NEW 480Gb Samsung SM843T Data Center Series SSD $100

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  1. grfxlab

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  2. Boddy

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    OMG. 50 sold in last 24 hours!
    29 remaining in current listing.
    Grab them while they are HOT!
    cheers
     
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  3. Boddy

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    Couldn't resist, snapped up 7 (just under the AU GST limit).
     
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    Exactly the reason I grabbed 7 too.
     
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  6. a.out

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    Hold yer horses.
    Ordered two a couple of days ago and they arrived yesterday.
    Turns out mine are not *that* new; 11k and 13k power-on hours according to SMART.
    (@96% according to CrystalDiskInfo.)
    Have sent a mail to the seller requesting that they change specified condition.
     
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    Thanks @a.out for the information.
    Goodness, 13K power on hours = 542 days. That's like a year and a half.
    A long way from being a new drive.
    Similar used drives a month ago were going for $83.

    I think you would deserve a discount!
    And not so great feed back.
    (I hate sellers selling goods not as described!)
     
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    Did You check his feedback and other items.. Feedback is very poor 1 neg / 60... I generally keep away unless much better than 1 per 100+
     
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    Read the comments though, they are some of the most unintelligent comments I've ever read.
     
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  10. Boddy

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    Last comment of 'Negative comments in last month' states Kingston SSD was advertised as new but had 19K hours on it. FYI
     
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  11. HVAD

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    Well I'm feeling lucky that they did not accept my 12x drives order a few days ago. I bought 2x from this seller while the price is still $109: Samsung 480GB SSD 2.5" MZ7WD480HCGM SATA III 6Gb/s Laptop Solid State Drive
    Now they raised the price to $124.99.
     
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  12. DavidRa

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    Well mine have shipped, so I should be able to post back results in a week or two I hope.
     
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    In for 2. Don't know what I'll use them for but I'll think of something. :)
     
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  14. wildpig1234

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    yeah, too good to be true for new ones. so i wonder how long is the life left on them. can someone run ssdlife or something like that and let us know?

    I would agree that seller has a little too many negative feedbacks in this case.
     
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    What does 96% remaining translate to in terms of TB written? What number is it showing under host writes?
     
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    Estimated lifetime according to SSDLife is roughly nine years.
    Disk is rated between 3.86PBW (random) and 20PBW (sequential).
    I'm not terribly good at interpreting SMART, but (WLC*480GB/0.04) ~ 3.6PB which seem to be in the ballpark.

    Model : SAMSUNG MZ7WD480HAGM-00003
    Firmware : NS00
    Serial Number : xxx
    Disk Size : 480,1 GB (8,4/137,4/480,1/480,1)
    Buffer Size : Unknown
    Queue Depth : 32
    # of Sectors : 937703088
    Rotation Rate : ---- (SSD)
    Interface : Serial ATA
    Major Version : ACS-2
    Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 4c
    Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
    Power On Hours : 11489 timmar
    Power On Count : 25 gÄnger
    Wear Level Count : 298
    Temperature : 29 C (84 F)
    Health Status : Bra (96 %)
    Features : S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ, TRIM, DevSleep
    APM Level : ----
    AAM Level : ----
    Drive Letter :
     
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    guess it should be ok for light duty consumer use or boot drive use. but i probably won't put them back into extensive server use again.

    I guess the question for me who doesn't run servers that needs a lot of fast i/o is what is the justification for upgrade from my spin hhd for just routine storage. probably none? i am still using even just a 32gb msata module as a boot device on my levono d30. and i still have a couple of 120gb ssd spares to play with....
     
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    3.6PBW remaining that is, but (WLC*480GB)/0.96 is only 149TBW (0.3TBW per day).
    Does this seem reasonable?
     
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  19. ItsChrisG

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    No, it has 96% remaining... not 96% used
     
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  20. a.out

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    Answer to self; After reading the article (love this site) http://www.servethehome.com/used-enterprise-ssds-dissecting-our-production-ssd-population/, it does seem reasonable with 143TBW (WLC*480GB) during its time in a DC. (Division by 0.96 was just a brain fart.)
    Seller offered a full refund (insisting that the drives are brand new and manufacturer sealed), but I'm keeping the disks anyway. Made a point that he should change from 'new other' to 'used' and that the price should perhaps be $80ish. I'm rather new in this game and curious how to handle this kind of sellers. Suggestions?
     
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