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I'm getting ready to pick up either a 64GB or 128GB SSD for my D630 and can get a new SanDisk f64GB around $54 new or $37 Factory Refebrished. Almost ...
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- 08-18-2014 #1
Would you trust a Refurbished SSD?
So, would you guys trust a factory referb SSD or do you think it'd be too risky a deal and that only new will do?No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.
- 08-18-2014 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
i am a loosey goosey computer user who Just does not care.
*-disk description: ATA Disk product: APPLE SSD SM128 physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sda version: VAM0 serial: DFKU604844ED440 size: 113GiB (121GB) capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=6cef78e2-46ee-40f6-9b7c-761bdd76d
Been working good so far.
Fdisk has a hissy fit describing it though.
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 121.3 GB, 121332826112 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14751 cylinders, total 236978176 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 236978175 118489087+ ee GPTCode:
~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: LABEL="/" UUID="24580b54-b3d7-418a-96f2-6bbbf1ccccff" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda2: LABEL="/home" UUID="65f560b2-63b4-41e0-9d4e-4597d237493b" TYPE="ext3"
~$ cat /etc/issue.dpkg-old Linux Lite 2.0 LTS \n \l
It has mad read/write speeds.
- 08-18-2014 #3
I think it would matter less with the 128GB SSD since the price difference isn't that different but with the 64GB there's a much larger price difference. I've been rockin' the Kingston 32GB SSD for a while and it seems to have enough space if not as much as I want so maybe the referb 64GB would be a cost effective way to go. Still, that 128GB would be sweet. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.
- 08-18-2014 #4
I've been kickin' this around a bit and I'll probably go with a SanDisk SSD and get the Refurb'ed one at that. $37 for the 64GB or $56 for the 128GB, only $19 difference makes the 128GB look like the better deal to me. Double my capacity for and extra $19 bucks so that's the one I'm 99% sure I'm going with.No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.
- 08-18-2014 #5
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Good idea bro. Just finished the install on this touchscreen netbook.
~$ uname -a Linux harry-Latitude-XT2 3.16.0-linuxlite #1 SMP Tue Aug 5 17:42:41 NZST 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
Drives: HDD Total Size: 180.0GB (2.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: D2CSTK181M11 size: 180.0GB Partition: ID: / size: 8.6G used: 3.4G (42%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 157G used: 154M (1%) fs: ext4
- 08-18-2014 #6
Refurbished often, perhaps usually, means "customer return". It's been delivered to a customer who returned it for whatever reason, so it can't be sold as new. But it usually is as good as new, especially if sold by a reputable retailer. Often refurbs have never even been used, just had the box opened.
- 08-18-2014 #7
I also figure that the Factory will look it over and maybe test it to make sure it's good too so I know it'll be decent because of this. I think for the price I can't go much wrong with the 128GB. Not that I really need that much room since I store all my stuff on external HDD's but still, it'd be nice to have just in case.No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.