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USED Samsung 850 Pro 512gb SSD - £147 @ CeX
USED Samsung 850 Pro 512gb SSD - £147 @ CeX

USED Samsung 850 Pro 512gb SSD - £147 @ CeX

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If your willing to take a chance on used SSD, these are very well rated.

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cold - you will not notice a difference between the evo and pro and you can get the evo below this price

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850 Pro Series

With the new 850 Pro Series Samsung offers the current king’s class in the area of home users SSD. The improvements mainly concern the storage and long-term performance. Up to now Samsung uses for the 840 Pro a normal MLC-flash memory. Now this was replaced with threedimensional, so- called 3D-VNAND (MLC), flash memory. Besides the MLC flash cells are stacking in multiple layers. These will be read by the new Samsung 3-core MEX Controller. The advantage of V NAND is in addition to a higher storage density especially the significantly longer lifetime.

Warranty and lifetime

According to Samsung, the individual cells tolerate a particularly large number of write cycles in 3D V-NAND. For the SSD of the Series 850 Pro the guaranteed write power is enclosed to 150 TB Written (TBW), which corresponds to a daily (!) writing performance of more than 40 GB over 10 years. So that in practice the 850 Pro survives the period of use of most pc’s or notebooks. Therefore, Samsung gives a self-confident 10 year warranty on the 850 Pro Series

You won't get warranty if you buy it used from Cex

questiontime1021 m ago

You won't get warranty if you buy it used from Cex


Cex give a 24 month warranty on all used products.

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samsung.com/uk/…tml

In the event that a valid proof of purchase is not available, the limited warranty period will be determined by the date of manufacture.

Cold! While unlike many I have no aversion to used HDDs or SSDs, I expect a significant discount in return for buying used, which this is not....

I actually like this deal. Have some heat.

ST31232 h, 43 m ago

Cold! While unlike many I have no aversion to used HDDs or SSDs, I expect …Cold! While unlike many I have no aversion to used HDDs or SSDs, I expect a significant discount in return for buying used, which this is not....



It's £100 less than a new one. How much is a significant discount

nublets2k8 m ago

It's £100 less than a new one. How much is a significant discount


Didn't realise that. Still just goes to show how bloody terrible storage prices are today. Who in their right mind would pay £250 for 500GB storage? Utterly ludicrous. This kind of pricing is why people don't bother with PCs and just get a console, this kind of pricing just makes it too elitist. I still think £150 is a lot of money but yes it's better.

Thankfully I got my SSDs a LONG time ago when pricing wasn't so utterly screwed up but if one or both of them failed I wouldn't buy another SSD at today's prices thats for sure, I'd buy a Firecuda SSHD at 2TB for under £100 and live with the slower speed, better than getting utterly price gouged on these madly priced SSDs!

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Have one on order to update an older macbook pro that is slowing down at every os update, agree SSD are v expensive and hopefully this will speed things up.

ST3123

Didn't realise that. Still just goes to show how bloody terrible storage … Didn't realise that. Still just goes to show how bloody terrible storage prices are today. Who in their right mind would pay £250 for 500GB storage? Utterly ludicrous. This kind of pricing is why people don't bother with PCs and just get a console, this kind of pricing just makes it too elitist. I still think £150 is a lot of money but yes it's better. Thankfully I got my SSDs a LONG time ago when pricing wasn't so utterly screwed up but if one or both of them failed I wouldn't buy another SSD at today's prices thats for sure, I'd buy a Firecuda SSHD at 2TB for under £100 and live with the slower speed, better than getting utterly price gouged on these madly priced SSDs!



It's just a pricing blip led by mobile memory demand, usb sticks and phones etc. Also, factories are refitting for new types of memory technology so current demand is outstripping supply. HDD prices doubled in 2011 (?) during the floods in Thailand... things happen and it will calm down again...

Personally at this price point I would buy 2 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for £152.60 and RAID0 them. Much better performance and new drives. You don't know how a CEX used drive has been abused.

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Flea

^ But two drives doubles the chance of failure.

alanbeenthere

^ But two drives doubles the chance of failure.



True, but does two brand new drives have any less of a chance of failure than some 2nd hand one supplied from CEX that could have been used 24/7 for gawd knows what? I've personally only bought things from CEX twice, and both times have issues. When it comes to PC hardware they seem to have absolutely no idea to usage, condition and how it should operate.

Also, I suggest that if you're storing information on RAID0 without backups of important data... I guarantee that RAID0 isn't for you.

Regards
Flea

Storing data without backups is unnecessary at all, whether using raid0 or one 2nd hand drive.

Cold there 129 brand new

michaeljoeharding1

Cold there 129 brand new



Where can i buy a 512gb 850pro for £129 new?

Fleabum14th Jun

True, but does two brand new drives have any less of a chance of failure …True, but does two brand new drives have any less of a chance of failure than some 2nd hand one supplied from CEX that could have been used 24/7 for gawd knows what? I've personally only bought things from CEX twice, and both times have issues. When it comes to PC hardware they seem to have absolutely no idea to usage, condition and how it should operate.Also, I suggest that if you're storing information on RAID0 without backups of important data... I guarantee that RAID0 isn't for you.RegardsFlea



I've had quite the opposite experience with them in regards to PC hardware, but maybe it depends on the store.
Recently I have traded in a fair few laptops and they are very strict on battery wear, and hard drives get rejected if a single bad sector is found.
I've bought a couple of good value SSD's online from them, both 100% health and wear.

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Used SSD arrived and now in (secondhand) macbook. Updated SSD to latest firmware (windows bootcamp) and what a difference, boot up time at least twice as fast, very happy all round :-)
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