Toshiba 240GB SSD Drive £54.99 Ebuyer
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Toshiba 240GB SSD Drive £54.99 Ebuyer

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Found 13th Mar
Looks like a good price for 240GB SSD drive
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Looks like a good price, yes - but is it any good/reliable I wonder? 1 review says 'it worked'
Since the SanDisk one is only £61.98 it's probably a safer bet.
Edited by: "Farage" 13th Mar
Toshiba TR200 review: Another slow TLC SSDThis SSD writes large amounts of data slower than a hard drive pcworld.com/art…tml
crap drive due to no dram buffer, so the 3dnand never fully reaches its full potential ..

avoid
taras32 m ago

crap drive due to no dram buffer, so the 3dnand never fully reaches its …crap drive due to no dram buffer, so the 3dnand never fully reaches its full potential ..avoid



Thanks just what I wanted to know about the drive, any way to find out if a drive has a DRAM buffer in the description or do you have to dig up reviews?

So if anyone is wondering why DRAM is important.

Its a matter of balancing the costs vs the benefits.

SSD drives have changed recently. The initial TLC drives are being replaced with newer 3d nand flash memory so suppliers are now getting rid of the old technology, which is why prices have now started dropping. Also Crucial have got very aggressive with their pricing and performance, forcing suppliers to drop prices to get rid of their existing, inferior, stock.

The older drives are pretty basic compared to the newer drives. Those without a DRAM cache will lag - leading to stutter in some tasks. Also their lifespan will be much less - ie they will typically have a write life of 160 times the size of the hard drive. The better drives will have a write life approaching 300 to 400 times the size of the hard drive.

Any SSD will be much faster than HDDs. Would you pay £12 more for a top performer like the Crucial MX500 or pay less for something that will do as a boot drive?
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Mar
Thanks for the information on DRAM guys.
fiqqer13th Mar

Its a matter of balancing the costs vs the benefits. SSD drives have …Its a matter of balancing the costs vs the benefits. SSD drives have changed recently. The initial TLC drives are being replaced with newer 3d nand flash memory so suppliers are now getting rid of the old technology, which is why prices have now started dropping. Also Crucial have got very aggressive with their pricing and performance, forcing suppliers to drop prices to get rid of their existing, inferior, stock.The older drives are pretty basic compared to the newer drives. Those without a DRAM cache will lag - leading to stutter in some tasks. Also their lifespan will be much less - ie they will typically have a write life of 160 times the size of the hard drive. The better drives will have a write life approaching 300 to 400 times the size of the hard drive.Any SSD will be much faster than HDDs. Would you pay £12 more for a top performer like the Crucial MX500 or pay less for something that will do as a boot drive?


this is 3d nand - not the old 2d or 2.5d planer nand..

There is no sram buffer so the controllers never get a full pipefull of data (in either direction). Its done for cheapness. You can also section of some of the space on the nand to act as a fast buffer too, inconjunction with sram.. This ssd has neither

regardless of the tech, this is a new drive done for cheapness and it shows ..
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