WD Green 240GB M.2 SSD £73.04 @ Amazon
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WD Green 240GB M.2 SSD £73.04 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"hanpan999"Found 3rd Dec
This would be a pretty decent deal for a 2.5" SSD, so considering this is an M.2 SSD, it's a fantastic deal imo. I know it's been down to this low in the past, but it is still a great price, especially if you're looking to improve laptop performance.

  • Ideal for: DIY PC gamers and everyday users storing operating software and applications for quick system boot and load times
  • SLC (single-level cell) caching boosts write performance to quickly perform everyday tasks
  • Ultra-low power-draw so you can use your laptop PC for longer periods of time
  • Shock resistant and WD F.I.T. lab certification for compatibility across a wide range of computers
  • Downloadable WD SSD dashboard to easily monitor your drive

Top comments

timidluke42 m ago

960 evo is almost 5x faster


Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.

In practical terms, i.e. for everyone else, NVMe drives are not noticeably faster than a standard SATA3 SSD, despite boasting up to six times the read speed and up to three times the write speed.

m.2 is still nice to have - fewer cables inside the PC - but getting wrapped up about NVMe speed vs SATA is little more than fanboyism or ignorance.

Full disclosure: I've had NVMe drives in my main rig for the past 18 months. I also have a couple of 500GB SATA3 SSDs and a SATA3 m.2 drive in there - no spinning rust in any of my rigs other than my servers.
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 3rd Dec
23 Comments

this is m.2 sata drive, not PCIe

shata not nvme

Ruffuz7 m ago

this is m.2 sata drive, not PCIe


M.2 is pci express type

GlesgaNed1 m ago

M.2 is pci express type



Computer bus interfaces provided through the M.2 connector are PCI Express 3.0 (up to four lanes), Serial ATA 3.0, and USB 3.0 (a single logical port for each of the latter two). It is up to the manufacturer of the M.2 host or device to select which interfaces are to be supported, depending on the desired level of host support and device type.

GlesgaNed22 m ago

M.2 is pci express type


No, not necessarily. Over M.2 you can implement SATA, USB or PCIe 4x. This is a SATA implementation, so essentially a waste of a handy M.2 slot (assuming you've got spare SATA ports).

M.2 is the physical connector type then it's what signalling is run over it like SATA, PCI express etc

So sick of people jumping up & down like some kind of geek police trying to correct people. Even if that was wrong everyone know what it is, the interface mechanically & electrically so just sit yourself down, you're as welcome as the Grammar Nazis.

If your board supports it I'd save up the extra and get the Samsung Evo for £110ish
Edited by: "Rich44" 3rd Dec

tempt2 h, 41 m ago

shata not nvme


yup, shata slower than standard 2.5 shata too

Rich442 h, 13 m ago

M.2 is the physical connector type then it's what signalling is run over …M.2 is the physical connector type then it's what signalling is run over it like SATA, PCI express etcSo sick of people jumping up & down like some kind of geek police trying to correct people. Even if that was wrong everyone know what it is, the interface mechanically & electrically so just sit yourself down, you're as welcome as the Grammar Nazis. If your board supports it I'd save up the extra and get the Samsung Evo for £110ish


What this guy said, also fed up of missing sales for my laptop that can only support this speed because people think this m.2 is 5x faster than their 2.5 sata.
My 960 evo is going nicely in my main though

Rich442 h, 54 m ago

M.2 is the physical connector type then it's what signalling is run over …M.2 is the physical connector type then it's what signalling is run over it like SATA, PCI express etcSo sick of people jumping up & down like some kind of geek police trying to correct people. Even if that was wrong everyone know what it is, the interface mechanically & electrically so just sit yourself down, you're as welcome as the Grammar Nazis. If your board supports it I'd save up the extra and get the Samsung Evo for £110ish


Whats the difference between the 2

Am I the only one here weirded out by a "green" SSD?

I mean, I know this is WD's equivilant to the Samsung EVO series but still, "green" is not something you associate with SSDs, which are known for speed/performance.
Edited by: "GonnaBeThatGuy" 3rd Dec

GonnaBeThatGuy19 m ago

Am I the only one here weirded out by a "green" SSD?I mean, I know this is …Am I the only one here weirded out by a "green" SSD?I mean, I know this is WD's equivilant to the Samsung EVO series but still, "green" is not something you associate with SSDs, which are known for speed/performance.


doesnt touch samsung evo performance

RedRain53 m ago

Whats the difference between the 2


960 evo is almost 5x faster

timidluke42 m ago

960 evo is almost 5x faster


Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.

In practical terms, i.e. for everyone else, NVMe drives are not noticeably faster than a standard SATA3 SSD, despite boasting up to six times the read speed and up to three times the write speed.

m.2 is still nice to have - fewer cables inside the PC - but getting wrapped up about NVMe speed vs SATA is little more than fanboyism or ignorance.

Full disclosure: I've had NVMe drives in my main rig for the past 18 months. I also have a couple of 500GB SATA3 SSDs and a SATA3 m.2 drive in there - no spinning rust in any of my rigs other than my servers.
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 3rd Dec

SlightlyFoxed6 m ago

Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.In …Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.In practical terms, i.e. for everyone else, NVMe drives are not noticeably faster than a standard SATA3 SSD, despite boasting up to six times the read speed and up to three times the write speed.m.2 is still nice to have - fewer cables inside the PC - but getting wrapped up about NVMe speed vs SATA is little more than fanboyism or ignorance.Full disclosure: I've had NVMe drives in my main rig for the past 18 months. I also have a couple of 500GB SATA3 SSDs and a SATA3 m.2 drive in there - no spinning rust in any of my rigs other than my servers.


Agree fully, 960 evo and sata3 in my main and looking for m.2 sata for laptop. Was just giving a dumbed down on paper comparison

GonnaBeThatGuy3 h, 25 m ago

Am I the only one here weirded out by a "green" SSD?I mean, I know this is …Am I the only one here weirded out by a "green" SSD?I mean, I know this is WD's equivilant to the Samsung EVO series but still, "green" is not something you associate with SSDs, which are known for speed/performance.


It is a bit odd they didn't change the branding from their hard drives I have to admit. I've been building systems for years and I just automatically associate the Western Digital Green product range with slower storage only drives, not fast SSDs.

Silly marketing department is silly!

+Heat for the price though.

whY arent their std 2.5 drives this price?

GwanGy1 h, 28 m ago

whY arent their std 2.5 drives this price?


tempt20 h, 40 m ago

shata not nvme




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"Shata not nvme you shay"

SlightlyFoxed3rd Dec

Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.In …Yeah, if all you do is run SSD benchmarks and drool over the numbers.In practical terms, i.e. for everyone else, NVMe drives are not noticeably faster than a standard SATA3 SSD, despite boasting up to six times the read speed and up to three times the write speed.m.2 is still nice to have - fewer cables inside the PC - but getting wrapped up about NVMe speed vs SATA is little more than fanboyism or ignorance.Full disclosure: I've had NVMe drives in my main rig for the past 18 months. I also have a couple of 500GB SATA3 SSDs and a SATA3 m.2 drive in there - no spinning rust in any of my rigs other than my servers.


Not strictly true.

NVME also affects CPU overhead and IOPS that can be handles so there are benefits over and above straight data throughput.

I agree that focusing purely on benchmarks would be silly, however using Linux based thoughput monitoring I've found that NVME is about 100% faster (and for lower CPU overhead) in real world usage over SATA M.2 drives.

Of course YMMV.

Bought a 250gb blue:) i swear they seem a little faster than the green and it's going in my new desktop! Should I boot from the bugger?

GwanGy4th Dec

whY arent their std 2.5 drives this price?


The crucial ones are a bit cheaper I think

Right so I've got a z87m oc formula and I don't think it supports booting from pcie ssd's, does anyone know if this would work as it's sata? Or am I just better off going with standard 2.5"?
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