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[Amazon.ca] WD_Black SN750 1TB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD $179.99

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[Amazon.ca] WD_Black SN750 1TB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD $179.99

The lowest was 169 last BF. its 10$ more than the lowest.

Great drive, it runs cool, fast and reliable. almost equivalent to Samsung 970 evo plus, but come with better warranty.

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Update: IMHO, DO NOT buy ADATA drives, I got 8200 PRO 1TB a while ago, used it as boot drive, I had windows bluescreen issue, windows freeze issue, and then I changed to Samsung, all issues were gone.
also for speed, on day 1, the drive was fast, but then I had like 400G data on it, then speed dropped to like half when i run crystal disk mark.
again, my personal opinion.
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How does it compare with XPG 8200 Pro? I am unable to decide between 2, for 2 TB version, cost difference is very high, is SN750 that good compared to XPG 8200 Pro to justify the price?
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IIRC, the 8200 Pro is faster in synthetic benchmarks, but slows down as it fills up. The SN750 is consistently fast.
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scholar80 wrote: IIRC, the 8200 Pro is faster in synthetic benchmarks, but slows down as it fills up. The SN750 is consistently fast.
If we are talking about the SLC cache, it is not a matter of when the drive becomes full but when you write huge amount of data without pause.
As the SLC cache portion fills up, and then the controller has to write directly to TLC memory at a much slower rate. If you just have a pause between very large writes (100+ gb for the 8200) it will let the cache shuffle around the data behind the scenes and be ready (or empty) for the next write.

Anandtech's review of the 8200 Pro


Both drives are roughly equal, just get whatever is cheaper. It is unlikely you will notice the difference between the two unless you have some very specific requirements.
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D50M83 wrote: If we are talking about the SLC cache, it is not a matter of when the drive becomes full but when you write huge amount of data without pause.
As the SLC cache portion fills up, and then the controller has to write directly to TLC memory at a much slower rate. If you just have a pause between very large writes (100+ gb for the 8200) it will let the cache shuffle around the data behind the scenes and be ready (or empty) for the next write.

Anandtech's review of the 8200 Pro


Both drives are roughly equal, just get whatever is cheaper. It is unlikely you will notice the difference between the two unless you have some very specific requirements.
This is only partially correct. The cache actually shrinks as the drive fills so the time it takes to exhaust the cache does decline. This also only covers the first performance wall, ie. when the drive runs out of cache and not the second which happens when the drive runs out of available TLC (because it's been reserved as cache), though that is harder to hit, it becomes easier to hit the more full the drive is. The other phenomenon that happens is that as the drive approaches full, the drive starts experiencing some nasty latency spikes that basically don't exist on other drives.

The drives are not equal, for typical consumer workloads, one may not notice the differences on a regular basis (one might if they're cloning a drive or something, how often do you actually do that). But if one does any form of video editing or any other work load where lengthy writes are the norm, the SN750 is a vastly superior product.
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NirajP wrote: How does it compare with XPG 8200 Pro? I am unable to decide between 2, for 2 TB version, cost difference is very high, is SN750 that good compared to XPG 8200 Pro to justify the price?
Are you just using it as a boot/game/general screwing around on your comp drive? Or do you do any real work on your computer that involves writing to a drive for an extended period of time?
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Jep4444 wrote: Are you just using it as a boot/game/general screwing around on your comp drive? Or do you do any real work on your computer that involves writing to a drive for an extended period of time?
Primarily for gaming, I don't know how ssd behave during extended gameplay, does it involve constant reading/writing? Specific to high file size games like COD WWII or RDR2
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Pretty sure "Gaming SSD" is a meme/gimmick. Gaming performance rarely is affected by SSD (diminishing gains etc etc) unless you're playing something that loads new maps consistently and is packed neatly in one file that needs to extract from one huge file all the time *clinches fist at Path of exile*.

edit: a source https://www.tweaktown.com/articles/8661 ... ndex2.html
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Good price! The sn750 has consistently fast read and write speeds. And WD has great customer support. Recently ran into a few BSOD because my old 500gig nvme drive started to fail and they replaced it via advanced RMA with a 1tb version. Had to pay for the shipping and 25$ fee but other then that the experience was great.
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SN 750 black is just behind Samsung evo 970 plus, you can't go wrong with it
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NirajP wrote: Primarily for gaming, I don't know how ssd behave during extended gameplay, does it involve constant reading/writing? Specific to high file size games like COD WWII or RDR2
The only time games write to an SSD is at installation and when you are saving your data (this includes auto-save). Games primarily read from the SSD and dump the data into RAM. Most of the things you do when gaming will be written to RAM, not to storage.

It doesn't sound like your workload is at all dependent on quality of SSD. You'd be hard pressed to notice the difference between a low end SSD and an SN750 unless you sat there actually timing things, and even less so for the SX8200 Pro vs SN750. The only 2TB SSDs I see cheaper ATM are either SATA (Adata SU800 at $260 being by far the best deal if you're just using it as a game drive) but if you want to go NVMe or even just m.2, the only one substantially cheaper is the Adata SX8100 and I do NOT recommend that drive as it's prone to running hot and overheating. There are a few other drives close to in price(ie SATA m.2 WD Blue or sata Crucual MX500), none are worth saving a few bucks for.
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Zarkey wrote: Pretty sure "Gaming SSD" is a meme/gimmick. Gaming performance rarely is affected by SSD (diminishing gains etc etc) unless you're playing something that loads new maps consistently and is packed neatly in one file that needs to extract from one huge file all the time *clinches fist at Path of exile*.

edit: a source https://www.tweaktown.com/articles/8661 ... ndex2.html
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