Western Digital 240GB WD GREEN M.2 2280 SSD - WDS240G1G0B - £68.02 Amazon
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Western Digital 240GB WD GREEN M.2 2280 SSD - WDS240G1G0B - £68.02 Amazon

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Found 1st Feb
It's cheaper than the BLUE version
Here's some blurb about that, from the horse's mouth.

WD Green SSD:

WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great




option for everyday use. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and in




both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors, WD Green SSDs deliver




an ultra-low power-draw, enabling PC users to work longer between




battery charges. WD Green features sequential read and write times of up




to 540MB/s and 405MB/s and endurance up to 80TBW.


WD Blue SSD:




For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are




optimized for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. Perfect in




either a notebook or desktop PC, WD Blue SSDs are available in 250GB,




500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280




form factors. The WD Blue SSD offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s




sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400 TBW.
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This is one of the old non-3D NAND versions I think so not quite a fast.
mikedigitales8 m ago

This is one of the old non-3D NAND versions I think so not quite a fast.



Your not kidding. Read speed 540 MB per second compared to 3,200 MB per second
Data Transfer Rate 540 MB per second compared to 3,938 MB per second
Edited by: "SixtyFive" 1st Feb
Good for somebody moving from HDD to SSD as the increased performance will be visible. But for somebody who already got SSD this model is rather poor choice.
Noob question. But difference in ssd drive and this?
raidenpatel7 m ago

Noob question. But difference in ssd drive and this?


I assume you mean your more conventional 2.5" SSD? If so, this goes into a dedicated expansion slot for these types of drives and not connected directly up through your typical SATA interface found on 2.5" drives.
Speaks SATA over M.2 so check compatibility with your laptop or motherboard (there are some that only speak PCI-E, not many but some).
Cheaper than the same spec in 2.5" so that's HOT imo.
WD greens are always slow, they are designed to be energy efficient first.
SixtyFive1 h, 35 m ago

Your not kidding. Read speed 540 MB per second compared to 3,200 MB per …Your not kidding. Read speed 540 MB per second compared to 3,200 MB per secondData Transfer Rate 540 MB per second compared to 3,938 MB per second


So basically 3D NAND and NVME is the same thing?
rayaanwasty33 m ago

So basically 3D NAND and NVME is the same thing?


No, 3D is the way the memory cells are stacked to improve density. NAND is the type of memory that can retain data without power. NVMe is the interface used to address the memory. Google is your friend.
Edited by: "Marek" 1st Feb
Good deal, if its what you want. Heated.
MegacComrade1 h, 23 m ago

WD greens are always slow, they are designed to be energy efficient first.


SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean slow, shit and a total con. No one in their right mind would put a traditional SATA speed SSD in an M.2 slot with 4x faster NVME so readily availbale now.
malhal41 m ago

SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean …SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean slow, shit and a total con. No one in their right mind would put a traditional SATA speed SSD in an M.2 slot with 4x faster NVME so readily availbale now.


You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their physical friends, but the energy used is linked to their speed. NVME drives (some even 6x faster than this) run very hot and use power in doing so. More than a slower drive might. High power, high heat, more cooling required. In a laptop this drive could be beneficial and keep temperatures down - an overheating NVME will run slowly anyway if overheating. Finally, many older machines have M.2 slots that don't support NVME at all...so a SATA drive is the only option - not all slots support both.
ro53ben2 h, 41 m ago

You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their …You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their physical friends, but the energy used is linked to their speed. NVME drives (some even 6x faster than this) run very hot and use power in doing so. More than a slower drive might. High power, high heat, more cooling required. In a laptop this drive could be beneficial and keep temperatures down - an overheating NVME will run slowly anyway if overheating. Finally, many older machines have M.2 slots that don't support NVME at all...so a SATA drive is the only option - not all slots support both.


I've even seen ARM boards that advertise the M.2 slot as being "for LTE cards only" meaning it carries USB, but not SATA or PCIE. What a mess these single-connector many-protocol things are getting to be.
This is the lowest it's been on Amazon so a good price for that reason. I think most people won't notice speed differences between this and the 'blue' version in day-to-day usage.
ro53ben19 h, 35 m ago

You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their …You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their physical friends, but the energy used is linked to their speed. NVME drives (some even 6x faster than this) run very hot and use power in doing so. More than a slower drive might. High power, high heat, more cooling required. In a laptop this drive could be beneficial and keep temperatures down - an overheating NVME will run slowly anyway if overheating. Finally, many older machines have M.2 slots that don't support NVME at all...so a SATA drive is the only option - not all slots support both.



malhal20 h, 17 m ago

SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean …SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean slow, shit and a total con. No one in their right mind would put a traditional SATA speed SSD in an M.2 slot with 4x faster NVME so readily availbale now.



Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts about this specific item.

The WDC specifications says:-

1. WD Green ™ SSD 240 GB uses Average Active Power 0.080 Watts ; Max Read/Write Operating 2.8 Watts
2. WD Green WD20NPVT (*) 2.0 TB 2.5" form factor, Read/Write Power : 1.7 Watts , Idle Mode 0.80 Watts
3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB/512GB uses Avg. Active Power 0.135 watts; Low Power Mode PS3 0.05 watts
Edited by: "splender" 2nd Feb
splender28 m ago

Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts …Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts about this specific item.The WDC specifications says:-1. WD Green ™ SSD 240 GB uses Average Active Power 0.080 Watts ; Max Read/Write Operating 2.8 Watts2. WD Green WD20NPVT (*) 2.0 TB 2.5" form factor, Read/Write Power : 1.7 Watts , Idle Mode 0.80 Watts3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB/512GB uses Avg. Active Power 0.135 watts; Low Power Mode PS3 0.05 watts


Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives using not only facts but also personal experience. I run the Samsumg Evo960 in my own rig and it runs very got compared to my legacy SSD drives. it also uses more power.

samsung.com/sem…vo/

You'll see it typically uses 5.3 Watts of power, around double this green drive. It also uses 40mW at idle, which is 33% more than this Green drive.

In comparison, this Green drive runs both cooler and uses less power - exactly what I claimed it would in comparison to an NVMe drive that runs 6x faster.

The Black drive to which you compare, presumably to try and prove an invalid argument, does not run 6x faster. It's slow and some 30% slower than the Evo960. It's not comparable in any way but still uses MORE power than this green drive, so I'm not sure what you are trying to prove.

Let's summarise those stats:

1) WD Green 540MB/s M.2 SATA SSD 240GB - 80mW
2) WD Black 2050MB/s M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB - 135mW (more power)
3) Samsung EVO960 3200MB/s PCIe NVMe 250GB - 5300mW (lots more power)

Thanks for playing Mr Fake News.
ro53ben2nd Feb

Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives …Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives using not only facts but also personal experience. I run the Samsumg Evo960 in my own rig and it runs very got compared to my legacy SSD drives. it also uses more power.http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/960evo/You'll see it typically uses 5.3 Watts of power, around double this green drive. It also uses 40mW at idle, which is 33% more than this Green drive.In comparison, this Green drive runs both cooler and uses less power - exactly what I claimed it would in comparison to an NVMe drive that runs 6x faster.The Black drive to which you compare, presumably to try and prove an invalid argument, does not run 6x faster. It's slow and some 30% slower than the Evo960. It's not comparable in any way but still uses MORE power than this green drive, so I'm not sure what you are trying to prove.Let's summarise those stats:1) WD Green 540MB/s M.2 SATA SSD 240GB - 80mW2) WD Black 2050MB/s M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB - 135mW (more power)3) Samsung EVO960 3200MB/s PCIe NVMe 250GB - 5300mW (lots more power)Thanks for playing Mr Fake News.



You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a deal, it is £68 for a Green branding WD, meaning it is a slower unit, no point in you stating 6X anything to make a counter-point, he is right and wrong, against @malhal

Critical reason why that you were unreasonable and that you created fake news and allegation (he is right and wrong) against @malhal :-

@malhal said ""SSDs are already low energy."

Say this is applied to mean all SSDs in the world. This is 100% accurate and true (compared to hard disks). He is not wrong.

You chose a specific product in this entire family of all SSDs, the Samsung Evo 960 at 6X, and said he is both right and wrong!

You shouldn't choose a specific item in a huge family of products and say a person is both right and wrong for a statement about a general characteristic of a family of products. (It is a universal truth that in a family of products, faster speeds always use more energy than slower speed. That's the principle of thermodynamics.)

QED.
Edited by: "splender" 2nd Feb
splender47 m ago

You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a …You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a deal, it is £68 for a Green branding WD, meaning it is a slower unit, no point in you stating 6X anything to make a counter-point, he is right and wrong, against @malhal Critical reason why that you were unreasonable and that you created fake news and allegation (he is right and wrong) against @malhal :-@malhal said ""SSDs are already low energy."Say this is applied to mean all SSDs in the world. This is 100% accurate and true (compared to hard disks). He is not wrong.You chose a specific product in this entire family of all SSDs, the Samsung Evo 960 at 6X, and said he is both right and wrong! You shouldn't choose a specific item in a huge family of products and say a person is both right and wrong for a statement about a general characteristic of a family of products. (It is a universal truth that in a family of products, faster speeds always use more energy than slower speed. That's the principle of thermodynamics.)QED.


To put it another way...he was both right and wrong. He said nobody in their right mind would put a SATA drive in an M.2 slot - I've gave reasons why they would.

You, on the other hand, were just wrong. I've already explained why.
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