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[Canada Computers] WD Blue SN500 NVMe M.2 500 GB $89.99

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[Canada Computers] WD Blue SN500 NVMe M.2 500 GB $89.99

I did a lot of research this is the best bang-for-your-buck entry level SSD, it doesn't have issues with continuous heavy read/write as other DRAM-less designs.

Reviews:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14223/th ... ssd-review
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd ... ,6080.html

The reviews are with the 250GB version, the posted is 500GB endurance is 2x and performance is faster across the board by about 10-15%.

I find it hard to justify going more $$ for top tier SSD's especially for most of our use-cases.
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At $99 ($10 more) the Silicon Power P34A80 512GB NVMe is a much better value as its speed is in the next tier class. It's not dram-less like the SN500 and has a x4 instead of x2 design and thus has far higher sustained and random speeds making it an ideal budget drive.

Thread is here:
amazon-ca-silicon-power-1tb-512gb-nvme- ... 2282794/2/
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You can buy the 1TB Intel 660P for $135, with far superior performance.

Double the capacity, twice the 4K random read/write responsiveness, only $45 more.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
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