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Storage Recommend me a 1TB M.2 Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arboreal, 3 Jan 2020.

  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    I'm looking to expand my onboard storage and have a spare M.2 slot, which is SATA and NVME IIRC.

    I am booting from a 500GB Samsung Polaris NVMe drive, so don't need the fastest NVME drive, looking to spend £100 or so.

    I'm sure someone on here said to avoid the WD Blue, but I have no idea otherwise, what's good these days.

    Thanks as ever
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Crucial P1, Intel 660p... iirc at that price bracket it doesn't really matter they're pretty much the same perf wise.
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Corsair MP510, has a far longer rated life than any of the others for the same or better speeds and for one of the lowest prices!
     
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  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Have to agree, 5 year warranty is nothing to be sniffed at.

    I have the 480Gb version, i'd have no qualms in buying another MP510 if I was in the market for one.
     
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  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Its half the reason I went for it, plus top speeds for around £120 for 960GB is a steal!

    Just for reference I just checked the endurannce ratinngs, the Crucial P1 and Intel 660P are 200TBW, while the Corsair MP510 is 1700TBW...(!!!!) If that doesnn't sell it to you I don't know what will!
     
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  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Perfect, thanks gents; a good set of recommendations backed up with personal experience.

    Intel 'cheapskate' option {sorry Cheaps!} @ £90 and a more durable option in the MP510 @ £120; both available from Scan with free next day delivery courtesy of my Bit-Tech account - what's not to like??

    Job done, just need round up some pennies in the post Christmas slump!
     
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  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    IIIRC, it was you who pointed me in the direction of looking at those stats when I was looking at the Corsair and Adata some time ago. Those endurance ratings and warranty sold it to me in the end so cheers again :)
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    No problem! Its bonkers, but really shines a light on some of the tech flaws! £30 for 8.5 times the write endurance is bonkers!
     
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  10. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    I got a couple of 960 GB Corsair 510s for £105 each on Black Friday. They have been great so far. Also used my free scan delivery on that one. Must have saved me at least £100 or more over the years.
     
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  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I've got the 1tb Intel. Fantastic drive.

    My U.2 is twice as fast in tests but you'd never know it.
     

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