The original price isn't that great. But after I apply $25 new customer discount on orders over $100 (my wife will be a new customer) AND the $45 MIR, the total for a 64gb drive is only $50! Less than $1/gb.
I know these aren't the greatest drives out there, but can you really beat that price? Let me know your thoughts, as the new customer bonus is only for today and tomorrow, or until funds run out.
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I did read about the firmware issue on Newegg, so I am aware of it going in.
I also read on the reviews that Kingston has a very good MIR program compared to some of the other ripoffs out there that take 10-12 weeks (if at all!).
I am basically going to use it for a boot drive with a few programs installed, so it won't be written to that much. I thought the read speeds looked pretty good, and the price is right. Do you think it would work okay in that regard? I currently have 2 Samsung 1TB F3's in RAID 1 and would like to use them for storage only, instead of having Windows and everything else on them.
I have yet to not get a rebate ..... as much as $100 on a build at times.... my guess is the lesser known "off brands" are more likely to result in the kind of thing you experienced.
I missed one. Christmas gift for the wife one year (okay a tech gift for me but it went in her laptop? Does that make it for her? Can't even remember what it was... upgrades baby). Of course, I didn't cut the upc off until sometime after xmas and mailed the thing with ONLY one week (more or less) until the end of the rebate. Months later I received something saying I was too late. I'm sure they should have received it on time but... lesson learned. Buy, Cut, Download, Print, Mail no eating or sleeping until the cycle is complete.
Next time grab the $50 to $100 gamble and run. I did with a pair of kingston ssdnow v30 things from the stone age. They revolutionized my life (ok I liked them more than my 7200rpm raid 0 boot partition). Now they are shelved to be used as L2ARC in my next server and they will help keep speeds above 100MB/s.