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[Staples] Samsung 850 EVO SSD - 500GB - $157.19

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[Staples] Samsung 850 EVO SSD - 500GB - $157.19

Staples currently has the samsung evo 850 500GB model for $172.19.
$15 off $150 for additional savings
Ebates for additional 3%

Only factoring in coupon code would net this about $180 shipped

I believe newegg has it currently for $169.99 but no way to bring the price down further.
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That is a great deal.

They 850 evo has been on sale a lot lately. Must be because the 860 evo is coming out very soon.
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i have some coupon codes that i won't be using. expires on the 7th.

$25 off $75. 8842 3927 4124 5456
free startech portable usb 3 hub charging station. with purchase $75. 8843 1927 4124 5459
100 airmiles with purchase $75. 8843 3927 4124 5455
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ulfy wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 1:10 am
i have some coupon codes that i won't be using. expires on the 7th.

$25 off $75. 8842 3927 4124 5456
free startech portable usb 3 hub charging station. with purchase $75. 8843 1927 4124 5459
100 airmiles with purchase $75. 8843 3927 4124 5455
Tried all of these, none worked.
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phatboi wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 1:16 am
Tried all of these, none worked.
i've tried it...only 100 airmiles worked for me.
$25 off 75 does not work for computer stuff. dunno if it works with other products.
freebie startech, can't get it work.
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Kind of clueless with these SSDs.
I just want it as a "relatively" more stable than mechanical drive for data backups. Can this be adapted to be an external drive? How much extra should i expect to pay if this is possible and i need to get the parts--also, what parts?? and advice on an external if this is not possible?

thanks in advance
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 7:25 am
Kind of clueless with these SSDs.
I just want it as a "relatively" more stable than mechanical drive for data backups. Can this be adapted to be an external drive? How much extra should i expect to pay if this is possible and i need to get the parts--also, what parts?? and advice on an external if this is not possible?

thanks in advance
What exactly do you mean by stable? Personally I wouldn't trust any ssd as a backup drive. Ssds will work in basically any 2.5" enclosure.
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 7:25 am
Kind of clueless with these SSDs.
I just want it as a "relatively" more stable than mechanical drive for data backups. Can this be adapted to be an external drive? How much extra should i expect to pay if this is possible and i need to get the parts--also, what parts?? and advice on an external if this is not possible?

thanks in advance
Just any old USB (3.0 preferred) 2.5 enclosure

https://www.amazon.ca/ORICO-2588US3-Scr ... =orico+2.5
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 7:25 am
Kind of clueless with these SSDs.
I just want it as a "relatively" more stable than mechanical drive for data backups. Can this be adapted to be an external drive? How much extra should i expect to pay if this is possible and i need to get the parts--also, what parts?? and advice on an external if this is not possible?

thanks in advance
You don't need an SSD for this. It's like using a porsche to store your gardening tools.
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kronos288 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 7:32 am

What exactly do you mean by stable? Personally I wouldn't trust any ssd as a backup drive. Ssds will work in basically any 2.5" enclosure.
I assume SSD is better for traveling back and forth being thrown in a backpack, etc. being less prone to shock/drops as compared to a mechanical drive (i.e., platters and spinners). I will be backing up important information on it and don't want it to be gone up in smoke.
saberon2016 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 7:33 am

Just any old USB (3.0 preferred) 2.5 enclosure

https://www.amazon.ca/ORICO-2588US3-Scr ... =orico+2.5
thanks
BinaryJay wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 8:19 am
You don't need an SSD for this. It's like using a porsche to store your gardening tools.
do you have another recommendation for the purpose of use described above?
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 8:24 am
I assume SSD is better for traveling back and forth being thrown in a backpack, etc. being less prone to shock/drops as compared to a mechanical drive (i.e., platters and spinners). I will be backing up important information on it and don't want it to be gone up in smoke.
You would have to be extremely abusive to a mechanical drive to screw it up while it's off and the heads are parked. If you're that concerned about your data you should have it in more than one place anyway.
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 8:24 am
I assume SSD is better for traveling back and forth being thrown in a backpack, etc. being less prone to shock/drops as compared to a mechanical drive (i.e., platters and spinners). I will be backing up important information on it and don't want it to be gone up in smoke.
If you want something rugged, you're better off with something like:

https://www.amazon.ca/LaCie-Rugged-Exte ... dpSrc=srch
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no8t4 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 8:24 am
I assume SSD is better for traveling back and forth being thrown in a backpack, etc. being less prone to shock/drops as compared to a mechanical drive (i.e., platters and spinners). I will be backing up important information on it and don't want it to be gone up in smoke.

thanks

do you have another recommendation for the purpose of use described above?
If you're just using it for data backups, use a USB stick. It's way more practical and you don't need any drive enclosures, data/power cables, etc. Plus it's a lot smaller. You can get a 256GB USB 3.0 stick for like $75. If you need more data than that, get two. Also can use two for redundancy, and leave one at the office and one at home.
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thanks, used "$25 off $75. 8842 3927 4124 5456" for another order.
ulfy wrote:
Feb 6th, 2018 1:10 am
i have some coupon codes that i won't be using. expires on the 7th.

$25 off $75. 8842 3927 4124 5456
free startech portable usb 3 hub charging station. with purchase $75. 8843 1927 4124 5459
100 airmiles with purchase $75. 8843 3927 4124 5455

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