[newegg] Intel 730 Series SSDSC2BP480G4R5 2.5" 480GB SATA $199

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Price pressure is incredible right now. $0.43 or so per GB is starting to look like the new normal.

Right now I'm looking at one for a fanless HTPC and those are always on the hairy edge of thermal viability. The stonking current draw on these is enough to put me off.
 

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Looks like they were cleaned out of their own stock; they only had a few left when I looked and now they're only showing marketplace sellers.
 

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@OBasel the Intel 730 is a much better drive with power loss protection, slightly better endurance and offers more consistent performance.
 

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Good find @Triggerhappy . I originally bought a set of 512GB MX100s to use as a SSD datastore -- Which would of required over provisioning to help with consistency plus the whole not actually having powerloss protection -- but these are significantly better drives for similar money. I wonder if NCIX will pricematch (I have free shipping there)
 
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Good find @Triggerhappy . I originally bought a set of 512GB MX100s to use as a SSD datastore -- Which would of required over provisioning to help with consistency plus the whole not actually having powerloss protection -- but these are significantly better drives for similar money. I wonder if NCIX will pricematch (I have free shipping there)
$25 off with Visa Checkout will save you more than $10 shipping, why bother NCIX?
 

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@wlee , very good point. Thanks! There is a limit of 2 so if you wanted more then that, having to make several orders under several accounts @$12 shipping would add up fast. $25 off can only be used once sadly.

2 on the way at least...

edit: Yup hard limit all orders after 2 cancelled so you would need multiple accounts.
 
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