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[Best Buy] Silicon Power Ace A55 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive $26-$138 128 GB up to 1 TB

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[Best Buy] Silicon Power Ace A55 SATA III Internal Solid State Drive $26-$138 128 GB up to 1 TB

You don't buy this SSD because of its performance but because of the price.
It's a Basic SSD to rejuvenate an old computer starting at $26.
Intel 16nm 3D TLC. DRAMless Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller.
3 year warranty.
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128 GB $26
256 GB $42
512 GB $72
1 TB $138
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dont buy this one, as the review said the drive died after 2 months of use. and the warranty is only 30 DAYS IF YOU DONT OPEN THE BOX, which is ridiculous.
your data is worth more than the discount.
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shengli2009fall wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:14 am
dont buy this one, as the review said the drive died after 2 months of use. and the warranty is only 30 DAYS IF YOU DONT OPEN THE BOX, which is ridiculous.
your data is worth more than the discount.
I won't judge a SSD based on ONE anecdote by [...] who might just as well have bought a refurbished with 30 days warranty from who knows which vendor on Best Buy MARKET PLACE.
This deal is from Best Buy direct. Not a reseller.
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Gee wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:20 am
I stopped reading after DRAMless
Almost all cheap SSDs are DRAMless. So you should have stopped reading after $26. :)
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the 128gb one could be used as a boot drive for servers; much better and more reliable then using a USB drive( FREENAS, NAS4FREE....).
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shengli2009fall wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:14 am
dont buy this one, as the review said the drive died after 2 months of use. and the warranty is only 30 DAYS IF YOU DONT OPEN THE BOX, which is ridiculous.
your data is worth more than the discount.
I see 1 year warranty, not 30 days?
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Temporel wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:46 am
Almost all cheap SSDs are DRAMless. So you should have stopped reading after $26. :)

Not really. You can (and probably should) pick up the KingDian S280s for roughly the same price instead. The KingDians have 1MB DDR3 RAM per GB flash storage. I've got KingDIan S280s in my unraid cache drive array and they work great.

EDIT: Also fwiw, I think cacheless drives just end up reserving system ram to perform the same function as on-board ram. So if you've got a ton of extra ram in your system and don't mind having some devoted to each SSD, then maybe cacheless is fine. I don't know about the performance impact though.
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althegreat wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 7:36 am
the 128gb one could be used as a boot drive for servers; much better and more reliable then using a USB drive( FREENAS, NAS4FREE....).
If you're going to use it as a server of any kind, this is not the device you want.
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BUY TWO RAID IT
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 8:25 am
If you're going to use it as a server of any kind, this is not the device you want.
@althegreat was talking about replacing USB boot devices with SSDs. A huge percentage of NAS/pfSense servers use USB as boot media. It's a good idea.

Besides, SSDs have ridiculously low failure rates. The trope about them being somehow uniquely unreliable is really out-dated. Your cheap SSDs will probably outlive almost everything else on your server. And a cheaper consumer SSD will generally be more reliable than more expensive consumer SSD. In the consumer space the distinguishing factor is speed and pushing speed limits increases failure (it's the primary factor linked with failure rates). There is a theoretical jump in reliability when you move to enterprise class drives (e.g. SLC vs TLC), but even that doesn't seem to make a big difference in real world failure.
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mikka2017 wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 9:05 am
newegg has 240gb kingston ssd for 40 bucks, 2bucks shipping, not sure if its good deal?

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... gnorebbr=1
Kingston is fine, but they use really low end marvell controllers. I'd probably opt for the KingDian, which have Silicon Motion controllers with on-board DDR3 cache.

https://www.amazon.ca/KingDian-Internal ... 076CGQ54Y/

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