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$124.99: WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe

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[Amazon.ca] $124.99: WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe

$124.99: WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe

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Realistically if you are only using this as non-boot drive, might make more sense to save the $10 and grab the 2.5" SATA version. You won't notice any significant speed bumps during normal usage.
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flaris wrote: Realistically if you are only using this as non-boot drive, might make more sense to save the $10 and grab the 2.5" SATA version. You won't notice any significant speed bumps during normal usage.
For the price of a Big Mac meal at Mcdonalds it makes more sense to take advantage of a NVME m.2 slot if your motherboard supports it. Sure you won't notice a speed difference NOW, but skip the big mac meal for 1 day and future proof your SSD purchase.
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Would this be good to use in a dell XPS 13? Looking to upgrade my 512gb to 1tb
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xbr999 wrote: For the price of a Big Mac meal at Mcdonalds it makes more sense to take advantage of a NVME m.2 slot if your motherboard supports it. Sure you won't notice a speed difference NOW, but skip the big mac meal for 1 day and future proof your SSD purchase.
If you want to talk about future proofing then skip this as well and cop a gen4 PCIe drive ;)
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honestly, its been this price many times. A deal to me would be $99 and I'd spring for it
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also at newegg (ships faster I think)
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flaris wrote: If you want to talk about future proofing then skip this as well and cop a gen4 PCIe drive ;)
Find me a Gen 4 1TB drive for $125 please.
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xbr999 wrote: Find me a Gen 4 1TB drive for $125 please.
Here's one from ADATA @ $120 , but given the $5 difference, I'd probably buy the WD one ...
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frugal69 wrote: Here's one from ADATA @ $120 , but given the $5 difference, I'd probably buy the WD one ...
Where do you see that drive being a Gen 4? Because all I see is Gen 3.
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Dec 29, 2020
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Don’t know much but I have 3 hard drives in my computer and 1 SSD as the boot drive. It’s full, and some games take forever to load... thinking about using this as a primary game drive to load bigger games on. Would anyone provide some advice? Will this do the trick, or should I be looking at “gen 4” or SATA 2.5? My MB and components are starting to become “old” as the computer is now pretty much all 5-6 years old. Any advice is appreciated. Will I be happy with this speed bump to load times for games compared to a mechanical hard drive?
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MyerlingGames wrote: Don’t know much but I have 3 hard drives in my computer and 1 SSD as the boot drive. It’s full, and some games take forever to load... thinking about using this as a primary game drive to load bigger games on. Would anyone provide some advice? Will this do the trick, or should I be looking at “gen 4” or SATA 2.5? My MB and components are starting to become “old” as the computer is now pretty much all 5-6 years old. Any advice is appreciated. Will I be happy with this speed bump to load times for games compared to a mechanical hard drive?
Going from a HDD to any SSD is a big upgrade, including for ganea. From SSD to a quicker SSD is less substantial a speed bump so spending more for gen 4 won't help much. Make sure the drive is compatible with your system though. You need an m.2 slot that supports NVMe for this particular drive. Also don't keep your SSD full, it makes the performance tank.
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flaris wrote: If you want to talk about future proofing then skip this as well and cop a gen4 PCIe drive ;)
Ud prolly need to upgrade mobo as well. More cost! Prolly 200$ just to save a few Seconds of boot up Watch.? Thinking Face
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mikka2017 wrote: Ud prolly need to upgrade mobo as well. More cost! Prolly 200$ just to save a few Seconds of boot up Watch.? Thinking Face
3 secs x 365 days = 1,095 secs = 18.25 mins. Enough time to go get a Big Mac.
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I'm that guy this time...ordered for $135, 2 days ago, its in transit...

tell me to buy and return the other one.
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canadatoronto wrote: I'm that guy this time...ordered for $135, 2 days ago, its in transit...

tell me to buy and return the other one.
If it's shipped by Amazon, you can do a return to sender and just order it again without having to worry about doing a return.

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