The order was placed on October 20, and shipped on the 30th due to the lack of one of the goods in stock. The parcel sent by EMS Delivery Service reached us in 11 days (including 4 days of downtime after the track appeared). Two products were added to the purchase: a budget M.2 solid-state drive of the Intenso Top Performance SSD M.2 MLC 512GB form factor and a set of Crucial Ballistix Black RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit RAM multicolored illumination.
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.
The first May purchase was made on May 2, and was sent by the store only on the tenth of the day due to the lack of some goods in the warehouse, and within ten days it reached our center for issuing joint purchases. The order was attended by 6 people from the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Samara, Veliky Novgorod, Pyatigorsk, Izhevsk. Participants paid delivery of € 29.11 out of € 36.61; total purchase price of goods: € 401.4. In the order: an electric toothbrush from Oral-B and a set of head brushes for it, budget memory sticks from G.Skill that are very popular in our orders, the promotional Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro + graphics card, two RAIJINTEK Morpheus II Heatpipe VGA Kühler CBOs and a modern SSD with specification M.2.
Samsung 860 QVO SSD MZ-76Q4T0BW 4TB [MZ-76Q4T0BW] – the first solid-state drive from Samsung, built on NAND QLC chips (four-level cell).
The Samsung 860 QVO is a regular 2.5-inch solid-state drive that still uses the general SATA III interface to communicate with the rest of the system. According to the specs, the SSD comes with a QLC 3D NAND flash memory, which leads to an increase in density and therefore lower price than other types of flash memory such as TLC. Unfortunately, as was the case with other new QLC SSDs, the new flash memory may have lower performance and endurance.
Samsung QVO runs at speeds up to 550/520 MB / s, comes with a limited three-year warranty and endurance up to 1440 TB (TBW) for the 4 TB model.
The consistent performance of the Samsung 860 QVO matches that of the Samsung 860 EVO, but worse than 8000 EVO in specifications of 98,000 / 90,000 random read / write operations. This is understandable given that the Samsung 860 QVO focuses on cost rather than speed. Performance seekers should probably choose the EVO or PRO models.
Like all recent Samsung SSDs, the Samsung 860 QVO is equipped with TurboWrite technology, which helps improve disk write performance. SSD is available in three capacities: 1 TB (MZ-76Q1T0BW), 2 TB (MZ-76Q2T0BW) and 4 TB (MZ-76Q4T0BW).
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.net: FWNNROU (How to use it?).