Thanks for posting. Could you remember to include the price and merchant in the deal title?
All M.2 SSD Discounts, Offers and Sale - December 2018
What about the delivery cost?
My sources indicate 1TB NVME M.2 will be with us in days for sub £100 (ninja)
Hoping the 1TB deal comes back at Amazon for a 180 notes.
In before someone mentions a time machine.
In before someone mentions old Amazon £89 deal....
Back up to £128.99, and still showing as 'temporarily out of stock'. Expire?
Prices are dripping so quickly it will be cold by tomorrow. Hmm can I get this delivered to an Amazon locker, and get it in my laptop while my wife is at work and forget to mention it?
Missed it :/ thanks anyway though. Hopefully there'll be few more of these deals before the month is out.
I’ve had one for a few months now as a boot and main drive in an extremely small ITX PC. I’ve never seen the temps go beyond 60c during normal use.
yes i can confirm it can get rather warm.. but on the whole has had little impact in normal day to day usage ... at least for me...your mileage may vary
also got mine aswell and very glad its the real deal!
Mines arrived. Happy day. Now in my desktop or ebay...
If i am honest, i suspect we might see more deals around this price next year. We have seen decent branded 1tb drives go for ~£120-£130 before so under £100 isn't too much of a stretch. I still cant work out if this was a mistake or a genuine price by ebuyer! It does seem cheap for an 860 evo.
Gutted I missed this ;( but for those who got an order in glad ebuyer seemed to (mostly) honor the price. Any similar m2 ssd deals around at the moment? Think there is any hope ebuyer will restock at the same price?
Said my transaction was voided so no ssd for me :(
Does this help
I have a HP Probook 455 G3 running quite slowly.. would I be able to swap out the HDD for this?
M2 SSDs are not intrinsically faster than Sata. I wouldn't even bother buying M2 unless it's NVME with at least double the speeds of SATA (like some of those cheaper Adata ones which still break through 1000mbps). It's just wasting the space where you can put a genuinely fast drive in. This drive is interchangeable with the likes of the Kingston A400 SSDs in my eyes.
Great price Recently installed this on a Asus rog laptop as boot drive. Super fast now fixed 100% disk usage bug that was driving me nuts :)
Thank you. Wondered why it was so cheap.
At those temps it won't. Damn so close to buying this. Just read this Techpowerup review and so tempted. Just splurged on some WC parts recently and just thinking I shouldn't blow more on the PC (LOL).
Never noticed any, Anytime I checked the temperature it was always around 25 Deg C
Ahh, cool. What are temps like? experince any throttling, etc?
I never used it as my Gigabyte board had already one fitted.
Nice :) . Is the included heatsink useful?
now its £90 with £5cash back
This is available again. Great price.
Out of stock at the special price
Yep, waiting for that.
Heated, even without the cashback it's still a good price.
And it's back up to £495. Good job really, as I was getting tempted to pull the trigger, even though I have little need for it before February.
Thanks! Don't worry, I knew what I was in for when I posted it, but was willing to brave the cold to be helpful (angel) I've even managed to bite my tongue this whole time.
Good price indeed! Thx :)
Congratulations on your first post :) Ignore the negative votes as its at its lowest price showing up on Camelcamel
If you need 2tb of NVME storage in a single drive such as in a laptop then your options are very limited. The Intel 660p starts at about £300 but it's much slower. Most people probably don't need it or could have multiple drives in a desktop although these aren't much cheaper and less than 1tb are also slower. While everyone would love for this to be cheaper it's cheap for this drive.
I would be surprised if the 22% raw speed increase over the Crucial SSD would be noticed whilst gaming, although I guess it depends on how much intensive disk I/O the game is doing. I'm not saying don't go for this over the crucial but I'd recommend further investigation. Sorry for perhaps pointing out the obvious but the Crucial SSD is a SATA interface and this is PCIE. so the two drives may or may not be interchangeable depending on your hardware......
On benchmarks this is 122 % quicker then normal crucial mx500 ssd. Can you actually see difference in gaming?
Because unless you have a time machine this is the cheapest that you can buy one for at the moment.
Still have a 1tb 861 here waiting to be plugged in. Must have been 3-4 months or more !
You're right, and I hadn't spotted that. But that deal has expired, and £195.93 is possibly the cheapest deal right now. If you need one of these today, it's going to be a good deal.
I remember buying the 250gb for 120£ with rainbow six;( ;( .. Heat..
Looks like £6.95 delivery comes to £107.93. Extra extra £1 from amazon for convienice.
£99 at aria
Maybe you will but watching them for the past 2-3 months at £200+ I'll jump in and buy as many as possible!
And if they 1 TB comes down to this price we will be discussing how low they are going to go and holding off....
Basically, this. If you're buying for you main system drive, it MAY be a bad choice (depends on usage). For a replacement steam drive/similar (so something where your writes will be few and you basically want the read/access speeds of NVMe) it's absolutely fine. The 1TB of SLC cache is what give it it's (write) speed. If this was used as your main system disk and you're writing a large file (1GB+) to this at the same time as there's the usual background small file read/writes occurring, those small file read/writes will slow RIGHT down too. Thus making your whole system a little more sluggish and temporarily removing the improvement SSD's bring to the table. SSD storage is becoming increasingly tiered: You have the likes of the samsung 970 and other "top tier" nvme drives at the top that have decent cache and otherwise good mechanics so making them ideal for the very fastest SSD's for system drives. Next there's NVMe drives (like this deal here) that are able to leverage the masses of extra bandwidth nvme gives without having all the supporting tech to make them good at handling heavier mixed read/write workloads. These are good for enthusiasts/gamers who want to hold a lot of data (games/software/media) and have fast access to it/better load times. Then there's good normal SSD's with decent cache that used to be the choice for system disks before the good NVMe drives and are now a more budget friendly choice or useful as a second main drive. Then there's cheaper normal SSD's that again, leverage SSD's more modest additional bandwidth without all the supporting caching tech/etc and are becoming a replacement for media storage in higher end machines. Finally below all this there's large mechanical drives for cheap mass storage.
If I take an image of my existing MSATA drive (128GB) and restore it to one of these, am I likely to experience any problems (drivers and suchlike)?
I see the main use for this drive being to replace your HDD games library - it offers noticeably faster speeds than SATA 3 SSDs at around the same price per GB. It's what I did with my Linux Steam library - I've used 800GB so far without any issues. Since games are mainly reads rather than writes, the only time endurance would come into it is if you decided 1TB wasn't enough and kept deleting old games and copying in new ones on a regular basis (at least daily!). That's why there's also a 2TB version (I didn't buy it because it was at least twice the price and I didn't need the extra space). BTW, I put the 660p onto a 5.49 quid PCIe adapter I got from Amazon, which works fine - my motherboard's only M.2 slot was taken up by the boot SSD I mention below. For booting though, I'd recommend a smaller capacity and higher speed NVMe SSD instead. I use an Samsung SM961 256GB model that has over 3000 Mbytes/sec read speed but it wasn't all that much cheaper than this SSD.
this is a great drive to upgrade a macbook air with - i put this one one my MBA and the hibernate function still works! heat added- i paid £50 more for this last month.
You misunderstand what I say and I know exactly what I am speaking about. This drive is made up of a small amount of SLC cache which they do not even quote how much varying in size. Once this cache is filled during a single write then it hits the QLC storage and drops massively in speed to extremely poor levels. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13078/the-intel-ssd-660p-ssd-review-qlc-nand-arrives I just do not see why anyone would go to the hassle of fitting an NVME drive of when you can pick up a drive which performs better all the time and is basically the same price and a guarantees the driver for much higher writes.
200tb tbw not good enough compared to others mentioned. Better faster and more enduring drives are available for around the same price.
That's progress for you. QLC is all about cost cutting, not bringing a better product to market. Having said that QLC-based storage will still provide years of reliable storage for casual users who never come close to filling their drives. "Cheap" QLC drives like this are ideal for storage of static data such as Steam libraries where faster reads are desired but will be subjected to very few complete write cycles, in which case there is little to no benefit in spending more and it will last effectively forever. Those who hammer their storage with 4K video workflows will definitely want to look elsewhere though, that 200TB write endurance limit will come around very quickly for professionals.
Absolutely... For "Joe Average" SATA will do just fine. Problem is most laptop makers now moved to M.2 NVMe standard and no longer support sata. I'm actually expecting these 1TB P1 QLC ssd's to come down in price and settle around £120-135 range.
But surely even considering NVMe implies having more than average workload in mind. For those just moving to SSD storage, a normal SATA drive will do
How much you write per day? Even if you write 50gb per day this will last more than 5years. This is more than enough for avarage consumer who want to move to ssd storage option.
I ordered the 860 Evo using Amazon US, so it's probably a similar situation with price. I'm just glad I've ordered a reliable drive! Lesson learned for me I guess.
By the way, this is highly misleading. This is the interbank rate and not rates the consumer has access to, so expect to pay more when converted to GBP. Monzo's website states: We pass Mastercard's exchange rate directly on to you, and don't add fees or additional charges. MasterCard wholesale conversion rate can be found here: https://www.mastercard.co.uk/en-gb/consumers/get-support/convert-currency.html The real price is £131.11 Ultimately you're only saving £7.75 or less once the pound depreciates.
Damn, you're right. I'm expiring. I had a quick check on UK sites for prices, but this didn't show up for some reason. I've just bought an 860 Evo 1TB from Amazon US for £125, please don't tell me there's one £7 more somewhere from a UK site...
For anyone sane enough the same product in question can be had directly from Amazon UK: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-blue-3d-nand-internal-ssd-m2-sata-1-tb-13886-amazon-3122299 Only £138.86 delivered and no waffling about with currency exchange and whatnot! No need to worry about returns or warranty either. For a saving of £7.91 you risk Western Digital not accepting warranty claims due to being "out of region" This is my primary reason for voting cold. Don't blame me when you check the serial number for the warranty check only to be shown "out of region"., I've experienced this in the past. £7.91 is a petty saving in my humble opinion. (poo)
I'm saying I don't want to pay import fees on top of the actual price. I am aware import fees are included... How will warranty work when it breaks down? Don't you have to ship it to the USA?
If the bottle is worth £100 then thats a very good deal.
This is the 970 evo I'd buy once it drops to around 350. The speed and endurance of the Pro 1tb and double the space for less money. I know its not for everyone, but it is a deal price for a top 3 performance drive with lots of storage. Just not the deal everyone wants.
"The cheapest historical price on Amazon by far" does not equate to a good deal. I could post a £100 bottle of water reduced to £50 and it would be the cheapest historical price on Amazon by far. Going by your logic, it would be a good deal, right?
In any case, this is atrocious value for money whether you are on the dole or Jeff Bezos. You wouldn't see the difference in day to day usage unless you're copying/writing files 24/7 and want to shave off seconds. Thank you for stating something I already knew.
How do you know the demographics of the site? In any case, that's not how a deal works. Even if I can't afford something... doesn't mean there aren't others lurking around that could. People were upvoting 15 grand TVs on here. How many were going to realistically buy them? But they were the lowest historical price. This is a good product and the cheapest historical price on Amazon by far. The fact some people can't justify the expenditure shouldn't make it cold.
will this work on Lenovo ideapad 320?
Capacity (for that price) 256 GB - not so bad
I cancelled and got the one below, slower write, but will come before Spring as it would with Ebuyer. £32.99 delivered. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079GT8252/
It so depends what category the seller uses.
Was posted yesterday.
I tried this last night and it wouldn't work for me and now I've used my code ;( Think they must have changed what category it is in. Also 3% quidco? Have some heat
I think you are right. taken from manual Storage Interface - 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SOCKET) 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD support)(M2B_SOCKET) Might send the evo back as that was amazon warehouse. Did get it for a good price but I have 2 problems. 1. nvme's will run slow (i know its the boards faults) and second it uses 2 sata ports up so my 6 sata port mother board is now a 2 sata port which means only 2 hard drives and I would like more. Another option is to update my 2nds computer (that this is replacing) and buy a new motherbord but cant see the point as that is fine with its ssd....Decisions....
Which socket did you use, I'm not familiar with that board but I think the socket nearest the edge of the board only supports up to PCIe x2 which would account for the near half speed read.
Mine arnt so impressive. the top image is of a 970 evo and the bottom the adata. Its a new sytem that has quite a few programms installed (if that matters) the motherboard is Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE
Thanks... Mine is on the Maximus Hero VII board and also has a PCIe Gen3 x 4 interface... hmmmm... Will try to run the benchmark again tomorrow.. Maybe I read it incorrectly. CHeers...
No, I just plugged it in and ran the default tests. It's a Z390 motherboard which has a PCIe Gen3 x4 interface.
This is a really fast drive... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-m2-2280-512gb-pci-express-30-x4-nvme-solid-state-drive-8940-with-code-at-ebay-cclcomputers-3124247
Cold, only because the 960 EVO is the same price ATM.