[GONE] 128GB "industrial use" SSD - $9.59 each (for qty >= 4)

thetoad

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ebay: Xcel 128GB SATA 2.5-inch SSD Industrial Grade Flash Storage A25FD-128GCFM31N | eBay

From what I could find via. a quick search, the "industrial use" term seems more for the physical environment characteristics it was made for, not necessarily SSD endurance.

Seller is offering fast shipping and 30-day returns, and at these prices, seems low risk.
endurance seems decent: http://static6.arrow.com/aropdfconversion/ca004edca682a4a5e505551c53ec6d11aa8d38cd/xcel10.pdf

by my calculation it has a minimum endurance of 3.65 PB, and if that is for the 32GB version and scales linearly by drive size, would be a pretty exellent level of endurance for a 128GB drive, hence even if it was just 3.65PB, it be a pretty good endurance for a 128GB drive.
 

Almighty

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I plan on using these purely as temp file drives or download drives prior to moving them to more permanent spinny disk storage. I want to avoid writing temp files to other NVME/SSD drives that have lower endurance. Should be good for that right?
 

msg7086

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At 110MB/s read and write, if you can afford a proper hard drive then it won't make sense to buy this thing.

An Exos 16TB at $330 can operate at 200MB/s+, and for torrenting as long as the file is pre-allocated the performance will be pretty good.

This is probably best for high iops database use case, where you fit a 100GB database on it and keep abusing it.
 

Almighty

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I'm using one to hold a windows 10 eval installation so i can run tools in various computers that don't have *nix versions.

I'm going to use 1 in a pfsense box.

I have 2 others I don't know what to do with yet but i'm sure i'll think of something over the next year :)