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Samsung Qv0 1tb drives $160

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by johnny87au, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. johnny87au

    johnny87au Ancient Guru

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    hey guys,
    Is it worth just upgrading to 1TB samsung Qv0 drives for $160 then using a good old slow hard -drive ? I mean i have 2x 500gb samsung nvmes but am looking at adding secondary storage and was trying to avoid hdd's
     
  2. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    You have better options and maybe cheaper or larger drives.

    You can get Intel 660p 2TB for 200USD on amazon and newegg, its great as storage, will be faster then SATA no matter what, for 40$ extra you can basically double the space, if you dont have free M.2 NVMe slots, you can get any cheap PCIe to M.2 adapter.

    If you want just 1TB, you can get HP EX900 for 120USD, from Newegg, its going to own most NVMe drives from last generation, it was great last gen drive 1800write and 2150read [if you only need 1Tb thats your best option right now]
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820326786

    Crucial MX500 is better then Samsung QVO, its 129USD now for 1tb
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156174

    Intel 660p is great as Data [but if you only buy 1TB then get the HP its faster and uses better NAND] 109USD for 1TB and 205USD for 2TB
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820167461
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    There are new Phison E12 drives out now in 1TB from a few mfrs, some at very good prices ($120).
    They compete very well with the Samsung 970 Evo plus for max sustained, not so good at 4Kbyte transfers, the price is so low perhaps you can forgive that.

    But these drives are 4K sector size only and dont not have 512e (512byte sector support or emulation) so you may not find software that can restore a backup from another drive or vice versa. They are the first 4K sector only drive I have come across.
    You will need a fresh OS install and can then only restore backups to another 4K sector drive (without 512e).
    If you need a drive in reserve to test your backups work you will need 2 of them.
     
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    Astyanax Maha Guru

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    sector size is mostly transparent to the file system and backup utilities, i've seen nothing that verifies what you're talking about, though i remember you speaking about an issue involving a particular sata controller at one point.
     

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Just bought that 2tb Intel 660p and slapped it into an adapter (my z97 board can't do full speed). It's a great drive for that price. On the longevity, I was leery too. But the average number of writes needed to hit that 400 TBW endurance rating is ~100GB written per day, every day for 5 years.

    Sure is a fast drive. (my 1st nvme) 1.9/1.6(gb/sec) I/O
     
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