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  Reply # 1432615 22-Nov-2015 12:19
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Was $219 US a couple of days back. At the higher price it's getting too close to the GST threshold to risk it IMO.




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  Reply # 1432634 22-Nov-2015 14:00
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damn $400 for 1TB ssd pretty much, good deal.  (unless you stumble upon this post in 5 years time and look back and laugh)

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  Reply # 1433091 23-Nov-2015 09:45
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I think now it is the time to buy it. Or can wait till Friday see if amazon will do anything crazy...

960gb(TLC) USD205.43 to NZ:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M8ABHVQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_5&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

480gb Pro(MLC) with 10 year warranty USD176.37 to NZ
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KHRYRLY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


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  Reply # 1433115 23-Nov-2015 10:00
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How reliable are these Sandisk SSDs? I have an old SSD that stopped working for a while on the weekend and I was going to get another Samsung 850 pro, but it's $89 for 120GB compared with $55 for the Sandisk.




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  Reply # 1433133 23-Nov-2015 10:44
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timmmay: How reliable are these Sandisk SSDs? I have an old SSD that stopped working for a while on the weekend and I was going to get another Samsung 850 pro, but it's $89 for 120GB compared with $55 for the Sandisk.


Had a 120 Sandisk for 2-3 years with no majors.

The only major issues with consumer SSDs that I am am aware of were early OCZ models (like 3-4 years ago) and some recent Samsung firmware guff.

You will probably see lower r/w speeds on a Sandisk than a Samsung Pro model, but unless you are doing something super amazing disk wise I doubt you will notice.



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  Reply # 1433173 23-Nov-2015 11:28
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Thanks. Performance is pretty irrelevant, my old SSD is pretty slow. I'm after low latency and reliability. Will probably get the 850 pro.




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  Reply # 1433243 23-Nov-2015 12:47
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Prices have got better since I posted

 240GB - 123 NZD
 480GB - 168 NZD
 960GB - 305 NZD

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  Reply # 1433268 23-Nov-2015 13:24
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Wow, now I have a second 960GB drive on the way.

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  Reply # 1433335 23-Nov-2015 14:45
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M.2 Drives are the way of the future. 

I suspect they might be dumping stock :)



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  Reply # 1433345 23-Nov-2015 15:13
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surfisup1000: M.2 Drives are the way of the future. 

I suspect they might be dumping stock :)




For a primary OS drive, yeah, but secondary storage will be sata for a while longer. I think the move to nvme will get m2 moving in the desktop space soonish, but that is still only a single drive on the motherboard unless you start messing about sticking them into the expansion slots.




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  Reply # 1433438 23-Nov-2015 17:43
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$199 for 1TB SSD is pretty awesome.

What's the deal with returns/warranty? Eyeing Samsung 850 EVO and Kingston RAM. Can you return in somewhere locally, or got to send to the USA?

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  Reply # 1433701 24-Nov-2015 09:15
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My one shipped amazon global to the house has just arrived. Never had something come that quickly before on global.




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  Reply # 1433753 24-Nov-2015 09:49
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The price for pro dropped $5 again, if you care just contact Amazon and they will refund the difference as long as your purchase is within 7 days from the price drop.

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  Reply # 1433785 24-Nov-2015 10:49
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Anyone know the end date of these deals? I dont want to rush into getting another one and then find something else came along that I would have prefered to buy.




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  Reply # 1433876 24-Nov-2015 12:24
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Hibino: The price for pro dropped $5 again, if you care just contact Amazon and they will refund the difference as long as your purchase is within 7 days from the price drop.


Bought a Samsung 850 500Gb from Amazon for $161.98 and saw today its now $147.99. Just asked if there was any chance of a refund for the difference and they said OK, so am getting $13.99 US back - and that's for something bought on the 6th. Pretty impressive I think. Don't think there's any guarantees after 7 days though.




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