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WD Blue 250GB M.2 NVMe SSD (Via:PCIE Gen3 x2 | Speeds: Read=1700MB/s & Write=1450MB/s | Endurance: 300TBW | 5-year Warranty) £34.10 @ Amazon
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WD Blue 250GB M.2 NVMe SSD (Via:PCIE Gen3 x2 | Speeds: Read=1700MB/s & Write=1450MB/s | Endurance: 300TBW | 5-year Warranty) £34.10 @ Amazon

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Posted 14th Jul

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Would this be a good boot drive? Would appreciate any advice. Thinking of getting one for a new build
Edited by: "AlexJames102" 14th Jul
For an NVMe drive it's slow. Look for 3,500 mb/s read & 3,000 mb/s write like the Samsung 970 EVO.
marcus_black14/07/2019 13:34

For an NVMe drive it's slow. Look for 3,500 mb/s read & 3,000 mb/s write …For an NVMe drive it's slow. Look for 3,500 mb/s read & 3,000 mb/s write like the Samsung 970 EVO.


It's also cheap, hence performance. Evo is about twice the price.
Edited by: "Jocky.Balboa" 14th Jul
marcus_black14/07/2019 13:34

For an NVMe drive it's slow. Look for 3,500 mb/s read & 3,000 mb/s write …For an NVMe drive it's slow. Look for 3,500 mb/s read & 3,000 mb/s write like the Samsung 970 EVO.


But I guess it's also cheap compared to the competition which seems to be Samsung at double the price. It's still 3 times faster than most decent SATA SSDs so I'd say for the price it's great. £35 for a 250GB nvme drive with this performance is a no brainer if on a budget or don't worry about speedtests.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 14th Jul
AlexJames10214/07/2019 13:23

Would this be a good boot drive? Would appreciate any advice. Thinking of …Would this be a good boot drive? Would appreciate any advice. Thinking of getting one for a new build


Fantastic for the price 3x the speed of a normal SSD, gonna use mine for a boot/core app drive too.
Shame they don't do a 1TB one. I would still recommend waiting till tomorrow for prime-day in case there is a bigger sale on SSDs!
Ordered. Cheers OP!
Write speed is slower for the 250GB model - 1300MB/s instead of 1450MB/s. At this price the other drive to consider is the Silicon Power A80 256GB which has a faster 3100MB/s read speed and slightly slower read speed of 1100MB/s.

smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/…h=1
Edited by: "brookheather" 14th Jul
Can't complain at 35 quid and 3x faster than SSD, tbh at these speeds it's difficult to notice much difference, typical use is not sequential, so you won't realistically notice much difference between this and the more expensive evos.. and a marginal improvement against a top spec SATA.

Here's a Reddit post for reference, which links to various discussions and benchmarks to make your own decisions: reddit.com/r/b…are
Edited by: "XEntity" 14th Jul
1TB M.2 EVON SALE..
Now back to ~£40, personally I'd go for the 500GB model for less than £60 tbh!..
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