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WD Green SN350 NVMe™ SSD M.2 -free shipping

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Fast NVMe performance for daily computing needs — up to 3,200MB/s
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This or the SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal SSD for $175 out the door?
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You should probably avoid this drive; it looks like the classification of this drive at the hard drive data chart [google.com]was "Garbage" category, an honor reserved for only 5 other drives on the list.
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You should probably avoid this drive; it looks like the classification of this drive at the hard drive data chart [google.com]was "Garbage" category, an honor reserved for only 5 other drives on the list.
How about the 2 below and of those which would YOU pick?

https://slickdeals.net/f/16184341-2tb-solidigm-p41-plus-pcie-gen-4-nvme-m-2-qlc-internal-solid-state-drive-110-free-shipping?

https://slickdeals.net/f/16227649-2tb-intel-670p-series-m-2-2280-pcie-nvme-3-0-x4-qlc-solid-state-drive-ssd-120-more-free-shipping?
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Don't buy this.

EXTREMELY short TBW of 100 vs 600 for the Blue drive.

TBW estimates the life of the flash on the drive. Green drives used to be about cool, quiet, slower, less expensive. Not that you'll almost certainly get to see this drive reach the end of its useful life to save $10.

I almost bought one a year ago, then I caught that spec. It's a big nope. QLC flash isn't that great in the first place, but it looks like they rummaged around to find the shortest lifespan QLC that they could come up with?
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I like both of those drives, although the solidigm one is faster. Both are QLC but longer lasting than this terrible Green drive.

For framing, Intel sold it's flash division to SK Hynix, who created the Solidigm division containing the old Intel flash division and Hynix's consumer segment.

Pretty solid drives at a good price. Depends on the price and speed that you need.

The SK Hynix gold drives are also terrific. Hynix has been a real pioneer in higher density flash and extremely low power controllers, low heat and great thermal performance among nvme drives. I recommend those highly. My favorite sticks.
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I like both of those drives, although the solidigm one is faster. Both are QLC but longer lasting than this terrible Green drive.

For framing, Intel sold it's flash division to SK Hynix, who created the solidigm division containing the old Intel flash division and Hynix's consumer segment.

Pretty solid drives at a good price. Depends on the price and speed that you need.

The SK Hynix gold drives are also terrific. Hynix has been a real pioneer in higher density flash and extremely low power controllers, low heat and great thermal performance among nvme drives. I recommend those highly. My favorite sticks.
I love the way you explain things! I will be using the drive primarily to store games and then play them on a gaming laptop. And, yes, having low heat is my top priority as well. looks like Solidigm would work best for my use case especially at that $110 price?
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You should probably avoid this drive; it looks like the classification of this drive at the hard drive data chart [google.com]was "Garbage" category, an honor reserved for only 5 other drives on the list.
Wow, that spreadsheet in that link is GOLD/PLATINUM material. I wish slickdeals includes that as a handy reference link automatically for every M.2 storage post!
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You should probably avoid this drive; it looks like the classification of this drive at the hard drive data chart [google.com]was "Garbage" category, an honor reserved for only 5 other drives on the list.
Appreciate the link.
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You should probably avoid this drive; it looks like the classification of this drive at the hard drive data chart [google.com]was "Garbage" category, an honor reserved for only 5 other drives on the list.
Is this list like PSU list that was hosted on Linus Tech Tips before except there's not quality tier?
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Is this list like PSU list that was hosted on Linus Tech Tips before except there's not quality tier?
I'm not familiar with that, but of the 400 or so NVME's listed, only 6 were rated as "Garbage". The other categories were stuff like entry level, mid-level, prosumer, etc.
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I love the way you explain things! I will be using the drive primarily to store games and then play them on a gaming laptop. And, yes, having low heat is my top priority as well. looks like Solidigm would work best for my use case especially at that $110 price?
Aww, I'm blushing!

Does your laptop support gen 4 nvme drives or just gen 3? If you don't know, tell me the model number and I'll check.

Most older ones up to a year or two ago will be gen 3.

In a laptop situation, if you've got a gen 4 capable slot then I'd go with the solidigm. If you have gen 3, I'd steer you to its SK Hynix cousin here:

https://slickdeals.net/f/16213009-2tb-sk-hynix-gold-p31-nvme-gen3-m-2-solid-state-state-drive-ssd-150-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch

The Hynix p31 is one of the coolest running, lowest power, highest performing drives in its class. It's one of my favorites and I own it. It isn't always the cheapest, but its in the ballpark. A lot of drives will overheat in a laptop, but this one won't and it won't thermal throttle on you either like other drives. It doesn't even need a heat sink, but if your laptop comes with one, it'll take it fine. It'll use less battery life and inner case temps, so the fans will run less.

The flash in the hynix drives is also extremely long lasting. You'll be able to use it in your next laptop too.Smilie
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Aww, I'm blushing!

Does your laptop support gen 4 nvme drives or just gen 3? If you don't know, tell me the model number and I'll check.

Most older ones up to a year or two ago will be gen 3.

In a laptop situation, if you've got a gen 4 capable slot then I'd go with the solidigm. If you have gen 3, I'd steer you to its SK Hynix cousin here:

https://slickdeals.net/f/16213009-2tb-sk-hynix-gold-p31-nvme-gen3-m-2-solid-state-state-drive-ssd-150-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch

The Hynix p31 is one of the coolest running, lowest power, highest performing drives in its class. It's one of my favorites and I own it. It isn't always the cheapest, but its in the ballpark. A lot of drives will overheat in a laptop, but this one won't and it won't thermal throttle on you either like other drives. It doesn't even need a heat sink, but if your laptop comes with one, it'll take it fine. It'll use less battery life and inner case temps, so the fans will run less.

The flash in the hynix drives is also extremely long lasting. You'll be able to use it in your next laptop too.Smilie
You sold me on Hynix and its sister Solidigm. I place great emphasis on storage that runs cool after having 2 laptops in the past encounter scenarios issues because of general overheating.
I went with the Solidigm since my laptop is brand now and is Gen 4 and fits my use case.
I hope when you are active of these forums you continue to emphasize the coolest running, lowest power aspect. It seems to me that so many chase performance only..... to the detriment of things getting overheated.
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Call me confused or call me stupid?

I look up SN350 with NVME and it lists entry level nvme.

The one that says garbage is a different drive? That isnt even NVME?

But wait the SN350 lists TLC so thats not right either.

Seems like the master list needs updated.


One says green sata garbage


and one says nvme TLC.

Neither are this drive?
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I'm not familiar with that, but of the 400 or so NVME's listed, only 6 were rated as "Garbage". The other categories were stuff like entry level, mid-level, prosumer, etc.
What's the source of the list? Who's maintaining it? What the methodology to assess the drives ?
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