Originally Posted by tpi2007
TLC is less
reliable than MLC (which is less reliable than SLC) and it uses more
power than MLC.
This isn't a SATA 3 SSD either, it's an NVMe SSD, these speeds are pathetic for a laptop whose price starts at $1500.
The 128 GB version has around the write speed of a 2011 Intel 320 Series 120 GB SSD, which is SATA 2 based.
No, this is definitely not alright.
I find it amazing how some consumers are willing to defend companies for using crappy components. Would you guys seriously buy
this at the price they are asking and accept it as it is?
Exactly. There is no "saving grace" here. They picked the worst 128GB SSD available...worse than a spinning hard disk...worse than the iPhone 6S's NAND...and they want $1500. Not even SATA 3...bro, IDE (133MB/s) would only be a minor bottleneck to this drive's sequential write speeds.
I mean, I don't understand what happened. It's as if they sneaked DDR2 into the Surface Pro 4.
Yes...why does Microsoft, a multi-billion dollar company that claims it is the "ultimate laptop" and then charges an "ultimate laptop" premium deserve our support? And, through all this, Microsoft has the galls to charge nearly $2.50/GB for the 256GB -> 512GB upgrade. So that your SSD can finally reach SATA 6Gbps sequential write speeds,
Originally Posted by fragamemnon
I understand where you are coming from, and I believe there is absolutely nobody on OCN who will seriously
defend the choice of SSD, hence my posts regarding your suggested use of it.
Again, I am in no way defending Microsoft's choice - it is unbelievable. The price bracket alone should dictate high-end hardware.
However, the thread was leaning a bit too far into fiction, so I figured a little correction was needed.
OK, sure. I'll take that.
And, you know, I haven't even STARTED about the whole bait-and-switch. Some review sites were given a much faster Toshiba SSD, that has writes of around 600MB/s
. See Engadget's review
But, retail units all have the craptastic Samsung SSDs.
How is this BS acceptable anymore? Does everyone just drink the Kool-Aid nowadays?
If Anandtech doesn't address this bait-and-switch, as well as the across-the-board abysmal write performance and the embarrassment to technology that this 128GB SSD is, I will have lost a lot of faith in technology reviews.