SSD Price Discussion

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by tfroggydawg, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. asho444

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    Wife has a 512 GB Samsung 970 which easy holds office, Adobe Creative suite and about 4 of our most played games (BFV4,BF4, APEX, PUBG and Borderlands). and has roughly 160GB Remaining (i blieve i partitioned off the 10% through the samsung wizard to avoid any over filling issues)

    Any extra games or large files go on the 1TB HDD and it is running as quick and sweet as ever.
     
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    bigger drive better endurance. more overprovisioning, caching. they're just more betterer.

    getting to the point that 1tb nvme no more expensive than 512 X 2 nvme drives.

    if youre really scrimping for dollars i wouldnt even bother with nvme. just a large SSD (1TB's) for proggies/OS and hdd's for video archiving.

    this machine with assorted crap installed and my mum's with an nvme 250gb 970 evo with virtually nothing installed both load into windows @ 15 seconds. :lol:
     
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    Small form factor so definitely need 2 x M2 drives - might not have the room for 2.5" SSDs which I do have a few of in my other case.
    and definitely no room for HDD's ! Will get my FreeNAS box up and running again and can backup to that too.

    Not so much 'really' scrimping for dollars - just trying to ensure the $ are applied in the best place.
    For the first time ever I will probably be able to claim this system on next years tax.

    Cheers
     
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    id get 2 x 1tb . they'll last longer. IF you can fill them. if not then 2 x 500.

    ill get a 1TB something. when i get a new one.
     
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    Oh I could fill em alright. :)
     
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    THIS is the sweet spot you are looking for. A high quality drive at a reasonable price.
     
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    A great drive at an even better price. I was about to grab that but thought I'd give the Corsair MP600 a shot.
     
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    buy two of the 860's ?
     
  14. HobartTas

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    Some of the Adata SSD's have a very poor write endurance but this one seems reasonable.
     
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    Some good info in this thread, cheers.

    Prepping for a new PC box soon (hopefully) (CPU: Ryzen5 3600, Mainboard: Asus Prime B450-Plus ATX, Win10 Pro fresh install etc), & thinking an NVME M.2 1TB SSD is the go:

    ~ $175 - Crucial P1 1TB M.2-2280 NVME (CT1000P1SSD8) or
    ~ $180 - Intel 660p 1TB PCIe NVME (SSDPEKNW010T8X1) or
    ~ $230 – Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 NVME (ASX8200PNP-1TT-C)

    Apparently the Crucial P1 & Intel 660p have much the same electronic components anyway?
     
  16. macktheknife

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    The p1 and 660p are trash.
     
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    P1 isn't all that bad, for the price. The 660P is rubbish.. I think its QLC with a very small SLC cache?

    The ADATA is an excellent drive, trading blows with the best of the PCIE3 drives (including Samsungs). I would pay the extra and get it. I've not seen a bad review of it as yet.
     
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    yup. the adata one. and for that level of performance it is NOT expensive.
    there are a couple of others in its price category that are near identical in spec/performance.

    massive premium for MLC drives. ...are there actually any left on the market besides the 970 pro and 860 pro?

    i want to grab one while they still exist...but of course lack of money is a factor :lol:
     
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    3rd vote for the A-Data drive. It's not even in the same league as the other 2.
     
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