Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2-2280 NVMe SSD - £109.52 @ CCL Computers
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Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2-2280 NVMe SSD - £109.52 @ CCL Computers

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Found 17th Jul
It seems only a few weeks ago you'd have struggled to find a regular SATA 500(ish)GB SSD for less than £110, and here we have a highly regarded NVMe m.2 drive for £109.52 delivered.

Performance-wise it compares pretty well overall to its direct competitor the Samsung 970 Evo, while undercutting the Samsung's non-prime-day-exclusive price by £40 or more.

Links to a couple of reviews on the interwebs:

tomshardware.co.uk/ada…tml

tweaktown.com/rev…tml
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How dare you post a NON AMAZON PRIME deal ! Have some heat!
Had I not just bought the Evo 860 I think I'd have gone with this. I only have 1 SATA port left and these require 2 don't they?
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Danze19845 m ago

Had I not just bought the Evo 860 I think I'd have gone with this. I only …Had I not just bought the Evo 860 I think I'd have gone with this. I only have 1 SATA port left and these require 2 don't they?



this is for m.2 port not sata
deleted10410917th Jul

this is for m.2 port not sata


M.2 can be SATA or NVMe. I believe M.2 SATA does use two ports but as this is NVMe, it will only use an M.2 slot but the bandwidth of one SATA. Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
deleted10410917th Jul

this is for m.2 port not sata


Using m2 on my motherboard disables 2 SATA ports
Danze19841 m ago

Using m2 on my motherboard disables 2 SATA ports


Same on mine, it has 1 dedicated pci-ex M.2 slot and another which if used takes sata ports 5 and 6 out of use.
You normally *shouldn't* lose any SATA ports if your m.2 port is occupied by an NVMe rather than a SATA m.2 drive, as would be the case here. You *may* however run into issues with PCIe slots being disabled, depending on the motherboard chipset, the number of available PCIe lanes and/or whatever weirdness the mobo manufacturer might have implemented in firmware.

There are many possible permutations and it can all get a bit confusing. You should probably do a bit of googling as well as checking your mobo manual thoroughly (the manual might not be especially clear or helpful), especially if you're running a large number of storage devices and/or additional PCIe components.
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this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx motherboards (4th,6th,7th gen intel only) and I never had issues with disabled SATA ports (I used a lot of m.2 sata and nvme ssds)
perhaps this is done with cheap motherboards or amd...
Anyone know if this would be compatible with a NUC5i5?
deleted10410917th Jul

this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx …this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx motherboards (4th,6th,7th gen intel only) and I never had issues with disabled SATA ports (I used a lot of m.2 sata and nvme ssds)perhaps this is done with cheap motherboards or amd...


I suppose it could be because mini-ITX mobos tend not to have very many SATA ports to start with, so there's less likely to be contention for available resources.
deleted10410917th Jul

this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx …this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx motherboards (4th,6th,7th gen intel only) and I never had issues with disabled SATA ports (I used a lot of m.2 sata and nvme ssds)perhaps this is done with cheap motherboards or amd...


If youve built so many im surprised you weren't aware of this.
Its plastered all over the tech info of pretty much all the boards.
Ive never physically encountered it either as i think you need be using dual m2 and lots of sata ports to endup finding a disabled sata port
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r200ti19 m ago

If youve built so many im surprised you weren't aware of this. Its …If youve built so many im surprised you weren't aware of this. Its plastered all over the tech info of pretty much all the boards. Ive never physically encountered it either as i think you need be using dual m2 and lots of sata ports to endup finding a disabled sata port



I only visit boards when I have a problem I can't solve but I usually have 1 or 2 sata drives hence probably this is why I never had this issue with disabled ports, also as previous post thin itx motherboards have 2-3 sata ports and most mini itx up to 4 hence probably this is why I never seen disabled ports when using m.2 port
deleted10410917th Jul

this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx …this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx motherboards (4th,6th,7th gen intel only) and I never had issues with disabled SATA ports (I used a lot of m.2 sata and nvme ssds)perhaps this is done with cheap motherboards or amd...


MSI Z170 board... here's an excerpt from the manual, for you.

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Lots of boards have this, not just one or two, how many manuals have your read from the hundreds of systems?
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Uncommon.Sense42 m ago

MSI Z170 board... here's an excerpt from the manual, for you.[Image] Lots …MSI Z170 board... here's an excerpt from the manual, for you.[Image] Lots of boards have this, not just one or two, how many manuals have your read from the hundreds of systems?



no point to go on forever, I don't read manuals to build PCs.... congrats to you if you build lots PCs and read all manuals
H110T, Q170T no issues with disabled sata
B250 mortar, only 1 sata disabled out of 6 only for m.2 sata, none disabled for nvme
I have upgraded lots of Dell micro and SFF (1 to 4 sata ports) and none had disabled sata ports when using m.2 sata or nvme
I am sure I would have checked the manual if I had 1 issue with this I never installed 4-6 SATA drives in a PC to date
it's good I learned something new today
Good to see some cheaper PCIe NVMe drives. PCIe/NVMe should become more prevalent and narrow the pricing gap with SATA now there is quite a bit of competition for the controllers (this one is a new Silicon Motion chip while Marvell have just introduced new controllers too).

Here's another in-depth review:
pcper.com/rev…nce

Dazc1232 h, 39 m ago

Anyone know if this would be compatible with a NUC5i5?


Should be, the Intel support page:
intel.com/con…tml

doesn't show this particular SSD but does show other M.2 PCIe NVMe drives (usually older ones e.g. Samsung SM951 is my drive, pretty much the first M.2 PCIe gen 3 NVMe drive available) so it should work.
Edited by: "cjaz99" 17th Jul
deleted1041098 h, 13 m ago

this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx …this is news to me, I built 100 PCs with mini itx and thin itx motherboards (4th,6th,7th gen intel only) and I never had issues with disabled SATA ports (I used a lot of m.2 sata and nvme ssds)perhaps this is done with cheap motherboards or amd...


Z97 Pro. So I’d guess it’s more of an age thing with mine.
The 960GB for £246.45 looks great too.
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