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Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive @ MacMall - $279.99
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Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
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Adorama had this for $10 more with back order, so this is allot better deal.

it is a TLC based drive. The NAND life is theoretical 1/3 of a MLC SSD drive. Also, it is new technology. I stay away!

fatxman said:   it is a TLC based drive. The NAND life is theoretical 1/3 of a MLC SSD drive. Also, it is new technology. I stay away!

Would you recommend the 250GB Samsung for $149... technology wise?
http://www.macmall.com/p/Samsung-Portable/Removable-Drives/produ...

nitrags said:   fatxman said:   it is a TLC based drive. The NAND life is theoretical 1/3 of a MLC SSD drive. Also, it is new technology. I stay away!

Would you recommend the 250GB Samsung for $149... technology wise?
http://www.macmall.com/p/Samsung-Portable/Removable-Drives/produ...


That 250gb has the same type of NAND as the 500 gb so no different.

There isn't really anything to be afraid of with TLC NAND. Unless you are writing to the disk non stop, you can expect many years of use with standard desktop user type usage patterns.

My office desktop that stays up 100% of the time has had 2.9TB written to it over the last 9 months. Assuming Samsung's rating of 100TB for the 500gb 840 series, TLC, that would be about 310 months of use, or about 26 years of use before it would die.

Both Amazon and B&H have this drive for $279.99 + free shipping in stock. Price is dropping...
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