Original Coupon Deal
Not the fastest SSD drive , can use it as storage.
Any 2TB deals available?
Careful, WD (among many manufacturers) have been sneakily using lower quality QLC nand instead of the usual TLC which means lower endurance and slower speed.
Terrible anti-consumer practice, they should have launched it under a different model instead of passing it off as the SN550
Negging to alert potential buyers of the reduced quality and shady practice by WD
You know its bad when even Samsung threw some shady stuff. I think only Seagate hasn't been found to have switched anything, yet.
no way, samsung too? pfft
@reactor-au: found link
@kehuehue: I think its safe to buy gen 4 drives, if i'm correct the swaps are only on gen 3 drives so far?
@reactor-au: Not really, there is a news article mentioning Samsung has a new revision of 980 Pro, which uses a new controller (but would Samsung does something similar to 970 Evo Plus? - i.e. change the NAND chips).
You do realise that Samsung put the 980 Pro controller into the 970 Evo Plus. As a result, the new 970 Evo Plus performs better in the first 115GB of writes compared to the old version.
And about 200% worse after the first 100gb
Linus Tech Tips actually covered this exact drive and the swap of components iirc.
we recently ordered and got the old version.
Can get lucky and be sent old stock but chances are decreasing as time goes on
they are not old stock though, MFD 21JUL2021, seems they are still making the old version. anyway it was shipped from UK
@bazingaa: Hmmm, interesting. It's a risk either way
Damn just paid $139 for this a few days ago
can use it as storage
can use it as storage
Can you elaborate? I think I've been doing it wrong.
You can still use it as OS drive if you don't mind the speed (normaly use may not feel the difference), I mean it is not the fastest model like Samsung.
Been using it to open paint cans. Didn't know it is a computer storage device.
That's really cool and keep using it to open cans as it won't work as a computer storage device anymore.
You still don't get the joke?
Nothing gets past this guy.
for those who are wondering, I just received this order and its quite old stock. . made in china 09-Apr-2021