WD Blue 500GB 3D NAND SSD M.2 2280 - £90.20 Ebuyer
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WD Blue 500GB 3D NAND SSD M.2 2280 - £90.20 Ebuyer

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Found 5th Jul
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Not bad but its sata m.2 not nvme so limited to around 560MB/s
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Not bad but its sata m.2 not nvme so limited to around 560MB/s
taras4 h, 34 m ago

Not bad but its sata m.2 not nvme so limited to around 560MB/s


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Yeah it's kind of misleading. It's pretty much EXACTLY an m.2 slot version of this SSD
ebuyer.com/801…b0a


They're even next to each other in the photo and have the exact same specs. But the SSD version is £2 more. It's still a decent deal but if you're only getting SSD speeds then you might aswel go with the SSD version right? Keep the m.2 slot empty for when you do get an NVME speed drive. SSDs are easy to move around too if you need to.
taras9 h, 54 m ago

Not bad but its sata m.2 not nvme so limited to around 560MB/s


Depends what your laptop supports...
Ben_W1 h, 4 m ago

But the SSD version is £2 more. It's still a decent deal but if you're …But the SSD version is £2 more. It's still a decent deal but if you're only getting SSD speeds then you might aswel go with the SSD version right? Keep the m.2 slot empty for when you do get an NVME speed drive. SSDs are easy to move around too if you need to.



My thinking would be different: for such a small difference buy the M.2 version and a 2.5" M.2<>SATA adapter housing for a few quid. That way you get the best of both worlds: able to be used just about anywhere currently but still useful in some future laptop or SFF mobo etc. with multiple M.2 slots some of which are only SATA (quite common ATM due to CPUs only having so few few PCIe lanes).
Gkains8 h, 50 m ago

My thinking would be different: for such a small difference buy the M.2 …My thinking would be different: for such a small difference buy the M.2 version and a 2.5" M.2<>SATA adapter housing for a few quid. That way you get the best of both worlds: able to be used just about anywhere currently but still useful in some future laptop or SFF mobo etc. with multiple M.2 slots some of which are only SATA (quite common ATM due to CPUs only having so few few PCIe lanes).


I have space for one of these on my motherboard, but have been told I’ll lose functionality of 2 SATA ports(which are all being used) on my 4790K system. Is this correct?
Ben_W13 h, 5 m ago

Yeah it's kind of misleading. It's pretty much EXACTLY an m.2 slot version …Yeah it's kind of misleading. It's pretty much EXACTLY an m.2 slot version of this SSD https://www.ebuyer.com/801065-wd-blue-500gb-3d-nand-ssd-wds500g2b0a They're even next to each other in the photo and have the exact same specs. But the SSD version is £2 more. It's still a decent deal but if you're only getting SSD speeds then you might aswel go with the SSD version right? Keep the m.2 slot empty for when you do get an NVME speed drive. SSDs are easy to move around too if you need to.



I wouldn't call it misleading, there's two types of M.2 SSD, NVME (insanely fast) and SATA (same old), this is not marketed as an NVME drive at all, personally I do like these cheaper m.2 drives as they are great for compact builds or for those that just want less clutter in their case.
Danze19843 h, 15 m ago

I have space for one of these on my motherboard, but have been told I’ll l …I have space for one of these on my motherboard, but have been told I’ll lose functionality of 2 SATA ports(which are all being used) on my 4790K system. Is this correct?


Kind of, you'll have to check the manual for your motherboard as it varies depending on the model, one or more of the SATA ports will be disabled if you use an M.2 drive, on mine the SATA ports 3&4 stop functioning, so if you have a drive still connected to those ports - you'll notice it won't even show up in the BIOS while the M.2 drive is installed.

Also I'm not sure if this bit is different for every board but on mine different ports get disabled depending on the type of m.2 SSD you install, NVME drives disable ports 1&2, but SATA disables 3&4.
Edited by: "Steelman111" 6th Jul
Steelman1116th Jul

Kind of, you'll have to check the manual for your motherboard as it varies …Kind of, you'll have to check the manual for your motherboard as it varies depending on the model, one or more of the SATA ports will be disabled if you use an M.2 drive, on mine the SATA ports 3&4 stop functioning, so if you have a drive still connected to those ports - you'll notice it won't even show up in the BIOS while the M.2 drive is installed.Also I'm not sure if this bit is different for every board but on mine different ports get disabled depending on the type of m.2 SSD you install, NVME drives disable ports 1&2, but SATA disables 3&4.


Cheers. I'll avoid until I upgrade my processor then.
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