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http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...5&promoid=1208

120GB for only $100! Should I buy it? As long as there isn't a huge risk, I might have to pull the trigger.
    
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If it had more than a 30 day warranty I'd say go for it. However, a bunch of people talked me out of getting one due to the warranty and I'm glad they did. If something goes wrong, it's $100 down the drain. I'd rather just pay full price and get a full warranty. My $0.02
    
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i wouldnt get it. no telling what will happen in those 30 days. if that drive takes a crap on day 31, your SOL. get someting with a full warranty.
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Thanks guys, but I'm still leaning towards it. What are the failure rates like in %?
    
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Non refurbished Corsair drives have an average failure rate of 2.17% (Source)

Realistically, it probably won't fail. But still, considering it's data, I wouldn't take the risk. If you do decide to buy the drive, I'd recommend frequent backups
    
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I have one of the Corsair SSD's. My Corsair died after about 4 months of use, I noticed it becoming slower when shutting down, then one day my BIOS wouldn't even recognize it with no system changes. I RMA'd it and they sent me a refurb...I'm not sure if that's how it normally works but I don't like it. It's kind of up to you, it's a good price but mine died after a couple months.
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If you buy it, upgrade to the latest firmware right away. It's not the hardware that fails very often on these drives.
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