$149 - XPG GAMMIX S70 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe - 7400/5500MB/s

eduncan911

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I keep reading this as "Gaming." :)

Seeing how the sustained writing drops down to 650MB/s, I don't think it has super-capacitors? Consumer grade drives have a different "power off protection" by using a journal log that gets full on substained writes - so that's a tail-tail sign it's a consumer drive. Also, especially since they were comparing it to the Samsung 980 Pro which is another consumer driver - not an enterprise drive.

Also, it's TLC and not MLC.

Insane performance and good price though.
 
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lopgok

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XPS along with other SSD makers has changed their parts without changing model numbers, usually to the detriment of performance.
I bought a XPS 8200 pro 512gb, and had it fail within a day. Only one data point, but I won't be buying anything from Adata.
 
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Gaming SSD's are overpriced crap, I only buy used enterprise SSD's on eBay. I rather buy something used, without warranty, meant for the data center, than the crap they sell to gamers.
PCIv4 bandwitdh doesn't matter as I have yet to see any game being optimized to read more than 1GB/s over 3 seconds. All games are CPU bound when loading. It will be interesting to how games will be optimized later with data streaming, though I think latency numbers will still be a lot more important than bandwidth.
 

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Gaming SSD's are overpriced crap, I only buy used enterprise SSD's on eBay. I rather buy something used, without warranty, meant for the data center, than the crap they sell to gamers.
Enterprise overall has been my goto for last desktop builds.
Current i paid 200$ area for a Z440 CTO, 100€ for a 14core xeon v4, 300€ for a P4500 4tb pci-e drive.
Hard to beat the bang for the buck on it.
 

lopgok

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I ended up buying a SK Hynix Gold P31. Reasonably fast and power efficient.
There are not a lot of M2 NVME enterprise drives around.

I do use SATA enterprise SSDs for boot drives on some of my computers.
Generally not as fast, but I trust them. I have 2 intel 710s which have 40% overprovisioning.
 

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Enterprise overall has been my goto for last desktop builds.
Current i paid 200$ area for a Z440 CTO, 100€ for a 14core xeon v4, 300€ for a P4500 4tb pci-e drive.
Hard to beat the bang for the buck on it.
Do you have a newsletter for all these good deals you find? :p
 
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