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[Amazon.ca] WD SSD deals on Amazon

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I'm not sure I would tolerate a SATA SSD in 2020. It's increasingly an archival solution for me.

Once next generation consoles come out, cross-platform games based on their implementation will rely more heavily on NVMe speed supremacy... even before the hardware is optimized in that direction on PC.

My own non-gaming workloads are showing a difference in performance on SATA SSDs, it's not massive, but it's noticeable enough. Hard to believe we're at this point so quickly.
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They have the 500gb m2 black sn750 on for $89.99 as well.
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iamskyhigh wrote: Why the downvote folks?
SSD is old school tech now. NVMe is better priced considering what you're getting and that gap is only increasing
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OutOfSt0ck wrote: SSD is old school tech now. NVMe is better priced considering what you're getting and that gap is only increasing
Agree. SSD is still the only game in town to upgrade old laptop.
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I have a 2016 Rog laptop and the thing only takes sata ssd or sata m.2...... Just bought a ssd and m.2 for it but think i got them for less and there both WD blue too. So id say these are just ok prices.
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OutOfSt0ck wrote: SSD is old school tech now. NVMe is better priced considering what you're getting and that gap is only increasing
People keep saying this, but a lot of motherboards only have enough high-bandwidth M.2 and PCIe slots available for 1 or 2 NVMe drives without gimping their performance. Not only that, when your M.2 drive is populated and you want to start using PCIe, you've got to purchase M.2 to PCIe adapter cards, which further increases the price.

Generally, there is a lot more room for SATA drives; so, once those high-bandwidth interfaces are all populated, and you want to further expand internal storage, SATA drives are the way to go.
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OutOfSt0ck wrote: SSD is old school tech now. NVMe is better priced considering what you're getting and that gap is only increasing
Of course if your device supports it, nvme is the way to go. Lots of PCs and other hardware still use sata 2.5" though.

Like saying go thunderbolt, but many people still only have USB 3.1.
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OutOfSt0ck wrote: SSD is old school tech now. NVMe is better priced considering what you're getting and that gap is only increasing
Except when you have to spend more to upgrade other components.

Let's see...My motherboard does not support the nvme, so let me upgrade it. Wait, now I cannot use my old CPU, so I have to buy a new one too. Oh no! I can't fit my DDR3 into the new motherboard! I wish I just bought a 2.5" SATA. This nvme is becoming very expensive now.
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theastroboy wrote: Except when you have to spend more to upgrade other components.

Let's see...My motherboard does not support the nvme, so let me upgrade it. Wait, now I cannot use my old CPU, so I have to buy a new one too. Oh no! I can't fit my DDR3 into the new motherboard! I wish I just bought a 2.5" SATA. This nvme is becoming very expensive now.
This late in the game, you're better off selling your old machine and upgrading to new components. Or buy the cheapest SSD so you won't really lose much with your investment.

Just get a Kingston A400 250 Gb for $40 and call it a day...

Speed Comparison:
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/W ... 7351vs3953

Kingston A400 @ Amazon $40
https://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-Digital- ... 220&sr=8-1

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