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I was looking at that drive earlier but then wondering why it didnt make the list in the "Recommended" thread. Well, it did, but its way down on the bottom under "Budget" recommended. Maybe the list is just out of date versus current pricing.

Probably because Kingston's SSDNow line has 2 bigger brothers: The "HyperX" and "HyperX 3K". Of course, those are over $100.
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I got my HyperX 3k 120GB for $70 lol. Sometimes they go on sale, and sometimes you get lucky. tongue.gif
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Whats the word on "Re-Certified" SSD's? Not good I suppose.

And...

What about this: OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB for $119

Supposed to be basically the same as Vertex 3's but using 20nm NAND.

EDIT: Straight up Vertex 3.0 is the same price, so probably wouldn't matter I guess.
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If it sez OCZ run away now get a samsung
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I got my HyperX 3k 120GB for $70 lol. Sometimes they go on sale, and sometimes you get lucky. tongue.gif

Unfortunately timing IS everything.

The 840 for $99 is a good deal. Personally I wouldn't pay over $100 for a 120 anyway. If you can get closer to the $200 mark the bang vs buck improves significantly when you find 250gb drives for $170+ on sale.
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Unfortunately timing IS everything.

The 840 for $99 is a good deal. Personally I wouldn't pay over $100 for a 120 anyway. If you can get closer to the $200 mark the bang vs buck improves significantly when you find 250gb drives for $170+ on sale.

I agree. Hard to find good $/GB. I got lucky when I bought 3 of those HyperX drives. $100 for that Samsung is a great deal.
post #18 of 29
Rakuten (used to be Buy.com) is selling the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB with MLC NAND (unlike the 840 non-Pro's TLC NAND) for $99.99 currently. This is a pretty good deal for an excellent SSD.

Note that you have to use promo code 4FBC4FB during check out.
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I have two Samsung 840s and they are very reliable. I would guess that has to do with the fact Samsung makes them.
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Rakuten (used to be Buy.com) is selling the Samsung 840 Pro 128GB with MLC NAND (unlike the 840 non-Pro's TLC NAND) for $99.99 currently. This is a pretty good deal for an excellent SSD.

Note that you have to use promo code 4FBC4FB during check out.

Came in here to post this.

Best drive you can get for $99 is this 128GB 840 PRO.
    
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