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Silicon Power 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC SSD R/W up to 2,200MB/sand 1,600MB/s $77.9

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[Amazon.ca] Silicon Power 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC SSD R/W up to 2,200MB/sand 1,600MB/s $77.9

The P34A60 is an affordable storage solution that doesn't skimp on performance. It's designed for novice users, DIY system builders, purpose-built system manufacturers, and simply those who are looking to upgrade their PC. But with a PCIe Gen3x4 interface, which means four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously, read speeds up to 2,200 MB/s, and write speeds up to 1,600 MB/s, this SSD is anything but basic.
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If only there were affortable NVMe USB enclosures, this would make a perfect portable storage solution.
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This seems ridiculously cheap, what am I missing here.
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jbone14 wrote: This seems ridiculously cheap, what am I missing here.
Not that ridiculous, SSDs have been trending down lately. A WD SN550 DRAM-less has been for 79.99 for a few weeks now.

I wonder how this one compares.
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Ive totally lost touch, thanks!!
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Found this commentary on the drive: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/ ... 9/fza6d85/
"Silicon Power makes half a dozen models of SSD. Newegg hides which one this is inside the un-user-friendly product id "SP001TBP34A60M28", the relevant part of which is P34A60.

Looking that up in NewMaxx's spreadsheet, this is a BUDGET NVMe, so to answer the person who asked why the SN750 is better, the latter is in the topmost category PROSUMER, all of which are very fast.

This P34A60 unfortunately doesn't even have DRAM, which is a large negative for most budget drives (other than the SN550 -- see NewMaxx's comments on that), although it uses HMB (Host Memory Buffer -- it borrows some of the PC's DRAM), which somewhat makes up for its own lack of DRAM.

This Silicon Power uses controller SM2263XT (dual core 4 channel). It claims sequential r/W of up to a max of 2200/1600, which when it is achieved is fast compared with a SATA drive but kind of slow of the current generation of SSDs.

It could be used on a tight budget, except a lot of better faster SSDs have come down in price to near this price, making it less clear when this one is suitable."
Seems like in the DRAMLess class the SN550 is a better deal.
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ToniCipriani wrote: Seems like in the DRAMLess class the SN550 is a better deal.
The SN550 is basically the best DRAM-less SSD ever released, though the 500GB does not perform as well as the 1TB model (this is somewhat common with 500GB drives). Still I'd take the 500GB SN550 it over any other DRAM-less SSD, aside from the 500GB SN500, if you can still find one at a reasonable price (the SN500 at that capacity has more NAND than the SN550 which makes up for the PCIe 2x interface and slightly slower NAND).
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NVMe SSDs are mostly decent, it's the SATA SSDs you need to watch on the low end. I repeat myself, but it's worth it here.

The OP deal is indeed reasonable, folks.
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