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Refreshed 21st Sep (Posted 5th Sep)Edited by:"Brutes"

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  • Up to 1800MB/s Read, 1800MB/s Write
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While QLC - unless you're throwing a LOT at it (so... ok, during big installs maybe or copying a media library around) the cache holds up just fine.

For the price point, for (admittedly double the speed most times) the Samsungs/etc are at least 50% extra money for the same capacity. This is priced like SATA... for the advantage it offers... that's totally a worthy drive.

I'd still MAYBE be tempted to have a smaller, faster boot NVMe and this for everything else (actually what I've done ) but considering it's normally:

Speed
Capacity
Price

Pick 2...

This is more or less pick 2.5 which... can't really be quibbled with.
Even for a main drive, if not expecting sublime performance in all usage scenario's it's absolutely fine.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 5th Sep
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Good savings. Thank you @Brutes for sharing
Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a little confusing.
Voted hot . Still waiting for my crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon ordered three months ago . Might cancel and buy this .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 5th Sep
Madraver_8105/09/2019 13:23

Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a …Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a little confusing.


Yes
Nice price!
Looks pretty slow for a 1TB NVMe but it is a good price.
Edited by: "Gormond" 5th Sep
Gormond05/09/2019 14:04

Looks pretty slow for a 1TB NVMe but it is a good price.


And still fast enough for 99% people. Intel has always been behind on read/write speeds but that comes with solid reliability.
These new cheaper large capacity drives are quad bit nand flash... just something to beware of. The performance of these are very dependant on the amount of single bit nan flash (cache) the control has access to as well as how the nands are managed - ie wearing out a particular nand.
RickyWong05/09/2019 14:19

These new cheaper large capacity drives are quad bit nand flash... just …These new cheaper large capacity drives are quad bit nand flash... just something to beware of. The performance of these are very dependant on the amount of single bit nan flash (cache) the control has access to as well as how the nands are managed - ie wearing out a particular nand.


Reviews indicate that this specific model suffers from this especially badly.
RickyWong05/09/2019 14:19

These new cheaper large capacity drives are quad bit nand flash... just …These new cheaper large capacity drives are quad bit nand flash... just something to beware of. The performance of these are very dependant on the amount of single bit nan flash (cache) the control has access to as well as how the nands are managed - ie wearing out a particular nand.


I have two 2tb of these . Fastest drive I ever had for small files .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 5th Sep
Gormond05/09/2019 14:04

Looks pretty slow for a 1TB NVMe but it is a good price.


I thought that, it's one of the QLC drives, but it's still much quicker than the SATA ones we've had before and still breaks the sub-£100 1TB barrier so it'll probably be fine for most. That Sabrent Rocket NVMe drive is the next best priced one I think and a fair bit quicker for sequential if you need that, often on offer at Amazon.
While QLC - unless you're throwing a LOT at it (so... ok, during big installs maybe or copying a media library around) the cache holds up just fine.

For the price point, for (admittedly double the speed most times) the Samsungs/etc are at least 50% extra money for the same capacity. This is priced like SATA... for the advantage it offers... that's totally a worthy drive.

I'd still MAYBE be tempted to have a smaller, faster boot NVMe and this for everything else (actually what I've done ) but considering it's normally:

Speed
Capacity
Price

Pick 2...

This is more or less pick 2.5 which... can't really be quibbled with.
Even for a main drive, if not expecting sublime performance in all usage scenario's it's absolutely fine.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 5th Sep
Madraver_8105/09/2019 13:23

Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a …Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a little confusing.


Yes.
Edited by: "fadsarmy" 21st Sep
Have one, love it. As already said, for the majority of people, it will never hit that cache limit and slow down.


seems theres not much in it in different drives, and he is a good reviewer
sam_of_london05/09/2019 13:37

Voted hot . Still waiting for my crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon ordered …Voted hot . Still waiting for my crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon ordered three months ago . Might cancel and buy this .


3 months?! I would have cancelled that order a week after it didn't arrive
Gormond05/09/2019 14:04

Looks pretty slow for a 1TB NVMe but it is a good price.


If this was my boot drive I'd probably take the Sabrent Rocket over this for £20 more. It's faster and TLC vs QLC.
Got mine 6 months ago for 3700x build, been using as boot drive and it's blisteringly quick compared to my other normal SSD's and I will never hit the read write limit, ever.
Bargain! Bought one. have some heat. Thanks.
plewis0005/09/2019 14:56

I thought that, it's one of the QLC drives, but it's still much quicker …I thought that, it's one of the QLC drives, but it's still much quicker than the SATA ones we've had before and still breaks the sub-£100 1TB barrier so it'll probably be fine for most. That Sabrent Rocket NVMe drive is the next best priced one I think and a fair bit quicker for sequential if you need that, often on offer at Amazon.


Got the Sabrent one. Loving it. Also have bad luck with 2.5 SSD's but this one is running outstandingly well.
sam_of_london05/09/2019 13:37

Voted hot . Still waiting for my crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon ordered …Voted hot . Still waiting for my crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon ordered three months ago . Might cancel and buy this .


I got a crucial 1tb nvme SSD from Amazon on prime day sale. It was only like 70 quid a steal!
tommy600000921/09/2019 12:43

Got the Sabrent one. Loving it. Also have bad luck with 2.5 SSD's but …Got the Sabrent one. Loving it. Also have bad luck with 2.5 SSD's but this one is running outstandingly well.


The Sabrent one is much loved among the community and I’ve heard lots of good things about it. I’ve not really had issues with modern SSDs other than a Verbatim Black which I’ve put to light duty now in an older machine and some Sandforce ones.
It isn't a significant upgrade going from sata ssd to nvme unless you often edit big videos. The 660p is MUCH slower if copying a large volume of files and as the drive fills up it will get even slower and then you will regret it. It's better just to get a premium SATA SSD like a Western Digital Blue, Crucial mx500 or Samsung 860 EVO.

One 660p user: "I got the 1tb 660p and i am not happy with it. slc cache is way smaller than advertised. My drive is around 50% full and after ~10-11gb write boom 100mb/s."

Another: "I own a 1TB 660P. I do not like the SLOW sequential writes. I find the Adata SX8200 PRO a great middle ground. It is very nearly as fast as a Sammy NVME ssd."

Another:

"DO NOT BUY THIS SSD in my opinion. Id say Im your typical PC user and Ive bought it brand new a month ago and sold it now after a month. It was 1TB version. Your PC will feel fast, however you will face its limitations once in a while and they are extremely annoying. I had just built a brand new PC and had to copy some big files more than once, so I encountered these problems too many times.

Its sustained writes are unaceptepbly slow! Whenever you'll need to transfer bigger files, games etc. its speed drops to 100MB/s. In theory the speed drops depending how full it is, but you are buying 1TB so that you could use it and not for keeping half of it empty so it would work fast. I dont know if it is because of drivers or because of the technology but I believe it may be a little more complicated than just keeping some free space in it. Its sustained writes speed could be low in my experience even when its almost empty. I had the pleasure of formating this 1TB SSD at 100MB/s before selling it, so I know. And I tried formating piece by piece and other methods.

From my experience it gets slow when you use it a lot and not necessarily when it is getting more full. Probably both of these things affect the speed. You can clear the cache in Intel software but it often helped only temporarily and 10GB into copying you get 100MB/s again."

Games can take 50Gb of space.

Mr Intel, what is a 5-year warranty? Zero years, sir.

SSD reviewers say the 660p gets hot so they'd advise on using a heatsink with it. SATA SSDs are cooler and also use thermal pads to help them cool further.
Rather spend a bit more and get an sabrent nvme drive which is based on Phison E12 reference and has 5 years warranty.

Or get an premium brand SATA drive as others suggested, I moved from SATA to Nvme and haven't experienced any difference at all in general use unless you are editing video.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 21st Sep
plewis0021/09/2019 12:46

The Sabrent one is much loved among the community and I’ve heard lots of g …The Sabrent one is much loved among the community and I’ve heard lots of good things about it. I’ve not really had issues with modern SSDs other than a Verbatim Black which I’ve put to light duty now in an older machine and some Sandforce ones.


I had two Sandisk Ultras. First one died after a week. Second one died after a year. The Sabrent one just seems more secure with no cables and just clicking in. Plus the speed is great. If only I didn't buy a Fatboy 590. Loud and hot.
We are at the point now where the difference in performance between PCIe drives for the average consumer is becoming difficult to practically distinguish.

Let's say your typical usage is playing games on it and doing some light photo editing, as well as moving some larger movies to a portable SSD.

You'll never notice the difference between this and a Samsung Evo costing twice as much. The Samsung will probably load into games one second quicker, and half a second on photos. Both will max out a typical USB 3.0 port transfer and sustain a dozen gigabytes of reading and writing with no slowdown.

Really what it'll come down to is warranty and reliability. Realistically unless you're thrashing the drives it likely won't matter, you won't hit the rated lifespan. If you get 5 good years from it then you'll probably be ready for an upgrade by then anyway.
tommy600000921/09/2019 15:41

I had two Sandisk Ultras. First one died after a week. Second one died …I had two Sandisk Ultras. First one died after a week. Second one died after a year. The Sabrent one just seems more secure with no cables and just clicking in. Plus the speed is great. If only I didn't buy a Fatboy 590. Loud and hot.


Yes, I had an Ultra die a few years back now after a year but I would still buy another Sandisk, it was unfortunate but they replaced it with an Ultra II under warranty so it was just the hassle of reloading Windows and putting files back. The Sabrent NVMe is a good drive and I would get an M.2 NVMe drive like this now, not bother with a SATA one. I never liked the 590 - I’ve had the 570/580 and Vega 56 but it always seemed like it (the 590) filled a weird spot in the market and they used the die shrink to OC it outside of the optimal efficiency range.
tommy600000921/09/2019 15:41

I had two Sandisk Ultras. First one died after a week. Second one died …I had two Sandisk Ultras. First one died after a week. Second one died after a year. The Sabrent one just seems more secure with no cables and just clicking in. Plus the speed is great. If only I didn't buy a Fatboy 590. Loud and hot.


I can also vouch for sabrent.

SanDisk are using dramless I/O controllers from usb sticks in their Western Digital Green lineup.

I am not surprised that your SanDisk drives fail with their business practices.
plewis0021/09/2019 17:14

Yes, I had an Ultra die a few years back now after a year but I would …Yes, I had an Ultra die a few years back now after a year but I would still buy another Sandisk, it was unfortunate but they replaced it with an Ultra II under warranty so it was just the hassle of reloading Windows and putting files back. The Sabrent NVMe is a good drive and I would get an M.2 NVMe drive like this now, not bother with a SATA one. I never liked the 590 - I’ve had the 570/580 and Vega 56 but it always seemed like it (the 590) filled a weird spot in the market and they used the die shrink to OC it outside of the optimal efficiency range.


Yeah I was planning on Vega 56 but went over budget and was replacing a 1060 3gb. So 590 seemed like the best option. For what I play and the length of time I spend on it, graphics quality is perfect but it was so loud and very hot. I bought some more fans and manually adjusted them and I'm content now. But I'll not go back to AMD for graphics after this. The CPU on the otherhand(Ryzen 3600 if I remember right) is excellent for the price. Perhaps i should have went 2600 and Vega 56.
tommy600000921/09/2019 17:27

Yeah I was planning on Vega 56 but went over budget and was replacing a …Yeah I was planning on Vega 56 but went over budget and was replacing a 1060 3gb. So 590 seemed like the best option. For what I play and the length of time I spend on it, graphics quality is perfect but it was so loud and very hot. I bought some more fans and manually adjusted them and I'm content now. But I'll not go back to AMD for graphics after this. The CPU on the otherhand(Ryzen 3600 if I remember right) is excellent for the price. Perhaps i should have went 2600 and Vega 56.


Vega is a great price now as it’s EOL so don’t think it’ll drop much more, currently around £220 and I guess an RX 590 is £180-190? Your 1060 was good but the 3GB is what kills it. Personally I’d probably have just got an RX 580 8GB but doesn’t matter now. The Ryzen 3600 is a very good chip so it was good you didn’t cut back on that.
plewis0021/09/2019 17:33

Vega is a great price now as it’s EOL so don’t think it’ll drop much more, …Vega is a great price now as it’s EOL so don’t think it’ll drop much more, currently around £220 and I guess an RX 590 is £180-190? Your 1060 was good but the 3GB is what kills it. Personally I’d probably have just got an RX 580 8GB but doesn’t matter now. The Ryzen 3600 is a very good chip so it was good you didn’t cut back on that.


Yeah paid £180 for the 590. Best price I could see for the Vega 56 at the time was £260. Probably should have waited until Black Friday anyhow but I don't have the patience. Regardless I probably play five hours a week so wouldn't call myself a gamer.
tommy600000921/09/2019 18:00

Yeah paid £180 for the 590. Best price I could see for the Vega 56 at the …Yeah paid £180 for the 590. Best price I could see for the Vega 56 at the time was £260. Probably should have waited until Black Friday anyhow but I don't have the patience. Regardless I probably play five hours a week so wouldn't call myself a gamer.


Yeah that’s probably right and £180 isn’t a bad price for the 590. You could undervolt and underclock it so it runs in the efficiency band though if you’re not a hardcore gamer. Anyway if you’d got a Vega for £220 it’d be the blower cooler and just as loud if not more.
A good price for the 660p (a lot less than I paid for it last year!), but Prime Day had the Sabrent 1TB for 99.11 with a 5 year warranty, so I snapped that up as well. The Sabrent is currently 109.99 on Amazon, which is still a good price.

The Sabrent is the "budget performance" SSD at the moment - almost exactly the same performance as the top-end Samsungs (I got 3472.8 Mbytes seq read and 3061.4 Mbytes seq write with my Sabrent), but a *lot* cheaper.

I put Pop!_OS on the Sabrent and it worked fine (was a bit perplexed with Pop!_OS' use of systemd booting instead of grub though...). I'm really waiting for next week's release of CentOS 8 to put the Sabrent through its paces - the "OS release of the year" as far as I'm concerned :-)
This has a low endurance rating compared to Samsung and SanDisk but the best performance to cost ratio. I don't regret buying this at all.
Madraver_8105/09/2019 13:23

Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a …Would this work in the Asrock B450 pro4 ultra M.2 slot? The manual is a little confusing.


Hi, i have the same motherboard and yes in the top slot the nvme this will work in the bottom one no it wont as thats m.2 sata only hope this helps
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