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ADATA SU650 or Intel 660p?

rcmaehl

Hi all,

 

I'm considering purchasing the wife a 1TB SSD for general storage. Currently I'm stuck between an Intel 660p or an ADATA SU650 for very specific reasons. Both cost within $1-2 of each other after deals and adapters.

 

Use case

  • Content creation storage (files from a few MB to ~8GB)
  • Possibly steam gaming storage
  • Adobe scratch disk
  • Misc file storage


Specs:

  • Ivy Bridge CPU
  • Z77 Motherboard
  • PCIe to M.2 adapter (if getting 660p)
     

My concerns:

  • I'm unsure if the 660p will work natively with Ivy Bridge as a non-OS disk.
  • I'm unsure of how the 660p will handle being a scratch disk/game storage
  • I'm unsure if the SU650 will be a fast enough scratch disk

PLEASE QUOTE ME IF YOU ARE REPLYING TO ME

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Retro Build: Intel Pentium III @ 500 MHz, Dell Optiplex G1 Full AT Tower, 768MB SDRAM @ 133MHz, Integrated Graphics, Generic 1024x768 60Hz Monitor


 

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Just get the ADATA or a SanDisk 1tb equivalent, it's not worth the hassle of getting adapters and what not.

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41 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

very specific reasons

What reasons? It likely works but it's a hassle.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

How many watts do I needATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 spec, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 hour ago, fasauceome said:

What reasons? It likely works but it's a hassle.

Basically what I listed under concerns:
 

  • I'm unsure if the 660p will work natively with Ivy Bridge as a non-OS disk.
  • I'm unsure of how the 660p will handle being a scratch disk/game storage
  • I'm unsure if the SU650 will be a fast enough scratch disk

PLEASE QUOTE ME IF YOU ARE REPLYING TO ME

Desktop Build: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz, AsRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, 48GB Corsair DDR4 @ 3000MHz, RX5700 XT 8GB Sapphire Nitro+, Benq XL2730 1440p 144Hz FS

Retro Build: Intel Pentium III @ 500 MHz, Dell Optiplex G1 Full AT Tower, 768MB SDRAM @ 133MHz, Integrated Graphics, Generic 1024x768 60Hz Monitor


 

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3 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

Basically what I listed under concerns:
 

  • I'm unsure if the 660p will work natively with Ivy Bridge as a non-OS disk.
  • I'm unsure of how the 660p will handle being a scratch disk/game storage
  • I'm unsure if the SU650 will be a fast enough scratch disk

If you had another SATA SSD lying around, she could borrow it and find out if it suits her needs with a test run. The 8GB size stated in your use case is not so large that ultra high speed file transfers would make an appreciable difference.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

How many watts do I needATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 spec, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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