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WD Blue SN550 500GB M.2 NVMe PCI-E Read:2400 MB/s Write:1750 MB/s Solid State Drive(WDS500G2B0C) $79.99

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Dec 29, 2005
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Yes, it's a good deal!
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Nov 4, 2008
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It's a fantastic drive - I'm using it in my X1 Extreme as a secondary storage drive with no hiccups of issues. $80 is a great price
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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Aug 27, 2009
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Anyone know what kind of enclosure I would need for the stock internal SSD in my late 2013 MBP?
I'm tempted to swap this in (with an adapter).
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Nov 3, 2014
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Toronto, ON
This is cheaper than some SATA SSD's with the same gb capacity, so yes it's a great deal. Thx op just ordered for pickup at Canada Computers
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Sep 22, 2009
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Damn prices have dropped so much since Dec
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Dec 29, 2013
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Montr
It has been this price for a while. I bought at same price 3 weeks ago at CC
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Nov 15, 2013
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googlebot wrote: Dramless
This is probably the best performing dramless drive ever made so the point is moot. There is no $80 SSD that is faster.
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Nov 15, 2013
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rseiler wrote: For those who have used both, when does the speed difference become noticeable, if ever?
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The Barracuda 510 is a pretty standard Phison E12/E12s drive, considering a Sabrent Rocket is $110 with no tax on top, and basically uses the same hardware, I'd say the Seagate is a cold deal.

Compared to the SN550, yes the Seagate/Sabrent are better. Are they worth more money really boils down to, do you do anything on a regular basis that involves writing a lot to a drive. Most people who need the better drives do a lot of video editing. In standard day to day usage, you won't notice a difference unless you have them side by side and actually bench them.
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May 22, 2016
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Thinking about this to use as my start up drive for Windows, and adding a 1tb HDD for games, video editing and storage, etc.

Anyone else set up this way? Trying to find the right balance for storage and speed. Building a PC for my son who will be gaming and streaming.
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Jun 15, 2011
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SS76SS wrote: Thinking about this to use as my start up drive for Windows, and adding a 1tb HDD for games, video editing and storage, etc.

Anyone else set up this way? Trying to find the right balance for storage and speed. Building a PC for my son who will be gaming and streaming.
Man. I wish my dad built me a PC when I was growing up. Had to pay for the parts on my own after getting a job lol.

Lucky son.
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Nov 15, 2014
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Spend $15 more and get the WD Black that's on sale for 94.99 now. I just got that, it's great. Don't bother with the heatsink version for $129.99 though it's not worth it.
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May 22, 2016
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djemzine wrote: Man. I wish my dad built me a PC when I was growing up. Had to pay for the parts on my own after getting a job lol.

Lucky son.
I'm not making it simple for him. I made him do a PowerPoint deck, outline pros and cons, health risks of to much computer time, research costs, etc. Basically had him sell me on why he would benefit from getting one. He's 10 years old.

So he sold me on it and I think it could open him up to learning new skills that go beyond just gaming.

You were probably well served saving up and buying the parts yourself to be honest. Point is, it shouldn't be easy.
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Jan 27, 2007
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no mans land
SS76SS wrote: I'm not making it simple for him. I made him do a PowerPoint deck, outline pros and cons, health risks of to much computer time, research costs, etc. Basically had him sell me on why he would benefit from getting one. He's 10 years old.

So he sold me on it and I think it could open him up to learning new skills that go beyond just gaming.

You were probably well served saving up and buying the parts yourself to be honest. Point is, it shouldn't be easy.
I signed in to say you’re a good parent.
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May 1, 2018
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SS76SS wrote: Thinking about this to use as my start up drive for Windows, and adding a 1tb HDD for games, video editing and storage, etc.

Anyone else set up this way? Trying to find the right balance for storage and speed. Building a PC for my son who will be gaming and streaming.
I have this SSD and a 2TB HDD as backup. Same setup as what you're planning for your son albeit different usages. I haven't dipped into my HDD yet as I have yet to transfer my files from my older comp over but for now, having the SSD as the startup and for basic things/necessities and a couple games on there and it's been running smoothly for about 2 weeks now.
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May 1, 2018
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Desperadude wrote: It has been this price for a while. I bought at same price 3 weeks ago at CC
Same. I PM'd this at Memory Express with their 10% price beat (they were selling it for $94.99 at that time)
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Feb 24, 2018
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Friendly reminder.

NVMe drives operate in the stratosphere, just because this isn't the fastest NVMe 3rd Gen doesn't mean it's not supersonic for most work-a-day purposes.

If your tasks are sensitive enough to demand faster performance, in most cases, you'll be wise to the need.
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