True, that is an amazing price, especially on the 480GB model. I'd like to see how they perform, and as Andy said endurance and warranty are important too.hell of a lot faster than HDD's and 480gb for 159.99 is a great price.
I just checked Amazon and it's just a hair under $200 right now. Granted I own an 850 Evo and I think it's a much better drive and well worth the $40 for my own use. We don't know how durable these are yet, but it is a decent controller and Mushkin generally puts out decent products. I mean it is a budget SSD but even a "slow" SSD is lightyears faster than a mechanical drive. Diminishing returns and all that.with the 500GB Samsung 850 EVO being $190 right now on Amzon... I am not sure the $160 for a budget SSD is a good enough savings to take the hit on reliability and speed.