SSD Price Discussion

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  1. Blinky

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    Ouch.
     
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    I dunno, we still have the chip shortage breathing down our necks. And I would very not buy any second hand chia drives
     
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    It wouldn't be that bad because if you also have the smart data you can tell the percentage life left in the drive and if its fairly low like 10%-20% then if you can get it very cheap it would be perfect for game libraries like Steam and Origin games as that data is pretty static with mostly a lot of reads and very little writes except for the occasional updates.
     
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    Not on the ozbargain list but still $20 off ,970 evo 1tb ( NON Plus )
    Good for 1,200 MB/s sustained write, old discontinued drive so should not be chip swapped

    https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/samsung-970-evo-1tb-up-to-3500-mb-s-nvme-m.2-ssd/MZ-V7E1T0BW

    Same price shipped for ebay PLUS
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1TB-Samsung-970-EVO-M-2-2280-PCIe-SSD-MZ-V7E1T0BW-/174488372004
     
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    brand new samsung and crucial budget 2.5 inch ssd is $230 $260 though with three years warranty.
    How cheap are these ex chia ssd?
     
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    Not cheap enough ...
     
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    There is an old friend on its lowest price for a long time, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB $369. Down again $359
    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MFZXR1B

    Will this^ be affected by the chip swap? cuz I'm sure I need another one. ;)

    Make sure to check here for local ones.
     
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    i would Like To know that As well

    How ever something completely unrelated

    whats the cheapest going above 2tb in the Sata Form factor ? like Samsung still Seems Pretty Damn high !

    when 2tb drives ( sata) costed too much i was able to track down a micron OEM drive that was decent ( or though track record is not the best) i ask this Question as i start to pull apart my PS4s drive Bay but just in case you are wondering what my Line of thinking is will also need somthing for hooking up to my PS5( for my PS4 games)

    not interested in toasted Chia drives !
     
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    The only way to tell is to look at the box, the only way to be sure is to remove the label and check the chip.

    New model has a larger cache ( for 1tb 120gb vs 42gb ). So for the 2tb model, as long are you are not writing 200gb+ at a time you will be unaffected.

    If you are doing heavy writes, the the WD SN750 is comparable to the old 970 evo+

    Depends if writes and tbw are important to you

    Samsung QVO 2tb is $229 but for me the only acceptable 2.5 is the crucial MX500 for $269


    For the Sammy QVO 1tb, writes drop to 80MBps after 42gb cache is exhausted
     
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    Writes and TBW are importent to me but maybe less so in a console ...., my PS3 has a 1tb ( non QVO) and my PS4 has a 2tb QVO in it - think its the 870 , it matters alot wether its Dram less or not ... and yea writes Drop to 80mbps after the cache is exhausted you simply talking about writing right ? not after the drive is Full

    but my question was also Directed at the 4tb Sata SSDs ... like are there any decently Priced ? are there and OEM drives worth looking at ?

    Micron_1100 is an okey PC drive .......
     
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    These two aspects tend to be unimportant for OS drives as you rarely fill up the SLC cache unless you do something like copy over a 500 GB steam library from a hard drive and even then its only a one off issue, otherwise usage is mostly reads with the occasional small updates.

    The biggest problem is when you're using these SSD's as data drives and expect them to go at full SLC speed all the time which won't happen like say reading and editing and then writing uncompressed 4K video streams on a sustained basis and then wonder why you have a huge slowdown all of a sudden.

    For example in the Samsung 2.5" range the PRO's go at the full SATA speed of about 550 MB's, EVO's drop down to a still reasonable 450 MB's and 1 TB QVO's do 80 MB's whereas the 2 TB and 4 TB versions do 160 MB's.

    Once the cache is full the write speeds will drop but the controller is continuously writing the stuff out to the MLC/TLC/QLC flash so as it empties it can accept new data at full speed until it fills up again and the slowdown reoccurs.

    If you actually have a real need for speed and endurance then just get the recently reviewed Intel Optane SSD DC P5800X 800GB SSD because with a sequential speed of 7 GB's, random 4KB I/O with a queue depth of one at 300 MB's and endurance of 100 DWPD each and every day for its 5 year warrantied life then what's not to like about it other than its price!
     
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    I think the only game is samsung qvo.
     
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    In the 4TB range you have both the EVO and QVO but 8TB is only the QVO, where you can get any of these you like from MSY.
     

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