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  • If you're looking for a big and decently fast SSD with no major flaws for under $200, you're in luck. (Tom's Hardware)

    TeamGroup's MP34 is currently on sale at Amazon for $199. For the 4TB model.

    It's not a new drive - this range first appeared in 2019 - and it's not PCIe 5 or even PCIe 4. It "only" delivers read speeds of 3.5GB per second.

    But it's also not QLC - it's TLC, so generally faster and with a longer lifespan - and it's not DRAMless - it has a proper DRAM cache on board.

    At launch the 1TB model cost $160 so prices have come down a lot in the past four years.

    The Crucial P3 also offers 4TB for $199 right now, but that is QLC and DRAMless, so the only thing it has going for it is the reputation of the manufacturer: Crucial is the consumer brand of Micron, one of the biggest makers of flash and DRAM chips in the world.

    As a secondary drive either one should be fine, but the MP34 should also deliver the goods as a primary drive if you don't need bleeding edge performance.

    A year ago 4TB drives like these would have set you back at least $400 even on sale. These are now cheaper than SATA SSDs, and five or six times faster.

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