SanDisk Z410 SATA III 2.5" 480GB Solid State Hard Drive £89.99 at Novatech - *Like New read description*
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SanDisk Z410 SATA III 2.5" 480GB Solid State Hard Drive £89.99 at Novatech - *Like New read description*

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Found 12th Mar
This drive is NOT new however it is taken from a machine before it was ever used hence why i described as 'like new'. As such it has a 12 month warranty.

See my other thread for the SSD Plus version at the same price.
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I realise i have 2 ssd threads live, the reason i added as a separate thread is that the other thread is a week old, and no one would see this new drive deal if i simply edited it in to a week old deal.
Comparison of this and the other Novatech Sandisk SSD, this one is a bit slower in some tests. The SSD Plus is faster in all of them, not that you’d ever notice the difference

tomshardware.co.uk/dra…tml - Looks like this is a better drive for laptops because of power consumption
Edited by: "McGoose" 12th Mar
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McGoose11 m ago

Comparison of this and the other Novatech Sandisk SSD, this one is a bit …Comparison of this and the other Novatech Sandisk SSD, this one is a bit slower in some tests. The SSD Plus is faster in all of them, not that you’d ever notice the differencehttp://www.tomshardware.co.uk/dramless-ssd-roundup,review-33792-4.html - Looks like this is a better drive for laptops because of power consumption


Good to know.

Heres a link to the SSD Plus version which is also still live.
38 in stock.

So they built at least 38 pcs with this drive then took them out to sell separately and they were never used.
Why do it in the first place?
Good price if you are a risk taker. I expect there is a reason why these drives were pulled from retail machines to be sold separately as a "Like New" product, especially with a 12 month warranty. If it was really a like new product they should honour it a a 3 year warranty.

Buyer beware, as they say.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 12th Mar
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Gort195116 m ago

38 in stock.So they built at least 38 pcs with this drive then took them …38 in stock.So they built at least 38 pcs with this drive then took them out to sell separately and they were never used.Why do it in the first place?


Im gonna hazard a guess and say since 6 core coffee lake launched they probably struggling to sell 4 core kaby lake systems, that coupled with the price of gfx cards skyrocketing they probably realised they're better off stripping it down and selling it all off individually rather than reduce system price. Its just a guess though.
Pretty good price; competitive with CEXs actual 2nd hand. (Though you don't usually buy from CEX using cash)

You'll easily be able to verify novatech's 'like new' claim by examining the drive's S.M.A.R.T. data
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 12th Mar
I think I saw on their Facebook it was something to do with a big order of prebuilt machines, the buyer changed their spec requirements on the ssds after they'd already been built, but before they'd been shipped.
mikedigitales28 m ago

I think I saw on their Facebook it was something to do with a big order of …I think I saw on their Facebook it was something to do with a big order of prebuilt machines, the buyer changed their spec requirements on the ssds after they'd already been built, but before they'd been shipped.


I was going to say that. This is more common that people might think - that's how we get Dell Outlet systems a lot of the time too.
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Dave_dave6910 m ago

This seems to be a slightly different SSD to the previous one.Your old …This seems to be a slightly different SSD to the previous one.Your old deal is for drive Manf.Code: SDSSDA-480G-G26* This deal is for Manf.Code: SD8SBBU-480G-1122*I don't know if it makes any difference at all.


Yeah this is for the z410 model which personally i had never heard of before, the other one is for the more popular ssd plus model. i don't know much about them except the z410 is a business model which from reading on the internet seems to mean it rated for a longer life and less power consumption at the expense of speed. Either way i don't think theres much in it between them.
I would do some reserch, there are a lot of reliability issues with this drive, a lot arriving dead, replacements arriving dead, 2/10 (purchased by one amazon reviewer) failed in first year
Pay the extra and get a Crucial ... you won't regret it.
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