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4 September 2019

Cheapest NVME SSD - King Coco 1TB Review

by Mathieu Poliquin

I needed to replace the SSD in my laptop since I was running out of space. I decided to give a try to the cheapest 1 Terabyte NVMe SSD I could find on taobao since I was curious to know if there was really a difference for everyday tasks as well as game dev related usage compared to more expensive ones such as the intel 760p ssd which I have for my desktop.

Conclusion for those in a hurry

So far it performs quite well and without any percitible or meaningful differences for everyday tasks, game dev/coding related tasks and even with having a Ubuntu VM running in the background on Hyper-V. Althought for 4K video editing tasks or heavy server usage (which I did not tested) I would guess it’s better to consider a better performing one.

Benchmarks

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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyo
                          Crystal Dew World : https://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) :  1579.419 MB/s
  Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) :   542.497 MB/s
  Random Read 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   933.307 MB/s [ 227858.2 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   444.407 MB/s [ 108497.8 IOPS]
  Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   358.295 MB/s [  87474.4 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) :   135.153 MB/s [  32996.3 IOPS]
  Random Read 4KiB (Q=  1,T= 1) :    15.812 MB/s [   3860.4 IOPS]
 Random Write 4KiB (Q=  1,T= 1) :    38.458 MB/s [   9389.2 IOPS]

  Test : 1024 MiB [C: 33.1% (315.1/953.2 GiB)] (x5)  [Interval=5 sec]
  Date : 2019/09/05 9:28:01
    OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 18362] (x64)

additional info

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tags: cheap - nvme - ssd - kingcoco - 1TB