Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $180

PanzerBoxb

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NewEgg has the drive for $180 currently.

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Amazon also has it for $178 but hits more places for tax.

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Camel shows it being the lowest price to date.

EDIT: Newegg also offers a free 4GB desktop memory w/ promo code 05244GBMEM.
 

JPW

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So newegg sells it through EBay for $150 with FS, but it's $178+$2 shipping on their main site? Does eBay pay them to use their site or something?
 

tnt3k

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So newegg sells it through EBay for $150 with FS, but it's $178+$2 shipping on their main site? Does eBay pay them to use their site or something?

ebay subsidizes some of the deals
 

Synful Serenity

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We had thought the $230 was a great deal, $150 plus no shipping and no tax is downright volcanic! I had honestly been holding out for 1TB and MLC, maybe 850 Pro, maybe even 845DC Pro, but $800+ for an enterprise drive, when this should serve any and all purposes I could have, means I had to bite.

I do want longevity from my drives (I have a 330MB Seagate from 1993 that still works today, and some other drives from back in the 80s....when they made them to last), but although it doesn't have the 10x drive writes per day endurance for a decade, in the real world we should expect multiple petabytes out of these drives, and I'm mainly going to use it as a boot drive to replace a 300GB Velociraptor so 500GB is plenty, and I could've gotten by with 250GB even. This is the best price/performance ratio you can get for SSD and a no-brainer. They've been selling like hotcakes, just hope that I don't get a cancellation notice like those Crucial refurbs, but then again Newegg and Ebay should be expected to have their inventory shit together at that level.
 

stiltner

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And I'm trying to justify not buying this @ $150.

The only thing I can come up with, is that I want to eat this week, and I already spent enough :p

My body....My body keeps tellin me yes. :(
 

Scarby Jones

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Wow, I can't believe I missed this, SOB!!! Great deal though. I keep thinking I'll wait for non-evo / higher storage but at 150, that's a steal.
 

A15G

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Wish it were still at $150.

I'd sell my two mx100's for this.
 

Darksword

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Every time I think it's a good time to buy, the price drops another $10.00 the next week. This time next year 1TB SSD's will be $180.00.
 

Destruya

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Every time I think it's a good time to buy, the price drops another $10.00 the next week. This time next year 1TB SSD's will be $180.00.

No, that'll be the 2015 Black Friday/Cyber Monday price. By that point, the mid/upper-end laptops and desktops might be packing NVMe PCIe or SATA Express drives for Broadwell desktops and Skylake, so they might want to clear out stock.
 
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