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Silicon Power Ace A55 256GB SATA III SSD - $35

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[Best Buy] Silicon Power Ace A55 256GB SATA III SSD - $35

Seems as it is the cheapest 256GB SSD option currently on the market.
CCC and RFD history show that it is at all time low.

Sold and shipped by BB (FS require 1 cent add-on). Available for pick up at many locations.
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soupmaster666 wrote: Listed as "Storage SSD" in the always popular SSD Buying Guide so not ideal as an OS boot drive.

But a pretty great USB stick!
huh ?
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soupmaster666 wrote: Listed as "Storage SSD" in the always popular SSD Buying Guide so not ideal as an OS boot drive.

But a pretty great USB stick!
Just got back from a really good party?
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soupmaster666 wrote: Listed as "Storage SSD" in the always popular SSD Buying Guide so not ideal as an OS boot drive.

But a pretty great USB stick!
I think what you mean is that it doesnt have DRAM?
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MrCHR wrote: Seems as it is the cheapest 256GB SSD option currently on the market.
CCC and RFD history show that it is at all time low.

Sold and shipped by BB (FS require 1 cent add-on). Available for pick up at many locations.
Cheapest is the Kingston A400 from Amazon. I ordered it this morning
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soupmaster666 wrote: ... But a pretty great USB stick!
If you are looking for a USB stick, this option for $33 is probably better. The sale will end in 9 hours.Winking Face
https://www.amazon.ca/SanDisk-SDDD3-256 ... KE0PNK38B8
Desperadude wrote: Cheapest is the Kingston A400 from Amazon. I ordered it this morning
The A400 has less capacity (240GB) and it is currently $34.. imo, additional 16GB worth the $1 difference
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MrCHR wrote: If you are looking for a USB stick, this option for $33 is probably better. The sale will end in 9 hours.Winking Face
https://www.amazon.ca/SanDisk-SDDD3-256 ... KE0PNK38B8


The A400 has less capacity (240GB) and it is currently $34.. imo, additional 16GB worth the $1 difference
A 240 drive is actually a 256. The 240 means it is already formatted for overprovisioning.
Also consider the recent report of how ADATA swaps parts for cheaper lesser performing ones but don't report on it or change the model number
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/adata ... ping-parts
Not sure this drive would be affected, but something to consider.
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Hi guys,

I have 4 Silicon Power SSDs at home. 2x P34A80 1TB (Phison E12 version), 1x A58 1TB and a B75Pro 1TB external (DRAMless SATA 2.5 inch inside the enclosure).

The 2 NVME drives are great, but the 2 SATA are very unsatisfying. Remember: those 2 are already 1TB with a big chunk of SLC cache. 250 GB drives are slow to begin with by nature, and being DRAMless just adds to the performance misery.

My advice is (today only): skip a couple of Starbuck drinks, and buy a Samsung 860 EVO (on sales at Amazon now, $50). You will be much more satisfied.
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BernardRyder wrote: A 240 drive is actually a 256. The 240 means it is already formatted for overprovisioning.
Thanks for the info! Then indeed Kingston is a better option, also the brand seems more reputable!
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stephroll wrote: huh ?
He's saying the reliability and performance is similar to a USB stick.

The controller and NAND is whatever overstock is available to Silicon Power at any moment, so treat it as a storage SSD for games or other low value data.
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Maybe this is good for nvidia shield 2017 16GB version with a usb 3.0 hd enclosure.
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