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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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    Would you trust a Refurbished SSD?


    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 the same kind of deal for a 128GB, new is $68 and Factory Referbished is $56, not quite a big a difference but still, $12 bucks is $12 bucks.
    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?
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    i am a loosey goosey computer user who Just does not care.

    Code:
      *-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
    Used out of a dead apple computer. Think I paid 50 bucks give or take a dollar or 2.
    Been working good so far.
    Fdisk has a hissy fit describing it though.

    Code:
    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  GPT
    Code:
    ~$ 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"
    This is just a test install for me. I am not sure yet if I'll keep it on here or not yet.

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    ~$ cat /etc/issue.dpkg-old
    Linux Lite 2.0 LTS \n \l
    Edit: Oh, and I bought a used 180gig OCZ SSD also. I needed a 1.8 cheapo for my Dell XT2 and it was about 80 bucks or so.
    It has mad read/write speeds.
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    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.
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

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    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.
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

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    Good idea bro. Just finished the install on this touchscreen netbook.

    Code:
    ~$ 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
    on this OCZ 180 gig SSD

    Code:
    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
    It is now officially the fastest laptop in my stable. This ssd flys.
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    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.

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    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.
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

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