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[Amazon.ca] Crucial P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD $93.99

Capacity: Up to 2TB with sequential reads or writes up to 2400MB/s/1900MB/s
NVMe PCIe interface, marking the next step in storage innovation
Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
Backed by a limited 5-year warranty or up to the max endurance rating of 300 TBW
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Price is also decent for 2TB. I use it to edit photos and videos. Works quite well despite some thinking this is an ass drive because of no DRAM and QLC.

Not compatible with PS5 internally. Works in an enclosure.
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Keith1411 wrote: Price is also decent for 2TB. I use it to edit photos and videos. Works quite well despite some thinking this is an ass drive because of no DRAM and QLC.

Not compatible with PS5 internally. Works in an enclosure.
What you're using it for is great with no DRAM


You just don't want to use it as your boot drive.
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Viper98 wrote: What you're using it for is great with no DRAM


You just don't want to use it as your boot drive.
What's gonna happen if I use it as a boot drive?
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Can I just use this as an additional storage?
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emjhay wrote: Can I just use this as an additional storage?
If you're talking about plugging it in externally, you will need an enclosure. Those are about $30-50. Buy from Amazon or from a place where you can return it without penalty if it doesn't perform as advertised. A lot of them do not reach the advertised speeds.

Search for NVMe enclosures and most of them will work. 2280 is the length of this drive, which will fit in most enclosures.
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Beside the speed, 3D QLC loses 2/3 the write cycle for only 1/3 the capacity gain compared to TLC. For light duty, it may works fine but I rather pay a bit more for 3D TLC.

Keith1411 wrote: Price is also decent for 2TB. I use it to edit photos and videos. Works quite well despite some thinking this is an ass drive because of no DRAM and QLC.

Not compatible with PS5 internally. Works in an enclosure.
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Keith1411 wrote: What's gonna happen if I use it as a boot drive?
If you're an average user doing nothing intensive on your PC, it's totally fine.
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Keith1411 wrote: What's gonna happen if I use it as a boot drive?
Slower speeds
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vipervenom25 wrote: If you're an average user doing nothing intensive on your PC, it's totally fine.
I'd argue even if 'intensive' it could depend. Heck, my p1 drive people so not to use as a boot. Been my main drive for awhile now.
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Gee wrote: Average user will not notice the difference and will not hit the Terabytes Written (TBW) limit.
Saying your average user won't notice a difference isn't fair


If you've never used a fast drive, sure, that may be fair. If you're coming from a 3.5" hdd it will be great


But you'll absolutely notice a difference if you use two machines side by side with all other specs being equal
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Viper98 wrote: Saying your average user won't notice a difference isn't fair


If you've never used a fast drive, sure, that may be fair. If you're coming from a 3.5" hdd it will be great


But you'll absolutely notice a difference if you use two machines side by side with all other specs being equal
Yes, your average user will notice a difference coming from a 3.5 HDD to anything flash based. Other than that, side by side it will be difficult to determine the difference between a SATA SSD and NVMe drive. Differentiating 2 NVMe drives (e.g one running HBM and the other DRAM) side by side for average users will be near impossible.
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I honestly don't know why people would buy the P2 to encourage bad business practice when there are better options at cheaper or slightly more price, all with three times the p/e cycle and double the rated TBW.

https://www.amazon.ca/Silicon-Power-Gen ... 29&sr=1-31

https://www.amazon.ca/Timetec-Gen3x4-60 ... 29&sr=1-25

https://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital-S ... B09HKDQ1RN
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Viper98 wrote: Saying your average user won't notice a difference isn't fair


If you've never used a fast drive, sure, that may be fair. If you're coming from a 3.5" hdd it will be great


But you'll absolutely notice a difference if you use two machines side by side with all other specs being equal
Yes, because the average user has two identical spec machines side by side.
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vipervenom25 wrote: Yes, your average user will notice a difference coming from a 3.5 HDD to anything flash based. Other than that, side by side it will be difficult to determine the difference between a SATA SSD and NVMe drive. Differentiating 2 NVMe drives (e.g one running HBM and the other DRAM) side by side for average users will be near impossible.
That's just factually inaccurate

You will ABSOLUTELY notice a difference side by side


DRAM less sustained performance is worse and anyone not just doing basic web browsing will notice it


While maybe your average user will be someone just doing basic tasks..... But they also aren't someone that is ever going to buy and install a drive themselves
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Viper98 wrote: That's just factually inaccurate

You will ABSOLUTELY notice a difference side by side


DRAM less sustained performance is worse and anyone not just doing basic web browsing will notice it


While maybe your average user will be someone just doing basic tasks..... But they also aren't someone that is ever going to buy and install a drive themselves
Cool, whatever you say

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