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ADATA SU800 2.5" SATA SSDs: 2TB $178.50, 1TB $85, 512GB EXPIRED

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512GB (ASU800SS-512GT-C) $48.44
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2TB (ASU800SS-2TT-C) $178.49
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I've used a bunch on SU800 drives and they are perfect, on par with some of the more expensive drives, not a single failure. Had some issues with SU650 though. ADATA is good in terms of warranty claims, no issues.
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Let me just comment about the higher failure rates of this drive.

The ADATA SU800 actually has the highest DWPD & TBW of consumer SATA TLC drives on the market. It also has a solid controller in the SMI SM2258 as used on the popular Crucial MX500. So what's with the failure rates? It's because it uses extra-dense NAND, 32L 384Gb dies as opposed to the more typical 256Gb (which is also typical for 48L and 64L TLC NAND). This trades off performance for capacity, that is a better $/GB, compensated by a large SLC cache. The most common complaint I hear about this drive and others that share this NAND - for example, the ill-fated NVMe ADATA SX6000 Non-Pro - is that they seem to overheat. Quite simply this is the largest factor.

Generally 2.5" drives sink sufficiently (the SU800 has more NAND packages/surface area than the single-sided M.2 variant) and additionally SATA drives (unlike NVMe) don't ramp the heat up as much; however, and nevertheless, this drive can overheat in poorly-ventilated situations, which I believe to be one of the main causes of failure. If people think this is unlikely or impossible I just direct you to the Kingston HyperX Fury RGB which JayzTwoCents showed throttling massively when LEDs were enabled. But people saying this has inferior hardware on the whole are misinformed.
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It has a small DRAM cache and large SLC cache. All the comments on low endurance I'm pretty sure never did the math on how much endurance these drives actually have. Longer than 99% of humans will ever run a computer. I'm pretty close to what I would consider a hardcore techie category and have never pushed a drive close to the limits of the 660P.

I prefer the SX8200/Pro series since the cost difference isn't big, but I am more than pleased with how the 660P performs. I have a LAN room with quite a few different SSD's running from bottom of the barrel ADATA SATA, mid grade 660p or SX8200, and some 970 EVO's and I can honestly say for daily use and gaming, I cannot tell the slightest bit of difference which SSD I am working on. The only times I can tell the difference is when moving many gigs of movie volumes across drives, or massive read/write simultaneously while I am doing things like loading a large game or installing a big program. That 1% of the time then yes, the more expensive NVMe EVO's and SX8200's have a noticeable advantage. Cost wise for a budget build I am very happy with all 3 lower cost options (SX8200 for budget high performance NVMe, 660p mid grade, or these Adata SU800s for lowest budget). I'm not exactly disappointed in the 960/970 EVO's in a couple of the machines but I would rate them as the worst price/performance out of the bunch. All the armchair quarterbacks who try to quote disadvantages of the lower end drives I'm pretty sure don't actually own them or haven't gone through the math of how much NAND endurance has improved. Even "low endurance" QLC has a much longer life than PC's are expected to live unless the person tends to run each PC for over a decade at a time and does tons of large volume transfers everyday. All drives tested to date in any controlled capacity has tended to live WAY past the worst case scenario endurance ratings listed as well, so the true life of the low endurance drives is more likely in the few decades range.
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Vs an Intel nvme 2tb 660p with no DRAM.
How does this one compare for every day gaming?

It's not used for producing but I'd like to get the most responsive or the faster loading times.

These days games are huge but they don't load everything at once

update: my mistake this is the sata ssd not nvme m2 ssd.
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I'd rather use the adata honestly. It has dram and it is tlc not qlc.
This is a good deal for 1tb I ordered one to get rid of my mechanical hard drive.
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Darn so close to my 2 tb buy point of 150... drop 20 more bucks and I'll get it as a secondary
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"The current DRAMless category isn't a viable solution for our readers, and it won't be until we see 3D NAND shipping in volume. 3D NAND will provide enough performance and endurance to transform DRAMless SSDs into a viable category"
Quote from tomshardware. This deal has 3D NAND. Thoughts?

EDIT: lol, nevermind, this has DRAM cache
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"The current DRAMless category isn't a viable solution for our readers, and it won't be until we see 3D NAND shipping in volume. 3D NAND will provide enough performance and endurance to transform DRAMless SSDs into a viable category"
Quote from tomshardware. This deal has 3D NAND. Thoughts?
if you don't know why you should buy a more expensive ssd, then you'd probably be ok with this one
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"The current DRAMless category isn't a viable solution for our readers, and it won't be until we see 3D NAND shipping in volume. 3D NAND will provide enough performance and endurance to transform DRAMless SSDs into a viable category"
Quote from tomshardware. This deal has 3D NAND. Thoughts?

EDIT: lol, nevermind, this has DRAM cache
It says right on the top right corner of the box "3D Nand" This is a decent SSD.
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if you don't know why you should buy a more expensive ssd, then you'd probably be ok with this one
Not everyone is a mogul such as yourself
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I've used a bunch on SU800 drives and they are perfect, on par with some of the more expensive drives, not a single failure. Had some issues with SU650 though. ADATA is good in terms of warranty claims, no issues.
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Vs an Intel nvme 2tb 660p with no DRAM.
How does this one compare for every day gaming?

It's not used for producing but I'd like to get the most responsive or the faster loading times.

These days games are huge but they don't load everything at once

update: my mistake this is the sata ssd not nvme m2 ssd.
"Intel nvme 2tb 660p" is QLC SSD with very short life cycle
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update: my mistake this is the sata ssd not nvme m2 ssd.

I thought the same thing at first also, for we have had many, many m.2 offers lately.


I'm waiting to see how Adata takes care of my warranty claim on SP550 before I buy another Adata ssd. I was pleased to find out that now you can send (after RMA) drives to a US address for repair.
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The 660p doesn't have dram? I remember trying to research but couldn't find it and was impatient.
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Great price for the 1tb
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