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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5"- $70.55

Has DRAM. Just a hair above all-time-low.
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Jun 30, 2006
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$0.85 higher than all time low. ICE COLD.
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Nov 15, 2020
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aandaleb wrote: Has DRAM. Just a hair above all-time-low.
Just curious but why buy this when you can get an m.2 nvme for similar price
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aomous wrote: Just curious but why buy this when you can get an m.2 nvme for similar price
Older PCs and Laptops don't support M.2 NVMe.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Older PCs and Laptops don't support M.2 NVMe.
Ahh true my bad
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Dec 26, 2012
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Been running 2 of these for almost 2 years without any issue. Great little drive.
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Sep 26, 2008
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Keep in mind WD's RMA process is far better than Crucial's. Look up Canadian RMA experiences with Crucial and compare with WD.
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Jul 29, 2013
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Bought the WD blue from dell for this exact reason.
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Dec 14, 2013
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I have an old Windows XP machine that doesn't take m.2. I use it to store all my movies (SSD for boot drive), and it's wired to my router. I use ES File Explorer (with MX Player) on my Fire stick 4K to stream to the TV, plays everything I throw at it, including x265 format. No need to re-encode everything like using Plex, just streams the file straight.
Yes I know this was a super detailed answer :)
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Nov 24, 2014
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Don't know too much abt ssd, my ps4 is breaking down I think due to hdd. Would this be a good upgrade
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Older PCs and Laptops don't support M.2 NVMe.
Although there is ways of adding NVME support to old motherboards and using $3 PCI-E adapters. My 10yr old i5 3570k system on a Z77 chipset has a 1tb NVME installed below the GPU as the only drive in the system, and it reads/writes at 3500mb/s. Required a bios edit (adding the nvme driver to the uefi), but it was fairly straight forward.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Older PCs and Laptops don't support M.2 NVMe.
How would you know which laptops and PCs accept m. 2 NVMe? Is there a list or does it depend on the connector?
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syuzh wrote: Keep in mind WD's RMA process is far better than Crucial's. Look up Canadian RMA experiences with Crucial and compare with WD.
NickL645 wrote: Bought the WD blue from dell for this exact reason.
Is there a similar or even better deal for a WD SSD? Does Dram make it better than whatever else is out there?
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GreenLean wrote: How would you know which laptops and PCs accept m. 2 NVMe? Is there a list or does it depend on the connector?
There's no hard and fast rule, before Intel 5th or 6th generation CPU builds, I struggle to find an NVMe M.2 port in common pre-built desktops and laptops.

Perhaps SATA M.2 appear a little earlier, I don't know.

Often the easiest way is to Google your computer make and model and keywords NVMe M.2 and see what comes up. If you build the computer yourself you normally know offhand, but Googling the board with the aforementioned keywords will also help there.
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