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I'm choosing to get an nvme drive because it removes the need for all the cables inside my small form factor case, I've read that the improved read and write speeds aren't really perceptible, so I've found 3 and I'm not sure which one to choose from:




Also how much do the SSD's slow down when data is written to them

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I have had the MP510 for 3 months now. No problems so far :) 







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I've used crucial P1's, i haven't got any complaints about them. I've got no frame of reference as to anything to compare them to, granted, but they worked well for me

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25 minutes ago, starcoaster said:

I've used crucial P1's, i haven't got any complaints about them.

Can second this

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best value deal right now is the intel 660p.. 2TB for $182 usd

Can Anybody Link A Virtual Machine while I go download some RAM?


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Two of my budget drives in raid are the Microcenter brand.  Inland Premium 1TB nvme 3.0x4.  Uses MLC (64 layer Toshiba BiCS) and a decent controller (Phison E12) and has been under $100.  Rated at 3.1GB/1.9GB and over 570k/570k iops.  I'd stay clear of QLC they have horrible life specs and speeds after the buffer runs out especially considering the price isn't all that much different.  Now if there was a $120 2TB QLC I may consider it for a cheap game drive.

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