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M.2 Drive

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ned42, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. ned42

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    Looking a m.2 drive for storage (games) 1T capacity which one would you recommend ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. EssexBoy

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    Make sure it's a nvme one that you buy.
     
  3. robfosters

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    Why? They show absolutely minimal real world advantage in loading times. A second at most in most of the tests I’ve seen. Personally, I think standard SATA M2 is perfectly fine for gaming.

     
  4. ned42

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    so whatever the budget allows. any will do?
     
  5. robfosters

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  6. ned42

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  7. matt1

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  8. ninezerofive

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  9. mikeo

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  10. Journey

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    Given that NVMe drives are reaching price parity with SATA drives, you'd be really silly not to get an NVME drive assuming your system fully supports it. :)
     
  11. ned42

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    Thanks for the advice
     
  12. mikeo

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    Yet another price drop on the Corsair MP510 960GB from good old OCuk! I'm sure these were close to £230 when first released late last year!!

    Definitely ordering one tomorrow morning myself.
     
  13. Journey

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    Yep. they were pretty expensive at the time. NAND is still dropping, and NVMe drives are falling faster and due to reach parity soon 960GB version will be <£100 in less than 6 weeks.
     
  14. matt1

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    Prices are moving all the time, that MP510 has come down and makes it much more appealing for an extra £10 even if you're on a tight budget.
    I was considering the WD SN500 (512GB) which is only X2 but the 1TB MP510 at £120 is hard to ignore and I'll probably be get that.
     
  15. bakes0310

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    Never considered any other brand other than Samsung, are the ones being recommended any better then as the price difference is big. I used to get Western digital HDD which used to get recommended, do they make good name?
     
  16. ninezerofive

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    • Endurance: 1,700 TBW
    I don't know how they do it, but Corsair drive are far more durable, not only as the same price drives but even drives that are more than twice the price. They might lose few percents in speed compared to more expensive drives. But if I have to chose to buy 1700 TBW drive for 120 or 600 TBW drive for 220 I know what I would buy.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
  17. mikeo

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    Just ordered a Corsair MP510 960GB (to replace an old SM951 256GB), should arrive tomorrow hopefully. Think the performance/price is unbeatable (at the moment).
     
  18. Alan1969

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    the corsair force does well in reviews for its price - I am considering getting this one. I got my daughter a fast Samsung and in real world usage I don't notice much difference compared to a sata ssd - so therefore the corsair force should be more than fast enough in normal situations

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...d-state-drive-cssd-f960gbmp510-hd-065-cs.html
     
  19. gazref

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    Picked up the corsair 510 too after reading this thread. Drives on 12.2 firmware but not getting the advertised speeds. 1500 read and write. Seeing benchmarks of 3000+ R/W

    b45 aorus pro FW40
    clean OS install

    Any ideas what it might be.
     
  20. ninezerofive

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    Could be BIOS, set pcie x2 to x4