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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-01-2020, 07:48 AM - Thread Starter
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SAMSUNG 860 QVO for games?

I found a great deal on a lightly used one of these. It's the 2TB SAMSUNG 860 QVO SATA3 SSD, I'm thinking of getting it just to install games in it. Thoughts?

FWIW, I'm getting it for almost half of what it sells brand new. Thanks

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As long as its any SSD it matters very little for game load times the difference is at most 2 seconds compared to an NVME drive so if its a good price there is no reason not to buy it

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Ok cool, thanks shilka.

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Avoid QLC if possible. Instead of the 860 QVO, try to find Crucial MX500s, WD Blues, ADATA SU800s or even 860 EVOs.

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they're probably selling it for cheap because it's a QLC drive, lol.

transferring your current library to it will be a pain, but afterwords it should be fine just for games.

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Well I shall report my findings once it arrives.

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Avoid QLC if possible. Instead of the 860 QVO, try to find Crucial MX500s, WD Blues, ADATA SU800s or even 860 EVOs.
It's like saying: Avoid AMD
Stupid

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Quote: Originally Posted by Nizzen View Post
It's like saying: Avoid AMD
Stupid

I'm using QLC Intel 660p 2TB for storage and steam library. No problem. I have my most used games and OS on Optane 900p
Another example of: "I own it so it's great!"

No, dude, it's not. It's terrible for everything. QLC is trash dependant on cache.

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