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WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD £114.44 @ Amazon

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Posted 28th May

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Amazon £1144!! Eek. Expensive
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Is this better than a sata ssd? Will it work in an msi tomahawk max?
jobi59uk28/05/2020 23:52

Is this better than a sata ssd? Will it work in an msi tomahawk max?


Yes and yes.

It's only better for moving or loading big files around on it though. If you work with video editing or raw photo editing then it's supposed to be good for that.
Edited by: "Chookity" 28th May
Chookity28/05/2020 23:54

Yes and yes.It's only better for moving or loading big files around on it …Yes and yes.It's only better for moving or loading big files around on it though. If you work with video editing or raw photo editing then it's supposed to be good for that.


How about for gaming?
jobi59uk29/05/2020 00:00

How about for gaming?


It will load a game a little faster potentially but probably not worth upgrading just for this reason.
Edited by: "Chookity" 29th May
jobi59uk29/05/2020 00:00

How about for gaming?


It'll be fine for gaming, just not significantly faster than a SATA SSD.
i think this can be bought from the WD store for cheaper if you have the perksatwork or student discount.
With a student discount it costs £106.24
Edited by: "aknife" 29th May
Load times in something like VR can feel.much more noticeable, so this is good for reducing that. Or badly optimised games with huge files like DCS
Amazon £1144!! Eek. Expensive
This was just £106 not even a week ago.
austin.29/05/2020 00:12

This was just £106 not even a week ago.


Ok, just cancelled my order
masteratarms29/05/2020 00:16

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1092033-ssd-tier-list/https://extremehw.net/forum/components-peripherals/storage/2860-guide-on-choosing-storage-for-your-hardware#post2860If you look there you can see it has no slc cache and is a budget drive while the SX8200 pro (posted earlier for £20.78 more) is a high end with slc cache and at the limit of gen 3 nvme speeds.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-gaming-black-internal-m2-ssd-3473613


Got my eye on the 2tb version from eBuyer
Edited by: "H0TDEALER" 29th May
I knew flash memory was gonna skyrocket but over a grand in a couple of weeks!?
jobi59uk29/05/2020 00:00

How about for gaming?


I saw a video for GTA 5 ultra either 1080p or 1440p (I don't recall). Game loaded in about 25 seconds nvme, while a SSD was 29 seconds and standard harddrive was just under a minute.

Depends on cost of SSD Vs m.2 SSD Vs nvme.

Think m.2 and nvme are about £10-20 difference for m.2 SSD and nvme (in 1tb, £100+).
While standard SSD is about £80 ish for 1tb I believe
I bought this last week for a new build. Tbh, great drive for day to day use. I'm using it for a boot drive. I bought it because no cables over ssd. Everyone seems caught off up on speeds regarding nvme. In real world day to day browsing/gaming. You don't need to spend any more tbh
I have this m.2 and on a Bench test it is nearly 4 times faster than my sandisk 960 GB SSD
masteratarms29/05/2020 00:16

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1092033-ssd-tier-list/https://extremehw.net/forum/components-peripherals/storage/2860-guide-on-choosing-storage-for-your-hardware#post2860If you look there you can see it has no slc cache and is a budget drive while the SX8200 pro (posted earlier for £20.78 more) is a high end with slc cache and at the limit of gen 3 nvme speeds.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-1tb-gaming-black-internal-m2-ssd-3473613



you mean dram cache. The cache is used for two things, to map the drive (if that is mapped on the computer's ram it will micro stutter) and to buffer large transfers.

Chookity28/05/2020 23:54

Yes and yes.It's only better for moving or loading big files around on it …Yes and yes.It's only better for moving or loading big files around on it though. If you work with video editing or raw photo editing then it's supposed to be good for that.



Incorrect. in 1s it can transfer 1000s of small files into ram, where as with a hdd it it may be 1 to 10 files. This is why os drives love ssds. Larger files are transfered faster than hdds especially when they have

Windows itself can't really push nvme drives over sata ahci ssd drives.
taras29/05/2020 09:52

you mean dram cache. The cache is used for two things, to map the drive …you mean dram cache. The cache is used for two things, to map the drive (if that is mapped on the computer's ram it will micro stutter) and to buffer large transfers.Incorrect. in 1s it can transfer 1000s of small files into ram, where as with a hdd it it may be 1 to 10 files. This is why os drives love ssds. Larger files are transfered faster than hdds especially when they have Windows itself can't really push nvme drives over sata ahci ssd drives.


He said sata SSD not HDD.
For the vast majority of people, they're not going to notice a difference (or sometimes only a very minor difference) between an NVMe SSD and SATA SSD. Although this NVMe SSD is one of the slower ones.
I use this as an additional drive for my Steam and multimedia library. Very pleased with its performance having purchased through WD store for less than a oner recently with discount code.
FoO.ShAKeS31/05/2020 00:37

I use this as an additional drive for my Steam and multimedia library. …I use this as an additional drive for my Steam and multimedia library. Very pleased with its performance having purchased through WD store for less than a oner recently with discount code.


Cheeks!
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