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Samsung 512GB PM851 50mm SATA III (6G) mSATA SSD
$99.99
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-512GB-PM851-mSATA-Solid/dp/B00HWI56DE

Promo Code: MDDSD099

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Samsung 512GB PM851 50mm SATA III
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These are the models with planar TLC, and they may still have "the slow bug", where the reads on old data get slower and slower. A firmware release candidate fix was released and quickly withdrawn back in Feb 2015. Many Samsung 840 drives were never fixed (I have six M.2 versions from high-end OEM tablets and laptops, which Samsung never bothered to fix).

Tilt said:   These are the models with planar TLC, and they may still have "the slow bug", where the reads on old data get slower and slower. A firmware release candidate fix was released and quickly withdrawn back in Feb 2015. Many Samsung 840 drives were never fixed (I have six M.2 versions from high-end OEM tablets and laptops, which Samsung never bothered to fix).
  Would have to agree. If you think $100 is worth enough of a gamble for a maybe 50/50 drive. Then go for the deal.

Considering the incredible increase in performance the Samsung 950 Pro is a much better deal.

rlwatson69 said:   Considering the incredible increase in performance the Samsung 950 Pro is a much better deal.
  
I am interested in updating the SSD on my PC and am trying to learn more about them. The price for a Samsung 950 Pro is over 3 times as much as the OP (at least on Amazon ). What makes it a better deal for the ordinary i.e. non-gamer user?

Edit:
Holy cow--the 950 pro is definitely not for beginners. See this  Tom's hardware thread

you can turn this into a USB stick with a mSATA to USB 3.0 case.
100 for a 500gb usb drive, I say worth it.

Has anyone confirmed that the firmware EXT42M0Q does fix the issue? The seller replied to my email and said it does.


"Samsung PM851 Series Solid State Drive
50mm | TLC | SATA III | mSATA SSD | Newest Firmware applied (EXT42M0Q)
1 Year Warranty
Samsung 3-Core MDX Controller | Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) Technology
Read Up to 540 MB/s / Write Up to 380 MB/s (ATTO)"

Had to go looking for a screw to mount this. It an OEM product that comes to you in a bubble pack. The bubble pack is packed in another bubble pack.



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