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Someone is selling a 32 gig intel SSD for $50. He said he's had it for about a year as a boot drive, but he wants more room. He gave me the model number as "SSDSA2SH032G1GN" and the only thing close to that is this. That seems like a really expensive price for a 32 gig.. Anyone know if $50 is a decent price? I'd be using it in my netbook.
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post #2 of 26
Worth it. Unless you'd need more room.. And as long as it'll fit in the netbook.
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Yes, definitely worth it. Just be aware that you'll be limited to using it as a boot drive and for your most essential applications. Nothing else.
    
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I think its a good price but IMO I wouldnt buy a used SSD without at least testing it and checking how much life is left on it. Plus, for another $50, you can get an OCZ 60GB drive or for another $20 you can get a different 32GB drive but brand new.

EDIT: I also wanted to add that if that drive really did cost over $300 new, there is no way he is selling it for $50 if there isnt something wrong with it.
Edited by liljoejoe54 - 5/9/11 at 2:50pm
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SSD should only needs to be used for your OS and your internet browser anyways. I'd say talk him down to $40 and then buy it
    
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ssd should only needs to be used for your os and your internet browser anyways. I'd say talk him down to $40 and then buy it
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Worth it unless it has some problems that he's not telling you.
    
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Thanks for the info guys! I'm getting off of the same guy that was selling 500 gig 2.5" hard drives for $20 shipped a couple of months ago, and I was happy with what I got last time, so I trust his stuff this time. And I've also been wanting a cheap SSD, as long as it works, it will ONLY have the OS on it. I probably won't even put MS word on it, as it will solely be used as my couch laptop. Thanks guys!
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post #9 of 26
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SSD should only needs to be used for your OS and your internet browser anyways. I'd say talk him down to $40 and then buy it
$40 is pushing it...it is an Intel SLC drive if the model number is correct, $50 is pretty reasonable
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Thanks for the info guys! I'm getting off of the same guy that was selling 500 gig 2.5" hard drives for $20 shipped a couple of months ago, and I was happy with what I got last time, so I trust his stuff this time. And I've also been wanting a cheap SSD, as long as it works, it will ONLY have the OS on it. I probably won't even put MS word on it, as it will solely be used as my couch laptop. Thanks guys!
$50 is definitely a great deal if it's in perfect working condition. These SLC drives are really good, even better than the already awesome X25-M
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