ADATA 480Gb SU650 SSD £96.99 @ eBuyer
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ADATA 480Gb SU650 SSD £96.99 @ eBuyer

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Found 1st Apr
Strange storage size - 480Gb - but then I'm old school ZX81 generation and anything over 1Kb looks odd to me. Includes delivery,

Brief Spec:
  • 3D NAND Technology
  • Read/Write Speed Up to 520/450 MB/s *Vary by SSD capacity
  • Dynamic SLC Caching for optimized performance
  • Budget-Friendly entry level everyday SSD
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Not bad, personally I'd probably spend another £10 and get the Crucial MX500 for £106
iirc these are based on DRAMless controllers (hence the SLC caching) - they are perfectly serviceable SSDs but they are a LOT slower and have much higher latencies than most mainstream SATA SSDs. The quoted throughput rates are achievable, but only really in targeted benchmark tests.

IMO, they aren't yet cheap enough to offset the performance hit.
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 1st Apr
I have used Adata memory several times in past without any problems.
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I have used Adata memory several times in past without any problems.
Not bad, personally I'd probably spend another £10 and get the Crucial MX500 for £106
iirc these are based on DRAMless controllers (hence the SLC caching) - they are perfectly serviceable SSDs but they are a LOT slower and have much higher latencies than most mainstream SATA SSDs. The quoted throughput rates are achievable, but only really in targeted benchmark tests.

IMO, they aren't yet cheap enough to offset the performance hit.
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 1st Apr
On the plus side, I think these use MLC rather than TLC flash, or they have a good controller. The endurance on this is rated at 280TB TBW (total bytes written), compared to say the comparably sized MX500 above which has a TBW rating of 180TB and the Sandisk's which were posted a while ago, which were below 200RB IIRC.
Edited by: "aetaaas" 1st Apr
There are only 3 dram manufacturers. Crucial and Samsung are 2 of them. If you want performance you have to buy from them. The others produce dramless SSD drives. Performance will bottleneck.

For £10 more i'd go with the MX500 or the Samsung.
ADATA is a good brand folks.
Not well known here in the UK,but very popular in other regions.
fiqqer1 h, 50 m ago

There are only 3 dram manufacturers. Crucial and Samsung are 2 of them. …There are only 3 dram manufacturers. Crucial and Samsung are 2 of them. If you want performance you have to buy from them. The others produce dramless SSD drives. Performance will bottleneck.For £10 more i'd go with the MX500 or the Samsung.



Most people will not notice this, will they.
spannerzone1st Apr

Not bad, personally I'd probably spend another £10 and get the Crucial …Not bad, personally I'd probably spend another £10 and get the Crucial MX500 for £106


Definitely.
Some advice re: PCIe SSD vs this SATA SSD? I know the PCIe are twice the price of these but are these SATA SSD super quick vs a normal SATA HD? OR should i bite the bullet and just go for a PCIe... Cheers
How reliable are these?
Chemista10 h, 7 m ago

Some advice re: PCIe SSD vs this SATA SSD? I know the PCIe are twice the …Some advice re: PCIe SSD vs this SATA SSD? I know the PCIe are twice the price of these but are these SATA SSD super quick vs a normal SATA HD? OR should i bite the bullet and just go for a PCIe... Cheers


If you've not got an SSD then either will be much much faster than a mechanical drive. Personally I'd get SATA unless my PC had a M2 slot that was going spare an I could afford the higher price.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Apr
Can anyone tell me whether This Pioneer Drive is any good please
Utakos23 h, 59 m ago

Can anyone tell me whether This Pioneer Drive is any good please



It will be no different from any other non-dram SSD. There are very tiny differences between each at this price range, others are cheaper.

The Adata uses MLC memory which is longer lasting so I would go for that. Or if you want better performance then spend £10 more on the Crucial MX500 or Samsung Evo 850
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