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My local MC has some refurb M4 256 for $139+tax. Extra 3 year warranty for another $30.

Anyone have any luck with refurb SSD's?
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post #2 of 7

i had a friend who got a refurbed intel ssd (cant remember exact model) but it still going strong after 11 months

 

but of course with all hardware... YMMV

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Just bought the same ssd drive you want to buy for a RAID 0 setup

The drive I got from newegg came like it was new only thing that was different from the original drive I bought is the refurd marking on it the rest is the same

Got the drive Tuesday 8 october so cant say anything else.

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I've been using one of my 256gb M4 since the week they were released. For the last year it's been part of a Raid0. No problems whatsoever.
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It should be a bit cheaper considering how long they have been around but still a solid drive nonetheless.
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It should be a bit cheaper considering how long they have been around but still a solid drive nonetheless.

Yeah, I have a couple M4 128's and a Samsung 830 256. They all have been running solid. I may just nab a couple of them.
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I started a thread on this a while back. The general consensus was they were generally ok, but get one from a place with an RMA policy, and check their health with the included software immediately. SSDs are good for a fineite number of written terabytes, and the software will check to see how much of it is used. There will be a little bit of wear, but it there;s more than you want with an RMA you can send it back.
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