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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0B $99.99 + tax YMMV

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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0B

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Not bad. If you're willing to trade endurance for speed, this is a good SATA TLC drive if you don't want an NVMe QLC drive
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So many acronyms...
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Price match away from NewEgg.. better off with another etailer
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Not bad. If you're willing to trade endurance for speed, this is a good SATA TLC drive if you don't want an NVMe QLC drive
5 year warranty and more writes than most anyone would need? I would take my chances.
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So many acronyms...
Ahh my bad. SATA and NVMe are storage protocols and NVMe is significantly faster compared to SATA. Basically how fast you can transfer and read stuff from an SSD. TLC stands for triple level cell meaning it stores 3 bits per cell and QLC (quad level cell) stores 4 bits per cell. QLC can store more in the same space but it makes it slightly shorter in lifespan but even for both TLC and QLC ssds, you'll prolly never write enough to exhaust the life of the drives
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Not bad. If you're willing to trade endurance for speed, this is a good SATA TLC drive if you don't want an NVMe QLC drive
If you realize those QLC NVMe SSDs drop write speed to 80MB/s ~ 160MB/s after SLC cache is exhausted... And it really doesn't require much write to exhaust the SLC cache.
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If you realize those QLC NVMe SSDs drop write speed to 80MB/s ~ 160MB/s after SLC cache is exhausted... And it really doesn't require much write to exhaust the SLC cache.
Depends on how much you have on the SSD already. At 50% capacity, you'd still have a 76gb slc cache on intel 660p 1tb. You'd have to have the drive nearly full to ever be able to flood the cache
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Good for those of us that have laptops that are a few years old.

Thanks OP, just in time. My OEM drive is failing so this will be a great replacement/upgrade for me.
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Depends on how much you have on the SSD already. At 50% capacity, you'd still have a 76gb slc cache on intel 660p 1tb. You'd have to have the drive nearly full to ever be able to flood the cache
We are not saying the same thing. Imagine you write 500GB in one shot. Is there 500GB of SLC cache on the 660p? No. So can it keep the write speed around 1GB/s for 500s? No. You will quickly exhaust the SLC cache because the SSD can't keep up. It needs time to flush the cache to QLC and make more room in the SLC cache. I don't know the exact number for 660p, but for 860 QVC it's around 50GB. That means after constant writing 50GB of data the speed drops to 80MB/s, slower than a mechanical driver. Of course even this is not a common write pattern for most people, except those video editing folks, but hey, the WD blue driver though starts with a much lower speed, but it keeps that speed or drop just slightly since TLC is still slower than SLC/MLC.
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We are not saying the same thing. Imagine you write 500GB in one shot. Is there 500GB of SLC cache on the 660p? No. So can it keep the write speed around 1GB/s for 500s? No. You will quickly exhaust the SLC cache because the SSD can't keep up. It needs time to flush the cache to QLC and make more room in the SLC cache. I don't know the exact number for 660p, but for 860 QVC it's around 50GB. That means after constant writing 50GB of data the speed drops to 80MB/s, slower than a mechanical driver. Of course even this is not a common write pattern for most people, except those video editing folks, but hey, the WD blue driver though starts with a much lower speed, but it keeps that speed or drop just slightly since TLC is still slower than SLC/MLC.
Oh ok i get what you're saying. For anyone who will be transfering large files alot(professionals) this is definitely not the drive for them. For the average user though who won't ever push it to those limits, it works perfectly fine. Different strokes for different folks
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Just to add... I know what I did was low end, but wanted to share. I have a Dell XPS 8000 that I got in 2009. Still workd just fine. Hard drive diagnosis said short failed so I looked for a replacement and came across the SSD drives. Long story short, installed a crucial 240 GB drive yesterday (fresh windows install) and reformatted the old for storage. My PC is insanely fast. Opening programs is just about instant.

Anyway, just wanted to share for anyone who is thinking about trying a SSD card and isn't all up to date with computer upgrades. They do make a difference.

For me, it made a huge difference. Startup from a complete power off and opening chrome is less than 20 seconds. Pretty cool.
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We are not saying the same thing. Imagine you write 500GB in one shot. Is there 500GB of SLC cache on the 660p? No. So can it keep the write speed around 1GB/s for 500s? No. You will quickly exhaust the SLC cache because the SSD can't keep up. It needs time to flush the cache to QLC and make more room in the SLC cache. I don't know the exact number for 660p, but for 860 QVC it's around 50GB. That means after constant writing 50GB of data the speed drops to 80MB/s, slower than a mechanical driver. Of course even this is not a common write pattern for most people, except those video editing folks, but hey, the WD blue driver though starts with a much lower speed, but it keeps that speed or drop just slightly since TLC is still slower than SLC/MLC.
While this is important to know, it's important to stress just how uncommon this scenario would be for virtually all home users.
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Just to add... I know what I did was low end, but wanted to share. I have a Dell XPS 8000 that I got in 2009. Still workd just fine. Hard drive diagnosis said short failed so I looked for a replacement and came across the SSD drives. Long story short, installed a crucial 240 GB drive yesterday (fresh windows install) and reformatted the old for storage. My PC is insanely fast. Opening programs is just about instant.

Anyway, just wanted to share for anyone who is thinking about trying a SSD card and isn't all up to date with computer upgrades. They do make a difference.

For me, it made a huge difference. Startup from a complete power off and opening chrome is less than 20 seconds. Pretty cool.
For the past 5 years or so (whenever SSDs became more affordable), an SSD purchase was the most important and most significant upgrade to any computer.

At today's prices, getting an HDD as a main drive is pure ignorance.
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I have a 512gb 970 pro. Then I have 2 1tb hdds. However, I am really considering selling the hdds (still sealed) and getting a 1tb ssd for my second drive, as I feel like a total of 1 and 1/2 is probably enough or I could sue external later if I need more space.

Since the 512 is good enough for all of the MAIN stuff, I am thinking maybe it would be good to get a sata one for the secondary one, that way I save money and it's still much better than a hdd?

Only thing, though, is the Samsung 860 evo 1tb has gone on sale not much higher than this and then you have the samsung name and it looks like performance is about the same on each, but much less than on the 970 pro.

or should I just keep the hdds and not go beyond my 970 for my only ssd usage?
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