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Amazon [amazon.com] has a Western Digital 1TB Blue M.2 SSD for $229.

Hi, I'm new at posting. I was looking around for a 1 TB M.2 SSD to upgrade for my laptop and couldn't find one here on slickdeals that is in the M.2 format.

I then searched on Amazon and came across this one for a price lower than other brands and from other sites I've searched on the web.

Hoping this is slickdeal worthy but can use some insight as I haven't seen a comparable at a lower price.

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You're comparing this $230 SSD to a $450 960 Evo SSD. Unless you really need the NVME speeds, most people will be happier paying 1/2 as much and probably won't notice the difference in performance (HDD to SATA SSD is huge, SATA SSD to NVME SSD is almost imperceptible in practice).

A much better comparison would be the 860 Evo, which uses the same tech. The 860 is faster, but it's also currently ~$280. Most people won't notice the difference, and will be perfectly happy with the WD Blue.
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Speed and robustness, yes. If I see a WD Blue, I think "mainstream" or middle-range. If an m.2 SSD, I automatically assume it's an m.2 SATA (same speeds as a regular 2.5" SATA), so speeds around 530MB/s read/write.

If I saw a WD Black that's m.2, I'd assume that it's an m.2 NVMe, with speeds of at least 1500MB/s read and 800MB/s write.
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You are comparing apples and oranges. The WD is SATA and the Samsung is PCIe.

Please enlighten the rest of us where we can find a 1 TB PCIe drive for around $200. That would go front page and sell out in minutes regardless of the brand.

Don't knock a decent deal when you have no idea what you are talking about. You are misinformed at best and a troll at worst.
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Same price for both the 2.5" format as well as the one that you posted: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-...B073SBQMCX

Seems like a new low price as far as my searches could turn up.
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Do colors indicate speed or what ?
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Thank you OP!!
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Do colors indicate speed or what ?
Yeah. WD Black is faster.
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Do colors indicate speed or what ?
Speed and robustness, yes. If I see a WD Blue, I think "mainstream" or middle-range. If an m.2 SSD, I automatically assume it's an m.2 SATA (same speeds as a regular 2.5" SATA), so speeds around 530MB/s read/write.

If I saw a WD Black that's m.2, I'd assume that it's an m.2 NVMe, with speeds of at least 1500MB/s read and 800MB/s write.
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Be aware that this SSD uses SATA III and not NVMe which is much faster. This is still fast but I'm waiting on a Sammy SSD NVMe to hit the sweet spot, pricewise!
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SATA not PCIe, but a good price for 1TB.
As bout as fast as an SSD. Not in the same league as Samsung 960 M.2.
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Dam these are really good prices
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With m.2 speeds how much can they really vary at this point though lol
These are SATA3 speeds in m.2 form factor
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The speed on these are abysmal compared to the 960 EVO. If you're going to spend over 200 bucks on an SSD pony up the extra dough and get your money's worth.
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...6vsm211052
You're comparing this $230 SSD to a $450 960 Evo SSD. Unless you really need the NVME speeds, most people will be happier paying 1/2 as much and probably won't notice the difference in performance (HDD to SATA SSD is huge, SATA SSD to NVME SSD is almost imperceptible in practice).

A much better comparison would be the 860 Evo, which uses the same tech. The 860 is faster, but it's also currently ~$280. Most people won't notice the difference, and will be perfectly happy with the WD Blue.
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