Review: Intenso Top Performance SSD M.2 MLC 512GB

Intenso Top Performance SSD M.2 MLC 512GB is the cheapest SSD on the computeruniverse online shop with a volume of 500 GB or more and one of the most popular items 2020 in the store. It runs on MLC flash memory and has fairly high read and write speeds (520 MB / s / 500 MB / s). Unlike the previously reviewed two and a half inch Intenso TOP SSD 512GB, this model comes in the m.2 2280 form factor and is equipped with an auxiliary SLC boost cache.

You can buy Intenso Top Performance SSD M.2 MLC 512GB for the price 51,44 €Don’t forget to use a discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 (2280) SATA3 500GB [MZ-N6E500BW]

Samsung 860 EVO is the world’s best-selling SATA SSD. Specially designed for mainstream PCs and laptops, using V-NAND technology and a reliable controller with a streamlined algorithm, this drive is a very fast SSD for everyday tasks.

The EVO series uses 3-bit flash memory per cell (TLC), but it reserves 2.3% of the NAND capacity for background operations and caching. This helps offset the poor write performance of the TLC memory.

Samsung has equipped the 860 series SSD with a new MJX controller that supports low-power DDR4 memory, so it probably has a new built-in memory controller. Most likely, the company managed to create an MJX controller based on a smaller lithography, which ensures lower power consumption, cooler operation and lower production costs.

Samsung approves that its fourth-generation 64-layer V-NAND consumes 30% more power than its 48-layer predecessor. Samsung has taken a big step forward by lowering the input voltage from 3.3 V to just 2.5 Volts. It also allowed to reduce the data access speed to 500 microseconds, which is 1.5 times faster than in the previous generation.

The 860 Series supports hardware encryption using Opal TCG and Microsoft eDrive.

The 860 EVO has excellent endurance and reliability. If there weren’t a new 860 Pro that provides double endurance rating, the 860 EVO would become the market leader in solid state drives with 150 TB endurance for recording for every 250 GB of used capacity. SSDs are still covered by the standard five-year warranty.

You can buy Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 (2280) SATA3 500GB for the price 88,90 Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Video: Fifth April package from computeruniverse – unpacking and review of goods

The fifth April order from computeruniverse.net was issued on April 24 and shipped only on May 2. The cost of goods in the order – 372 euros, delivery cost is 36,10 €, the total weight of goods in this order – 3 kilograms. The purchase consisted of only two types of goods: a powerful SSD drive from Corsair and 3 x graphic cards Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro+ 4GB for only € 99.99, while in Russia it was sold almost twice as expensive. The package reached our center for issuing joint orders in 10 days, but we could receive it later (everyone has its own vacation :).

List of products from the Fifth April purchase from computeruniverse.net:

3 x Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro+ 4GB; 1 kg; 99,99 €
Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB; 0,028kg; 74,90 

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* The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.

Review: Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB [CSSD-F480GBMP510]

The Corsair Force Series solid-state drives range has a strong lineage dating back to 2010. Having passed through several stages of controllers, NAND types and recently moving from strictly SATA to PCIe interface with several form factors, Corsair products have become one of the best products on the SSD market. The Corsair Force MP510 has excellent endurance performance and almost the best-in-class performance, with a five-year warranty. The Force Series MP510 line belongs to the high-end category.

You can buy Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB for the price 74,90 Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: Intel SSD 660P M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 QLC Retail Box 1TB [SSDPEKNW010T8X1]

Intel’s new SSD is built on 3D NAND QLC memory with 64 layers, designated by the manufacturer as 3D2 QLC. 1-TB drive is equipped with two chips, with four crystals each. The controller supports NVMe 1.3, PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and Toggle Mode 2.0 and 3.0. The SSD 660p is clearly noticeable reduction in the estimated recording load associated with the transition to QLC NAND. The drive is guaranteed for a period of five years if the TBW resource has not been exhausted. For this 1 TB SSD TBW is only 200 TB, which is even less than in the most entry-level SSDs. As in the case of TLC disks, the SSD 660p is equipped with a rather large dynamic SLC cache for faster write speeds. However, in the case of the Intel SSD 660P M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 QLC, data always passes through the SLC cache, which leads to a significant drop in performance when the cache is full, approximately to the level of the HDD.

Of the positive aspects, in addition to a good price, it has the low temperatures of the drive (in idle mode – 37 ° C, under full load – up to 66 ° C).

Among the main features that appear in the description from the manufacturer is end-to-end data protection, ensuring the integrity of stored data and support for Intel Rapid Start technology, which allows quickly bring the system out of sleep mode.

You can buy Intel SSD 660P M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 QLC Retail Box 1TB [SSDPEKNW010T8X1] for the price 110,90 €Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe Retail-Version 250GB [MZ-V7S250BW]

In Samsung SSD 970 Evo, the manufacturer only slightly increased its performance compared to the “people’s favorite” 960 EVO, but the new drive has a two-year warranty period more than the drives of the previous series. In addition, SSDs also differ in TBW, which in the old version was only 100 TB for every 250 GB of capacity, and in the Samsung SSD 970 Evo it was increased to 150 TB TBW. SSD received a new controller Phoenix, which is used in drives of the top segment.

There are also the differences between the “PLUS” version and the usual 970 Evo: it is much faster, less heated, and its chips have 96 layers, unlike the old version with 64 layers. All these innovations should affect not only the performance of SSD, but also its reliability.

You can buy Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe Retail-Version 250GB [MZ-V7S250BW] for the price 80,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Video: Fourth December order from computeruniverse (Unpacking)

Despite the low price of goods as a result, 8 pcs of goods and 5 different kindds of items were added to the order: the ASUS STRIX X370-F Gaming gaming motherboard, the inexpensive gamer memory kit from Micron (Crucial) and the same inexpensive memory kits from the little-known manufacturer Team Group. Very popular SSD from the company Intenso were again this time in the order – as many as two 256 GB drives for a ridiculous price – 27 euros.

Like many orders at the end of December, the fourth December joint purchase  was made last year, and sent by computeruniverse only on January 9, when the employees of the computeruniverse store began to work in full force. But the package arrived from Germany very quickly – in just 9 days.

Fourth December order from computeruniverse. What’s inside the parcel:

ASUS STRIX X370-F Gaming [90MB0UI0-M0EAY0]; 112,52 €; 1,567kg
B-Ware Intel SSD 760p M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D2 TLC 90733992-82251; 0,042kg; 49,50 €
Ballistix Sport LT Weiß 8GB DDR4 Kit 2400 (2x4GB) BLS2C4G4D240FSB; 0,111kg; 46,13 €
2 x Intenso TOP SSD 256GB; 0,078kg; 26,81 €
3 x Team Elite 8GB DDR4 2400 C16; 0,04kg; 38,57 €;

The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.

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Second december order from computeruniverse (2018)

The purchase is quite heavy – 9.3 kg due two 3 kg power supplies from Seasonic added into it, as well as the weight of the motherboard from the ASRock Z390. In order, there were powerful and quiet fans from Noctua, SSD from Samsung 970 series and memory kit with a backlit Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3000.

List of products from the Second december purchase on online shop computeruniverse.net. We look at what’s inside the packages!

ASRock Z390 Extreme 4 ; 2,04kg; 146,13 €;
Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3000 CL15 (2x8GB); 0,156kg; 120,08 €;
Samsung SSD 970 Evo M.2 250GB; 0,08kg; 60,50 €;
2 x Seasonic M12II Evo 620 Watt; 3kg; 57,06 €;
2 x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM 120mm; 0,239kg; 13,44 €;

The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.

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