Monster Digital Intros Overdrive 3.0 External SSDs

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icepick314

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I was wondering if it was the same company that makes $75 3ft HDMI cable and sure enough they are...
I'm surprised it's actually priced low compared to their usual pricing scheme where they would charge ungodly amount for HDMI cable that I can get it for $10 or less for same length...
 

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"a 3-year warranty (although currently the product page says 5 years)"
Are you kidding? The WD black HDD has 3-year warranty and most of the flash memory cards have lifetime warranty.
 

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The lowest price USB3.0 2.5 case (quick look at newegg) is $15. Last look when not on sale Samsung 840 SSDs are on sale at the moment but usual prices seem to be about 120 GB $100, 240 GB $170, 480 GB $250.
Screwdriver anyone?
 

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So basically, they are taking something like a SATA-II (or maybe SATA-III) SSD and putting in an external USB3 enclosure. I've already been doing this for myself as I upgrade my SSDs. SATA-III is faster than USB3, so it's somewhat of a waste. But seeing as most drives are SATA-III now and they are still under <$1/GB, it doesn't make much sense to use older SATA-II drives. That being said, using the SK Hynix SSDs, which are incredibly cheap AND towards the top of the performance charts, you build yourself an enclosure much cheaper.
As other people have commented, this isn't any spectacular deal in that you can DIY for considerably less. Given that there are "tool-less" enclosures, even "mom & dad" could figure out how to make one work without much effort.
 
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