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  Reply # 1433895 24-Nov-2015 12:56
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rb99: 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.


Thanks for the tip. I've flicked them an email via their customer service area and am hoping for the best.

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  Reply # 1433939 24-Nov-2015 14:28
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Go Amazon!

Amazon: Hello,

Thanks for contacting us about the recent price change of the SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-960G-G25 .

I understand your concern regarding Price drop of the item and initiate refund.Don't worry though, I'll do my best to help you here.

To compensate the loss I've requested a refund of $20 to your payment method.You'll see the refund on your credit card statement in the next 2-3 business days.

Once processed, you'll also be able to see the refund request here:

LINK REMOVED

Please be rest assured that we are here to make things easier for you and we'll take every action to prevent you from bearing any loss.

One of the benefits we try very hard to offer our customers is convenience. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced.

I hope this helps. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards


I guess it's a case of if you don't ask, you don't get.

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  Reply # 1434636 25-Nov-2015 16:30
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  Reply # 1434945 26-Nov-2015 08:36
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Stasis007: 240 GB Sandisk SSD for NZ$105 shipped


Is that with prime or something?

Comes out at $130 or so when I try, including shipping.

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  Reply # 1434947 26-Nov-2015 08:42
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With Prime $US65.56 delivered for me.

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  Reply # 1435303 26-Nov-2015 15:31
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Still shows as $103.90 for me

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  Reply # 1436849 28-Nov-2015 13:54
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I'd rather pay the small premium for Samsung Evo...

 

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) US$71.33 / NZ$118 delivered. NZ$160+ locally.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U

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  Reply # 1436850 28-Nov-2015 13:56
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I went for the 850 pro (I have two), it lasted six times more writes in the SSD endurance test. The evo managed 100TB of writes without errors, the pro 600TB.




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  Reply # 1436886 28-Nov-2015 14:38
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well I dropped the 1T sandisk into my 2013 macbook pro - wonderful!  I was thinking about upgrading to a retina, but now I think I will stay with what I have, a dual boot with win10 too and a nice, fast, large drive.  

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  Reply # 1436887 28-Nov-2015 14:40
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*sigh I bought the 1TB and some special five star screw drivers, opened up my high end laptop ... and couldn't find the hard drive. there is no hard drive!!!!!!! apparently something called mSATA ....

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  Reply # 1436892 28-Nov-2015 15:01
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Was pretty close to getting the PRO. But real world performance not going to be noticeable.
Actually was seriously looking at 950 Pro. But 100%+ cost for almost no perceivable real world performance gain.

My current Samsung 840 says I've done 11.78TB over it's 2.8 year life. Works out to 23.8 years before I hit 100TB of writes. I use the computer everyday, and probably more than 12 hours a day.

So 142 years for the 850 Pro... um yeah.

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  Reply # 1436919 28-Nov-2015 15:37
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Yeah performance is virtually identical, and while I'd probably never wear an evo out I like the idea of quality - I figure it reduces the chance of something going wrong. It's to replace an older SSD that's showing signs of failing.




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  Reply # 1436939 28-Nov-2015 16:12
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Yip often with stuff like that I end up saying to myself, if I just bought the more expensive one and didn't think about it, I'd be better off. Probably spent more time (=money) making sure performance, reliability etc good enough vs the price premium.

850 Pro is a nice drive.

Bit disappointed in the NVMe M.2 drives though. I was hoping for some real world performance differences. It's nice to see benchmarks with 3x improvements, but no point if not noticeable in day to day.

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