This is the ram you want if you want to pay the same amount of money as for any other but have a huge headroom if you want to try overclocking one day. Had 3 sets of 3000 & 3200mhz and they all ran at 3800MHz C16 no problem (and would probably do more but Ryzen 3xxx doesn't allow them.)
Seems the P2 in this deal came out in 2020. So probably an older drive. I won't buy seagate drives because i've had so many fail lol.
I must confess that I'm not certain. Both laptop M.2 issues occurred around April or May 2019. One Laptop (the Lenovo) was at work the other belong to a friend who had bought the drive off Amazon. They were both Crucial 500gb. They look like the ones in the image but I can't be certain it was the P2 if other 500gb variants are available.
Was it the P2 drive?
Is it worth buying an adapter card for these to use on slightly older boards, or just stick with stand alone SSDs?
Perhaps it's just an issue with laptops. Although one was made by HP and the other by Lenovo so it's more than one brand of Laptop. With the Lenovo failure I swapped out the Crucial M.2 for Samsung and the problem then went away. Both were 500GB Crucial M.2
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But the thing is you are talking about technical stuff that most people haven't got a clue about & would never attempt to recover data. At best they would pay someone else to do it. If you know what I mean.
Just check the wear levels in Crucial's software. You won't lose your data if an ssd wears out, worn blocks will be swapped out from over provision/spare area until there aren't any left. Once that happens it won't be able to write any more but the existing data is still readable. Had this with my crucial m4 last year.
If I lost my hard drive I would be stuffed. Very rarely back it up if ever. Too lazy. Not sure how many were in stock
Ah, forgot that part, I myself keep only games and a few irrelevant software on there so losing data wouldn't bother me? Depends on usage. Expired fast tho how many was in stock?
Macrium reflect, yes it would. You could Also do a fresh install if your computers registered to you ms account I'm sure. Log into Microsoft and check your devices there.
Needs expiring.Now £92,39
I've been thinking of swapping over to SSD. What program do people use nowadays to clone my existing drive onto a SSD and would it copy my Windows 10 licence ? I would prefer a fresh install but I can't find my Windows 10 licence and the stickers rubbed off.
I got the 1TB MX for £62.64 from amazon in April. This BX could be cheaper than this. Especially as 480GB is around £33
Same interface and can be used in laptop too. Also nowadays most people have laptops?
Why does the photo above show a laptop when this SSD is for a ‘desktop PC’? (confused)
Why? Is there another type of flash storage in 2.5" from factor with a sata connector that I don't know of?
I don't really know much about SSDs but the units that are drop ins for old hard drives, that are SATA I think will soon be a thing of the past. Perhaps a few drives will stick about, but this is has been technology.
Ordered the 2tb 3 days ago for £127 as already have the 1tb in a laptop, cracking ssd.
No too desperate for one, but I'll risk it and wait till prime day. If nothing doing then I'll just wait till something similar comes along as looks like prices on ssd's are dropping unlike most things now. Alas man cannot live on SSD's alone!!
Hi. This would be a special offer for Prime Day. Expect more price drops on the 21st June. Thanks.
Hi @merb0786 it seems like you know a lot about SSDs, is this just a special offer or are SSD prices coming down?
Just make sure you download your operating system on to a USB drive first.
where did you see it for 75? can you provide a link please, gonna get 2 for that price
Plenty of SN550 reviews out there. The Crucial P2 variants Crucial sent to reviewers sadly had TLC instead of QLC. The variant I received from Amazon had QLC (checked the NAND part numbers) and it dropped write speeds all the way down to 65MB/s once out of SLC (1TB variant). I have a 1TB version of the SN550 and it only really drops down to 850~900MB/s in a similar scenario, it's a much better drive all around. If you just want space, might as well get a 2TB SN550, the 4K Random Reads are more than good enough for it to feel nippy as an OS drive.
Yeah for media storage a traditional HDD is much better bang for buck
That’s great and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that (I use a 2TB crucial drive for general storage), but people don’t generally want/need that to store their photos and (pirate) films. If you said this would be an ideal game drive to store your collection without re-downloading it would have made more sense. If your needs are met by this though and you don’t mind the premium then it’s a solid choice. Not everyone on here is tech savvy after all, I just wouldn’t want anyone thinking they need this for storage vs a much cheaper mechanical drive
I'm using one as storage for a Mac mini m1 server and they are excellent for a no noise build. They also exceed the box specs and you can get over 1200 MB/s reading from it.
no dram is not better than my nvme thanks. maybe for ancient drives
I swear this has been posted so many times it should be permanently linked to ssd deals (embarrassed) I will say though that the latest high end Samsung drives are now DRAM less because they use 'Host Memory Buffer' technology to get around it. But that's all new stuff though and the rule of thumb for the moment is still DRAM = better.
why does dram mean more reliable? my nvme Kingston 2tb doesn't have dram but has 5 year/20000000TB data guarantee I think
It depends. The Kingston will be faster but doesn't have DRAM so potentially less reliable. I'd have a look at reviews but the Crucial MX is a legendary drive. Personally I got a Crucial MX 2tb because I don't want to waste my m.2 slots on cheaper drives. I have got a smaller nvme drive with DRAM (Kingston s2000) as my boot drive and a spare nvme slot which I'll fill when those fancy PCIe 4 drives get cheaper.
MSI Dragon Centre can control the RGB too if you have an MSI motherboard
Agree with keyboards, yes, especially using them at night.
In a darkened room the option to have UV reactive eye candy I like, not that I've had anything like that in about a decade XD
I like RGB. Not for rainbow unicorn type things, but say a keyboard, so keys are clearer. I do understand why someone would want a nice looking build. Back in the day we didn't have windowed cases and innards looked naff, so probably best. Now with LED's, why not have a colour scheme?
Sorry mate, still not sold on looking at psychedelic innards of a PC, maybe I have a very short attention span and the novelty wears off after a few seconds! :) .......Maybe it is good to show off to mates?