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What are your thoughts on USED SSD's? Are they worth it?

I saw this SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820250001

For 85 Used.
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post #2 of 11
If I remember correctly these drives perform quite well, not the top but for almost a dollar per GB I would grab it.
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Pretty much what I was thinking. On top of that I dont currently have a SSD, and figured I would just get my feet wet for the time being with these SSD's to see what they're all about

I was mainly concerned with what the community opinion on what they thought about a USED SSD. I normally wouldnt get a USED storage drive (HD), but these SSD's seem like a exception!
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post #4 of 11
those drives were actually a huge letdown for the premium they carried, but for 85 bucks as long as it works man
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That is not a good deal at all. You could get an SSD with a newer (and MUCH faster) sandforce controller, brand new, for just a bit more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-485-_-Product
$98 after MIR for a much faster, brand new drive of the same size. Ignore the bad reviews, they're from misinformed users. The people who say the drive is too slow are using IDE mode when they should be using AHCI mode. Others mention RAID problems, which also may be problems with the way they configured RAID (probably using a crappy onboard RAID controller).

All I know is that I love mine, and it works great for me as a single drive.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redmist View Post
That is not a good deal at all. You could get an SSD with a newer (and MUCH faster) sandforce controller, brand new, for just a bit more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-485-_-Product
$98 after MIR for a much faster, brand new drive of the same size. Ignore the bad reviews, they're from misinformed users. The people who say the drive is too slow are using IDE mode when they should be using AHCI mode. Others mention RAID problems, which also may be problems with the way they configured RAID (probably using a crappy onboard RAID controller).

All I know is that I love mine, and it works great for me as a single drive.
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post #7 of 11
Yeah, that is a mediocre overpriced SSD.
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yeah, that is a mediocre overpriced ssd.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Yeah, that is a mediocre overpriced SSD.

Thank you all!

DuckieHo: Would you mind suggesting my a SSD that would be in the price range of 75-130ish?

These were the two I was looking at but I'm open to suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227542
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

I've also noticed newegg has decreased the price on SSD's. Is there new SSD technology coming out soon?

Thanks again :]
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post #10 of 11
Out of those two get the Vertex 2 as it has much higher 4K IOPS than the Agility.
 
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