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Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD - £152.78 @ Amazon
Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD - £152.78 @ Amazon

Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD - £152.78 @ Amazon

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Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD £152.78 @Amazon.co.uk
Not the fastest M.2 but maybe good for someone!

Brand Samsung
Item Weight 45 g
Product Dimensions 8 x 2.2 x 23 cm
Item model number MZ-N5E500BW
Series 850 EVO M.2 500GB
Form Factor M.2 2280
Hard Drive Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA-600
M.2 2280, SATA 6 GB/s, TLC
Samsung 3core MGX, 540 MB/s read, 500 MB/s write
97K IOPS, 1.5Mh MTBF

15 Comments

its a sata 600 m2 ... thats why

I'd agree it's a good price, but given that it can only utilise SATA 3 it's not going to perform any better or worse than this for a few £'s less. If it was NVMe then hell yeah that would be a great price
amazon.co.uk/dp/…-21

Original Poster

This is the difference NVMe and itsmore than double the price!
the SSD you've linked is a good alternate but for someone that want's a 500gb M2.0 i think it's a good buy for the price! if your not to worried about it being ultra fast but still fast!

it's the exact same drive though just in a different form factor, you'll gain nothing for an extra £10. i see absolutely no reaosn other than marketing to spend more for a non PCIe SSD but then that's just my opinion

amazon isn't always best price, here is the drive you linked to shop.bt.com/pro…69a
Edited by: "corrazy" 11th Jan

it's been around this price for ages. How is this suddenly a deal? Besides, I'm pretty sure you can buy it cheaper elsewhere

Edit: £147.37 from flubit
Edited by: "JC2MULTIPLAYER000" 11th Jan

corrazy

it's the exact same drive though just in a different form factor, you'll … it's the exact same drive though just in a different form factor, you'll gain nothing for an extra £10. i see absolutely no reaosn other than marketing to spend more for a non PCIe SSD but then that's just my opinion



A few, beyond 4GB/s you can start to use larger paging files without the system crawling to a halt. the other, large amounts of small files (like pictures) load instantaneously has the nvme drives have even faster iops.

The only reason now to go beyond 4 GB/s on nvme drives is to match ddr4..

taras

A few, beyond 4GB/s you can start to use larger paging files without the … A few, beyond 4GB/s you can start to use larger paging files without the system crawling to a halt. the other, large amounts of small files (like pictures) load instantaneously has the nvme drives have even faster iops.The only reason now to go beyond 4 GB/s on nvme drives is to match ddr4..



I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lol

I mean I don't see a point of buy an m.2 that's not pcie

corrazy

I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lolI mean I don't … I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lolI mean I don't see a point of buy an m.2 that's not pcie



yup i misread you post as "nvme is pointless" and yes, sata 3(600) on m.2 has a limited application
Edited by: "taras" 12th Jan

A bit pointless to waste a m.2 port for a sata drive. Just bought a sm961 512GB. Marvellous.

BluCola

A bit pointless to waste a m.2 port for a sata drive. Just bought a sm961 … A bit pointless to waste a m.2 port for a sata drive. Just bought a sm961 512GB. Marvellous.



whats the 961 like? wouldn't mind one but always wondered if the samsung drivers worked ok even with it being oem

corrazy

I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lolI mean I don't … I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lolI mean I don't see a point of buy an m.2 that's not pcie



There are specific use cases. Older MacBook Airs use blade SATA drives. A £2 adapter plus one of these makes for a cheaper upgrade than official 3rd party drives. Ditto if you can still get hold of AHCI SM951 m.2 drives without making your credit card sweat.

So alternatives to this would be a Samsung 960 Evo from BT for £207 or a Samsung SM961Polaris from Novatech for £205?

Have a look for a similarly spec'd m.2 SATA drive. They can be had for same and cheaper. This was the first result from google m.shop.bt.com/pro…wcB

corrazy

whats the 961 like? wouldn't mind one but always wondered if the samsung … whats the 961 like? wouldn't mind one but always wondered if the samsung drivers worked ok even with it being oem



http://i.imgur.com/rTaLEvu.png
You tell me

BluCola

You tell me




nice :), now just fill that with games and move the OS off to a normal SATA SSD to save the precious speed space
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