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Newegg has 2TB Intel 660p Series 3D NAND M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive (SSDPEKNW020T8X1) for $269.99 - $40 w/ promo code EMCTUVV92 = $229.99. Shipping is free. Thanks jarron
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This is better than the Black Friday price. It shows as $269.99, but with the promo code EMCTUVV92 in the daily email, it brings it down to $229.99.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...-_-Product

This is a QLC drive, but it is very highly rated:
https://www.tomshardware.com/revi...719-3.html
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Again... 400 TBW endurance translates to you *writing* 220 GB worth of data every single day for 5 years.
Unless you are a professional video editor dealing with multiple hours of 4k video every single day, this is plenty. But of course, if you are a professional video editor with that much storage demand, you will not be looking for a cheap solution like this anyway.

Just to give you an idea, recently I edited a 3.5 hour 4K footage which came to 145GB of raw footage. Using Davinci Resolve 15, I ended up with 400GB of proxy dada and less than 100 GB of cached render data. And that was a week's work. Even at generous guesstimate that the cache was rendered 5 times, that's still about 1TB of writes for an entire week's work.
Now I have a brand new set of 7 hours of RAW 4k footage that I just imported and are in the process of creating proxy files. I'm not at all worried about the wear on my SSD.

If this is not your use case for every single day, there shouldn't be any worries for average users.
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People said the same thing about the first TLC Samsung EVO drives and MLC (back when "M" meant 2) before that. This reads a lot like the comments how if you care about your data then you should only buy SLC. Technology evolves, sometimes it just takes a few tries to get right.
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Wow. This is a nice deal. Can't purchase this, but I wish I could. Thumbs Up.
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I currently have a 512GB Toshiba XG TLC M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD KXG50ZNV512G in my Dell XPS 15 (9560). Would this be faster? I've been looking for a 1-2TB NVMe to replace the Toshiba my Dell came with.
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Why doesn't it say NVMe anywhere? I currently have a KXG50ZNV512G NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB in my Dell XPS 15 (9560). Would this be faster? I've been looking for a 1-2TB NVMe to replace the Toshiba my Dell came with.
Scroll down to the "Features At-a-Glance" in the Overview section and you will see :
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Scroll down to the "Features At-a-Glance" in the Overview section and you will see :
Whoops missed that, sorry. I'm not tech savvy. Would this 660p be an improvement over the current 512GB Toshiba XG TLC M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD KXG50ZNV512G thats in my Dell XPS 9560?
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Whoops missed that, sorry. I'm not tech savvy. Would this 660p be an improvement over the current 512GB Toshiba XG TLC M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD KXG50ZNV512G thats in my Dell XPS 9560?
In storage size, yes.
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In storage size, yes.
But the XG5 I have now has better read/write speeds? I need help finding a 1TB-2TB that'll be an improvement over the XG5 but stay in this price range,
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But the XG5 I have now has better read/write speeds? I need help finding a 1TB-2TB that'll be an improvement over the XG5 but stay in this price range,
Watch this video to understand. [youtu.be]

This drive use an SLC cache. SLC is extremely fast. However, the main storage, in some case, can be slower than a platter drive. This only happen when you max out the cache.

Are you going to be working with GB+ sizes files? If so, then this is not the drive for you.

If you are going to be just gaming and using docs, then this is a great drive.

Currently, I dont think you can get a NVME drive under $400 that will beat this drive.
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But the XG5 I have now has better read/write speeds? I need help finding a 1TB-2TB that'll be an improvement over the XG5 but stay in this price range,
I think this Intel 660p 2TB drive will be faster than your XG5 512GB because of the difference in cache size. Also, manufacturer specs say Intel is 1800/1800 read/write versus 3000/1050 of your XG5. Toshiba hasn't released TBW endurance or IOPS specs for the drive but my guess is the Intel is higher as well.

If anything, I'd bet that the Intel 2TB will give you similar, if not better, performance than your current Toshiba 512GB and give you larger storage.

Also, personally I wouldn't worry about the supposed shorter endurance of QLC.. 400TB TBW endurance is good enough for pretty much everybody.

Edit: Given that even Samsung's 970 Evo 512GB has only 300TB endurance, I doubt Toshiba will be any better. Also, as mentioned by others, unless you are in the habit of transferring 250GB+ data at a time, this drive will be plenty fast.
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Watch this video to understand. [youtu.be]

This drive use an SLC cache. SLC is extremely fast. However, the main storage, in some case, can be slower than a platter drive. This only happen when you max out the cache.

Are you going to be working with GB+ sizes files? If so, then this is not the drive for you.

If you are going to be just gaming and using docs, then this is a great drive.

Currently, I dont think you can get a NVME drive under $400 that will beat this drive.
The Dell is used for photo editing/creating (Photoshop). I let me son use it to edit videos for YouTube (filmora9). Word, Excel, etc. is used a lot. I myself do light gaming on the 9560 as it only has a GeForce GTX 1050.
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The Dell is used for photo editing/creating (Photoshop). I let me son use it to edit videos for YouTube (filmora9). Word, Excel, etc. is used a lot. I myself do light gaming on the 9560 as it only has a GeForce GTX 1050.
Video editing will greatly effect the overall lifespan of the drive due to the huge amount of data that is being cached, then deleted.
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