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    Default Should QLC SSDs be used as game drive?

    we know that qlc ssd is bad. both endurance wise & performance wise. but nothing can beat its price/gigabyte ratio. i am wondering if it is ok to use qlc drives as game installation drive where the writing performance doesnt affect much. any opinion is appreciated.

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    The most benefit you get from an SSD for gaming is the substantial improvement in load times, other than that there's not much improvement. If you find that the read times are better than HDD read times, then that would be good. Which SSD are you talking about?

    I'm kind of in a similar situation but I need storage for emulators and VMs. I don't have a HDD anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    we know that qlc ssd is bad. both endurance wise & performance wise. but nothing can beat its price/gigabyte ratio. i am wondering if it is ok to use qlc drives as game installation drive where the writing performance doesnt affect much. any opinion is appreciated.
    ofcourse.

    i use just 2tb nvme intel 660p. much better than sata

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    The most benefit you get from an SSD for gaming is the substantial improvement in load times, other than that there's not much improvement. If you find that the read times are better than HDD read times, then that would be good. Which SSD are you talking about?

    I'm kind of in a similar situation but I need storage for emulators and VMs. I don't have a HDD anymore.
    i am talking about ssds that use qlc nand. now intel, toshiba & samsung all manufacture qlc ssds. qlc ssds are inferior to tlc ssds endurance wise and write performance is also bad but very cheap. i am thinking of 4tb samsung qvo which are now selling for 500 usd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    ofcourse.

    i use just 2tb nvme intel 660p. much better than sata
    do you see any write performance degradation when the drive is almost full? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    i am talking about ssds that use qlc nand. now intel, toshiba & samsung all manufacture qlc ssds. qlc ssds are inferior to tlc ssds endurance wise and write performance is also bad but very cheap. i am thinking of 4tb samsung qvo which are now selling for 500 usd.

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    do you see any write performance degradation when the drive is almost full? thanks.
    Not really unless you run benchmark. Even though, it's minimal. 100-150mb slower at max. Not noticeable in real life workload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename5302 View Post
    i am talking about ssds that use qlc nand. now intel, toshiba & samsung all manufacture qlc ssds. qlc ssds are inferior to tlc ssds endurance wise and write performance is also bad but very cheap. i am thinking of 4tb samsung qvo which are now selling for 500 usd.
    If you can get a 4TB for 500USD, then that is a really good $/GB ratio. I didn't know about the prices.

    EDIT: These are NVME drives, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    If you can get a 4TB for 500USD, then that is a really good $/GB ratio. I didn't know about the prices.

    EDIT: These are NVME drives, right?
    Na. Sata drives. i think for games sata is still ok.

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4tb-...530mb-s-98k-88

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    As much as i love ssd to be cheap as hdd, i hate QLC drives, they are just high performance hdd in disguise.
    But, yes if u can get a higher capacity one like 4tb or 8tb ,then i think it worths it coz of its large SLC cache

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    As much as i love ssd to be cheap as hdd, i hate QLC drives, they are just high performance hdd in disguise.
    Very wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    Very wrong.
    How?
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