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WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD - £99.99 @ Amazon
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WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD - £99.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 27th FebEdited by:"modd1uk"

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Excellent SSD for the money. £99.95 with free postage (If you have Amazon Prime)
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StickyRacks27/02/2020 12:55

Most people not making use of the speed from it...


Because 3000/2000/xxxx speed for day to day use is negligible. Unless you're frequently transferring a lot of data - in file sizes that are optimal - then you are talking a difference of seconds.

I.e. the 250MB/s transfer I did for 2GB of files took 8 seconds. 4 MP4 files of mixed sizes. That's a 2Gbps NVMe drive over usb.

The same transfer on 3Gbps NVMe drive takes about 5 seconds assuming 375MB/s.

So to get the most benefit, you need big chunky files and frequent transfers.

I was (for clarity) making the comment regarding the perceived benefit between 2Gbps and 3Gbps NVMe etc. It's a reasonable amount on paper but rarely manifests itself in huge day to day differences.
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These were £89 in January via ebuyer eBay with code. I've got one as my main drive. They're great!
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 10:44

These were £89 in January via ebuyer eBay with code. I've got one as my …These were £89 in January via ebuyer eBay with code. I've got one as my main drive. They're great!


The WD blue stuff has come a long way.

Yes these aren't the fastest NVME drives available but they're from a reputable company and well worth the money.
modd1uk27/02/2020 10:46

The WD blue stuff has come a long way.Yes these aren't the fastest NVME …The WD blue stuff has come a long way.Yes these aren't the fastest NVME drives available but they're from a reputable company and well worth the money.


99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed.

My old NVMe drive was copying data to it (wrote) at 250MB last night on USB3. Love it.
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 10:54

99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe …99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe drive was copying data to it (wrote) at 250MB last night on USB3. Love it.


99.5%
99.99%
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 10:54

99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe …99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe drive was copying data to it (wrote) at 250MB last night on USB3. Love it.


Put that stat back where you found it, you know where it's been!
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 10:54

99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe …99% of people will never tangibly make benefit of the speed. My old NVMe drive was copying data to it (wrote) at 250MB last night on USB3. Love it.


How so?
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 12:35

On which aspect of the comment?


Most people not making use of the speed from it...
StickyRacks27/02/2020 12:55

Most people not making use of the speed from it...


Because 3000/2000/xxxx speed for day to day use is negligible. Unless you're frequently transferring a lot of data - in file sizes that are optimal - then you are talking a difference of seconds.

I.e. the 250MB/s transfer I did for 2GB of files took 8 seconds. 4 MP4 files of mixed sizes. That's a 2Gbps NVMe drive over usb.

The same transfer on 3Gbps NVMe drive takes about 5 seconds assuming 375MB/s.

So to get the most benefit, you need big chunky files and frequent transfers.

I was (for clarity) making the comment regarding the perceived benefit between 2Gbps and 3Gbps NVMe etc. It's a reasonable amount on paper but rarely manifests itself in huge day to day differences.
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 13:13

Because 3000/2000/xxxx speed for day to day use is negligible. Unless …Because 3000/2000/xxxx speed for day to day use is negligible. Unless you're frequently transferring a lot of data - in file sizes that are optimal - then you are talking a difference of seconds. I.e. the 250MB/s transfer I did for 2GB of files took 8 seconds. 4 MP4 files of mixed sizes. That's a 2Gbps NVMe drive over usb. The same transfer on 3Gbps NVMe drive takes about 5 seconds assuming 375MB/s.So to get the most benefit, you need big chunky files and frequent transfers.I was (for clarity) making the comment regarding the perceived benefit between 2Gbps and 3Gbps NVMe etc. It's a reasonable amount on paper but rarely manifests itself in huge day to day differences.


Solid explanation.
Adam_Juszczyk27/02/2020 14:38

How is this compare to Sabrent Rocket Q ? …How is this compare to Sabrent Rocket Q ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07ZZYWTBP/ref=psdcmw_430505031_t2_B07YFFX5MD


This is definitely the better drive, because:
- Sabrent has sneakily changed these drives to QLC instead of TLC (Google the diference - lower endurance, lower performance); the other non-Q Sabrent drives are TLC, as far as I know
- WD is more reputable and this comes with a 5Y warranty
sergiup27/02/2020 17:29

This is definitely the better drive, because:- Sabrent has sneakily …This is definitely the better drive, because:- Sabrent has sneakily changed these drives to QLC instead of TLC (Google the diference - lower endurance, lower performance); the other non-Q Sabrent drives are TLC, as far as I know- WD is more reputable and this comes with a 5Y warranty


Thanks!
sergiup27/02/2020 17:29

This is definitely the better drive, because:- Sabrent has sneakily …This is definitely the better drive, because:- Sabrent has sneakily changed these drives to QLC instead of TLC (Google the diference - lower endurance, lower performance); the other non-Q Sabrent drives are TLC, as far as I know- WD is more reputable and this comes with a 5Y warranty


I thought Sabrent had brought out the QLC after the TLC and they now sell both, with QLC being the cheaper of the two.
cactusbrandy27/02/2020 10:44

These were £89 in January via ebuyer eBay with code. I've got one as my …These were £89 in January via ebuyer eBay with code. I've got one as my main drive. They're great!


Thank you for bringing that up which I almost forgot. Now, I remembered posting that.
spannerzone27/02/2020 18:51

I thought Sabrent had brought out the QLC after the TLC and they now sell …I thought Sabrent had brought out the QLC after the TLC and they now sell both, with QLC being the cheaper of the two.


That could well be the case, I don't remember exactly! I do remember the TLC being a fair bit cheaper than it is now though...
It doesn’t really say if that’s TLC or QLC though
ArcaneSim27/02/2020 19:58

It doesn’t really say if that’s TLC or QLC though


Wd blue nvme definitely TLC
Sabrent Rocket Q definitely QLC
Sabrent Rocket (non-q) TLC
A quick google will show you full specs and controllers

Apparently the problem with the WD blue is doesn’t have external memory just internal cache and it’s quite small, hence the lower performance (and price) compared with other nvme
Edited by: "mchcreations" 27th Feb
Already posted
Jocky.Balboa27/02/2020 22:00

Already posted


Pretty sure I was the first to post at £99.99 but feel free to prove me wrong, I believe there was a post the other day at £105 ish?
modd1uk27/02/2020 22:13

Pretty sure I was the first to post at £99.99 but feel free to prove me …Pretty sure I was the first to post at £99.99 but feel free to prove me wrong, I believe there was a post the other day at £105 ish?


And 4p cheaper
hotukdeals.com/dea…229
Jocky.Balboa27/02/2020 22:19

And 4p cheaper …And 4p cheaper https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-blue-sn550-1tb-high-performance-m2-pcie-nvme-ssd-10499-at-amazon-3412229


That was posted on the 24th, and the price has since been edited ;). Nice try though. Either way, appreciate the comment, have a good evening.
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