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128GB SATA3 Petrol for $99 AR ($30)

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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381969

What's the catch, I don't know squat about SSDs.. but that price seems too good to be true!
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That price is crazy at under a $1/GB for an SSD. It looks legitimate to me, but as said, if it looks too good to be true it probably is tongue.gif

Maybe well start to see more deals like this maybe with the HDD prices up and such its a good time for SSDs to make their move and grab a bigger chunk of the market smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Celeras View Post

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381969
What's the catch, I don't know squat about SSDs.. but that price seems too good to be true!

That is a pretty dang good deal, the reason why its priced that way is because the read and write speeds are not very fast on it, a lot of drives have 500+ read and write. Like this drive for example

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191

would blow that ssd out of the water in performance, but still for 99$ its still a pretty dang good deal
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The specs on this drive pretty much suck. Only 4,000 IOPS. Most ssds are 45000+.
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Petrol is OCZ's cheap ssd line. Just remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to a ssd. Petrol is going to have nand supplied by the cheapest bidder to match it's pricepoint.
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There have been better deals such as last week's Crucial M4 nearing $1/MB on Newegg. I ordered two of those and then canceled my order, simply because for me to pay California sales tax on them made the deal a non-deal.

Wait for a better deal. For their performance, these should be at that price range by default. Even worse is that this "deal" requires an MIR tongue.gif
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