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professor7802/03/2022 20:59

I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which …I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which is at least 3x faster. (If your mobo supports of course, but that's like 99%of them)


Please link us to a 2tb nvme drive for £135.

Kingston doesn't count as their ssds are garbage. There's a difference between 'entry level' and Crucial MX500.
Edited by: "bbfb123" 2nd Mar
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    Thanks! managed to snatch one
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    I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which is at least 3x faster. (If your mobo supports of course, but that's like 99%of them)
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    professor7802/03/2022 20:59

    I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which …I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which is at least 3x faster. (If your mobo supports of course, but that's like 99%of them)


    Please link us to a 2tb nvme drive for £135.

    Kingston doesn't count as their ssds are garbage. There's a difference between 'entry level' and Crucial MX500.
    Edited by: "bbfb123" 2nd Mar
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    btw there's 4tb version for £246.90
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    bbfb12302/03/2022 21:01

    Please link us to a 2tb nvme drive for £135.Kingston doesn't count as …Please link us to a 2tb nvme drive for £135.Kingston doesn't count as their ssds are garbage. There's a difference between 'entry level' and Crucial MX500.


    this. mx500's are very well known and respected for a reason
    and unless you're doing music production or video editing, the NVME speedup is just on paper and doesn't translate to noticeable real life differences
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    professor7802/03/2022 20:59

    I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which …I would say pay about £10-15 more and get entry level 2TB Nvme drive which is at least 3x faster. (If your mobo supports of course, but that's like 99%of them)


    Linus found in real world tests NVME seemed slower
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    malhal02/03/2022 22:31

    Linus found in real world tests NVME seemed slower


    Linus is probably the most annoying person on YouTube. But I agree nvme and sata ssd will be unnoticeable to 99% of people
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    I remember the days of everyone saying they won't buy 1tb SSD's until they hit sub £100, now look, only a few months later and here we are nearly £100 for 2tb, well I'll be damned!
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    bbfb12302/03/2022 22:32

    Linus is probably the most annoying person on YouTube. But I agree nvme …Linus is probably the most annoying person on YouTube. But I agree nvme and sata ssd will be unnoticeable to 99% of people


    I would tend to agree with malhal here. I have a 12 year-old MacBook (Core2Duo 2c/2t) with Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SATA running Windows 7 and a more "modern" 6700HQ laptop with Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD running Windows 10.

    The MacBook is more responsive when navigating Windows. Whether this is because Windows 10 is garbage or otherwise, it shouldn't be the case that the MacBook is in any way more responsive...but it is. This has also been my experience with any machine running a good SATA SSD with DRAM cache. The LTT video confirmed what I've seen so far as well.
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    Nice one
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    bbfb12302/03/2022 22:32

    Linus is probably the most annoying person on YouTube. But I agree nvme …Linus is probably the most annoying person on YouTube. But I agree nvme and sata ssd will be unnoticeable to 99% of people


    This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally smoothness difference it makes, boot speed and general copying speed ect.
    For things like gaming, and a variety of software I agree there will be negligible visible gains (At the minute until Direct Storage tech Evolves) even now its probably noticeable on Windows 11.

    But my original point, invest in a NVMe instead of regular SSD to help future proof, the extra couple of £ will be worth it.

    This is probanbly the best explained I have come across.
    Edited by: "professor78" 3rd Mar
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    professor7803/03/2022 11:36

    This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally …This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally smoothness difference it makes, boot speed and general copying speed ect.For things like gaming, and a variety of software I agree there will be negligible visible gains (At the minute until Direct Storage tech Evolves) even now its probably noticeable on Windows 11.But my original point, invest in a NVMe instead of regular SSD to help future proof, the extra couple of £ will be worth it.This is probanbly the best explained I have come across.


    future proofing consumables mmh
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    professor7803/03/2022 11:36

    This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally …This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally smoothness difference it makes, boot speed and general copying speed ect.For things like gaming, and a variety of software I agree there will be negligible visible gains (At the minute until Direct Storage tech Evolves) even now its probably noticeable on Windows 11.But my original point, invest in a NVMe instead of regular SSD to help future proof, the extra couple of £ will be worth it.This is probanbly the best explained I have come across.


    Yeah.

    I really don't understand why people remain so attached to the old standard. SATA only exists now for people with old computers, or other specific compatibility requirements. Buying it when your system supports NVMe is like buying VHS in the era of Bluray.
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    dxx03/03/2022 12:16

    Yeah.I really don't understand why people remain so attached to the old …Yeah.I really don't understand why people remain so attached to the old standard. SATA only exists now for people with old computers, or other specific compatibility requirements. Buying it when your system supports NVMe is like buying VHS in the era of Bluray.


    Yes but the point is you can buy a 1tb decent nvme ssd or you can get a 2tb sata ssd whereby the difference is negligible but the capacity is doubled?

    Nobody has posted a 2tb decent nvme ssd link in here for £135 or cheaper.
    Edited by: "bbfb123" 3rd Mar
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    bbfb12303/03/2022 12:19

    Yes but the point is you can buy a 1tb decent nvme ssd or you can get a …Yes but the point is you can buy a 1tb decent nvme ssd or you can get a 2tb sata ssd whereby the difference is negligible but the capacity is doubled?


    Doubled? SATA and NVMe are the same price per TB these days, give or take a few percent in either direction.
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    professor7803/03/2022 11:36

    This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally …This is baffling if you think 99% of people can't notice the generally smoothness difference it makes, boot speed and general copying speed ect.For things like gaming, and a variety of software I agree there will be negligible visible gains (At the minute until Direct Storage tech Evolves) even now its probably noticeable on Windows 11.But my original point, invest in a NVMe instead of regular SSD to help future proof, the extra couple of £ will be worth it.This is probanbly the best explained I have come across.


    There is no such thing as future proofing IT equipment, it becomes obsolete so quickly - a new platform comes out making previous platforms obsolete. Its better to get the best you can afford at the current time; not anticipate what is round the corner. In 3 years time you will be buying at least double this drive size for the same money. you will also pay a premium for no gain when buying into a new platform - hence I have just bought bought this - even though I have NVME drives, this is more versatile and performs just as well as my NVME drives.
    Edited by: "fiqqer" 3rd Mar
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    fiqqer03/03/2022 12:25

    There is no such thing as future proofing IT equipment, it becomes …There is no such thing as future proofing IT equipment, it becomes obsolete so quickly - a new platform comes out making previous platforms obsolete. Its better to get the best you can afford at the current time; not anticipate what is round the corner. In 3 years time you will be buying at least double this drive size for the same money. you will also pay a premium for no gain when buying into a new platform - hence I have just bought bought this - even though I have NVME drives, this is more versatile and performs just as well as my NVME drives.


    Buying a regular SSD now though is a bad choice - can you seriously say you would buy (or recommend) this MX500 SSD over £5 more expensive NVMe with 4x the speeds? And its not happening in 3 years time, its happening now! This is just the start
    Edited by: "professor78" 3rd Mar
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    bbfb12303/03/2022 12:19

    Yes but the point is you can buy a 1tb decent nvme ssd or you can get a …Yes but the point is you can buy a 1tb decent nvme ssd or you can get a 2tb sata ssd whereby the difference is negligible but the capacity is doubled?Nobody has posted a 2tb decent nvme ssd link in here for £135 or cheaper.


    This is £139 for 2tb at time of posting - yes its slower one, but still waaay faster than SSD and conforms to future direct storage requirements.
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    dxx03/03/2022 12:16

    Yeah.I really don't understand why people remain so attached to the old …Yeah.I really don't understand why people remain so attached to the old standard. SATA only exists now for people with old computers, or other specific compatibility requirements. Buying it when your system supports NVMe is like buying VHS in the era of Bluray.


    Most systems that support NVMe only have 2 slots, so additional 2 and 4TB SSD drives have their place for additional and cheaper storage. Similar to putting a 12 TBB HDD into a system that also has SSD for boot and programs/games.
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    Might need to nab one to chuck into an external 2.5" USB 3 caddy!
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    professor7803/03/2022 13:13

    Buying a regular SSD now though is a bad choice - can you seriously say …Buying a regular SSD now though is a bad choice - can you seriously say you would buy (or recommend) this MX500 SSD over £5 more expensive NVMe with 4x the speeds? And its not happening in 3 years time, its happening now! This is just the start


    It's horses for courses, some peoples use-case will differ from yours and they might require a sata SSD.
    A lot of older machines don't have M2 sockets, and PCIE-M2 adapters only work on work PCIEx4 or above sized slots. Even if you do have M2 sockets, you usually only get 1 or 2, whereas you'll probably have 4-8 sata ports to use up.
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    uF0n03/03/2022 13:53

    Most systems that support NVMe only have 2 slots, so additional 2 and 4TB …Most systems that support NVMe only have 2 slots, so additional 2 and 4TB SSD drives have their place for additional and cheaper storage. Similar to putting a 12 TBB HDD into a system that also has SSD for boot and programs/games.


    Are you not aware of PCIe risers? They cost about £5, and let you use a PCIe slot for an M2.

    On the point of 4TB SATA drives, that capacity is the one thing I envy about the old format, since it seems to be really hard or really expensive to get 4TB in NVMe. It's not the end of the world though, and I'm happier to use 2x2TB NVME with some workarounds than take the performance hit with old SATA.
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    ElRobinio03/03/2022 15:08

    It's horses for courses, some peoples use-case will differ from yours and …It's horses for courses, some peoples use-case will differ from yours and they might require a sata SSD.A lot of older machines don't have M2 sockets, and PCIE-M2 adapters only work on work PCIEx4 or above sized slots. Even if you do have M2 sockets, you usually only get 1 or 2, whereas you'll probably have 4-8 sata ports to use up.


    Well M2 Sockets have been on boards sold for 'at least' 10 years now, if board does not have a couple, that's a totally different problem and what you would need a 2tb SDD on something already already that old must be mighty rare.
    If need a large volume of storage, external drives are still the preference as you don't want all those SSD clogging up your PCI lanes and effecting system performance even more.

    I still refer to my original point, unless there is some very rare reason or circumstance you can't use a NVMe.
    Why go for Regular SSD over far superior NVMe for practically the same price! (listed few posts about)

    How hot this deal has got has shown how unwilling people generally are to move things forward. Companies have no need to progress if we continue to buy old tech.
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    professor7803/03/2022 15:21

    Well M2 Sockets have been on boards sold for 'at least' 10 years now, if …Well M2 Sockets have been on boards sold for 'at least' 10 years now, if board does not have a couple, that's a totally different problem and what you would need a 2tb SDD on something already already that old must be mighty rare. If need a large volume of storage, external drives are still the preference as you don't want all those SSD clogging up your PCI lanes and effecting system performance even more.I still refer to my original point, unless there is some very rare reason or circumstance you can't use a NVMe.Why go for Regular SSD over far superior NVMe for practically the same price! (listed few posts about)How hot this deal has got has shown how unwilling people generally are to move things forward. Companies have no need to progress if we continue to buy old tech.


    M2's have been on "Some" boards. I've got a 5 year old board here with a 7th gen intel & no M2 sockets.
    And using external drives rather than internal isn't great for all scenarios, might be great for you, but not great for everyone. I'd rather have 6 internal drives in my plex server than have 6 external ones, they're faster, less overheard, less mess, no extra power supplies plugged in, etc.
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    ElRobinio03/03/2022 15:33

    M2's have been on "Some" boards. I've got a 5 year old board here with a …M2's have been on "Some" boards. I've got a 5 year old board here with a 7th gen intel & no M2 sockets.And using external drives rather than internal isn't great for all scenarios, might be great for you, but not great for everyone. I'd rather have 6 internal drives in my plex server than have 6 external ones, they're faster, less overheard, less mess, no extra power supplies plugged in, etc.


    M2's are on "Some" boards - really! Its hard to find them missing!
    And how common is it for someone needing 6 internal drives in a server - you fall into the category of 'rare reason or circumstance you can't use a NVMe' (And for me I just use a 12tb Ironwolf in NAS for all streaming needs)

    You seem to be finding the most remote examples to make out that a SSD at £5 cheaper is better than a NVMe.
    Edited by: "professor78" 3rd Mar
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    professor7803/03/2022 15:57

    M2's are on "Some" boards - really! Its hard to find them missing!And how …M2's are on "Some" boards - really! Its hard to find them missing!And how common is it for someone needing 6 internal drives in a server - you fall into the category of 'rare reason or circumstance you can't use a NVMe' (And for me I just use a 12tb Ironwolf in NAS for all streaming needs)You seem to be finding the most remote examples to make out that a SSD at £5 cheaper is better than a NVMe.


    I don't think it's better to have a sata SSD than an NVME, it's just not possible or suitable for everyone.
    I agree it's hard to find them missing if you buy a board today, but not everyone has a current board or machine. The majority of stuff out there is old, have a look at the Steam hardware surveys and you'll see just how old a lot of peoples equipment is. Grabbing a sata SSD is a suitable upgrade to give an old machine life for a couple more years. And I agree, if you have a spare NVME M2 socket, then go for it, if you don't then get one of these.
    Out of the 6 PCs & Laptops I've got in the house (all 5 years old or less), only 2 have NVME M2 slots.

    And while you might think having multiple drives is a "rare" or outlier scenario, if you were to ask everyone in my office if they had a PC or server with 4+ drives in it at home, at least 50% would be a yes.
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    dxx03/03/2022 15:14

    Are you not aware of PCIe risers? They cost about £5, and let you use a …Are you not aware of PCIe risers? They cost about £5, and let you use a PCIe slot for an M2. On the point of 4TB SATA drives, that capacity is the one thing I envy about the old format, since it seems to be really hard or really expensive to get 4TB in NVMe. It's not the end of the world though, and I'm happier to use 2x2TB NVME with some workarounds than take the performance hit with old SATA.


    Please show me a PCI-E PCI Express 4.0 riser card for £5... a decent one is closer to £20, so add that to the £15 extra cost between this MX500 and the SN550, we are now looking at a £35 difference. Also, I don't really want to add an extra PCI card sandwiched between my GFX card and soundcard... additionally, some matx mobos won't even have space for a 2 slot gfx card, sound card and a NVMe riser card.
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    uF0n03/03/2022 20:12

    Please show me a PCI-E PCI Express 4.0 riser card for £5... a decent one …Please show me a PCI-E PCI Express 4.0 riser card for £5... a decent one is closer to £20, so add that to the £15 extra cost between this MX500 and the SN550, we are now looking at a £35 difference. Also, I don't really want to add an extra PCI card sandwiched between my GFX card and soundcard... additionally, some matx mobos won't even have space for a 2 slot gfx card, sound card and a NVMe riser card.


    Why would you want a PCIe 4.0 riser card for a PCIe 3.0 device? And an internal soundcard? Are you really running some weirdly archaic mess of a PC there, or are you just that desperate to grasp at straws to justify your bad purchase decision?
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    Same seller has a 4TB Samsung 870 for sale at £225 after code.
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    dxx03/03/2022 22:34

    Why would you want a PCIe 4.0 riser card for a PCIe 3.0 device? And an …Why would you want a PCIe 4.0 riser card for a PCIe 3.0 device? And an internal soundcard? Are you really running some weirdly archaic mess of a PC there, or are you just that desperate to grasp at straws to justify your bad purchase decision?


    Limiting yourself to a PCIe 3.0 riser card is a bit archaic... I assume you would not be so short sighted to propose a riser with only 1 slot on it, therefore wasting opportunity to take advantage of a later deal for a faster PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive. Why would you limit yourself and then need to justify your bad purchase decision?

    Weirdly archaic mess of a PC... lol... Ryzen 5900X, ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280, MSI X570 Tomahawk, 32GB Team Group 8Pack DDR4, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB, RTX 3080 FE, Sound BlasterX AE-5, Phanteks Evolv X, FNATIC miniStreak, Glorious Model D Wireless, Dell AW3418DW.

    Please point out which bad purchase decision I've made in my archaic mess of a PC. I am interested to know the specs of your vastly superior setup. Based on your previous comments, I'm guessing you might try to criticise my internal sound card, with it's discrete headphone bi-amp setup using the ESS ES9016K2M SABRE Ultra DAC that works brilliantly with my Sennheiser headphones... I choose to have an internal sound card because I don't want an external amp taking up desk space.

    This is not a case of me being desperate to grasp at straws to justify my bad purchase decision, this is a case of you trying to force your idea of the ideal PC setup onto others, with zero appreciation or understanding that some people may prefer something different to you.
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