[Dead]Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D $184.99 w/ code

lostin3d

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Just a heads up that this is a QLC design and that means potentially less endurance than MLC/TLC designs but still amazingly fast is your setup can take advantage of it.
 

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Just a heads up that this is a QLC design and that means potentially less endurance than MLC/TLC designs but still amazingly fast is your setup can take advantage of it.

It's fast if your setup is appropriate, your workload is low enough, and you don't fill it all the way b/c that shrinks the SLC cache.
 

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The crazy part is these are cheaper than 2TB traditional (much slower) SATA SSD drives ...

I'm assuming a gaming machine would be a perfect "workload" for one of these, not a ton of LARGE write operations except when installing a large game. Also, how full before the performance starts to drop/SLC cache starts getting used to permanently store data?

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You would have to fill and delete the whole 2TB 200 times over to get to the rated endurance of the disk. And we all know that disks can and will operate LONG past their rated endurance.

If you use this as a Steam drive, something else in your PC will wear out faster than this disk.
 

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The crazy part is these are cheaper than 2TB traditional (much slower) SATA SSD drives ...

I'm assuming a gaming machine would be a perfect "workload" for one of these, not a ton of LARGE write operations except when installing a large game. Also, how full before the performance starts to drop/SLC cache starts getting used to permanently store data?

worm

I always wondered about this too. I thought it was always a old thing where if your storage got critically low then your overall computer performance would go down too... same theory with Android phones. I just wonder if performance does decrease then at what point does that happen... like it there a ratio or percentage one should not fall below?
 

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I purchased this and now reviewing the tech and limitations to it. So I wonder if it would be bad for a System drive combined with DropBox, where I often save 200mb-3gb design files? Not sure how often Dropbox my alter the data.

After software and files, can imagine the drive being filled 600+ Gb. Might install games to a WD 1TB Green SSD that came with my system.
 

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I always wondered about this too. I thought it was always a old thing where if your storage got critically low then your overall computer performance would go down too... same theory with Android phones. I just wonder if performance does decrease then at what point does that happen... like it there a ratio or percentage one should not fall below?

The Anandtech review has a graph that details how the SLC cache scales.
 

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I purchased this and now reviewing the tech and limitations to it. So I wonder if it would be bad for a System drive combined with DropBox, where I often save 200mb-3gb design files? Not sure how often Dropbox my alter the data.

After software and files, can imagine the drive being filled 600+ Gb. Might install games to a WD 1TB Green SSD that came with my system.
You won't notice a decrease in performance with your requirements.
 
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