EXPIRED Micron 5100 PRO 960GB M.2 SATA new $47.6 + $8.15 shipping

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Micron 5100 PRO 960GB M.2 SATA new for $47.6 OBO + $8.15 shipping

model: MTFDDAV960TCB

Datasheet: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/671/5100_ssd-1283974.pdf

Recent months, Micron 5100/5200 series 960gb (m.2 sata and 2.5 inch sata) have some low prices on ebay with new or open-box condition.

update on 10/19: out of stock
 
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The color of caps is different from the one when it was just released(link to STH).
Because of the Lenovo OEM, I guess it has > 50% chance that it is able to get firmware update via Micron Storage Executive or via fwupd.
 
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SSDs have been dropping a lot in price lately so this isn't super extraodinary.
(1) Since the US banning and trying to ban, many designers and manufacturers in China have been developing 2 designs in last 2 years, one with Chinese parts only, and one with US chips.
(2) YMTC 232 layers TLC are in the Chinese market already. So many Chinese blogs said the prices of 4TB and 8TB SSDs will plunge for some brands or already plunged for 2-3 brands.
 
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(1) Since the US banning and trying to ban, many designers and manufacturers in China have been developing 2 designs in last 2 years, one with Chinese parts only, and one with US chips.
(2) YMTC 232 layers TLC are in the Chinese market already. So many Chinese blogs said the prices of 4TB and 8TB SSDs will plunge for some brands or already plunged for 2-3 brands.
Are those Chinese SSDs allowed to sell in US? If not, we won't see any price adjustment anytime soon.
 
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Yea, like the recent deal on a 1.92TB for about the same price.
Are you talking about the SanDisk Cloudspeed ECO or something else?

If its something else, drop a link
 
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The sm863a 960gb and the 1.92tb cloudspeeds were both dumped in massive volumes onto the market, sata ssd prices were bound to take a solid hit from those.
For sata the new/sealed and 98-100% used tend to be the same pricing.

The hyperscalers replacing a few mill of a capacity is what drives the ebay prices, that frenzy between sellers as a bunch of them got 10-100k to move and undercutting eachother.
New makers/skus hitting retail is not really gone make a dent on ebay.

Rest of that capacity pretty much has to dump their prices to a certain degree or be stuck with them.
And if they are stuck with them intil a higher capacity dump comes they are somewhat screwed.

I considered it a great deal when i bought 99-100% 960gb drives at 25-30$/ea a year ago, today it would need to be 1.92tb at that price to peak my interest.
Especialy with how the 7.68tb u.2 drives are starting to appear around 250-260$, i already got full fronts of 960gb and dont want to be in same position with 1.92tb next year.
 

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Looks like the drives OP mentioned are going for lower than the cloud speed Eco.
They also have PLP and higher endurance.
less than $46 (lowest I saw for the cloud speed) for 1.92TB? quick ebay search does indeed show the micron 5100 ECO at a similar price (excluding shipping). going to look at the datasheets now. EDIT: the performance for the eco models does not appear to be great.
 
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Yea, I'm talking about the SanDisk Cloudspeed ECO.
The Cloudspeed and similarly priced Samsung PM863 for sale in high quantities right now are definitely cheaper per GB. If the 2.5" format works for someone, then they are probably a better deal, even with the lottery effect of some seeming practically new and some seeming a bit...thrashed.

OTOH, OPs drives are NEW and M.2 format. For some use cases...for folks that want new, or need 2280 M.2, and are OK with 960GB capacity....these are pretty good IMHO. Being SATA, they'll take up no PCIe lanes in systems with flexible configuration, which could be a plus to some. I've been using these Micron 5100 Pro drives (purchased from a different seller) as boot/VM devices in a couple systems for over a year now problem free.

I've also gotten some of these https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...prise-server-ssd-27-99-w-free-shipping.40972/ (posted by you @Fritz !) for the same purpose where NVMe is preferable (and 22110 fits). Current Ebay link to the NVMe drives here: "RANDOM" Samsung/SK Hynix 960GB M.2 NVME 22110 Enterprise/Server SSD | eBay as usual...no affiliation...etc. etc.
 

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The sm863a 960gb and the 1.92tb cloudspeeds were both dumped in massive volumes onto the market, sata ssd prices were bound to take a solid hit from those.
For sata the new/sealed and 98-100% used tend to be the same pricing.

The hyperscalers replacing a few mill of a capacity is what drives the ebay prices, that frenzy between sellers as a bunch of them got 10-100k to move and undercutting eachother.
New makers/skus hitting retail is not really gone make a dent on ebay.

Rest of that capacity pretty much has to dump their prices to a certain degree or be stuck with them.
And if they are stuck with them intil a higher capacity dump comes they are somewhat screwed.

I considered it a great deal when i bought 99-100% 960gb drives at 25-30$/ea a year ago, today it would need to be 1.92tb at that price to peak my interest.
Especialy with how the 7.68tb u.2 drives are starting to appear around 250-260$, i already got full fronts of 960gb and dont want to be in same position with 1.92tb next year.
Oooh, 960GB SM863s dropping in price? Nice, going to buy a bunch of them in that case.
 
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Seeing quite a few 1.92TB SSD on the ebays:

Western Digital ULTRASTAR DC SA620 1.92TB SATA$48
HP S650 1.92TB 1920GB 2.5" SATA III SSD$49.50
Micron SSD 5100 ECO MTFDDAK1T9TBY 1.92TB 2.5" SATA$57 ($44.98 + $12 shipping)
MZ-7LM1T90 SAMSUNG PM863 1.92TB SATA 6Gbps 2.5'' SSD$60
Samsung 1.92TB SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps MZ-7LM1T9N PM863a MZ7LM1T9HMJP-00005$60


Also came across these new drives but cant find any info on them:

NEW Nvidia Nvme PCIe M.2 Gen3 1.92tb Samsung 965-23687-0005-000 SSD$70

How they compare needs more research.
Performance: Sequential, 4K, Cache
Reliability: Endurance, PLP, Failure rate

Debating between these and M.2 NVMe 2210 drives which are at minimum 3x the performance but a bit more expensive

 
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Seeing quite a few 1.92TB SSD on the ebays:

Western Digital ULTRASTAR DC SA620 1.92TB SATA$48
HP S650 1.92TB 1920GB 2.5" SATA III SSD$49.50
Micron SSD 5100 ECO MTFDDAK1T9TBY 1.92TB 2.5" SATA$57 ($44.98 + $12 shipping)
MZ-7LM1T90 SAMSUNG PM863 1.92TB SATA 6Gbps 2.5'' SSD$60
Samsung 1.92TB SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps MZ-7LM1T9N PM863a MZ7LM1T9HMJP-00005$60


Performance: Sequential, 4K, Cache,
Reliability: Endurance, PLP

Debating between these and M.2 NVMe 2210 drives which are at minimum 3x the performance but a bit more expensive

Also came across these new drives but cant find any info on them:

NEW Nvidia Nvme PCIe M.2 Gen3 1.92tb Samsung 965-23687-0005-000 SSD$70
That Nvidia SSD should be PM983.
 

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I bought one of the new Nvidia SSD's. It has an awfully nice heat sink but it makes it kinda thick. Is there any way to use it without removing the heatsink.
 
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