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[Staples] Seagate BarraCuda 120 500 GB $74.99

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[Staples] Seagate BarraCuda 120 500 GB $74.99

Also available at Amazon.ca and Bestbuy.ca for the same price.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07ZPRK6KD/ref ... uFb808D6AN

Amazing performance for the price better dealths the Samsung Evo 860 imo.
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Aww all the Samsung fan boys are down voting. -:)
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waloshin wrote: Aww all the Samsung fan boys are down voting. -:)
It's the fact that you provide no evidence or details explaining why the performance for the price is better than the Samsung Evo 860. Little effort was put into your posting therefore the downvote.

For those of you who are in the market for an ssd, it's so so as compared to the current m.2 NVMEs such as the SN550 & ADATA Swordfish 3D @ a slightly more expensive price $79.99. Only could find a 1 TB review.

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/seag ... -120-1-tb/

https://www.seagate.com/www-content/dat ... -en_CA.pdf (Specs)

Controller: Phison PS3112-S12 / Seagate STXZA01F5578 (Uses similar controller to the Kingston DC500 https://www.anandtech.com/show/14541/th ... sds-review) (correct me if I'm wrong)
Flash: Intel 96-layer (?) 3D TLC
NA7AG64A0A
DRAM: 1x 256 MB Nanya DDR3-1866
NT5CC128M16JR-EK
Endurance: 600 TBW


Benchmark comparisons with other brands

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/seag ... -tb/4.html Random Access Performance
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/seag ... -tb/5.html IO Latency
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/seag ... -tb/6.html Write Intensive Usage

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/seag ... tb/14.html

Pros
Perfect write-rate sustainability, no TLC write hole
Very good performance for a SATA drive
Excellent random write rates
Sequential speeds as high as SATA can go
2 TB variant available
Five-year warranty

Cons
Not as fast as M.2 NVMe SSDs
Price could be a bit lower

860 Evo 500 GB
https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/m ... er/860evo/

STORAGE MEMORY
Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC

CONTROLLER
Samsung MJX Controller
CACHE MEMORY

512MB Low Power DDR4 SDRAM
(250GB, 500GB)


Benchmarks
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sa ... 446-3.html

Reviews:
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-860-evo

For

Small, but noticeable speed increases
Quadrupled endurance

Against

SATA 3 protocol limits maximum potential


https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-860-evo

Pros

Huge choice of capacity
Well priced
Good all-round performance
Excellent endurance

Cons

Not that much faster than previous drive

https://www.techspot.com/products/stora ... sd.178883/

Editors Liked

Outstanding endurance rating
Good overall performance
Samsung Magician software
Five-years warranty
Exceptional software package with DRAM cache and cloning

Editors Didn't Like

Mixed workload performance lagged behind the 850 Series
TRIM-related performance issues

https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8531/ ... index.html

Pros:

Overall Performance
Endurance
Random Write Performance

Cons:

Non-SLC Read Response

Pricing

Seagate Barracuda 120 500 GB

CCC $74.99 lowest to date

CPP $74.99 lowest to date

RFD Looks like the lowest to date

Bapsalescanada Looks like the lowest to date

860 Evo 500 GB

CCC Lowest $79.99 Dec 25th 2019 MZ-76E500/AM

CPP Lowest $79.99 Nov 29th, 2019 - Dec 5th, 2019, Dec 24th, 2019 - Jan 3rd, 2020

RFD Lowest $54.99 staples-samsung-860-evo-internal-ssd-50 ... g-2334308/ Dec 2nd, 2019 ($25 off $75 coupon code)

BapsalesCanada $54.99 https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... 99staples/ Nov 29th, 2019 https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... gb_w_code/ Oct 31st, 2019 ($25 off $75 coupon code)


Cheaper SSD with only 480 GB @ $59.99 ADATA Ultimate SU650 480GB https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=130544

Russian Review:

https://i2hard.ru/publications/22360/?sphrase_id=64652

ADATA SU635 SSD QLC (480GB) $59.99
amazon-ca-adata-su635-ssd-480gb-59-99-h ... w-2400957/
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