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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:34 pm
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Not the fastest, but might be a good backup drive for an economy price:

Seagate SSD

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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:43 pm
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A little on the slowish side but a great price and still about 4 times faster than a traditional HD.  Although if I were building a computer today I would not use a traditional SSD, I'd use an M.2 SSD which are WAY WAY WAY faster.
 

by signgrap on Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:06 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
A little on the slowish side but a great price and still about 4 times faster than a traditional HD.  Although if I were building a computer today I would not use a traditional SSD, I'd use an M.2 SSD which are WAY WAY WAY faster.

How much more do you pay for that speed? - about double if my quick check is correct. 
But still not too bad a price $100 vs $200 for 500GB.
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:07 pm
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M.2 is definitely more expensive but the performance is in a different universe.
 

by pdschu on Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:07 am
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What about U.2 drives? Are these the ones we know as standard SSDs?
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:42 pm
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What about U.2 drives? Are these the ones we know as standard SSDs?

No, U.2 is a new multilane PCI interface that drives can be attached to.  It's not mainstream but has some advantages, mainly a smaller footprint on the motherboard.  U.2 drives are drives that plug directly into this interface - they do look a little like traditional SSDs.  Traditional SSDs are SATA SSDs
 

by Wildflower-nut on Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:41 pm
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whose M 2 drives do you like
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:54 am
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