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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD - $129.99

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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD - $129.99

For those that missed the deal last time it's back on sale.
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Is this fast as that Wd n750 whatever tia
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Your computer really can't take advantage of NVMe? (Like my old Haswell.)
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1TB Crucial P1 is $132.99 (NVMe but QLC based). Other option is to wait for the usual drives with Phison/SMI controllers that come with TLC for maybe $10-20 more.
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Ah, 660p is a Shell Shocker for the next 19 hrs at $135. 2TB is discounted too! (P1 2TB is not out yet, I believe.)
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mikka2017 wrote: Is this fast as that Wd n750 whatever tia
This review is all you need to read: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ad ... 955-3.html

And this is all you need to know: The MX500 has a reputation for being a solid, reliable drive but it will simply get smoked by almost any NVMe-based drive from a numbers perspective because of SATA limitations (6Gb/s). In terms of real-world performance, the difference is likely similar. However, if file transfers are in your future, the higher the bandwidth, the better.
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Thanked your post OP. Don’t know why there are downvotes.
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I've been using the 2tb version for a year now. It's a good drive but not as fast as a nvme drive. That said, most people will not benefit from nvme so spend your money wisely.
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mikka2017 wrote: Is this fast as that Wd n750 whatever tia
yes. nvme is way faster when doing synthetic sequential copy tests which you will literally never do in your life. it's a faster interface. the chips on the board have nothing to do with nvme and they are still the main constraint to real world performance

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If you were looking at an SSD, this is better! fewer cables, smaller. If you are coming from standard hard drive, this will seem like heaven on earth. Windows loading in 5 seconds.
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This or WD Blue for $115?
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mikka2017 wrote: hot if it was usb3.1 C gen 2!
This enclosure looks to only support sata m.2 ssds, having usb 3.1 gen 2 wouldn't make a difference in this case
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Will this work for MacBook Air 13, mid 2011 or iMac 27, 2012?
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OutOfSt0ck wrote: MX500 better as the OS drive, 660p for games/movies
Anything to substantiate? QLC is dinged for endurance not performance IMHO

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