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  • 4K IOPS Write: 220000
  • 5 Year Warranty

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abhijitdash12317/11/2019 10:13

Intel 660p will perform quite good due to the SLC cache which is used in …Intel 660p will perform quite good due to the SLC cache which is used in most instances rather than the QLC.


I totally get what you're saying @abhijitdash123 . However, there is more to the story than that which people need to know about before making an informed choice. For those who are strongly adamant to get this, then I've offered a few tips.

Before we get to that, the Intel 660p has a fairly decent implementation of QLC with pseudoSLC and fairly decent DRAM algorithms. It also has great random burst which is what the majority of people will feel real-life benefit with. QLC tech will improve over time, just like the previous generations before it. The 660p is a first generation QLC device (in fact, first to market... good job Intel and Micron).

QLC degradation
SLC has an average write endurance of 100,000 program/erase cycles (write operations). MLC has between 35,000 and 10,000. TLC has around 5,000. But QLC only has a measly 1,000. This is due to the higher number of voltage states required.

TIP #1: Don't use this in an environment where you're making lots of read/writes and you don't fancy a fresh install in 5 to [insert unknown arbitary figure] years time. Presumably most techies would fresh install onto new hardware before this cycle, but possibly not the average Joe Bloggs.

Caching
Most drives (even TLC) employ a SLC-based cache buffering. When this is full (e.g. large sequential transfers) you drop back to baseline performance which for QLC is similar to or worse than mechanical drives.

39010569-fdxq5.jpg
TIP #2: Don't use this if you transfer lots of very large files. Very being the crucial word.

Cache Size
When the drive fills up, the SLC buffer diminishes to the point where it is only 10GB (vs 120-140GB) at only 75% capacity.

39010569-wAjqm.jpg
TIP #3: If you're going to be using this drive a lot, get the highest capacity you can. Given COD:MW is a 175gb install, you're looking at 2TB for PC gamers.

TL:DR
1) Average users - get whatever drive you want
2) Gamers - get the highest capacity you can
3) Techies - TLC has matured, QLC hasn't quite yet.
Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, like the ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO as primary. Well worth an extra £25 for almost twice the speed. hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790
Edited by: "wadadli4sun" 17th Nov 2019
wadadli4sun17/11/2019 00:16

Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, …Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, like the ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO as primary. Well worth an extra £25 for almost twice the speed. hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790


Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at all. Heat given.

However, there have been advancements since this was launched 12 months ago. Intel built this cheaper QLC based device at the time to compete when Samsung's 970 PRO was trading at double the price (Samsung having maxxed out PCIE 3.0 @ 3500/3000). However, since then the SMI SM2262EN and Phison E12 controllers have been released which has bought 970 PRO performance to this drive's value.

£90 vs £110 isn't to be scoffed at. This is great for someone who needs a drive right now and doesn't mind buying an inferior product (most users won't feel day-to-day differences). However, technically better performing drives have been cheaper than this only a week ago (£82 Sabrent offer now expired). I'd personally buy the better drive at the higher price (100% better sequential performance for 20% increase in cost) or wait until they drop in price again.
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Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, like the ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO as primary. Well worth an extra £25 for almost twice the speed. hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790
Edited by: "wadadli4sun" 17th Nov 2019
wadadli4sun17/11/2019 00:16

Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, …Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, like the ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO as primary. Well worth an extra £25 for almost twice the speed. hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790


Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at all. Heat given.

However, there have been advancements since this was launched 12 months ago. Intel built this cheaper QLC based device at the time to compete when Samsung's 970 PRO was trading at double the price (Samsung having maxxed out PCIE 3.0 @ 3500/3000). However, since then the SMI SM2262EN and Phison E12 controllers have been released which has bought 970 PRO performance to this drive's value.

£90 vs £110 isn't to be scoffed at. This is great for someone who needs a drive right now and doesn't mind buying an inferior product (most users won't feel day-to-day differences). However, technically better performing drives have been cheaper than this only a week ago (£82 Sabrent offer now expired). I'd personally buy the better drive at the higher price (100% better sequential performance for 20% increase in cost) or wait until they drop in price again.
i like CCL but think the ADATA is a better choice
Excellent deal for the best performance to cost ssd as always @Brutes
iamwhoiam17/11/2019 00:42

Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at …Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at all. Heat given.However, there have been advancements since this was launched 12 months ago. Intel built this cheaper QLC based device at the time to compete when Samsung's 970 PRO was trading at double the price (Samsung having maxxed out PCIE 3.0 @ 3500/3000). However, since then the SMI SM2262EN and Phison E12 controllers have been released which has bought 970 PRO performance to this drive's value.£90 vs £110 isn't to be scoffed at. This is great for someone who needs a drive right now and doesn't mind buying an inferior product (most users won't feel day-to-day differences). However, technically better performing drives have been cheaper than this only a week ago (£82 Sabrent offer now expired). I'd personally buy the better drive at the higher price (100% better sequential performance for 20% increase in cost) or wait until they drop in price again.


The Sabrent one is still Phison E12 and gets pretty close. Often with vouchers/deals of the day etc, it gets around this price.
iamwhoiam17/11/2019 00:42

Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at …Unlike the Amazon deal, this is actually in stock and not a bad price at all. Heat given.However, there have been advancements since this was launched 12 months ago. Intel built this cheaper QLC based device at the time to compete when Samsung's 970 PRO was trading at double the price (Samsung having maxxed out PCIE 3.0 @ 3500/3000). However, since then the SMI SM2262EN and Phison E12 controllers have been released which has bought 970 PRO performance to this drive's value.£90 vs £110 isn't to be scoffed at. This is great for someone who needs a drive right now and doesn't mind buying an inferior product (most users won't feel day-to-day differences). However, technically better performing drives have been cheaper than this only a week ago (£82 Sabrent offer now expired). I'd personally buy the better drive at the higher price (100% better sequential performance for 20% increase in cost) or wait until they drop in price again.


Yes, the Amazon deal is out of stock and it was a quid cheaper than the Box.co.uk deal @ £114.37 I linked Box.co.uk
Edited by: "wadadli4sun" 17th Nov 2019
wadadli4sun17/11/2019 01:59

Yes, the Amazon deal is out of stock and a quid cheaper than the Box.co.uk …Yes, the Amazon deal is out of stock and a quid cheaper than the Box.co.uk deal @ £114.37 I linked Box.co.uk


Cheers you could posted my deal link hotukdeals.com/dea…790
Seriously people are not doing people any favours showing QLC drives as a option... Your giving them a burden lol .. take this thing amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT1000P1SSD8-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=Crucial+p1&qid=1573978263&sr=8-2 ... Read the comments at the bottom.. it's not now you need to think about its in a few months. I will not deal post QLC rubbish. If you 'have to' at least class it as a BASIC!! storage drive.
Edited by: "alan.stevens" 17th Nov 2019
Alvie17/11/2019 02:35

The Sabrent one is still Phison E12 and gets pretty close. Often with …The Sabrent one is still Phison E12 and gets pretty close. Often with vouchers/deals of the day etc, it gets around this price.


or cheaper. Picked one up for less than this about a week ago. Not available now but be surprised if it doesnt come around again soon. Speeds are much faster than this (3500 / 3000) and as others have pointed out not the QLC either. 5 yr warranty if you register.
Alvie17/11/2019 02:35

The Sabrent one is still Phison E12 and gets pretty close. Often with …The Sabrent one is still Phison E12 and gets pretty close. Often with vouchers/deals of the day etc, it gets around this price.


Whilst the Sabrent drive is faster it's worth bearing in mind that there are problems cloning your existing drive to it due to no support for 4k blocks.
TheSpartan17/11/2019 09:03

Whilst the Sabrent drive is faster it's worth bearing in mind that there …Whilst the Sabrent drive is faster it's worth bearing in mind that there are problems cloning your existing drive to it due to no support for 4k blocks.


Definitely something to keep in mind but for the average person I don't think that's really much of an issue. And personally, I think it's always better to clean install with new drives
dont.mack.me.off17/11/2019 08:37

or cheaper. Picked one up for less than this about a week ago. Not …or cheaper. Picked one up for less than this about a week ago. Not available now but be surprised if it doesnt come around again soon. Speeds are much faster than this (3500 / 3000) and as others have pointed out not the QLC either. 5 yr warranty if you register.


Yup! I got mine a few months ago now for about £100:(can't remember exactly) but have seen it drop down to a below this multiple times. The 5 year warranty as well is really good as it matches all the other SSDs using the Phison E12. I have faith in Sabrent doing well in the SSD space
Just an education piece for those interested in NVME drives and the TLC, QLC discussions on real world difference between expensive drives and the Intel 660p.

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Unless you are writing loads of 4K video or loads of data everyday to your drive for editing etc, you would never care about sequential speeds much and at random workloads, the Intel 660p will perform quite good due to the SLC cache which is used in most instances rather than the QLC. And for those who hate Techdeals, there are numerous other tech youtubers and reviewers who have praised the Intel 660p for a reason as it brought down the price of the SSDs significantly for the budget user. And hence all the love for the Intel 660p.

If you still want the Sabrent and are happy to wait, best wait till black friday in hope that it falls. Though over the last 1 year, as per camelcamelcamel, its only come down once in price to the level that it came last week. Good luck all.
alan.stevens17/11/2019 08:07

Cheers you could posted my deal link …Cheers you could posted my deal link https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790


Yup, that's the one I posted and expired the Amazon deal 🏼
abhijitdash12317/11/2019 10:13

Intel 660p will perform quite good due to the SLC cache which is used in …Intel 660p will perform quite good due to the SLC cache which is used in most instances rather than the QLC.


I totally get what you're saying @abhijitdash123 . However, there is more to the story than that which people need to know about before making an informed choice. For those who are strongly adamant to get this, then I've offered a few tips.

Before we get to that, the Intel 660p has a fairly decent implementation of QLC with pseudoSLC and fairly decent DRAM algorithms. It also has great random burst which is what the majority of people will feel real-life benefit with. QLC tech will improve over time, just like the previous generations before it. The 660p is a first generation QLC device (in fact, first to market... good job Intel and Micron).

QLC degradation
SLC has an average write endurance of 100,000 program/erase cycles (write operations). MLC has between 35,000 and 10,000. TLC has around 5,000. But QLC only has a measly 1,000. This is due to the higher number of voltage states required.

TIP #1: Don't use this in an environment where you're making lots of read/writes and you don't fancy a fresh install in 5 to [insert unknown arbitary figure] years time. Presumably most techies would fresh install onto new hardware before this cycle, but possibly not the average Joe Bloggs.

Caching
Most drives (even TLC) employ a SLC-based cache buffering. When this is full (e.g. large sequential transfers) you drop back to baseline performance which for QLC is similar to or worse than mechanical drives.

39010569-fdxq5.jpg
TIP #2: Don't use this if you transfer lots of very large files. Very being the crucial word.

Cache Size
When the drive fills up, the SLC buffer diminishes to the point where it is only 10GB (vs 120-140GB) at only 75% capacity.

39010569-wAjqm.jpg
TIP #3: If you're going to be using this drive a lot, get the highest capacity you can. Given COD:MW is a 175gb install, you're looking at 2TB for PC gamers.

TL:DR
1) Average users - get whatever drive you want
2) Gamers - get the highest capacity you can
3) Techies - TLC has matured, QLC hasn't quite yet.
Wow. What people do with these nowadays?
madel7917/11/2019 14:01

Wow. What people do with these nowadays?


COD takes almost 20% of the space of this drive

Hot. People can post stats galore comparing nand, tlc, qlc, qld, ftg, hghg etc but the average run of the mill pc user/gamer is not going to notice a difference!
Just bought the Adata 8200 pro for £12 more. Got it from Ebuyer, eBay shop.
Brilliant deal thanks
Good deal. Any sign of 4tb consumer m.2 nvme coming out. I need more storage.
wilt17/11/2019 18:53

Good deal. Any sign of 4tb consumer m.2 nvme coming out. I need more …Good deal. Any sign of 4tb consumer m.2 nvme coming out. I need more storage.

Haven't heard of any, but CES 2020 is only 2 months away.....
Got a 2tb one of these, love the hate for them, copied over 300gb in one go, consistantly maxed the read speed of the sata ssd it was reading from...

Considering the price of these vs regular sata drives its a no brainer imo
If you’re able to have free delivery from Scan, it’s £89.50 plus a free heatsink scan.co.uk/pro…60p
wadadli4sun17/11/2019 00:16

Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, …Good price, but I would use it as a secondary drive and something faster, like the ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO as primary. Well worth an extra £25 for almost twice the speed. hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-3327790


Yup, I probably buy ADATA or Corsair CSSD-F960GBMP510 Force Series MP510 960 GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 x 4 M.2 Solid State Drive for cheaper.
iamwhoiam17/11/2019 11:31

I totally get what you're saying @abhijitdash123 . However, there is more …I totally get what you're saying @abhijitdash123 . However, there is more to the story than that which people need to know about before making an informed choice. For those who are strongly adamant to get this, then I've offered a few tips.Before we get to that, the Intel 660p has a fairly decent implementation of QLC with pseudoSLC and fairly decent DRAM algorithms. It also has great random burst which is what the majority of people will feel real-life benefit with. QLC tech will improve over time, just like the previous generations before it. The 660p is a first generation QLC device (in fact, first to market... good job Intel and Micron).QLC degradationSLC has an average write endurance of 100,000 program/erase cycles (write operations). MLC has between 35,000 and 10,000. TLC has around 5,000. But QLC only has a measly 1,000. This is due to the higher number of voltage states required.TIP #1: Don't use this in an environment where you're making lots of read/writes and you don't fancy a fresh install in 5 to [insert unknown arbitary figure] years time. Presumably most techies would fresh install onto new hardware before this cycle, but possibly not the average Joe Bloggs.CachingMost drives (even TLC) employ a SLC-based cache buffering. When this is full (e.g. large sequential transfers) you drop back to baseline performance which for QLC is similar to or worse than mechanical drives.[Image] TIP #2: Don't use this if you transfer lots of very large files. Very being the crucial word.Cache SizeWhen the drive fills up, the SLC buffer diminishes to the point where it is only 10GB (vs 120-140GB) at only 75% capacity.[Image] TIP #3: If you're going to be using this drive a lot, get the highest capacity you can. Given COD:MW is a 175gb install, you're looking at 2TB for PC gamers.TL:DR1) Average users - get whatever drive you want2) Gamers - get the highest capacity you can3) Techies - TLC has matured, QLC hasn't quite yet.


What nvme ssd would you recommend for someone who is just looking for 500gb to 1tb and wants it to last a long time (write endurance)?
StrifeyWolf18/11/2019 12:32

What nvme ssd would you recommend for someone who is just looking for …What nvme ssd would you recommend for someone who is just looking for 500gb to 1tb and wants it to last a long time (write endurance)?


For specifically endurance, I really couldn't recommend QLC based drives. They will run from the SLC buffer most of the time but this is not consistent, and eventually will have to use QLC NAND.

I'd recommend the ADATA SX8200 or Sabrent Rocket. Both are around £20 more. Or wait until they drop (they have done recently).


Hope that's helpful.
Wall-E17/11/2019 10:13

If you still want the Sabrent and are happy to wait, best wait till black …If you still want the Sabrent and are happy to wait, best wait till black friday in hope that it falls. Though over the last 1 year, as per camelcamelcamel, its only come down once in price to the level that it came last week. Good luck all.


I think it's because they usually do their sales with the vouchers that are on the page so it won't reflect on the price history on CCC
Samsung's 850 Pro may be slower but has a 10 year guarantee and a lot more program/erase cycles before it packs in...
iamwhoiam18/11/2019 15:45

For specifically endurance, I really couldn't recommend QLC based drives. …For specifically endurance, I really couldn't recommend QLC based drives. They will run from the SLC buffer most of the time but this is not consistent, and eventually will have to use QLC NAND.I'd recommend the ADATA SX8200 or Sabrent Rocket. Both are around £20 more. Or wait until they drop (they have done recently).Hope that's helpful.


Thank you!
I personally would spend the extra £10 and get the ADATA SX8200 PRO 1TB instead but still a good deal!
Excellent thanks op
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