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Topic # 180631 15-Sep-2015 19:59
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Some SSDs with very good prices, limited time only:

 





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  Reply # 1388310 16-Sep-2015 00:28
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Anyone here know how warranty coverage works with drives bought off Amazon?

While it's nice to save money, it seems like all the savings on many of these would be wiped out if you had to ship them out of the country to RMA them. frown




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  Reply # 1388315 16-Sep-2015 02:26
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Amazon cover DOA and generally will give you a couple months of coverage where they pay for returns.

After that it's your responsibility to ship them to repair center (wherever it may be), luckily SSDs are super small so if you really do need to RMA you can just put them in a letter.

Also if your interested in trading performance for a bit more capacity:
Patriot Ignite 480GB $140.37

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1388341 16-Sep-2015 07:46
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Looks great when you look at US$ price but  by the time you have converted in NZD and paid for shipping, not sure the price is that exciting.
Example: Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) Solid State Drive (SV300S37A/240G)
NZ Landed: $141.58
Playtech (NZ): $139.99

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  Reply # 1388363 16-Sep-2015 08:46
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  Reply # 1388367 16-Sep-2015 08:58
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How long before we have 8TB SSD's selling for $200usd?  I reckon maybe 3 years. 


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  Reply # 1388387 16-Sep-2015 09:19
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surfisup1000: How long before we have 8TB SSD's selling for $200usd?  I reckon maybe 3 years. 



Unless there's some significant development with platter drives (or some other form of competition), I doubt SSD manufacturers will have any reason to lower prices that much.

Without some reason for them to really drop prices, I'd be very surprised if we were getting >4TB at that price by the end of 2018. My guess would be 2TB around $200 (give or take.)




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  Reply # 1391301 21-Sep-2015 14:18
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I would love some of the big ones but they will still get you pinged for GST, "service charges" and so on when imported at that price.





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  Reply # 1391318 21-Sep-2015 14:38
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Yeah. So Consolidate to make the service charges get spread over a lot of items. Or send airmail which has a lower rate of getting stopped and hope.




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  Reply # 1391326 21-Sep-2015 14:46
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Maybe when Donald Trump becomes president our dollar will reach parity ... here's hoping!

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  Reply # 1391464 21-Sep-2015 17:59
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Anyone had to make a warranty claim on an Amazon sourced Samsung Evo SSD. I tried recently for a microSD and didn't have much luck.

I'd be reluctant to get one if I can't make a warranty claim.




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  Reply # 1391469 21-Sep-2015 18:25
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Claims on drives requires returning the drive with my data on it, so I dont do it. In saying that other than a virtually OOB failure on one drive, ive found SSDs to be way better than rust based drives for not dying.




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  Reply # 1391470 21-Sep-2015 18:25
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How did you try? Via the local reseller/distributor or back to Amazon?




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  Reply # 1391530 21-Sep-2015 20:41
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Was too late to return it to amazon, didn't really use it early on.

Finding a way to lodge a warranty claim for the microSD card seems near on impossible. I haven't tried Samsung local, I figure they won't want to know about Amazon sourced product.
The one ticket I did open, I got a phone call for and the rep thought I was trying to claim on a phone.

I'm not that bothered about a $30 card. Even writing it off and replacing it, I've still only paid half local prices.
Just makes me nervous about higher priced items.




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  Reply # 1391645 22-Sep-2015 07:21
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richms: Claims on drives requires returning the drive with my data on it, so I dont do it. In saying that other than a virtually OOB failure on one drive, ive found SSDs to be way better than rust based drives for not dying.


Strange you say that as a work colleague bought in one of his drives he got from Amazon.... it had died within 2 weeks.

He has to make up his mind what to do with it as it has highly confidential work files on it.

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