The cheap SSDs thread

Discussion in 'Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests' started by VirtualLarry, May 11, 2016.

  1. Mike64

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    (With apologies to the memory of Stanley Kubrick,,,) which brand of superglue did you use to keep your eyes open 24/7 for those two years?<g,d&r>
     
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  3. Mike64

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    Yep, that's pretty much what I had in mind, but it would've been a bit simpler if they'd had superglue back then...:p
     
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    Having too little RAM could explain it. All that stuff being pagefiled but you don't feel it because the SSD masks the writes.
     
  5. you2

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    Look it isn't that complex. I have 32GB of ram; the drives were 128GB and they did not contain swap. The system was not windows and the only thing contained on those drives was the home partition (most of the data is on a different set of disk and the boot/swap is on yet another different set of disk).

     
  6. VirtualLarry

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    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...7C-_-EMC-120117-Latest-_-MECH-_-ADATASSD-LB1B

    XPG SX6000 PCIe NVME Gen3x2 M.2 2280 128GB SSD with DIY Heatsink (ASX6000NP-128GT-C)

    $54.99 - $10 Newegg gift card

    I ordered "a few". :)

    Edit: 256GB has deals too.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADF16MV1034

    $119.99 - $20 promo code - $5 gift card (does NOT say "Newegg gift card", like the 128GB model does)

    Guess I would have preferred the 256GB model. Oh well.

    Edit: I was able to cancel my order for the 128GB model, and placed an order for a couple of the 256GB models. The gift card does show as a Newegg gift card upon actual checkout.
     
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    Now at Newegg, Team Group L5 Lite 3D NAND SSDs, 120GB for $39.99, 240GB for $68.99, and 480GB for $119.99. All SATA6G, 2.5", 7mm thick.

    L5 Lite (non-3D NAND version) 120GB is also $39.99.
     
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    Update: The Team Group L5 Lite 3D NAND SATA 2.5" SSDs are on sale again:

    120GB $39.99 (Sold Out)
    240GB $69.99 - $10 promo = $59.99 (still available?)
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820331048
    EMCXBCCK2
    480GB $119.99 - $20 promo = $99.99 (Sold Out)

    I know most are Sold Out, but I'm including this for pricing reference, should someone look at this thread in the future.

    (Look! 480GB SSDs down below $100 again. When was the last time that was true?)
     
  10. sze5003

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    I'm waiting for them to drop some more so I can switch over my 1tb regular hard drive to an SSD. Already have a 960gb one for windows. The platter drive I just store stuff on it. That thing has been going for years.
     
  11. you2

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    new-egg has the 1tb evo 850 for $250 if you have an email subscriber code.
     
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    Hmm let me look for that. I may need another SSD cage for my case too if I can get it. Never had the evo drives. I'd clone my existing main SSD and switch it to the evo then use the 960gb SSD for storage instead of the platter drive.
     
  13. sze5003

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    Ended up getting the Samsung Evo 1TB. I think I have enough solid state storage for now :)

    Might just keep the platter drive in there until it dies.