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Get the 480GB or 512GB SSD

Well, Pioneer APS-SL3 with 512GB ran out of stock just few days ago and I have no idea when it would be restocked (or not as it's a darn popular af SSD on the store). Should I go for the 480GB instead of waiting? Yet I thought, with the bare difference of just few bucks for additional 32GB (welp I can fit one additional game on it with such space), like, should I really wait for it? It's not so urgently needed somehow.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

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40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

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what is the 480gb ssd's model?

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

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Just now, mahyar said:

what is the 480gb ssd's model?

The exact same as the 512 either.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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The "512" GB probably won't have all 512gb as usable space, I reckon

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Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

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Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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1 minute ago, dhannemon13 said:

The exact same as the 512 either.

frist off 512gb is more like 498 gb and 480 also have some "loss" so diffrance in capacity is less that 28gb

and now judge yourself 

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

The "512" GB probably won't have all 512gb as usable space, I reckon

I know the usable space would be less than that (like around 470-480-ish maybe? Can't remember), but still 30-ish GB difference somehow.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

The "512" GB probably won't have all 512gb as usable space, I reckon

that goes without saying...and its the same for the 480gb variant as well and for any other storage devices for that matter. I have never seen a storage device in which u get the full advertised storage capacity ever, cuz it reserves bit of space for system files/cache or whatever..

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1 minute ago, Shiva666 said:

that goes without saying...and its the same for the 480gb variant as well and for any other storage devices for that matter. I have never seen a storage device in which u get the full advertised storage capacity ever, cuz it reserves bit of space for system files/cache or whatever..

Mostly it's spared for over-provisioning, afaik.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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2 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

I know the usable space would be less than that (like around 470-480-ish maybe? Can't remember), but still 30-ish GB difference somehow.

 

2 minutes ago, Shiva666 said:

that goes without saying...and its the same for the 480gb variant as well and for any other storage devices for that matter. I have never seen a storage device in which u get the full advertised storage capacity ever, cuz it reserves bit of space for system files/cache or whatever..

What I'm on about is that they're probably the same drive and one is advertising usable space, and the other is raw nand flash space

 

Unless the model's spec sheet says otherwise

Things I need help with:

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Shiva666 said:

that goes without saying...and its the same for the 480gb variant as well and for any other storage devices for that matter. I have never seen a storage device in which u get the full advertised storage capacity ever, cuz it reserves bit of space for system files/cache or whatever..

ahh no there is no more physical space and its not like system files or cache or whatever takes so much space

if it was useful give it a like :) btw if your into linux pay a visit here  and i will be thankful if you send me an opinion here  

 

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23 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

should I really wait for it? It's not so urgently needed somehow.

u can get the lower variant that is available now and expand ur storage with a traditional hard drive of like 1tb or something capacity at a later time if that is an option.

Because i personally like to do something like that cuz SSDs life is less compared to a HDD if u Write on them often. Just reading from SSD is fine (which is why i only store operating system, some heavy software and games that require too much time to load) on an SSD, but i use a traditional HDD for everything else. (videos, photos, large files that move around a lot, etc.)

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

 

What I'm on about is that they're probably the same drive and one is advertising usable space, and the other is raw nand flash space

 

Unless the model's spec sheet says otherwise

Nope, both got different usable space with 28-32GB of difference. Checked it already.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

What I'm on about is that they're probably the same drive and one is advertising usable space, and the other is raw nand flash space

 

oh right, yes that makes sense. and that's true...i agree with you :)

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Just now, dhannemon13 said:

Nope, both got different usable space with 28-32GB of difference. Checked it already.

Then get the better GB per dollar, assuming the rest drive is the same

 

Unless you really really want that extra little storage

Things I need help with:

Spoiler

none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, mahyar said:

ahh no there is no more physical space and its not like system files or cache or whatever takes so much space

right... 👌

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1 minute ago, Shiva666 said:

u can get the lower variant that is available now and expand ur storage with a traditional hard drive of like 1tb or something capacity at a later if that is an option.

Because i personally like to do something like that cuz SSDs life is less compared to a HDD if u Write on them often. Just reading from SSD is fine which is why i only store operating system, some heavy software and games that require too much time to load on an SSD, but i use a traditional HDD for everything else.

Well, I'm personally trying to stop using HDDs for any mobile usage (like laptop that I plan to install) as... I killed two HDDs already before. Well, technically three but I stopped using it and store it on the safe place, waiting it's replacement.

 

Basically, I'd want the SSD reliability over HDD on mobile device, that's all. And don't worry, I don't do write data that much as it would mostly used for some media storage for on the go purpose (all music collection and few movies, got an external 1 TB already for storing all of it somehow) and just game on it. I just... Hate how fast a HDD died on my laptops.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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2 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

Well, I'm personally trying to stop using HDDs for any mobile usage (like laptop that I plan to install) as... I killed two HDDs already before. Well, technically three but I stopped using it and store it on the safe place, waiting it's replacement.

 

Basically, I'd want the SSD reliability over HDD on mobile device, that's all. And don't worry, I don't do write data that much as it would mostly used for some media storage for on the go purpose (all music collection and few movies, got an external 1 TB already for storing all of it somehow) and just game on it. I just... Hate how fast a HDD died on my laptops.

ah right, yes, then if its like that then a SSD is best for u. especially since u got an external storage device..and in this case, since its not an urgent requirement for u, i'd suggest wait it out for as long as possible to get the SSD with the higher storage space. If it was me, i'd wait, esp.if its not urgent, cuz i like to have as much space i can have provided it comes within my budget :D

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