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Where to buy cheaper, used SSDs?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What's a good place to buy older, used 2.5" SATA SSDs? They need to be reliable, so I was thinking maybe refurbished? Do any manufacturers directly offer this type of deals? Is it actually a good idea to buy used SSDs? I was thinking to go for an older range as well since I want this for an older build, so it doesn't need to have top of the line specs (eg. 840 Evo Series). I initially thought eBay, but I wasn't sure whether it was a good idea...

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2 minutes ago, slickboss21 said:

Is it actually a good idea to buy used SSDs?

Not for reliable storage.


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1 minute ago, slickboss21 said:

Even from a reputable seller?

Buying ANYTHING used has inherent risks, depending on how it was used, for how long, etc.

 

Is there anything different than me selling you my 500GB 750 EVO I've had for a year vs you buying a new one and using it for a year?  No.  

 

The problem with SSD's that I see is that they're so cheap that it doens't make a lot of sense to buy used, where a 1tb drive is $127 and 2tb is $209.  Maybe see if you can get 500GB drives for under $50 used shipped?

 


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1 minute ago, CaptainSpeedster said:

Cause ssds have no moving parts they become woren out in diffrent way after usage (manufactuer usualy puts amount of data that can be rewritten). So i am not sure that buying used ssds is the best choice

In that case, is there some reputable place where I can buy new, older ranges of SSD's?

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Just now, Amazonsucks said:

500GB high quality SSDs are like $65...

You just called Silicon Power high quality ;)  


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7 minutes ago, slickboss21 said:

Even from a reputable seller?

Seller repute has nothing to do with item quality. They may deliver, but the SSD itself is of questionable longevity. At least with a new one you have warranty and a good promise of condition.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

500GB high quality SSDs are like $65...

Oh what the hell... It looks like my assumptions were horribly wrong, a 500 gig SSD is like 120AUD... Well, looks like I was wrong....

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Prices are pretty low on ssds these days, I don't see a reason to go used.


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9 hours ago, Amazonsucks said:

No i just called Crucial MX500 high quality. Well it was on sale for cyber monday. Its $75 now.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820156173

a black friday or cyber monday, or just temporary sale isn't permanent and I don't think using that as the reference price is a good idea. This is kind of a nitpick but, because you did this someone assumed the wrong ssd.


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The new Samsung 860 QVO range is to be released December 16th which is to be a budget SSD :)

Plus Samsung is a pretty good make as far as I'm aware



 

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9 hours ago, mxk. said:

a black friday or cyber monday, or just temporary sale isn't permanent and I don't think using that as the reference price is a good idea. This is kind of a nitpick but, because you did this someone assumed the wrong ssd.

Its still $75 which is only $10 more than the cyber monday price...

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SSD will drop prices anyways, at the end of 2018 newer models can be found sometimes for lower prices than lots manufactured previously. That has been reported by several users and the main reason is the overproduction of NAND chips, so you can expect prices to continue to go down throughout the next year. Some market analysts even believe they will go as low as the same prices of an HDD.


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