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LordConrad

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About the MX500... "but the 500GB looks really good at just $139.99"

You might want to double check prices when cutting and pasting.
 

Peter Martin

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i can get an mx500 500GB for 90 bucks on amazon, they are fantastic ssd, the larger the better, get all that you can afford
 

Johnny5

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It looks like the wires got crossed on our pricing widget. We're implementing a fix. Stand by.
 

Onus

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I recently ordered a 1TB 2.5" WD Blue SSD for ~$139 on a Shellshocker. Hopefully it arrives soon!
 

WildCard999

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Was that the M.2 or the SATA version?
 

Onus

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The drive is 2.5", which means SATA. That system's boot drive is a NvME PCIe x4 drive, the 960 EVO. The data drive was running out of space due to backups, so I needed something bigger and didn't want mechanical.
 

Onus

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We understand that the staff is currently working on some issues with the pricing widget; this is by far not the only article in which errors of this sort appear.
It hasn't mattered how much build experience I have; unless time is more important than money (only sometimes the case), I usually come to the forums before I build a new system because someone will almost always know about a much better deal than I found.


 

saunupe1911

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Uniblab

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Question:

Since enterprise SSD's are available at increased capacity albeit lesser performance, what criteria would be necessary to allow a consumer ssd review to include performance numbers from enterprise ssd's? I wonder since many are available from sites like amazon. If a consumer was willing to absorb the increased buyin of a 7.6tb enterprise ssd, what considerations are needed to make it work in a consumer environment? I ask because I didnt fully realize that these extra large capacities existed. Sounds intriging.
 
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"1TB 2.5" WD Blue SSD for ~$139" NO Life expectancy monitoring for this ssd. Get WD Lifeguard Diagnostics for basic info.
 

ibaldo

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Would love an article about power loss protection in these drives...
And by the way: whats the cheapest 1Tb Enterprise SSD?
Because the only drives that guarantee writes are 100% reliable when the OS requests it, are the enterprise ones unfortunately...
Its better to still use HDDs for critical things which is disappointing.
 

djice

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The Con on the 2.5" "Similar performance as the 850 EVO" is kind of a mute point since SATA 3 bandwidth is maxed by most SSD drives in the last 3-4 years.