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[Amazon Canada] Adata SU800 1 TB SSD - $129.99 No Tax

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[Amazon Canada] Adata SU800 1 TB SSD - $129.99 No Tax

Remember to clip the $30 coupon and don't forget Ebates. $129.99 without tax is equivalent to $115 before 13% tax.

Also there's the Intel 660p NVME SSD @NewEgg.ca for $140:

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820167462
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lincoln wrote:
May 12th, 2019 12:20 pm
The Adata uses Micron 64-Layer TLC NAND and the Intel uses Micron QLC.
What does that mean in English?
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ScottF391 wrote:
May 12th, 2019 12:27 pm
in Lameass terms?
In general MLC > TLC > QLC but manufacturers often do workarounds so the non-techie consumer won't notice the difference.
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neptune wrote:
May 12th, 2019 12:47 pm
So MLC = best and QLC = poor and TLC somewhere in between?
But according the benchmarks link posted above, the Intel with QLC has much much better performance
The MLC= 2bits / cell TLC= 3bits/cell QLC= 4bits/cell.. so they say that the more bits per cell the shorter the life span of the drive but "most" people won't come close to writing that much data to a drive to wear it out. The intel 660p is roughly 3x faster than the adata in write and read speeds. It really comes down to if your motherboard has a m.2 slot or not to pop in the intel 660p.
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anotherwave wrote:
May 12th, 2019 1:00 pm
The MLC= 2bits / cell TLC= 3bits/cell QLC= 4bits/cell.. so they say that the more bits per cell the shorter the life span of the drive but "most" people won't come close to writing that much data to a drive to wear it out. The intel 660p is roughly 3x faster than the adata in write and read speeds. It really comes down to if your motherboard has a m.2 slot or not to pop in the intel 660p.
And to add to this, the only performance advantage of NVME is for 4K video editing. Booting to Windows and game load times are identical between NVME and SSD.

1TB QLC allows for 112GB+ writes each day for 5-years straight under warranty, but the drive will last far beyond warranty.

So translation... You can't go wrong with either drive here.
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I just want a cheap SSD to install all the giant games these days. I already have a main NMVE for the important stuff. This Adata will do the trick or will the price keep dropping?
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architect wrote:
May 12th, 2019 1:29 pm
I just want a cheap SSD to install all the giant games these days. I already have a main NMVE for the important stuff. This Adata will do the trick or will the price keep dropping?
The long term trend is always down for storage, but it can experience periods of under and oversupply. Normally the second half of the year has higher demand for electronics so prices go up.

Having said this though, Western Digital, Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron Technology have all reported a massive inventory buildup. They were hoping the Intel CPU shortage would end this year, but that doesn't seem likely.

96-Layer NAND comes out this year which should reduce cost to produce by 20% but also makes the oversupply problem worse. Eventually these companies are going to have to liquidate inventory, but it's unlikely they'll want to do that below cost, which is about $100 for 1TB 64-Layer TLC.

"Western Digital fiscal Q3 clocked by inventory writedown"
https://www.zdnet.com/article/western-d ... writedown/

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SLC > 3d-MLC > MLC /3D-TLC > TLC/3D-QLC

Intel 660p looks fast in benchmark because it is fitted with SLC as cache. If you don't need the capacity, stick with MLC, or 3D-TLC.
neptune wrote:
May 12th, 2019 12:47 pm
So MLC = best and QLC = poor and TLC somewhere in between?
But according the benchmarks link posted above, the Intel with QLC has much much better performance
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By the way, does anyone know of a good enclosure for the Intel 660p?
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40gates wrote:
May 12th, 2019 3:11 pm
By the way, does anyone know of a good enclosure for the Intel 660p?
Subscribed to thread to see if anyone else finds an enclosure to this.

I have looked and the price of NVMe compatible enclosures made me cry. All the decently priced ones were not NVMe compatible.

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