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Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB $149.98, Sennheiser PXC 550 Headphones $287.95 + Delivery ($0 with eBay Plus) @ Shopping Square eBay

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Noise Cancellation Wireless Headphones @ $287.95

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    any normal ssd's for sale?

  • -1 vote

    As much as I'd love to have a higher GB/$ ratio, QLC is a big no in my opinion if you're someone who does anything more than browse the internet and/or edit documents or perform any other basic tasks. Shouldn't be bad as a secondary storage device or a first SSD.

    Review for reference

    • +8 votes

      A typical consumer use case would involve most of the large data on the drive coming from things like movies and video games that are rarely modified, as opposed to workstation workloads that generate massive files that constantly change. This is helpful to the P1 because it reduces the actual amount of writing the drive needs to do, though it does mean that the drive's variable-size SLC cache could end up quite small. On balance, even that small cache should be adequate given the limited amount of data that does change with most consumer workloads; though to be sure, overflowing the SLC cache is something that would be far more noticeable on the P1 than most TLC-based SSDs. But it is still not something that will happen to most consumers often enough to worry about.

      That leaves the Crucial P1 as usually being very fast, and definitely faster overall than any SATA SSD. The use of QLC NAND doesn't cripple the drive, and is a detail that most consumers don't have to care about.

      From your link.

      In other words it's a good option for most users except those that do large writes.

      • +2 votes

        …yeah, I guess you're right. Maybe I am being too harsh on it.

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          There are two issues with QLC SSDs currently… especially on NVMe side:

          • The most recent wave of NVMe TLC SSDs are giving these QLC SSDs a hard time. Glue and go NVMe SSDs are getting cheaper (just get the controller chipset and buy NAND chips from Toshiba for example and solder the lot). The lowest ever TLC NVMe SSD (from an OZB perspective) was the $149 1TB Kingston A2000 - though you had to use the MSY 10% special that week. So price wise, it is hard to justify these QLC SSDs.
          • NVMe SSD makers (or the controller makers if you like) are getting really good at using SLC cache and/or the dynamic SLC + TLC or QLC writing techniques to hide the ugly side of TLC and QLC. So much so that most benchmark software can be tricked (especially when the drive is new / near empty). Furthermore, general usage pattern, most people hardly manage to bring out the ugly side of sustained write for QLC (or TLC). Basically, with low queue depth or mostly idle usage, there is more than enough time for the cache write to finish.

          Price is a big issue for QLC SSDs. They really need to come down further in price. Really hoping they can be cheaper so can get a QLC SSD for gaming. Also, unless USB 3.1 gen 2 or better (i.e. Thunderbolt 3) really become ubiquitous, it won't be easy to spot the weaknesses of these QLC NVMe SSDs for general public.

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    Im not a regularly on Ozbargain. Just curious is this the best deal for 1T M.2 SSD?

    • +2 votes

      You can always search using keywords like "1TB M.2 NVMe". Most, if not all, posts are tagged well enough to make it easy to search.

      As for your question. Yes, it is the best deal at the moment. The same SSD was a dollar cheaper a couple months ago but..this is as good as it gets right now.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks Limboi.

        I am looking for a boot drive for new PC, I'll read more review before placing an order or hold for black Friday sale.

  • -3 votes

    Sennheiser PXC 550 price jacked? It now says: Pay only AU $305.95

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    Is this the cheapest 1TB M.2 NVME drive it's ever been?

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    Patiently waiting on a normal 2.5" 1TB SSD to pop up for sale to replace my 1TB HDD. Should I just cave in and just buy this and replace my current 250GB M.2 drive?

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      Me as well. If youre gonna replace your m.2 drive best one to replace it would be nvme pcie. Higher r/w a little bit expensive but its worth your money

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        Really would love to get a PCIE SSD but I have a ITX motherboard so I can't fit a PCIE SSD

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    https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/sennheiser-pxc550-no...

    Same Price. No need for vouchers etc. Free shipping in Melb at least

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    Two of my Crucial SSD's died within a year, had them replaced and they died again. Never buying Crucial again, can anyone vouch for the quality of their NVMe M.2 drives?

    • +1 vote

      Samsung 970pro

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      My Samsung SSD died within a year. Another Samsung has slow read issue. One Samsung NVMe has compatibility issue (won't boot on the second m.2 slot of a motherboard running intel 8th gen processor).

      SSDs… I found you need to get the right models. Buying based on "brand" is a bad idea. Samsung's RMA is good though - they tend to replace it with the latest model - good idea - because if they replaced my faulty one with the same model, I would be quite pissed - that particular model of Samsung SSD has known issues.

      I still buy Samsung SSDs, but I refuse to buy their first iteration of a new gen product from now on (I've been burned twice). 840, 840 EVO and 950 Pro (technically 3 times).

      Right now, I refuse to get any QLC based drive. It is first iteration from Samsung and Crucial. Given the mess Samsung made with their first gen TLC SSDs, I don't want to touch any first gen new tech.

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        I've still an 840 EVO 512gb going strong 0 bad sectors and HD Sentinel reporting 100% health and 1,000+ days of lifespan left. However they never gave a TBW on these drives just a 3 year warranty. Probably a bit hit and miss.

        That said the Crucial P1 1TB is 200 TBW and 5 year warranty so I'd say concerns on durability are a bit overstated. It has a longer warranty than my 840 Evo and that has never missed a beat.

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    Would this fit with Apple iMac late 2013?

  • -3 votes

    Not very good deal. At least for 500GB ones. I bought 2 as I/O cache for my NAS in August right via this link, and paid only $159 as I checked my record just now.

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    Is this good for cache use for large 4k video edits? Via NAS.