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Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive with FREE The Crew 2 and ScanFX M.2 SSD Cooler £152.39 (+£4.79 c&c) @ Scan
Found 18th AugFound 18th Aug
Not a bad price for the SSD itself, but it comes with a couple of freebies! (excited) It includes: Accelerate into the next generation of computing with the Samsung 970 EVO. Kn… Read more
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Excellent price, I doubt the price of this will fall by more than £10 for the remainder of 2018.


Cheers, a 10% drop is still pretty big.


I exaggerated, I thought I read up to 25% lower by end of this year but these articles suggesting up to 10% by the end of this year and still continue to fall into next year.


Are you sure, can you link a couple articles?


Completely agree, the only benefit to nvme drives are when you copy large files. There's a few videos on YouTube of comparisons and these drives are pretty much similar to an SSD when using them for gaming. Spend the money of buying a larger capacity SSD if that's what you want this drive for.

Western Digital Green 240GB SATA M.2 2280 Internal SSD 240GB £43.49 @ Amazon
Found 15th AugFound 15th Aug
Also have 120GB for only £27.98: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-1413542-Green-internal/dp/B078WYRR9S/ ENHANCED STORAGE FOR YOUR EVERYDAY COMPUTING NEEDS For fast perf… Read more
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LOL, my 2012 Crucial M4 whips it!


If only it would fit my Macbook Pro mid 2014


Good price but a relatively slow drive.my 4 year old OCZ arc100 whips it!

Samsung 970 EVO 500GB SSD £149.99 M.2 NVMe £149.99 Sold by Amazon
Found 14th AugFound 14th Aug
In Stock Now with Link , Old link (in stock 16 Aug) Also, 250GB for £85 - Thanks to RezUK Samsung 970 EVO SSD for £149.99 M.2 NVMe Sold by Amazon In stock on August 16 Read … Read more
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Jesus Christ, fire that writer.


Where is the Doctor when you need him.


If you really require decent performance never buy based just on the sequential speeds as there is so much more to an SSD than that.


Disk will eat itself: Flash price crash just around the over-supplied block Cheaper SSDs could accelerate disk cannibalisation leading to Seagate downturn theregister.co.uk/2018/08/13/flash_price_crash_coming_round_the_oversupplied_block


Thanks, I will edit the link to the one in stock :)

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Samsung 960EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive £149.99 Amazon
Found 14th AugFound 14th Aug
Best price ever for the 960 Evo NVME with 500GB on board.. Personally I wouldn't go for less than 500GB in an SSD since the prices have finally come down to a reasonable leve… Read more

That's why you don't buy a MacBook, impossible to upgrade or repair, especially compared to windows machines.


Thanks! Looks like a right faff....


pay lilttle more for 970 i suppose unless 960 goes down in prices more


Good spot, has that been posted as a deal ?


Might as well get the 970 Evo

Samsung 960 PRO V-NAND M.2 SSD - 512GB - £174.99 @ Ebuyer
Found 13th AugFound 13th Aug
Another SSD deal. This time it is NVMe 1.2. Cheapest that this has been! (excited) Capacity 512 GB (1GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)* Key Features Sequential Read Speed Up to … Read more
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970 evo for £149 on amazon


Nope. Both use 3D NAND but controllers are different.


http://amzn.eu/37gaVVB 500gb 970 evo for £149. and the WD black is £118.97 http://amzn.eu/3Krixjf


Not a great price. I bought the WD Black NVME 500GB for £129.99 less than a month ago and it is the exact same product as this.


Why not get the latest 970 PRO for £18. more at AMAZON here

Kingston SSDNow M.2 SATA G2 240GB M.2-2280 SSD £46.34 @ CCL
Found 13th AugFound 13th Aug
Kingston's M.2 SATA G2 SSD is a thin and compact, caseless internal solidstate drive that combines high capacity with low power consumption to serve as a reliable caching device or… Read more
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Not a problem mate!


Thanks for the detailed explanation. Not been up to date with recent trends.


Not exactly no. PCIe stands for pci express - a much improved version of the pci bus used on pretty much every motherboard. The pci bus generally means to most of us the pci / pcie slots that we typically plug add-in / expansion cards into such as sound cards or graphics cards. The bus does also control other elements too but it is essentially a high speed interface between the addin cards and the processor. NVMe is a new type of storage controller specifically for Non Volatile Memory based storage. It utilises the pci express bus to tape into the high speed lanes to the processor and memory etc. NVMe addin cards that plug into a pci express slot were the first drives to appear. They were and still are expensive compared to regular SATA SSD or hard drives. These newer NVMe drives available now use the M2 slot (a new slot that’s been out about 18 months or so) to tap into pci express bus. You can still get non-NVMe drives that fit this new socket. Their technology is still the same as most SATA 2.5” SSD drives but they are in the newer M2 form factor. They aren’t generally as quick as NVMe drives though as they can’t make use of the pcie bus and instead tap into a regular SATA port (albeit indirectly) I.e. no attached cable into a SATA port just the M2 interface consumes the SATA port to function. Hope this helps. Sorry if I’m teaching you to suck eggs !


Are NVMe and PCIe one and the same? I just bought the Lenovo Ideapad 520s that comes with just a 128 GB SSD. Do you think this will be good addon for a second ssd?


Does anyone know if this would be suitable for an early 2015 12” retina MacBook

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KingSpec Super Speed M.2 PCIe NVMe 1tb SSD Hard Drive £157.76 aliexpress / KingSpec SSD Store
Found 11th AugFound 11th Aug
Well I think this is a good deal. NVMe, M.2, PCI-E. Pics show Silicon Motion SM2263XT as the controller and Micron Flash. The same combination as HP EX900 which is reviewed very w… Read more
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have you tried claiming warranty from one of these? assuming you paid for shipping?




Sorry to be a bugger, but, this is a chinese brand, sold/sent from china... they can provide 100 year warranty, and it wont mean a thing... Lets assume they wanna honour warranty, 1st, you will be required to send item back and ensure it is tracked, check how much that is gonna cost you back and forth (assume back to you is on them, u still pay some good money to send to china tracked)? 2nd, assume your package never arrives to where it should, or they may just say it is lost? how will you prove? they ll just claim it wasnt them signed... 3rd it will need to be insured for this purpose, and your drive will have cost you a lot more, and not to mention hassle and time dealing with chinese! if these are a good deal cheaper than market prices, i guarantee you they made shortcuts! and it will not be pleasant for you... just saying from my experience...


"The Kingspec will roast at idle, not just when working hard." I see you are just pulling claims out of thin air, so I guess we are done here. But I could also mention of how your link with "bad" amazon reviews is mainly "Windows won't detect it!" Well I am 99% sure most of them will have not formatted the drive, its unfortunately very common when selling storage. But hey lets just agree to disagree.


I'm not sure what a 4 year old video showing a 100GB transfer has to do with any of this. The Kingspec will roast at idle, not just when working hard. I've got a Samsung 970 Pro, so yes I do =) It peaks at around 50-60c, comes with a 5 year warranty that Samsung will actually honour, actually manages to meet their advertised speeds, has good customer support and I managed to buy it from Amazon. On the other hand you've got Kingspec who say it's 3 years yet won't reply to any customer emails. I'm not sure why people will fight to the death for Chinese tat, but by all means, spend away. I'd advise not relying on it or putting anything important on it, but it's your choice so hey ho. Enjoy your SSD.

Kingston A1000 480GB M.2 SSD - £95.63 @ Ebuyer
Found 4th AugFound 4th Aug
Great price under £100! (excited) Kingston's A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe™ solution. A1000's single-sided M.2 22x80mm design's ideal for notebooks and sys… Read more
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What slot do i look for on my motherboard to see if this will fit? Thanks in advance.


You should also have a good read of this thread https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/upgrading-2013-2014-macbook-pro-ssd-to-m-2-nvme.2034976/


That's what I have and asked the same thing. Apple use a custom interface on for SSD apparently we need to buy an adapter


Would this work on a MacBook Pro 13 retina mid 2014? fantastic machine but storage is not great



Kingston A1000 960GB M.2 SSD - £190.65 @ Ebuyer
Found 4th AugFound 4th Aug
Great price under £200! (excited) Kingston's A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe™ solution. A1000's single-sided M.2 22x80mm design's ideal for notebooks and sys… Read more
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High sequential speeds are quite useful if you back up your storage drives regularly (something we should all be doing). Also it should make loading screens in video games shorter. Plus some other uses here and there I can imagine. P.S.A. Seriously though guys, good advice; back up your storage drives regularly. I do a full disk image once a week. Depending on how much you use your PC, running into a problem that wipes your drive can be almost traumatic.


MX500 is better on random reads which is what gives the PC a snappy feeling and is most of real world (non datacenter) usage. Sequential speeds are a myth. Good price for a NVME though, bear in mind it uses 2 PCIE lanes where more expensive drives utilize 4.


Pray tell


Or hint at something that happened many years ago which hasn't been reported since!


read a good review site like this one https://www.anandtech.com/show/12991/the-kingston-a1000-nvme-ssd-review

Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD4 500 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type) - £82.79 @ Amazon
Found 29th JulFound 29th Jul
Lowest price this has been.
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More pricey too... Here's an example https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-970-evo-500gb-m2-nvme-ssd-14020-on-amazon-prime-day-deal-2988247


The regular 2.5 inch types use a sata connector and one above uses an m. 2 connector and is just a different form factor for saving space etc. But can be similar speed wise If you see an SSD with one of the m. 2 connectors and NVME in the title they use new bus tech. that is superior in speed as it uses pcie tech instead. Just need to check your motherboard is compatible


Can anyone tell me, what is the difference between this type of SSD (going off by how they look), and a regular (?) style one, like a Samsung Evo?


Sequential Read MB/s Up to 560 MB/s Sequential Write MB/s Up to 510 MB/s


That was with a student discount https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-type-2280-internal-ssd-8144-crucial-2993563

Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB V-NAND M.2 NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive £289.99 Amazon
Found 26th JulFound 26th Jul
Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB V-NAND M.2 NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive Despatch from and sold by Amazon Cheapest price I've seen for this ssd from reputable seller with full warranty… Read more

Not sure really. You need motherboard with M.2 PCI express port and bios support for NVMe standard.


will it work work on here at fast speeds non booting https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-dell-computer-9020-sff-i7-4770-340ghz-16gb-29999-extra-10-discount-off-the-listed-price-with-the-newsletter-sign-up-discount-code-itzoo-or-dell-9020-i7-4790-credit-to-cal23-for-spotting-it-with-r7-250gb-2gb-31999-2995805


Same price elsewhere (OcUK, etc). Not voted. Nice drive. Can anyone tell which CPU's are DMI limited to 3,400MB/s bandwidth so if anyone releases a faster drive it would be worth purchasing?


Hmm...seems SSDs price are coming down gradually. I will wait for another year to get it cheaper. 8)



Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SATA SSD only £155.50 delivered @ Amazon.de
Found 23rd JulFound 23rd Jul
Great price if you are looking for a high capacity M.2 SSD, and one of the fastest SATA based drives available with a great manufacturers warranty. Dispatched & Sold by Amazo… Read more
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Oh, you mean application/game loading that isn't bound by the SSD at this point in time? Disk bound applications will greatly benefit from NVMe.


well you dont have to take my word for it. you can google application/game/OS loading benchmark and the general census


I most definitely disagree with everything you've stated.


NVME performance is almost unnoticeable for most user. unless you move large file around constantly like a video editor. for everyone else. NVME is not worth spending at all


Important this is using SATA bus, so you'd really want to use this in a laptop and not in a desktop. Desktops generally support the much faster NVMe host controller which interfaces directly with PCIe. The speeds of this M.2 are no faster than a normal 2.5" SATA.

Crucial MX500 500GB M.2 Type 2280 Internal SSD £81.44 @ Crucial
Found 23rd JulFound 23rd Jul
Up to 12% off MX500 ssd’s at Crucial. Also 250gb for £52.79 And 1Tb for £175.19 Some info: Form Factor: M.2 Type 2280 Total Capacity: 500GB Warranty: Limited 5-year Specs: M.… Read more
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For your reason Should by normal SSD.500gb will do the best.


Cheers for the spot I’ve updated the price. (highfive)


Now £80.39!


I bought a WD Black for the faster speeds for £130 but if this offer was on I'd of got this!


Is it possible to clone a 120gb m2 ssd to this? I have a sata to usb cable but assume this wouldn't be the same method.

Samsung NVMe MZ-V7P512BW 970 Pro SSD 512GB £165 @ Amazon de
Shipping from DEShipping from GermanyFound 22nd JulFound 22nd Jul
Samsung MZ-V7P512BW 970 Pro SSD 512GB! great Price for a great ssd!!
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Fantastic if you don't need to pay vat


Seems to have gone up now to 220e?


Well you definitely got a great deal!


with my greek address is 156 Euro included shipping.. Removes vat..

Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB (In stock on August 15, 2018) £188.99 @ Amazon
Found 18th JulFound 18th Jul
Cheapest I've ever seen these go for. I actually ordered one for £200 and thought it was still a good price. You need to go here to buy from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp… Read more

Mine says arriving tue. There's 3 in stock as I type this


Back on sale for £188.99 each.


Looks like it's over. Glad I grabbed one.


A penny short of £200 now


These are basically for video editing? So fast but £/GB is so expensive vs standard SSD! Guess it's a good price for those who need this much speed.

Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2-2280 NVMe SSD - £109.52 @ CCL Computers
Found 17th JulFound 17th Jul
It seems only a few weeks ago you'd have struggled to find a regular SATA 500(ish)GB SSD for less than £110, and here we have a highly regarded NVMe m.2 drive for £109.52 delivered… Read more
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Price has gone up


The 960GB for £246.45 looks great too.


Z97 Pro. So I’d guess it’s more of an age thing with mine.


Good to see some cheaper PCIe NVMe drives. PCIe/NVMe should become more prevalent and narrow the pricing gap with SATA now there is quite a bit of competition for the controllers (this one is a new Silicon Motion chip while Marvell have just introduced new controllers too). Here's another in-depth review: https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/ADATA-XPG-SX8200-480GB-M2-NVMe-SSD-Review-Budget-Performance Should be, the Intel support page: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005503/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html doesn't show this particular SSD but does show other M.2 PCIe NVMe drives (usually older ones e.g. Samsung SM951 is my drive, pretty much the first M.2 PCIe gen 3 NVMe drive available) so it should work.


no point to go on forever, I don't read manuals to build PCs.... congrats to you if you build lots PCs and read all manuals :) H110T, Q170T no issues with disabled sata B250 mortar, only 1 sata disabled out of 6 only for m.2 sata, none disabled for nvme I have upgraded lots of Dell micro and SFF (1 to 4 sata ports) and none had disabled sata ports when using m.2 sata or nvme I am sure I would have checked the manual if I had 1 issue with this :) I never installed 4-6 SATA drives in a PC to date it's good I learned something new today (party)

Samsung 970 Evo 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD - £140.20 on Amazon (Prime Day Deal)
Found 17th JulFound 17th Jul
Lowest price it's been on Amazon according to the camels, and lower than any other retailers I could find. Note that this price is a Prime Day exclusive deal, due to end at either … Read more
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Thanks OP, went for it!


Personally I would consider it worth it, but only if your hardware supports the faster PCIe interface and you use your computer/laptop for read/write heavy activities. If your system only supports up to SATA III, or you don't really use your computer for relevant tasks, then it won't be worth it as you won't achieve or see the benefit from the higher read/write speeds advertised.


Drives of this category such as the 960 Evo were about £200 a few months ago so it is a good deal. Just depends if you think it's worth it Vs a SATA drive or a lesser NVME drive


ordered one.. been hoping they would drop in price..


Student15 used ... £125 .. HEAT!!!

Western Digital WD Blue 1tb m.2 SATA III SSD WDS100T2B0B - £164.98 (free delivery) at Amazon.co.uk.
Found 17th JulFound 17th Jul
Seems to be a pretty good price. Product Description Built for enhanced reliability, WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs offer high capacity, enhanced power efficiency, and blazing speed. C… Read more
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Ah, nuts. Hadn't realised. Will expire now. Had been a couple of other places such as Ebuyer and Laptops direct that had it for only a few quid more, but looks like they've gone back up in price now.


Was a good deal, shame it expired was looking at buying it this morning.

WD Green 120GB M.2 2280 SATA 3D NAND SSD Solid State Drive With free Veho Card Reader (worth £4.79) - £28.79 C&C or £35.27 delivered @ Scan
Found 14th JulFound 14th Jul
120GB WD Green, M.2 (2280) SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 3D NAND, Read 545MB/s With Free VeHo Card Reader worth £4.79 (LN40479) Features • SLC (single-level cell) caching boosts write … Read more
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Click unexpired and some moddish person will fix it. I've clicked so what ya waiting for (flirt)


Why has this deal been expired?


Seems a decent deal to me. I get free next day delivery on orders over £25 with them so I can’t fault that price.


It’s a bit of a faff on older OSes but it looks so much cleaner for builds rather than having an SSD hanging off, gets rid of some excess cabling too.


No problem, most boards that are fairly recent support M.2, even fairly budget oriented ones.

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