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

  1. Spork!

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    Torn between the Samsung 970 EVO plus and the Crucial P5.
    Crucial is a little slower, but longer MTTF. And ~ $30 cheaper ($265 for 2TB),
    Will be using a WD black for OS, so this one will just be for storage, where every reliability > speed.
     
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  2. SSJ4

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    Sounds like you missed out on the 237 2tb evo 970 deal.

    Id wait for another deal tbh. Once a lowest price ever hits its not long until it hits close again.
     
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  3. Spork!

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    $237 for 2TB!
    Wowsers!
    Might have to set some price alerts. :)

    I don't even need the extra storage. Just keen to get rid of the cables needed for 2.5" SSD's.
     
  4. GDavid

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    Really happy with my 500Gb SN850, the WD drive has the better endurance and with a sizeable RAMcache it seems pretty decent...

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. EvilGenius

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    You haven't actually touched the drive with that test, those are literally ram speeds. The SN850 has a rather large SLC cache, but it's not that quick.
     
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  6. GDavid

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    I know, but wanted to post the picture anyway ;)
     
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    That's awesome because both of my 2TB m2s are nearly at capacity.
     
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    once they drop to around 450aud ill jump
    ftfy
     
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  13. Blinky

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    When the "end of financial sales" makes even the "eBay sales mark-ups" look silly.
    Thank you Shopping Express but I think I'll pass. :Paranoid::shock::wired:


    [​IMG]
     
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    Once 8tb m2s drop under 500aud I'll post a bunch here
     
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    Shopping Express and their inflated 'RRP' quotes, they seem to do that for many of their items.
    https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/p...ts/price-displays#what-are-misleading-prices-
    https://www.accc.gov.au/business/pr...aying-prices#two-price-comparison-advertising

    On the MX500 4TB itself, there seem to be some differences from the reset of the MX500 series that aren't necessarily expected. e.g. less RAM per NAND capacity.
    https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/crucial-mx500-4tb-review/4/
    Looks like some manufacturing cost savings there, if only they'd pass on more to the end price. At least it's not as bad as the premium on some QLC drives.
     
  16. vladtepes

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    Oh hell yes I'd get me one of those :)
     
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  17. mikezilla2

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    lol i wonder when that will be

    we got many drives bigger than 8 on the way ?
     
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    drives much bigger exist, you can't afford them though - they're firmly targeted as enterprise and hyperscaler markets. They're also usually not m2 format because well you can only fit so many chips on a 22x80 board, and high capacity needs more chips. so there's 2.5 and 3.5 format drives, and PCIe cards, or whole external rack mount units - you can fit a lot of NAND into a 42RU rack - will set you back multiple millions to do so however.

    you could get 16TB samsung models back in 2017.
     
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