SSD Price Discussion

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  1. MUTMAN

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  2. Myne_h

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    4tb now just a shade under $700

    http://cdn.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

    Moore's law is not really working out for SSDs.
     
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    Just talking capacity here. Not going into tech loyalties.

    Though I just realised "Seagate 2.5" Barracuda 4TB $239" is listed under SSDs.

    That has to be a mistake, right? Drive in the wrong section?
     
  5. MUTMAN

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    Itll be a hybrid sshd ?

    Dont forget to take into account our shit dollar exchange rate too. Do you have a USD price from Jan 2017 ?
     
  6. OJR

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    yeah well the Qvo slows down to roughly mech drive speeds so you need to go into "tech loyalties"
     
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    They're solid drives as far as I can tell. Good reviews etc, so I picked one up for my ryzen build. Solid so far :thumbup:
     
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  11. chook

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    Same reason I am getting it for my Ryzen build :).

    I was originally going to go all PCIE 4.0 knowing full well I was paying for a bigger number. Research showed that both the drives available now have the same Phison controller and seem to have the same issues according to a der8auer video someone linked on here. Instead I will get this as a cheap drive and wait for a better PCIE 4.0 drive to engorge my epeen. This can then be a hand me down to the number one son as an upgrade from his 240GB SATA SSD.
     
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    See I'm greedy, I'd move it into my second m.2 slot :p
     
  13. chook

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    You could, or you could get yourself a 2TB 970 Pro and upgrade your first slot to a 1TB PCIE 4.0 drive when they improve.
     
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    Certain demographic probably won't care so much so as they can get into the bigger capacity nvme market for a variety of reasons.
     
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    I had a look at the spec. page here and downloaded the datasheet here and it does mention "With SLC caching, a DRAM Cache buffer" and although they also mention tests like ATTO, CDM and AS SSD but none of these are likely to fill the SLC cache so their performance tests could be bogus for "sustained sequential write speeds" as they also don't mention the size of the SLC cache even though they did state that one exists so I'm curious as to what do they slow down to once you exhaust the SLC buffer? If possible can you test yours if you've got at least 100 GB free by just copying a large folder to it and look to see if the speed drops after the first 30?-50? GB. Endurance seems OK for an OS drive as that generally doesn't do a lot of writes.
     
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    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3323075/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-nvme-ssd-review.html
     
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  17. chook

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    I looked at that PCWorld review and a few others before deciding to get it. For me this is a stopgap until a better option in the PCIE 4.0 options comes along so I am pretty happy but haven't received it yet to try doing anything with. That is when the fun starts.
     
  18. HobartTas

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    Thanks for this link and it's true the speed is slower but its not in the same ballpark as Samsung QVO's which slow down from 500 MB's to 75 MB's for the 1TB QVO and 150 MB's for the 2 TB and 4 TB QVO's, realistically who is going to be complaining that 1.8 GB's is fast enough and 1 GB's is too slow?

    Same question again as what exactly do you need that speed for? Are you rendering 4K or 8K video in real time or something similar that needs that sort of speed?
     
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    Why not buy the fastest thing you can? This is OCAU.
     
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  20. chook

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    I need the speed to engorge my epeen with silicon. No other reason. Also, because I can.

    There is no good reason for getting the PCIE 4.0 drive, hence I am willing to wait until we see something better than what is currently on the market before the engorging. I work hard and want it.
     
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