The cheap SSDs thread

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VirtualLarry

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I've not yet used an Adata SU650, but AFAIK, they are DRAM-less, and intended to be their budget drives. Just like, PNY CS900, and Toshiba TR200, some other lower-priced leaders.
 
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cbn

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I finally heard back from Gigabyte today. The 240gb ssd for $43.88 isn't actually all that special. It's just nand flash and is dramless. The much better deal seems to be the UD Pro for $47.88 which is what you're describing there. That's the one with dram and the 3D TLC Nand.
It's on sale for the next few days. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820009001
Sorry about the mix-up (and thanks for the update). I didn't know Gigabyte made a dram-less one also.
 

Justinbaileyman

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I've not yet used an Adata SU650, but AFAIK, they are DRAM-less, and intended to be their budget drives. Just like, PNY CS900, and Toshiba TR200, some other lower-priced leaders.
Those Adata 240gb SU650's were on sale this past WED for $38.98/Free Shipping at Newegg and I just happened to purchase 2 of them.
They arrived this morning but I have not had a chance to open or even install them as of yet.
Before I go and open them do you guys/gals know if these are good drives or not??
Did I get a steal of a deal or did I get hosed??
I guess I really can't cry over only $38 bucks right??
 

VirtualLarry

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While I don't think that they are a "Steal of a deal", being DRAM-less, and not MLC or something valuable, they are (hopefully) working SSDs, and so should have some value for you.
 

DesiPower

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SSD prices are in a free fall, fall will continue for some time now... if you don't need it right away then wait till the end of the year.
 
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GagHalfrunt

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SSD prices are in a free fall, fall will continue for some time now... if you don't need it right away then way till the end of the year.
Yeah, I would not mind jumping on one now, but it sure looks like it might actually be worth waiting for Black Friday this year.
 

ch33zw1z

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Dunno if this was posted already, but 1TB 860 evo is less than $200 on amazon and Newegg. Thought that might be warm considering six months ago the drive was about $100 more
 

VirtualLarry

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Handy predicted flash manufacturers will either close down their planar NAND fabs or convert them to DRAM, eventually leading to a significant drop in DRAM prices.

"We'll have a NAND collapse. Then we'll have a subsequent DRAM collapse as NAND capacity is put into the hands of the DRAM guys. They'll have capacity that is not being used efficiently, and the DRAM people will end up converting their capacity to foundry, and there'll be a foundry oversupply," Handy said. "So, the entire semiconductor market is going to go into an oversupply because the NAND domino fell."
That sounds good to me!
 

VirtualLarry

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Crucial MX500 SATA 2.5" (250GB = $59.99) (500GB = $89.99) @ Newegg.

I found a "Top Rated" vendor on Ebay with qty 10+ available, for $49.99. Hope it's not a scam sale. They seemed to be legit, but only a 98.xx% rating.

I normally buy from bigger vendors, like Newegg, but I didn't have the spare change to afford the extra $10 at this point in time. (Or rather, I could have, but it would have used up my gas money for this week.)
 

VirtualLarry

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Dunno if this was posted already, but 1TB 860 evo is less than $200 on amazon and Newegg. Thought that might be warm considering six months ago the drive was about $100 more
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820156174

1TB SATA 2.5" Crucial MX500 ... $159.99 @ Newegg

Edit: Here's hoping that we see 1TB SATA 2.5" SSDs for $100 by BF 2018. Maybe not quite the Crucial and Samsung, but certainly the cheap Team Group and Adata.
 

sze5003

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Anyone think we'll see 4tb at $200 at some point in the near future?
That would be nice. I already have a bunch of ssd's and at some of these prices I want to get more but almost running out of places to put them in my case.
 

DesiPower

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Given that 4tb HDDs are still well above $100, I would very surprised... But anything is possible
 

ch33zw1z

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Given that 4tb HDDs are still well above $100, I would very surprised... But anything is possible
Depends on the drive. 4TB entry level drives, loke a WD Blue are 100 currently. WD Blacks are 170-ish, but still....dare to dream lol
 

VirtualLarry

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Anyone think we'll see 4tb at $200 at some point in the near future?
Eventually, but probably not in a near future. "Performance" HDDs are still nearly that price, for that capacity. I don't really see SSDs crossing over in terms of pricing just yet.

Maybe with adoption of Intel's QLC NAND, it could be possible to see $250-300 for a 4TB SATA 2.5" SSD I think. Maybe Mushkin will do something like that.
 

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