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[Amazon.ca] XPG Gammix S11 Pro 2TB NVMe SSD - $299.99 (after coupon)

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[Amazon.ca] XPG Gammix S11 Pro 2TB NVMe SSD - $299.99 (after coupon)

It's tlc better than any qlc. The price is 319.99 and you can also apply for 20 coupon, so it goes down to 299.99
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Just a tip: it may help others if you also add the price and product item ("NVMe SSD" or "M.2 drive") in the thread title.
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OP, are you spamming....
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CFRTim wrote: OP, are you spamming....
definitely collecting downvotes between this thread and the one for XPG S11 Pro 1TB for $299.99
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lowest price was $259.99 in nov. but drive prices are up right now.

$20.00 off coupon.
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It should be noted that Adata now charges tax on amazon so the $260 deal was substantially better. That said, still a decent deal, lousy drive if you're gonna do any heavy write intensive tasks (think video editing) since speeds drop off a cliff with long sustained writes, especially as the drive fills, but should be fine for most users as long as they don't fill the drive too much

PS price in title would be nice.
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Added price to title forgot that.

I see that people jumped all over the wd blue 1tb for $155 so figured this isn't a bad deal considering.
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nadrojcote wrote: Added price to title forgot that.

I see that people jumped all over the wd blue 1tb for $155 so figured this isn't a bad deal considering.
It's not a bad deal given the market though I suspect there are a lot fewer people looking for 2TB drives than 1TB. Compared to the WD Blue, it's got better specs but less consistent performance. 95% of the time it'll be faster though but the Blue never just tanks the way this drive does on long writes, the Blue is more of an average speed (for NVME) but very dependable drive.
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GeneralZod wrote: While that's a valid point you would have to write over 600Gb in a sustained period for the speeds to drop below 1000 MB/s.

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Phison E12 drives such as the Sabrent Rocket are an alternative but it's $369.99 (tax free). Whether the difference of about $31 is worth it would be up to the individual as the burst performance drops to 1000 MB/s faster than the Sx8200 Pro.

https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13955 ... 0-1024.png

Either way both SM2262EN and Phison E12 are good TLC competitors to the SN700/750 and Evo/Evo+.
Is the sx8200 the same internally as the gammix?
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GeneralZod wrote: While that's a valid point you would have to write over 600Gb in a sustained period for the speeds to drop below 1000 MB/s.

https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13759 ... o-1024.png

Phison E12 drives such as the Sabrent Rocket are an alternative but it's $369.99 (tax free). Whether the difference of about $31 is worth it would be up to the individual as the burst performance drops to 1000 MB/s faster than the Sx8200 Pro.

https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13955 ... 0-1024.png

Either way both SM2262EN and Phison E12 are good TLC competitors to the SN700/750 and Evo/Evo+.
Those numbers are based off an empty drive. The cache itself is dynamic so it shrinks as the drive fills, the more full the drive, the shorter the write is before the performance drops. There are use cases where it would be an issue though, video editing certainly comes to mind. For the average user, they may notice it when cloning a drive or something along those lines but probably not on a regular basis. The Sabrent is certainly a better drive, the controller is just better, it's a decent bit more money though so for a lot of people, it wouldn't be worth it.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Really unfortunate that this is Corona deal pricing.

Maybe the Rona wiped us all out and we're living in retail purgatory right now.
Prices were projected to increase through 2020 before covid hit. They have been on a steady increase since November. Not sure if covid is amplifying the issue but we were warned about SSD price increases last year.
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Jep4444 wrote: Those numbers are based off an empty drive. The cache itself is dynamic so it shrinks as the drive fills, the more full the drive, the shorter the write is before the performance drops. There are use cases where it would be an issue though, video editing certainly comes to mind. For the average user, they may notice it when cloning a drive or something along those lines but probably not on a regular basis. The Sabrent is certainly a better drive, the controller is just better, it's a decent bit more money though so for a lot of people, it wouldn't be worth it.
So what would be your top 3 NVMe recommendations for 1 or 2 TB?
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Jep4444 wrote: Prices were projected to increase through 2020 before covid hit. They have been on a steady increase since November. Not sure if covid is amplifying the issue but we were warned about SSD price increases last year.
Once this crisis of confidence passed, prices quickly rebounded.

Demand has returned, and you are correct that commodity component prices were expected to rise.
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rjson1 wrote: So what would be your top 3 NVMe recommendations for 1 or 2 TB?
It's too hard to make blanket statements like that. What are you generally looking to use your drive for?
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So is there any other purpose to an SSD besides as the windows/boot drive? My thoughts are that the best combination is a 256gb/512gb SSD and the main storage remain the regular HDDs which are much cheaper.
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nadrojcote wrote: lowest price was $259.99 in nov. but drive prices are up right now.

$20.00 off coupon.
redflagdealsguy wrote: Really unfortunate that this is Corona deal pricing.
It's also double-whammy since back when it was $260 there was no tax charged on Adata purchases from Amazon. Now there is. So it's 15% increase plus another [insert provincial tax rate here]. For Ontario for example, it's the difference between paying $260 or $340--an $80 increase overall.

Not really the time to buy 2TB SSDs, unless you got money to burn and DGAF lol.
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GeneralZod wrote: I'm well aware that was an empty drive and how SLC caching works when a drive is filled up.

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Regardless the SM2262EN drives and the Phison E12 drives are the best for price/performance on the market currently. Also the benchmarks show how much performance you can expect and in real world 4K reads and writes both controllers will be sufficient. If all one cares about is sustained enterprise 128k or heavy writes then you'd be better off going with a 970 Pro simply for MLC and the TBW/sustained performance. The SN750 and the Evo/Evo+ are only worth it if they're on sale and that depends on how much the delta is between them and the 2262EN/E12 drives. The point in all of this is buy whichever drive is best for the consumer not just because of vertical integration (WD/SanDisk or Samsung come to mind).
You may be aware but other people reading this aren't so I was clarifying. I agree the two controllers are best from a price/perf point of view though I do prefer the E12 because it makes less trade offs and seems to be more reliable. It also has it's place for people who do video editing but not frequently enough to justify springing for a 970 Pro. Aside from slightly poorer performance and vertical integration, it makes no significant compromises against the the 970 and SN750s.

As for vertical integration, it's certainly worth something. We've seen the SN750 come down cheap enough to justify it's cost pretty recently. It also has it's value in the SN550 if one is less worried about performance and wants the highest reliability.

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