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[Prime] Crucial P2 2TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD $226.01 Delivered @ Amazon UK via AU

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I think this is cheap? $303 is the cheapest on staticice right now.

Reads/writes up to 2400MB/s/1900MB/s

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    Hmm, seriously considering one of these to put in a housing to use as a portable SSD

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      i did that with a 1TB msata drive i had spare. Its amazing compared to any thumb drive i have had, easily holds 450MB/sec read speed with the usb cable that came with it. I have tried other cables i own including usbc-usbc and cant get anywhere close. Need to invest in better cables i guess.
      Anyway, this would probably crap over what i have, so do it :)

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        You need to make sure your USB-C cables are certified for 3.1 or 3.2, odds are most of your charging cables are rated to USB 3.0 or even 2.0 speeds.

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          these constantly changing USB naming conventions is really driving me crazy.

          You'd be ok with USB 3.1 Gen 2 as it's 10GBps on a single channel. USB 3.2 is dual channel 20GBps. Then there's USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 40GBps.

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            @robo11: They're not new naming conventions, just updated versions.

            USB-C is the connector type.

            3.1/3.2/Thunderbolt 3 are the interface protocols.

            All Thunderbolt 3 ports are USB-C, but not the reverse.

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              @TheRealCJ: the IF-USB group has actually changed naming conventions… USB 3.1 Gen 1 'was' USB 3.0. But you are correct, the newer standards just get revision numbers. I'm still yet to see USB 4 hit the market and they claimed this would be the next evolution in 2021. I suppose Covid has hit next gen tech really hard.

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                @robo11: The new M1 iMacs and Macbooks have USB4, as well as a couple of recently released Tiger-Lake Intel laptops. Kingston have a couple of docking stations with USB4, so devices are starting to trickle out, give it a few months and it'll start to become more solid.

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          cool, Ill see what i can find. You are probably right, when i bought the cables i was more interested in how many watts they could handle. They are also sitting at about 40MB/sec transfer speed which is probably right in line with USB2.0 bandwidth

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            @DanielP2: Yeah, I think if you get a cable that specifies 3.1 Gen 2 or 3.2, you'll see a marked improvement in your bandwidth.

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    Is this good enough as an external drive for the PS5? reviews are quite a mixed bag

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      Thinking of it for the same use. Got a 860 qvo 1tb already but wouldn't mind a 2tb

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      this has mediocre IOPS, but if you're only storing stuff it's OK I guess. I'd stick with mechanical HDD or SATA SSD if you want to store huge amounts of data. If your PS5 is going to read/write to the drive constantly, you're better off with a Samsung Pro.

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      As in put in an enclosure and connect via USB? It'll be fine.
      If you mean to use the m.2. expansion slot then no. It won't be compatible

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    Lame, I wanted two, but it only lets me get one.

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    Need a new M.2 for NUC.. Mainly for VMs and stuff.. was looking out for Samsung 980 Pro / 970 1TB .. should I go for those or this one?

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      yeh, I definitely wouldn't use Crucial P2 for critical data, especially running OSes or VMs. Highly recommend going Samsung Pro. Works a treat on my Proxmox NUC.

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        Thanks.. won't call it critical.. just some home labs.. but fair enough.. will keep a lookout for Samsung 970/980 Pro deals..

        Yeah will be same for OS and VM .. so on a lookout for 1TB/2TB

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          my homelab is critical to me and my needs ;)

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            @robo11: haha.. yeah I get you.. if you know of a running 980 pro deal (Ebay + Cashback but can't find a good one) plz do let me know)

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    Thanks, I just get this with ASUS ROG Strix Arion Enclosure.

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    Is it suitable for lenovo s540?

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      Yeah… Second this.. I'm looking to upgrade the SSD on the S540 too

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        Let me know if you find something good for the laptop

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    This or Kingston A2000 ?

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      Kingston A2000 is the better quality drive, I'd recommend that if it's going to be your primary drive
      For secondary storage this deal is great value so I'd recommend the P2 in that case

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        Does the a2000 come in a 2tb model?

        Afaik the larger drives are slightly faster in most cases, particularly for write speed (drive writes simultaneously to multiple chips).

        Figures I could find:
        a 2000 1 TB 2,200 MB/s 2,000 MB/s

        P2 1 TB 2,400 MB/s 1,800 MB/s
        P2 2 TB 2,400 MB/s 1,900 MB/s

        The P2 looks like the better deal especially if you are after larger capacity per $/nvme slot.

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          A2000 doesn't appear to come in 2TB models.
          As for speeds, the maximum transfer rate isn't a good indicator of actual speeds.
          From my understanding
          - A2000 is TLC and has DRAM
          - Crucial P1 is QLC and has DRAM (though I believe it's very small so not that great)
          - Crucial P2 is TLC and is DRAM-less

          DRAM cache is essential for sustained writes. Without it, it the speeds drop significantly when doing a large write. It also reduces wear to the drive.
          TLC is a bit better for speeds but it's also more durable than QLC.

          So in short A2000 has both the features making it the best for both read/writes and longevity of the drive while Crucial budget range SSDs lacks one or the other

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      I think there are no 2TB A2000 anywhere. This is a great deal for a second drive. I jumped at it for this price.

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    Did this deal expire? I can only find it at $319.00

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    Did this expire? Price comes up as $319

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      Yeah, looks to be sold out