expired ADATA XPG GAMMIX S10 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD | 128GB $38 | 256GB $65 (Sold Out) | Shipped @ JW Computers eBay (eBay Plus Members)

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Same deal as last time but slightly better prices. Apply coupon PENNY5 for the 128GB drive, and coupon PLATYPUS for the 256GB drive. Shipping price is removed at checkout for eBay Plus members. Enjoy :)

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  • +3 votes

    Dayuum these M.2 NVMe drives are getting so much cheaper. Time to replace some of my SATA OS drives with these 256's.

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    AU $72.23

    lol well engineered

  • +6 votes

    By this speed, the $67 for the 512gb wont be a price error soon.

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    What's the catch with all these recent ssd deals?

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    Sorry newbie question - is this suitable for a 2 years old HP laptop , or this is specific to desktop , thanks in advance -

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    Will this work in a MacBook retina with adaptor?

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      While you need to be way more specific, best case the answer is still no, not properly.
      NVME SSDs have a number of issues such as crashing when waking from sleep etc.

  • +4 votes

    I purchased this 1-2 weeks ago. Here is the crystal disk speeds for the 256gb one: https://imgur.com/a/MmZOVWf

    well worth the money coming from my regular ssd.

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      I got my OS installed in my 850 EVO. Do you think I should install it in this adata ssd ?

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        I just bought the 256gb one to do just this. I have the 850 evo as well.

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        probably. mine is installed with the OS on it. got my other ssd for games now

      • +2 votes

        Won't make much difference, the low queue depth 4k speeds are very similar.
        For example, a 860 pro would be much faster than this drive in most real world desktop tasks.

      • +3 votes

        You will not notice any difference… Only very few tasks will you see any difference in the real world.

      • +2 votes

        If you had the choice today, I'd say go with this one. If you're upgrading, I'd say don't bother.

        Sure, there are workloads that benefit from the faster sequential speeds but you'd already know if you're in that camp. If you're just using it as a general all-purpose boot drive, it won't noticeably be any faster.

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        GTG your 850 EVO will outperform this ADATA SSD on all metrics that matter for booting an OS - so no. You'd be working against your own goals.

        The only thing it beats a SATA device are sequential reads/writes i.e. copying large files.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks for the benchmarks xEnt, forgive me but TBH those speeds aren't great for SATA let alone NVME. The only good thing about this one is the price.

      My Kingspec SATA SSD outperforms it on everything but sequential reads/writes:
      https://imgur.com/a/a0yHUJw

      I've included my Toshiba NVME m.2 SSD results in there to show you what the benchmarks of a decent NVME drive look like.

      Since sequential reads/writes don't matter at all for the performance of a boot drive (it just lets you copy big files quickly), you'd be better off with a decent SATA SSD than this ADATA NVME IMO.

      In the real world, realistically I can't tell the difference between my NVME boot drive and my other machines with SATA boot drives. It's fun to say I have one but that's the only real benefit for me.

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    Bought one more :D. Thanks.

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    Is it possible to copy just Windows 10 from my current ssd to one of these?

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    Oh nice, I missed out on this just barely last time

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    Great deal!

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    Will nvme work in a M.2 USB case? Or better to stick with M.2 sata interface?

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      No, you need SATA for adapting to USB. NVME requires PCI-E bus which you can only get through Thunderbolt.

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    Purchased a motherboard with 3 x M2 slots yesterday. How convenient.

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    Perfect for a budget small-form-factor build.

  • +2 votes

    Damn, thought it was cheap RAM when I saw the thumbnail :(

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    Cheers. Looks pretty solid for the price. Been looking for a decent affordable NVME drive.

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    Is there really a noticeable difference in performance between these and ssds? Does it load windows extremely quickly or something?

    • +2 votes

      save your coin and go for a larger capacity ssd

    • +1 vote

      Not very noticeable unless you time your windows boot. For reading/writing massive files you will see a difference.

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      In this particular case, the Adata NVME performs worse than a good SATA SSD in benchmarks that relate to booting and running Windows.

      In real world use, I don't notice much of a difference with a high quality Toshiba NVME compared to using a SATA SSD, so it probably doesn't matter. It's fun to see files copy quickly but that's about it.

      Only buy this one if you don't plan to have a SATA SSD in your machine IMO.

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    Thanks. Grabbed one for a future portable mini itx build.

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    isnt this even cheaper than SSDs? whilst supposedly faster? if only my mobo supports these things… :(

  • +1 vote

    256GB is OOS now.

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    Trying to work out if these will fit in a Synology DS918+ can't see it officially listed as compatible but that doesn't mean it won't work.

    Are all NVMe drive the same form factor?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, these are 2280 NVMe, they will fit the DS918+.. was going to get the 256GB, but it's out of stock

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      I doubt you will see much benefit with these as cache

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        Almost certainly true. But I feel like I needed to use the feature.. and for these prices the cost benifits seems OK considering I can always repurpose the drives anyway.

  • +1 vote

    You know price fixing is real when stick of DDR ram is more expensive than NVME…

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    -12 in my bank balance ,1 more day till my payslip. damn son…..i need this even tho i dont even have a pc yet…..

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    Will this fits Dell Optiplex 9010 i7 3770 ? Can anyone shed some light pls?

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    Any idea if ut fits for an intel nuc?

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    Gah! Can't believe I missed this deal! Let us know if the 256gb gets restocked please

    • +1 vote

      With benchmark like this https://m.imgur.com/a/MmZOVWf
      You are not missing much

      • +4 votes

        But at $65 right who's complaining about that benchmark. It's over twice as fast as a SATA3 SSD. And on an OS installation you probably wouldn't notice any difference between that and a NVMe SSD drive with a faster benchmark.

        • +2 votes

          This should read:
          It theoretically can be over twice as fast as SATA3, only when transferring large files that are being written at less than 20GB at a time.
          Other than that you will not notice any difference.

          Fast bursting does not make a drive twice as fast.
          Same way a dyno run on a car with bad handling & twice the KW doesnt make it twice as fast around the track.
          But yes, at $65 it doesnt matter, same way it wouldnt matter if it was a good SATA3 drive at this price. Just a good bargain.

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          It's slower than a good sata3 ssd when you are doing lots of writes. Actually when i upgraded from windows10 1709 -> 1803, my ssd was only writing ridiculously slowly (something like 1-2MB/s), and reporting 100% disk utilization.

          However in day to day usage, video encoding etc, it's been faster than my previous Samsung Evo 840.

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          @aong152:
          review says this drive generates a lot of heat so for SFF build that does not have good ventilation, perhaps it may be worth to stick to 2.5" ssd/m.2 sata or wait for a better model

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          @bestbarginever: Which review?

          0.14 W, Power consumption (average): 0.33 W

          Though if they add a heatsink, something is running hot. ADATA claim it runs cooler though (below)

          Specifications:
          GAMMIX S10, XPG. Solid-state drive capacity: 128 GB, Solid-state drive interface: PCI Express, Read speed: 1800 MB/s. SSD form factor: M.2, Colour of product: Black, Red, Certification: CE , FCC , BSMI , VCCI , KC. Power consumption (sleep): 0.14 W, Power consumption (average): 0.33 W. Master carton net weight: 1.6 kg, Master carton gross weight: 5.37 kg. Width: 80 mm, Depth: 22 mm, Height: 3.5 mm
          Description

          The XPG GAMMIX S10 M.2 2280 NVMe 1.2 SSD utilizes the extra-fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface, reaching R/W speeds of up to 1800/850MB per second, outranking SATA 6Gb/s by a several times over. Implementing 3D NAND Flash, the S10 also features higher capacity and reliability than 2D SSDs. Covered by a slim black-red heatsink with the XPG logo, the S10 not only looks cool, but also reduces SSD temperatures by 10°C for excellent cooling. In addition, it supports SLC Caching, DRAM Cache Buffer, and LDPC ECC technologies, enabling sustained optimal performance and boosted data integrity during even the most intense gaming, rendering, overclocking, or other high-demand applications.

          Eye-catching heatsink for excellent cooling
          A black XPG heatsink with red streamlined curves makes the GAMMIX S10 look attractive and aggressive. Compared to M.2 SSDs without a heatsink, the S10 reduces temperatures by about 10°C for better cooling.

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          Sorry hollykryten but it's not faster than a SATA SSD in anything that matters for running an OS. Sequential reads/writes only matter for people who need to move large files.

          The ADATA drive is low quality NAND using a fast interface. A good SATA drive will be faster at the things that count i.e. the reads of smaller bits of data, which is the true advantage of SSDs.

          Compare the benchmarks above to those of my NVME and SATA drives:
          https://imgur.com/a/a0yHUJw

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          @RJK:

          Yes you won't notice any difference in speed running this as an OS installation as compared to on a SATA3 SSD. The same way you wouldn't notice any difference between this one and another NVMe on the same OS installation.

          What i was saying this according to the benchmark that this NVMe drive has over twice the NAND memory bandwidth as compared to the SATA3 SSD. But that only matters if using it as storage drive and moving large files. Still at $65 it's a bargain none the less.

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          @hollykryten Yes, which means there's very few reasons to get this if someone already has an SSD. A 128gb/256gb storage drive that overheats rapidly fills a small niche.

          A better role for this Adata NVME would be for a small form factor machine without any SATA devices.

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        i should note that when i took that benchmark, i had couple of virtual machines running, rocket league, browsers, spotify and runescape. i was too lazy to close all the crap.

        beats the hell out of my 2 yr old sandisk ssd

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        I'm only putting my OS and applications on it

  • +4 votes

    Good deal. Where is the 512gb deal.

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    Any deals for regular sata?

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    How do I know if my desktop can accept this?

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      Motherboard will have an M2 connection

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        It will need to be a 'M key' connector slot, (as opposed to a 'B + M key' slot, and the BIOS should be up to date enough to work with NVMe. If yours has the pins divided into three groups (B+M) it will not fit. If the pins are in a two group, 'B key' configuration, these may not fit. Not sure if you can normally turn them over if you have a B key to line up the key in the drive connector with the correct side of the slot, but mine won't as the heat sink sticks out too much to allow it to push in this way. Gnnn…

        And right now you cannot get cheap adapters that allow an M key device to connect to any other interface than PCI Express X4,X8 or X16 (Common motherboard connectors). SATA, M.2 and USB seem to be a no-go if you want to use NVMe SSDs

  • +2 votes

    This is good as a budget NVME drive if you're going to avoid SATA altogether e.g. an ultra small form factor box.

    Otherwise don't stress if your computer doesn't fit one of these, or if you missed out on the 256gb model. It's actually not a very good SSD despite the very fast sequential reads/writes, and it won't make Windows run noticeably faster than a standard SATA SSD.

    I have a much higher quality NVME in one of my machines, and I can say it doesn't change ordinary usage.

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    I would have bought this but the NVME M.2 slot is located underneath my motherboard :(. I'd have to take apart the whole PC in order to install it.

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    If you look at the purchase history for the 128gb NVME, one poor fellow paid $291.99 for one back in April. Ouch!

    r***o ( 122Feedback score is 100 to 499) AU $291.99 1 11-Apr-18 11:08:44 AEST