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WD SN 550 vs Crucial P1 1tb

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, Im leaning towards the WD nvme, but which would would do better in Adobe/Video Editing/Gaming?

 

WD Blue SN550 1TB - https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135?Item=N82E16820250135

     I see the WD is TLC, and TBW is 600TB, which is a lot more than the Crucial. Faster Read/Write speeds, slightly cheaper, and higher Random R/W

 

Crucial P1 1TB - https://www.newegg.com/crucial-p1-1tb/p/N82E16820156199?Item=9SIA1K69BX6180

     Still very quick drive, QLC, lower TBW (about 200 I think) 

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29 minutes ago, ZeusXI said:

So, Im leaning towards the WD nvme, but which would would do better in Adobe/Video Editing/Gaming?

 

WD Blue SN550 1TB - https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135?Item=N82E16820250135

     I see the WD is TLC, and TBW is 600TB, which is a lot more than the Crucial. Faster Read/Write speeds, slightly cheaper, and higher Random R/W

 

Crucial P1 1TB - https://www.newegg.com/crucial-p1-1tb/p/N82E16820156199?Item=9SIA1K69BX6180

     Still very quick drive, QLC, lower TBW (about 200 I think) 

Is one M and one B&M?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
49 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Is one M and one B&M?

What do you mean M and B&M? Like m.2? they are both nvme

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, NewMaxx said:

SN550 is pretty great even though it is DRAM-less.

Does Dram make a difference in editing and gaming?

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Gaming, no. Primarily you're just looking at load times with games and these will be pretty close. Video editing, maybe, although generally you'd be fine even with SATA since rendering is CPU-limited for example. NVMe's superior latency (vs. AHCI on SATA drives) can be useful with scrubbing and such, however.

 

The hardware differences between the two drives likely wouldn't mean much to someone not versed in the terminology. However if you especially intend to fill the drive, the SN550 will be better.

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1 hour ago, ZeusXI said:

What do you mean M and B&M? Like m.2? they are both nvme

There are a couple types of connector and they run at radically different speeds.  I was referring to M key and B key which are slot cutouts in the nvme connector.  M.2 that always runs at Nvme speeds will be m key only.  There is another older and cheaper type called B&M key where there are two cutouts.  Thes are capable of connecting to BOTH newer m key and older sata B key nvme slots.  My z97 mobo has an older B key for example.  The thing about B&M cards is sometimes they can run at either B or M speeds depending on how they are connected, and sometimes while they can connect to M key they can still only run at sata6 speed.


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