$199.99 FS: Intel DC S3700 800GB Model SSDSC2BA800G301 (Newegg,eBay)

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  1. ExpensiveToys

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    Sold by Newegg on eBay.

    Manufacturer refurbished.

    Minimum 5 available. Max 5 per customer. Limited Quantity available.

    Intel Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) DC S3700 Series Taylorsville 2.5" 800GB S

    Good Luck.

    Edit: Now $199.99 on both eBay and newegg.com

    Intel Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) DC S3700 Series Taylorsville 2.5" 800GB SATA III MLC SSDSC2BA800G301-Newegg.com

    Newegg has a quantity limit of 5 which reset's within 3 or 5 days (don't remember which). I actually know from experience that this limit is enforceable by address and it does not matter if you purchase via multiple accounts on newegg.com or ebay(!). Their system will auto cancel the order within minutes.
     
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  2. Patrick

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    That is a crazy hot find.
     
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  3. Fritz

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    Indeed it is. :)
     
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    i hate the does not ship to canada... good thing i have no money today.
     
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  5. HomeLabber

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    in for 5!
     
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  6. katit

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    Received one. Data shows about 1 year of uptime, about 11TB of writes and 30 power cycles

    According to Intel those are good for 10x of volume writes per day for 5 years. So, this disk have less than 2 days of writes :)

    Warranty checked good until mid-2019
     
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    wow, so am i reading this right from the Newegg listings (ebay), 10 x writes a day = 800 x 10 x 365 x 5 (yrs) = 14.6 PB ? Rated ( / guaranteed) lifetime write endurace. not bad snagging some used w 11 TB of writes!

    nice drive, i still love my Hitachi HUS ssd enterprise drives though :) (but mine are only rated @ 7.9 PB WE )
     
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  8. T_Minus

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    Very nice!!!
     
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  9. warlockedyou

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    Other than database servers, what other kind of servers will benefit from an SSD? I am trying to come up with a reason to buy these SSDs =|
     
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  10. katit

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    Virtual machine storage as one example. I got this one for my work desktop
     
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  11. warlockedyou

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    Yes, I was planning on using this as a storage for my ESXi server. But what I meant was what kind of *server* will benefit from this? Web server? FTP server? VPN server? Gaming Server(Counter Strike)?
     
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  12. katit

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    Don't know.... Honestly - I use only SSD's for last 5 years in anything I have. I have 3.5 spinners only on my home NAS for media/files. Everything else get's SSD. They faster, use less electricity and more reliable.

    I don't need much storage so cost is not much of an issue.
     
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  13. J--

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    What's the best drive topography for VM storage using SSDs?

    Just keeping the VMs on ZFS with SSD cache? Or keeping the drives separate in a mirrored array?
     
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  14. Haitch

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    It depends on your environment.

    If you have high bandwidth links to the ZFS datastore, utilize it there.

    If HA is a priority, use it in the ZFS appliance whatever your bandwidth.

    If outright raw performance matters, have the SSD's local with a high end HBA.

    Optionally: Use the SSD as a cache drive for the VM's: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/m...nguage=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2058983
     
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    Cache servers, like Varnish.

    SLOG/ZIL for ZFS, though good performance for sync writes matters a lot more, and you need enterprise grade SSD's for that. Consumer SSDs are almost as slow as a regular hard drive.
    Ceph, cache read/write and journals.

    As already mentioned, virtual servers, though what you're running on that virtual machine will explain better if you really need it. Database servers for example should not be virtualized as they should get as much resources as possible from the host.

    I still using spinning disks as they are still more cost effective per GB, and great for archival. Even some of my databases runs on spinning disks as they are just collecting data.

    For anything else, you really don't need SSD's. My compute servers runs on a single spinning hard drive or an USB drive.
     
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  16. warlockedyou

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    I think I might just install all the stuff on spinning disks and few SSDs I have lying around. This SSD is really good, but I can't seem to find a good use for it.

    Thank you for your response!
     
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    Also got one. SMART data also shows < 1 year of uptime, 30 power cycles and < 11 TB writes (if Host_Writes_32MiB is accurate)

    Code:
    SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 1
    Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
    ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
      5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
      9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       8372
     12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       30
    170 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
    171 Program_Fail_Count      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    172 Erase_Fail_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    174 Unsafe_Shutdown_Count   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       19
    175 Power_Loss_Cap_Test     0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       628 (49 18)
    183 SATA_Downshift_Count    0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   100   100   090    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
    187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    190 Temperature_Case        0x0022   087   087   000    Old_age   Always       -       13 (Min/Max 9/13)
    192 Unsafe_Shutdown_Count   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       19
    194 Temperature_Internal    0x0022   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       24
    197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    199 CRC_Error_Count         0x003e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    225 Host_Writes_32MiB       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       332265
    226 Workld_Media_Wear_Indic 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       92
    227 Workld_Host_Reads_Perc  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       35
    228 Workload_Minutes        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       502090
    232 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
    233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
    234 Thermal_Throttle        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0/0
    241 Host_Writes_32MiB       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       332265
    242 Host_Reads_32MiB        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       183984
    
     
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    Looks like it dropped to $200.
     
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