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Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1 TB ~$100
Max Sequential Read Up to 2110 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 1700 MBps

Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB ~$120
Max Sequential Read Up to 3500 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 3000 MBps

Sabrent Rocket 1 TB ~$100
Max Sequential Read Up to 3400 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 3000 MBps

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Sabrent uses Phison controller which is a double sided SSD. Not a good choice for laptops. FYI
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Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1 TB ~$100
Max Sequential Read Up to 2110 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 1700 MBps

Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB ~$120
Max Sequential Read Up to 3500 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 3000 MBps

Sabrent Rocket 1 TB ~$100
Max Sequential Read Up to 3400 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 3000 MBps

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Sabrent uses Phison controller which is a double sided SSD. Not a good choice for laptops. FYI
Can anyone else confirm that double sided SSDs are not good for laptops?
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Can anyone else confirm that double sided SSDs are not good for laptops?
It's not that it's bad for laptops per se. Laptops are designed to be compact so tight space doesn't allow for good heat dissipation. This won't affect the Flash memory, which likes heat, but controllers can throttle due to heat.

So you would be cooking the motherboard and the nvme controller since airflow on the underside is minimal. Granted it is a nonissue for 90% of the time. Large sustained file transfers is where you see performance hit and maybe decreased reliability
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After reading about single vs double sided, heat production and power consumption, I personally decided to get an intel 660p. Is it slower than marginally more expensive drives? Yeah. But the fact that it produces less heat and takes less energy to power (important to me because I only charger my laptop to 60%) outweighs the speed offerings from others. It's also my first nvme drive. It's far faster than anything I expected and can utilize anyways
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After reading about single vs double sided, heat production and power consumption, I personally decided to get an intel 660p. Is it slower than marginally more expensive drives? Yeah. But the fact that it produces less heat and takes less energy to power (important to me because I only charger my laptop to 60%) outweighs the speed offerings from others. It's also my first nvme drive. It's far faster than anything I expected and can utilize anyways
While your point is true, also keep in mind that 660p is QLC drive, which is expected to have less endurance and more significant (beyond marginal per reviews) performance drop as it's near full capacity, which makes not a good primary drive. Because of the same reasons, I would be hesitant to use it in laptop despite less heat and power consumption. As secondary/storage drive, yes.
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While your point is true, also keep in mind that 660p is QLC drive, which is expected to have less endurance and more significant (beyond marginal per reviews) performance drop as it's near full capacity, which makes not a good primary drive. Because of the same reasons, I would be hesitant to use it in laptop despite less heat and power consumption. As secondary/storage drive, yes.
Yes, those are also points to consider. It's not my main drive, as I have an older 2.5" sata ssd that's external for storing less frequently accessed stuff. The 660p just happens to be a good drive for my scenario. Hope everyone else looks at all the pros and cons before making the dive into something that doesn't fit their needs
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Can anyone else confirm that double sided SSDs are not good for laptops?
Double sided did not work in my X1 Carbon 5th gen. I would guess that any brand's thinnest laptops will only use single sided SSDs.

Pretty sure the AData is also double sided.
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After reading about single vs double sided, heat production and power consumption, I personally decided to get an intel 660p. Is it slower than marginally more expensive drives? Yeah. But the fact that it produces less heat and takes less energy to power (important to me because I only charger my laptop to 60%) outweighs the speed offerings from others. It's also my first nvme drive. It's far faster than anything I expected and can utilize anyways
Why do you only charge to 60%?
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Why do you only charge to 60%?
I have a Lenovo and the built in feature to stop the charging is either 100% or 60%. I wish I could do 80% but that's not an option within the software. In general for these kinds of batteries, constantly charging to full is not good for battery life.
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I have a Lenovo and the built in feature to stop the charging is either 100% or 60%. I wish I could do 80% but that's not an option within the software. In general for these kinds of batteries, constantly charging to full is not good for battery life.
Does that really make a noticeable difference in battery life? I would have imagined that you could use the laptop for years before it would only fully charge to 60% due to energy capacity degradation. Is the expected overall life improvement that significant?
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Does that really make a noticeable difference in battery life? I would have imagined that you could use the laptop for years before it would only fully charge to 60% due to energy capacity degradation. Is the expected overall life improvement that significant?
I was referring to overall battery longevity. I do this now because I had an old Dell Inspiron that I just routinely kept plugged in when I'm not moving about. The battery life went from 4 hours brand new to 30 minutes on a full charge after about 4 years only
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