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better getting the intergral for £3 more as this is just basic SSD speeds and the intergral has read 2000 write 1600 this just has 500 cheers
i paid less not long back from Amazon for the nvme version, guess prices are on the increase again!
riccom27/03/2020 11:19

i paid less not long back from Amazon for the nvme version, guess prices …i paid less not long back from Amazon for the nvme version, guess prices are on the increase again!


Prices are definitely on the rise because of the obvious reasons
gopolog8627/03/2020 11:17

better getting the intergral for £3 more as this is just basic SSD speeds …better getting the intergral for £3 more as this is just basic SSD speeds and the intergral has read 2000 write 1600 this just has 500 cheers


If your system can support SATA and NVMe then yes go for the integral drive

Not all systems with a M.2 connectors can support NVMe and for those that can only support a SATA drive this is the only option
gavin127/03/2020 13:13

If your system can support SATA and NVMe then yes go for the integral …If your system can support SATA and NVMe then yes go for the integral drive Not all systems with a M.2 connectors can support NVMe and for those that can only support a SATA drive this is the only option


Yes but why would you buy this over a m2 nvme? As even if your current one does not support it your next one would, so you would have to upgrade AGAIN
gopolog8627/03/2020 13:44

Yes but why would you buy this over a m2 nvme? As even if your current one …Yes but why would you buy this over a m2 nvme? As even if your current one does not support it your next one would, so you would have to upgrade AGAIN


Because you need more space now??


Machines ,especially at the budget end of the market, are still coming with SATA only support on the M.2 socket
gavin127/03/2020 14:43

Because you need more space now??Machines ,especially at the budget end of …Because you need more space now??Machines ,especially at the budget end of the market, are still coming with SATA only support on the M.2 socket


Nothing to do with space BUT speed,why buy a m2 with only 500 speed or one for £3 more with 4x the speed for the future if you get a better motherboard, ifyou can't understand that then obviously I can't help you
Edited by: "gopolog86" 27th Mar
gopolog8627/03/2020 18:13

Nothing to do with space BUT speed,why buy a m2 with only 500 speed or one …Nothing to do with space BUT speed,why buy a m2 with only 500 speed or one for £3 more with 4x the speed for the future if you get a better motherboard, ifyou can't understand that then obviously I can't help you


Your mixing up the conenctor and the drive type. M.2 is JUST the connector on the motherboard.

Its a bit silly to buy a drive that will not work in your computer jsut to try and future proof the purchase.


Some motherboards have M.2 socket but only support SATA drives, if you buy a NVMe drive it might physcally fit but will not work in the device.

Similarly some boards ONLY support NVMe drives, if you were to buy this then again it might fit but will not work in the device.

Other boards support both, and there are other devices that can use the M.2 socket like WIFI and Cellualr modem cards.

There are cut outs on the connections to try help, an M.2 NVME drive has a cut out in the M position but the M.2SATA drive has the B&M poitions cut out. Assuming the makers used the right sockets a M.2 SATA drive will not fit in a machine that can only use NVMe drives, however a M.2 NMVE drive CAN fit in a machine that can only use SATA, it jsut wont work.

Yes if your device supports NMVe you should use it, but not all devices can, and as Hello_goodbye pointed out the length also matters.
gavin127/03/2020 18:57

Your mixing up the conenctor and the drive type. M.2 is JUST the …Your mixing up the conenctor and the drive type. M.2 is JUST the connector on the motherboard.Its a bit silly to buy a drive that will not work in your computer jsut to try and future proof the purchase.Some motherboards have M.2 socket but only support SATA drives, if you buy a NVMe drive it might physcally fit but will not work in the device.Similarly some boards ONLY support NVMe drives, if you were to buy this then again it might fit but will not work in the device.Other boards support both, and there are other devices that can use the M.2 socket like WIFI and Cellualr modem cards. There are cut outs on the connections to try help, an M.2 NVME drive has a cut out in the M position but the M.2SATA drive has the B&M poitions cut out. Assuming the makers used the right sockets a M.2 SATA drive will not fit in a machine that can only use NVMe drives, however a M.2 NMVE drive CAN fit in a machine that can only use SATA, it jsut wont work.Yes if your device supports NMVe you should use it, but not all devices can, and as Hello_goodbye pointed out the length also matters.


Only ever owned boards that take at least the drive, maybe not the full speed etc that's what I'm getting, even so this should really be cheaper considering the speed difference between them
gopolog8627/03/2020 20:28

Only ever owned boards that take at least the drive, maybe not the full …Only ever owned boards that take at least the drive, maybe not the full speed etc that's what I'm getting, even so this should really be cheaper considering the speed difference between them


why?

Its the same components, memory, circuitryand a flash memory controller, just for different standards? NNMe is newer than SATA, just becasue its slower it doesnt make it cheaper to make.
gavin128/03/2020 09:38

why?Its the same components, memory, circuitryand a flash memory …why?Its the same components, memory, circuitryand a flash memory controller, just for different standards? NNMe is newer than SATA, just becasue its slower it doesnt make it cheaper to make.


If You are happy to pay basically the same price for 4x less speed OK THEN!!
gopolog8628/03/2020 12:17

If You are happy to pay basically the same price for 4x less speed OK …If You are happy to pay basically the same price for 4x less speed OK THEN!!


You missing the point.

As has been said if you can use NVMe you should it has better performace, but if your computer cannot support NVMe then you need a SATA drive.

It does not matter how many times faster or what the price difference of any drive is if the computer will not recognise it.
gavin128/03/2020 12:29

You missing the point.As has been said if you can use NVMe you should it …You missing the point.As has been said if you can use NVMe you should it has better performace, but if your computer cannot support NVMe then you need a SATA drive. It does not matter how many times faster or what the price difference of any drive is if the computer will not recognise it.


Some people just have to be right dude, can't win 🤦🏽
gavin128/03/2020 12:29

You missing the point.As has been said if you can use NVMe you should it …You missing the point.As has been said if you can use NVMe you should it has better performace, but if your computer cannot support NVMe then you need a SATA drive. It does not matter how many times faster or what the price difference of any drive is if the computer will not recognise it.


Hi, after your comments I checked my laptop and this guy confirms that I can't upgrade my laptop to an NVMe drive.
ASUS Zenbook UX305CA SSD Upgrade Guide (scroll to 3.45 mins)

I only need more space, so this drive will suit my needs.
Edited by: "Kata_Tjuta" 29th Mar
gavin127/03/2020 13:13

If your system can support SATA and NVMe then yes go for the integral …If your system can support SATA and NVMe then yes go for the integral drive Not all systems with a M.2 connectors can support NVMe and for those that can only support a SATA drive this is the only option


How do I know if my m.2 port supports nvme
steevojohno02/04/2020 19:50

How do I know if my m.2 port supports nvme


Unfortunatly there isn't a way to tell with certainly just by looking.

If you taker a look at atpinc.com/blo…t-3 it shows the keys that could be in use,

that may help you work out which your sysytem takes, my Dell can take either a SATA and a NVME in its; M.2 socket, but I vaguely remember that the BIOS can only access a NVME.

Sorry that not a lot of help, but the best resource is the user manual or the manufactuers forums
gavin102/04/2020 20:04

Unfortunatly there isn't a way to tell with certainly just by looking.If …Unfortunatly there isn't a way to tell with certainly just by looking.If you taker a look at https://www.atpinc.com/blog/what-is-m.2-M-B-BM-key-socket-3 it shows the keys that could be in use, that may help you work out which your sysytem takes, my Dell can take either a SATA and a NVME in its; M.2 socket, but I vaguely remember that the BIOS can only access a NVME.Sorry that not a lot of help, but the best resource is the user manual or the manufactuers forums


Think it's a 256gb max m.2 sata it is an mkey though
Edited by: "steevojohno" 2nd Apr
steevojohno02/04/2020 20:11

Think it's a 256gb max m.2 sata it is an mkey though


Sorry I can try and point you in the right direction, but I don't want to tell you one thing or another, as I don't want you to go out and buy a drive that then will not work.

The fact that two differing drive types can fit into the same socket is a bit of a pigs ear to be honest
gavin102/04/2020 20:18

Sorry I can try and point you in the right direction, but I don't want to …Sorry I can try and point you in the right direction, but I don't want to tell you one thing or another, as I don't want you to go out and buy a drive that then will not work. The fact that two differing drive types can fit into the same socket is a bit of a pigs ear to be honest


Yeh it's a bit stupid port should have been designed to take 1 or the other
steevojohno02/04/2020 20:20

Yeh it's a bit stupid port should have been designed to take 1 or the …Yeh it's a bit stupid port should have been designed to take 1 or the other


256 GB M.2 SATA (MLC)

● 256 GB M.2 SATA (TLC)
What is mlc tlc
steevojohno02/04/2020 20:23

256 GB M.2 SATA (MLC)● 256 GB M.2 SATA (TLC)What is mlc tlc


Should I get a m. 2 mkey or does mandb key work also
Seems to have already been posted: hotukdeals.com/dea…247 Not sure what the acceptable time lapse for reposting is though.
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