Newegg via Ebay: $129 + Free Ship - MLC SAMSUNG 850 Pro MZ-7KE256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical

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SAMSUNG 850 Pro Series SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model
MZ-7KE128BW MZ-7KE256BW MZ-7KE512BW MZ-7KE1T0BW
Capacity
256GB
Sustained Sequential Read 550MBps 550MBps 550MBps 550MBps
Sustained Sequential Write 470MBps 520MBps 520MBps 520MBps
4KB Random Read Up to 100,000 IOPS Up to 100,000 IOPS Up to 100,000 IOPS Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 90,000 IOPS Up to 90,000 IOPS Up to 90,000 IOPS Up to 90,000 IOPS
Product Type 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive
Controller Samsung MEX Controller
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.94 x 2.75 x 0.27"
Weight Max. 0.032oz
Warranty 10-Year, Limited
Product Contents Data Migration and Drive Management Software


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881 sold by 3-13-15 @ 10:05pm Central Time USA

These haven't hit the great deals thread yet. Thoughts?

Link: Samsung 850 Pro Series MZ 7KE256BW 2 5" 256GB SATA III 3 D Vertical Internal Sol | eBay
 

Patrick

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Good deal. The only thing I am not crazy about is smaller capacity drives at this point. Figure by the time you have paid for a chassis drive bay, HBA and the power/ data signal to the system, the cost of adding a smaller capacity drive goes up significantly. For example, it costs me say $35/ drive to connect to a system (8 port HBA for $200/ 8 = 25/ drive right there). That is a fixed cost whether it is a 256GB drive or a 1TB drive.

But nice price and a great drive!