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SRAM vs DRAM in SSDs?

I've been looking for a budget ssd under or at 128gb for a vintage computer I have but almost all of them don't have dram. Although it seems like some of them have sram. Whats the difference and should I get a ssd with sram over dram if its cheaper?

 

Also, If any one has good suggestions for good budget ssds (under $50) that are under or at 128gb please leave them below, it would be appreciated.

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Do you have the Crucial BX500 available at your price point in there? 240gb or 120gb.

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For a older system, the ssd specs really won't matter, the extra speed just won't make a difference.

 

Id just get a cheap projector from a known brand, should be like$20. I bought a few kingston a400 for users like this and they work fine.

 

Dram is uses for holding the ftl and normally about 1gb/tb. Sram is in the ontroller of every ssd, can be used as a cache of the ftl or just a buffer of data that is moving. One with dram is better normally.

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4 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

Do you have the Crucial BX500 available at your price point in there? 240gb or 120gb.

Yeah, the 120gb version is about $23, Which im fine with. But I think those don't have dram either.

3 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

For a older system, the ssd specs really won't matter, the extra speed just won't make a difference.

 

Id just get a cheap projector from a known brand, should be like$20.

Honestly, the ssd is just so much of a better experience in the computers of what I'm using it for. Less noise, at least some performance uplift. Also, I actually kinda wanna see what a $20 projector would be like, if they exist.

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5 minutes ago, Retro_R said:

Yeah, the 120gb version is about $23, Which im fine with. But I think those don't have dram either.

Then buy it, for an old system it will already give you all the performance bump you need, DRAM won't matter at all here.

 

12 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

I bought a few kingston a400 for users like this and they work fine.

Just a kind remark, the Crucial BX500 is often the same price but it uses better NAND, better controller and is always ahead on every benchmark... arguably it also is more reliable as I've come across plenty of people here at the Forum who had issues with the A400.

 

Nothing you wrote is wrong, but I'd reconsider the advise to shift to BX500 instead as it's a better product for the same $.

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17 minutes ago, Retro_R said:

Yeah, the 120gb version is about $23, Which im fine with. But I think those don't have dram either.

Yea they dont, but it won't matter here. Id ignore the dram cache on ssd for this use.

 

17 minutes ago, Retro_R said:

Also, I actually kinda wanna see what a $20 projector would be like, if they exist.

Like video projector? I have gotten some used ones around that price that are ok, but the problem is projectors are complex and hard to make cheap and good

 

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Like video projector? I have gotten some used ones around that price that are ok, but the problem is projectors are complex and hard to make cheap and good

Yeah which other one would we be talking about? I don't know of any other kind of projector, unless its just me not knowing

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2 hours ago, Retro_R said:

Yeah which other one would we be talking about? I don't know of any other kind of projector, unless its just me not knowing

I don't know, but that was kinda not in the same topic.

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40 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

I don't know, but that was kinda not in the same topic.

Well you said it, just didn't know that they have them. Unless you meant something else

 

3 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id just get a cheap projector from a known brand, should be like$20.

 

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SRAM vs DRAM? SSD controllers only use a tiny bit of sram directly on die.

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