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Question Kingdian 120/240GB entry-level M.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x4 4-chan controller (prob. DRAM-less?) $24.99/$44.99 @ Newegg (3rd-party vendor)

VirtualLarry

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120GB:

240GB:

These are "First from Asia" products, sold by some importer. I'm not posting them to promote them, so much as to discuss these new crop of really entry-level (below $30) NVMe M.2 SSDs.

I've been a big fan of the Patriot Scorch drives, which have been as cheap as $27 for the 256GB model, but those are PCI-E 3.0 x2 only, and I don't know if they are DRAM-less, I think that they have DRAM.

These Kingdian (and maybe another US vendor will pick up that OEM design and mfg them as well, probably a RealTek or Phison controller) seem pretty decent for an entry-level browser-box type PC.
 

UsandThem

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Apparently they have been around for a while now, but up until this post I've never come across that brand before.

However, their Newegg prices for the size of drive is not cheaper than better known alternatives. For example, the 240GB Corsair MP510 is only $1 more.
 

SSD Sean

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Don’t bother with Chinese crap. It’s random NAND, usually lower grade with higher defect rate. Hence cheaper price, shorter warranty, and usually lower performance.
 

hojnikb

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Don’t bother with Chinese crap. It’s random NAND, usually lower grade with higher defect rate. Hence cheaper price, shorter warranty, and usually lower performance.
It's brandname NAND, but with more defective sectors out of the box (every nand device has bad sectors anyway). Usually packaged and binned by 3rd parties.
That doesn't mean it dies a lot more often. Flash controllers are a lot more prone to faulire, than nand.
 

DrMrLordX

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Per the title, I just wanted to say that you should never trust a NAND controller from 4chan. Or 8chan for that matter. Or really any of the chans.

. . .

okay, I'll be quiet now.
 

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