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Sata m.2 ssd

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21 hours ago, naFastTecj said:

Thank you, how could one know if the ssd is DRAMless or not? because I did wonder about that but did not see it in the specifications

Either from the SSD spec sheet

Or alternatively the LTT SSD tier list

Hello,

 

I am trying to find an ssd for my ThinkPad x1 carbon gen 2, I tried my nvme m.2 Samsung Evo 960 ssd, but apparently the laptop only supports sata (I am a ware of the speed constraints).

 

I found this one what do you guys think?

Amazon.com: Kingston A400 240G Internal SSD M.2 2280 SA400M8/240G - Increase Performance: Computers & Accessories

 

I am looking for something at the ~$35 range as this is my secondary laptop (I daily a xps15 with 1TB nvme Evo 970, but need something thin and light when going around)

 

Thank you

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The Kingston A400 SSD is a DRAMless drive

if youre using it just for a secondary laptop there is nothing wrong with using it

but you can expect a laggy user experience when there is windows updates running in the background

 

a DRAM ssd like the M.2 MX500 would be a good alternative for better performance but it is about $50 

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15 minutes ago, bigmac999 said:

The Kingston A400 SSD is a DRAMless drive

if youre using it just for a secondary laptop there is nothing wrong with using it

but you can expect a laggy user experience when there is windows updates running in the background

 

a DRAM ssd like the M.2 MX500 would be a good alternative for better performance but it is about $50 

Thank you, how could one know if the ssd is DRAMless or not? because I did wonder about that but did not see it in the specifications

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21 hours ago, naFastTecj said:

Thank you, how could one know if the ssd is DRAMless or not? because I did wonder about that but did not see it in the specifications

Either from the SSD spec sheet

Or alternatively the LTT SSD tier list

MAIN PC: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X@4.4GHz, Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 WiFi, 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO@3600Mhz, Gigabyte Radeon RX5700XT Gaming OC, Creative Soundblaster Z, 2x 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 1TB Crucial MX500, 256GB Kingston KC600, 480GB Crucial BX500, 2x 2TB WD Blue, 2x 1TB WD Blue, 250GB Kingston A2000 , Corsair Hydro H100i RGB PLATINUM SE, Corsair HX1050, Corsair Carbide 500R
2ND PC: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X@4.3GHz, Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master, 32GB XPG Spectrix D60@3733Mhz, Sapphire Radeon RX580 Nitro+ 8GB, 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 2x 500GB Kingston A2000, 500GB Crucial MX500, 480GB Kingston A400, 2TB WD Blue, 2TB WD Green, 256GB XPG SX6000 Pro, Corsair Hydro H100i RGB PRO XT, Silverstone ST65F-GS, Corsair Carbide 275R TG
3RD PC: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X@4.3GHz, MSI MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi, 32GB XPG Spectrix D60@3466Mhz, Gigabyte Radeon RX570 OC, 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 500GB Kingston A2000, 500GB Crucial MX500, 2x 250GB Crucial MX500, 240GB Patriot Burst, 2x WD Blue 1TB, 256GB Micron M600, ID Cooling Frostflow 240, Corsair VS650, NZXT H510
4TH PC: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X@4.2GHz, MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi, 32GB XPG Spectrix D60@3466Mhz, Sapphire Radeon RX470 Nitro, 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 500GB Kingston A2000, 500GB Crucial MX500, 512GB ADATA SU800, 240GB Patriot Burst, 2x 1TB WD Blue, 256GB Micron M600, ID Cooling Frostflow 240, Silverstone ST50F-ES, Deepcool Matrexx 55
5TH PC: AMD Ryzen 5 2600@4.2GHz, MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO@3200Mhz, Asus ROG Strix RX570 OC, 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 500GB Kingston A2000, 500GB Crucial MX500, 512GB ADATA SU800, 1TB WD Blue, 240GB PNY CS900, Scythe Mugen 5 ARGB Plus, Silverstone ST50F-ES, Gaming Freak 4G-TFlux
WORK PC: AMD Ryzen 3 3100@4.3GHz, Asrock B450M Steel Legend, 32GB PNY XLR8@3200MHz, Sapphire RX470 Platinum Edition, 2x 500GB Kingston A2000, 500GB Crucial MX500, 512GB ADATA SU800, 250GB Crucial MX500, 256GB ADATA SU800, 240GB ADATA SU650, AMD Wraith Prism, Thermaltake Litepower 450W, Xigmatek Nemesis M

ITX HTPC: Intel I3-9100F, Asrock H310CM-ITX, 16GB PNY XLR8@2400MHz, MSI GTX1650 Super Ventus OC, 250GB Kingston A2000, 250GB Samsung 840 EVO, 2x 256GB Kingston KC600, 256GB Micron M600, 240GB ADATA SU650, ID Cooling IS-50 MAX RGB, Thermaltake Litepower 450W, Cooler Master Elite 110A
Acer Nitro 5: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, 16GB Kingston 3200MHz, Nvidia GTX1650, 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB WD SN530, 500GB Crucial MX500

MSI PE60: Intel i7-5700HQ, 16GB Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz, Nvidia GTX960m, 512GB ADATA SU800, 500GB Transcend SSD220Q
Alienware M17xR4: Intel i7-3940XM@4.5GHz, 24GB Kingston HyperX 1866MHz, Nvidia GTX980m, 960GB Crucial M500, 750GB WD Black

TRUENAS: Intel I7-3770K@4.5GHz, Asus Z77 V-Pro, 32GB Corsair Vengeance@2400MHZ, Sapphire RX470 Platinum Edition, 240GB PNY CS900, 480GB WD Green, 120GB WD Green, 240GB Patriot Burst, 2x 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Blue, 1TB WD Black, Cooler Master MA410M, Thermaltake Litepower 550W

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