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[Canada Computers] ADATA XPG SX6000 512GB M.2

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[Canada Computers] ADATA XPG SX6000 512GB M.2

Reasonable cheap M.2 SSD for gaming if you're changing from HDD.

Edit: Sale has been extended to the 19th
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Yeah if I had a NVMe compatible M.2 computer I would have picked this up for sure! Seems like a great price for a quick 512GB SSD.

I just got a Acer Spin 3 refurb from CC and it has an empty M.2 slot, but it's SATA compatible only. I was pleased to see that most M.2 stock is now NVMe spec but I can't use it.
So instead I went with Intel 545s 256GB M.2 drive for $110.
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Netcruzer wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:23 pm
Yeah if I had a NVMe compatible M.2 computer I would have picked this up for sure! Seems like a great price for a quick 512GB SSD.

I just got a Acer Spin 3 refurb from CC and it has an empty M.2 slot, but it's SATA compatible only. I was pleased to see that most M.2 stock is now NVMe spec but I can't use it.
So instead I went with Intel 545s 256GB M.2 drive for $110.
Brand ADATA
Model ASX6000NP-512GT-C
Interface SATA III
Form Factor M.2

Unless I'm missing something, this is a sata format m.2 not NVMe.
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sswilson wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:27 pm
Brand ADATA
Model ASX6000NP-512GT-C
Interface SATA III
Form Factor M.2

Unless I'm missing something, this is a sata format m.2 not NVMe.
Its read/write speeds suggest otherwise.
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sswilson wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:27 pm
Brand ADATA
Model ASX6000NP-512GT-C
Interface SATA III
Form Factor M.2

Unless I'm missing something, this is a sata format m.2 not NVMe.
I think it might be a typo from Canada Computers. Their website isn't really the best compared to Memory Express. The official website says it's NVMe 1.2 certified.

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1000/800 is slow for nvme pcie m.2, 960 Evo is around 2000/1300 or so
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Pci 2x. I understand why it's cheaper.
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My refurb Lenovo Carbon X1 2nd generation uses M.2 SSD. Is this SSD compatible?
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Cisco KId wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:40 pm
1000/800 is slow for nvme pcie m.2, 960 Evo is around 2000/1300 or so
raphidy wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:41 pm
Pci 2x. I understand why it's cheaper.
Ahhhh... that's what's going on. The price was throwing me off, and then the speeds when compared to recent reviews (3K/2K+) really had me questioning what it was.

edit: That said.... speeds are still an improvement over a Sata SSD even if they don't hit the speeds of recent releases.
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This is still a good deal. You get what you pay for though. The Samsung 960 evo is faster. But it's also more expensive. Read some reviews and make a decision based on your budget.
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This would be good for a laptop where extra storage is important. For a desktop where data can easily go on a HDD, paying for more speed might be the way to go. The Samsung 960 is twice the speed.
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will888 wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 1:31 pm
This would be good for a laptop where extra storage is important. For a desktop where data can easily go on a HDD, paying for more speed might be the way to go. The Samsung 960 is twice the speed.
exactly, nothing wrong with the drive OP posted, it has more storage space, price is cheap and it is plenty fast still for everday use
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raphidy wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 12:41 pm
Pci 2x. I understand why it's cheaper.
Ah interesting. I wondered why it was so inexpensive for an M.2 PCI NVMe drive.
It’s a weird middle ground. Potentially 2X faster than SATA3 but if you already have a fast PCIe based M.2 slot you likely want to pony up a few more $ for a NVMe SSD that is super fast.
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Cisco KId wrote:
Apr 8th, 2018 1:34 pm
exactly, nothing wrong with the drive OP posted, it has more storage space, price is cheap and it is plenty fast still for everday use
Yes, fyi, the on sale WD Blue 3D M.2 SATA drive is $165 CAD.
This sales makes the WD's pointless.

PS: It does seem the drive is lacking in performance, even comparing to MX300 (which is an SATA drive)
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 6000&num=2

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