One of the UK's oldest and most respected component resellers, Aria, has opened up a new deal for re-engineered Solid State Drives. While you can ponder if the whole concept is or isn't right for you, the fact is that some SSDs are getting sold for £14.99 with a manufacturer warranty. Read/write on for more.
Each generation of Solid State Drive has (and will have) had its own, unique, quirkiness built in.
In some cases, the controllers could have been better. In others, maybe one or modules were more likely to fail earlier, simply because of the way the memory locations were being accessed/hammered.
Whatever the reason, there seem to be a lot of Corsair drives that, having made their way back to the mothership, have since been refurbished by the manufacturer – passed quality control – and are now ready for new owners.
In an ideal world, we'd tell you to ‘Buy a new one' – but how many of us have wanted the same with cars/bikes/loved ones – and yet still had many years of happiness with ‘one that wasn't exactly new'. And what if the reality is Solid State Drives that are too cheap to ignore. Let's put some meat on the bones and you can decide:-
KitGuru says: These drives all needed to go back to Corsair to have something changed. The fact that there are so many of them available now, would seem to indicate that ‘entire batches had some issue identified, then went back for a fix'. With the direct warranty, it looks like Corsair is saying, “Turn it on and, if it works properly, we think it will carry on doing so”. It's your call, but £14.99 is hard to ignore.
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