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[Canada Computers] WD Blue SATA M.2 2280 1TB $154.99

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[Canada Computers] WD Blue SATA M.2 2280 1TB $154.99

Just bought one. Seems to be the cheapest m.2 sata 1tb on the market.


Brand Western Digital
Model WDS100T2B0B
Weight 0.007
Dimensions (80X22X2.38)mm LXWXH
Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
Series WD Blue™ 3D NAND
Form Factor M.2 2280
Capacity 1TB
Max Sequential Read 560MB/s
Max Sequential Write 530MB/s
Power Consumption 60mW
Reliability Up to 1.75M hours
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That up to 1.75 million hours of reliability is almost exactly 200 years...
Its safe to say this has never been tested outside synthetic aging
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This drive has been the cheapest m.2 SATA for a while. I have one and I've been keeping an eye on this for a few months.

Right before Black Friday, it dropped to $180. I was tempted to buy but waited. Then it dropped to $170. I waited again and then finally snagged it with the Newegg eBay 15% off. Then during Christmas the price dropped AGAIN to $160 and my gf snagged it for $160 + Newegg eBay 15%. Making that the best deal. But now it looks like it's $155. It's crazy how many times the price got slashed on this in just a few months. IMO anyone looking to buy a cheaper non-nvme drive should buy this. Paying more for a Samsung m.2 SATA is not worth it.
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This was 142.8$ including TAX during boxing week Newegg eBay code. Shout out to all the Ontario people who include prices with tax cause tax is the same in every province...
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Sicklyslick wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:21 am
This drive has been the cheapest m.2 SATA for a while. I have one and I've been keeping an eye on this for a few months.

Right before Black Friday, it dropped to $180. I was tempted to buy but waited. Then it dropped to $170. I waited again and then finally snagged it with the Newegg eBay 15% off. Then during Christmas the price dropped AGAIN to $160 and my gf snagged it for $160 + Newegg eBay 15%. Making that the best deal. But now it looks like it's $155. It's crazy how many times the price got slashed on this in just a few months. IMO anyone looking to buy a cheaper non-nvme drive should buy this. Paying more for a Samsung m.2 SATA is not worth it.
what about samsung evo 860? should I pay more for that instead?
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Sicklyslick wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:21 am
This drive has been the cheapest m.2 SATA for a while. I have one and I've been keeping an eye on this for a few months.

Right before Black Friday, it dropped to $180. I was tempted to buy but waited. Then it dropped to $170. I waited again and then finally snagged it with the Newegg eBay 15% off. Then during Christmas the price dropped AGAIN to $160 and my gf snagged it for $160 + Newegg eBay 15%. Making that the best deal. But now it looks like it's $155. It's crazy how many times the price got slashed on this in just a few months. IMO anyone looking to buy a cheaper non-nvme drive should buy this. Paying more for a Samsung m.2 SATA is not worth it.
Interesting. I have a Dell Ultrabook E7270 that doesn't take full advantage of the NMVE drives since the M.2 slot only supports up to 4x PCIE lanes.

I may just bite the bullet and upgrade the existing 256 M.2 SSD for this one.
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These are way slower then my Samsung PM961 512GB. I was looking for a 1TB upgrade but I will pass on these.
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pentexplorer wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:04 am
what about samsung evo 860? should I pay more for that instead?
in my opinion, the differences between the sata ssds are so minimal. paying extra for branding or extra 20-30mb/s speed isn't worth it. so in your case, no i don't think it's worth it.

paying extra for a good nvme ssd over a bad nvme ssd is definitely worth.
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HN12345 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 4:11 am
Interesting. I have a Dell Ultrabook E7270 that doesn't take full advantage of the NMVE drives since the M.2 slot only supports up to 4x PCIE lanes.

I may just bite the bullet and upgrade the existing 256 M.2 SSD for this one.
just make sure the m.2 slot supports SATA as well as nvme.
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HN12345 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 4:11 am

Interesting. I have a Dell Ultrabook E7270 that doesn't take full advantage of the NMVE drives since the M.2 slot only supports up to 4x PCIE lanes.

I may just bite the bullet and upgrade the existing 256 M.2 SSD for this one.
If I am not mistaken, M2 is a form factor specification. There are two types of M2 sockets.

1. M2 SATA (up to 600 MBps) doesn't support NVME SSD
2. M2 (up to) 4x PCIE 3.0 (up to 4 GBps). Supports NVME SSD

Your laptop will benifit from an NVME SSD.
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HmizaHadi wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:10 pm
If I am not mistaken, M2 is a form factor specification. There are two types of M2 sockets.

1. M2 SATA (up to 600 MBps) doesn't support NVME SSD
2. M2 (up to) 4x PCIE 3.0 (up to 4 GBps). Supports NVME SSD

Your laptop will benifit from an NVME SSD.
Ok thanks for this info, I'll look deeper into my laptop specifications. If so, then I will hold out for the HP 1TB NMVE one that went on sale a few weeks ago for around $180.
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HN12345 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:15 pm
Ok thanks for this info, I'll look deeper into my laptop specifications. If so, then I will hold out for the HP 1TB NMVE one that went on sale a few weeks ago for around $180.
It seems the laptop E7270's PCIE 3.0 slot only runs at x2 (max 2 GBps) as per this link:

https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops- ... -p/5031956

If this is true, your laptop may not take the full advantage of NVME SSD speeds, especially the best ones. But, you will still get at least three times faster speeds compared to SATA SSDs.

I am also looking for an NVME drive for a new build. I was looking at the HP drive but I read somewhere here that there are some doubt about the manufacturer of the drive and the warranty. I am also considering the
adata xpg sx2800 pro. Its performance approaches that of the Samsung 970 pro.
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HmizaHadi wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:52 pm
It seems the laptop E7270's PCIE 3.0 slot only runs at x2 (max 2 GBps) as per this link:

https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops- ... -p/5031956

If this is true, your laptop may not take the full advantage of NVME SSD speeds, especially the best ones. But, you will still get at least three times faster speeds compared to SATA SSDs.

I am also looking for an NVME drive for a new build. I was looking at the HP drive but I read somewhere here that there are some doubt about the manufacturer of the drive and the warranty. I am also considering the
adata xpg sx2800 pro. Its performance approaches that of the Samsung 970 pro.
I suppose the question is would you notice it in day-to-day usage? I'm looking to add a second drive to my Gigabyte Aero 15X and I've read the m.2 slot supports both SATA and nVME, but if there's no real world benefit...why spend twice as much?
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Sicklyslick wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 12:58 pm
just make sure the m.2 slot supports SATA as well as nvme.
HmizaHadi wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:10 pm
If I am not mistaken, M2 is a form factor specification. There are two types of M2 sockets.

1. M2 SATA (up to 600 MBps) doesn't support NVME SSD
2. M2 (up to) 4x PCIE 3.0 (up to 4 GBps). Supports NVME SSD

Your laptop will benifit from an NVME SSD.
My motherboard supports this:

M.2 SLOT
1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA

What should I get? I’m desperate for more storage
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tunda11 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:47 am
My motherboard supports this:

M.2 SLOT
1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x2/SATA

What should I get? I’m desperate for more storage
If you're desperate for more storage, and need large volumes, and using a full PC or something with a USB 3 or Thunderbolt port, probably a multi-TB 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive drive would be a better option, maybe in RAID (though just having a good backup regime is usually better than the complexity of RAID). For most purposes full NVME speeds won't be significant over an SATA SSD.

You'll notice the speed most for heavy random read/writes, for example for an intense database, running many active programs, virtual machines or containers at the same time, high resolution photo or video editing, maybe frequently copying large files, etc, though having two different drives or using a copy on write system would probably be faster for many usecases. In fact, most NVME drives, except for example the Samsung Pro series, can't do sustained full speed writes. Also, in a lot of these use cases, having more memory, to allow caching and prevent swapping, will be more important than a fast disk.

The best scheme is usually to have a smaller fast NVME drive for frequently accessed/random read-write files, and a large volume for storage (plus another for backup).

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