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[Staples] hp 250GB ssd $50

Seems like a good price for a 250gb ssd
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Sep 7, 2010
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This is not a good deal as the Samsung EVO 860 250GB is $47, EVO 870 250GB is at $49, and the EVO 870 is anywhere between $80-$90 for the 512GB version.
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I bought the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB last week for $65. This deal is cold.
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HP SSD experiences: Purchased a dozen to upgrade older computers for clients. Systematically started failing within 6 months. HP and the Vendor disagreed as to who is replacing them under warranty. Eventually gave up, bought new Samsung, Kingston, and AData SSDs - no issues since.
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It's pretty regular price as others have said. Just a technical note is that HP just slaps their name on these SSDs, it has been shown to be Intel, Samsung in the past. So lottery SSD for $50- not worth gambling.
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Also worth noting that 256Gb is not that much space. Depending on your use it may be worth paying 25-30$ extra for a 500Gb.
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kowell wrote: Also worth noting that 256Gb is not that much space. Depending on your use it may be worth paying 25-30$ extra for a 500Gb.
Honestly, I run 240-256GB drives in my HTPCs. They don't need any storage (streamed media MOST of the time), and if they do, I just plop on the files over my network and remove after. It's not bad with Win10 Pro taking ~55GB or so, and ~5GB for misc apps etc. Left with ~180GB more than enough for most casual computer users. We're not talking /r/datahoarders here :D But agreed, the minimum should be 500/512GB drives for standard users who also deal with enough multimedia storage.
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fatpiggy wrote: New to ssd, (yeah, I am old), can someone suggest a free software to transfer just the windows 10 OS from hard drive?
Acronis True Image. If your hard drive is WD or Seagate they provide this tool for free (for Seagate it is called Disc Wizard).
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Kazushi wrote: It's pretty regular price as others have said. Just a technical note is that HP just slaps their name on these SSDs, it has been shown to be Intel, Samsung in the past. So lottery SSD for $50- not worth gambling.
That's kinda true of every SSD maker besides Samsung and WD (most of the time). Most of them just buy controllers and NAND and slap a sticker on it, that's why you see so many drives with identical specs. This appears to basically be using the same guts as a Crucial BX500 for example. At this price, it's not a good buy. No reason to buy a DRAM-less SATA drive when DRAM SATA is literally the same price.
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fatpiggy wrote: New to ssd, (yeah, I am old), can someone suggest a free software to transfer just the windows 10 OS from hard drive?

Macrium's great, but if you're cloning an older boot drive, make sure you read up on MBR/GPT. Might end up with unbootable drive till you do some fixes.

Even I work in IT field, I've made that mistake once or twice.
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shayne85 wrote: I bought the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB last week for $65. This deal is cold.
staples? with $10 off code?
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xscorpio wrote: staples? with $10 off code?
Yep $10 off $75 code. I actually bought 2 SSDs via 2 separate transactions.
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shayne85 wrote: Acronis True Image. If your hard drive is WD or Seagate they provide this tool for free (for Seagate it is called Disc Wizard).
FYI, Acronis leaves stuff behind when you uninstall it (ie. it is crapware): https://kb.acronis.com/aticleanup

Stick with Macrium. I recommend grabbing this prebuilt Macrium boot ISO instead of cloning from within Windows:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/7 ... crium.html
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not really a deal?
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txenglan wrote: Clonezilla ftw
Works fine, but the DOS GUI isn't the easiest.

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