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[Amazon.ca] XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD 3500/3000MB/s $139.99

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[Amazon.ca] XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD 3500/3000MB/s $139.99

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Avoid, they have switched to a slower controller, best to go with a Wd black or a Samsung.
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scoutermike wrote: Avoid, they have switched to a slower controller, best to go with a Wd black or a Samsung.
True. I got one with slow controller in Sept, could not get to half of their advertised speed. Luckily CanadaComputers let me return it
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Sep 27, 2017
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I still think it's a good value at this price (same price or better than most slower QLC or SATA drives), but yes, you get a slower drive than what you could get before with the same part number.
Of course WD Black and Samsung are better, but they are much more expensive.
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Nov 15, 2013
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People need to stop caring about the hardware change. The original drive was inferior in most ways to the 970EP and SN750, outside of bursty performance designed to win benchmarks, something most reviewers, especially Tom's Hardware, ate up with a spoon (Anandtech ripped the drive a new ******* fwiw). The new version is closer to the original SX8200's performance, more stable across the board but doesn't have the same peak speeds. Most users, will not notice a difference, and for prosumer usage, both variants are mediocre anyways. This is still somewhat better than an SN550 but a little pricier than an SN550 on sale, again most users won't notice a difference. If you need something now and don't do anything that requires a high performance drive (which is most users), this is a fine deal. If you do a lot of heavy disk writing tasks, maybe spring for a better drive.
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Nov 15, 2020
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Ah, Well I stand corrected. To be fair I only use them as my steam/epic/gog library and I haven't seen any problem with that. I did run drive mark on the drives when I got them a little over a year ago and they ran at around 3400mb/s each so I called it a day.
Jep4444 wrote: Exact same drive with a heatsink affixed to it.
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Jonathan2099 wrote: Ah, Well I stand corrected. To be fair I only use them as my steam/epic/gog library and I haven't seen any problem with that. I did run drive mark on the drives when I got them a little over a year ago and they ran at around 3400mb/s each so I called it a day.
Ya, for most users, every variant of the drive is overkill anyways lol.
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I put one of these in an old MacBook with a Sintech adapter and it's breathed new life into it. Have 500gb for Mac OS and 500 for Windows 10 Boot Camp. Windows took some convincing to get running but it's smooth sailing now.
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Jul 21, 2020
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Many of the 1TB M.2 ssds are around the $170 mark, and a quick memex search shows the lowest priced 1TB m.2 drives are:

- ADATA Swordfish $129.99 (Read/Write speed up to 1800/1200MB/s)
- WB Blue SN550 $149.99 (Read: up to 2,400MB/s Write: up to 1,950MB/s)
- Crucial P1 $149.99 (2,000 MB/s Read Speed 1700 MB/s Write Speed)
- Intel® 660p Series M.2 $149.99 (Read: up to 1,800 MB/s Write: up to 1,800 MB/s)

Meanwhile the XPG SX8200 Pro has a whopping read/write Speed up to 3500/3000 MB/s
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This is a repost and you won't get 3500, they changed the controller.
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Been waiting for this to drop in price. Great deal.

Thanks OP
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scoutermike wrote: This is a repost and you won't get 3500, they changed the controller.
Most day to day tasks won't get 3500 on the old controller, unless you spend all day transferring sequential data between two SSDs or between SSD and RAM (which most people don't do often) and at which case, the speeds will tank anyways if you do that enough. 🤷
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scoutermike wrote: This is a repost and you won't get 3500, they changed the controller.
And NAND, it's been discussed in reddit every time this comes up for sale

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