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Why is this SSD so cheap?

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1 minute ago, slickboss21 said:

Is buying this a good idea? https://www.mwave.com.au/product/kingston-ssdnow-a400-240gb-25-sata-iii-ssd-sa400s37240g-ac05362.

 

This is $55 for 240gb from Kingston while its usually $80 for 250gb from Samsung or Crucial... What's going on here? 

It may not have a cache or much over provisioning which will affect it's speed and lifespan

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Its a low end dramless ssd. Pricing is about normal for what it is.

 

SSD prices have also dropped a lot recently, so the 860 evo is 56 bucks now from samgsung.

What's a dramless SSD and what are the drawbacks of it?

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Just now, Streetguru said:

It may not have a cache or much over provisioning which will affect it's speed and lifespan

Do you think it will have a noticeable slow down in speed? Or will it only show up in benchmarks etc.?

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1 minute ago, slickboss21 said:

What's a dramless SSD and what are the drawbacks of it?


Recommend to never buy unless it's ultra cheap/going to be treated as disposable.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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A400 is decent from what i have experienced, have a 120gb one in the Toaster and its pretty nice. not the fastest thing in the world but it still beats a HDD handely

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

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Just now, slickboss21 said:

Do you think it will have a noticeable slow down in speed? Or will it only show up in benchmarks etc.?

Basically if you're going to use it for your OS probably don't bother, if you were going to use it as an external drive/flash drive, whatever then maybe go for it. But if you have the money likely just buy a better SSD.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, slickboss21 said:

Is buying this a good idea? https://www.mwave.com.au/product/kingston-ssdnow-a400-240gb-25-sata-iii-ssd-sa400s37240g-ac05362.

 

This is $55 for 240gb from Kingston while its usually $80 for 250gb from Samsung or Crucial... What's going on here? 

It's a pretty low end SSD. I wouldn't buy it if you can afford a Crucial or Samsung SSD. 

If it's all you can afford then go for it. 

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It's a low end SSD, the price is regular. 

Lifespan of 80 TB, Write speed of 350MB/s 
For comparison, the Crucial MX500 has 100TB for the 250GB/s model 

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22 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

It still beats a HDD handely

That's what I'm aiming for, a really slow, old HDD as well.

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