Joined on 07/29/10
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Pros: Rivals the Samsung variant and beats it out in other machine setup. Thankfully in my setup it performs amazingly well! I'm so happy I purchased this instead of the Samsung EVO Plus. No need to install special software to unlock its full potential. Amazingly fast and super responsive!
Cons: I cant get the life expectancy of the remaining writes in the cells like I did with the Samsung Evo 860 SATA drive it replaced. I used HWiNFO64 to get this information.
Overall Review: Amazing m.2 drive! Fantastic engineering WD and Sandisk! I have this drive installed as my primary boot drive. And let the numbers speak for themselves! I would highly recommend this drive to anyone. And finally a worthy rival to the Samsung EVO Plus drive and for far less in price! ASUS HERO X z370 Intel i5 8600k @ 5GHz OC G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3400 OC EVGA 1070 Ti I was able to achieve the full speed and potential of this drive without the use of special software. I used CrystalDiskMark v7.0 Seq Q8T1 R 3417.88 / W 3099.92 Seq Q1T1 R 2555.66 / W 2899.39 Ran Q32T16 R 2172.24 / W 1760.11 Ran Q1T1 R 53.42 / W 183.22
Speed overkill on a PS5
Pros: Super fast! Too fast that the PS5 is most likely the bottle neck... And I don't have a gaming MB with Gen 4 to truly test it out for myself.
Cons: Price? Wish it was a tad bit cheaper.
Overall Review: This review is for the Force MP600 2TB PCI-E 4 3D TLC. TL;DR: Overall I highly recommend this m.2 drive for any gaming PC builds as the boot drive and the PS5. I would buy this again. I primarily bought this m.2 SSD to extend the storage on my PS5. This drive works flawlessly. I was able to format and use the 2TB as advertised. My PS5 has a read speed of 3857.7 MB/s. Im missing around ~1 GB/s. of the 4950 MB/s advertised. This SSD is super fast as it is. So no biggie, since you won't be able to see that difference in real world gameplay. Maybe on a gaming PC that will truly utilize the Gen 4 PCI-E bus. Only Physical problem is that the heat spreader for this SSD is too tall. And will prohibit reclosing the OEM metal plate that covers the m.2 slot. But I consider this an actual pro as opposed to being a con. Reason being that the design of the PS5s cooling doesn't seem to allow any airflow into that compartment anyway. And having the m.2 drive exposed to more air will reduce heat buildup and thus prolong the drives life span. The PS5 already runs hot since Sony decided to skimp out on more cooling of vital components on the motherboard. Now only the test of time will show how this SSD performs. I am not even considering that this drive will ever come close to its estimated write endurance rated for up to 3,600TB written. Looking forward to the day when 20TB+ SSD hits the mainstream market for an affordable price.