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Plextor Adds M8VC and M8VG SSDs

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Plextor added a 2.5" SSD and M2 version of the M8V (with the V for value) series to their product stack.  The M8V Series boasts of high-quality controller and 64-layer 3D NAND that delivers s...

    Plextor Adds M8VC and M8VG SSDs
     
  2. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    Im amazed that SSD companies still release 128 and 256 drives, its completely useless, for starters 1TB is hovering near 120$ mark [Corsair MP510 124$] so 512, 256 and especially 128gb price difference is minimal, its all in 10-15$ near each otehr, so buying smaller drive is not economical, why limit yourself in size to save 15-30$ which is nothing, not a real save.
    Smaller driver are MUCH slower and have lower TBW.
    With current price we should see 500, 1tb and 2tb with 500 being the minimum and where is 4TB? Right now 4TB is more then twice more expensive then buying two 2TB drives and almost no one sells them, i haven't seen any as NVMe and only 2-3 SATA models, thats it
    BTW, Yesterday Corsair MP510 was permanently reduced to 256$ for 2TB drive and today Silicon Power 2Tb was reduced to 229$
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    From a PC Gamers desktop mindset, you are spot on. However, these value drives often end up in laptops as upgrade for a 2.5" HDD or small internet PCs.

    Also, you'd be surprised how many gamers have a 128GB or 256 GB SSD for OS, and then a Terabyte+ HDD as combo.
     
  4. Venix

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    I am one! 256 gb for os!
     

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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I am used to use 128GB SSD for OS. And I do not have any actual data on it except OS and applications. Anything of value or that has to survive reinstall is on another drive. Simple, functional.

    No reason to buy big SSD and partition it, that only decreases performance and increases risk.
     
  6. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    You dont need to partition it, You use it as is.
    SSD speed depends on its size, 128 and 256 are SLOW, even good brands like Samsung or NVMe, the difference is huge.
    I also used 128gb and 250Gb SSD for os, because im too lazy my main OS is still on Samsung 850 EVO 250Gb SSD, [even thou my data SSDs are all 2TB] If I was buying an SSD for windows Today or Tomorrow it would of been 1Tb Model, just because there is no reason Not to buy it for 100-120USD, I wont save any money if i buy 256gb model
    But my PC will be slower, and 1Tb can be used for lots of things, even if you dont need it, you can install games to it, use it as Cache if you work with media etc
     

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