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[Amazon.ca] WD Blue 3D NAND 2TB SSD SATA M.2 2280 $279.99

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[Amazon.ca] WD Blue 3D NAND 2TB SSD SATA M.2 2280 $279.99

WD Blue 3D NAND 2TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS200T2B0B

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2.5"/7mm SATA version is $289.99; https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-NAND-2TB-SSD ... way&sr=8-2
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Western Digital must be clearing out their excessive inventory because NAND prices have been dropping ever since their earnings call.

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The 2.5" version is $289.99 but it looks like a regular price now without any discount. I have one in my xbox and it is great for that price.
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Good deal but keep in mind this is SATA and not nvme. If performance is important I would think the Intel 660p might be a better deal at around the same price. Write endurance is similar too.
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Charlton wrote: Good deal but keep in mind this is SATA and not nvme. If performance is important I would think the Intel 660p might be a better deal at around the same price. Write endurance is similar too.
Still good for anything without an NVMe port like a PS4.
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I get that it looks good and doesn't take up space, less cables, etc... but if you have an nvme m.2 slot, why fill it with this sata3 SSD? I'd rather get the sata3 cable version and save my slot for a future nvme drive.

The above point is moot if you have an m.2 SATA slot only.
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flame02 wrote: I get that it looks good and doesn't take up space, less cables, etc... but if you have an nvme m.2 slot, why fill it with this sata3 SSD? I'd rather get use the sata3 cable version and save my slot for a future nvme drive.

The above point is moot if you have an m.2 SATA slot only.
Yes, it's important to clarify that this is NOT a NVME.

Extra note, NVME is only better than a regular SSD if you do a lot of 4K video editing. Otherwise NVME vs SSD performance is identical in everything else.

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Free men who don't want to run into limits will buy NVMe because they don't want to stumble across storage bottlenecks when they do media editing or VMs.

Nowadays, every teen boy and his cousin will dabble in this, even if only transiently.

Most of the time, I will admit, NVMe doesn't make a noticeable difference over SATA. My objection is philosophical as much as it is utilitarian.
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Charlton wrote: Good deal but keep in mind this is SATA and not nvme. If performance is important I would think the Intel 660p might be a better deal at around the same price. Write endurance is similar too.
Yeah, the Intel 660p 2TB is slightly cheaper than this right now at $274.99 from NewEgg. Thinking of picking it up for a future Ryzen 3xxx build...

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6820167461

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