Yeah, I do. It is nearly the middle of 2019. Windows 7 turns into a pumpkin early in 2020. I’m thinking Linux for this drive . . . an independent platform to get it going, up, and running.
Linux, baby. Just for fun.
Oh, geez. I apologize. It now says “only 3 left” on the 120GB drives. That sucks. These things are probably selling VERY fast. Here is what I can offer. This is a link to the 240GB drive at $25.99. That is still a good value, a good price for a larger drive which also carries the same five year warranty:
It’s not stupid to my way of thinking. I have most often, in the past, purchased Intel drives because of their reputation for reliability . . and their five year warranty. These two things, in my view, are two sides of the same coin. They go hand in hand.
So I like any drive with a longer warranty because that characteristic betrays the manufacturer’s faith in the durability of their product. Also bear in mind:
While the 120GB Hyundai drive costs only $17, the same five year warranty attaches in equal measure to their larger, and therefore more expensive, drives of this type . . . . ones more likely perhaps to be returned if things turn sour. So there is jeopardy for Hyundai if they mess up and try to peddle poor quality.
There is one other aspect to this. Some SSD manufacturers goose sales with a longer warranty . . . . then turn around and fail to honor their warranty promise. The name “Samsung” comes to mind in this regard. And I have never bought a Samsung SSD precisely for that reason. So is Hyundai blowing smoke? I really dunno.
This is especially true for SSDs which have a known limited life. This is not something that you would expect to potentially last forever but is instead a product that will dependably wear out after a giving amount of usage.
I think its more like a warranty on a car tire. Tires, like SSDs, will wear out with use and we all know that. So do you want the car tires with the 40,000 mile warranty or the 60,000 mile warranty ? I mean I don’t think I’ve ever tried to get a warranty replacement on car tires nor do I expect to but I pick the 60k warranty every time all else equal.
For anyone interested the two drives mentioned in the OP remain available at this time. Quite honestly, with prices of competing drives also having descended, the prices of these Hyundai drives are attractive but no longer astonishing. The most significant juice in this deal is the five year warranty on these drives. Competing drives most often offer only a three year warranty.
All that notwithstanding, I have bought a second 120G drive . . . just to have. I would not have bought it except for the long warranty. At this point there is, unfortunately, a good chance the warranty on my new drive will outlast me.
Wally is reprising their sale prices on these drives from earlier this year as part of their Black Friday promotion.
The links in the OP remain alive and still work to get you to the sales.
I bought several of these drives back in June, to include both 120G drives and a 240G drive. I am well satisfied with the quality. But of course if things go amiss . . . . these drives continue to carry a FIVE year warranty.
Not any longer. Live and learn. My first Rakuten purchase most likely will also be my last.
The drive just arrived. It is a legit drive in original Hyundai packaging. I’ve not tried it yet, but:
The drive was not shipped with adequate protection from shipping damage. Heck, a cheap bubble pak would have sufficed. Could Rakuten not at least have provided that? The drives I bought earlier from Wal Mart arrived in boxes!
This drive came all the way from California packed in little more than thick paper, with no protection from impact whatsoever. Am not pleased or satisfied.