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[eBay.ca] (Newegg) Kingston A400 2.5" 240GB $49 /480GB $83 + F/S (Dead)

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[eBay.ca] (Newegg) Kingston A400 2.5" 240GB $49 /480GB $83 + F/S (Dead)

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I still remember back to 2 years ago. 500GB ssd was like $300 each. OP find
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I'm not too familiar with SSD harddrive. May anyone suggest whether this is a good brand and good model? Thanks!
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Tommyyy wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 5:29 pm
I still remember back to 2 years ago. 500GB ssd was like $300 each. OP find
Yeah prices of SSD dropping really fast. Soon mechanical HD will belong in a museum for our kids to see.
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I don't really care about performance but would this be a reliable drive? Just need it for backups for school and was thinking of going SSD instead of HDD cos it's gonna be bouncing around in my laptop.

Also, is it wise to use the 480GB one in PS3 or should I stick to an HDD for that? I've heard SSD's are better if you need speed but are more likely to go corrupt if constantly written to or something?
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engmsf wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 5:59 pm
Yeah prices of SSD dropping really fast. Soon mechanical HD will belong in a museum for our kids to see.
Lol, can't agree more. The only concern I have about ssd it's their durability. I knew HDD can be used more than ten years sometimes. but I heard ssd is dying after 3-5 years.
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With HDD if it fails there's a chance at recovering data (expensive). SSD once it's gone it's gone.

At lease that's what I read many years ago.
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Tommyyy wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 6:04 pm
Lol, can't agree more. The only concern I have about ssd it's their durability. I knew HDD can be used more than ten years sometimes. but I heard ssd is dying after 3-5 years.
You are right there, Samsung has 5year warranty on their EVO line and 10year on their Pro line. Buts its more about write times on nand flash that shortens life span.
with the new ssds coming out by next year your gonna get 2tb and 4tb ssds for cheaper
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Good lord, we're making progress on SSDs.

Wait for Black Friday, I'm looking for (1-2x) 2TB SATA SSDs, and (1x) proper Samsung 970 Pro 512gb.
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I'm looking forward to these price drops. Waiting for an external USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) SSD like the Samsung T5 1TB for around $150.

Not sure when that will happen but would make a great drive for my Steam games or backup with awesome transfer rates and super portable with USB type-C connector and no external power required.

The prices are dropping and the deals are coming!

Exciting times for storage!
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Tommyyy wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 6:04 pm

Lol, can't agree more. The only concern I have about ssd it's their durability. I knew HDD can be used more than ten years sometimes. but I heard ssd is dying after 3-5 years.
My OCZ Vertex 460 died after 4 years of usage in an Alienware Alpha. Maybe it's due to frequent writes? I delete games and install new ones and I do the usual steam updates. Currently using a 128GB Gigastone that I got for $33 from the source a while back. Tempted to get this 480GB SSD though!
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ValendiaKnight wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 6:51 pm
You are right there, Samsung has 5year warranty on their EVO line and 10year on their Pro line. Buts its more about write times on nand flash that shortens life span.
with the new ssds coming out by next year your gonna get 2tb and 4tb ssds for cheaper
Have you read any of the threads posted by people trying to get Samsung to honor a warranty?

There's always something bigger/better/cheaper coming someday Real Soon Now for people that like to wait. Of course, when that day arrives, you still won't buy, because something better will be coming if you wait just a bit longer...

As for lifespan, the lifespan of current SSDs is more than adequate for typical use as a system or data drive. You can easily see with a utility what percentage of expected lifespan you have used. My system SSD is at about 10% use after 5 years, for example. But if you start using it for applications like continuous video recording, it's not going to last very long. HDD would be much better for that.
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