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PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $75AR@Newegg

sr71 26,911 February 20, 2013 at 01:52 AM in Computers (5) More Newegg Deals
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#16
Quote from MrPobears View Post :
Is this drive better than the SanDisk Extreme from TD?
No.

The SanDisk Extreme is comparable to the PNY XLR8 Pro.
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Quote from Noreaster View Post :
I would also like a smaller drive, let's say 90gb at a better price, but It's been mentioned that anything smaller than 120 doesn't seem to get discounted much.
Yeah, thats pretty much true nowadays. You can get some good deals on the used market though, I snagged a 32 gig for $15 shipped.
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Quote from K6-2 View Post :
No.

The SanDisk Extreme is comparable to the PNY XLR8 Pro.
How so? If you read the link I posted the XLR8 Pro benchmarks almost exactly the same as the XLR8. The big difference is an optional 5yr vs 3yr warranty if you register with PNY.
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Quote from Potato42 View Post :
How so? If you read the link I posted the XLR8 Pro benchmarks almost exactly the same as the XLR8. The big difference is an optional 5yr vs 3yr warranty if you register with PNY.
When Chaos decreed that a random group of neurons fire late last night causing me to volunteer an answer, I was mostly thinking of how the products are positioned in the market and of NAND flash endurance.

This XLR8 is a 3K endurance drive. Surprise, so is the XLR8 Pro. Who knew? (Well, anyone that read the specs, but other than that...)

"XLR8 Pro benchmarks almost exactly the same as the XLR8" - No, I didn't read your link, but not surprised - this looks like the SandForce Marketing Problem. With equivalent flash NAND, any SandForce 28xx SSD is going to perform pretty much like any other SandForce SSD with a 28xx series controller.

Since both XLR8s use "Synchronous-Mode 3K P/E rated Multi-Level Cell (MLC)," there you go. (Seem to recall that SandForce offers manufacturers more features and / or somewhat enhanced performance options for more money, but that's basically it.)

The SanDisk Extreme uses "24nm synchronous Toggle Mode HBL NAND flash."

In general: Toggle > Synchronous >> Asynchronous.

Furthermore, the XLR8 seems to be positioned as PNY's entry level product, outperforming the basic "Sandisk SSD," BTW (the closest market equivalent). In contrast, the SanDisk Extreme is targeted at enthusiasts or for performance applications. ("graphic intense games and applications").

So, No, I can't say that the PNY XLR8 is better than the SanDisk Extreme, which was the question.

Don't do this to me before at least my third cup of coffee, OK?
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I bought this drive @85 on 2/2/2013 , so far so good
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