B&H Photo Video has the Toshiba Q Series HDTS251XZSTA 512GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $199 with free shipping. Features up to 552MB/s read and 501MB/s write times, 6Gb/s transfer rate, and 9.4mm height.
$255 Retail: $500

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    DoctorRobotnick Ben's cred: 2
    Posted 9:34 am PST 11/10/14

    I'd still rather have an 840 Evo 500GB in this price range, but this is a good deal if you need the space for as cheap as possible.

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    dandragonrage Ben's cred: 76
    Posted 12:44 pm PST 11/10/14

    I'd easily take this over an 840 Evo. MLC flash instead of awful TLC, and the caching software provided by companies like Samsung only works in a small amount of workloads and is rarely helpful in the real world.

    Still, while Q series is good, it is also not great. It has no DRAM cache so random speeds aren't the greatest. But they are still pretty good. This drive would be indistinguishable from most SSDs in most consumer workloads.

    This is a good price for 512GB, though not revolutionary.

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    paker Ben's cred: 6
    Posted 2:01 pm PST 11/10/14

    The EVO uses 3-bit/cell MLC(Multi Layer Cell) NAND technology, not TLC.

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    dandragonrage Ben's cred: 76
    Posted 1:12 pm PST 11/12/14

    paker, 3-bit per cell IS TLC. The Evo most definitely uses TLC. The Sandisk Ultra II is another one that does.

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