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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - $114.99

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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - $114.99

Great price for a good SATA 3.5" ssd. It may be all time low price or close to it.
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Good deal. One of the best SATA drives still available. Well known for its consistent 300 MB/s plus read and write from empty to full. Great for additional internal storage/game drive . Better yet, buy an enclosure and get yourself a great external SSD. I always think a MX500 in an enclosure is the best external SSD you can have for the price for a good margin.
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Umrmp3 wrote: Good deal. One of the best SATA drives still available. Well known for its consistent 300 MB/s plus read and write from empty to full. Great for additional internal storage/game drive . Better yet, buy an enclosure and get yourself a great external SSD. I always think a MX500 in an enclosure is the best external SSD you can have for the price for a good margin.
Would this be a good drive for Windows 10 OS drive?
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iverson wrote: Would this be a good drive for Windows 10 OS drive?
This will do fine for OS, but if you want faster speeds you should look for NVMe drives.
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crazyb0y wrote: This will do fine for OS, but if you want faster speeds you should look for NVMe drives.
My mobo do not support NVMe.
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Do you need any other cables to connect the SSD to the mobo? or does it come with everything?

If not, any recommendations from Amazon?

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crazyb0y wrote: This will do fine for OS, but if you want faster speeds you should look for NVMe drives.
Faster speeds that you'll never notice in real world usage yeah
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Quick tip - Don't buy this if you plan on using these in Unraid server. Just sayin' learned this the hard way myself.
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ninja_warrior wrote: Do you need any other cables to connect the SSD to the mobo? or does it come with everything?

If not, any recommendations from Amazon?

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Nope, I don't think most SSDs like this come with any cables
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I think that's an automatic assumption unless proven otherwise.

Great deal, OP.
We never know, people might not know or may forget looking at a hot deal. Just wanted to remind. :)
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iverson wrote: Would this be a good drive for Windows 10 OS drive?
Yes, that is exactly how I use one of them. I have 2 1TB. 1 2.5 and 1 M.2
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danascully wrote: Faster speeds that you'll never notice in real world usage yeah
I notice significant difference between my nvme and my sata drive. It isnt that the sata is slow, it is that nvme is so freaking fast. Cold start up is 2 seconds, restarts 4 seconds...versus the 10-15 seconds of sata

Sure the seconds doesnt mathematically make a big difference, but during use you get so used to everything legitimately being INSTANTANEOUS that with the prices nowadays, I will 100% recommend nvme if your mobo supports it, in the end it is $20 30 difference

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref ... 8G6Q?psc=1
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iverson wrote: My mobo do not support NVMe.
You have a motherboard that doesn't even have a PCIe slot? (I'm saying, you can go with PCIe adapter if your motherboard doesn't have m.2)
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UWOD2020 wrote: I notice significant difference between my nvme and my sata drive. It isnt that the sata is slow, it is that nvme is so freaking fast. Cold start up is 2 seconds, restarts 4 seconds...versus the 10-15 seconds of sata

Sure the seconds doesnt mathematically make a big difference, but during use you get so used to everything legitimately being INSTANTANEOUS that with the prices nowadays, I will 100% recommend nvme if your mobo supports it, in the end it is $20 30 difference

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YFFX5MD/ref ... 8G6Q?psc=1
$20-$30 is not worth the 2 times i reboot my computer per year

There is no practical difference during desktop use on a sata SSD vs NVME
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chatbox wrote: You have a motherboard that doesn't even have a PCIe slot? (I'm saying, you can go with PCIe adapter if your motherboard doesn't have m.2)
Yes it has spare PCI Express slot. Will it be a noticeably faster than this SSD? I'm currently using a WD Black hard drive.
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danascully wrote: $20-$30 is not worth the 2 times i reboot my computer per year

There is no practical difference during desktop use on a sata SSD vs NVME
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crazyb0y wrote: This will do fine for OS, but if you want faster speeds you should look for NVMe drives.
i just bought a new comp that came with a SN550 and compared to my old comp with a MX500, the difference wasn't significant.

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