I haven't run it yet. Will do so before any purchase.
Re: faster ddr4 Ram - not sure that will give me a sense of the benefits and feasibility of trying higher “speed” Ram over the current 2666. I don’t know what determines the maximum speed I can run on this computer, or where to find a listing that includes that spec. This is a computer based on a Tongfang chassis and I haven’t seen the motherboard identified. Might not even know after I open it to replace memory or storage.
Thanks, test19, shorton335 and szjmryk.
I am set on the 1 Tb as enough for me (there is a second - 1 Tb HDD - in the machine).
I assume you are saying that the HP EX950 is “faster” than both the WD750 1 Tb AND THE HPEX920, and that the WD750 and the HP EX950 are about the same price?
My current ssd is an NVME 2280 m.2 drive. If you factor in the TBW, what brand/model seems superior at 1 Tb (if any)?
Hi 2Tek_, kschendel and mark5916,
Thanks for comments.
To Radriar, aud10_fr3ak and test19,
Another way of asking my question is - Would you pay more for a Samsung or Western Digital NVME drive than for a Crucial, HP, Corsair, Adata, Sabrent or Intel drive?
If so, how much more and why?
Also, I just realized that the sabrent rocket comes as a qlc variant called the rocket q. It is offered at $100 on amazon currently, compared to $119 for the TLC version. That is similar to other 1 Tb nvme ssds I have looked at (QLC Intel 660p and the Crucial P1).
They both have DRAM. The only performance difference between the two rockets that I saw listed is in the claimed write speeds (2000 for the QLC version vs 3000 for the TLC one).
I guess the price difference reflects a perceived (small) quality difference between QLC and TLC...
(For no good reason, I have a preference for TLC over QLC, given similar pricing.)
Thanks szjmryk and Top_Kek.
Don't have any questions.
I will just watch for sales in the next few days.
**Just noticed, that there is a 3 hr flash sale at Amazon for the ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro $114 instead of $140). Don't know whether this warrants a fresh topic - seems too short to add to price drops.
(If moderator sees this in the next few hours, feel free to move it.)
I couldn’t find that. Thanks so much.
One more choice, I am considering in the same price range is the Corsair MP510. Any thoughts about it in comparison to the Sabrent and the HP models?
Thanks to both of you (Tetsuclaw and kschendel) for your suggestions. If you like the Intel 660p, what about the Crucial p1? Reviews seem to consider them to be very similar and their current pricing is almost identical.
After posting, I found a spreadsheet listing details on about 150 models. Looking through that, I noticed that almost all consumer ssds are built with just a few different components. The controllers come from SMI and Phison, and the NAND comes from either Toshiba (all the Phison models) or Micron (most of the SMI models). (Obviously, Intel models use Intel NAND.)
According to the table data, there are two "speed" classes budget ssds that read and write at around 2000 or less and performance ssds that read around 3000.
Thus, it seems that one might decide on what controller to get and what brand and type of NAND and then select only from the models that use those.
However, your suggestions involve four models none of which has the same combination of components, so I guess it doesn't work that way.
It would make life easier <g>.
I will focus on the suggested models, and watch prices over the upcoming sale holiday.