WD Black 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD £68.70 @ Amazon
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WD Black 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD £68.70 @ Amazon

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Found 18th MayEdited by:"Zen1984"
Most recently posted @ £75, been keeping my eye on SSDs and just noticed this is down to £68.70 - decent price for a NVMe variant?

Just dropped another 58p to £68.12

With sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s, the WD Black PCIe Gen3 x 4



NVMe-based SSD unleashes a new level of performance for PC users with



PCIe NVMe compatible motherboards and systems. With extensive



compatibility testing, a 5-year limited warranty, and downloadable SSD



software, you get reliable, high-performance storage for years to come.
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Dang, beat me to it. Saw this an hour ago and was about to post it myself lol.
I bought this very item having spotted it whilst browsing for PCIe NVMe SSDs to use in a build I'm putting together. It was "shall I, shalln't I?" type browsing because the idea was to use one for the boot drive. I don't need to do it that way but if the price was right, I'd do it.
I saw this and decided to go for it. It seems a good SSD and a good price.
Tempted to get this for my laptop! Must. Resist
mepik14 m ago

Tempted to get this for my laptop! Must. Resist



I tried to resist! ... but hoping this improves performance over a several year old 120GB Kingston SATA SSD boot/OS drive in my desktop that's starting to show it's age... To think I paid around double this amount for it too
Zen198439 m ago

I tried to resist! ... but hoping this improves performance over a several …I tried to resist! ... but hoping this improves performance over a several year old 120GB Kingston SATA SSD boot/OS drive in my desktop that's starting to show it's age... To think I paid around double this amount for it too


Have a nearly full SSD and a mechanic in the laptop. Think this would be the icing on the cake...although I would like a 500 gb but I’m just being greedy
I have the 512 version of this.... Its not the fastest SSD out there compared to the likes of Samsung when it comes to NvMe drives but its faster than your typical M.2 Sata drivers.I get around 1800mb/s read on a Asus RoG Z370-F motherboard. 800mb/s write is about spot on.

I use it as a boot drive and the idea behind it was, once windows and all my apps are installed. I wont really need to do any potentially big writes to it unless it was a windows update.

I upgraded from a Samsung 850 Pro to this and im barely able to tell the difference when it comes to response times. Windows still boots up pretty quick.
Thanks OP, just had to bite at this price.
MrPotatoiscomingtotown2 h, 8 m ago

Thanks OP, just had to bite at this price.




It would be rude not to

Mine comes tomorrow... can't wait to install it and start testing
With 256GB I'll even have room for some games on it
was just going to post this, but saw this. Mines due in the next couple hours .....
i decided to pay a £20 more and get this instead 250GB Samsung 960 Evo, 3D V-NAND, M.2 PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe
I've just installed this to replace a Crucial MX100 SSD - I would say that generally I haven't noticed any difference in performance. It obviously benchmarks higher at 1750MB/s read and 650MB/s write but most of my regular usage seems the same. This NVME SSD does run quite hot though - about 50C at idle and up to 60C when busy - this is in a large well ventilated case with a Z170+6600K.
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