Update: Apparently, the sale was only valid for one day (November 16th), meaning that the coupon code no longer works.

Newegg is having a sale and they are giving a 15% discount on any OCZ SSD with the coupon code "BLKNOVSSD". Below are a few SSDs listed with their new prices.

Model Capacity Original Price 15% Off Mail-in Rebate Final Price
Vertex 3 60GB $109 $93 -$20 $73
120GB $190 $162 -$20 $142
240GB $475 $404 -$30 $374
Agility 3 60GB $107 $91 -$20 $71
120GB $171 $145 -$20 $125
240GB $360 $306 -$30 $276

Good chance to grab a Christmas present (yes, you can buy presents for yourself too) at a nice discount. Unfortunately, we don't know how long this promotion will last.

Source: Slickdeals

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  • SlyNine - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    Raid is only good if you need the uptime. I say go with rolling updates and keep it unplugged unless updating or restoring.

    On the other hand if you backup up something that takes to much data to have a 1:1 backup, I love flexraid's Snapshot raid. Just create an array with the data drives and create parity on a spare disk ( or multiple spare disks, depending on how many drive failures you want to be protected against). Unlike Raid 5 if the array cannot be rebuild, the drives that still have data remain unaffected.

    Snapshot raid is only good for data that doesn't get modified often since you have to run the snapshot raid to update the parity, adding new files doesn't matter, nor do name changes.
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  • Makaveli - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Don't have a problem with sandforce still a fairly new company so they are learning as for OCZ don't trust them and more so after they pull that bait and switch last year with there SSDs.

    And its great Quindor that you haven't ran into any issue but I still would never recommend OCZ/Sandforce SSD for anyone that isn't a computer tech.

    And even for those that know what they are doing i would advise against it.

    There are a few components that reliability matters more than speed and the biggest two for me are memory and storage!
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  • kyuu - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Reliability only matters more than speed with regards to storage if you're storing important, irreplaceable data on the storage medium. If you're putting that sort of data on an SSD, as a consumer, you're doing it wrong. That sort of data is fine on a large, mechanical drive since it probably isn't speed sensitive and it should be backed up somewhere anyway.

    SSD, for now, is for OS, swap drive, and performance sensitive applications. In the unlikely event your drive does die, all you've lost is the OS and applications which can be easily reinstalled... and if you're that worried about it, you should have an image of the drive backed up which you can quickly copy to a replacement drive.
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  • Beenthere - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    In other words SSDs are unreliable. We knew that several posts ago. :) Reply
  • Quindor - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    I do not agree.

    Disks fail, SSD's fail. For some reason a lot of people are convinced that SSD's are the holy grail and will never fail like mechanical disks did.... but they fail sometimes, just as mechanical drives do, just in a different way.

    Go RAID-1, make backups. Like your used to doing and you'll have no problems with your data.

    Crashing, BSOD's and such still sucks though. From what I read, the newest firmwares fixes this for most if not all people, but still that is hard to deal with.

    Further I don't understand why everyone is bashing OCZ... all current SandForce products suffer the same problem? From what I can see, OCZ support has been excellent in replacement drives, etc.

    Just trying to put the blame at the right place.
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  • bryanW1995 - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    It would have to be free for me to look at anything from OCZ ever again. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    when I enter BLKNOVSSD it says "Although you've entered a valid promo code BLKNOVSSD, your order does not currently meet the code's usage criteria."

    I've tried many different OCZ SSDs but it doesnt work
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  • Zok - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    Well, that was crap. It was ONLY valid yesterday. Thanks NewEgg. Not. Reply
  • Coup27 - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    As somebody from the UK, we do not have MIR and I really cannot understand the point of them either. From the outside, they seem to create work for everybody involved which ultimately achieves the same result as an additional discount to the product before sale. Am I missing something?

    The sales we have here are are always "x percentage off".
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  • chadwick21 - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    I envy you. MIRs are a ripoff. They are just a way to sucker someone in knowing damn well that most of the rebates do not get sent back. It is a marketing ploy plain and simple. They should be outlawed IMO. Reply

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