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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
From: Moose Jaw
Great Read/Write speeds; Easy install; Great value
That blue makes it tough to do custom color builds without a heat shield to cover it. Looks sharp in blue builds though.
I've had this drive for about a year now. Having come from a Crucial P1 in my old rig, I was very impressed at how well this stacked up against it. Very quick when loading apps and games, and incredibly zippy when searching through mountains files. I would highly recommend this for people who need extra workstation speed on a budget. The price per dollar is excellent. My only gripe about it...and it's a minor one...is that it is blue. If you like to show off the innards of your gaming rig, then it might be a pet peeve if your theme isn't blue. To me though...it's still worth it, and you can put a shield or heat sync over it if it's that much of a bother to you. Bottom line...it's hard to find a better value than this at this price point, and it's fast enough that gamers, and even most workstation users, will be happy with it.
Monday, November 09, 2020
By: Daryl Abonte
small, low power, high capacity, HIGH ENDURANCE! (second place compared to other products, but first place for the price!)
Slow write speed, missing cache which degrades performance slightly. Not sure if a heat spreader would be a good idea, does get toasty warm but works fine so far.
Works with Windows 7 and with AMD Ryzen 9 3900x. (unlike Jake Britton Posted earlier) Found the drivers which Microsoft removed from their site, they are hosted elsewhere, just gotta be good at search words. It is about twice the speed of a SSD drive, and I gotta say, it feels good loading up my favorite game in seconds rather than minutes. For value, this is what I recommend others buying. It will deliver! Working 4 months straight without issues.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Used as my C:/ in a new, ITX computer built for gaming and HTPC use. Have had absolutely no problems, and it's running cool. Windows boots in seconds, and I haven't yet noticed a difference in read/write speeds relative to a Samsung NVME I bought two years ago in normal, daily use. The right price for this product.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
By: Jack Britton
Endurance Speed (25% slower than best SSD, but at least 5 times as fast as SATA) Price
NVME will not work on Windows 7 if paired with AMD 3900x processors. Must use Windows 10. Not really a weakness unless you blame AMD for not providing backwards compatibility for their new hardware, nothing new, as they do the same for their Video cards as well. Microsoft likely asked AMD to stop supporting old OS to boost Win10 sales.
Good Value for the $$$
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
-nand flash is TLC not QLC (QLC's disadvantage will be a problem as you fill up the drive), so the performance is quite consistent -solid wd in house controller with SLC cache -good TBW for the price
-In practice, it doesnt feel much of a difference compared to high-ish end sata SSD such as adata su850 mx500 850 evo (unless you do lots of write and read) -lack of dram might be a small issue, but nvme pci-e 3.0 should reduce that problem
for average user, this is the nvme ssd to get, if the QLC drives (samsung qvo, intel 660p, crucial p1) arent substantially cheaper
Thursday, January 23, 2020