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Western Digital Announces the WD Blue and WD Green Consumer SSDs

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Ew M.2 SATA SSDs :/

Actually they are AHCI SSDs, M.2 is just the connector type like SATA was and PATA* before it.

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To explain further, about 15 years ago we had IDE drives that used PATA* connectors, these were replaced by AHCI drives that used SATA connectors (which could operate in IDE mode too).

Later we started getting AHCI drives with mSATA, SATA express and PCI-E connectors, and now also M.2.

Now we have newer NVMe drives that use PCI-E, M.2 and other connectors.

* Prior to the implementation of SATA, PATA was simply referred to as ATA (I.E ATA33/ATA100)
 
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Alright, so basically another worse-than-850evo drive. Looks like an international sport for SSD makers to come out with so many new drives that are worse than what seem like an unbeatable budget product.

Lots of those drives are cheaper tho. Here you can get 250GB drives for more than €20 less than an 850EVO
 
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Actually they are AHCI SSDs, M.2 is just the connector type like SATA was and PATA* before it.

*EDIT*

To explain further, about 15 years ago we had IDE drives that used PATA* connectors, these were replaced by AHCI drives that used SATA connectors (which could operate in IDE mode too).

Later we started getting AHCI drives with mSATA, SATA express and PCI-E connectors, and now also M.2.

Now we have newer NVMe drives that use PCI-E, M.2 and other connectors.

* Prior to the implementation of SATA, PATA was simply referred to as ATA (I.E ATA33/ATA100)

Thanks for that.

Still, AHCI drive in M.2 look like a waste. Maybe make sence for entry level cpu without much pci-e lanes or retrofit. Is the controler that much cheaper ? Intel 600p are only a few dollars more expensive (and slightly higher capacity)
 
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Alright, so basically another worse-than-850evo drive. Looks like an international sport for SSD makers to come out with so many new drives that are worse than what seem like an unbeatable budget product.

Only problem is, Samsung drives aren't available in all countries, so some of us have to make do with other products...
 
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