It's hot if the extra performance is important. If I were doing actual work on my drive, I would not consider the performance trade offs on the SX8200 Pro to be acceptable and lower overall performance means more time to do the work. Especially since the SX8200 Pro's cache drops as soon as you start filling the drive. The SX8200 Pro 1TB was not the best drive for the money at any point in, well as far back as I can remember (the S11 Pro alone is almost always cheaper, and an identical drive, not to mention the P34A80 and Sabrent Rocket are routinely cheaper), so you got hosed any way you slice it..TheMau5 wrote: ↑ Still I don't think at 190$ the WD drive is a HOT deal except if you are in the market for this particular drive, I did not say that the XPG deal at 185$ was a hot deal, I still think NVME SSD are too expensive. I bought the XPG because it was the best drive for the money(at that particular time). I agree WD Black would be a good deal right now but classifying it as HOT is IMHO not accurate as you could get something cheaper for similar performance.
600TBW is 336GB a day over 5 years (472GB if you don't work weekends) so I'm gonna guess even most work heavy users aren't gonna outright do that, though that's just a number provided for warranty purposes (which WD are clearly being dicks about, cause the SN750 can easily do more than that). I was more criticizing Tom's for using that as a con for the P34A80 but not for other drives when it's rated for better than several other drives on the list.