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Is a used enterprise/server SSD good for gaming/storage?

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A used Micron M510DC 480GB is selling for relatively cheap price. Is this enterprise SSD good for gaming or is it better to use a consumer-grade SSD?

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Its probably no better than other drives made around the same time. So unless its like $50 I would pass. A cheap 480GB new can be found for $55.

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I found a review. Its within the realm of any 2015 SSD. Samsung Evo 840 is the best comparison. The drive has horrible 4k read depth but that is expected for the time. Good drive for games if its $40. Im tempted to pick up a few myself. 1,850 TB Write endurance. You will never kill this drive from use. Only age and power on time.

 

Edit: I bought one as a temp drive, now i can put my spare intel 730 to better use. It was full of junk and became a storage drive instead. Not a good use for such a nice drive. This micron will fill those shoes.

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Update: The drive finally showed up in the mail. About 2 weeks. Drive is actually faster than I thought. I'm going to buy another one for my PS3 All sold out.... I found it interesting that the memory buffer is ECC. Might be the only thing that makes it a "Enterprise" drive honestly.

 

Power On Count: 17

Power On Hours: 3527

Total Written: 5.98TB

Life Left: 100% (Drive has 1,850TB of write endurance).

 

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CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64 © 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [sATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
 
   Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) :   441.768 MB/s
  Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) :   408.441 MB/s
  Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   283.898 MB/s [ 69311.0 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   261.890 MB/s [ 63938.0 IOPS]
         Sequential Read (T= 1) :   412.577 MB/s
        Sequential Write (T= 1) :   406.207 MB/s
   Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) :    27.604 MB/s [  6739.3 IOPS]
  Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) :   104.598 MB/s [ 25536.6 IOPS]
 
  Test : 1024 MiB [N: 0.0% (0.1/447.1 GiB)] (x1)  [interval=5 sec]

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I went ahead and snagged a new Inland Professional 480GB SSD for $39 on ebay. It is a relatively modern drive and has a 3 yr warranty

 

I plan to use this as a gaming storage drive on a secondary gaming laptop on occasion.

 

 

Hope this is worth it.

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Should get the job done. Your just using it for games afterall.

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