Honest question: why would you buy a refurb SSD? What recourse do you have if you test it and it has been subjected to (overly) heavy writes reducing lifespan? What's the return window for refurb stuff?
Originally Posted by speed_demon
Looks like I had an influence on sales. All sold out now but they had stock for months before I posted. BBY should hire me haha.
Also, I can't believe they're that terrible. Can't be as bad as a spinning HDD at least.
I made the mistake of buying QLC drives for a work box, which sees (short) heavy write load, followed by long periods of heavy read load.
If you never do large transfers, QLC drives are fine. If, on the other hand, you ever write large chunks of data at once, they will actually end up slower than a decent HDD (~100MB/s) after transferring ~50GB.
If they were a bit cheaper, I'd use QLC drives on any system which would not see heavy write load. But for most of my purposes, I'll stick with MLC/TLC.
That said, as the technology matures more, I expect the controllers will improve and we won't see such painful performance loss.
Originally Posted by JackCY
Yep it's better than an HDD in terms of construction and noise but that's about it for these QLC SSDs. They should cost the same as equal capacity HDD, then they would be worth considering.
Pretty much, although I'd say if a 2TB one matched the price of a 4TB HDD, I'd look at them more favourably. Parity in pricing is probably asking too much.