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[Newegg] Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND SSD $106.99

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[Newegg] Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND SSD $106.99

Newegg Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253X6001T0C101
https://www.newegg.ca/team-group-1tb-cx ... 6820331561

good price?
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Don’t know much about this brand or model, but I usually buy Samsung or WD Black for an OS drive.

For a storage drive to quickly write large files like 50-70GB each, would you recommend this SSD?

Any issues with warranty claim in Canada?

Thanks!
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Thanks OP, this is a pretty good deal. It's a fairly good brand, and a good DRAM-less SSD if you're not a computer enthusiast or just looking for a game drive/PS4 storage/scratch drive.

Review here: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/t ... iew,1.html

Even though it's DRAM-Less, it does pretty well in terms of RND4K: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/t ... ew,13.html - not sure how much of that is attributed to it's "SLC Caching"

There have been times where 1TB DRAM SSDs have gone below $90 CAD (no tax), but those are largely from brands with non-existent warranty and binned/oversupply NAND (KingDian, Torosus, etc.). They get a bad rep but they're the best game drives I've ever had. This is probably one of the best "middle-tier" SSD deals I've seen.

That being said, Evo, MX500 and SN550 have all been falling in price quite rapidly. I think SN550 was just $125/1TB recently, so if it's an OS/primary drive, I'd really recommend going with one of the higher tier drives just for endurance, DRAM, Warranty (except Samsung), etc.
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Picked up CX3 from ME at boxing day for 95 bucks. Good speed and my macmini is on steroids.
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Omesuri wrote: Pretty good deal. It's a fairly good brand, and a good DRAM-less SSD.

Review here: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/t ... iew,1.html

Even though it's DRAM-Less, it does pretty well in terms of RND4K: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/t ... ew,13.html - not sure how much of that is attributed to it's "SLC Caching"

There have been times where 1TB DRAM SSDs have gone below $90 CAD, but those are largely from brands with non-existent warranty and binned/oversupply NAND (KingDian, Torosus, etc.). They get a bad rep but they're the best game drives I've ever had. This is probably one of the best "middle-tier" SSD deals I've seen.
cool. very recent review. they all look gibberish to me but the graphs do look good for a discounted ssd.
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danascully wrote: Pointless to buy this when MX500 was +$13 like last month

Like WTF is "Team Group" anyways, NO THX
Totally agree MX500 is a better buy and worth the splurge given it's ATL pricing lately.

Team group is a pretty reputable brand though. They produce a ton of consumer enthusiast RAM and they're a publicly traded manufacturer in Taiwan.
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Omesuri wrote: .

Team group is a pretty reputable brand though. They produce a ton of consumer enthusiast RAM and they're a publicly traded manufacturer in Taiwan.
First time i'm hearing about this brand
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danascully wrote: Pointless to buy this when MX500 was +$13 like last month

Like WTF is "Team Group" anyways, NO THX

Just because you don't know the brand personally doesn't automatically make it bad.

Do yourself a favor, read/watch some reviews, learn a few things. Not everything has to be Corsair/Samsung to be good.

This brand makes very good memory chips, very good ram (check out the xtreem line of ddr4 ram), and decent prices too.
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danascully wrote: Pointless to buy this when MX500 was +$13 like last month

Like WTF is "Team Group" anyways, NO THX
They're Taiwanese and are a well-known brand, reliable as fair as I know. This is a good price but everyone should see the writing on the wall right now, that SSD prices are falling and will continue to drop. Personally I'll be waiting for a sub-100 SSD with DRAM cache.
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Not a bad deal... but why the hell any tech company would want to brand a product as "classic" is beyond me!

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Any decent 2TB SSDs floating around? Does it matter if it's NVME or SATA III, for steam games etc?
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Yeah I’m from Taiwan and this brand started gaining its reputation in Taiwan around 15 years ago iirc for its good warranty term and better than average quality.

Taiwan makes very good computer products and ic chips, and this is what we’re proud of (and of course bubble tea and salty peppery chicken nuggets)
XGonGiveItToYa wrote: They're Taiwanese and are a well-known brand, reliable as fair as I know. This is a good price but everyone should see the writing on the wall right now, that SSD prices are falling and will continue to drop. Personally I'll be waiting for a sub-100 SSD with DRAM cache.
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I have 2 SSDs from Team Group installed on 2 laptops couple years ago. So far so good. No complaint at all.
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Team Group is a really reputable brand in Asia. Primary lower cost because they don't spend much on marketing but equally good in PCB manufacturing and they use a lot of chips from SK Hynix and Samsung.
My old tech start-up business in Asia ordered thousands of Team Group products for various clients, no hi-cups.

When they use the word CLASSIC, it means for SataIII SSD, since modern PCs are primarily supposed to be running NVME.
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Apparently it's a DRAM-less drive. Personally I would go for the $120 MX500 deal - has DRAM and a longer warranty.

Otherwise yeah, Team Group has a decent reputation in other parts of the world, as a lower cost / second tier option.
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microsoldier54 wrote: Any decent 2TB SSDs floating around? Does it matter if it's NVME or SATA III, for steam games etc?
SATA is a bottleneck at 750 MB/s, while decent NVMe drives have throughput measured in gigabytes per second. So it matter, yes, and if your system supports NVMe, you might as well take advantage of it.
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While speed separates the performance of SATA and NVMe Gen 3/4 SSD drives, real world use is not so easy to tell. This Linus Tech Tips is illustrative of that. That being said, the cost of NVMe's is coming down so why not opt for an M.2 drive unless that is not available unless you only have a 2.5" bay available. If you go with a 2.5", I'd spend the few extra dollars and go with DRAM.

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