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Kingston A400 960GB 2.5" SATA III SSD £89.62 at CCL Online
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Kingston A400 960GB 2.5" SATA III SSD £89.62 at CCL Online

£89.62£923%CCLOnline Deals
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Posted 5th Oct
Fast, good quality and value drive.
  • 10x Faster than a hard drive
  • Upto 500MB/s read
  • Upto 450MB/s write
  • Ideal for desktops and notebooks
  • Limited 3-year warranty
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Is there any point to these anymore?

Intel 660P is same capacity and is much faster for extra £8.35
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Or am I missing any downside? My motherboard doesn't have an M.2, but I bought a PCIE adaptor and enjoy much better speeds as opposed to an SSD,
evan.radavicius05/10/2019 16:15

Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is …Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is much faster for extra £8.35https://www.cclonline.com/product/269937/SSDPEKNW010T8X1/Solid-State-Drives-SSDs-/Intel-SSD-6-Series-660p-1TB-Solid-State-Drive-PCI-Express-3-0-x4-M-2-80mm-3D2-QLC-Internal-/SSD0910/Or am I missing any downside? My motherboard doesn't have an M.2, but I bought a PCIE adaptor and enjoy much better speeds as opposed to an SSD,



I think NVME heats up?
evan.radavicius05/10/2019 16:15

Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is …Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is much faster for extra £8.35https://www.cclonline.com/product/269937/SSDPEKNW010T8X1/Solid-State-Drives-SSDs-/Intel-SSD-6-Series-660p-1TB-Solid-State-Drive-PCI-Express-3-0-x4-M-2-80mm-3D2-QLC-Internal-/SSD0910/Or am I missing any downside? My motherboard doesn't have an M.2, but I bought a PCIE adaptor and enjoy much better speeds as opposed to an SSD,



The "speed" you feel from having an SSD comes more from the IOPS and lack of any latency instead of the raw throughput. You could cap an NVME to SATA speeds and you'd see similar performance loading games and programs.

An HDD will at best put out a few low hundred IOPS, any SSD nowadays is going to give you 6 digits.

Talking about the 660P specifically, it uses QLC NAND which has much, much worse longevity than TLC and especially MLC. iirc it's rated for 100TB total writes, ever.
evan.radavicius05/10/2019 16:15

Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is …Is there any point to these anymore?Intel 660P is same capacity and is much faster for extra £8.35https://www.cclonline.com/product/269937/SSDPEKNW010T8X1/Solid-State-Drives-SSDs-/Intel-SSD-6-Series-660p-1TB-Solid-State-Drive-PCI-Express-3-0-x4-M-2-80mm-3D2-QLC-Internal-/SSD0910/Or am I missing any downside? My motherboard doesn't have an M.2, but I bought a PCIE adaptor and enjoy much better speeds as opposed to an SSD,


For anyone who needs a 2.5" form factor without changing the rest of their hardware.
Roph05/10/2019 19:38

The "speed" you feel from having an SSD comes more from the IOPS and lack …The "speed" you feel from having an SSD comes more from the IOPS and lack of any latency instead of the raw throughput. You could cap an NVME to SATA speeds and you'd see similar performance loading games and programs.An HDD will at best put out a few low hundred IOPS, any SSD nowadays is going to give you 6 digits.Talking about the 660P specifically, it uses QLC NAND which has much, much worse longevity than TLC and especially MLC. iirc it's rated for 100TB total writes, ever.


I use it for editing pics through lightroom and the 660P has made a huge difference in how quickly it can load each pic.
It used to be on a Samsung 850 Evo I think before the switch.
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