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SSD Price Discussion

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

  1. OJR

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    Pffft!! my MP600 begs to differ.
     
  2. HobartTas

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    Fair enough, its just that the 500 MB's that you get with SATA SSD's which I have seems to be more than enough for myself and for most other people as well although some have stated that their systems are still faster when they swap to NVME drives. I recently bought a pair of used Intel DC P3700's that have 2800 MB's read and 1900 MB's write speeds so it will be interesting to see what they can do once I start using them.
     
  3. Azzan

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    What do you think about 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus(3500/3300MB/s R/W) vs 1TB Team Cardea Zero Z440(5000/4400MB/s R/W, gen4)?

    Do you think Team would be much better even on Intel system? (price diff is $30 at PCCG, $329 vs $359)
     
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  4. OJR

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    No, I would still go the 970 Evo plus. sequential read/write speeds don't paint the entire picture.
     
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  5. chook

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    Sequential is pointless. It is nothing more than a bigger number for marketing purposes. Most of the work your drive does is random.
     
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  6. HobartTas

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    My own personal preference is usually Samsung but only because they reputedly manufacture everything that goes into the SSD so they can't really stuff up any part inside because it will affect their brand name for the whole product, anyone else probably just cobbles parts together to make a working product and if they stuff it up they either shut down the business or sell it off like OCZ did.

    I tend to agree although I do find it somewhat amusing that when SSD's had random 4K IOPS of around 30-50 MB's and 500 MB's sequential and NVME drives came out with 2-3 GB's sequential they still had the same 30-50 MB's random I/O so not much improvement there.
     
  7. Ratzz

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    The main advantage offered by any flash storage is lower seek times. That's why they can extend the life of older systems. The virtually instant seek times make any PC 'snappy', even an old PC running USB 2, as seek times are not affected by the interface. Even a cheap crappy SSD can have this effect.

    Sequential read and writes only really become useful when you are transferring large amounts of data between SSD's via a fast interface. Even this is only useful if both source and target are SSD's, speeds will be limited to the ability of the slowest device (and the interface).

    4K random reads and writes, and queue depth, are what makes a difference in general use.
     
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  8. GDavid

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    Do SSD prices seem to be rising?
     
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    yes, they are rising. Wholesale surplus inventory's been cleared, and definitely not price fixing cartel of manufacturers have slowed production
     
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    I just got notified of a new version of Samsung Magician available now......just installed and wow.....big gui change.

    Capture.JPG
     
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    our dollar has also tanked hard
     
  13. Blinky

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    What are you guys taking about?
    Aud to usd is 66.49 to one.
     
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    I'm seeing 60
     
  16. Blinky

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    I just did 300k tonight and got a spot price of 60.69
     
  17. GDavid

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    Thought this was the SSD price thread? :confused:
    Looking more like a FOREX thread atm... :lol:

    Getting a little heavy on $peen
     
  18. Blinky

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    Sorry mate, you’re right.
    Buying usd is the only way I can trade stocks and the only way I know what the dollar/green back are doing.
     
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  19. dexx

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    Just means theres bugger all good deals around (ssd deals) :(
     
  20. Ratzz

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    Depends on what you classify as a good deal. Corsair MP600 500GB standard price is $260-$270. If you can get even $20-$30 off of that, I'd consider that a pretty decent deal. Not that I've seen many PCIE4 drives selling cheap yet but I think even at that price they are a pretty decent deal given their performance.

    Corsair MP600 500GB on Asus TUF X570.. not too shabby. I wouldn't be surprised if a 1GB version can be bought regularly for $300 or so in a year or so.

    Corsair Force MP600 PCIE Gen 4 500G.jpg
     
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