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[Amazon.ca] XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD $259.99+ Free shipping

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[Amazon.ca] XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD $259.99+ Free shipping

look like the price lower then BF after $20 coupon
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It should be noted that Adata seems to have begun swapping the SM2262EN controller inside the drive for the SM2262G, so the performance is more similar to the original SX8200 than the SX8200 Pro. This means poorer short term performance but better for things that are very lengthy, most users won't notice much of a difference since most daily tasks don't really tax the drive much anyways. For most users, this is still slightly overkill, but the only drives I could find cheaper are a very notable step down and SATA anyways. This is MUCH better than the Swordfish which is selling for the same price, so even if it's overkill, it's a no brainer. That said, we've seen similar deals in the past on this and the S11 Pro, which is the same basic drive (also supposedly having it's controller replaced with the SM2262G).
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660p is a QLC drive, used it for a while when the virtual SLC cache full, I was getting like 80MBPS, yep, slower than an HDD.
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charliee604 wrote: This or the 2tb intel 660p?
This is cheaper and frankly a better drive. The Intel uses lower quality NAND (QLC vs TLC) and the controller is literally a cut down version of this one.
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I have a pair of these in my current build, individual drives, not RAID. One is the older controller one is the newer. Outside of benchmarks there’s 0 notable differences in day-to-day usage.
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$259 seems the lowest price for 2TB NVMe with good speed
Got one, thx OP!

Now.....wait for the delivery......
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The last time it was this price was November 2019 so that's probably decent.
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ot: when it says 3d nand, that means the ssd has DRAM? tia i have that 120gb adata SU655 ssd, is that a dram drive?
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mikka2017 wrote: ot: when it says 3d nand, that means the ssd has DRAM? tia i have that 120gb adata SU655 ssd, is that a dram drive?
Forget about the jargon, this drive is much better than the SU655.

The controller, while downgraded from its review model, may be better for sustained writes.

Overall good deal in the COVID era.
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Currently my PC uses a M2 drive (Not nVME) with licensed Windows 10 on it. It is taking up the PCI-E harddrive slot. I do want to add a NVMe drive to install games on, but I am afraid of losing my Windows 10. No Windows 10 install disk came with the system, so I cannot reinstall it.

If I buy a M2 to SATA 3 adaptor, can I easily move the existing M2 drive out of the PCI-E hard drive slot, without losing my windows 10 OS?
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CCHIPSS wrote: Currently my PC uses a M2 drive (Not nVME) with licensed Windows 10 on it. It is taking up the PCI-E harddrive slot. I do want to add a NVMe drive to install games on, but I am afraid of losing my Windows 10. No Windows 10 install disk came with the system, so I cannot reinstall it.

If I buy a M2 to SATA 3 adaptor, can I easily move the existing M2 drive out of the PCI-E hard drive slot, without losing my windows 10 OS?
Just associate your current product key to your Microsoft Account. If anything goes wrong (you should only potentially loose your Win10<>Hardware association on major hardware upgrades like a mainboard). Just sign back in to transfer over your product key. Also you can download the Win10 ISO and make a bootable USB key with a utility directly available from Microsoft. https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/softwar ... /windows10
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thx op, just need a deal on some ram now
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mikka2017 wrote: ot: when it says 3d nand, that means the ssd has DRAM? tia i have that 120gb adata SU655 ssd, is that a dram drive?
3D NAND is a type of memory where the NAND is stacked vertically, it has nothing to do with DRAM. Very few drives (if any) still utilize older planar 2D NAND.
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This might be the perfect thing I’ve been looking for.

Out of curiosity would I see any major difference in using this drive for media storage vs a puce gen 4 drive?
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ozzi12 wrote: This might be the perfect thing I’ve been looking for.

Out of curiosity would I see any major difference in using this drive for media storage vs a puce gen 4 drive?
Doubt you'll notice much of a difference, unless you're actively encoding files.

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