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Please recommend a NVME drive

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Please recommend a NVME drive

Hi,

I just ordered a Bauer i7 desktop and I'm looking to add a NVME drive from amazon so I can get it quickly.

Preference: 1TB
Main use: editing photos, may try gaming on it.
Budget: <$200
Sensitivity: Willing to pay $20-30 more from amazon just to get it quickly and for potential returns.

I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the posts on RFD and people trashing Crucial or Silicon. Unfortunately the Samsung EVO pro is too expensive as I see it > $300ish.

What should I buy?
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Most of the SSDs I use are Intel and Crucial for the past 10 yrs+. Never had an issue with any of them so far, and all are still in use...
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Wd sn750 for consistency. Adata sx8200 pro for peak speeds

A decent 1tb is gonna be 180$.
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I have always bought Western Digital (HDD and SSD). For SSD, I have only bought blues. I don't have any need for the black version. I think the 1TB blue ssd nvme is around $160.

I think everybody has a brand that they're comfortable with. I guess you just have to find yours.
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poorwingman wrote: Are you folks getting heat sinks for it?
No. My adata idles at 39C, and rarely peaks above 60. I have an old mydigital BPX that hits 90C though on sustained writes. But that one sits just below the GPU fan.
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poorwingman wrote: Are you folks getting heat sinks for it?
I have one on that comes with my mobo. The second NVME is underneath and I have a thin laptop heatsink that I still haven't got around to installing.

I would just go with the bare heatsink and watch to see if there is any thermal throttling when you use it. If so, get a heatsink.
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I have two M.2 connectors on my motherboard, both PCIe 3.0, but one is x4 and the other one is x2. For the longest time, I had my WD SN750 in the x2 slot, I don't know why. I finally moved it into the x4 slot and I am not enjoying the faster speeds. Now, I am debating if I should buy another NVME M.2 drive as my documents and scratch disk drive to replace my current 500GB 2.5" SSD drive (a cheap HP 500GB that is the only thing remaining from CC pre-built).

Any thoughts?
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Amourek wrote: Gammix S11 Pro 1TB - same drive as the SX8200 Pro but with a heatsink. $170 at Amazon.

It's the cheapest tier B (high-end) drive according to LTT forums: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/10 ... tier-list/
Be careful. It's not the same. Look on Amazon's reviews for it. People posted pictures of the box showing the speeds of 2000 read/1000 write or whatever it is.
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Imho, best 1tb cheap ones: P1 $145; A2000 $155

More expensive $170+: SX8200, EX920/950

Silicone Power A80*: SP changed the hardware and now it's way slower but still priced at $170 so don't buy it.
(Prices as of July 23/'20)
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poorwingman wrote: trashing Crucial
That may have been me.
For the record, I'm only trashing their RMA process. The drive itself was fine (well until it died, but I don't count that against Crucial since stuff breaks)

That said, most of mine are Intel 660p because I'm cheap and want fast.
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Just picked up a WD black and........... my bauer desktop is missing the top part of the standoff screw.
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IcarusLSC wrote: Most of the SSDs I use are Intel and Crucial for the past 10 yrs+. Never had an issue with any of them so far, and all are still in use...
I have used most SSD drives. The bulk of my m.2 drives are Crucial and Intel and never had an issue. The only issues I have had are with OCZ. They are total crap.

@poorwingman

I have a spare Intel 1 Terabyte 660p if you’re interested.
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poorwingman wrote: Just picked up a WD black and........... my bauer desktop is missing the top part of the standoff screw.
Didn't you get screws with the drive?

Regardless, Amazon has screw kits for a reasonable price.

edit. - Confirmed. No screws with the WD. i was just surfing Newegg deals and reviews confirmed this.

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