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

Is this 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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