Crucial Starts Offering MX500 1 TB SSD at 259 USD

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  1. Agonist

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    Wonder if there will be a m.2 version with these speeds. I already have 3 sata SSD and 1 m.2 960 evo. I still have a gen2 m.2 slot open and this would make a damn good game drive for the price.
     
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    Just think of the differences between the SataIII SSDs and an M.2, where the only cap is the speed of the PCIe bus...;) Next stops for me are 1-2 M.2's...!
     
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    But the price of NVE m.2 1TB drives makes me hurt. It was $115 for my 250GB 960 evo NVE m.2. But my god is it so much faster then my OCZ Arch 100 240GB i was using. 480mb read vs 3000+mb read now for my OS drive.
     
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    Keep an eye out for the intel 600p the 1TB can be had for under $300 some times. It’s not nearly as gas write as the 960 but it’s read speeds and latency are all close to the 960. It’s a perfect game drive. BTW the write speeds are still faster than SATA3 850EVO speeds. Really a great drive for the money. So is the WD black M.2.
     
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    I only see the WD black in 512GB max. Shame. Next SSD I will buy will be a 1TB. But I am getting a $1k monitor first, then Vega 64, then a 1TB SSD. I really want a 48:1 49 inch 144hz ultrawide.
     
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    Have their been any real-world performance boosts regarding ssds for gamers since...2010?

    The move from atrociously slow spinning disks to any crappy old ssd is 95% of the upgrade imho...3 GB/sec speeds from nvme, etc...where does that even factor in with 'enthusiast' PC gamer usage? Storage speeds took such a massive leap it would be as if CPUs went from 3Ghz to 1 Terahertz overnight.

    You only really upgrade SSD to get more room, for me 80->120->250->500+, so capacity improvements are far more welcome than speed. I just hope these drives are robust enough at the voltage/cell level to not wipe themselves - they are really pushing bit density!
     
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    I wish my MX500 1TB would "peak" at 50c but I have had mine hit 68c under heavy usage (installing/removing games etc for a period of an hour or 2, moving stuff from old SSD to this one) in a Fractal Define C, I have rearranged fans, suspended the drive, moved directly into airflow with another fan pushing air UP underneath the drive and for whatever reason it seems to always want to "idle" at a minimum of about 33c, the other 2 (MX100 256gb and MX200 500gb) would idle in the same case (worse spot actually directly behind cpu) they would idle at 26-30c and under heavy load peak at only 40c max...not sure what they did or did not do with this drive but am nor overly impressed by its temperatures, however I quite enjoy the speed difference compared to the MX200 (snappier after I disabled the AAM/APM (through crystal disk mark) and seems roughly about the same speed as the MX100 is AND quadruple the capacity (pretty much)

    I do not know if it is because they used a very thin thermal pad so it does not transfer its heat to the enclosure as well as it should or they used too thick of one? with a "limit" of 70c and is supposed to "throttle" itself before any damage is done, it seems if it were loading extra heavy or whatever I would be relying on the safety features to kick in otherwise the drive might suicide itself o_O

    I am almost 1/2 tempted to take the drive apart and give a coat of some MX4 or something to better help its temperatures or add some ram sinks to the outside of the case to increase its surface area ^.^
     

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