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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal 2.5in SSD - 114.99$ ATL

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[Amazon.ca] WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal 2.5in SSD - 114.99$ ATL

I think this is the ATL for this ssd drive. It's a great drive for a great price, maybe not great as an OS drive, but great to store games.
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Micron NANDs and DRAM so great drive even as OS drive with storage space.

OP probably means not so great as an OS drive because it's too big? Then the 250 GB version is $55 also on Amazon.ca

EDIT: WD use SanDisk NANDs.
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Temporel wrote: Micron NANDs and DRAM so great drive even as OS drive with storage space.

OP probably means not so great as an OS drive because it's too big? Then the 250 GB version is $55 also on Amazon.ca
Micron? With that description, I'd be thinking of the MX500.
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rugerty100 wrote: Micron? With that description, I'd be thinking of the MX500.
Micron also has/had a close relationship with Intel (SSDs) as well.
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Temporel wrote: Micron NANDs and DRAM so great drive even as OS drive with storage space.

OP probably means not so great as an OS drive because it's too big? Then the 250 GB version is $55 also on Amazon.ca
he means wd blue is a lower tier drive, so it may be better suited to store games rather than apps/os
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Sorry, my mistake.

It turns out WD use SanDisk NANDs according to Newmaxx's SSD list.

Still, since the WD Blue has DRAM, I would not hesitate to use it as an OS drive.

Crucial MX500 has lost a little bit of its aura lately with the still unacknowledged write amplification problem.
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I got this from a previous deal and PM with Staples plus coupon and it ended up around $114.xx tax in. Good ssd for a good price.
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ATL was 104.99 from Newegg a few weeks ago but price is still good
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I thought there is a chip shortage?
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Temporel wrote: Micron NANDs and DRAM so great drive even as OS drive with storage space.

OP probably means not so great as an OS drive because it's too big? Then the 250 GB version is $55 also on Amazon.ca

EDIT: WD use SanDisk NANDs.
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he means wd blue is a lower tier drive, so it may be better suited to store games rather than apps/os
Temporel wrote: Sorry, my mistake.

It turns out WD use SanDisk NANDs according to Newmaxx's SSD list.

Still, since the WD Blue has DRAM, I would not hesitate to use it as an OS drive.

Crucial MX500 has lost a little bit of its aura lately with the still unacknowledged write amplification problem.
I think people see SATA these days and think SATA isn't ideal for OS use. The jump from SATA to NVMe is nowhere near from HDD to SSD so I think the NVMe push is a but overblown. Sure the system won't be quite as snappy but it's still more than adequate and personally I think both the MX500 and WD Blue 3D are fine and make excellent upgrades for older systems that don't have NVMe slots. They also make fantastic secondary drives where NVMe slots are limited. I doubt anyone using old SATA drives is taxing an MX500 enough to worry about write amplification.

As for the NAND thing. It's definitely Sandisk NAND, though IIRC, Sandisk NAND is made in a partnership with Toshiba, though I don't know if this affects all Sandisk NAND or not. Either way, the NAND on any of the drives being discussed is solid and shouldn't be an issue that most users should concern themselves with.
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need a 1tb nvme drive at this price!
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