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BH Photo Video has 1TB PNY Technologies CS900 SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD7CS900-1TB-RB) for $92.99. Shipping is free. Thanks nb013

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1TB PNY CS900 SATA3 2.5" SSD B&H Photo Free Shipping $92.99
Also no tax with payboo card

Pretty decent deal on a 1TB SSD right now, I thought.

PNY Technologies CS900
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1TB Storage Capacity
2.5"/7mm Form Factor
SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
Up to 515 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
Up to 535 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
Triple-Level Cell NAND Flash Memory
2 Million Hours MTBF
TRIM Support (OS Dependent)
2.5mm Spacer Included for 9.5mm Bays
Windows, Mac, Linux & Ubuntu Compatible

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CS900 is a DRAM-less drive. Instead of inserting a DRAM cache between the controller and the NAND, the CS900 can only rely on 32MB of SRAM built into its Phison S11 controller chip.
That's mildly untrue. This series has many search hits as an excellent budget drive, with price and durability being strong points. As with any DRAM-less SSD, they're still exceptionally fast as a boot drive, for loading programs, and general OS operations. Gaming will benefit hugely as well. I've owned this line for a few years and use one externally connected to my XB1 X in an enclosure, and game load times are excellent!
The one thing they're not good at is lengthy R/W sessions, which cause them to slow tremendously. Regardless, this costs relatively little for solid capacity and performance.

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Bought this a few months ago for $105 for my laptop and it's been running great! Solid deal.
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CS900 is a DRAM-less drive. Instead of inserting a DRAM cache between the controller and the NAND, the CS900 can only rely on 32MB of SRAM built into its Phison S11 controller chip.
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CS900 is a DRAM-less drive. Instead of inserting a DRAM cache between the controller and the NAND, the CS900 can only rely on 32MB of SRAM built into its Phison S11 controller chip.
Is dram a must have? I was looking into ssds to buy but don't know what to look for.
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Yes a dram cache is really what makes an ssd an ssd. I wouldn't recommend buying an ssd without dram cache as it has a minimal performance boost over an hhd, if any. I've heard that sometimes these drives can even be slower.
Thanks so much so what are some specific ssds to look out for that have dram?
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Yes a dram cache is really what makes an ssd an ssd. I wouldn't recommend buying an ssd without dram cache as it has a minimal performance boost over an hhd, if any. I've heard that sometimes these drives can even be slower.
That's mildly untrue. This series has many search hits as an excellent budget drive, with price and durability being strong points. As with any DRAM-less SSD, they're still exceptionally fast as a boot drive, for loading programs, and general OS operations. Gaming will benefit hugely as well. I've owned this line for a few years and use one externally connected to my XB1 X in an enclosure, and game load times are excellent!
The one thing they're not good at is lengthy R/W sessions, which cause them to slow tremendously. Regardless, this costs relatively little for solid capacity and performance.
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Thanks so much so what are some specific ssds to look out for that have dram?
Depends on form factor and purpose, as well as budget. What are you looking to use a new SSD for? General use, a transfer drive, RAID array, gaming, compression/storage, a main OS drive, etc
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That's mildly untrue. This series has many search hits as an excellent budget drive, with price and durability being strong points. As with any DRAM-less SSD, they're still exceptionally fast as a boot drive, for loading programs, and general OS operations. Gaming will benefit hugely as well. I've owned this line for a few years and use one externally connected to my XB1 X in an enclosure, and game load times are excellent!
The one thing they're not good at is lengthy R/W sessions, which cause them to slow tremendously. Regardless, this costs relatively little for solid capacity and performance.
what would a reasonable step up be from this drive (for comparison sake)? TIA
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what would a reasonable step up be from this drive (for comparison sake)? TIA
What's your budget? There are many options. Also, are you looking to get M.2 SATA or SATA3 2.5" for internal/external use? The Crucial MX500 is an amazing drive in all form factors, but it'll cost you probably $20+ more. If you want something crazy fast, just about any NVMe will be better. The Intel 660p and Crucial P1 cost about the same and are roughly 4x faster.
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What's your budget? There are many options. Also, are you looking to get M.2 SATA or SATA3 2.5" for internal/external use? The Crucial MX500 is an amazing drive in all form factors, but it'll cost you probably $20+ more. If you want something crazy fast, just about any NVMe will be better. The Intel 660p and Crucial P1 cost about the same and are roughly 4x faster.
Thanks for your time and answer. Using a sandy bridge from like 2010, so motherboard has ports for ssd but not for the newer Hard drives (yes internal for desktop PC). And I don't really want to play around with PCI cards as I only have a PCIe 2.0 port (not the 3.0) so doubt it's worth it to get an adapter. So I guess my preference is regular SSD, budget is 150 ish. Thanks again
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Thanks for your time and answer. Using a sandy bridge from like 2010, so motherboard has ports for ssd but not for the newer Hard drives (yes internal for desktop PC). And I don't really want to play around with PCI cards as I only have a PCIe 2.0 port (not the 3.0) so doubt it's worth it to get an adapter. So I guess my preference is regular SSD, budget is 150 ish. Thanks again
So just to make sure, you want a 2.5 inch sata and not an m.2 right?
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So just to make sure, you want a 2.5 inch sata and not an m.2 right?
I think so. M.2 would require a PCIe adapter correct? I'm not sure it's worth the effort to mess around with an adapter. So was gonna stick with a old school sata
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