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Amazon has 240GB Kingston A400 M.2 2280 Internal SATA Solid State Drive (SA400M8/240G) on sale for $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks mrdizle

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Good deal for a 240gb m.2 SSD (not NVME). It is $40 on newegg. Excellent reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-A...pons&psc=1
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Jesus, 1 - 4 weeks, that's a long ass wait for it to ship.
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In for a couple for 2 Intel NUC's I picked up recently that only have mechanical hdd's in them, don't forget to order yourself m.2 screws and standoffs if you need them, m.2 hard drives DO NOT come with them!
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Good deal for a 240gb m.2 SSD (not NVME). It is $40 on newegg. Excellent reviews.
I can't find this same drive on Newegg, and there's actually only 4 reviews for this drive on Amazon when you filter the results, 3 of the 4 are 5 stars with 1 1 star due to DOA.

Here's the review link for ONLY this drive:

https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-A...geNumber=1
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Wait, I'm confused. Do these stick-like drives require a special connection on the motherboard?
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Wait, I'm confused. Do these stick-like drives require a special connection on the motherboard?
Yes, and most motherboards have only one or two, unlike the 4 or more traditional SATA ports. It's seems like a waste at this capacity.
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Yes, and most motherboards have only one or two, unlike the 4 or more traditional SATA ports. It's seems like a waste at this capacity.
Why would you need much more on a M2 drive? I understand it's supposed be a bit faster than a regular sata drive, but what more than OS do you really want on it? Regulars SSD drives are so cheap, I'd rather pay a bit extra there and have more storage for less money.
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Yes, and most motherboards have only one or two, unlike the 4 or more traditional SATA ports. It's seems like a waste at this capacity.
You could this into an external drive to back up something specific... Only photos for example.
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Why would you need much more on a M2 drive? I understand it's supposed be a bit faster than a regular sata drive, but what more than OS do you really want on it? Regulars SSD drives are so cheap, I'd rather pay a bit extra there and have more storage for less money.
Exactly, skip this drive entirely and put the extra money towards that larger traditional SATA SSD. That'll leave the M.2 available for future expansion.
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The 512GB Micron 1100 m.2 is only 50% ($15) more for much more capacity.
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Exactly, skip this drive entirely and put the extra money towards that larger traditional SATA SSD. That'll leave the M.2 available for future expansion.
I think the answer is: it depends. On these NUC's I have, popping this into them will give the system a boost over the mechanical hard drive that's in it now, and I can keep the mechanical drive in there for more storage. That could be the same scenario for most newer laptops, an m.2 OS drive and a mechanical drive for plenty of storage. 128GB+1TB was not an uncommon configuration not long ago. Even my gaming rig is the same thing, an m.2 OS drive and a mechanical drive for my games that take up gobs of space (60+GB is pretty normal for a game nowadays).


Now, if you're only going to be running 1 drive and need more room, a 480+GB m.2 would be the way to go.

It all depends.
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The 512GB Micron 1100 m.2 is only 50% ($15) more for much more capacity.
Here's the link to that deal if anyone's wondering: https://slickdeals.net/f/12988963-512gb-micron-1100-m-2-2280-3d-tlc-nand-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-45-free-s-h

Good deal if you need it and don't mind spending a bit more, for my purposes I wanted to get a couple of m.2 drives as cheaply as possible, so going up in budget is not in the cards.
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Should I get a pci-e or a sata adapter for this?
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