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Storage Intel 600P, bargain or...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RedFlames, 30 May 2017.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Yet another SSD Question.

    Amazon have the 256GB Intel 600P for ~£88, provided you're willing to wait a couple of weeks for it...


    ...but is it worth it?

    I know it's not the cream of the NVMe crop, but given some of the equivalently sized SATA SSDs are around the same price now, I wonder if it's worth grabbing one... or would i bet better served pushing the boat out for a Samsung 960.


    TL-DR - A 256GB Intel 600P for £88, bargain or bollocks...
     
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Nothing wrong with it IMO. Writes are a bit crumby but reads are excellent.]

    I've got a feeling SSDs are coming back down in price. I saw a 480gb Tosh thing the other day for £110. I paid £130 before the hike for the same drive pretty much.
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    The 600P is great and bad at the same time, if you can get it for the price of a M.2 Sata speed drive its great, any more than that and its not worth it.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    This. It's no slower than a decent Sata SSD, but at the same time it's not really any faster in real-world use.

    If you can get it cheap, do it. But personally I would save a little more and get a Sammy 960 and reap the actual benefits of nVME.
     
  5. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    I'll be honest, I have an NVMe SSD and a SATA 2.5" SSD (500GB 960 EVO and 500GB 850 EVO) and I can't tell the difference between them in real world use. It may depend on your specific use case, but for me they are basically indistinguishable.
     
  6. heir flick

    heir flick Minimodder

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    I have the 600p and can't find anything wrong with it, read about slow write speeds but can't say I've noticed
     
  7. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Probably becuase 500mb a sec write speeds are not slow in any real world use :)
     
  8. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Same setup as me (except I have a 250GB 960), and you're right - absolutely no noticeable difference... Nothing like the transition from mechanical to solid drive!

    For me it was a convenience thing, it's 2 less cables, and 1 less wallet sized thing to find a home for. If future Windows/Steam/Chrome updates start to actually make use of all the extra bandwidth, I'm ready.
     
  9. Omnislip

    Omnislip Minimodder

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    So I went for this as part of a bigger PC upgrade, and it still has yet to be dispatched. This is the last time I preorder anything through Amazon.

    Still, it'll be a nice deal if it arrives in the next couple of months. I need to cling to this thought!
     
  10. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I don't order anything they don't have in stock.
    You can be waiting weeks with no update.
     
  11. Omnislip

    Omnislip Minimodder

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    Resurrecting the thread to let people know it's listed for just over £80 at the moment! Seems like a cracking deal.

    My delivery estimate is now 1-11 August, but hard to know if they'll fulfil on new orders.
     

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