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WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD (2.5 Inch/M.2) SATA - 2 TB for £199.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD (2.5 Inch/M.2) SATA - 2 TB for £199.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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  • Uses 3D NAND technology not only for higher capacities (up to 2TB) than the previous generation WD Blue SSDs, but also to help reduce cell-to-cell interference for enhanced reliability.
  • Offering improved endurance, a WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD features an active power draw up to 25% lower2 than previous generations of WD Blue SSDs
  • For high-end computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software
  • An SSD is designed with no moving parts to help protect against data loss if it is accidentally bumped or dropped
  • Monitor your drive’s available capacity, operating temperatures, SMART attributes and more with the WD SSD Dashboard. Acronis True Image WD Edition software
  • High capacity and enhanced reliability
  • An active power draw up to 25% lower than previous WD Blue SSDs
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s; sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s
  • 1.75M hours MTTF and up to 500 TBW for enhanced reliability
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified for compatibility across a wide range of computers
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so which one is better the SSD or M.2
As both are SATA, I would guess they are the same. Just depends on which size you need - 2.5” or M.2
What I'm trying to decide on is whether a QVO 2TB would be better. While the WD is TLC memory, and the QVO is QLC (which would normally make you assume the WD would be better), when you look at the write endurance values on the two drives, the 2TB WD is 500TBW where the 2TB QVO is 720TBW, which kinda puts the "reliability/endurance" arguement against the QVO to one side, especially when you consider the 720TBW of the QVO is against 3 years, so *if* you were to pro-rate that upto the 5 years quoted on the WD, that would make it even higher.

So really the only downside to the QVO I can think of is that if you saturate it at 600MB/sec write, it'll fill the cache after you've written about 50GB to it, but really, the only likely use case I can think of where this *might* happen would be initial cloning of the drive from your existing one. For most use cases, I can't see that being much of an issue.

Anyone else care to weigh in?
hodgster08/07/2019 01:27

What I'm trying to decide on is whether a QVO 2TB would be better. While …What I'm trying to decide on is whether a QVO 2TB would be better. While the WD is TLC memory, and the QVO is QLC (which would normally make you assume the WD would be better), when you look at the write endurance values on the two drives, the 2TB WD is 500TBW where the 2TB QVO is 720TBW, which kinda puts the "reliability/endurance" arguement against the QVO to one side, especially when you consider the 720TBW of the QVO is against 3 years, so *if* you were to pro-rate that upto the 5 years quoted on the WD, that would make it even higher.So really the only downside to the QVO I can think of is that if you saturate it at 600MB/sec write, it'll fill the cache after you've written about 50GB to it, but really, the only likely use case I can think of where this *might* happen would be initial cloning of the drive from your existing one. For most use cases, I can't see that being much of an issue.Anyone else care to weigh in?


I wouldn't make this comparison. Based on price alone I would be comparing the M.2 SATA to Sabrent Rocket deal posted earlier for GBP 101 1TB which is literally the same thing... And nvme.

There should be no reason to buy SATA when the price is the same as nvme... The only reason you want a sata is if your computer cannot support nvme.
I have an old laptop from 2016 and even that got a bios update, now supports nvme full speed.
Ahmed.Shumayal08/07/2019 02:13

I wouldn't make this comparison. Based on price alone I would be comparing …I wouldn't make this comparison. Based on price alone I would be comparing the M.2 SATA to Sabrent Rocket deal posted earlier for GBP 101 1TB which is literally the same thing... And nvme.There should be no reason to buy SATA when the price is the same as nvme... The only reason you want a sata is if your computer cannot support nvme. I have an old laptop from 2016 and even that got a bios update, now supports nvme full speed.



Generally agree, though in the two cases I'm currently considering, one computer doesn't have an M2 slot, and the other DOES, but already has a drive plugged into it, so in both cases, that's why I'm looking at SATA options.
After we got spoiled with that 2TB for £109 last week...
prq08/07/2019 09:58

After we got spoiled with that 2TB for £109 last week...


Huh?? Where was that!
Ahmed.Shumayal08/07/2019 02:13

I wouldn't make this comparison. Based on price alone I would be comparing …I wouldn't make this comparison. Based on price alone I would be comparing the M.2 SATA to Sabrent Rocket deal posted earlier for GBP 101 1TB which is literally the same thing... And nvme.There should be no reason to buy SATA when the price is the same as nvme... The only reason you want a sata is if your computer cannot support nvme. I have an old laptop from 2016 and even that got a bios update, now supports nvme full speed.


Sabrent rocket does not compare with western digital or samsung for data drives. I certainly wouldn't trust my data on a sabrent rocket...
bbfb12308/07/2019 10:40

Sabrent rocket does not compare with western digital or samsung for data …Sabrent rocket does not compare with western digital or samsung for data drives. I certainly wouldn't trust my data on a sabrent rocket...


Sabrent use the Phison E12 reference M.2 cards. Corsair MP510/Seagate Firecuda 510 and Team Group also use the exact same reference drive. They all bulk buy references card, then attach their sticker and price tag and sell the card. Apart from Corsair changing over provision capacity and guaranteeing higher write endurance they all use same firmware (Inc firmware version no).

Phison E12 and Western Digital both use Toshiba 64 Layer 3D TLC.
prq08/07/2019 09:58

After we got spoiled with that 2TB for £109 last week...



This should have been posted as a deal of its own. Now that I agree is a SATA worth it!
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