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[Amazon.ca] Crucial NVMe P2 (new product) 500GB $70.99

So I bought this NVMe to build my very low budget PC for my dad at $90 and the performance is sooo good

At novabench I scored 2700 MBps for write speed and 1700 MBps for read speed

Its definitely enough for windows and daily browsing usage with 500GB, and I can put more storage with regular SSD or even spinning drive down the road

edit: so this is all the list of my parts that I used. i believe anyone can build this without a problem with a bit of learning ahead. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/8HGcCJ
with this sale, my total spent $ is actually down to $466 to a full build PC. (from $485)
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Arent these rated only for 2300/1150 for read/write speeds?
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MeatJuice wrote: Arent these rated only for 2300/1150 for read/write speeds?
yes i saw what they wrote, i actually haven't tested with direct copying data since i just build my own and install windows and benchmark them.

that's why i said that's the number from novabench benchmark
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Good value for most folks.

In 2020, most NVMe SSDs are reasonable. There are still some garbage SATA drives, especially from no name Chinese brands.
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wow, this thing is getting cheaper everyday, thanks op
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This vs wd sn550 $80?
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I seem to remember my 1TB Crucial P1 drive (superior to the P2) was only about $135.
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thanks im going to get this one instead of the p5 that i was waiting to be shipped. anything to save on this new build so i can get a more expensive video card
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Anfaax wrote: faster read/write for $10 more
Is it tho? Op benchmarked it and speeds were same or even faster
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wlee wrote: This vs wd sn550 $80?
All come down to reliability but that’s something we do not know
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Good value for entry NVMe drive, I do not recommend it for somewhat heavy use as it only has 150 TBW Endurance.
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wlee wrote: This vs wd sn550 $80?
From Reddit re P2 vs SN550. Essentially go SN550.
This is using the E13T controller, which has a good entry level HMB implementation (no onboard DRAM but uses a small portion of your system RAM as a substitute instead). Very low power/heat, decent performer all around, relatively small SLC cache (~24GB) but does not enter a folding state. The direct to TLC speed outside the SLC cache is decent (~500MB/s on TLC 500GB versions, likely higher on the 1TB models but there are no detailed reviews on that yet)

However. This drive is a mess, specifically with the 500GB models. Crucial has been unclear whether they're using 96l TLC or QLC on it. Some people were receiving models with QLC while others got TLC versions from the same listings, the speed within the SLC cache will be the same for either but obviously sustained tasks will take a massive dump on QLC, as well as a durability hit (again demonstrating that manufacturer rated TBW is only a warranty period and means nothing in real life longevity)

This shouldn't really matter at the price range everyone is expecting it to hit, however this is not that price. Spend $5 more and go for the SN550 when that's on sale (which without DRAM or HMB, still outperforms virtually all other non flagship TLC drives at the moment)
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Hey OP:
I’m looking to build a budget build. Is that CPU actually decent for like multitasking and probably streaming?
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Good to see some prices dropping, but I have enough 500gb, looking for 1TB deals.
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AlmightyPO wrote: From Reddit re P2 vs SN550. Essentially go SN550.
thanks for this. changed my order to wd sn550.
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jorda13456 wrote: Hey OP:
I’m looking to build a budget build. Is that CPU actually decent for like multitasking and probably streaming?
definitely not for streaming, not even for high demand graphics games, only for small games and low fps since its only using VEGA 8

watch videos what you need for streaming, there are tons tons of options out there. this is for my dad which for browsing and maybe occasionally play small games
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quetzpro wrote: definitely not for streaming, not even for high demand graphics games, only for small games and low fps since its only using VEGA 8

watch videos what you need for streaming, there are tons tons of options out there. this is for my dad which for browsing and maybe occasionally play small games
Hey sorry I didn’t mean to say streaming! My bad.

What I meant to say was would it be good for recording the screen using OBS in around quality 1920x1080P. No streaming at all and only to play a 2007 game called osu?
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jorda13456 wrote: Hey sorry I didn’t mean to say streaming! My bad.

What I meant to say was would it be good for recording the screen using OBS in around quality 1920x1080P. No streaming at all and only to play a 2007 game called osu?
i feel like you can, but i cannot guarantee, not the expert :(

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