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PNY CS900 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $28.99

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PNY CS900 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS900-120-RB

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I have a dozen of these, they work as advertised. Been happily paying (circa) $60 all the way down to this price and will continue to scoop them up as the prices keep dropping. Great find, thanks OP!
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How does this compare to the m/2 my digital SSD here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/11842187-mydigitalssd-256gb-super-boot-2-m-2-2242-sata-ssd-60-128gb-40

Obviously this other one is more expensive.
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How does this compare to the m/2 my digital SSD here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/11842187-mydigitalssd-256gb-super-boot-2-m-2-2242-sata-ssd-60-128gb-40

Obviously this other one is more expensive.
This drive is SATA, and is limited to the SATA bus speed. From memory SATA 2 is 350 mb/s, SATA 3 is 550 mb///s. Nvm, as either m2 (requires special slot on motherboard) or pci goes directly to the pc bus speed, approximately 7'000 mb/s. The limiter isn't the dram in the SSD, so much as how it gets to your PC.
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I have a dozen of these, they work as advertised. Been happily paying (circa) $60 all the way down to this price and will continue to scoop them up as the prices keep dropping. Great find, thanks OP!
​Why dozens?
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​Why dozens?
Porn, lots of it.
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Seems like SSD prices are falling once again

This is awesome. I got a sandisk one of these and it isn't rated as being fast, but it sure made my laptop of 6 years old run way faster. Best upgrade you can do imo.
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I was thinking of snagging one of these to pair with a 4 tb wd drive and using amd store mi. I figure that would be less of a waste than pairing with my evo. Do I have the right idea?
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Ill elaborate on my question:
I got a large wd mechanical drive. Pairing it with an ssd and store mi will make read times significantly faster on the mechanical drive. But does that mean it's going to gimp the ssd paired with it?
I ask to lead to this question-- what makes more sense?
I have two nvme m2 drives and a sata ssd. All large and high speed. Would I be better off buying an additional 120gb cheap ssd to use with the mechanical drive and store mi?
Currently I have:
1 wd black 512gb m2
1 Samsung 970 Evo 512gb m2
1 Samsung 860 Evo 1TB Sata
1 WD 4tb 7200 rpm hdd
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Ill elaborate on my question:
I got a large wd mechanical drive. Pairing it with an ssd and store mi will make read times significantly faster on the mechanical drive. But does that mean it's going to gimp the ssd paired with it?
I ask to lead to this question-- what makes more sense?
I have two nvme m2 drives and a sata ssd. All large and high speed. Would I be better off buying an additional 120gb cheap ssd to use with the mechanical drive and store mi?
Currently I have:
1 wd black 512gb m2
1 Samsung 970 Evo 512gb m2
1 Samsung 860 Evo 1TB Sata
1 WD 4tb 7200 rpm hdd
SSD's are for your OS, your active applications and games. Your hdd is for media, movies, pictures,audio, etc. If you need more SSD space for a game/application, then by all means get one. If you're looking at an SSD to hold more media, then you're wasting your money. what Mobo do you have that supports 2 m2 slots.
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I don't know if I will be buying any SSD this small. Probably fine for many applications, but with lower prices I will get 256GB and not be concerned about whether I have enough space when installing programs.
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SSD's are for your OS, your active applications and games. Your hdd is for media, movies, pictures,audio, etc. If you need more SSD space for a game/application, then by all means get one. If you're looking at an SSD to hold more media, then you're wasting your money. what Mobo do you have that supports 2 m2 slots.
Taichi X470.
I understand entirely the intended purpose of SSD's.
This question was about AMD Store Mi. Store Mi uses an SSD as a cache for your HDD which improves random access time. It takes an SSD and an HDD and combines them into one drive. My concern is, because the combination of the two drives would be recognized as a single device, I would lose the ability to treat that SSD purely as an SSD.

I want to use this HDD as storage. However, for large 4k files that need to be transcoded by Plex, I'll need that storage to be particularly fast. I also don't want to store programs like Photoshop on my SSD if possible and reserve my SSD's for OS and frequently used games. This is why AMD Store Mi is appealing to me.

So now that I've explained that, my question is:
Is it better to utilize Store Mi with a cheap SSD that I don't care about? Or better to pair with an expensive drive like the Samsungs? Would I be wasting the potential of the Samsung by using it with Store Mi?
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Taichi X470.
I understand entirely the intended purpose of SSD's.
This question was about AMD Store Mi. Store Mi uses an SSD as a cache for your HDD which improves random access time. It takes an SSD and an HDD and combines them into one drive. My concern is, because the combination of the two drives would be recognized as a single device, I would lose the ability to treat that SSD purely as an SSD.

I want to use this HDD as storage. However, for large 4k files that need to be transcoded by Plex, I'll need that storage to be particularly fast. I also don't want to store programs like Photoshop on my SSD if possible and reserve my SSD's for OS and frequently used games. This is why AMD Store Mi is appealing to me.

So now that I've explained that, my question is:
Is it better to utilize Store Mi with a cheap SSD that I don't care about? Or better to pair with an expensive drive like the Samsungs? Would I be wasting the potential of the Samsung by using it with Store Mi?
Let the store mind do your optimization. But. BUT BUT, you do not need the bandwidth of SSD for transcodes, and in fact you don't (generally) want to use any portion of an SSD for transcodes. SSD's are not for constant writing and rewriting that you'll experience with transcoding.

That said, if you feel the need for SSD for your transcodes, you DEFINITELY want a cheap, functionally disposable drive such as this.

On a separate topic, why Plex over Kodi with a real-debrid account? I used Plex, always having to find what I wanted to watch, then downloading it, and then watching it. Even with rss for my series'(s?) It was just a pain. I switched to a Kodi build, got a debrid account (4k/1080p cached from high speed servers), and haven't looked back.
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