Western Digital 256GB M.2 SSD £73.50 @ Amazon
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Western Digital 256GB M.2 SSD £73.50 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Apr
Description
Product Description
WD Black Pie WDS256G1X0C - Solid state drive - 256 GB - internal - M.2 2280 - PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NV Me) - With sequential read speeds up to 2050MB/s, the WD Black Pie Gen3 x4 NV Me-based SSD unlocks a new level of performance for high-performance PC users.

Box Contains
1x Black PCIe SSD 256 GB

About this item
Features
Ideal for: Running the most demanding games, VR applications and creative software on your computer
Sequential read speeds up to 2050 MB/s more than three times faster than a SATA SSD
Optimised heat management to help maintain consistent high performance during intense workloads (WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations)
Industry-leading 1.75 M hours MTTF for lasting reliability
Free downloadable WD SSD dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
Product information
Brand Western Digital
Product Dimensions 8 x 2.2 x 0.2 cm
Item model number WDS256G1X0C
Series WDS256G1X0C
Color Black
Hard Drive Size 256 GB

Seems like a lot of M.2 SSD storage for the price from a reliable brand.
Community Updates
- Sequential Read up to (MB/s): 2050
- Sequential Write up to (MB/s): 700
- Random Read up to (IOPS): 170k
- Random Write up to (IOPS): 130k
- Endurance (TBW) 80tb

Note the low tbw, also the iops on athe nvme are on the low side for nvme but still way faster that sata 3/600

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13 Comments
Hell of a good price!!
Write speed looks like it's up to 600MB/s which is a little slow for me. Was so close to buying one. Bah.

Still a cracking find tho OP!
This development should speed up the reduction of SSD based prices all around.

m.hexus.net/tec…ng/
richyjwill25 m ago

Write speed looks like it's up to 600MB/s which is a little slow for me. …Write speed looks like it's up to 600MB/s which is a little slow for me. Was so close to buying one. Bah.Still a cracking find tho OP!



low tbw as well, only 80tb i've done 12tb in about 9 months
taras12 m ago

low tbw as well, only 80tb i've done 12tb in about 9 months


Still going to get 5 years out of it minimum. Most drives when tested carry on working just fine well past the specs.

These drives are likely on clearance, there's a new 3D version just launched that's massively quicker.
MagicBoy28 m ago

Still going to get 5 years out of it minimum. Most drives when tested …Still going to get 5 years out of it minimum. Most drives when tested carry on working just fine well past the specs.These drives are likely on clearance, there's a new 3D version just launched that's massively quicker.


true, just stating that it has a low TBW
I have a question with compatibility of these low price M2 SSD with my MacbookPro11,1 - full question here on another SSD listing:

hotukdeals.com/com…880
ElBuc45 m ago

I have a question with compatibility of these low price M2 SSD with my …I have a question with compatibility of these low price M2 SSD with my MacbookPro11,1 - full question here on another SSD listing:https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/33624880

These drives are not compatible with a macbook.
FireOnAWire1 h, 15 m ago

These drives are not compatible with a macbook.


Thanks for the info. Do you know what the specific features I should be looking for are?
ElBuc2 h, 21 m ago

Thanks for the info. Do you know what the specific features I should be …Thanks for the info. Do you know what the specific features I should be looking for are?


Unsurprisingly Apple uses a proprietary format PCIe SSD so upgrading is as difficult as it gets. Using off the shelf parts requires no courage which is why Apple chooses to make their own interface standard that nobody else in the world uses.
Therefore the only way to upgrade your storage would be to either buy a specific drive designed for macbooks like you linked on the other thread or perhaps buy one that someone has removed from a similar model macbook.
FireOnAWire2 h, 51 m ago

Unsurprisingly Apple uses a proprietary format PCIe SSD so upgrading is as …Unsurprisingly Apple uses a proprietary format PCIe SSD so upgrading is as difficult as it gets. Using off the shelf parts requires no courage which is why Apple chooses to make their own interface standard that nobody else in the world uses.Therefore the only way to upgrade your storage would be to either buy a specific drive designed for macbooks like you linked on the other thread or perhaps buy one that someone has removed from a similar model macbook.


I think I'm best off getting a USB 3 enclosure with cheap SSD inside.
It's probably worth mentioning that the SSD in this deal (WDS256G1X0C) is due to be replaced by a faster model with higher endurance very soon (Model No.: WDS250G2X0C).

- Sequential Read up to (MB/s): 3000 (from 2050)
- Sequential Write up to (MB/s): 1600 (from 700)
- Random Read up to (IOPS): 220k (from 170k)
- Random Write up to (IOPS): 170k (from 130k)
- Endurance (TBW) 200TB (from 80TB)

Review: The Western Digital WD Black 3D NAND SSD Review: EVO Meets Its Match

When you take into account the ~29% performance drop you get with NVMe SSDs and the Spectre/Meltdown patches it makes sense to buy a faster SSD.
FYI
Works in Synology nas if your model has the option
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