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Western Digital Blue M.2 SSD 500GB $88, Samsung 27" Monitor $335.20 Delivered @ Futu Online eBay

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  • +1 vote

    sata m2 so less useful to very modern hardware

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    Any deals on 1TB or larger m2/nvme drives? Need one as a secondary storage drive for my laptop

    • +5 votes

      Don't assume NVME just because there's an M.2 slot.

      If you're looking at NVME I think just pick one that's the size you want and fits inside the budget you have.

      None of them are 'slow'. You only need the fastest one when it comes to d*** measure contests with your mates and you want to have the fasted sequential read speed. Which is a metric that means almost nothing in the real world.

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        *pulls out measuring tape

      • +1 vote

        I know the difference between nvme and m2 and compatibility etc.
        I'm really after any reputable brand for reliability since it's just going to be used as a secondary drive for games.
        The Crucial MX500 M2 1TB has been $140 in the past and would like to find something similar.

      • +1 vote

        Right now that is true for the vast majority of people. The next-gen consoles are going to use NVME drives, so games will hopefully be designed to take advantage of the increased data transfer rates, so in a couple of years, NVME over SSD might be an important choice for gamers. Not right now though. An example is Star Citizen with the large constant streaming of data.

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          NVME over SSD might be an important choice for gamers. Not right now though

          I'll take 100% faster loading times now thanks.

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          AFAIK, Star Citizen is built for SSDs in general, not NVMe. Keep in mind there are other developments at work to reduce draw calls and increase caching of assets at the engine and hardware level.

          I'd suggest by the time anyone has outgrown the speed of a SATA SSD, we'll be dealing with cheaper far higher endurance storage, both PCIE and DIMM based.

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            @jasswolf: Maybe you are right. The new consoles with NVME as standaed may change things, but that is a few years off as developers will need to come to understand how to best utilise the new standardise tech.

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              @FabMan: Yeah the biggest changes I can see happening is consoles dealing more and more with larger texture sets, and open world games being less restrictive in moving from area to area.

              On consoles, primitive shaders will help further with that, and that's a benefit that will be coming to PCs from April thanks to a DX12 update.

              It's unlikely they'll rely on those drives to do heavy caching due to the endurance concerns.

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                @jasswolf: I agree they won't do much caching on it, liek you mentioned, endurance would be an issue. I imagine many developers will do away with the majority of loading screens and stream more content on the fly as your perspective moves around the environment. So I imagine the environment will able to change more rapidly in future games as the data moves in and out quicker.

                So portal games with extreme transistions through environments, or that Star Citizen of moving from a galaxy view to the bolts on the floor of a planet in one go will be common.

      • -1 vote

        SSD storage under 500GB are often slower than larger storage because they cannot run storage in RAID like configuration internally.

  • +1 vote

    This is 500mb/s model not 2000 3000 or 4000.

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    Is it just me or NAND Prices are going up, before xmas you could pickup a 240GB SSD for $36 on special, now the cheapest seems to be $48

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    Does it come with the connectors that allow easy installation on a desktop that’s a few years old?

    I am using 2.5 inch size ssd at the moment.

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    What's with these comments thinking NVME will make a difference for their consumer use? I highly doubt there's a huge percentage of people here utilizing well over 100K IOPS. But I guess it's an ego measuring contest with how semi-affordable NVME is.

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    Ebay code will not work for me, bummer