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1tb WD blue $99.99 (105.99 with tax)
Correction: dram cache ?
Best buy Model:WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN it appears bestbuy selling old version WD Blue (not sure about dram) its without 3D NAND branding on it
The one with 3d NAND branding WD Blue Model is: WDS100T2B0A
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-b...Id=6025900
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BX and the regular WD blue are comparable. 3d is better but this is the price for the regular old version. No idea why av911 replied tha, maybe he/she thinks it's the more recent 3d version.
The BX line from Crucial does not have DRAM. DRAM-less SSDs do not perform as well and have a shorter life-span, but as of how significant the performance loss is, varies on a lot of factors.

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...9vsm666214

Above, you can see, on paper the MX (1TB, has DRAM) on average performs better than the BX (960GB, no DRAM, didn't see a 1TB BX model but this is close enough). But a lot of this depends on what types of files you're working with too but I don't know enough to explain it any better.

In terms of life, I'm not sure how much worse it is but if you look at warranties, DRAM-less versions have a shorter warranty. I've also read that, smaller SSDs without DRAM aren't as big of an issue as larger SSDs without DRAM.

Samsung uses QVO for their DRAM-less SSDS (vs the EVO, which has DRAM). I believe Sandisk also makes a distinction somehow. Not sure about other manufacturers.
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The BX line from Crucial does not have DRAM. DRAM-less SSDs do not perform as well and have a shorter life-span, but as of how significant the performance loss is, varies on a lot of factors.

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...9vsm666214 [userbenchmark.com]

Above, you can see, on paper the MX (1TB, has DRAM) on average performs better than the BX (960GB, no DRAM, didn't see a 1TB BX model but this is close enough). But a lot of this depends on what types of files you're working with too but I don't know enough to explain it any better.

In terms of life, I'm not sure how much worse it is but if you look at warranties, DRAM-less versions have a shorter warranty. I've also read that, smaller SSDs without DRAM aren't as big of an issue as larger SSDs without DRAM.

Samsung uses QVO for their DRAM-less SSDS (vs the EVO, which has DRAM). I believe Sandisk also makes a distinction somehow. Not sure about other manufacturers.
I just don't know if regular Blue has dram, if you look at performance, it's definitely worst than mx500. Like that was the point of my post, this is the regular blue, not the blue 3d.
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I don't know if this has dram cache since this is not the 3d version.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...8vsm186717 [userbenchmark.com]

The price for the 3d version has been only a few dollars more.
I bought 2x 1TB Blue drives from Best Buy a month ago and they shipped the 3D version for both. unRAID identifies one as a Sandisk G5 BICS4 which is their Ultra 3d line and identical to the WD 3d blue line. Apparently WD is just relabeling some of the Sandisk line since they bought them over.

If you get a 3D version like I did then you will have DRAM as mentioned in the WD documentation link below


https://documents.westerndigital....ta-ssd.pdf
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Will this work in xbox one x?
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I believe MX500 is the better choice if you're willing to spend a little more.
Thank you!
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waiting for these to drop to clearance at walmart. bought the 250GB for $13 dollars.
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I just don't know if regular Blue has dram, if you look at performance, it's definitely worst than mx500. Like that was the point of my post, this is the regular blue, not the blue 3d.
Oh I see. Every time I research SSDs, I just avoid WD honestly because I think they use too many confusing marketing schemes. My last 3 SSDs were Sandisk Ultra (boot drive for my desktop), Samsung EVO (for laptop) and Crucial MX (PS4 Pro). In each case, the WD Blue came up as an alternative but I could never figure out features it had/did not have because they keep changing things year over year but kept using the Blue name (vs Samsung/Crucial introduced the QVO and BX lines).

And I'm pretty sure the "3D" is just marking BS- it's to imply it uses 3D NAND which I think most all consumer market SSDs use these days (I know the MX500 I bought does).
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Oh I see. Every time I research SSDs, I just avoid WD honestly because I think they use too many confusing marketing schemes. My last 3 SSDs were Sandisk Ultra (boot drive for my desktop), Samsung EVO (for laptop) and Crucial MX (PS4 Pro). In each case, the WD Blue came up as an alternative but I could never figure out features it had/did not have because they keep changing things year over year but kept using the Blue name (vs Samsung/Crucial introduced the QVO and BX lines).

And I'm pretty sure the "3D" is just marking BS- it's to imply it uses 3D NAND which I think most all consumer market SSDs use these days (I know the MX500 I bought does).
Yeah they even have 2 model numbers for same 1TB drive confusing.

WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN
WDS100T2B0A-00SM50

but according to this WD Blue is cloned from Sandisk Ultra

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11...ssd-review
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Does anyone have a view on this versus Samsung QVO 860? Thank you.
Avoid QVO Drives at all cost. MLC, TLC can be OK, but NOT QVO. You want either MLC or TLC 3d with DRAM. QVO = crap
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this article says These drives used the Marvell 88SS1074 controller, 512MB of LPDDR3 cache memory and Sandisk's 15nm TLC NAND modules.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/rev...w-3673445/
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Avoid QVO Drives at all cost. MLC, TLC can be OK, but NOT QVO. You want either MLC or TLC 3d with DRAM. QVO = crap
QVO has more endurance with QLC memory then these drives in 2TB-4TB which is funny.

WD Blue 3d NAND 2TB = 500TBW Endurance 250 full writes to drive
WD Blue 3d NAND 4TB = 600TBW Endurance 150 full writes to drive

Samsung 860 QVO 2TB = 720TBW Endurance 360 full writes to drive
Samsung 860 QVO 4TB = 1440TBW Endurance 360 full writes to drive
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The new models have 3D NAND on the label? Why missing in picture?
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The new models have 3D NAND on the label? Why missing in picture?
because bestbuy uses old picture instead of current model WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN
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This or the Crucial MX500? https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX...077SF8KMG/ [amazon.com]

Thanks!
MX500 is better based on reviews I read online
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1tb WD blue $99.99 (105.99 with tax)
Correction: dram cache ?
Best buy Model:WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN it appears bestbuy selling old version WD Blue (not sure about dram) its without 3D NAND branding on it
The one with 3d NAND branding WD Blue Model is: WDS100T2B0A
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-b...Id=6025900

WDBNCE0010PNC-WRSN is newest verison it does have 3D NAND on the package.

WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 is older model but still has 3D NAND on package also.

WDS100T1B0A-00H9H0 is first release that uses 2D NAND.
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