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[Canada Computers] Latest WD Blue SN500 NVMe M.2 SSD, 500GB, (WDS500G1B0C) $90 Save $15, Lowest price in Canada

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[Canada Computers] Latest WD Blue SN500 NVMe M.2 SSD, 500GB, (WDS500G1B0C) $90 Save $15, Lowest price in Canada

Amazon.ca doesn't even sell this yet, most other retailers selling for $105 PLUS
Best budget NVMe card going, 5 yr warranty!
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fmpsportsguy2 wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 4:18 pm
TOMS hardware review gave it a pretty good review. It's a budget SSD , so to compare it with Dram SSDs is not even comparable.

Https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd ... ,6080.html
Wrong.
Intel 660P with DRAM cache and 5 year warranty for the same price and better performance: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX74173
QLC with DRAM cache will last much better than a DRAMless TLC.

And tom's hardware is garbage.
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syuzh wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 4:25 pm
Wrong.
Intel 660P with DRAM cache and 5 year warranty for the same price and better performance: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX74173
QLC with DRAM cache will last much better than a DRAMless TLC.

And tom's hardware is garbage.
As long as the items are Identical, which apparently they are not.. Intel reg price $150 compared to WD Blue $105.. and a few other things!
But whatever..


Intel specs:
Sequential Transfer Rates: Reads: Up to 1,500MB/sec | Writes: Up to 1,000MB/sec
Random IOPS (8GB Span): Reads: Up to 90,000 IOPS | Writes: Up to 220,000 IOPS
Endurance 200TB TBW (Total Bytes Written)



WD specs:
Seq. Read up to (MB/s) (Queues=32, Threads=1) 1700 Seq. Write (MB/s) (Queues=32, Threads=1) 1450
Rand Read 4KB IOPS (Queues=32, Threads=4) 275K Rand Write 4KB IOPS (Queues=32, Threads=4) 300K
Endurance‡ (TBW) 300TBW
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This is not historical low price. At least, last week, Newegg sold it at $87.99. And I took Newegg eBay deal with 15% off. I got it $90 tax in.

This is just a budget SSD with PCIe X2 interface, which means it won't be lightning fast. Just faster than SATA SSD. My benchmark shows ~850MB/s read on PCIe 2.0 x2. The advertised speed 1000MB/s is with PCIe 3.0 x2.

EDIT: just want to mention, it has SanDisk controller with SanDisk flash.
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snailium wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 8:24 pm
This is not historical low price. At least, last week, Newegg sold it at $87.99. And I took Newegg eBay deal with 15% off. I got it $90 tax in.

This is just a budget SSD with PCIe X2 interface, which means it won't be lightning fast. Just faster than SATA SSD. My benchmark shows ~850MB/s read on PCIe 2.0 x2. The advertised speed 1000MB/s is with PCIe 3.0 x2.

EDIT: just want to mention, it has SanDisk controller with SanDisk flash.
SanDisk is Western Digital
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Spend the extra $50 and get a 1TB true NVME Intel 660p or Crucial P1.
https://www.amazon.ca/Intel-660p-1-0TB- ... 1-fkmrnull

... and this is coming from a guy who bought WDC stock this morning ;)
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lincoln wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 9:58 pm
SanDisk is Western Digital
Yes, I know SanDisk is WD. But if I remember correct, WD used to pick controllers from other vendor.
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I seriously question why I even bother to post deals when people reply with such shit as "buy a year old 660p intel 1tb drive" or "I bought a drive with 1000 MB speeds", when Clearly I have posted this new drive claims 1700mb/s speeds?

This post was INTENDED for people looking to buy a just released, 2019 Budget 500GB SSD drive for $90, and as of writing was the cheapest 500GB with decent specs available. I posted Toms review, which compared the 256GB against Intel Optane 905 960GB drive... just a wee bit better than the 660P Intel

So go ahead and misinform people..
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snailium wrote:
Apr 30th, 2019 8:24 pm
This is not historical low price. At least, last week, Newegg sold it at $87.99. And I took Newegg eBay deal with 15% off. I got it $90 tax in.

This is just a budget SSD with PCIe X2 interface, which means it won't be lightning fast. Just faster than SATA SSD. My benchmark shows ~850MB/s read on PCIe 2.0 x2. The advertised speed 1000MB/s is with PCIe 3.0 x2.

EDIT: just want to mention, it has SanDisk controller with SanDisk flash.
Obviously you are not David in this NewEgg review... And yes NewEgg has matched the price at $90 save $25 off $115 price LOL
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And thanks for the NewEgg Tip, they have also dropped the Price to $89.99 with FREE Ground shipping , saving $10 from Canada Computers price with shipping.. Just ordered from them for $102 all in saving $10 from Canada Computers!
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fmpsportsguy2 wrote:
May 1st, 2019 1:24 am
I seriously question why I even bother to post deals when people reply with such shit as "buy a year old 660p intel 1tb drive" or "I bought a drive with 1000 MB speeds", when Clearly I have posted this new drive claims 1700mb/s speeds?

This post was INTENDED for people looking to buy a just released, 2019 Budget 500GB SSD drive for $90, and as of writing was the cheapest 500GB with decent specs available. I posted Toms review, which compared the 256GB against Intel Optane 905 960GB drive... just a wee bit better than the 660P Intel

So go ahead and misinform people..
You probably shouldn't, especially with cherry picked information.

This is the 250GB version... but you get the point.

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https://www.storagereview.com/wd_blue_s ... ssd_review

I'm sorry to tell you, but it's a crap drive. Smaller capacity drives shouldn't be affected on reads, but this one is because it has no DRAM.... Buy the 660P
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lincoln wrote:
May 1st, 2019 4:00 am
You probably shouldn't, especially with cherry picked information.

This is the 250GB version... but you get the point.

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https://www.storagereview.com/wd_blue_s ... ssd_review

I'm sorry to tell you, but it's a crap drive. Smaller capacity drives shouldn't be affected on reads, but this one is because it has no DRAM.... Buy the 660P
Im in the market for a m.2 NVMe drive.. but in no hurry should I continu waiting? Are the price still going down per your prediction?

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