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Not really, this doesn't have DRAM cache. There have been plenty of similar drives for this price.

A better buy at this price point would be something like the Adata SU800 which was on sale recently with DRAM cache. https://slickdeals.net/f/13048579-adata-su800-256gb-30-59-128gb-19-54-free-shipping
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Technically correct - all SSD controllers have a small amount (32MB) of SRAM that acts effectively as faster DRAM. But as this is embedded with the controller it is not considered dedicated DRAM on a separate chip. Most commonly the ideal DRAM:NAND ratio is 1GB:1TB (more specifically, 32 bits or 4 bytes per 4 KB). However, DRAM is less a requirement with NVMe as we see with the Intel 660p (256MB of DRAM for all SKUs), the HP EX900 (HMB or host memory buffer), and even the WD SN500 (DRAM-less without HMB). Nevertheless, a DRAM-less drive as defined in the industry is any without an external/separate amount of DRAM. You might as well say, "stupid Linus, all drives are MLC!" which is true by the raw definition of MLC, but I think most people would say Samsung's "3-bit MLC" is just plain TLC, right?

Not to mention makers of the drives themselves referred to them as DRAM-less way back when; I know, I have three SF-2281 drives that rely on compression which was able to get a <1.0 write amplification factor. This was an extremely popular drive used for client as well, and in the official documentation [seagate.com] it even states it is DRAMless. So I'm going to go with that.
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Nice price for 240GB.
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Nice price for 240GB.
Not really, this doesn't have DRAM cache. There have been plenty of similar drives for this price.

A better buy at this price point would be something like the Adata SU800 which was on sale recently with DRAM cache. https://slickdeals.net/f/13048579-adata-su800-256gb-30-59-128gb-19-54-free-shipping
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Thanks OP
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Not really, this doesn't have DRAM cache. There have been plenty of similar drives for this price.

A better buy at this price point would be something like the Adata SU800 which was on sale recently with DRAM cache. https://slickdeals.net/f/13048579-adata-su800-256gb-30-59-128gb-19-54-free-shipping

So is DRAM cache different than
M700 supports write acceleration technology and SLC cache algorithm, with read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively*.

Do you know if the there is much of a speed difference between the two drives?
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I somehow recall people saying HP drives are bad and unreliable. Is that statement correct ? TIA
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So is DRAM cache different than
M700 supports write acceleration technology and SLC cache algorithm, with read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively*.

Do you know if the there is much of a speed difference between the two drives?
It can cause slowdowns and results in extra writes to the drive. Linus tech tips has a good overview.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIXsrLCgdM
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This price seems like the norm now. The Kingston A400 in the same capacity is also 29 at Walmart and has been.
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Bad luck with Adata and perfect with Kingston for me. Will try HP. Thank you
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No DRAM cache and it's HP...two serious strikes against it.
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Would this be a good boot drive for a laptop which is primarily used for email and web surfing? It's about 4 years old and slow as all get out. I'm thinking putting in a SSD would speed it up enough to make it tolerable.
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It can cause slowdowns and results in extra writes to the drive. Linus tech tips has a good overview.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ybIXsrLCgdM
Linus is an idiot and people need to stop getting tech advice from youtube. There hasn't been a DRAM-less SSD on the market since the old OCZ Vertex drives with JMicron controllers that stuttered in 2009.
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Ordered. Old SSD drive has been going whack.
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256GB Intel 545s DRAM 3D NAND TLC SSD was just $36 three days ago.
https://slickdeals.net/f/13051675-256gb-intel-545s-2-5-solid-state-drive-35-99-free-shipping
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