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[Newegg] Warm - SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB 149.99 FS

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[Newegg] Warm - SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB 149.99 FS

Price match BestBuy so you can avoid shipping, one of the fastest Sata III drives on the market.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820147360

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sa ... 63554.aspx
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I never realized how expensive the Samsung ssds are. Are they actually worth it?
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Jan 8, 2006
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Keep in mind this is for the 850 pro not evo. I’ve picked up the regular 850 evo for $99 and $199 for 250gb and 500gb respectively during sales over the past few years.

Not sure what he feature differences are for pro. It may be worth the up charge for some.
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Dec 5, 2015
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These drives are strong, the $30 dollar price premium is worth it in this case.
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Dec 8, 2008
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Montreal, QC
EEE2 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 10:53 am
I never realized how expensive the Samsung ssds are. Are they actually worth it?
The 850 Pro is one of the fastest SATA drives you can get, so it's worth it for some, most get the 850 EVO since it's nearly as fast for most home users who aren't going to exhaust the drive. I paid 90$ on BD 2 years ago for my 850 EVO,
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EEE2 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 10:53 am
I never realized how expensive the Samsung ssds are. Are they actually worth it?
With SSDs and NAND memory in general, it is "you get what you pay for".
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Jan 23, 2003
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The 850 PRO uses MLC, the 850 EVO uses TLC.

"Thing get very interesting when we turn our attention to the flash. 850 Pro is the first consumer SSD to use a 3D structure. The 3xnm flash has a rating of 30K P/E cycles or 30x more than Samsung 19nm TLC flash. The end result is a TBW rating of 150TB, higher than some modern enterprise SSDs using eMLC flash. On a typical consumer workload, that means the flash in the 850 Pro may life longer than I do. " Read more: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6479/ ... index.html

Short answer: The Samsung PRO 850 is currently the best SSD on the market. Assuming you care about how long your SSD lasts.
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Time to fire up that time machine.
R.I.P. Rick Rypien #37

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Haz wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 12:23 pm
Time to fire up that time machine.
Or wait for the next sale.
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which is better TLC or MLC?
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Price of NAND has raised significantly over the past few years due to a NAND shortage. It's not going to get any cheaper moving forward.
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intx wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 11:51 am
Short answer: The Samsung PRO 850 is currently the best SSD on the market. Assuming you care about how long your SSD lasts.
Considering that I have been around since before floppy disks were a thing, I think that a lifetime warranty on memory is a joke.
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nicermog wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2017 1:32 am
Considering that I have been around since before floppy disks were a thing, I think that a lifetime warranty on memory is a joke.
before which one? 8 inch, 5 1/4 or 3 1/2 ?
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Yup, it's pretty incredible I've been heavily invested in Micron Technology since May 2016 and memory prices are still blazing higher.

I told people to buy in on the forum back then and I was laughed at... present day I'm up 400% and going higher in December.

Good luck to all purchasers

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