How SSD Technology Keeps Getting WORSE! - Intel 660p Review

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  • Alexander Huddleston
    Alexander Huddleston 14 hours ago

    I actually installed one of these recently in my gaming laptop. I'll come back with any bad experiences later.

  • Vicious Bizza
    Vicious Bizza 16 hours ago

    idk why I find him really annoying probably why I prefer jays two cents over this channel but great explanation.

  • Simon Chapman
    Simon Chapman Day ago

    Perfect subject to complain about.
    NO comment can instruct a Research and Development Engineer on how to do the subject.

  • Malcolm Southworth

    And here I thought my Kingston a400 SATA ssd was slow, even though it is a TLC ssd. 80 TBW isn't too bad for a 240 GB ssd either considering that I've only written about 13 TB (lifetime writes) to my 2 and a half year old Seagate Baracuda. Was considering a QLC ssd, but I think Linus saved my neck with this video. I'd rather invest in optane memory when the storage options become more realistic.

  • Tiho
    Tiho Day ago

    Can someone summarise his point in a understandable language?

  • Tiho
    Tiho Day ago

    don't understand half of things he said

    • s baxter
      s baxter 7 hours ago

      If you watch the video maybe 10 -20 times you can learn all the words and your friends will think you a genius : )

  • Matthew Lea
    Matthew Lea Day ago

    Tender Loving Care!

  • Franklin Moore
    Franklin Moore Day ago

    Installed in an Aurora R7, it’s okay. Was cheap for 2 TB. Samsung 970 Pro beside it much faster. But pricier.

  • vampiresRsolame
    vampiresRsolame Day ago

    Samsung QVO: Am I a joke to you?

  • Jackie Chan
    Jackie Chan Day ago +1

    I want to know if it's better at smaller transactions like while a program is running.

  • THE PRINCE
    THE PRINCE 2 days ago

    It's science time with pictures....



    I feel retarded.

  • TreeMobile.
    TreeMobile. 2 days ago

    what about DLC ssds?

  • Pete Kastner
    Pete Kastner 2 days ago

    Real life retro encabulator

  • South Hemi TV 5
    South Hemi TV 5 2 days ago

    the video title should be. 'how linus's attempts on reaching puberty, being taking seriously and not being a idiot getting WORSE!

  • Graxxor Anandro Vidhelssen

    Thank you Linus. The way you put things into perspective in the second half of the video really demonstrated how easy it is to become a "stats snob" while forgetting the majority of use cases.

  • Prescott Majette
    Prescott Majette 3 days ago

    but those fortnite updates amirite?

    • Prescott Majette
      Prescott Majette 3 days ago

      forreal though, its damn near as cheap as 2.5" sata ssd's, its not that bad

  • Alex Pimentel
    Alex Pimentel 3 days ago

    Would running 2 QLC SSDs in RAID 0 double your cache capacity?

    • mason
      mason Day ago

      so literally it doesnt double your cache. But since it writes in equal sizes. In theory it will keep the cache going longer. Thats as long as the virtual cache doesnt fuck up when placed in raid 0

    • mason
      mason Day ago

      raid 0 splits the data and writes from both drives at the same time. It does not give a 100% more performance as it does not scale lineraly it scales more logarithmicly with reduced gains with each added drive. I am explaining this to lay a foundation. Ssds dont have a physical cache like hard drivesm. they have a virtual cache that takes up some of the space on the drive. not all ssds have that cache if i remember correctly. So your question does it doublr your cache? idk. it probally just caches the half data it gets like any other data.

  • Edward Sessum
    Edward Sessum 3 days ago

    Do you still have this around to rebenchmark? They supposedly solved a lot of issues in some firmware updates.

  • Loren Husky
    Loren Husky 4 days ago

    I am not sold on QLC whatsoever.

  • emdea
    emdea 4 days ago

    "SSD Technology Keeps Getting WORSE" yep, thats why i don't jump on these latest "deals"

  • Aaron Schilling
    Aaron Schilling 5 days ago

    I have the 1tb in use as a boot drive upgrade in a laptop, and while it did just die during the initial cloning, I have had zero issue with it. $120 for 1tb of ssd outweighs any caveat for a budget oriented purchase. The 760p will be top on my list for a workstation ssd because of it. Only the new optane H10 would make more sense...

  • Larry Gall
    Larry Gall 5 days ago +1

    I love my SM-961. Best drive I ever owned. They're selling the 256 GB version for $50 on Newegg right now. Tempted to buy another but have nowhere to put it.

  • redicalic1
    redicalic1 5 days ago

    OSes write more to storage than just what is downloaded and "saved." An example is swap memory, where the OS temporarily writes data to storage when it runs out of RAM.

  • dika2saja
    dika2saja 5 days ago +1

    Because Intel... Intel create innovation to make product worse over time and cash grabbing clueless customer.

  • Animation Love
    Animation Love 6 days ago +1

    at those speeds might as well get a ssd hdd hybird drive

  • (((Yohan)))
    (((Yohan))) 7 days ago

    tl;dr: Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to... Use SLC for speed, TLC for cost, and MLC for compromise?

  • Fuck Boy69
    Fuck Boy69 8 days ago

    I didnt understand shit is this worth buying or just buy a sn750 black

  • Louisiana Native
    Louisiana Native 10 days ago

    I was pretty disappointing when I recently tested my PNY Sata ssd and OCZ trion 100 SSD against an old OCZ Vertex 2 Sata 2. Both the newer drives were much slower on large write test. It seems like they downgraded the Nand and Loaded the newer drives with a crap load of Cache to make the illusion of a faster drive.

  • Jericho Perez
    Jericho Perez 10 days ago

    So what should I buy?

  • Terry Jackson
    Terry Jackson 11 days ago +1

    for real world use ignore this video, its lightning quick and cheap

  • John Tamarri
    John Tamarri 12 days ago

    I like his honesty and Canadian accent

  • AnotherFineSith
    AnotherFineSith 13 days ago

    I bought a laptop with the 660p a few days ago and performance has already tanked, even with running the optimizer. I had to stop the 1660Ti from caching shaders to disk or else it was scoring lower than the integrated video in 3DMark.

    • AnotherFineSith
      AnotherFineSith 13 days ago

      i also started unzipping a 500 MB zip file on the laptop and an old laptop and the older, slower laptop with a Samsung SATA SSD finished in 1/4 of the time that it took the laptop with the 660p.

  • TheMoon
    TheMoon 14 days ago

    if they made shit better and better alll the time, how are they supposed to suck out the money from all our pockets? they wont have any justifiable reason to raise the price every year, they would have to wait untill someone invented something better and that takes longer so they intentionally make shit shittier so they can slowly make it better over time, raising costs, they make more money, we get poorer. they just dont see too far into the future when no one makes enough money to be able to buy their overpriced garbage.

  • Hoystein
    Hoystein 15 days ago +1

    "Intel is not known for their agressive pricing" I'm sorry what?

  • Nolan Thomas
    Nolan Thomas 16 days ago +1

    What about if you paired a optane drive with this?

  • Ryan Caputo
    Ryan Caputo 16 days ago

    Question, Would having the 2tb version with 4 NAND chips (is that right) help in caching and also could future drivers help? Or is this thing just screwed when it comes to huge files?

  • m1ngo101
    m1ngo101 17 days ago +4

    was considering this for my laptop's empty second nvme slot
    I thought "oh no, back to searching"
    but after watching the whole video, i think it'll be just fine for my steam folder

  • 07wrxtr1
    07wrxtr1 18 days ago

    So basically stick with Samsung 860's which still have MLC

  • Everything Tech
    Everything Tech 21 day ago

    "A typical LTT video of 7,5 minutes takes 24Gigs", in what manner? To upload to RU-clip? To process to a smaller degree? Let's make this more simplified, if your goal, Linus, is to inform people about whatever new type of hardware or a general issue with existing hardware, it does not need to be at 4K resolution. 1080p at 60fps is normally fine enough. Because we don't watch these video's to ENJOY the scenery, but rather to learn something from what you have to say. Video quality is then totally irrelevant. Take that as a hint to save yourself a lot of space on your own server, that not all your video's need to be 4K60fps.

  • Frendh
    Frendh 23 days ago +1

    I bought a samsung QVO recently and it took forever to move my steam folder (~400GB) from a hdd to it. HDD1 to HDD2 has been much faster for me in comparison. Hindsight 20/20

  • Marian Kis
    Marian Kis 26 days ago

    660p 1tb vs samsung 970 evo plus 500gb.
    Same price, but which one? I currently have 960 evo 250gb.

    • Dao Quang
      Dao Quang 23 days ago

      Marian Kis if u care more abt storage then go for 1TB, if u want better speed and endurance, go for the 500gb one

  • Rock&Roll
    Rock&Roll 27 days ago

    Bought mine PC without SSD and 1tb hard disk drive and save money.

  • WR3ND
    WR3ND 28 days ago

    Pfft, give me a 10+ TB SSD to throw money at and I'll only fill half of it... for the time being. Until then, I'm good with my 1TB 840 and 850 EVOs. Hey, I'd even settle for an M.2 PCIe NVMe 2242 1TB SSD..... Well, no I wouldn't. -.-'

  • ullekh bodhanker
    ullekh bodhanker 28 days ago

    I have a 7year old Laptop Dell Inspiron 15R N5110, and I don't have any additional SSD slot. However the laptop does have a WLAN card slot. Can I fit the M.2 NVMe SSD? I want to add additional SSD instead of replace traditional HDD with the SATA SSD.
    Please help me.

  • Piyush Ochani
    Piyush Ochani 29 days ago

    This video should have included the new Samsung 860 QVO drives aswell

  • deep dig
    deep dig Month ago +1

    Ok i will buy an MLC SSD and never a QLC one, thank you ,good friend.

  • Danny Schoofs
    Danny Schoofs Month ago

    We didn't see anything falling down today... Closest was the plant Linus brushed with his hand, @ the end advert ;)

  • Connor Quinn
    Connor Quinn Month ago

    Says the time goes up exponentially with layers. Shows the linear graph of time vs layers. 4:38

    • JoeAceJR
      JoeAceJR 25 days ago

      I watched the video twice and didnt hear him say exponentially at all.

  • utp216
    utp216 Month ago

    Awesome video! I’ve got a few 760p drives in various systems and they’ve been great. Microcenter has a 512gb on sale right now and might pick up a few more.

  • Paul Hopwood
    Paul Hopwood Month ago

    No SSD expert here so don't give me grief if I am wrong etc please. Just educate me instead :)
    Wondering if the read speed of the SSD the data is coming FROM is limiting how fast the SSD being tested to WRITE can write, like even just at times, not all the time.
    I know reads are faster than writes but still there must be some delays finding the next file etc.....Coming from a raid would be better as the read speed is far greater (theoretically 2 times the speed of a single drive) so far less chance that any read delays are affecting the write speed of the SSD being tested for writes. Wondering if you could take this on board and do another test?

  • Ralph Kowalski
    Ralph Kowalski Month ago

    I only use Samsung ssds they're the best value the most reliable never ever that I have a problem with the Samsung SSD and that says a lot

  • JAG 0937 EB
    JAG 0937 EB Month ago

    your mama was right

  • dodgerfreak0834
    dodgerfreak0834 Month ago +1

    No one should keep all data on main OS drive anyway. Either keep extra non OS drive and back up with cloud. So technically 2 backups.

  • David Mcguire
    David Mcguire Month ago +1

    So basically I should stick with my 850 Evo.

    • zero vizible
      zero vizible Month ago

      i have 840 evo and i love it.. will keep it forever and also have MLC intel 1500 series :D

  • usaf040604
    usaf040604 Month ago

    Soooo all that said. I want to dump my current 2x HDDs and pick up a 2TB 660P. All I do is game and and work on homework. My OS is sitting on a standard 2.5 SSD and will remain there. For me the 660P should be alright right? I would prefer paying double the price for a 1TB and am trying to get the most bang for my buck.

    • David Mcguire
      David Mcguire Month ago

      For the money honestly the best thing to do is to get a regular good quality SSD like the Samsung Evo series and just have everything that doesn't require the speed and efficiency of an SSD on a regular hard drive

  • RomaTul
    RomaTul Month ago

    Next step in tech = Defraging aka cleaning electrons from gates lol.

  • Kjell Beilman
    Kjell Beilman Month ago +1

    I've worked with much faster SSD's in various PCs but run a 660p in my gaming rig. Honestly for day to day use its not noticeably different, and the bang for your buck coupled with a 5yr warranty and it being intel (known for excellent quality SSDs) I'd recommend it for most consumers using a rig for gaming or web browsing, but not if you're doing super heavy and intensive work that requires tons of data transfer.

  • HifiCentret
    HifiCentret Month ago

    Yeah. I'm not a fan of QLC either. It's beyond me they should be so much cheaper than the already borderline TLC. For the same amount of data with 4 TLC chips you can have the same amount with 3 QLC chips. It's not that impressive. Beside just add some extra layers to a 3D Flash or increase chip area to get same result.
    I'll stay on TLC at max for now. Beside Samsungs QVO is just about same price as for their EVO - why buy inferior for the same price?
    Then the matter of charge decay. If left without power - how long before the charge levels decays beyond readable? When powered on most drives have patrol read and cells will be refreshed with wearleveling also. With todays small cell size it's not that insignificant as it once were. The game cartridge from your Commodore 64 which is also a kind of flash (but relies on UV for erase) can be stored 200+ years and your favorite game will still load fine - not so with the small cell sizes of today. Charge will decay much faster.

  • Mark Peterson
    Mark Peterson Month ago +1

    Personally I am using the 1tb 970 EVO plus for for my main drive in systems, and the 2tb 660p as a media/file backup drive in my systems. Both work incredibly well in their intended use case. With about 500gb of space for the main and 1tb for the media drive as realistic usable space.

  • HuntaKiller
    HuntaKiller Month ago +38

    $200 in amazon for the 2tb now is insane value though

    • HuntaKiller
      HuntaKiller 3 days ago +1

      +Richard Zhang ok then..how many years did u use your for qlc and do u mind sharing which particular model?

    • Richard Zhang
      Richard Zhang 3 days ago

      +HuntaKiller Good Luck and God Bless you for not getting corrupted drives after some months of use :) At least you should save a backup, I have learned my lesson with QLC and will never bother with them anymore

    • HuntaKiller
      HuntaKiller 3 days ago

      +Richard Zhang its ur money I don't mind..but im snatching two of this 2tb for both of my PC as boot drive

    • Richard Zhang
      Richard Zhang 3 days ago +1

      HuntaKiller I still won't buy this crap lol, if you don't want to lose your data

    • jacejai
      jacejai 13 days ago

      I’m also in the same boat... was waiting for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB but it has been delayed, and then I realised the Intel 660p 2TB is about 2/3 of the price... given I’m not a heavy user and it’s just to help me keep my Steam library with me and photos (but not heavy R/W everyday), I’m debating if this is a better option at circa $400 AUD vs. $600 AUD for the 970 Evo Plus.

  • Tomas A
    Tomas A Month ago

    Can you suggest any current not very expensive MLC ssd (also not DRAM-less) that would also have a decent controller? I am looking to buy something but they all seem to have flaws these days so I can't decide...

  • Michael Russo
    Michael Russo Month ago +1

    Rip, just bought one of these as my main Games drive. Will have about 1.5TB of data on it. (2TB Model). Should have got two 1TB SATAs.

    • Coldfireice8044
      Coldfireice8044 Month ago

      You should be fine as you most likely won't be constantly reading and writing things at a hardcore level for super long extended periods of time the way Linus did. I just ordered mine and for brief loading of games and launching files, this will be beast beat out alot of competitors. How often do you install programs? If you install large files on the daily then sure, this might not be the drive for you. But if you want fast brief launching and loading, you're above the competition.

  • digipimp75
    digipimp75 Month ago +4

    This was the most informative explanation of SSD tech that I've ever seen. Thanks!

  • Ben jiro
    Ben jiro Month ago

    A major issue that gets overlooked in videos like this. A 1TB 760p at the moment of writing costs 195 Euro and has 576TB write capacity. A 1TB 660p costs 114 Euro and has a write capacity of 200TB. Yes, that is 2.88 times worse. But!!! A 2TB 660p cost 202 Euro and has 400TB of write capacity, so does only 1.44 times worse, while you have double the storage. Its a point that most people overlook. SSD write capacity scales with the increase in volume! So a cheaper drive may have worse write on the same volume size as a expensive drive but the price compensates and allows you to get closer to the expensive drive by doubling the storage. Negating the negative issue. That also means in the 2TB 660p its case, you have double the SLC buffer capacity compared to its 1TB version.

    Also, tech moves around ... SLC had 100.000 writes, MLC 10.000, TLC 1000, QLC 100 ... Yet when you buy a Samsung SSD 970 PRO 1TB MLC for 300 Euro, you have 1200TB write endurance. But if we buy a Corsair MP510 1.92TB TLC, you expect to get maybe 120TB ( 10.000 vs 1000 ) but we get 3210TB write endurance! Yes, the TLC drive gives almost 3 times more write endurance then the MLC drive, at almost the same price, with double to storage and equal IO. Technology moves on and manufactures gets smarter by combing DDR4 Cache, SLC cache, smarter controllers to reduce writes etc...

    • Ryan McCarrick
      Ryan McCarrick 3 days ago

      They should add some onboard Optane to their QLC SSD for cache; unless that is impossible or stupid. 16GB is like $25 US now, assume it would be cheaper as only a chip vs the whole setup but it is probably a lot more complicated than just soldering on the chip lol

      I forgot that Optane was kind of locked to Intel chipsets though, I think...

  • Russell Cleverly
    Russell Cleverly Month ago

    8:20 am I missing something? 24GB for video (24,576MB) , 20 minutes to render (1200 seconds) = 20.48MB/s. Linus says 1GB/s?? lol

  • Yuthish kannan
    Yuthish kannan Month ago

    And added to the comment , I can't find anyone better than you

  • Yuthish kannan
    Yuthish kannan Month ago

    Can I use pcie ssd in the place of sata m.2 ssd ? If you are able to reply this , that do be great cuz I'm gonna spend bucks for my Asus rog gl552vw

  • RackBaLLZ
    RackBaLLZ Month ago

    I just bought 2 of these drives (1tb & 500gb). I was super worried at 1st, even though they were substantially cheaper than any other m.2 nvme lol. Basically it should do what I want it to do, just not forever. So I'm happy. Thanks for the video.

  • Don Lekei
    Don Lekei Month ago

    SSDs in a Desktop are notoriously scary if you do not have a UPS anyway (because the drive can become corrupted if a write is in progress).
    So does this mean that if the power goes out on a 660p before the SLC cache is finished flushing that your system is toast?

    • Don Lekei
      Don Lekei Month ago

      +Illyasviel von Einzbern Oh yes, in a laptop an SSD is fine because it has a battery, but in a desktop, you need a UPS. Some brands are more susceptible than others, but they can loose all of their data in a millisecond, with no possibility for recovery.
      Something about the way data is distributed to increase their life.
      I have never succeeded in recovering any data a from an SSD that failed from a power failure during write. I have had several clients with that, especially a few years ago when we had a particularly bad storm season in the lower mainland.
      Supposedly, many newer SSDs are more tolerant, but it's hard to prove something won't happen.

    • Illyasviel von Einzbern
      Illyasviel von Einzbern Month ago

      I don't understand well what you're saying. Are you saying that if the electricity suddenly dies, therefore shutting down your PC, while the SSD is writing, it can lead to big data losses?

  • klklkl427586
    klklkl427586 Month ago +3

    9:20 While 100GB per day is a lot that probably doesn't include write amplification. Considering how much caching is going on it may be significant. Also there are more data using programs, Chrome for example writhes at 0.5MB/s constantly when running.

  • Jensen Forshaw Music

    Well... I just bought one of these to be an external boot drive for my iMac (as it's a 2013 on a HDD) thinking all m.2 Nvmes were relatively equal and had no idea about this QLC SLC stuff. Currently creating my HD Clone (650GB worth) and my heart sunk watching this review. It's not often I don't double check everything but I saw intel and 1tb NVME for half the price of an evo and jumped. Well... Measure Twice, Cut Once.

    • jvalex18
      jvalex18 Month ago

      Depending on what you use your laptop for it is a great nvme.

  • Paul Seiler
    Paul Seiler Month ago

    *sets drive on table* "Even if it makes me uncomfortable."

  • Oton Alencar
    Oton Alencar Month ago

    Thanks Linus, really helped a lot here

  • Dhimas Afihandarin
    Dhimas Afihandarin Month ago

    planning to buy SSD's. Using this vid as another resource to look at beside Tom's Hardware.

  • sinephase
    sinephase Month ago

    wasn't samsung one of the first to use SLC caching for TLC drives and everyone loved them? LOL

  • Gerardo Vladimir Gutierrez Mejia

    No me gusta... ja ja.

  • Shan S
    Shan S Month ago

    Would you mind creating a video about best SSD drives for laptops and desktops in the market? It is becoming more and more confusing to choose the right SSD now days specially with all these confusing advertising that the companies do.

  • Snafu2346
    Snafu2346 Month ago

    I just want a fast SSD for storage drive, unless 2.5 drives drop in price, which..... they're kind of the same price as the NVME QLC's. Somewhat disappointing, because for the first... 100 gigs or so if you write that much, the 660p would be significantly faster. I wouldn't mind using a 2.5 SSD for storage instead if they have a 4TB one or so for a reasonable price. Which they don't.

  • Tech With Sean
    Tech With Sean Month ago

    Just got one of these - $109 for a TB 👍 putting it into the second slot on my laptop for my Steam library. Should work great for that

  • Wizzard
    Wizzard Month ago

    Did u mean better ?

  • dustojnik hummer
    dustojnik hummer Month ago

    So is it a good SSD?

  • Kevin McGuin
    Kevin McGuin Month ago

    Installing doom daily? HA! put a couple MMORPGs on your drive, from steam or anywhere and you'll be patching that much data very very often. Path of Exile, Killing Floor 2, Rocket League, Warframe, Apex, Fortnite, you'll be doing a lot of patching.

    • Jan Brokeš
      Jan Brokeš Month ago

      Nothing is updated so often daily. Any games you might have, I can guarantee you will not hit 100GB, unless you purposefully move games to/from the drive.

  • Felix R
    Felix R Month ago

    SLC on a consumer SSDs is totally stupid, you had to write multiple terabyte every day to wear it out before the warranty runs out

  • 『Blank』
    『Blank』 Month ago

    oof I bought a 512gb 660p...

  • Swolenator
    Swolenator Month ago

    Umm so did I waste money on an m.2 instead of a ssd for gaming?

  • MusikPiratCH
    MusikPiratCH 2 months ago

    Not SSDs get worse but "Linus Tech Tips" get worse and worse each time! :P

    • MusikPiratCH
      MusikPiratCH Month ago +1

      +Alexandre Mendoza Collepicolo That's a different story! :D

    • Alexandre Mendoza Collepicolo
      Alexandre Mendoza Collepicolo Month ago

      Well, I don't know you but for me this review was good to make the price sink and I could grab one

  • Mohamed Essam Mohamed
    Mohamed Essam Mohamed 2 months ago

    If the 660p 2tb is cheaper than evo860 2tb by 120$ in my country. would you recommend it? .. Or it's so bad and i should look for WD Blue or pay more to het the evo 860?

  • Big Dubyuh
    Big Dubyuh 2 months ago

    Its a "Gaming" NVMe

  • Ion Hunter
    Ion Hunter 2 months ago

    What dose this have to do with my MFM?

  • TAMVAN cuk
    TAMVAN cuk 2 months ago

    How Linus face keep getting Ugly

  • TAMVAN cuk
    TAMVAN cuk 2 months ago

    How Linus face keep getting Ugly

  • Gallons Of Milk Gaming
    Gallons Of Milk Gaming 2 months ago +9

    is everyone sure linus is canadian I have never heard him say AY

  • Dystar 924
    Dystar 924 2 months ago

    "How many seconds could I take to read Rod Stewart and George W. Bush Jr. on your mint interface?! Typing was a thing?! I'm still living the day, SSD was originally done after that hackers movie with unmounted disks parts to save some of the data from totaled amnesia..." 🗨😘⌚🔇🎭🧤💎🔣〰️🆒️〽️💫

  • TheStigma
    TheStigma 2 months ago

    As Facebook would put it: It's complicated.
    it might seem like a backwards move, but more storage cells allows for all kinds of cache trickery to let drives like this actually deliver pretty damn strong performance at a low cost - as long as you don't push it far beyond it's expected use-case.
    All in all it's a smart choice done for a reason: To deliver fast storage that will fit MOST people's needs just fine at peak performance while keeping costs very low (for Intel anyway). It's not a thing we should resist just because the storage cells are technically inferior. The more storage cells you have the more you can mask any weaknesses and the result tends to be pretty damn good with a good margin. Just because SLC is technically superior does not mean that's what you want. It would be terribly expensive/small for very little tangible benefit. Yes, it might last forever, but will you care after 10 years when the drive is totally outdated anyway?
    As long as you are somewhat aware of your hardware needs in terms of the stress you will put on it (such as professionally rendering hundreds of gigabytes of data every day) then you're fine. Not a bad product all things considered, even though I still think Samsung's products are still far ahead on performance/price for discerning customers.

  • TheLuxenber
    TheLuxenber 2 months ago

    Hey linus i think ure doing a great job, i dont care if ure a fruit. i am 90 years old and im still watching ure videos xD Kappa

  • eaxvac1
    eaxvac1 2 months ago +1

    1 TB intel 660p now going for just $110 on amazon! Crazy aggressive pricing

  • Dino
    Dino 2 months ago

    I agree this is the worst SSDI ever purchased in my life

    • Dino
      Dino 2 months ago

      the intel 660p, i did not expect much since it was on sale for 60 dollars for 512 mb

  • Idtelos
    Idtelos 2 months ago

    It's good as game storage on my NUC. Picked up the 2TB for $179 usd. However, my main OS and apps drive is a 500gb Samsung 970 Evo that I picked up for $119. So for just slightly under $300 usd, I got plenty of storage for games, apps and so on for my NUC.

  • Hayashi Aiko
    Hayashi Aiko 2 months ago

    lol no me gusta. (meh)

  • Tamás Kocsis
    Tamás Kocsis 2 months ago

    Real life scenario: copying 200gb. What horseshit, on my gaming rig i think I never ever did that. You made a very negative video, about actually a great product, cheaper and bigger than any otther sata ssd, with reasonable much faster speed then them. But lets still complain that we cannot copy terrbytes every day! Ridiculous. Than in the end with silent voice: yeah okay but actually its good.... after 10 minutes of complaining...