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Windows 7: SSD Prices In A Free Fall

25 Jun 2015   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I just wish the British market would follow suit, our prices are astronomical in comparison.
Well, yeah! It cost money to send parts over the pond by rowboat!


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25 Jun 2015   #22
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

£77 for 250 850 EVO is not so bad.

Supporting -/+ 4000 laptops with 50/50 SSD/HDD only come across 2 failed SSD's and for HDD's 10 = 100% fail, few dozen not fit for use (over the period of 3 years).
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25 Jun 2015   #23
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I only had one SSD. I used it in a docking station for video muxing. But the problems I remember seeing posted seemed to be stuff like the drive not handling Trim correctly or other issues rather than outright failure.

I'm looking forward to never having to heft those 3 1/2" HD. Gimme that lightweight high speed cheap tech anytime!
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25 Jun 2015   #24
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...I remember seeing posted seemed to be stuff like the drive not handling Trim correctly or other issues rather than outright failure...
The trim issue that has everyone in a panic turned out to not be the cause of the problem one commercial server was having using consumer Samsung SSDs in an enterprise situation and, apparently, using a custom configuration of Linux. At this point, it's unsure, albeit unlikely, the SSDs are at fault.

Another panic was created when someone wrote an article claiming SSDs were losing data when stored for short periods of time. That article turned out to be overhyped and SSDs, while not retaining data as long as HDDs when stored disconnected on a shelf, still had data retention times of a year or two instead of the month or two allegedly reported by the article. Anecdotal reports alone disproved the article. I know that two of my SSDs sit idle for months at a time in my notebooks between uses and have yet to lose data.
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25 Jun 2015   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The failure rate of my SSDs is no different than of my HDDs - 2 each. I have 10 SSDs by now and 2 of them failed after 2+ years use. The oldest is from 2008 but that one is still going strong. The ones that failed are from more recent years. The good news is that both were replaced by their respective manufacturers ( OCZ and Mushkin).
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25 Jun 2015   #26
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@Lady Fitzgerald and whs thanks for the info. It looks like in the short term the hardware will be what is exciting if I can take advantage. On the software side maybe it is time ti brush up on variants of the vi editor. I keep procrastinating on learning vim. I'll get there eventually. It looks like Linux isn't going to go away. Plus when I get set with desktop PCs I intend to run some with W7.
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25 Jun 2015   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I only had one SSD. I used it in a docking station for video muxing.
I would caution against using an SSD in a docking station. I had a new Samsung 840 EVO in a Thermaltake BacXDuet. The flimsy plastic backing plate to the data connector broke first time on Eject. Samsung would not honor the warranty even though there was no warning such as "not suitable for use in a docking station". Other SSD brands may be more robust.
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25 Jun 2015   #28
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I only had one SSD. I used it in a docking station for video muxing.
I would caution against using an SSD in a docking station. I had a new Samsung 840 EVO in a Thermaltake BacXDuet. The flimsy plastic backing plate to the data connector broke first time on Eject. Samsung would not honor the warranty even though there was no warning such as "not suitable for use in a docking station". Other SSD brands may be more robust.
The one I had was a Kingston 90GB. I had no problems removing it. The dangerous time was insertion. One time I almost bent over all the connectors as the little trap door gave way. After than I was much more careful sliding it in. The drive itself was pretty solid though. Going through USB 3.0 brought the sequential speeds down to a little better than my WD Sata III black drives. But the random access was awesome. When all the mux files were on it I could watch the progress bar slide right along. A lot of fun.
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25 Jun 2015   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I only had one SSD. I used it in a docking station for video muxing.
I would caution against using an SSD in a docking station. I had a new Samsung 840 EVO in a Thermaltake BacXDuet. The flimsy plastic backing plate to the data connector broke first time on Eject. Samsung would not honor the warranty even though there was no warning such as "not suitable for use in a docking station". Other SSD brands may be more robust.
And on the flip side, I've had no problems plugging and unplugging my Samsung SSDs—one 840 Pro and two 840 EVOs—into 2.5" docks.
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25 Jun 2015   #30
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

SSD Price Drop not happening here in the Philippines
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