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Postby stix on Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 pm

anybody have an opinion on these SSDs, on sale at Newegg for a few more hours? Haven't seen any recent reviews of Western Digital's SSD offerings around here.

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820250087


WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6820250091

also, how would these compare to the similar Crucial 3D NAND versions?
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Re: question about WD SSDs

Postby Ian on Thu May 03, 2018 1:18 am

They're decent drives. They use SanDisk's BiCS 3D TLC NAND so its going to perform better than older TLC NAND based drives. My only concern would be the somewhat low endurance numbers but they make up for it with a 5 year warranty.

I've got WD's new Black NVMe SSD. It's smoking fast. ;)
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Re: question about WD SSDs

Postby stix on Thu May 03, 2018 5:17 pm

thanks for your thoughts Ian.

curious which model WD Black NVMe SSD you are referring to, since I finally got a board that supports one and I've been reading about these.

also wondering if Crucial MX500 500GB M.2 Type 2280 Internal SSD (still on sale today at Crucial) would be a better choice than the WD Blue M.2 SSD (on sale today today for 48hrs @ Newegg) ?
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Re: question about WD SSDs

Postby Ian on Thu May 10, 2018 10:53 pm

Sorry.. been busy this week and haven't had time to check back on this thread. This is the WD Black I'm referring to. Keep in mind, there are two versions. The newer one is a lot better than the old one.

https://www.wdc.com/products/internal-s ... e-ssd.html

If I had to pick between the MX500 and the WD Blue, I'd go with the MX500. The WD Blue is decent but its a bit more entry level than the MX500.
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Re: question about WD SSDs

Postby stix on Sat May 12, 2018 8:25 pm

thanks for your help.
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