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Is DRAM Cache this important ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

HELLO EVERYONE

 

i plan to get a new ssd and the problem is that i live in a country where we can't buy things online ( amazon ebay ) and the prices here are insane ( kingston 240gb a400 for 80 $ ) so i was wondering on the dram cache ( i don"t really understand what it does ) so for example : i can get one adata su800 m2 248gb (with dram ) for about 100$ or an adata su650 240gb ( without dram ) for about 60$ , i know the prices are crazy , third world problems 

 

ps : i don't have acces to crucial mx500 , the only dram ssd that i found is the one i mentioned below and a 480gb teamgroup lite 5 ( it says it has dram cache and costs about 110$ ) so what do you think guys ? btw sorry i'm not a native english speaker 

 

UPDATE : the teamgroup is not longer available :(

 

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if you can afford the teamgroup lite 5, go for that. it has dram cache and it's twice the size of the su800. i think it's your best option.

to answer your question, the dram cache makes it faster. for general pc use and gaming it won't make a huge difference. for video editing, transferring large files etc it will.

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Depends on the actual SSD model, check reviews.

 

But yeah it can, I've previously had a DRAMless SSD and it basically had worse performance than an HDD.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

if you can afford the teamgroup lite 5, go for that. it has dram cache and it's twice the size of the su800. i think it's your best option.

to answer your question, the dram cache makes it faster. for general pc use and gaming it won't make a huge difference. for video editing, transferring large files etc it will.

thanks for the reply , unfortunally the teamgroup is no longer available 

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Isn't A400 and SU650(or was it the 635?) one of the worst(unreliable) SSD's one can buy?

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Not having a DRAM cache could hurt both performance, particularly in heavy tasks, but also its lifespan/reliability.

 

If the Teamgroup drive is no longer in stock, I'd say go for the SU800.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Ralf said:

Isn't A400 and SU650(or was it the 635?) one of the worst(unreliable) SSD's one can buy?

I know but don't have large choice here ,and like i said i don't have acces to amazon/ebay , what about wd green ? 

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36 minutes ago, scoza16 said:

UPDATE : the teamgroup is not longer available :(

is the PNY CS900 an option?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

is the PNY CS900 an option?

First look i think it's available , but i have to contact the vendor , price are between 80 to 100$ for 240gb , does it have dram cache ?

 

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27 minutes ago, scoza16 said:

First look i think it's available , but i have to contact the vendor , price are between 80 to 100$ for 240gb , does it have dram cache ?

 

it has dram cache, but its among the lower end of dram cache models. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

it has dram cache, but its among the lower end of dram cache models. 

Okay and i've found a kingston v300 240gb ,, what do you think about it ?

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11 minutes ago, scoza16 said:

Okay and i've found a kingston v300 240gb ,, what do you think about it ?

dram-less SSD. 

 

nothing special. id rather pick up a BX500. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

dram-less SSD. 

 

nothing special. id rather pick up a BX500. 

Thanks , i think i'm goind with m2 su800 from adata 

Last question : it is compatible with my mobo ? Msi b150 Gaming m3 , on the website of adata it don't show but it is a sata m2 and my mobo has a sata m2 so ?

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1 minute ago, scoza16 said:

Thanks , i think i'm goind with m2 su800 from adata 

Last question : it is compatible with my mobo ? Msi b150 Gaming m3 , on the website of adata it don't show but it is a sata m2 and my mobo has a sata m2 so ?

if your board has m.2 sata, and the SSD is m.2 sata, then it will work fine. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

if your board has m.2 sata, and the SSD is m.2 sata, then it will work fine. 

even if i my mobo is not listed on the adata site for compatibility ?

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5 minutes ago, scoza16 said:

even if i my mobo is not listed on the adata site for compatibility ?

yep. 

 

 

its sata. its just a standard protocol. 

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