- May 4, 2000
I should have checked the Woot! discussion thread for this product, before purchasing several. Apparently, it's a bit of a "dud" drive.I should of checked here first but my research lead to the same thing. Looking on Amazon for one of their drives there are 4 reviews. 3 of which say their drive died quickly, with two saying that Emtec doesn’t honor their warranty. They will apparently not respond to warranty requests.
After reading that, I’m going to avoid these drives like the plague.
LOL. I missed that. They spelled "SATA" wrong on the label???I like how they couldn’t even get SATA III right on the label…
“SAT III” coupled with the inconsistent capitalization and bad kerning makes this thing look like a counterfeit, even if it’s not.
If they can’t even get their label right, I don’t really have high confidence in their ability to manufacture the drive properly, either.
Thanks for the giggles, u say stay away then say ur in for a few !! ^_^ hehehehheYeah, the price is "good", sort-of. But if the quality is down there like those re-labeled "Inland Pro" drives, then I want no part of them.
Are there any reviews of these drives?
Edit: Plus, they don't take Paypal, only CC, ever since Woot! got bought out by Amazon. So, no thanks for me.
Edit: Plus... it's Woot!... their products, if new and not refurb, bascally are EOL.
Friend bought a nice GPS, it was new, but as it turned out, discontinued from mfg, no new maps available for it.
Friend and I bought some VisionTek / AMD USB NTSC tuners, Win7 had been released, but these only worked in XP, or with XP drivers in Win7 32-bit.
Like I said, Woot! sells mostly "crap". Discontinued and Refurb products.
They probably found these Kodak drives in a warehouse somewhere, and they have no warranty.
Then again, there shouldn't be any compatibility issues, they are SATA after all. Just really a question of how reliable they are and how long they will last.
Are these "vintage" (MLC), or newer TLC, or worse, DRAM-less TLC, or new enough production that they are 3D NAND (somehow)?
If they're 3D NAND, then don't let my scare-mongering scare you off, because the controller chips necessary to drive a 3D NAND-based SSD, are new enough that they should be reliable, regardless of mfg (mostly).
I mean, these probably aren't any worse than those Inland Pro drives, and some people bought those. (I wouldn't touch them, after reading customer reviews.)
NEVERMIND. The picture shows that they say right on them, "3D NAND" and "Phison Controller". I might be in for a few then.
Edit: Well, the 3D NAND support won me over, hopefully they don't suck as bad as the "Inland Pro" drives. I ordered a few of them.
Seems these are a current product?
Power up your computer in seconds and discover a new era of computing!
- Up to 500MB/s write speed
- Up to 520MB/s read speed
- Capacities: 120, 240, 480, 960GB
- 3 years warranty
Seems reasonable specs and warranty? Guess I was wrong.
Edit: HERE is the original SSD. These Kodak X150 SSDs, are re-labeled EMTEC X150 SSDs.
Seems like these SSDs are re-labeled 2015-era drives. Hmpf. Guess I was right, Woot! does only sell obsolete and refurb stuffs.
You wouldn't be the first.. There's at least a couple out there already.Edit: Who wants to invent an "RGB mod" for SATA 2.5" SSDs, that sticky-pads to the top label side, and plugs into an RGB controller? Could be a seller. Then Team would no longer have a monopoly on RGB SATA SSDs.
I heard Samsung was going to slow NAND production at some point because of falling prices (I'd have to look for the article), so maybe the others are just following their lead?Now I wish that I had bought the limit of 10 of these. Prices actually seem to be slightly increasing on name-brand 480GB/500GB SATA SSDs. Crucial MX500 is going up to $69.99, Samsung $77.99. Even Silicon Power A55 "Ace" SATA 512GB SSD is hitting $59.99 or higher. What gives? Thought SSD prices were getting lower?
That's a real way to impede technological progress. I don't think that we would have had cell phones if we were still using big-iron RISC CPUs. Likewise, cheap NAND can improve technology and push it forward significantly. There's always demand for more data.I heard Samsung was going to slow NAND production at some point because of falling prices (I'd have to look for the article), so maybe the others are just following their lead?
Now I wish that I had bought the limit of 10 of these. Prices actually seem to be slightly increasing on name-brand 480GB/500GB SATA SSDs. Crucial MX500 is going up to $69.99, Samsung $77.99. Even Silicon Power A55 "Ace" SATA 512GB SSD is hitting $59.99 or higher. What gives? Thought SSD prices were getting lower?
Edit: 2019-04-15: Silicon Power A55 "Ace" SATA 2.5" SSD is $49.99 FS for the 512GB capacity, and $29.99 for the 256GB capacity, right now. Says "Sales ends in 2 days". Pretty decent deal.
Calling @BUTCH1 .
First of all, these were SATA6G 2.5" SSDs, not NVMe drives. Second, aren't the E12 NVMe HBM-based drives? Why would you conflate the two? I can upgrade older laptops with these SATA 480GB 2.5" SSDs, I cannot with an NVMe drive. That's all I'm saying, these were an (apparent, hopefully they last) bargain.Umm why would you get the limit you guys really think nvme drives are at their peak? All the phision e12 drives are so cheap and so much faster they keep dropping price raising speed and size.
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Aluminum-Enclosure-EC-M2SA/dp/B01N6PMZLW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=m.2+sata+to+sata&qid=1555388499&s=gateway&sr=8-3First of all, these were SATA6G 2.5" SSDs, not NVMe drives. Second, aren't the E12 NVMe HBM-based drives? Why would you conflate the two? I can upgrade older laptops with these SATA 480GB 2.5" SSDs, I cannot with an NVMe drive. That's all I'm saying, these were an (apparent, hopefully they last) bargain.