WD Green 240GB M.2 Internal SSD £74.07 - Ebuyer
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WD Green 240GB M.2 Internal SSD £74.07 - Ebuyer

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Found 5th Nov
Internal SSD
240GB
M.2
3-year limited warranty

(Potential 1.5% TC)

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pedr0barbosa6 m ago

Green WD is extremely slow. Good for storage but don't try to play gta5 on …Green WD is extremely slow. Good for storage but don't try to play gta5 on that disc. You'll fall asleep until the game starts.


I assume you must be getting mixed up with the WD Green series of hard disks? They’re a completely different story to their SSDs, like comparing a bicycle to a car.

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BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then think of it like this...

HDDs are bicycles. You can have folding bikes, racing bikes, massive rusty granny bikes... But whatever bike you're talking about, they're all going to fall into a restricted range of speeds, even though some will clearly be capable of going faster than others.

SSDs are like cars. You can have tiny family runarounds, SUVs, sports cars, supercars... But whatever car you're talking about, they're ALL going to be able to go much much faster than any bicycle can.

The biggest leap in improvement is going from HDD to SSD. After that, you can gain a bit more performance by going from a slow SSD to a fast or very fast SSD - but they're all whizzy as anything compared to any HDD!
Edited by: "Genki" 6th Nov
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£74.54 on Amazon as an alternative to ebuyer. (Backorder).

These offer no real speed increases over traditional ssd's correct??

umirza859 m ago

These offer no real speed increases over traditional ssd's correct??


Yep, this specific model doesn't. Read 540MB/s, Write 465MB/s.

Better investing in Samsung 960 Evo, especially if you're considering swapping from normal ssd to m.2
Edited by: "konraddrozdz" 5th Nov

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A lot of new laptops come with a spare M.2 slot. You can’t fit a regular SSD into there.

The Samsung 960 Evo will cost you about £40 more so it’s more than one and a half times the price. Not really comparable.

konraddrozdz1 h, 40 m ago

Yep, this specific model doesn't. Read 540MB/s, Write 465MB/s.Better …Yep, this specific model doesn't. Read 540MB/s, Write 465MB/s.Better investing in Samsung 960 Evo, especially if you're considering swapping from normal ssd to m.2


Keep in mind that older laptops and especially tablets are SATA M.2 only or some are PCIe but are AHCI not NVMe and some are PCIe 2.0 or not 4 lanes (x4) but two.
Then there are different size drives, single or double sided etc; so there's a lot to consider.
Edited by: "Agharta" 6th Nov

Green WD is extremely slow. Good for storage but don't try to play gta5 on that disc. You'll fall asleep until the game starts.

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pedr0barbosa6 m ago

Green WD is extremely slow. Good for storage but don't try to play gta5 on …Green WD is extremely slow. Good for storage but don't try to play gta5 on that disc. You'll fall asleep until the game starts.


I assume you must be getting mixed up with the WD Green series of hard disks? They’re a completely different story to their SSDs, like comparing a bicycle to a car.

These are the same as other SSD drives just different connector, form factor and interface.

M.2 is the connector used (replaced the older mSata connector), 2280 is the size of the drive (22mm wide and 80mm long, other lengths are 2240/2242 and 2260) and the interface/bus is SATA (as opposed to the newer NVMe designed for SSD drives).

This drive is a good deal for a SATA based M.2 SSD (which could be paired with something like this to make a nice portable SSD) but if you have a laptop/PC with a M.2 port that supports NVMe then you are better off paying a little extra to get something like the Samsung 960 Evo as they will run up to about 4 times faster

Genki6 h, 12 m ago

I assume you must be getting mixed up with the WD Green series of hard …I assume you must be getting mixed up with the WD Green series of hard disks? They’re a completely different story to their SSDs, like comparing a bicycle to a car.


That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying into it, slow. Can't handle playing a high bitrate video (it stutters a lot, it can't keep up).

I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.

pedr0barbosa1 h, 6 m ago

That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying …That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying into it, slow. Can't handle playing a high bitrate video (it stutters a lot, it can't keep up).I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.


So because you've had "a" WD Green, your single example represents some kind of universal truth?

I've had plenty of WD Greens and they've all been capable of handling multiple high-bitrate HD streams (simultaneous recording/playback) without breaking sweat. You either had a faulty drive, a dud SATA controller/cable or your system was misconfigured in some way.

And no, this SSD isn't particularly fast when benchmarked against NVMe drives, but it will still be a huge speed upgrade over a HDD of any description, and the price isn't bad for the capacity these days. Heat OP.

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pedr0barbosa1 h, 28 m ago

That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying …That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying into it, slow. Can't handle playing a high bitrate video (it stutters a lot, it can't keep up).I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.



The catch is that it's not particularly big, and it's no faster than a regular SATA3 SSD (but it's still going to be massively faster than an old-fashioned HDD).

There are a lot of SSDs of this size around the £80-90 price range (e.g APACER AST280 240GB, Crucial MX300 275GB). You have to add another £30-40 if you want to buy one that really outstrips the performance of a SATA3 SSD.

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BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then think of it like this...

HDDs are bicycles. You can have folding bikes, racing bikes, massive rusty granny bikes... But whatever bike you're talking about, they're all going to fall into a restricted range of speeds, even though some will clearly be capable of going faster than others.

SSDs are like cars. You can have tiny family runarounds, SUVs, sports cars, supercars... But whatever car you're talking about, they're ALL going to be able to go much much faster than any bicycle can.

The biggest leap in improvement is going from HDD to SSD. After that, you can gain a bit more performance by going from a slow SSD to a fast or very fast SSD - but they're all whizzy as anything compared to any HDD!
Edited by: "Genki" 6th Nov

pedr0barbosa4 h, 18 m ago

That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying …That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying into it, slow. Can't handle playing a high bitrate video (it stutters a lot, it can't keep up).I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.


This SSD will still be considerably faster than any mechanical drive you can buy.

You can't compare a mechanical WD Green (intended for NAS drives,aimed at reliability not speed) with an m2 SSD, Completely different products.
Edited by: "Joehawkins609" 6th Nov

pedr0barbosa5 h, 29 m ago

I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a …I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.


Did you buy a Thinkpad from my eBay listing last week?
I had it for sale for five weeks at £240, no takers. Then I changed the price to a little over £300 and it sold within two hours.

Thanks
Edited by: "ITMA" 6th Nov

Can’t really see the deal here 🤔

Genki15 h, 10 m ago

BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then …BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then think of it like this...HDDs are bicycles. You can have folding bikes, racing bikes, massive rusty granny bikes... But whatever bike you're talking about, they're all going to fall into a restricted range of speeds, even though some will clearly be capable of going faster than others.SSDs are like cars. You can have tiny family runarounds, SUVs, sports cars, supercars... But whatever car you're talking about, they're ALL going to be able to go much much faster than any bicycle can.The biggest leap in improvement is going from HDD to SSD. After that, you can gain a bit more performance by going from a slow SSD to a fast or very fast SSD - but they're all whizzy as anything compared to any HDD!




you missed out electric bicycles..... ssd+hdd hybrids

pedr0barbosa6th Nov

That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying …That is correct. I've had a green WD hdd. For storage, perfect. Copying into it, slow. Can't handle playing a high bitrate video (it stutters a lot, it can't keep up).I know that this is an SSD, but with the price that low, it must have a catch.


Yes old HDD are slow. New ssds are not. So your input on these new ssds is largely irrelevant. There is no catch with this deal. Either your pc or laptop has an m2 slot for this or it doesn't.

The only difference in terms of speeds is some ssds have faster transfer rates. WD is a reputable company so there's no issue in terms of reliability with this ssd.

Genki5th Nov

A lot of new laptops come with a spare M.2 slot. You can’t fit a regular S …A lot of new laptops come with a spare M.2 slot. You can’t fit a regular SSD into there.The Samsung 960 Evo will cost you about £40 more so it’s more than one and a half times the price. Not really comparable.


To say they are 'not really comparable' is an understatement. Have you seen the difference in speed between this WD drive and the 960 EVO?

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…712

This drive, for an M2 slot anyway, is very slow. Yes the Samsung costs more, but you are getting a drive which is more reliable, and many many times faster. You are right though they're not really comparable

Genki6th Nov

BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then …BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then think of it like this...HDDs are bicycles. You can have folding bikes, racing bikes, massive rusty granny bikes... But whatever bike you're talking about, they're all going to fall into a restricted range of speeds, even though some will clearly be capable of going faster than others.SSDs are like cars. You can have tiny family runarounds, SUVs, sports cars, supercars... But whatever car you're talking about, they're ALL going to be able to go much much faster than any bicycle can.The biggest leap in improvement is going from HDD to SSD. After that, you can gain a bit more performance by going from a slow SSD to a fast or very fast SSD - but they're all whizzy as anything compared to any HDD!


If an SSD is a car, then 'true' M.2 drives like the 960s are more akin to say a jet fighter

Genki6th Nov

BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then …BTW, if you have never experienced the difference an SSD can make, then think of it like this...HDDs are bicycles. You can have folding bikes, racing bikes, massive rusty granny bikes... But whatever bike you're talking about, they're all going to fall into a restricted range of speeds, even though some will clearly be capable of going faster than others.SSDs are like cars. You can have tiny family runarounds, SUVs, sports cars, supercars... But whatever car you're talking about, they're ALL going to be able to go much much faster than any bicycle can.The biggest leap in improvement is going from HDD to SSD. After that, you can gain a bit more performance by going from a slow SSD to a fast or very fast SSD - but they're all whizzy as anything compared to any HDD!

How much faster us this compared to a sata 3 ssd such as samsung evo

Super rough guide that won’t stand up to exacting scrutiny. It will give people a bit of an idea.

HDD - 100 MB/s
Hybrid HDD 200MB/s
Old SSD - 300MB/s
New SSD - 550MB/s
M.2 SSD - 550MB/s
M.2 NVMe SSD - 3000MB/s

These are to put the form factors all in comparison. Not 100% benchmark values or dealing with differences in controllers, chip type, capacity, etc.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 12th Nov

Looking at upgrading a jumper esbook2 for giving it to my Dad. Does anyone know if this is the right one to add myself to it and if I upgrade my Dad's pc in the future I presume I can remove the ssd again?

Seems a good deal!

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fluidturbulence11 m ago

Looking at upgrading a jumper esbook2 for giving it to my Dad. Does anyone …Looking at upgrading a jumper esbook2 for giving it to my Dad. Does anyone know if this is the right one to add myself to it and if I upgrade my Dad's pc in the future I presume I can remove the ssd again?Seems a good deal!



Massive waste of money, if I understand the spec of that esbook2 correctly. I am guessing you're talking about something like this machine?
gearbest.com/lap…tml

The processor is super slow, so it seems a bit ridiculous to put an SSD in it (even if you could) that costs well over half what the PC does new today.

Besides, there's no indication in the specs that the laptop has a slot for this kind of SSD, and a customer asked a question about upgrading using an SSD and the vendor said it wasn't possible.
Edited by: "Genki" 14th Nov

yeah true. I have buyers remorse. Was complete impulse purchase. Still the machine is surprisingly snappy considering how weak it is

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fluidturbulence56 s ago

yeah true. I have buyers remorse. Was complete impulse purchase. Still the …yeah true. I have buyers remorse. Was complete impulse purchase. Still the machine is surprisingly snappy considering how weak it is



If it's mainly for web browsing and that sort of thing, I'm sure it's not bad at all. And the price is amazing.

Genki6 m ago

If it's mainly for web browsing and that sort of thing, I'm sure it's not …If it's mainly for web browsing and that sort of thing, I'm sure it's not bad at all. And the price is amazing.



techtablets.com/201…ro/ the rabbit hole I went down. Apologies for polluting thread. If anyone is on hte fence about ssd's once you ahve one you can't go back really
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