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Good price/performance 1TB SSD ?

I could get a MX500 512GB sata3 SSD for $70US today. Or I could wait for a ~1TB SSD, of any brand, on sale. Like for example the ADATA Ultimate SU650 960GB
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...9SIADGE7JU8133

This is just for games storage, I'll put windows 10 on a HP EX920 512GB NVMe I'm getting today. I haven't installed a game on HDD in years, so I'm already used to SSD speed

Would there actually be much difference between the ADATA for $110 or say a MX500 1TB for $135 ??

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Not really, even the cheap ones these days are very good IMO.
These were reviewed here on OCN a while back:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-115-_-Product
I'd trust most things TeamGroup sells.

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I use a pair of Adata 512gb in raid 0 for my main Game drive and have for a couple years now. Love the performance. My non important games are on a pair of WD blue 1tb in raid0 and again never had an issue. Like White Owl has said even the cheap SSd's are great.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kaltenbrunner View Post
I could get a MX500 512GB sata3 SSD for $70US today. Or I could wait for a ~1TB SSD, of any brand, on sale. Like for example the ADATA Ultimate SU650 960GB
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...9SIADGE7JU8133

This is just for games storage, I'll put windows 10 on a HP EX920 512GB NVMe I'm getting today. I haven't installed a game on HDD in years, so I'm already used to SSD speed

Would there actually be much difference between the ADATA for $110 or say a MX500 1TB for $135 ??

I use a lot of the 'WD Blue 1 TB', (3x M2, and 3x SSD via Sata cable) on 3 separate machines and really like them, including the price

PS - also check Anandtech on SSD price / performance summary for most of the makes and models
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I'm forgetting the IOPS on the MX500 is about 2x the ADATA.

I've never used raid, is it any quicker for 2x 512GB than 1TB?

I'm playing AC:BF , F1 2014, BattleFleet Gothic Armada, GTA5, Crysis3, Grid AutoSport. And there's no excuse to not finish them all this time, and they're all installed. So I didn't even need a new drive, but I want to finish this i5-9600k build. Then I just need a Dell S2719dgf

I guess I'll rule out the cheaper, slower 1TBs, there's not enough price difference anyways.


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I wouldn't go for the adata when you can get the teamgroup (also almost 2x the IOPS), I don't think I'd pick the Crucial over them either simply due to the pricing. Sure there are likely speed differences but in real-world use (gaming specifically) you won't notice much difference. RAID 0 will boost performance on paper but you won't likely see a massive difference in real usage. Some but I doubt it's day and night. I'm also using 2 SSDs in RAID0, I'd recommend picking the largest one you can get right off the bat. The TeamGroup L5 would probably smoke my old Kingstons with RAID 0.

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A 1tb drive is already pretty much two 500gb drives in RAID, that's why they get faster as you go up in size.
If you don't believe that faster benchmarks don't equate to real world performance, look at the difference between SATA AHCI and M.2 AHCI or NVME. Large differences on paper but in the real world it's very small unless you're dealing with enormous file sizes. If you work with 4k video I'd recommend M.2 but for a gamer I wouldn't unless there is only a $10-$20 difference between comparable SATA vs M.2 drives of the same size.

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Can u raid M2 with SATA3 and what about different drive speeds ? I ordered the 512GB HP EX920 NVMe, that will get great as a c:\ and a lot faster on paper than my current c:\ M4 128GB.

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I don't think you can RAID across a different interface. Maybe.
You went in the exact opposite direction of what was specified in the OP.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Moparman View Post
I use a pair of Adata 512gb in raid 0 for my main Game drive and have for a couple years now. Love the performance. My non important games are on a pair of WD blue 1tb in raid0 and again never had an issue. Like White Owl has said even the cheap SSd's are great.
I thought there was no difference in loading times between an SSD and HDD in terms of games?
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