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Mushkin Source 500 GB

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With just 16 cents per GB, or $81 for the tested 500 GB version, the Mushkin Source is among the most affordable SSDs on the market. It is a DRAM-less design, which means some compromises have to be expected in terms of performance. Our review of the Mushkin Source 500 GB looks exactly into that.

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this looks awesome for the money! finally, ssds are becoming affordable enough for storage.
 
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You left one thing of the "con" list, that bullshit warning about warranty being void if any label is removed.
If they can blatantly lie about that, what else are they lying about!
 
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Is there any planes to make a review of the Intel 660p?? that should be 20 cents per GB, NVME and +1000mb/s read/Write
 

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Is there any planes to make a review of the Intel 660p?? that should be 20 cents per GB, NVME and +1000mb/s read/Write
When Intel sends me one, they only just sent me the 760, review very soon
 
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Dame you Intel... only giving TPU the Good S...….. :D grate looking forword to that Review. i guess i just order a 660 and find out if it is any good :)
 
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Chips by Micron I guess.
in past at least it was with Reactor 1TB SSD.
 
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A fairly solid device for a storage only drive, while the OS is on something better.
 
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Well, Crucial MX500 500GB is cheaper and faster. No reason for me go with Mushkin. Since I believe, that there is still Micron chips inside (as it was before). Since Mushking doing cost optimizing, and Micron chips the cheapest.
 
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Nice review. However, please edit all sentences that use the word "granularity"; you've got the meaning upside-down/inverted.

Increasing granularity means adding more details.
 
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One day id love to see a storage comparison where ONLY "every day" tasks are used. Not saying that those things i do once on build day and never again in the life of the PC like installing apps aren't relevant ... but they are one time efforts. And while the comparisons are interesting fro a technology advancement PoV, w/o the "human factor" taken into account, are we fooling ourselves. For example.... "In this test, we measured the time it took Photoshop CS6 to open ten 50 megapixel images at the same time and, once done, process each image, one by one. The operations performed on each image were crop, move, auto levels, resize to 1024x768, and save for the web. " How many times has the average hobbyist user done that in a year ? Watchdogs 2 loaded 0.6 seconds faster ... what impact did that have in the user's experience ? I mean when I reach a new level, I'm usually taking a bio or grabbing a snackie. But even if sat there, would I reach another goal on the game ? Yeah, Im still a nerd so I am going to buy one of the fastest ones anyway, but it would be nice to sit back and take a reality check and wee what we makin the big fuss about.
 
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