DEAD DEAL

zack$

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This is good. Been tracking these. Lowest I've ever seen is $170....

However, ebay is flooded with these drives of late so deals are to be had.
 
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Stephan

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Not a fan, no firmware updates publicly available. Or has this changed?

There will be a lot more deals within the next 6 months. Sadly for sad reasons, US, UK and EU sliding into a depression with heaps of businesses going out of business. Hardware getting dumped on ebay. UK seems ahead, unbelievable what is for sale from there.
 

Branko

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Not a fan, no firmware updates publicly available. Or has this changed?

There will be a lot more deals within the next 6 months. Sadly for sad reasons, US, UK and EU sliding into a depression with heaps of businesses going out of business. Hardware getting dumped on ebay. UK seems ahead, unbelievable what is for sale from there.
Not only that, this should help too

 

Fritz

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And useless/troll comments (what value is there in this comment really? Are we on STH for word political/economic analysis or hardware?) like these are why I sat on the 32GB dimm deal for a month. But that's ok. Apparently someone found value in your comment.

But you know you have a point. If you wait 10 years from now, I'm sure 8TB enterprise SSDs on eBay that have firmware updates available and are *gasp* even faster than this one and maybe even more endurance will be a fraction of the price.

News flash: Some people need something now, not 6 months from now -- not 10 years from now.
Another News update! The other players in this sub $200 4TB ssd space all have massive amounts of firmware updates & fixes right? right? Ooh wait I don't know of any & I haven't seen you post any of these deals. Maybe you are sitting on them? Please post as I"m sure some people will appreciate your deal & others will threadcrap like you did on my deal with no real useful information for someone seeking better alternatives at the same price range.

In the meantime, here is a deal for you:


I think you can even pay geek squad to install it for you and there is a nice windows utility to do firmware updates. Win!

I'm really glad this forum has a block/ignore button.
Was this garbage really necessary?
 

FlorianZ

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There is probably some misunderstanding here. I don't see anything particularly controversial in @Stephan 's comment, other than perhaps the hyperbole relating to the global economic downturn.

He is totally right that SSD prices have been coming down recently. Looking forward to more deals, as I missed this one.

He is also totally right that Samsung afaik only makes firmware update files available to OEMs. This is important for some homelabbers, so I appreciate the reminder. Besides, it typically comes up in every other thread on Samsung flash drives.
 

EasyRhino

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hey settle down guys we're all friends here.

the ECC UDIMM CDW outlet deal was legend.

This drive is a pretty good value

And yes the Samsung drives usually don't have locatable firmware. Worth mentioning but not a dealbreaker for everybody.
 

Sable

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And useless/troll comments (what value is there in this comment really? Are we on STH for word political/economic analysis or hardware?) like these are why I sat on the 32GB dimm deal for a month. But that's ok. Apparently someone found value in your comment.

But you know you have a point. If you wait 10 years from now, I'm sure 8TB enterprise SSDs on eBay that have firmware updates available and are *gasp* even faster than this one and maybe even more endurance will be a fraction of the price.

News flash: Some people need something now, not 6 months from now -- not 10 years from now.
Another News update! The other players in this sub $200 4TB ssd space all have massive amounts of firmware updates & fixes right? right? Ooh wait I don't know of any & I haven't seen you post any of these deals. Maybe you are sitting on them? Please post as I"m sure some people will appreciate your deal & others will threadcrap like you did on my deal with no real useful information for someone seeking better alternatives at the same price range.

In the meantime, here is a deal for you:


I think you can even pay geek squad to install it for you and there is a nice windows utility to do firmware updates. Win!

I'm really glad this forum has a block/ignore button.
Mate if you rip on someone for being a dik by being a dik it means you are the person you hate the most.
 

aij

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I saw these in August, and wasn't sure if these were too good to be true. I took a chance on one and then they were sold out so I didn't post them. (same seller)

Here's smart data after creating an encrypted ZFS pool, filling it with data, and running zfs scrub:

Code:
[root@tobati:~]# smartctl -a /dev/nvme1n1
smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338 [x86_64-linux-5.15.59] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-22, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Number:                       SAMSUNG MZQLW3T8HMLP-00003
Serial Number:                      S2UDNX0J401690
Firmware Version:                   CXV8401Q
PCI Vendor/Subsystem ID:            0x144d
IEEE OUI Identifier:                0x002538
Total NVM Capacity:                 3,840,755,982,336 [3.84 TB]
Unallocated NVM Capacity:           0
Controller ID:                      2
NVMe Version:                       1.2
Number of Namespaces:               1
Namespace 1 Size/Capacity:          3,840,755,982,336 [3.84 TB]
Namespace 1 Utilization:            3,821,375,655,936 [3.82 TB]
Namespace 1 Formatted LBA Size:     512
Local Time is:                      Fri Sep 16 07:25:34 2022 CDT
Firmware Updates (0x17):            3 Slots, Slot 1 R/O, no Reset required
Optional Admin Commands (0x000e):   Format Frmw_DL NS_Mngmt
Optional NVM Commands (0x001f):     Comp Wr_Unc DS_Mngmt Wr_Zero Sav/Sel_Feat
Log Page Attributes (0x03):         S/H_per_NS Cmd_Eff_Lg
Maximum Data Transfer Size:         64 Pages
Warning  Comp. Temp. Threshold:     -189 Celsius
Critical Comp. Temp. Threshold:     -188 Celsius
Namespace 1 Features (0x02):        NA_Fields

Supported Power States
St Op     Max   Active     Idle   RL RT WL WT  Ent_Lat  Ex_Lat
 0 +     9.00W       -        -    0  0  0  0        5       5

Supported LBA Sizes (NSID 0x1)
Id Fmt  Data  Metadt  Rel_Perf
 0 +     512       0         0
 1 -    4096       0         0

=== START OF SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        49 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    1%
Data Units Read:                    66,855,034,211 [34.2 PB]
Data Units Written:                 295,966,856 [151 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 161,593,742,611
Host Write Commands:                2,455,643,462
Controller Busy Time:               17,211,111,324
Power Cycles:                       17
Power On Hours:                     42,817
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   12
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      6
Warning  Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Critical Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Temperature Sensor 1:               49 Celsius

Error Information (NVMe Log 0x01, 16 of 64 entries)
Num   ErrCount  SQId   CmdId  Status  PELoc          LBA  NSID    VS
  0          6     0  0x501a  0x4004      -            0     0     -
  1          5     0  0x0008  0x421a  0x028            0     1     -
  2          4     0  0x0007  0x4004  0x028            0     1     -
  3          3     0  0x0006  0x4004  0x028            0     1     -
  4          2     0  0x500e  0x4004      -            0     0     -
  5          1     0  0x5012  0x4004      -            0     0     -