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[Newegg Ebay] WD blue 3d NAND TLC 1Tb SSd 2.5"/M.2 on sale for $134.99/$129.99

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WD blue 3d NAND TLC 1Tb SSd 2.5"/M.2 on sale for $134.99/$129.99

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Newegg ebay has WD Blue 3d Nand 1 TB SSd on sale. Both 2.5" and M.2 are on sale.

2.5" for $134.99 - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/WD-Blue-3D-NAND ... 2030519558

M.2 for $129.99 - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/WD-Blue-3D-NAND ... 2f09f517ce
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Are these blue drive are last longer?
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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5 yr warranty with an endurance of 400 TBW.
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OP, put the price(s) in the title.
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This WD blue M.2 isn’t good performance: for $129 it delivers 1TB using SATA at 560 mbps.

Whereas the XPG SX8200 pro costs $219 yet uses NVMe and delivers 1TB at 3500 mbps.

https://www.newegg.ca/xpg-sx8200-pro-1t ... 0017-000W4

See the May 1 2019 comparison article here:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/be ... ,3891.html

Incidentally you need to know if your motherboard has an m.2 slot and what form factors it accepts. The two m.2 ssd’s mentioned here are both form factor 2280, which is one of the factors my motherboard is compatible with.
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Same price for the 2.5 form on Amazon. Has free same-day shipping with prime.
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Grunchy wrote: This WD blue M.2 isn’t good performance: for $129 it delivers 1TB using SATA at 560 mbps.

Whereas the XPG SX8200 pro costs $219 yet uses NVMe and delivers 1TB at 3500 mbps.

https://www.newegg.ca/xpg-sx8200-pro-1t ... 0017-000W4

See the May 1 2019 comparison article here:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/be ... ,3891.html

Incidentally you need to know if your motherboard has an m.2 slot and what form factors it accepts. The two m.2 ssd’s mentioned here are both form factor 2280, which is one of the factors my motherboard is compatible with.
You can't put a NVMe in a M.2 SATA or vice versa it won't fit...
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hopsoid wrote: Is the WD Black significantly faster? On sale for $199 at CanadaComputers
This is actually a significantly better deal then the blue drive imo, thanks for posting it.
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Ok after jumping thru substantial hoops to setup a Canada Computers account, I find out they’re never going to mail out the $199 WD Black M.2. In-store pickup only, and you have to live in Vancouver, Montreal, or Ontario.
Rats!
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PiersPB wrote: Same price for the 2.5 form on Amazon. Has free same-day shipping with prime.
Unlike Amazon, NewEgg won't apply PST if shipped to Quebec. Also, NE shipped my SSD very quickly.
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Ironsmack wrote: Huh?

NVMe and SATA are transfer protocols. M.2 is a form factor. Much like 2.5" and 3.5" for SSDs and HD.
From my understanding they have different pins so it won't fit properly. For example look at the picture of these 2 M.2 products.
https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-NAND-1TB-SSD ... way&sr=8-1
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-SN750-500GB ... way&sr=8-1
The pins are clearly noticeably different it won't fit properly if you get the wrong one.
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betercallsaul wrote: That's completely wrong. An M.2 slot is a form factor that can accept either PCIe or SATA depending on your mobo. Usually they'll be compatible with both.

If you don't know what you're talking about, you shouldn't give out false information.
Look at the picture of these 2 M.2 one is sata the other is NVMe they are clearly different. It will not fit properly if you use the wrong one.
https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-NAND-1TB-SSD ... way&sr=8-3
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-SN750-NVMe- ... lls&sr=8-1
I could be misinformed though.
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ShutdownX wrote: From my understanding they have different pins so it won't fit properly. For example look at the picture of these 2 M.2 products.
https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-NAND-1TB-SSD ... way&sr=8-1
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-SN750-500GB ... way&sr=8-1
The pins are clearly noticeably different it won't fit properly if you get the wrong one.
If your mobo has two of those keys it can be both PCIe and SATA compatible, but you only get 2x PCIe lanes, whereas having only 1 M key, you get 4x lanes. Check your mobo since it'll tell you everything there.
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ShutdownX wrote: Look at the picture of these 2 M.2 one is sata the other is NVMe they are clearly different. It will not fit properly if you use the wrong one.
https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-NAND-1TB-SSD ... way&sr=8-3
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-SN750-NVMe- ... lls&sr=8-1
I could be misinformed though.
Yes the pictures look different, however m.2 is used to describe the form factor.

Every CPU has a certain number of lanes designated to each protocol on the motherboard. And that is why certain things on the motherboard have faster speeds than others.

M.2 SSDs are all the same form factor, however, SATA m.2 drives will be slower as compared to NVME m.2 drives. So to answer the question, all m.2 drives will fit, its just a matter of speed that you will get with your drive. In order to utilize the NVME speed of the NVME drives, your m.2 slot on your motherboard will need to support that protocol. Just because an NVME m.2 drive will fit your your motherboard, doesnt mean you will get "NVME speed" because your motherboard might only support "SATA speed".

WD Blue will be SATA (slower and cheaper) and WD Black is NVME (faster and more expensive). You get what you pay for.

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