WD 120GB Green M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (currently cheaper than amazon's £45.79) @ BTShop
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WD 120GB Green M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (currently cheaper than amazon's £45.79) @ BTShop

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Found 23rd Nov
Price I quoted includes delivery (0.98) so you can take that off if you order more items and get free delivery!

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Don't need one but great price!

Cheers, can throw that in my spare build perfect.

Wish i had an m2 slot

Lucifer_UK42 s ago

Wish i had an m2 slot



Time for a platform upgrade? Or buy one ready for when you do! This is cheap!

don't need it but its so cheap, thats the curse of black friday

Don't need one, but bought one anyway, hukd I curse you

Cheers, ordered a few. I previously tried out an NVME M.2 drive on my Z97 board and it was detected in the OS but couldn't boot from it. Would this being SATA solve that?

runnybabbit15 m ago

Cheers, ordered a few. I previously tried out an NVME M.2 drive on my Z97 …Cheers, ordered a few. I previously tried out an NVME M.2 drive on my Z97 board and it was detected in the OS but couldn't boot from it. Would this being SATA solve that?


That may have been your bourd and not the drive.

I need one of these but the 42mm

Great price and decent speeds!

HOT.

Will this do for an MSI B350M motherboard?

Sorry if a silly question but m2 is new to me.

runnybabbit31 m ago

Cheers, ordered a few. I previously tried out an NVME M.2 drive on my Z97 …Cheers, ordered a few. I previously tried out an NVME M.2 drive on my Z97 board and it was detected in the OS but couldn't boot from it. Would this being SATA solve that?


The short answer is yes.

With regard to your NVME drive, you need to ensure that your M.2 slot supports PCI-E 3.0 (x4) and your BIOS needs to support booting from an NVME drive. Trying updating your BIOS.

If you have something that looks like this, the NVME drive will work (though not at max speed) but you may not be able to boot from it.
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Edited by: "Picard123" 23rd Nov

HotUKDeals is the devil

Will a hero viii work with this have no clue about m2 drives whats the benefit over a ssd3

Eez123 m ago

I need one of these but the 42mm


thessdreview.com/our…/3/

About the same price at this on Ali. Probably not as fast or as reliable though, but that's cheap 2242s for you....
Edited by: "Picard123" 23rd Nov

RedRain18 m ago

Will a hero viii work with this have no clue about m2 drives whats the …Will a hero viii work with this have no clue about m2 drives whats the benefit over a ssd3


just had a quick look and that board supports this format of drive, as for speed this still runs over sata 3 so same speed as those 2.5inch sata 3 ssds, WD advertise about 540MB/s reads and 430MB/s writes as maximums. YMMV.

Picard12323 m ago

The short answer is yes. With regard to your NVME drive, you need to …The short answer is yes. With regard to your NVME drive, you need to ensure that your M.2 slot supports PCI-E 3.0 (x4) and your BIOS needs to support booting from an NVME drive. Trying updating your BIOS.If you have something that looks like this, the NVME drive will work (though not at max speed) but you may not be able to boot from it.[Image]




Thanks, I have the latest BIOS iteration so I guess that's the extent of it. Fast enough for me anyway.

RedRain21 m ago

Will a hero viii work with this have no clue about m2 drives whats the …Will a hero viii work with this have no clue about m2 drives whats the benefit over a ssd3



With SATA M.2 drives like this the only advantage is the smaller form factor. Literally in terms of size and not needing SATA power and data cables.

Can I whack this in an M2 to 2.5" SATA sled thing and use it to replace the SATA HDD in my laptop?
Edited by: "patters" 23rd Nov

patters18 m ago

Can I whack this in an M2 to 2.5" SATA sled thing and use it to replace …Can I whack this in an M2 to 2.5" SATA sled thing and use it to replace the SATA HDD in my laptop?


you sure can just make sure it supports the correct size which the one you linked does not, however this one which is slightly cheaper does Linky

Wow what a great price, pretty much close to those golden days when SSD's were so cheap you'd have a stack of them just in case.

surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 GB read and writes , this drive is slower then some SSD sata drives !

shez7864 m ago

surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 …surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 GB read and writes , this drive is slower then some SSD sata drives !



I am buying one to replace the utterly hopeless 5400rpm HDD in my work laptop (with slow as heck disk encryption) which runs like complete garbage despite only being 2 years old. So I couldn't care less about peak throughput. My purchase criteria are "is it less than £40, and does it have no moving parts and seek times?". Yep!

michaeljb30 m ago

you sure can just make sure it supports the correct size which the one you …you sure can just make sure it supports the correct size which the one you linked does not, however this one which is slightly cheaper does Linky



Thanks. The one I linked has M.2 2280 stencilled on the board. Is that not ok? I went for that one because I saw some others have a huge transistor on which I suspect might get hot. So I'd rather buy a non-enclosed one whose board layout I can see, if poss.

EDIT - Actually ignore me - I got the two eBay links mixed up, and thought yours was mine
Edited by: "patters" 23rd Nov

Brilliant, thanks. This will be perfect to attempt to upgrade the Acer Swift 1.

shez78616 m ago

surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 …surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 GB read and writes , this drive is slower then some SSD sata drives !



The huge advantage of SSDs lies in the access times and lack of moving parts. Many users don't need blazing fast read and write speeds. In common use cases like transferring data to/from mobile devices/flash storage or HDDs, the bottleneck won't be on the SSD.

Product segmentation, how does it work?

shez78617 m ago

surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 …surely anyone who is going to buy a M2 drive would buy one with at least 1 GB read and writes , this drive is slower then some SSD sata drives !


This is a SATA drive (SATA 600). M.2 just refers to the connector it uses.

Speeds are decent.

You won't get a 1GB/s writes for £35.....

Picard1231 h, 15 m ago

This is a SATA drive (SATA 600). M.2 just refers to the connector it …This is a SATA drive (SATA 600). M.2 just refers to the connector it uses.Speeds are decent.You won't get a 1GB/s writes for £35.....


yes you are correct M.2 sata which i did not see, so for sata spec over M.2 the speeds are decent for the price
keep forgetting that sata is supported on M.2 because all the machine i have acces too have SATA/NVME over M.2 and every 1 know uses NVME

patters1 h, 29 m ago

I am buying one to replace the utterly hopeless 5400rpm HDD in my work …I am buying one to replace the utterly hopeless 5400rpm HDD in my work laptop (with slow as heck disk encryption) which runs like complete garbage despite only being 2 years old. So I couldn't care less about peak throughput. My purchase criteria are "is it less than £40, and does it have no moving parts and seek times?". Yep!



patters1 h, 29 m ago

I am buying one to replace the utterly hopeless 5400rpm HDD in my work …I am buying one to replace the utterly hopeless 5400rpm HDD in my work laptop (with slow as heck disk encryption) which runs like complete garbage despite only being 2 years old. So I couldn't care less about peak throughput. My purchase criteria are "is it less than £40, and does it have no moving parts and seek times?". Yep!


fair point

runnybabbit7 h, 28 m ago

The huge advantage of SSDs lies in the access times and lack of moving …The huge advantage of SSDs lies in the access times and lack of moving parts. Many users don't need blazing fast read and write speeds. In common use cases like transferring data to/from mobile devices/flash storage or HDDs, the bottleneck won't be on the SSD. Product segmentation, how does it work?


i don't disagree it is just that M.2 interface was partly developed for high speed throughput using the PCIE bus and if people who have a M.2 slot should check if it supports NVME, but in this deal i believe this is a good price if you are after only M.2 sata
Edited by: "shez786" 24th Nov

shez78614 m ago

yes you are correct M.2 sata which i did not see, so for sata spec over …yes you are correct M.2 sata which i did not see, so for sata spec over M.2 the speeds are decent for the pricekeep forgetting that sata is supported on M.2 because all the machine i have acces too have SATA/NVME over M.2 and every 1 know uses NVME


You really don't sound like you know what you're talking about, but hey, feel free to continue randomly rambling on....

Picard1231 m ago

You really don't sound like you know what you're talking about, but hey, …You really don't sound like you know what you're talking about, but hey, feel free to continue randomly rambling on....


not sure what was so bad about what i said ?

Looks like its sold out, now

cheesiechimp7 h, 7 m ago

Looks like its sold out, now


One left it says right now.... was almost going to buy for myself till I realised I need 42mm!

hgthompson2 h, 0 m ago

One left it says right now.... was almost going to buy for myself till I …One left it says right now.... was almost going to buy for myself till I realised I need 42mm!



Thanks! When I tried BT website kept saying the page/product didn't exist! But that saved me too. I can't use this 2280!!

One still available if anyone is looking for this.

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