Sure, but then I pay a cache penalty when I get a cache miss for read, or run out of cache on sustained writes. I would like 768GB of just SLC, maybe with a DRAM cache on top.Most good drives have DRam and/or SLC caches to support the TLC or QLC flash.
I haven't seen any way to id them yet. Hopefully someone comes up with something like the adata software that identified the controller and the nand. Until then i would just keep checking forums.I just bought two different models, a 250GB one and a 1TB. Is there a serial number to look for to identify the ones with cheaper chips?
Is it? I did a warranty replacement on one recently and it wasn't any harder than a regular spinner drive.So the company with the ssd warranty process so difficult that people have had to write guides on how to get a replacement still seems okay. i guess that’s something.
Samsung shows the shitty ones how its done. Quietly but correctly nonetheless.
Anyone that researches
Your probably right!Do most people research stuff before they buy? Most would just click on it because it's an amazon recommended pick or because it's 5% off that day. At least half the reviews out there are probably from reviewers who got free samples sent to them and don't want to ruin their gravy train - so there will be plenty of "good" reviews left regardless.
Yes and no. If you just look at user reviews, Amazon lumps together old and new products on the same page, meaning most of the reviews are probably for the older model.Inyone that researches this drive will inevitably see an article showing the changes.
It's not 100% ideal since performance does go down in some circumstances but overall it's the same and it's worth noting that they did change the SKU so online retailers should automatically have them as a separate product listing.Yeah, I think Samsung did a better job because they didn't make the product worse across the board
+ SLC cache size increased from 40GB to 115GB, almost 3x larger.
+ Controller changed from Phoenix to Elpis (same as 980 Pro)
+ 4k q1 performance around 30-40% higher.
- Native TLC write speed decreased from 1.5 GBps to 0.8 GBps.
Thanks for the heads up, Much appreciated!Well it looks like WD came to their senses but they shouldn't have handled it this way in the first place.
It's not 100% ideal since performance does go down in some circumstances but overall it's the same and it's worth noting that they did change the SKU so online retailers should automatically have them as a separate product listing.
Right, it could be. I haven't paid attention to NAND reports. Which is terrible being that end of quarter reports are probably all over. I've been fixated on memory(ddr5 coming out) and ignore everything elseIt's possible that it's legitimately because of the current shortages but they should have handled it better regardless.