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03-27-2020 04:55 PM
ciarlatano
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
970 evo or evo plus hit or exceed read/ write spec's bottom line most others don't.
My MP510 exceeds box specs.....
03-27-2020 03:57 PM
ThrashZone Hi,
970 evo or evo plus hit or exceed read/ write spec's bottom line most others don't.
03-27-2020 02:52 PM
rui-no-onna
Quote: Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
The SX8200 is the only one that's available for a decent price where I am, all the other drives in this thread are so close to the 970 that they just aren't worth it and if the SX8200 becomes unavaoilable in the near future too then the only real option is the 970.
I'm in the same boat. The recommended Phison 1TB SSDs are $150 and Samsung 970 EVO 1TB is $170. At $20 difference, I'm inclined to just grab the 970.
03-25-2020 06:27 AM
hardwarelimits
Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
I have a thin pad on the bottom side too over memory chips since my heatsink is double sided. And I've painstakingly put different height of thermal pads where needed as I have various sizes beside what came with the heatsink. Such as under controller on bottom side a thick pad to fill the big gap, etc. You want the controller to be cooled well, don't worry about the rest much. As long as you make contact with the controller you're good and all other improvements are "piece of mind/OCD/just coz I can" and have likely almost no measurable useful impact.

The SATA SSDs are still holding their crazy prices on par with NVME. Checked couple days ago, the SSDs don't drop in price anymore, rather go up as problems worldwide occur in supply.
Ok so I'm good too, it's around 26c 30c. Yea unfortunately there's some people that still walk like there's nothing bad around or as they are immune, so this pandemic gonna last awhile.

Thank you cheers
03-24-2020 10:16 PM
JackCY
Quote: Originally Posted by hardwarelimits View Post
@JackCY I have the same NVME SP P34A80 with a heatsink. I have a tinny thermal pad on the other side that's stay faced to motherboard, is it ok or should I remove it?
I have a thin pad on the bottom side too over memory chips since my heatsink is double sided. And I've painstakingly put different height of thermal pads where needed as I have various sizes beside what came with the heatsink. Such as under controller on bottom side a thick pad to fill the big gap, etc. You want the controller to be cooled well, don't worry about the rest much. As long as you make contact with the controller you're good and all other improvements are "piece of mind/OCD/just coz I can" and have likely almost no measurable useful impact.

The SATA SSDs are still holding their crazy prices on par with NVME. Checked couple days ago, the SSDs don't drop in price anymore, rather go up as problems worldwide occur in supply.
03-22-2020 11:45 PM
Liranan
Quote: Originally Posted by rares495 View Post
The 8200 & 8200 Pro aren't bad drives at all. Had the pleasure of using two 1TB 8200 Pros at work recently and they felt great. Didn't test performance but Windows felt super snappy. Plus they come without a sticker on the topside which means it's very easy for you to put a thermal pad/heatsink on them.

If you can afford the 970 Evo/Evo Plus then just go for one of those and you will have no issues whatsoever.
If I do get a 970 it will be an OEM PM981(A) one as they are cheaper and basically the same as the 970's. AData are a reliable RAM brand but they have done some pretty shady things with their SSD's in the past, such as give reviewers a decent product and then release drives with different controllers and NAND to the public.

I am willing to give them another chance, if the SX8200's are good, as I usually buy AData RAM (I have loads of AData DDR2 and DDR3 sticks here) but I am wary and will check thoroughly if I do.

Edit: Sandisk have also done some shady things with their SSD's. The first batch of their SSD Plus line weren't that bad (not as good as drives with DRAM of course) and I had a 250GB one (misplaced it) but their consequent batches had USB drive controllers, causing the drives to behave absolutely terribly.
03-22-2020 09:12 PM
ThrashZone Hi,
Indeed don't test adata ssd's
03-22-2020 08:05 PM
rares495
Quote: Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
The SX8200 is the only one that's available for a decent price where I am, all the other drives in this thread are so close to the 970 that they just aren't worth it and if the SX8200 becomes unavaoilable in the near future too then the only real option is the 970.
The 8200 & 8200 Pro aren't bad drives at all. Had the pleasure of using two 1TB 8200 Pros at work recently and they felt great. Didn't test performance but Windows felt super snappy. Plus they come without a sticker on the topside which means it's very easy for you to put a thermal pad/heatsink on them.

If you can afford the 970 Evo/Evo Plus then just go for one of those and you will have no issues whatsoever.
03-22-2020 06:24 PM
ThrashZone Hi,
Feel free adata is off my list never hits advertised spec's.
03-22-2020 06:22 PM
Liranan
Quote: Originally Posted by rares495 View Post
It's been quite simple for a while:

SATA:

WD Blue - a bit sketchy but still decent
ADATA SU800 - pretty good, comparable to MX500/860 EVO
ADATA SU900 - MLC nand => great endurance but mediocre performance - get only if you need high endurance
Crucial MX500 - 860 EVO performance for way less
Samsung 860 Evo - the champ (great performance & reliability but super expensive)
Samsung 860 Pro - the daddy (get only for I/O-intensive applications such as large databases, lots of VMs, etc.)

NVME 3.0:

Kingston A2000 - decent budget option but Kingston is meh nowadays
ADATA S5 - budget option
ADATA S11 Pro - 970 EVO performance for less $
ADATA SX8200 Pro - nice performance & low price (worse than S11 Pro)
Patriot VPN100 - great performance but pricey
Samsung 970 Evo Plus - the champ (great performance & reliability but super expensive)

There are others such as TeamGroup Cardea, Seagate, SiliconPower, etc. but they don't make sense when proper SSD brands have better drives for less

NVME 4.0: no one cares about these
The SX8200 is the only one that's available for a decent price where I am, all the other drives in this thread are so close to the 970 that they just aren't worth it and if the SX8200 becomes unavaoilable in the near future too then the only real option is the 970.
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