would not buy anything with a low-end S11, as it's meant for POS terminals and product display kiosks, not to run an actual PC or laptop like the far more powerful S8, S9 or S10.

Samsung 850 EVO = 40nm 3D TLC, with excellent performance and longevity, high-end chipset and regular firmware updates,.
Plus Patriot is not a top brand for SSD in terms of longevity like Intel, Crucial, Samsung are.
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thanks OP picked one up
tried to get the open box for an additinal 10% off but they were out at my location even though the website states they had open ones..



Guys, is it a complicated process to clone via Samsung software to make this my boot drive??
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jiffylube1024 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 3:49 pm
Plus Patriot is not a top brand for SSD in terms of longevity like Intel, Crucial, Samsung are.
sue, but even for Patriot, the Torch SE is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

TLC + an ultra low-end 2-channel DRAM-less controller. come on. :facepalm:
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Pm'd at Staples + $13 wrist gel pad that I needed- $10 off coupon = $116 all in. Thanks OP
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I own 3 Samsung SSDs and just bought my 4th. I've RMA'ed my Samsung SSD by contacting Samsung USA and had no trouble at all. Only issue was I had to pay for tracked shipping to US.

Before SSDs, I only purchased WD Black drives for ease and length of warranty but only had to use it once. The advance RMA was nice.

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