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I know it may sound dumb, but hear me out, SDs are just like a SSD, but smol, so I bought this 1TB SD card for 5 dollars and Im thinking about installing some games in it like COD Warzone, does the SD card performs worse than a traditional SSD or HDD? and if it does, how worse are we talking about? is it a good idea to install my games on it?

(also im moving my videos and my video editing software's cache to the SD card, is it a good idea aswell? pls drop some tips to properly use this SD card)

Thank you.

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20 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

does the SD card performs worse than a traditional SSD or HDD?

Yes, it does perform worse. SD-cards don't have DRAM-cache, for one, and you need a UHS-II - class card to beat an HDD in sequential read-speeds. You need a UHS-III - class card to get anywhere close to a SATA SSD in sequential read-speeds. UHS-II - cards are already more expensive than a SATA SSD of the same size and a lot slower, let alone UHS-III - cards -- those cost a god damn ton.

 

Besides all the above, you'd need a controller on your PC that can do those speeds. Not all of them do!

20 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

so I bought this 1TB SD card for 5 dollars

1TB SD-card for $5? You got scammed, mate.

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10 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

so I bought this 1TB SD card for 5 dollars and Im thinking about installing some games in it like COD Warzone,

this is a fake, the cheeoest one you can get is like 100usd.

10 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

does the SD card performs worse than a traditional SSD or HDD?

like shit, It will be much slower than a 5400tpm hdd.

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There's a 99.9% chance that this is satire, but I'm bored so I'm going to respond as if it isn't.

 

First off, if you think you bought a 1TB SD card for 5 dollars, you've fallen for a scam. Stuff costs money for reasons. Making high capacity SD cards is expensive. You've never going to find a legit 1TB SD card for 5 bucks. Period. 

 

Second, even if you had a real 1TB SD card sitting in front of you, moving your games and files over to it would be a terrible idea. Yes, both SSDs and SD cards use flash as their storage medium, but that doesn't mean they have similar speeds. Most 1TB SD cards reach 100MB/s reads MAX. Even a cheapo Kingston SSD does 500. 

 

If you're not trolling, I humbly recommend that you kiss your 5 dollars goodbye, and you do a little bit more research before making your next tech purchase.

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6 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

First off, if you think you bought a 1TB SD card for 5 dollars, you've fallen for a scam. Stuff costs money for reasons.

I find it quite an interesting phenomenon that when people see something being sold WAY below the typical prices for the type of item, people tend to completely lose any common sense or objectivity, letting their greed take control instead and just go with the "I'm getting a fricking good deal here, it absolutely CANNOT be a scam!"

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5 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

I find it quite an interesting phenomenon that when people see something being sold WAY below the typical prices for the type of item, people tend to completely lose any common sense or objectivity, letting their greed take control instead and just go with the "I'm getting a fricking good deal here, it absolutely CANNOT be a scam!"

like wish gpus for like 20$

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11 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

I find it quite an interesting phenomenon that when people see something being sold WAY below the typical prices for the type of item, people tend to completely lose any common sense or objectivity, letting their greed take control instead and just go with the "I'm getting a fricking good deal here, it absolutely CANNOT be a scam!"

I think it's a very clever type of scam. In a world where people spend $5 on a mobile game without blinking, offering up a product for a HUGELY DISCOUNTED™ price gets lots of takers because, hell, $5 for even a chance at a product that normally costs hundreds seems like an OK deal. 

Always remember the 80/80 rule of project management. That is, the first 80% of the project takes 80% of the time, and the last 20% of the project takes the other 80% of the time.

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50 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

1TB SD card for 5 dollars

Yes, try that, 1TB for $5? LOL.

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On 10/27/2020 at 2:02 AM, WereCatf said:

 

1TB SD-card for $5? You got scammed, mate.

My homie it wasnt a scam, it arrived, its workin, writing speeds are 17MB/s but i didnt tested reading speeds

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On 10/27/2020 at 2:02 AM, HelpfulTechWizard said:

this is a fake, the cheeoest one you can get is like 100usd.

like shit, It will be much slower than a 5400tpm hdd.

Writing speed is about half the speed my HDD, but I mean, it works

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On 10/27/2020 at 2:05 AM, bellabichon said:

There's a 99.9% chance that this is satire, but I'm bored so I'm going to respond as if it isn't.

 

First off, if you think you bought a 1TB SD card for 5 dollars, you've fallen for a scam. Stuff costs money for reasons. Making high capacity SD cards is expensive. You've never going to find a legit 1TB SD card for 5 bucks. Period. 

 

Second, even if you had a real 1TB SD card sitting in front of you, moving your games and files over to it would be a terrible idea. Yes, both SSDs and SD cards use flash as their storage medium, but that doesn't mean they have similar speeds. Most 1TB SD cards reach 100MB/s reads MAX. Even a cheapo Kingston SSD does 500. 

 

If you're not trolling, I humbly recommend that you kiss your 5 dollars goodbye, and you do a little bit more research before making your next tech purchase.

It was not a troll neither a scam, it arrived today and its working and actually good speeds, I will test COD warzone when I install in it and I see who good it works

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On 10/27/2020 at 2:15 AM, WereCatf said:

I find it quite an interesting phenomenon that when people see something being sold WAY below the typical prices for the type of item, people tend to completely lose any common sense or objectivity, letting their greed take control instead and just go with the "I'm getting a fricking good deal here, it absolutely CANNOT be a scam!"

Thank you for your help

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37 minutes ago, MrEduwe said:

My homie it wasnt a scam, it arrived, its workin, writing speeds are 17MB/s but i didnt tested reading speeds

It is a scam. No one said it wouldn't work, but it definitely isn't 1TB in size. Scam-cards have been modified to report their size as 1TB, but when you write stuff to them, the card begins to overwrite the stuff you already have there. It's probably really only 4GB or 8GB. Use h2testw or similar to test the card and you'll see.

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23 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Yes, try that, 1TB for $5? LOL.

uhh yes?

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what a waste of 5 bucks.

just hope it has at least 32gb.

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2 hours ago, MrEduwe said:

It was not a troll neither a scam, it arrived today and its working and actually good speeds, I will test COD warzone when I install in it and I see who good it works

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In that case, it's a 4GB or 8GB microSD that's formatted to look like a 1TB card. Try moving a large file over, like a game or some photos, and see what happens. My best bet is a big fat error. 

Always remember the 80/80 rule of project management. That is, the first 80% of the project takes 80% of the time, and the last 20% of the project takes the other 80% of the time.

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16 hours ago, WereCatf said:

It is a scam. No one said it wouldn't work, but it definitely isn't 1TB in size. Scam-cards have been modified to report their size as 1TB, but when you write stuff to them, the card begins to overwrite the stuff you already have there. It's probably really only 4GB or 8GB. Use h2testw or similar to test the card and you'll see.

Thank you for your advice! i've done the test and it only shows 975GB because i moved some videos inside it

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14 hours ago, bellabichon said:

In that case, it's a 4GB or 8GB microSD that's formatted to look like a 1TB card. Try moving a large file over, like a game or some photos, and see what happens. My best bet is a big fat error. 

Some very hepful guy in the comments said me to download and run a test that writes things in the sd card and those were the results

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2 hours ago, MrEduwe said:

Some very hepful guy in the comments said me to download and run a test that writes things in the sd card and those were the results

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Show me a picture of the window when it says it completed the read portion successfully. I'll wait...

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13 hours ago, MrEduwe said:

Some very hepful guy in the comments said me to download and run a test that writes things in the sd card and those were the results

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This is the writing "result", it's obviously going to be whatever you want it to be because it'll always just start from the beginning once it runs out of space. Try reading your files, I bet that won't happen.

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