Are Transcend SSDs any good?
Amazon has a pretty crazy deal on solid state storage today and is selling a 256GB SSD made by Transcend for about $130. Anyone know if these are any good?
No experience with them, and that price is pretty ordinary. Oh, "JMICRON JMF667H" controller. Say no more.
[I pressed him as to whether that meant good or bad]
Well, fairly ordinary for a "weekly special" type of price. Slightly better than normal, perhaps, but not terribly unusual. I'm expecting that to become "the norm" over the next 2-3 months.
JMICRON gave early SSDs a bad name. Their newer controllers are much better (eg. in some of the Kingston V-series drives), but given a choice I look for a Marvell controller.
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But in the end, I guess if you have a good backup process in place, who cares if the drives fail? :)
Which reminds me, I really NEED to back up my unRaid config. I almost had an upgrade go really badly.
Since then, I've switched to using Samsung drives. They cost only slightly more, but come with migration software that's worked 95% of the time for me, and handles those annoying little partitions with ease. They're super fast, too.
Here's the Amazon listing for them: http://goo.gl/VHycSL
Like I said, they're ~$10 more than those Transcend drives were on sale, and I think they're probably better.
FYI, Crucial does have their own migration tool, but they only sell it with a kit, not the standalone drive. Samsung gives you the software with the drive alone.
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