Micron 1100 2TB SSD $254

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  1. BlueFireIce

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  2. StoleMyOwnCar

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    Isn't that Crucial's business side? That's pretty much a steal, but looks like all of the sellers are third party. Weird. I wonder if some business was planning to build an SSD server array and just went kaput.
     
  3. brentsg

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    I thought I saw this pretty early on, but I never did see the OP price. I'm guessing that vendor sold out, and now the second cheapest vendor sold out.
     
  4. BlueFireIce

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    First one was 3rd party at $359, there was a second a few bucks more from third party but shipped by Amazon, both seem to have sold out. Didn't figure it would last long at those prices anyway.
     
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    Yeah I really wanted to order one but already have like 6 1TB SSDs so wouldn't make much sense.
     
  6. Lateralus

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    I'm showing $391 now. Still, by far, the most inexpensive 2TB option I've seen. I'll probably start buying these if they stay at/under this price (still cheaper than two 1TB 850 EVOs would be, and frees up more room+SATA channels).
     
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    I replaced my 2TB hard drive in my gaming rig with one of these last year and it's very nice. I don't think the performance is anything earth-shattering but for "replace a 2TB hard drive" it's perfect.
     
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    At $391 its a great price.
     
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    Thanks for the headsup, man. Great price for some fast storage.
     
  10. Big_Rig_Stig

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    Holy farking arscrackers, I just pulled the trigger on this deal. I saw one for $354, but between then and now (about 3 hours ago) someone snagged it. :-/ But I went ahead and went for the $397 version, which is still a darned good deal.

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, my ancient decrepit system (i7-920 2.66, 6GB triple-channel RAM, Asus P6T Deluxe X58, Asus ATi HD4870HD-1GB, 1TB WD Black, 1TB WD Blue, a couple other old drives, Win7 x64 Ultimate) is gonna love this speed boost. (y)
     
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    for $499 you can get the 2TB MX500 (very fast crucial ssd) .

    Yeah it's +$100 but both speed & warranty should be better.
     
  12. StoleMyOwnCar

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    You realize Crucial is under Micron, right..?

    That being said I suppose you could argue that Micron won't honor the warranty since this isn't one of their approved retailers. Hard to say. It's a business brand though...
     
  13. Big_Rig_Stig

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    BTW, are there drivers that I'll need to run this?
     
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    No, but you should do yourself a favor and put a 6 core xeon to replace that i7 920
     
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    Yah, that's the next step in the 4-step plan. What comes next is the real trick: more RAM or upgrade the via card?
     
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    Probably a video card but good luck finding anything in the last 3-4 gens of either team at a decent price. Probably can still find something way faster than a 4870 though
     
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    you can still find HD7870s which are great for 1080p when overclocked for $80ish, huge upgrade over a 4870.
     
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    Not everyone games.
     
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    csb
     
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    What got me thinking about upgrading was Firefox and QbitT eating up alot of RAM (which was improved with the most recent updates), then the Meltdown/Spectre shens, which is what drives the processor upgrade.

    I don't plan on going anywhere near the newest cards, this is purely to get a couple-three more years out of a machine that is still a really solid build.
     
  23. Big_Rig_Stig

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    Since I only run 1080p (55" LED TV), that sounds like a real good idea...
     
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    I game. :bored:
     
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    Never tried an x series, had two of these, one would not go past 4ghz the other did 4.6. Like 920, silicon lottery.
     
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    I'm not planning on big overclocked, maybe a mild one on air.
     
  27. rbtree

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    I got two Xeon x 5670's for an average of $30.00--a lot cheaper.....

    I would sell either my 970 or 980.....Not gamed on more than a tiny bit.... $200 or $280 or thereabouts....
     
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    That's allot of decently fast space for cheap. It would work perfect for my aging lenovo x220.

    I was kind of thinking I would be better off replacing my Sandisk 512GB SSD in my desktop with a 1TB Samsung 860 EVO NVME though, then moving the 512GB to my laptop. the NVME drive should show a significant performance increase over a sata SSD right?

    Not sure if I should buy this or not.
     
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    i have a 500, 250, 120gb ssd. im getting tired of running out of space and playing the file-shuffle game. my next one will be a 2TB
     
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  31. Big_Rig_Stig

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    I like that $30-ish price point alot, even at $60 makes pulling the trigger on that step a no-brainer. Combine that with the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 for ~$30, and I've got a decent speed boost. How well would that overclock on air?
     
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    I'm seeing $384 atm, I'd say it's a good idea, and snag an NVME later for a boot drive later & transition this to data.
     
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    I mainly pulled the trigger on this because the price point is utterly irresistible. I made sure I scraped every penny I could find to make this happen.
     
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    I've only installed one, in a P6T, and I'm a rookie at clocking, but got it to 4.01..... on the overclockers forum, there quite a few who have reached 4.2-4.6--maybe not all on air..... I sold my 920 on ebay for about $15 less than the first 5670.... and if I ever get the other one installed, I might be able to get as much for the 930 as the Xeon cost..... know anyone that wants a complete X58 system? I only need one.... Especially since I also have aRyzen 1600x PC and a 6700K one.... two more than I need...
     
  36. Big_Rig_Stig

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    I could live with 4Ghz... :sneaky:

    I never considered selling the old proc... It's never been oc'd, had the stock cooler the entire time (late 2008), and the duct setup has kept the temps 10degF cooler than unducted (both proc and MB), so someone looking for a good processor to overclock might want it.

    Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  37. Big_Rig_Stig

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    Interesting question...

    I have two 1TB disks installed: one is the WD Black, one partition for Windows and such; the other is divided up, but the most important partition is the 30GB one at the very front of the disk for the swap file. Yes, obviously, I emulated a Linux swap volume. But by putting it on a separate disk on a separate channel, it made the swap file work faster than if it were on C:\ with everything else.

    Now that I've got this 2TB SSD, what should I do about a swap file? Leave it be, let Windows manage it on C:\, or should I partition the drive and put the swap on it's own volume, but on the same drive?
     
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    I have been benching this Intel Xeon W3690 3.47Ghz Six Core 12Mb 6.4GT/s Processor SLBW2
    for a while at 4.6 with an unlocked multi its basically a 990X on the xeon side. It was $100 on ebay. I am lazy now. No more, base clock, unclock, clockety clock BS. Just unlocked multipliers now. Minor bump in vcore and.......4.6 all day long on 6 cores. Just had to wait 10 years to get the chip for a Hondo.
     
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    Let windows manage it, you are not going to do any better than Windows unless you have some very VERY rare use cases. People used to do all sorts of things back when SSDs were very small and expensive
     
  40. CombatChrisNC

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    I paid more than this price for a PAIR of 160GB Intel 320 SATA 2 160GB disks years back when I built the 2500k rig.

    Nothing else to add, just giving everyone some perspective.
     
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