Intel 600p 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive £80.49 @ Amazon - 1 to 4 weeks wait.
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Intel 600p 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive £80.49 @ Amazon - 1 to 4 weeks wait.

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Found 23rd Jul 2017
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Intel 600p 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD/Solid State Drive; 256GB Intel 600p Series, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, 3D TLC NAND, Read 1570MB/s, Write 540MB/s, 112k IOPS
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1 x SSDPEKKW256G7X1
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Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. Not much faster than sata
gr8h8me44 m ago

Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. …Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. Not much faster than sata


Reads up to 3 times faster though?
gr8h8me

Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. … Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. Not much faster than sata



This is NVME. The reads are much faster than SATA.
The write speed isn't great but lines up with top end SATA speeds.
gr8h8me

Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. … Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. Not much faster than sata


The read speed is 3x that of the fastest SATA SSD and the endurance is 144TB which is fine for a 256GB drive.
NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though
Heat added - although why is the price going up?
phil36

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so … NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though


I'm surprised as most mid to high end laptops use NVMe boot drives.
I'd heard that RAID can be problematic with NVMe drives due to limited support!
gr8h8me

Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. … Its cheap but slow and lacks endurance. Better off with a SSD than this. Not much faster than sata



144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write 40 GB/day on it.

However, German c't magazin just tested longevity of SSDs. Samsung SSD 850 lasted for writing 9,1 PByte on it, which would give it a theoretical rate of 623 years to last with an average 40 GByte/day that you write on it.
Buckyball

144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write … 144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write 40 GB/day on it. However, German c't magazin just tested longevity of SSDs. Samsung SSD 850 lasted for writing 9,1 PByte on it, which would give it a theoretical rate of 623 years to last with an average 40 GByte/day that you write on it.


Still a cheap end M.2 and slow as I said before.....Its not Samsung either..£40 more would get you a Samsung
Edited by: "gr8h8me" 23rd Jul 2017
phil36

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so … NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though



most of the problems seems to be either bios and people not realising the setup is different on w10 with nvme, and or trying to do raid with shared resources.

nvme and raid currently don't mix too well
Buckyball

144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write … 144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write 40 GB/day on it. However, German c't magazin just tested longevity of SSDs. Samsung SSD 850 lasted for writing 9,1 PByte on it, which would give it a theoretical rate of 623 years to last with an average 40 GByte/day that you write on it.



That's incredible.
Samsung is king of SSD's.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 23rd Jul 2017
gr8h8me

..Its not Samsung either..£40 more would get you a Samsung


Which is 50% more and for typical home users the real world performance difference is rarely noticeable.
[quote=phil36]NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though[/quote]\x0d\x0a\x0d\x0aNVMe based drives works fine as a boot drives with Windows 10. You must be doing something wrong or reading the wrong tech sites.
fishmaster

NVMe based drives works fine as a boot drives with Windows 10. You must … NVMe based drives works fine as a boot drives with Windows 10. You must be doing something wrong or reading the wrong tech sites.



it works fine assuming your board, supports uefi (uefi booting) and secure boot (for w10) and along with no shared resources on the pcie slots .. And really all mobos that have m.2 or u.2 slots should be doing
phil36

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so … NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though



Eh what are you on about? I've used a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro M.2 as my Win 10 Pro Boot drive on my latest build desktop for almost 6 months now and never had a single issue with it.
I got one of these free as part of the motherboard deal that I bought earlier this year. After doing research, checking reviews etc I found it wasn't great so I just sold it. Didn't even try it.
fishmaster

NVMe based drives works fine as a boot drives with Windows 10. You must … NVMe based drives works fine as a boot drives with Windows 10. You must be doing something wrong or reading the wrong tech sites.



+1

Works fine for me in Asus z170m with Win 10 Pro
phil363 h, 24 m ago

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so …NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though

This has been my boot drive all year and it's perfectly fine.
gr8h8me

Still a cheap end M.2 and slow as I said before.....Its not Samsung … Still a cheap end M.2 and slow as I said before.....Its not Samsung either..£40 more would get you a Samsung



It's marketed as a budget NVMe option at SATA prices so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.

It gives much faster reads for the same price as a good spec sata drive and doesn't mess your case up with power and data cables - what's not to like?

If you want/ need the performance of a higher spec Samsung NVMe M.2 then spend 50% more and get the Samsung.
GreatBallsofFire

It's marketed as a budget NVMe option at SATA prices so I'm not sure what … It's marketed as a budget NVMe option at SATA prices so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.It gives much faster reads for the same price as a good spec sata drive and doesn't mess your case up with power and data cables - what's not to like?If you want/ need the performance of a higher spec Samsung NVMe M.2 then spend 50% more and get the Samsung.


At last thats all I wanted to hear :-)
Don't forget you have to buy a screw for it as well. Thats at least another 5p
Hi, it's not a bad drive, works well but is about 50% slower than others. I built a Z270, I7, 32Gb Ram and used this to boot windows 10. It's was showing benchmarks around 1300mbs read I upgraded to the Samsung SM961 and it achieved over 3000mbs same windows install, same drivers, same bios.
Mentor

Hi, it's not a bad drive, works well but is about 50% slower than others. … Hi, it's not a bad drive, works well but is about 50% slower than others. I built a Z270, I7, 32Gb Ram and used this to boot windows 10. It's was showing benchmarks around 1300mbs read I upgraded to the Samsung SM961 and it achieved over 3000mbs same windows install, same drivers, same bios.


The headline speed is 50% slower and the same goes with basic town cars versus £100K sports car.
But the majority of users 'drive in town' much of the time where you aren't going to notice the extra oomph of the faster drive.
Or do you notice the difference when doing basic everyday tasks?
A lot of debate in here about whether these are quick or not. Having recently upgraded to a motherboard that has a couple of these slots, what are they best used for other than a boot drive (I have an SSD for that)? Could I put Steam on one?
Buckyball

144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write … 144TB endourance would let the drive last arounbd 10 years if you write 40 GB/day on it. However, German c't magazin just tested longevity of SSDs. Samsung SSD 850 lasted for writing 9,1 PByte on it, which would give it a theoretical rate of 623 years to last with an average 40 GByte/day that you write on it.



Andddd.... Samsung only actually quote 75 TBW endurance for the 850 Evo 250gb, for example.

So 144 TBW for this is absolutely fine. It's a theoretical number and always conservative.
Edited by: "Awaken" 24th Jul 2017
phil36

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so … NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though



Huh? My PC boots from cold into Windows 10 in about 3 seconds from a 512Gb Samsung 960 Pro. Not seeing any boot problems here.
Edited by: "PatkW" 24th Jul 2017
Over 100 quid now, expired
phil36

NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so … NVMe has terrible problems running as a boot drive for windows though so for personal PCs there isnt much point to this for the price, it's great for raid though



This hasn't been a problem for a long long time..
CHAOSEN3

This hasn't been a problem for a long long time..



that explains the faulty info i had thanks
Mentor

Hi, it's not a bad drive, works well but is about 50% slower than others. … Hi, it's not a bad drive, works well but is about 50% slower than others. I built a Z270, I7, 32Gb Ram and used this to boot windows 10. It's was showing benchmarks around 1300mbs read I upgraded to the Samsung SM961 and it achieved over 3000mbs same windows install, same drivers, same bios.



What sort of day to day speed difference do you notice with the Samsung vs the Intel (eg. cold boot times, loading times for common programs etc)?
Needs unexpiring... Still showing as £80 for me
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