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Newegg SSD's

Newegg just got a crap load of SSD's in from refurb...

I have much experience and recommend Corsair FORCE series (any force series!) as I have tried the Nova and a couple older others... and the older cheaper ones didn't work well...

I just got 10 Force F60 SSD's in and they are marked Refurbish on the label and Crystal Disk shows them to have Zero writes like new...

Very good drive and perfect for a BOINC farm in the making..

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PS: I posted this as a polite heads up to those who might be interested... not to bring on a plethora of negativity.
Edited by Tex1954 - 3/7/13 at 4:59pm
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Beware of brief warranties, however.
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Beware of brief warranties, however.

I have many SSD's... I have a Force F40 in a system for a couple years with near 5-TeraByte writes on it working flawlessly... Had problems with the Nova and some other older series, especially on overclocking failures, power failures etc... but NEVER had a single problem with the FORCE series and I have about 14 of them... also have a couple Samsung 128G SSD's and one Kingston V200 64G (slow writes) that so far operate perfectly...

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and they are all over priced frown.gif
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and they are all over priced frown.gif

I paid (on sale) 89.99 for the 128G samsungs...

I don't think $69 for what I know is a VERY GOOD 120G SSD is over-priced. I was told most of them were simply early firmware bugs that have been updated... Testing 2 of the 60G refurbs now and so far they perfect...

Force 120G

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and they are all over priced frown.gif

I paid (on sale) 89.99 for the 128G samsungs...

I don't think $69 for what I know is a VERY GOOD 120G SSD is over-priced. I was told most of them were simply early firmware bugs that have been updated... Testing 2 of the 60G refurbs now and so far they perfect...

Force 120G

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Rip off imo lol. tongue.gif
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Rip off imo lol. tongue.gif

I'm actually curious as to why, Sean! I don't plan on buying any of these, mind you, I'm just curious -- is this opinion based on brand bias, the fact that it's only SATA II, or have to do with the warranty? tongue.gif

Personally I wouldn't buy any drive that has the SandForce controller, but that's just me being bias based on past events smile.gif
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Rip off imo lol. tongue.gif

I'm actually curious as to why, Sean! I don't plan on buying any of these, mind you, I'm just curious -- is this opinion based on brand bias, the fact that it's only SATA II, or have to do with the warranty? tongue.gif

Personally I wouldn't buy any drive that has the SandForce controller, but that's just me being bias based on past events smile.gif
Old, warranty, and similar prices to newer drives on sale at the same capacities.

Shoot the 120GB Hyper x 3K has been $60 multiple times new. Many other newer drives go for ~$70-$80 multiple times too during sales.

You can buy a used drive cheaper than one of these referbs if you look.
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Old, warranty, and similar prices to newer drives on sale at the same capacities.

Shoot the 120GB Hyper x 3K has been $60 multiple times new. Many other newer drives go for ~$70-$80 multiple times too during sales.

You can buy a used drive cheaper than one of these referbs if you look.

Well, I looked for months and months... best deal I got for for two Samsung 830 128Gigs for $89 at the egg ($79 using a promo code). OLD? How you know anything about the age? They look new with zero scratches in sealed plastic held in a sealed box and perform like new!

I find it hard to believe the Kingston 120GB Hyper x 3K sold for $60 and unless you have a link or online invoice to prove it, I'll continue to disbelieve it... and I would be skeptical buying a USED SSD that may have been zapped somehow...

It's easy to bash, but I have two of the refurb F60's running now perfectly... I expect them to last years and the price was right... I've never had a problem with Force series since the early firmware updates were done and I have a LOT of systems... CrystalDisk shows ZERO writes and the speeds are up there when I checked with HD Tune Pro.

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Edited by Tex1954 - 3/6/13 at 1:15pm
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Old, warranty, and similar prices to newer drives on sale at the same capacities.

Shoot the 120GB Hyper x 3K has been $60 multiple times new. Many other newer drives go for ~$70-$80 multiple times too during sales.

You can buy a used drive cheaper than one of these referbs if you look.

Well, I looked for months and months... best deal I got for for two Samsung 830 128Gigs for $89 at the egg ($79 using a promo code).
You should just look on the forum more or ask around, there have been many better deals in the past months. It's been $70 before as well: http://dealnews.com/Samsung-128-GB-830-Series-SATA-6-Gbps-Internal-SSD-for-70-free-shipping/630137.html
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OLD? How you know anything about the age?
The model was released in 2010...I know about it because I'm the storage editor...
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They look new with zero scratches in sealed plastic held in a sealed box and perform like new!
Yup, like when they were new.
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I find it hard to believe the Kingston 120GB Hyper x 3K sold for $60 and unless you have a link or online invoice to prove it, I'll continue to disbelieve it...
The good thing about belief is that just because you choose not to believe it doesn't make something not true. thumb.gif

Here is a link to a previous deal on it: http://dealnews.com/Kingston-120-GB-Hyper-X-SATA-6-Gbps-SSD-for-60-free-shipping/640064.html
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and I would be skeptical buying a USED SSD that may have been zapped somehow...
First off most SSDs will still have warranties. All my drives I've bought used here have almost their full warranty length so if anything were to happen i could just RMA. Second is, where would you buy something zapped? What does that even mean? lol If you buy from a honest member here you can buy will confidence.
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It's easy to bash, but I have two of the refurb F60's running now perfectly...
And it is easy to ignore and disbelieve as well. I have multiple used SSDs running now perfectly... rolleyes.gif
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I expect them to last years and the price was right...
Highly debatable.
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I've never had a problem with Force series since the early firmware updates were done and I have a LOT of systems... CrystalDisk shows ZERO writes and the speeds are up there when I checked with HD Tune Pro.

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Nice! That's good to hear. I've not had issues with many of my drives and expect them to last many years as well. smile.gif
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