Question Does DRAM or no DRAM matter when putting a SSD in a PS4?

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Im thinking about buying this SSD Inland Professional 512GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (512GB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088KLZKPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VQYCF738Q9XYG52GBD53?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

It’s advertised to be about 520 MB/s but as you know the ps4 is SATA II. I’ve seen on reviews that SATA II systems run this at about 240-270 MB/s. It seems to have no DRAM. I know that the PS4 does have a memory cache. Would this compensate for the lack of DRAM? And if not would this still be faster than the stock HDD even with the lack of DRAM?
 

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I know that the PS4 does have a memory cache. Would this compensate for the lack of DRAM? And if not would this still be faster than the stock HDD even with the lack of DRAM?
The built-in DRAM is used internally by the SSD's controller, it has nothing to do with external component, be it a PC or a PS4.
 

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Im thinking about buying this SSD Inland Professional 512GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (512GB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088KLZKPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VQYCF738Q9XYG52GBD53?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

It’s advertised to be about 520 MB/s but as you know the ps4 is SATA II. I’ve seen on reviews that SATA II systems run this at about 240-270 MB/s. It seems to have no DRAM. I know that the PS4 does have a memory cache. Would this compensate for the lack of DRAM? And if not would this still be faster than the stock HDD even with the lack of DRAM?
Most folks will not see a difference between dram and no dram.
Yes it will be much faster than a hdd.
 
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The built-in DRAM is used internally by the SSD's controller, it has nothing to do with external component, be it a PC or a PS4.
Would this SSD still be faster than the stock HDD regardless of it having no DRAM? I mainly play open world games like RDR2 if that matters.
 

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