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Some good deals in there if you don't mind them being refurb or not the latest tech:

256gb agility 4 - $123.24

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Depa=0&Description=ppssoczssdeb&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL031513&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL031513-_-EMC-031513-Index-_-E0K-_-SSD

Promo Code: EMCXTWR46
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post #2 of 10
They seem to be having some sale or another on these.
I've been watching them, though.

Best $ per GB on good models and sizes! thumb.gif

I got a 60GB Agility 2 for $45 a while back; Still working great!
I got an 80GB Vertex 2 for $40 not long ago; No problems!

My dad ordered an 80GB at the same time,
and unfortunately did get a DOA... frown.gif

Newegg will replace that, of course,
and having a six month warranty on a refurb is a little more assuring, too.
Looks like OCZ is ready to stand behind these, as you'd hope.
(check the Manufacturer's responses on some reviews.)

BTW - I saw a 180GB for ~$82 AP before.
I think it's up at $100 AP now.
Keep watching;
Prices can change from day-to-day. wink.gif
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never buy a refurb ssd they will fail 95% of the time! that was the advice given from two location major tech retailers. one of them selling refurb said about 9 of the 10 drives sold was return bad or Doa
 
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never buy a refurb ssd they will fail 95% of the time! that was the advice given from two location major tech retailers. one of them selling refurb said about 9 of the 10 drives sold was return bad or Doa

Especially OCZ ones
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Originally Posted by alick View Post

never buy a refurb ssd they will fail 95% of the time! that was the advice given from two location major tech retailers. one of them selling refurb said about 9 of the 10 drives sold was return bad or Doa

Ouch 9 out of 10 really hoping they have made some improvements bought 2 OCZ Synapse Cache 64gb today
post #6 of 10
Hey-- believe me;
I'm not "sold" yet, myself.
2 out of 3 DOAs isn't necessarily a solid start,
but a good replacement could be on it's way.
That's looking more like the opposite of the 9 out of 10 theory.

I guess I can't rightfully speak for the longevity at this point.
I'm still keeping active/normal use (one for an OS, one for games).
I wanna know if it'll die in 7 months after the warranty ends, too. lol

But that's why I decided to avoid the bigger sizes and prices for now.
I sure feel like $40 is a fair price even as a "gamble".

I hope others who decide to give these OCZs a try will post their experiences, too. smile.gif


FYI - There recently has been a bunch of Corsair refurbs showing up on Newegg.
No discounts yet like the OCZ keep getting, but still a fair shake on the $ per gig.
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Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB for $179 is a smoking hot deal on newegg if anyone wants to pay a bit more!
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SSD has a finite number of write cycles, if the drive has been ran hard before it got returned, it won't last very long. I would avoid refurb SSDs.
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post #9 of 10
I bought one of these (refurb 90gb vortex 2) and it works great! SSDs running 24/7 still last years and years and years. Even a year of hard use isn't going to make a significant impact on its life. It's not like we keep parts for 20 years.
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Wonder what SSD Life says....

Health: 100%
Estimated lifetime: 8 years 5 months 29 days

That's like my brand new drives. thumb.gif
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