Historic low, even lower than the deal posted few days ago at $195.
$10 less than the Amazon deal last week and will come much earlier. I knew the second I dropped money this would happen!!
fyi, starts at 11AM
Why it's showing $215?
Because it’s not 11am.
It is now…
Need to add to cart to see the new price…. It is the 3rd time I've fallen for that this week!
@glenn955: Thx OP, ordered one. What's the timing for delivery?
So, this or 970 Evo?
At the same price I'd opt for the 970 EVO, otherwise this is a good alternative.
So 970 then?
No actually, I had read it wrong earlier as I was reading the specs of the 970 EVO Plus instead. My mistake.
970 EVO Plus > WD Black > 970 EVO
Evo is only 3,400 / 2,500 MB/s
This is Faster 3,470 / 3000 MB/s
Wondering the same thing. EVO Plus has been down to $176 with cashback. Slightly better performance but I think real-world difference would be neglible …
Will this be overkill for gaming? As in, is it worth getting this over the WD Blue?
Strictly speaking, this has better speeds than the Blue. In terms of game loading time, I think the difference is marginal and therefore WD Blue is more cost friendly.
Thanks for clarifying. Based on past Ozb pricing the WD Blue has been around $139 for 1TB. Can you let me know of the advantages of this over the Blue?
Mizx outlined the advantage above…
@Thiefsie: I'm not familiar with NVME SSDs, hence the basic questions. Assuming the TLDR is universally speeds for boot-up, programs, processing etc are all better by x%? Looks like this is worth the additional $30 should that be the case
@Grinchington: WD Blue vs this will be marginal in everyday use.
Blue at $140 is well worth the saving over Black @ $200+.
At this price ($170) it's super marginal.
If the look matters to you it might be worth that much in price difference?
You likely won't 'feel' any perceivable difference day to day at all - rather a placebo.
WD Blue doesn't have a NAND chip which is a (slight) concern, but they've provided an alternative solution in the hardware design to not having a NAND which reportedly works fairly well.
I went for the WD Blue if that helps.
NVME help your PC boot/load faster (inc games) but that's about it. It won't give you a better framerate.
An analogous difference of these drives might be like going from 90FPS to 95FPS = barely tangible.
@Thiefsie: Thanks mate. I pulled the trigger on this after scouring the web for reviews - Seems like the Black is really well regarded (As is the Blue). I'm happy to spend the extra $30 considering it's a better product despite there being no great deal in performance difference.
I always assumed the faster drive would only help with loading the game faster, but making the game run better depends on the CPU/GPU???
The difference between some of the drives would mean your game loads 0.75 seconds faster which will solve life’s problems.
Or am I sadly mistaken?
Come with free game?
Advise pls - do not have hardware knowledge. got the below laptop in sale recently. May I know whether the listed SSd is compatible with below laptop
Either Google it or open up the back of the laptop to have a look. If it has a standard 2.5” SSD - this won’t be for you.
The "128GB PCIe NVMe SSD" suggests that this would be compatible. Note the use of the word suggest: you'd have to check the laptop manually.
A friend of mine did opened the laptop and suggested the below SSD and RAM upgrades.
8gb X 2
Any advise would be helpful
You’ve just answered your own question…
If the SSD is as per your link, it’s a 2.5” form factor; which means the WD NVME SSD is not suitable (unless you buy an adaptor). But if you did that, you are stuck in SATA speeds.
@siu_loong_bao: I think you're wrong…
If you look at this video, you can see its the A515-43-R19L which is the laptop in Kurt cobain's amazon link: https://youtu.be/pulbw8zap9Q?t=19
This bit of the video shows the board: https://youtu.be/pulbw8zap9Q?t=108
From top left, clockwise around the board, you can see:
So it seems like it supports both 2.5" SATA and a NVMe drive. Not bad for a budget laptop in my opinion.
@misterpotatomato: is it ok to go with my friend suggested SSD and RAM or do I look for a better alternative?
anyone has any suggestion on how to mirror the windows to this. i only have 1 m2 slot :(
m2 ones r like 30 bux cheapest :(
Any ideas if this would be good to add to the PS5? Once the feature is enabled…..
No it's not fast enough. Need to wait for Sony to certify drives
Before buying just want to confirm do I need to buy any adapter for MacBook Pro mid 2015 to fit in?
Yes you will. Mac doesn't use the M.2 standard. Installed one in mine about a year ago and works well BUT some drives it seems causes a "wake from sleep" issue and the Mac reboots. (This happens to mine). I just live with it right now.
it's fiddly good luck
Worth the extra $30 or so over the A2000? Using for Content Creation/Editing
yeah id say its worth the small premium without entering into PCIE4 territory
Great price. OP should add NVMe in title for the people not familiar with the WD models.
Should I wait until black friday to pull the trigger… hm…
Good price. Didn't buy one but was just curious. Just add to cart and discount should apply automatically.
Grabbed one at 11AM, thanks OP.
It's not live yet?
It is, you add it to cart and the discount is applied.
My bad. Cheers :)
Order confirmed for $168.68 at 11:01AM - try refreshing.
Thanks, gonna run raid 0 with my existing drive
Lol it says "was 449"…more like 215….
Its a good price ofc but theyre still scum.
It was probably that price in 2016, they're not wrong
Bought. XPS gets an upgrade finally. Would someone recommend an enclosure for these please?
There was a post about enclosure yesterday. Brand is Ugreen I believe. Look it up.
I ordered that enclosure. I am trying to work out the best drive to use with it. Wondering if this drive would be overkill, since the UGREEN only supports up to 1000MB/s transfers?
Volans mini external enclosure under $50
Would this work with the PS5 to upgrade the storage once supported?
Can we please stop asking this? No one knows this until Sony certifies. Likely answer is no, it's not fast enough.
Will have to wait on Sony for confirmation, but all signs point to PCIE 4.0 only.
I believe the SN750 uses TLC for anyone interested.
What does that mean? Is that better or worse than the 970?
Both use TLC
From my limited understanding, the best is SLC (single layer) and is used in servers/corporate settings as it has a longer life, more read/write operations (before degrading) and is the most stable. Then comes MLC (multi layer) which is less stable but can pack more storage capacity in the same footprint. This is most suitable for a windows/primary drive in a home use setting. Finally comes TLC (triple layer) which is the most budget, and again can pack even more storage than SLC and MLC. I believe as you head towards more budget setups you have less read/write operations before the drive begins to slow down.
Cheaper drives use TLC, while more expensive (say the Samsung 970 Plus) use MLC. Rarely do you see SLC out in the wild beyond a corporate/server setting.
Personally, I'd get TLC for basic storage and use MLC as my primary drive.
Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC
Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC
No stock website is telling me