computers : digital storage Reviews - 12/16/2018

computers : digital storage Reviews - 12/16/2018

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS100T2B0B

Category

computers, digital storage

Price

$134.99

SKU:

B073SB2MXT

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

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  • 3D NAND SATA SSD for capacities up to 2TB with enhanced reliability
  • Sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s
  • An industry-leading 1.75M hours mean time to failure (MTTF) and up to 500 terabytes written (TBW) for enhanced reliability
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certification for compatibility with a wide range of computers
  • 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty

WD is great hard drive By:
Good replacement for my laptop
Bueno y funcional By:
Buen producto
M.2 FTW By:
The only downside to this M.2 drive is that it did not come with a screw to install it. If you are building a new computer you will be able to use the screw set provided by the new motherboard, otherwise you will have to buy one. The drive reads and writes as expected with an SSD. Great for the price, I would recommend to anyone.
expensive but fantastic! By:
I love this thing, went from 50 second loading times to 15 seconds. I will buy more!
Great value for the money. By:
I was looking for a m2 ssd big enough to edit my videos. Premiere pro don't take too much advantage of NVME and it's very expensive. But this was exactly what I needed, great value , good speed (~200) and perfect size.
Fast booting! By:
Amazing addition to moba just wished I bought 500g or 1t but does improve speed for my operating system
RIP Hard drives... get and SSD By:
Don't buy a hard drive if you can get an SSD for this cheap... Really good value and performance
Who would have thought? Awesome device. By:
Who would have thought WD would eventually be able to make great SSDs?I think they finally figured out how to get the old ways outta their heada and make non moving parts device. I mean making HDDs for so long can have such effect on you. That's why I was skeptical when buying this device.But boy was I wrong. For this price? It's a great deal. My PC starts in around 7 seconds. It used to be a dream back then. But now it's finally happening.
Fast Easy To Insatll By:
Plugged right in to the Mother Board, Windows 10 installed in 3 minutes and now my PC boots before the screens comes on.
Great product By:
Great product

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

Category

computers, digital storage

Price

$169.99

SKU:

B07J2Q4SWZ

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

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  • Capacities up to 2TB with sequential reads/writes up to 2,000/1,750 MB/s
  • NVMe PCIe interface marks the next step in storage innovation
  • Micron 3D NAND - advancing the world's memory and storage technology for 40 years
  • 5-year limited warranty

Fast and Easy By:
Worked perfectly with my Xiaomi Notebook pro 15.Installation was easy and worked very fast.
In a blink of an eye By:
I got this to replace the M.2 sata drive in a Dell G3, it is super fast, boot and shutdown under 8 seconds, easy to install, get the drivers if needed before hand and I cloned the OS from another drive and it boots fast and great no errors, transfers and programs loads are now super fast
Exellence By:
Good and fast to
Great m.2 drive By:
Great m.2 drive for the money and with 500gb capacity
Fast and it works no complaints By:
Plugged it in on a new build and it was recognized loaded everything on and stuff tires upfast no waiting munits for windows to launch no super long loading screens in most games made a big difference compared to regular ssd or an old hard drive. Just make sure your motherboard has m.2 or dimm.2 slot for it.
Can’t beat Crucial products. By:
Crucial is a trusted name in memory and storage, going back decades. I remember years ago, Crucial was one of the few brands of memory recommended by Mac enthusiasts for upgrades of Apple computers.The days of upgrading Macs are pretty much over, so I replaced my outgrown Mac with a custom built PC. It’s no surprise that I chose Crucial. I have never had an issue with any product I’ve bought from Crucial, and the one time in decades I’ve needed to call Support, they provided better support than Apple.This drive is fast, and I have no hesitation in recommending it or expecting a decade or more of use out of it. I know you’ll be very happy with it.
works in an hp ENVY 27P014 By:
works great in my all in one ENVY 27P014 had some difficulty finding the screw to mount it down so i drilled and tapped it for a m2x3 .5 pitch screw on my computer frame. super awsome ssd.
Fast but hot By:
Very fast, only drawback is that it heats a little, but so far is working excellent, 4 stars only for the heat.
Very fast and never heat By:
I Got the Crucial P1 500GB SSD for my hp-slimline 290-0014 desktop. The PC has a Menlo motherboard, which has an M.2 2280 port that provides PCIe 3.0 x2 only (not x4). I had no issues installing the SSD cloning my original HDD into it, and booting from the SSD. The desktop, which is powered by i7-8700 CPU, became a real beast after this upgrade.I attached a screenshot to show the R/W speed rate, and it's quite fast. However, the SSD is not functioning at it's highest speed because my MB doesn't support the PCIe 3.0 x4. It's not a big deal from me though. The SSD temperature is always below 37C (~98F) while on idle. It does go up to 60s when there are intensive reading/writing tasks going on, but this is usually normal for SSD's.The only thing that frustrated me is that there was no screw included with the SSD. The screw size is M.2 3mm D4, and it's quite expensive ($6+) on Amazon. Other online websites won't ship before two weeks (Are you serious?). I tried to find it locally with no success. So, I ended up taking one from one of my old laptops, which has a smaller head (D3), but it does work.Overall, I am so happy with the purchase so far. Will update in the future in case if I experienced any issue.
Much faster than SATA SSD, great performance-per-watt. By:
Why get it:- Much faster than SATA SSD- Great performance-per-watt and low idle power. Great for laptops.- Great Crucial (Micron) support / reliability /warranty (I used their support once on a M4 SSD)- Plenty of endurance for typical consumer use cases- Free Acronis True Image SW to clone old drive into this new SSDWhy skip it:- Not suitable for server workloads (e.g. highly transactional DBs) or people that, on a daily base, write >25GB worth of dataPerformance summary:- Data Rate: ~2.5X faster than SATA drives, ~40% less than high-end PCIe NVMe in heavy-duty workloads- Latency: ~¼ lower than SATA drives, ~40% higher than high-end PCIe NVMe in heavy-duty workloads- On typical consumer workloads (mixed random R/W low queue depth), there is no noticeable difference relative to a high-end PCIe NVMe

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD4

Category

computers, digital storage

Price

$64.99

SKU:

B077SQ8J1V

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

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  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k on all file types
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
  • Integrated Power Loss Immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Crucial 5-year limited warranty

Nice upgrade By:
I replaced a 128GB M.2 SSD in my laptop due to running out of storage. The Crucial 500GB did the trick. Once the existing SSD was cloned to the Crucial drive it replace the original the computer worked with out any problems.
Great deal By:
Very easy installation and disk cloning with Crucial tool.Laptop become much faster.
Affordable By:
Great product would buy again
working good By:
working good
Excellent By:
Came and worked as expected. I love that it came with the screw saving me an additional 7 or more dollars it costs to buy one if the drive lacked that amenity. Removed old hdd, booted with a windows usb drive and away we went. This was my first m.2 experience.
Great speeds even under load. By:
530 MB/s read 505 MB/sec write. Sustains 450 MB/s write and read on 1TB test. Bitlocker drive encryption reduces speed to 430 MB/s which is excellent.
no headline By:
works well. fast too
Great Product By:
Works great. Came with screws and software. Was easy to install. After Cloning SSD from existing HDD boot time on my laptop went from over a minute to around 10 seconds. If you have the time and a unused M.2 slot in your device i would suggest putting in a SSD.
The video below is very helpful ! By:
Nothing to dislike about this baby💯✨✨✨✨✨
Works as advertised By:
Fast M.2 drive, works well

WD Black 1TB High-Performance NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD - Gen3, 8 Gb/s - WDS100T2X0C

Category

computers, digital storage

Price

$220.00

SKU:

B07BRCLMTS

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

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  • Sequential read speeds up to 3,400MB/s (for 1000GB model), up to 60% faster than the previous generation of WD Black SSD**
  • Built on the Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture for low latency, power efficiency, and compatibility
  • Low power efficiency down to 2.5mW, half the mW of the previous WD Black SSD
  • WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard software and free downloadable cloning and backup software
  • 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty

Plug and play for my Alienware 15 laptop By:
It took more time to remove and replace the cover on my laptop than it did to install the drive. Works perfectly. Using it as my steam library disk for games as the 250GB SSB in my laptop would be out of space already. It scores about 50% faster on access times (read and write) than the SSD that came with my laptop (a Samsung PM981).
Bang for buck product! By:
Installed it in under 10 seconds, installed windows in less than 10 minutes!!Fast and great, I dont like their software though.
Cool By:
Good
Very fine chip By:
Worked exactly as it should.
Excellent By:
Excellent product and quality
Wayyyyyyy faster than my 850 evo ssd By:
Got it during the Black Friday deal I just wanted something faster that doesn’t take too much space and boom this is it! Didn’t have any troubles great to use nothing to complain.
Screaming fast By:
After being disappointed in not reading close enough that the stick I bought was an M.2 SSD and not an NVME, I hunkered down and finally split for the WD on Black Friday.What more can I say, it's fast, like really really fast. Screaming down a rollercoaster because you're terrified of rollercoasters fast.I was curious to note that there was no detectable decrease in my OS startup time so there's your decreasing returns proposition. That aside, the increase in storage was a real day brightener. Now I got an old 850 EVO SSD I don't know what to do with, might as well use it for more storage then!
Only SSD I use By:
Have always liked WD drives. I have never had one fail at home or work. This SSD is no exception. This the 2nd build I did with this drive. It is beyond fast and stable. Motherboards (Gigabyte) have no issues in recognizing it.
Incredible SSD!! By:
I bought this after my Samsung 960 Evo died after just 6 months. I thought about getting a new 970, but I love Western Digital HDD's and decided to give this NVMe drive a try. CrystalDiskMark says 3426.2 SeqRead, 2508.9 SeqWrite. Faster than 960! I HIGHLY recommend! Make sure your MB supports M-key NVMe drives.
Good By:
Good