Samsung 950 Pro 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

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Samsung 950 Pro 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Price: $99.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Wednesday, Sep 27 to Monday, Oct 02) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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I just bought the refurbished “unknown” maker 950 Pro for $122 a week ago! not happy.

Not happy because of the price difference or the performance of the one you purchased?

I’ve been running a Samsung MZHPU512HCGL for the last 2 years as my gaming drive.

Mine is super fast and this one is rated twice the read speed of mine in the specs sheet (roughly the same write speed).

Just one thing. To actually get that speed you need to make sure you can plug it into a socket that can fully support it. This one is listed as PCIe x4 (4 channel)

My Motherboard has a 2 channel M2 socket (currently using a 2 channel Plextor PX-AG128M6e for the C drive) but my old Samsung is 4 channel as well. It WILL work in 2 channel at about 2/3 rated speed. I have mine on an M2 to 4 channel pci-e adapter card to get the full speed it’s capable of.

Just something to be aware of. This one should still be a great drive even at 2 channel speeds if my experience is anything to go by.

I’d buy one if I had a good excuse for a third one…

No doubt because he paid $13 more.

While that is a short period of time, that’s always the case with electronics - ALWAYS going down.

Hindsight is 20/20 and it’s silly to look backwards, if you got a good deal on something. Just be happy with it.

I got one of these as well during the “unknown brand” listing, and still don’t regret it. That’s the whole point of sites like these, you don’t know if they will have more or not, buying or waiting for price drop is always a gamble. But we choose to play the game, sometimes ya win, sometimes ya lose. In this case I count it as a win. It’s a great drive, regardless, and still lower price then retail. Also, woot has this amazing ability that if the price drops within the first week(I think), they might refund the difference, but you have to let them know. They did that with me when just after a few days these showed up for about 7 bucks cheaper. I was just expecting a discount coupon or something, next thing I knew they refunded the difference without me asking. Just remember, buying stuff on sites like this is more for fun and playing the lotto game on stuff rather then serious. If it’s that important of a purchase to you, go to a retailer. :blush::grin:

Make sure to pickup a m2 standoff and screw

It’s worth noting that this model has NO support for SATA, it’s PCI Express only.

If you’re unsure, take a close look at your M.2 slot, the keying is different.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/understanding-m-2-the-interface-that-will-speed-up-your-next-ssd/

Anyone know how many watts this draws? Yes, I am that close on my ps :slight_smile:

because of the price drop! the drive is fast and no issues with it.