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ADATA USA Ultimate Su800 1TB 3D Nand 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive 139.99$

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launch wrote: Cheapest 1TB with some kind of brand name I've found is $129.99. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07LG1 ... OQJA&psc=1
The 1 TB BX500 is a few dollars cheaper than the Adata at $136.37.
The Silicon Power and BX500 are both DRAMless SSDs (not ideal for a boot drive, fine for storage/game drive). The 1TB BX500 is also QLC. The 960GB is TLC so the 960GB is recommended over the 1TB unless you REALLY need the extra 64GB.
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Thanks. That's good to know about them being DRAMless. There is also a 1 TB nvme from Crucial for and extra $5 over this Adata SU800. I don't have an m.2 slot on my motherboard but I do have an adapter and the cpu is Intel 6th Gen so it would support booting from NVME Pcie. Do you think the Crucial nvme is better than the Adata SU800 sata and worth the extra $5? https://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-1TB-NAND- ... 148&sr=8-3
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launch wrote: Thanks. That's good to know about them being DRAMless. There is also a 1 TB nvme from Crucial for and extra $5 over this Adata SU800. I don't have an m.2 slot on my motherboard but I do have an adapter and the cpu is Intel 6th Gen so it would support booting from NVME Pcie. Do you think the Crucial nvme is better than the Adata SU800 sata and worth the extra $5? https://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-1TB-NAND- ... 148&sr=8-3
The SU800 is fine IMO. If you do want to move up to NVMe, you might notice things are a shade quicker but it's not a huge improvement, certainly not like going from HDD to SSD. If you are gonna go NVMe, the Kingston A2000 is better than the Crucial P1 and only a few bucks more. They use the same controller but the Kingston is TLC and the Crucial is QLC.

PS I don't know how great of an experience trying to boot from a PCIe adapter is, I've heard bad things but that could be adapter dependent. Also make sure the adapter supports NVMe m.2 and not SATA m.2 otherwise it won't even work.
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djemzine wrote: How is Adata's reliability? Is this TLC?
My info is from 2014-2018. They were BAAAD, like really bad with a lot of RMAs for their SSDs and flash memory types. It was another noname brand with bad quality. Not sure if anything changed.
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LOL so much hate for adata from these "resident experts"

i've probably purchased 24+ adata SSD drives ranging from su650 to su800 and not one had failed so far

some people need stop drinking the samsung koolaid
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i ordered this deal before the thread was made. now y'all are making me nervous
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TBH I would avoid SATA best to go with NVMe
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Jep4444 wrote:
PS I don't know how great of an experience trying to boot from a PCIe adapter is, I've heard bad things but that could be adapter dependent. Also make sure the adapter supports NVMe m.2 and not SATA m.2 otherwise it won't even work.
If you motherboard does not have an M.2 slot, but the BIOS supports NVMe, adapters should work fine. I have 1 system that boots form this and works well, 2 others that is configured as an ESXi datastore, it's been reliable for the last 8-9 months. Amazon cheap ones. Good experience here so far.
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Spend $20 more and get a Crucial MX500. Much better than Adata.
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Attesting to quality. We have literally bought hundreds of 128 and 256 SU800 for upgrades to old non profit computers on HDDs to keep them going for basic office use. Out of them over the span of 3 years only 2 have failed. Granted none of these were 1TB. I would use this as a game or small mixed media drive anyday. As a primary boot, no, Samsung all the way.
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Curious, would this work as a good option for a raid backup? ...in a scenario where you have NVMe as main storage? Building my own system and just thinking about it, not even sure if its even worth.
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djemzine wrote: How is Adata's reliability? Is this TLC?
zero issues on my end. had them for 3 years nkw.
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Adata SU800 Ultimate review from Tom's Hardware with the following conclusion:

"If you plan to purchase a low cost or even a premium SSD, the Adata Ultimate SU800 is not a good choice."
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And I thought my post would circumvent just this...little did I know. Battle of the swinging... Oh shit I can't finish that.
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I've only ever had 1 nvme slot. Is the best way to expand with a pcie expansion board? Can't find any for nvme that are wider than 1x pcie slot.

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