Only $1 more than lowest ever. Good deal for anyone who needs a small SSD on a budget.
you’re welcome bugman
If you are looking for Dramless drives
Green 120gb is just 28, 240gb 39 @ Centrecom
is there a good external enclosure for this to plug into say a Nvidia Shield?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182474770087 Very happy with this on my MacOS
no heat issues having it on for long periods?
No, not even warm to touch, just room temp.
Umart sell same for 27$
Yep, was just about to comment this after a search… But you can use the $3 CR deal like mentioned below
Used the $3 Cash Rewards bonus for this so comes down to $26.
Are these better than other cheap drives like WD Green, Crucial BX500 and Kingston A400?
I believe so. The other drives you mentioned are dramless.
See KARMAAA’s post below.
To be honest, they are basically all the same in terms of performance. None of those have a DRAM Cache, so for any serious work you're going to have dipped performance on writes. What I can say is, maybe avoid the BX500, since some models use QLC, which is inferior to TLC chips, especially on writing performance. Either way, these are basically for storage, I wouldn't run an OS on them. If you're going to run an OS, always buy a decent SSD with a DRAM Cache just for speeds sake. Sometimes spending a few dollars more can be the difference between something thats actually useable in every scenario, versus something incredibly slow when put under a specific load. Either way, I don't wish to influence you too much, I suggest you look at Newmaxx's posts on reddit to find the right sort of drive for you. He has a spreadsheet and a general flowchart as to what SSD's fit what kind of purpose, and he also shows you which drives have a DRAM Cache and what type of chips they use etc. It makes it quite simple to decide between drives then and it cuts through the marketing bull that companies use to sell a product which can be honestly not be great for your specific use case.
Link here: https://www.reddit.com/user/NewMaxx/comments/9yv0c6/ssd_buyi...
I went an MX500 for a refresh on the gf's PC. Apparently a little better.
A lot better. I have an MX300 and that was basically slightly worse than an 860 EVO at the time. Basically MX 500 is even closer to an 860 EVO and for a SATA drive, that's perfectly fine.
@KARMAAA: She has an old Acer all in one. The MX500, some extra RAM and the new Win 10 is going super.
awesome spreadshseet, need that! thanks mate and to the OP of it!
You are saying you wouldn’t use this for an OS , but it would definitely beat a HDD , right ?
In certain workloads, yes, in others, it's worse. Depends on the drive, type of NAND flash used and the workload.
I have a bx500 drive and after writing about 2-3gb sequentially the write speed drops to 7MB/s and under. Before dropping it's around 130MB/s (the same as most hard drives) so I'd say a hard drive is much faster. After using it for awhile my read speed dropped to below 20MB/s too, I had to download HD Tune and zero fill the drive to re-initialize it and get the read speeds back over 100MB/s. It was being used as the boot drive in a 5th gen i5 laptop and the machine was constantly freezing up every few seconds.
@Agret: Ok wow so it sounds like it was a bad idea buying this to put in my old laptop
how do I find out which Nand type my BX500 240 has?
The 1tb model at 131.99 pretty good value
I'd use it as a game drive, probably not boot though with the lack of DRAM.
Installed a few of these in some older pcs.
Quite fast for what they are and huge increase in performance dram or not hey
What's a good DRAM SSD to buy at a similar price?
For a similar price? Unlikely… I'm not even sure there are any 128Gb DRAM based SSD's for sale anymore? They typically start at 250Gb now. The next step up would probably be the 250Gb WD Blue for $55. The WD Blue is basically a re-branded Sandisk X400 (which often came in Dell laptops, at least I have a few of them).
I don't need this. At all.
But, I do have a raspberry pi I can plug this into. For the lols
Thanks! This will be great for my old laptop 👌🏾
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You can get the 256Gb for $41.99 then. Cheaper per GB compared to this one.