$45 $110
Best Buy has the Geek Squad certified refurbished Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-76E500B/AM) for $45 with free shipping. Features sequential read speeds up to 550MB/s and write speeds up to 520MB/s. Thanks, Mike!

Other capacities on sale (Geek Squad certified refurbs):

  • 250GB model (MZ-76E250B/AM) for $30 with free store/curbside pickup or $4 shipping
  • 1TB model (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) for $90 with free shipping
  • $45 retail: $110
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    RedOak
    Ben's cred: 42
    Posted 07/09/2021 at 01:20 PM PT
    Posted 07/09/2021 at 01:20 PM PT
    1) Would not trust a single thing claimed by Geek Squad. Caught them ripping off a friend who is not "tech-knowledgeable".

    2) Would not touch a refurb SSD. SSD's have limited read/write lifes. You have no way of knowing before buying, the history of that SSD.
    JoeTaxpayer
    Ben's cred: 75
    Posted 07/10/2021 at 06:06 AM PT
    Posted 07/10/2021 at 06:06 AM PT
    1) Would not trust a single thing claimed by Geek Squad. Caught them ripping off a friend who is not "tech-knowledgeable".

    2) Would not touch a refurb SSD. SSD's have limited read/write lifes. You have no way of knowing before buying, the history of that SSD. - RedOak
    I very agree with you. New on Amazon is currently $65. Too much risk for too little savings.
    dave_c
    Ben's cred: 5704
    Posted 07/10/2021 at 08:59 AM PT
    Posted 07/10/2021 at 08:59 AM PT
    Odds are that it has more than $45/65 = 70% of its life remaining, which you can check with HDSentinel (use a new enough version, older ones had a bug that didn't work for this feature). Return it to BB if the remaining life % is too low.

    SSDs just don't wear out that fast. I have one heavily used for 6 years and it's still at 80% life remaining. Granted, it uses MLC flash chips for high rewrite capacity.
    zilym
    Ben's cred: 41
    Posted 07/17/2021 at 07:30 PM PT
    Posted 07/17/2021 at 07:30 PM PT
    I wanted to check the TBW of my drives, but wow, that Samsung Magician software really blows. They don't have it for Linux, so I had to dig out my Windows laptop. Then it refuses to recognize the drives when you're using a USB to SATA adapter instead of connecting directly by SATA, so that rules out using a laptop. I tried installing a copy of Windows on my desktop so I could run the software, but foiled once again -- Samsung Magician requires .NET Framework 4, which refuses to install unless I go through endless rounds of Windows Update to bring the machine fully up-to-date first... All that, just to read the stupid TBW number and verify the firmware is up-to-date... UGH!
    zilym
    Ben's cred: 41
    Posted 07/17/2021 at 08:39 PM PT
    Posted 07/17/2021 at 08:39 PM PT
    Since I couldn't get Samsung's Magician software working, I tried HDSentinel mentioned by dave_c above. It installed and ran on a bare bones Windows install without a hitch.

    I bought two 500GB drives. The drive I've been goofing around on all day, trying various Windows images, reports lifetime writes of 215.84GB. Most of that was very likely my own doing.

    The other drive I bought, the one left pristine as shipped, reports 1.51GB lifetime writes. None of that was by me. 1.51GB seems unexpectedly small in my opinion, maybe Geek Squad had some way of resetting the counts? Even a bare bones fresh install of Windows takes up 36.5GB. What were they doing with the drive that only needed 1.51GB, repairing someone's MS-DOS installation?

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