1tb Intel 670p m.2 nvme $80 @ newegg

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decent reviews and cheap for 1tb. I got one to upgrade a laptop, I hope the size and socket type works out (I haven't cracked open the laptop yet)

edit - cracked the laptop, standard m.2 2280 nvme, should be fine, cross fingers
 
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This nvme is SOO much faster than the included oem Samsung one. I was about to buy one for a different laptop but the price is back to 99 now.

I mean like, from a complete power off, you see the Asus logo then BAM windows. No twirly windows loading screen at all.
 

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Reads are pretty on with my desktop's Samsung 970 Evo, but Sammy wins on writes. Still, for a $80 gen 3 nvme, cannot complain. I will totally buy another one for the other laptop if/when it goes on sale again.

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This has gone back up to $99.
 

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Where the QLC flash will get you is in very large sustained writes.

It won't stop writing, it'll just throttle to < 100MB/s - I have a pair of 2TB 660p drives in use. For PCIe 3 game drives, they're perfect, and generally speaking there's little reason to avoid them for most desktop uses. High bitrate / high resolution video editing is one that comes to mind.
 
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