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Yeah brudda, he did a review on the 920 earlier this year. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13037/the-hp-ex920-m2-ssd-review

The 900 was selling for $90 when he did the write up, so the price per GB is much better than at that time. It is entry level NVME, but still a nice OS drive for gamers building on a budget.
Thanks for the link, and I agree it is a great drive with a very high $/performance, but I tagged Billy to possibly answer you2's question on if HP made it, or if it was made by another manufacturer as I didn't know for sure. I know companies like Gigabyte don't make their SSDs, but wasn't sure what the deal was with HP branded drives.
 

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Newegg has the Intel 545s 512GB SSD (2.5" SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive SSDSC2KW512G8X1) that's been on Ebay, on their own site today for $54.99 with coupon NEN12135.

If you're like me and rarely get Ebay coupons, but have Newegg gift cards or Corporate Perks rewards to spend, then this is a great deal.
 
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Newegg has the Intel 545s 512GB SSD (2.5" SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive SSDSC2KW512G8X1) that's been on Ebay, on their own site today for $54.99 with coupon NEN12135.
Yep, saw that a half hour ago, and had to get another one.
 

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Yep, saw that a half hour ago, and had to get another one.
People on Slickdeals are saying their orders are being cancelled at Newegg because they had already ordered one through the Newegg on Ebay storefront.
 
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People on Slickdeals are saying their orders are being cancelled at Newegg because they had already ordered one through the Newegg on Ebay storefront.
I'm not sure why that would be. I''ve double-dipped on sales before, when their ebay site was limit 3 or 5, and their Newegg.com was limit 3 or 5.

Maybe those people tried to order like 20 of them or something?

I don't know why Newegg would cancel orders, that were a week apart, on their different sites.
 
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How many SSDs do you HAVE?? :p
Honestly, not enough. I had like 2-3 small Newegg-sized boxes FULL of SSDs, but they were lost. Mostly 240GB-sized, purchased over the last 5 years. So now I'm trying to collect them again, or at least, have enough stock for upgrades for people, and upgrades for my own rigs.

I've upgraded like 7 of my laptops with larger / new / fresh SSDs and fresh installs, trying to sell them off, and I did a few jobs recently, replacing people's laptops' HDDs with SSDs, and a fresh install of Windows 10. Call it a "modernization package".

So I try to keep two SSDs of each major size in-stock, and a small stockpile of 120GB SSDs for budget builds.
 

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I'm not sure why that would be. I''ve double-dipped on sales before, when their ebay site was limit 3 or 5, and their Newegg.com was limit 3 or 5.

Maybe those people tried to order like 20 of them or something?

I don't know why Newegg would cancel orders, that were a week apart, on their different sites.
They were saying it was because of limits. I think the Ebay one just says orders above quantity limits will be cancelled, and at Newegg it is listed as 1 per customer.

Here's a screen grab of what happened to some when they bought another from Newegg:

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Honestly, not enough. I had like 2-3 small Newegg-sized boxes FULL of SSDs, but they were lost. Mostly 240GB-sized, purchased over the last 5 years. So now I'm trying to collect them again, or at least, have enough stock for upgrades for people, and upgrades for my own rigs.

I've upgraded like 7 of my laptops with larger / new / fresh SSDs and fresh installs, trying to sell them off, and I did a few jobs recently, replacing people's laptops' HDDs with SSDs, and a fresh install of Windows 10. Call it a "modernization package".

So I try to keep two SSDs of each major size in-stock, and a small stockpile of 120GB SSDs for budget builds.
Ah. Well, I have... One.

TWO if you count the NVME boot drive! :p
 
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I hope there wasnt a better deal than 1tb ex920 for 135$ new. :( been stressing tempted to get 512gb 970 pro for 145instead.. ;/ I hate choices that are not easy..
 
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Currently I have 3 ssd's and one platter drive which may be going as I've had it for over 6 years.

Main ssd is a Samsung 860 1tb for windows and some apps. I'm thinking of getting a Samsung nvme 960 or 970 but then I would lose either sata port 1 or ports 5&6 according to the motherboard specs on the main page of the z370e board.

Is there a significant difference from ssd to nvme? Both m2 slots seem to support pcie or sata modes which is odd as I figured only one would support both.
 

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The transfer rate of NVME is much faster than sata (up to 5x if the devices supports that transfer rate). As you noted some m.2 devices are sata and other pcie (the pin on the devices are slightly different which triggers the different modes).


Currently I have 3 ssd's and one platter drive which may be going as I've had it for over 6 years.

Main ssd is a Samsung 860 1tb for windows and some apps. I'm thinking of getting a Samsung nvme 960 or 970 but then I would lose either sata port 1 or ports 5&6 according to the motherboard specs on the main page of the z370e board.

Is there a significant difference from ssd to nvme? Both m2 slots seem to support pcie or sata modes which is odd as I figured only one would support both.
 

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Currently I have 3 ssd's and one platter drive which may be going as I've had it for over 6 years.

Main ssd is a Samsung 860 1tb for windows and some apps. I'm thinking of getting a Samsung nvme 960 or 970 but then I would lose either sata port 1 or ports 5&6 according to the motherboard specs on the main page of the z370e board.

Is there a significant difference from ssd to nvme? Both m2 slots seem to support pcie or sata modes which is odd as I figured only one would support both.
i feel like the 860 evo is a slow drive personally. the 970 should speed it up

something like this the spinning hd loads in 90 seconds the ssd in 60, nvme 50.. if you want to shave a few more seconds off the time, unless you are transferring files back and forth from one nvme to a array or second nvme it will be 15% faster? if you are doing file transfers or using a heavy pagefile i guess it would speed up huge amounts. i enjoy less cables.
 
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i feel like the 860 evo is a slow drive personally. the 970 should speed it up

something like this the spinning hd loads in 90 seconds the ssd in 60, nvme 50.. if you want to shave a few more seconds off the time, unless you are transferring files back and forth from one nvme to a array or second nvme it will be 15% faster? if you are doing file transfers or using a heavy pagefile i guess it would speed up huge amounts. i enjoy less cables.
I would be adding the nvme mainly just for more space. I still plan on using the existing 4 drives that are hooked up now. Perhaps some of my games could go on the nvme for quicker loading. Besides the first m2 slot will work in pcie x4 mode and still let me use all my sata ports. The second one is nvme only but I would lose sata 5&6.

I've only just recently started looking at these tiny drives since prices have seem to come down for the higher capacity.
 

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