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Old 12-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default DEAD - Samsung 830 128GB SATA6G SSD $89.99 FS @ TigerDirect.com

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III 6Gb/s, Up to 320MB/s Write and 520 MB/s Read

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2318704

$89.99 FS for 128GB Samsung 830 SSD

Edit: Deal seems dead. Now showing $109.99 as of Sun. the 2nd.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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I personally have found very little practical performance difference between different SSDs. I have therefore decided to always go with the cheapest price per gb. I recently got a 256gb Agility 4 for $99 which makes this deal look cold IMO. No offense to the OP; this is a decent price for the 830. I just think that there are better value options by far.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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I personally have found very little practical performance difference between different SSDs. I have therefore decided to always go with the cheapest price per gb. I recently got a 256gb Agility 4 for $99 which makes this deal look cold IMO. No offense to the OP; this is a decent price for the 830. I just think that there are better value options by far.
When your OCZ SSD goes kaput, you will change your tune.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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When your OCZ SSD goes kaput, you will change your tune.
I have had 4 OCZ SSDs so far with only 1 issue.

I think that by now they have worked most of the bugs out and most of their problems were due to Sandforce which they don't use any more.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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I believe that I read that the Agility 4 has one of the highest RMA rates, and Samsung drives in general, one of the lowest. When you take the absolute lowest bidder, you take your chances.

Anyways, for anyone with a preference for quality, dependable SSDs, this is a good deal on a Samsung drive.

PS. I recently purchased two OCZ Agility 2 90GB SSDs. ("New old stock" from Amazon.) One of them, which was used briefly in a rig for about a month, seems to already be failing.

I also have four Agility 30GB drives, and three Vertex Plus R2 120GB drives, and thus far, no problems with those. (Barefoot 1 and Barefoot 2 controllers respectively. The Agility 2 drives are SandForce gen1.)
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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My Vertex 2 was the one that failed. I think that the Sandforce drives were the worst, plus I've heard that the Petrol drives were no good.

Anyhow, for 35 cents per gigabyte I'm not complaining!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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I took a "risk" on a 256GB Agility 4 too. $99 for a fast drive that can store all games I'm currently playing (and then some) made me overlook the OCZ name ;-)
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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After the OP's original post all 6 subsequent posts have been about OCZ.

It's threadcrapping. If this deal DOES NOT interest you, don't post in it.

Its simple.

We don't need people coming into threads posting, you can get a better deal by buying such-and-such brand.





It's also in the rules.
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=323

What about COURTESY?

No thread crapping. If the subject matter of a deal does not interest you, do not post negative comments about it, or about other members, in the thread.

Next such post will be met with an infraction.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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Ok... Anyway, not a bad price for a great drive, but I picked up two 830's from Tiger Direct for $69.99 each at the end of October. So, they've been a little cheaper. Thanks for the post though OP, these drives are great. No offense meant by my earlier post.
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Ok... Anyway, not a bad price for a great drive, but I picked up two 830's from Tiger Direct for $69.99 each at the end of October. So, they've been a little cheaper. Thanks for the post though OP, these drives are great. No offense meant by my earlier post.

Man that would save my budget on upcoming pc build if i could get that deal . either way looks like a solid deal
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #11
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Looks to be dead shows $109.99 for me.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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I personally have found very little practical performance difference between different SSDs. I have therefore decided to always go with the cheapest price per gb. I recently got a 256gb Agility 4 for $99 which makes this deal look cold IMO. No offense to the OP; this is a decent price for the 830. I just think that there are better value options by far.
You want to point me to this Ability 4 for $99 please? I picked up a 830 64mb last Christmas for $94 and it was a hot deal at the time, seems a little small now though.
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You want to point me to this Ability 4 for $99 please? I picked up a 830 64mb last Christmas for $94 and it was a hot deal at the time, seems a little small now though.
The deal is dead; it was on sale the Saturday after Black Friday at Tiger Direct. That said, I'm sure there will be comparable deals in the future.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:39 AM   #14
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My Vertex 2 was the one that failed. I think that the Sandforce drives were the worst, plus I've heard that the Petrol drives were no good.

Anyhow, for 35 cents per gigabyte I'm not complaining!
Did you have the firmware updated on it or did OCZ provide the right firmware with the drive
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