It's Back - Intel 600p 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive £80.55 @ Amazon 1-4 Week wait.
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It's Back - Intel 600p 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive £80.55 @ Amazon 1-4 Week wait.

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Found 31st Jul 2017
hotukdeals.com/dea…430

Previous thread over a week old, seems Amazon have more stock for those who wanted one.
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how does this stack up against the samsung pro and evo.
stevej1976

how does this stack up against the samsung pro and evo.



Under what sort of workload?

(for most people all SSDs perform identically)
EndlessWaves

Under what sort of workload?(for most people all SSDs perform identically)



Tbh I only run a handful of games regularly, elite dangerous Iracing and doom.
no one got any off the last post they were all cancelled..more amazon click bait.
Personally; would rather get the Samsung SM961 Polaris 128GB for double the speed - although half the size, but only using it for Windows.
stevej1976

Tbh I only run a handful of games regularly, elite dangerous Iracing and … Tbh I only run a handful of games regularly, elite dangerous Iracing and doom.


For games buy on price but maybe avoid the very low end drives unless they are a bargain.
When will a deal on a 512gb or 500 come around
stevej1976

how does this stack up against the samsung pro and evo.



Slow but still alot more quicker than a normal spinning HDD.
stevej1976

how does this stack up against the samsung pro and evo.



Appreciably faster read speeds than any SATA3 SSD but nothing special with regard to write speeds and can suffer badly if you are writing large amounts of data at high speed (it has a 7gig cache IIRC). Basically, its a budget NVMe drive and isn't going to match an expensive premium product but is still generally better than SATA.

Given that it is price comparable with a good SATA SSD of similar capacity, if your motherboard/OS can support this then it's the better option for a boot drive.
mrpipster9 h, 16 m ago

Personally; would rather get the Samsung SM961 Polaris 128GB for double …Personally; would rather get the Samsung SM961 Polaris 128GB for double the speed - although half the size, but only using it for Windows.

Wouldn't that mean that all you applications would be on a slow HDD then? Meaning windows would be fast but loading any app or games would be slow.

So really it depends on your usage pattern and what you want to speed up.
stevej1976

Tbh I only run a handful of games regularly, elite dangerous Iracing and … Tbh I only run a handful of games regularly, elite dangerous Iracing and doom.



Games aren't very disk intensive so you won't see any performance difference whichever SSD you buy. I'd focus on stuff like track record and support and probably rate Intel higher than Samsung in that area.
yant5 h, 27 m ago

Wouldn't that mean that all you applications would be on a slow HDD then? …Wouldn't that mean that all you applications would be on a slow HDD then? Meaning windows would be fast but loading any app or games would be slow. So really it depends on your usage pattern and what you want to speed up.


you can use a standard SSD - SATA for your software... but the fastest M2 for Windows where it's most disk intensive. or a fast HDD for movies etc... there's no point putting massive files on an SSD unless you're editing.
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