WD Black NVME M.2 256gb SSD £79.99 (Free C&C or £4.79 UPS Pick Up) @ Scan
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Found 5th Mar
This is is the cheapest place to pick up this pretty quick M.2 SSD
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Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well worth the investment amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520284029&sr=8-3π=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=960+pro&dpPl=1&dpID=310wJSh3OVL&ref=plSrch
Edited by: "sinxa" 5th Mar
WessexUnderwater4 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


Considering my first ever hard drive in the late 80's was 200Mb, I would consider 256Gb more than adequate as a boot drive. Everything else I use will be offloaded to a bigger SSD and hard drives in my Mac Pro tower.
Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??
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Tiptop spot @alan.gulliver thanks for your first find! Keep them coming

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M.2 2280, PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe / TLC / 2050 MB/s read, 700 MB/s write / 170K IOPS / 1.75Mh MTBF
trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.
WessexUnderwater4 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


Considering my first ever hard drive in the late 80's was 200Mb, I would consider 256Gb more than adequate as a boot drive. Everything else I use will be offloaded to a bigger SSD and hard drives in my Mac Pro tower.
WessexUnderwater6 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


256 is fine for a boot drive.

If using in a windows environment and if you have an additional hdd then you can change the storage location of your media folders, documents or any of your user folders.

If you a gamer you can also change the install location of your games to save space.
Great price! Faster than other SSD's at this price range like the Samsung 850 Evo and same size storage. Personally use the Samsung 960 EVO 256gb as a boot drive with software and a game or two on and still have plenty of space.
I'm using 256GB SSD and have 5 games including GTA V with a room to spare, so should be fine for a boot drive.

I wonder would this NVME be compatible with Lenovo Y710 that was posted on hukd last month?
Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??
WessexUnderwater1 h, 2 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


The product reviews put this towards the bottom pile of these types of drives storagereview.com/wd_…iew. It looks like they are playing that trick where the Black was the premium HDD product and by calling this shoddy product "black" that people will be fooled to associate this with that product. This is a basic NVME M.2 drive and priced accordingly. Marketting guff like their "green" version which is no greener than any other ssd. And if it runs as hot as this then probably less energy efficient than other drives.

For me 250 gb is more than ample for a boot drive - I have now four 250 gb drives. And even my last one after 2 years of constant installs and updates I still had over 60 gb left. The boot drive only really needs windows and main software installations including 5 pretty large almost current games. All the rest can go on a larger HDD. Installations go on the SSD, but the programmes/downloads get stored on the HDD. Unless hard drive access speed is crucial most programmes can go on an HDD anyway if you want to manage space, but I haven't found a need to do this yet.

I do use iobit systemcare free to clear all the junk files, including constant completed microsoft updates which still stay on the computer even after they have been installed.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 5th Mar
Some have said these get very hot, is that true? Seems a great price.
Amazing spot @alan.gulliver , thanks for posting and welcome to HUKD
Nice price for a speedy drive. Perfect for a boot drive.
maffeycourt28 m ago

Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big …Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??


they dont I get free delivery.
maffeycourt31 m ago

Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big …Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??


Picking, packing and posting something *always* costs time and money. Whether you pay for it up front in the sticker price, or otherwise adding P+P you still pay it, it's just one way is disguised, and on'e's not.
Will this fit
In
A dell cb13
maffeycourt32 m ago

Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big …Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??


Probably because they didn't bake it into the product price like the other 'free' delivery offerings do. Unless you know of couriers that work for nothing?
Reviews say it runs very hot - 60C when idling so probably not a good choice for a laptop. If you have some spare RAM heatsinks it might be worth sticking them on the NAND chips if you install this in a desktop PC.
250gb is fine for a boot drive I have a 960 pro the same size along with this when it arrives. For the money in a ventilated case this should be fine.
about a 5er more at amazon, so similar price if you have to play delivery take your pick
Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well worth the investment amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520284029&sr=8-3π=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=960+pro&dpPl=1&dpID=310wJSh3OVL&ref=plSrch
Edited by: "sinxa" 5th Mar
bilbob35 m ago

Picking, packing and posting something *always* costs time and money. …Picking, packing and posting something *always* costs time and money. Whether you pay for it up front in the sticker price, or otherwise adding P+P you still pay it, it's just one way is disguised, and on'e's not.



Aye, but why do they have to go with the most expensive courier? £5.50 is a lot more than even a small ebay seller would pay to the likes of Royal Mail.
bobcheda1 m ago

Aye, but why do they have to go with the most expensive courier? £5.50 is …Aye, but why do they have to go with the most expensive courier? £5.50 is a lot more than even a small ebay seller would pay to the likes of Royal Mail.


I was lucky I got a free code for free delivery for life at eurogamer one year for my account at scan.
maffeycourt1 h, 8 m ago

Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big …Why do scan always screw people with delivery charges yet other big company's offer freebie delivery.??


ARIA are the same
I have a Lenovo B5400, I can't find a compatibility list, bar the 3 drives in the manual. I'd expect it to be NGFF, not NVME, anyone know which m2's this will take?
Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD boot drive and this? Looked at a few boot time tests and it seems negligible.
wakkaday53 m ago

Will this fitInA dell cb13


I don't think so, think you need a 2242. Probably best to open it up and take a look at what's already in there.
WessexUnderwater1 h, 38 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


If it can fit the os on how could it be to small for a boot drive? I suspect you were trolling, but i cant help but bite.
kencol43 m ago

I have a Lenovo B5400, I can't find a compatibility list, bar the 3 drives …I have a Lenovo B5400, I can't find a compatibility list, bar the 3 drives in the manual. I'd expect it to be NGFF, not NVME, anyone know which m2's this will take?


NGFF is the older name of the M.2 connector. You probably mean SATA or NVMe (PCIE).
sinxa1 h, 11 m ago

Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well …Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well worth the investment https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01M211K53/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520284029&sr=8-3π=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=960+pro&dpPl=1&dpID=310wJSh3OVL&ref=plSrch


Agreed,
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gabesdad2 h, 29 m ago

Considering my first ever hard drive in the late 80's was 200Mb, I would …Considering my first ever hard drive in the late 80's was 200Mb, I would consider 256Gb more than adequate as a boot drive. Everything else I use will be offloaded to a bigger SSD and hard drives in my Mac Pro tower.


That's not really a valid comparison seeing as operating systems can weigh in at more than 5GB as a download!
A0000C1 h, 53 m ago

Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD …Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD boot drive and this? Looked at a few boot time tests and it seems negligible.


No. Won't be any faster in day to day usage. Will only be faster in file transfer.
kencol2 h, 38 m ago

I have a Lenovo B5400, I can't find a compatibility list, bar the 3 drives …I have a Lenovo B5400, I can't find a compatibility list, bar the 3 drives in the manual. I'd expect it to be NGFF, not NVME, anyone know which m2's this will take?


H/W maintenance manual for that laptop:
download.lenovo.com/pcc…pdf

Page 76 lists 3 compatible parts:

24GB NGFF (tech-ready), LSS-24L6G (double-sided) 16200338 N
24GB NGFF (tech-ready), SDSA6MM-024G (double-sided) 16200337 N
24GB NGFF (tech-ready), THNSNX024GMNT (Single-sided) 16200340 N

If you look up those model numbers, you'll find that they're all SATA drives.

Moreover, the manual using the old 'NGFF' nomenclature indicates its an old motherboard, so is much less likely to support NVMe.

If you want further assurance, you could open up your laptop and examine the keying of its m.2 socket.
If it's a 'B' keyed socket, then there's absolutely no possibility that it'll support this 'M' keyed NVMe drive. (It won't physically fit!)
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 5th Mar
bilbob4 h, 41 m ago

Picking, packing and posting something *always* costs time and money. …Picking, packing and posting something *always* costs time and money. Whether you pay for it up front in the sticker price, or otherwise adding P+P you still pay it, it's just one way is disguised, and on'e's not.


bit if you dont pay it at all I fail to see the 'disguise'
WessexUnderwater11 h, 12 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.


128gb is MORE than enough for a boot drive if you stuck Windows, Office, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, and video software on it and were prepared to store massive games on a separate drive. If you are not, 1TB would not be a large enough boot drive for a lot of people.

I have a 500GB ssd which is full of games, and will simply utilise an old HDD for the smaller/less frequently used games instead of buying a bigger boot drive.

A boot drive should just be for the OS.....what is the blueprint of Windows 10?! 35GB?!
A0000C9 h, 51 m ago

Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD …Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD boot drive and this? Looked at a few boot time tests and it seems negligible.


Also interested to know....
moorjock10 h, 4 m ago

ARIA are the same


You can get free delivery by be coming an active forum member with aria.
fiqqer11 h, 34 m ago

The product reviews put this towards the bottom pile of these types of …The product reviews put this towards the bottom pile of these types of drives http://www.storagereview.com/wd_black_pcie_ssd_review. It looks like they are playing that trick where the Black was the premium HDD product and by calling this shoddy product "black" that people will be fooled to associate this with that product. This is a basic NVME M.2 drive and priced accordingly. Marketting guff like their "green" version which is no greener than any other ssd. And if it runs as hot as this then probably less energy efficient than other drives.For me 250 gb is more than ample for a boot drive - I have now four 250 gb drives. And even my last one after 2 years of constant installs and updates I still had over 60 gb left. The boot drive only really needs windows and main software installations including 5 pretty large almost current games. All the rest can go on a larger HDD. Installations go on the SSD, but the programmes/downloads get stored on the HDD. Unless hard drive access speed is crucial most programmes can go on an HDD anyway if you want to manage space, but I haven't found a need to do this yet.I do use iobit systemcare free to clear all the junk files, including constant completed microsoft updates which still stay on the computer even after they have been installed.


Disk Cleanup which is built in to Windows will clear up any left over Microsoft updates. Advanced System Care is OK, however their Driver Booster program is absolute crap, you don't need to defragment an SSD either so never use a defragger program. Launch Disk Cleanup and then click on 'Clean up system files' and you'll find you're now able to tick Windows Update Cleanup >


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A0000C11 h, 3 m ago

Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD …Would there be a significant difference in feel between my current SSD boot drive and this? Looked at a few boot time tests and it seems negligible.


Unless it's one of the very first gen SSDs, no and even then very marginal. If you did get this it would seem quicker compared to your existing, but that'll be because it's a fresh install.
WessexUnderwater15 h, 36 m ago

trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of …trouble is it seems a bit small for a boot drive. Is there a good way of dealing with that.

Crumbs, I'm using 60GB. with no problem , I am a power user but no games
sinxa15 h, 55 m ago

Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well …Extra £28 for a 250GB 960 Evo, 3938 MB per second Transfer rate is well worth the investment https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01M211K53/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520284029&sr=8-3π=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=960+pro&dpPl=1&dpID=310wJSh3OVL&ref=plSrch



Only if you deal with big files a lot, day to day most people won't notice a difference over even a SATA SSD.
Edited by: "Mikiex" 6th Mar
Oh my gosh! I wish my motherboard was compatible, curse you z77 chipset!!
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