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[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power 512GB 3D NAND SATA III Internal SSD - $69.99

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[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power 512GB 3D NAND SATA III Internal SSD - $69.99

Lowest price for 3D NAND internal SSD according to triple C.
Probably a good deal for those looking for SSD for their thin laptops.
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Seen this a few days ago. reviews aren't great
Gaming PC: i9 9900ks, RTX 3080 10gb, GTX 1070 8gb, 64GB RAM
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Buy two and raid them both together
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Giving a thumbs up cause not sure if 500gb ssd been cheaper.
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I bought one laat year and very happy with it. Performance is very good. The company has high reputation in Taiwan although not many people know about this company here in North America.
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These are godsend for older laptops.. Ever since I upgraded 2 old laptops to windows 10, they became horrendous.. I upgraded them to the 256gb variety of this silicon power ssd and now they are singing.
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote: Giving a thumbs up cause not sure if 500gb ssd been cheaper.
only 3rd tier brands (ie. Patriot) and Chinese brand/generic have been cheaper $60ish for 480-512GB SSDs
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Looks like a cacheless SSD. The Kingston A400 480GB was $63 last week, another cacheless drive.
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anatman wrote: This is a cacheless drive. Avoid like the plague.

Buy the King Dian instead (480GB for $67 @ amazon.ca), which is a proper SSD with cache.
whats the difference between cache vs cacheless drive?
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dnyc wrote: whats the difference between cache vs cacheless drive?
The way SSDs work is that they scatter what they write over the entire SSD for wear leveling purposes (not in continuous segments like a traditional HDD). That means that when you ask an SSD to read/write a file, it has to constantly look up where the next bit of information is. This lookup table is stored in DDR3 cache. Cheap cacheless drives just use the NAND flash for this look up. So basically every time you want to read or write something you're doing two slow NAND operations (looking up where the bit to read/write is and then doing the actual read/write). So performance is terrible, roughly half that of regular SSD drives because of the double read/write. But even worse, keeping the lookup table up to date is really write intensive so your killing the life expectancy of the drive dramatically.

Cacheless SSDs made a modicum of sense when DDR3 prices were really high, and you could get a steep discount for cacheless drives. But now that DDR3 prices are low and SSDs with cache are the same price or less, it's absolutely insane to buy a cacheless SSD. Nevertheless, the same few accounts keep shilling these junk drives here.
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Anyone know if this would be a good upgrade for a 500GB PS4 hard drive?
😎Thanks RFD😎

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