Originally Posted by The Pook
There's pretty much no situation where a QLC drive makes sense. Get a metallic spinny boi if you want cheap.
The 1TB Muskin Pilot has been steadily dropping from ~$220 this time last year down to $130 now. I've been plenty happy with mine. ~30% slower than a 970 Evo in read/writes but less than half the cost.
QLC drives make more sense than any platter drive. They make sense because the slowest they will ever operate at is at the fastest rate that a full 7200RPM HDD will operate at, and even then it's only degrading to that speed when you're talking about writing over 100GB of files to the disk without any sort of pauses in-between, and then it's only temporary.
They make sense for non-enthusiasts who want a more responsive experience.