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Newegg has 500GB Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0C) for $64.99 - $5 w/ promo code 93XPH27 = $59.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sr71
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Two questions for the experts.
- How do I clone my current drive to this one? I have the tools to clone a regular SATA drive. Can that be used?
- how do I know if my desktop supports this drive? I have a HP PC from 2014
1) you can image it to a hard drive and restore the image to the NVMe, or clone it directly.
This being a WD drive you can down an OEM Acronis from them to do it,

2) probably not from 2014, doubt it even has an m.2 slot - there were m.2 SSDs then - just not sure HP would've included one back then.
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I'm thinking about this for a 2nd drive in my laptop for Documents, photos, downloads but am out of the loop on these. If I don't hear many negatives i'll pull the trigger. Thanks
This is a good drive. It beats it's big brother the SN750 in some day to day specs, but is not as fast with huge sustained transfers. Unless you are a serious power user editing huge files all day this will be a great drive.

Others have posted this info as well. For 512 it isn't a ton cheaper than the SN750, but for 1TB the price diff is substantial. Also consider the XPG 8200 pro, or the SN750 depending on your price tolerance. Don't bother with the QLC drives as the lower durability isn't worth it when you have this drive.
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The 1t in WD store is $100, using the student discount
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Seems like once a day now we are getting a new SSD to go on sale. Solid deal.
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I have been out of the game for many years - last time I built a PC, the CPU was a Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4c. Holla! So sorry for the stupid question, but I'm buying a NUC that has an "M2" slot. Is this compatible with that?
Not too familiar with Intel's NUC, but the knockoff ones from other vendors use a different size M.2 - long as the one you're looking at explicitly supports '2280' you should be fine.
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jesus christ, I didn't know SSD were this effing small now a days.
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jesus christ, I didn't know SSD were this effing small now a days.
It's wild. First time I did an ITX build with one of these I opened the packaging and my jaw dropped. Literally the size of a stick of gum. I think I still have my external 250gb hard drive that had it's own power brick somewhere. Pretty sure that thing cost me about $100 back in the day if not more.
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If you want this for PS5, check Sony website for compatibility.
Good call out to check Sony's site before buying an SSD for a PS5, but I am absolutely sure this will not work for it.

The built in SSD for the PS5 is going to have ~5.5GB/s read speeds, this has roughly 1/3 of that. Not to mention the architecture difference; in the recent keynote they estimated current SSDs like this would need an estimated 7GB+/s read speeds to make up for the differences.

The short of it is that most SSDs currently available more than likely won't be compatible, and once they are available they certainly won't be cheap. But yeah, definitely keep an eye out for Sony's site, since they'll be testing and recommending compatible SSDs.
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Got myself one as a 3rd storage on my gaming pc. I have an SSD for the system, this one for the games I play the more often, and a 4GB mecanical HD for my game library. I should be set for now. I think... 🤔
You mean 4tb right?
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If you want this for PS5, check Sony website for compatibility.
None on the market right now are compatible with PS5. 4.0 cards aren't out yet and you will likely not find sales for them
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Not sure but I think there were several 1tb drives close to $65-75 price range not sure this is a deal for 512gb! Are the prices going up?
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Not sure but I think there were several 1tb drives close to $65-75 price range not sure this is a deal for 512gb! Are the prices going up?
This is an nvme m.2 drive. There have been a few 1tb nvme drives in the $85-100 range the last few months, but I don't recall any in the $65-75 range.
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I bought this last week at $65 and it is doing a fine job as a laptop system drive. Yeah, you'll get better numbers with a more expensive SSD but you're getting well into diminishing returns in terms of actual user experience, IMO. If you're doing professional work that requires fast sustained writes just get the most expensive Samsung because the cost is a drop in the bucket
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Two questions for the experts.
- How do I clone my current drive to this one? I have the tools to clone a regular SATA drive. Can that be used?
- how do I know if my desktop supports this drive? I have a HP PC from 2014
If your cloning software also dates back to 2014, then it probably won't know how to deal with an M.2 device. As user sr71 mentioned, you can download WD's version of Acronis to do cloning. That being said, there are a number of people who suggest not cloning and simply doing a fresh install of the OS when going from an HD to an SSD.

Back in the prehistoric days of 2014 (just kidding), there were some Z97 mobos that came equipped with M.2 slots. However, those slots were PCI 3.0 x 2, not the current PCI 3.0 x 4. That means that this SSD would not function at full speed (only at a max of 10Gbs) but it would still be faster than a SATA SSD or HD. Anyway, the first thing you should do is take the side panel off of your PC and see if you even have an M.2 slot on your mobo. If there is one, then you should go to the HP site and check the specs of your model to make sure the slot is listed as PCIE or NVME and not listed as SATA (some M.2 slots only support SATA).
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You mean 4tb right?
LOL. Yeah, 4TB I, was too excited 😊
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