Best data storage products according to redditors

We found 29,223 Reddit comments discussing the best data storage products. We ranked the 3,978 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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External hard drives
External zip drives
USB flash drives
Network attached storage products
Internal hard drives
Internal solid state drives
External solid state drives
Floppy & tape drives
Tape libraries

Top Reddit comments about Data Storage:

u/ScubaSteve7886 · 900 pointsr/buildapc

Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB is $127 on Amazon now

Edit: Link

u/Shillen · 318 pointsr/PS4

Glad that the update is coming tomorrow. Still no folders option, but looking forward to these features:

>Info: Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.

Back-up and restore HDD to USB
>Info: Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.

Good that I waited with updating my HDD, with our slow network connection it would have taken ages to re-download all my games.
For those upgrading their PS4: (NOT up-to-date with the new backup feature)

u/grainhopsyeastwater · 231 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Same here. The SSD helped immensely.

Shaders preview immediately.

Load times drastically reduced. There are times when I've loaded into the tower, emptied my post master, and collected my loot -- all before my clan mates even load in.

Very few if any loads between areas (blind well / dreaming city) -- same deal, I'll be sparrowing along with some buds, we pass through a loading zone and suddenly I'm alone because they're all stuck in mid air loading the zone.

Well worth the ~$80 USD for the SSD.

EDIT: Since a lot of folks are asking -- I bought a Samsung EVO 860 250GB, which is currently for sale on Amazon for $58 (nearly $20 less than I paid), and paired it with a $10 Amazon Basics Hard Drive Enclosure.

I'm using an OG XB1 FWIW.



u/[deleted] · 151 pointsr/pcmasterrace

>5% off an SSD

It's not exactly Black Weekend, but I got 35% of an 1TB Evo 860 last week and the sale is still going (it's on BestBuy and Amazon, Amazon is a few bucks cheaper somehow) - that's roughly $130.

u/pffftyagassed · 118 pointsr/buildapc

Congratulations! It looks like you just found a nice computer! It appears you're missing a hard drive/solid state drive, SATA cable, and operating system.

To begin, you'll want to get an unused hard drive or solid state drive. These can be found on Amazon, Newegg, or in Bestbuy (among other places). I'll supply links to a few examples below. After you've made you're selection, you'll need a SATA cable. This cable allows you to hook the drive up to your motherboard. The last step is to install Windows. All in all, it's a very simple process albeit a bit time consuming (primarily for the Windows installation).

This is a very simple explanation of an also relatively simple installation/resolution. If you'd like more detailed instructions, I'd be happy to help!

Hard Drive Example

Solid State Drive Example

SATA Cable

Operating System (Windows 10)

Ubuntu is also a FREE operating system that is compatible with your hardware. Most users are experienced with Windows, which is why I listed it. Personally, I prefer Windows over Ubuntu.

u/ConcreteSnake · 108 pointsr/buildapcsales

Best way I have found to look at the upcoming sales. Picked out a few hopefuls.

NZXT 850 - 3:15 am est

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - 7:30 am est

Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3200 - 9:55 am est

ViewSonic XG2401 24 Inch 1080p 1ms 144 Hz - 10:10 am est

NZXT AER RGB 2 - 3-Pack of 120mm RGB PWM Fans with Hue 2 Lighting Controller - 11:55 am est

XPG Spectrix D80 Liquid-Cooled RGB DDR4 3600MHz 16GB - 12:05 pm est

Cooler Master MasterLiquid LC240E RGB All-in-one CPU Liquid Cooler - 12:05 pm

NZXT H700 - 2:20pm est

u/Luffydude · 91 pointsr/PS4

Not sure how fast will an external HDD work but I'd recommend the best value for money upgrade which is Seagate's FireCuda 2TB SSHD that was released just a few months ago. Not only you get a huge storage boost, you also get better loading times. I swear my Witcher 3 loads now take 20-30 seconds less

Digital Foundry review

UK link I got it for £99, it is now being sold for £120 the price fluctuates according to orders I think

US link cheaper than in the UK

u/ProffGeek · 91 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just did a quick search and a 500GB Samsung SSD is only $80 right now.

I copied someone else's comment

u/xBarneyStinsonx · 90 pointsr/buildapc

Go to Amazon and get one of the following:

u/nlofe · 62 pointsr/facepalm

Nope. Because I'm bored:

Thing | Cost | Link
27" 5K Monitor (though IMO the difference between 4K and 5K is marginal and not worth the extra grand) | $1489 |
1TB SSD | $162.99 |
Intel Xeon W (note: faster than Mac's) | $1189 |
Motherboard | $293 |
32GB RAM | $245 |
PSU | $104 |
Vega 56 | $410 |
Pretty Case | $189 |

Total Cost: $4,082

Edit: forgot Vega 56

u/apackofmonkeys · 59 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Any brand will do in PS4 because PS4 OS is not optimized for SSD. (xbox is different, I think you will get better speeds from better drives) However, one of the best ones is on sale for only $57 today:

That's actually an internal drive, so you'd still need to buy an external enclosure to put it in, this is the one I bought (it comes with a USB cable so no need to buy that separately):

The installation is easy. If you've ever put a Nintendo cartridge into a Nintendo then you have the skills necessary to install the drive into the enclosure. After that, plug in the cable, and google where in the ps4 menu to format the drive as external storage (I forget off the top of my head). Then, highlight Destiny 2 on ps4, press "Options", then select move to external storage. It took about 15 mintues for me. Then it was all ready!

u/Mastagon · 59 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I'm putting this here because I don't want to flood the main sub with what I'm able to find. So here goes:

Headphones| Price
[ATH-M50x Headphones] ( |$150 in cart. $250-$300 everywhere else I check
[Sennhieser HD 598 SR Headphones] ( |$109 Record low
[Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones] ( |$180 - $38 = $141
[August EP650-Bluetooth headphones] (| Was $99, now $58
[August EP640 Bluetooth Headphones] ( |was $80, now $37
[Prime Day Bluedio T2S Headphones] ( | Was $20, $21 in cart no tax
Prime Day Bluedio V Headphones | was $200, $140 in cart no tax
[AUSDOM ANC 7 Bluetooth noise cancelling] ( | was $100, now $50. Well reviewed!
[Sony Extra bass bluetooth headphones] ( | was $200, now $99

Earbuds| Price
[Aukey Arcs Bluetooth Sport] (| was $24, now $14
[1MORE Triple Driver earbuds] ( | Was $131, $106 in cart

Bluetooth misc| Price
[Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker ] ( | was $130, now $60
[Trond bluetooth receiver] ( | Was $25, now $20. I have one its awesome
[Altman Bluetooth Transmitter/receiver] ( |was $43, now $26

CPU Coolers| Price
[CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme ] ( |$110. Historic [all time low] (
[Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance] ( |$155 (temporarily out of stock)
[MasterLiquid Pro 240 All-In-One] ( | was $140, now $95 [Historic low] (

PSU| Price
[Corsair CS650M] ( |$110. Not the lowest but okay
[EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3] (| Was $130, now $99 [historic low] (

Cases| Price
[Corsair 780T full atx case] ( | $189 in cart. Not an [all time low] ( but not bad
[Corsair Carbide 400C white] ( |$105 in cart

HDD| Price
[Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB] ( | $270 - 51 = $219
[Seagate 4TB BarraCuda Pro ] (|$245-75 = $170 [Historic low!] (
[Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable] ( | Was $160, now $135 [all time low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 2TB] (| was $126, now $85 [Historic low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 1TB] ( | was $83, now $60 [Historic low] (

Input Devices| Price
[Logitech G13 input pad] ( | Was $75, now $55 [Historic Low] (
[Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Brown] ( | was $180, now $160 [Historic low] (

Networking| Price
[NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router] (| was $499, now $290
[TP-Link AC3200 Tri band router] ( | Was $249, now $175
[Netgear 16-Port Gigabit Switch] ( | Was $106, now $75 in cart

MISC| Price
[Logitech C922x Webcam] ( | was $130, now $89. All time low
[Acer KG251Q 1080p Freesync monitor] ( | Was $230, now $170
[M9S PRO android tv box] ( | Was $130, $98 in cart
[Cyberpower 600w UPS] ( | was $224, now $125

I'll try to keep tabs on everything but let me know if there are any errors or price updates. And as a side note, I'm actually getting downvotes for this? I can't see how there could possibly be a sane explanation for that.


EDIT: Updated 7:00pm EST!! Let me know if there's anything you see and I'll put it in here!


EDIT: I've put everything new as of Jan 11, 4:00pm in bold. Also, check this post on RedFlagDeals for a great big list of deal


EDIT: Its all over everyhone. Hope you snagged something cool beyond bitter disappointment this year!**


u/_GoToGulag_ · 43 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

$130 - Sennheiser HD 599 SE Special Edition, Black

$130 - Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition, Bluetooth Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation, Black


$541 - HKC 34'' (3440x1440p) 21:9 Ultrawide 100hz Curved Freesync VA Panel 8ms GTG Rebranded Viotek GN34C, I think it's a Samsung CF791 Panel

$870 - Samsung LC34J791WTNXZA 34" 3440x1440 100Hz QLED 21:9 VA Freesync Thunderbolt 3

$115 - ViewSonic VX2257-MHD 22 Inch 75Hz 2ms 1080p TN

$650 - Samsung 32" QLED 1440p 144Hz HDR 600 WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor Freesync 2 VA

$315 - LG 27GL650F-B 27" 144hz IPS HDR 10 Freesync

$165 - AOPEN 24HC1QR Pbidpx 23.6" 1080p 144hz 1800R Curved FreeSync 4ms VA

$320 - AOPEN 32HC1QUR Pbidpx 31.5" (2560x1440) 144Hz 1800R Curved VA 4ms Freesync Ships within 1-3 months

$260 - ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32 Inch 1440p IPS Frameless


$270 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

$765 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X


$200 - Toshiba X300 8TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch

$120 - Toshiba NAS N300 4TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128MB

$315 - Toshiba NAS N300 10TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive- SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB

$80 - Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD 2.5 Inch SATA

$57/96/186 - XPG GAMMIX 256/512GB/1TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

$106 - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

$107 - Crucial BX500 960GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD

$242 - Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch SSD

$104 - Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, White

$120 - WD Elements 6TB USB 3.0 External HDD Color Black WDBWLG0060HBK-NESN

$95 - Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD


$81 - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL15 SR Gray

$137 - Ballistix Elite 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3600 MT/s (PC4-28800) CL16 SR Ships within 1-2 months

$73 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 CL16 Black Non-prime, ships within 1-3 months


Other Components

$110 - DEEPCOOL Castle 240 RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Non-prime

$170 - Corsair H115i 280mm RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

$35 - Deepcool RF120 3-Pack 120mm RGB PWM Fans with Fan Hub and Extension Non-prime

$805 - ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan 8GB

$198 - Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX Motherboard

$120 - Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX PSU CP-9020179-NA

$170 - Corsair HX850i High Performance 80+ Platinum Fully Modular ATX PSU

$60 - Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro CL-9011110-WW


$33 - Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

$40 - Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Gaming Mouse

$50 - Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse

$50 - Razer DeathAdder Elite: True 16,000 5G Optical Sensor

$64 - SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse, 12,000 CPI TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor

$55 - Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse, Graphite Ships within 1-2 months

$22 - NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch

$25 - HyperX Double Shot Black & White Pudding PBT Keycaps - 104 Mechanical Keycap Set for Cherry MX

$30 - Corsair mm350 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad Extended XL

$10.50 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Cloth

$23 - SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Hard

$135 - Razer Huntsman: Opto-Mechanical Switch

$55 - Logitech C920 Webcam HD Pro (960-000764)


$10.91 - AmazonBasics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 850mAh

$12.48 - AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-Pack) 800mAh

$18.89 - AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged 2400mAh

$1.49 - Oreos and other snacks :)

u/astallasalion · 38 pointsr/buildapc

Looks good, I'd just swap out that HDD for this 1TB for only $14 more. Still within OP's budget. Can't go wrong with Caviar Blue

u/throwawayyyyyyyy888 · 35 pointsr/gaming

Since you got a brand new PS4 buy a 2TB now and swap out the original. It will save you time and headaches later.

It’s only $64 and works perfectly internal or you could use it external with usb

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black + 2mo Adobe CC Photography (STDR2000100)

u/king-_-friday · 30 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same price on Amazon with Prime shipping (if you're into that kind of thing).

u/Ryltarr · 29 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

>He wanted a fresh install

My default maneuver here is to just replace the drive so there's an intact and ready rollback that takes no time at all, especially because HDDs are so cheap anymore that a decently sized drive could be purchased on Amazon for [$50 with one day shipping], and [several other] drives are available in a similar price bracket with the same shipping.
Saves a shitload of time, especially when it's just that one thing you missed in your backup and it's easy to transfer.

u/KabyBlue · 28 pointsr/buildapcsales

This ain't it chief...

Was <$100 a few days ago HERE...$100 or less for 1TB or no deal -- at this price, might as well go for the Evo 860 or MX500 🤔

u/salty_dildeaux · 28 pointsr/pathofexile
u/AGWiebe · 27 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Heads up. Same price on amazon with better return policy.

Also looks like it is QLC if that matters to you.

u/CallMeBigPapaya · 26 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're interested the 1TB is only the cost of 2 of these + $7 on amazon.

u/Xexanos · 24 pointsr/greentext

If we assume that karma is stored in an int32_t (so a maximum of 2,147,483,647 karma per post) the karma value of one post would be stored in 32 bits or 4 bytes. Keep in mind that it wouldn't be relevant if the post gets 2 or 2 million karma, it would always take the same amount of space. So the only thing that matters to get a ton of karma is the amount of posts you make.

If we take a 1TB WD Blue hard drive (like this one) which weighs 1.61lbs (or ~0.73kg) according to Amazon, we have to get 1,000/0.73 = ~1,370 hard drives.

If we further assume that only karma values are stored on it and we can use the full space of the drive (10^12 bytes), we have ~2.510^11 (or 250 billion) post we can store per drive.

So to get a ton of karma you have to make 2.5 * 10^11 * 1370 = 3.425
10^14 (or 342.5 trillion) posts.

EDIT: If we take larger (which you can find in servers) or lighter (for example SSDs) hard drives you'd have to make even more posts.

u/elkttro · 24 pointsr/teslamotors

500GB SSD, $50 off.

Better than flash drives, doesn't overheat. Very small form factor (a bit more square than a credit card).

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

u/RembrMe · 23 pointsr/buildapcsales

Am I missing something or is this the same price on amazon?

u/Proxximos · 23 pointsr/GameDeals

Here you can get the 250g on Amazon for $109 compared to Neweggs $149. You still get the game free with this deal also. Picked this up yesterday and just gotta wait for the email code

u/ssscarecrow · 22 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same price on Amazon

u/PriceKnight · 22 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Price History

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u/AbhiFT · 20 pointsr/IndianGaming

1050 TI mini 11,200

Ryzen 1200 8,175

8 GB 2400Hz RAM 5700

1TB HDD 3,500

Corsair CX 550W 4,855


S12G 6,700

ASUS B350 6,960

Monitor: Dell s2216h 8,500

[Case: Tesseract SW] ( 3,363

Typical Keyboard and Mouse 850

Total = 53,103

Some games with this CPU and VC combo:


  1. Do not change the CPU, and Video Card.

  2. I would recommend S12G over CX 2017 anyday. You can go for s12II but that PSU is almost 7-8 years old. It has group regulated design, and that thing is just purely too old.

  3. Given the budget, 22" monitor will be fine. If you can spend extra, spend it on CPU and get yourself Ryzen 1400.This will last more than 1200. Or you can spend a little extra on a 24" monitor: Dell SE2416h. Or buy yourself another 8GB stick of RAM.

  4. There are other motherboards with different sizes and prices in the market. You also need to check RAM compatibility.

  5. You can add another 8GB RAM in future but make sure you buy the same RAM.

  6. Buy the case and keyboard of your choice, of course.

    Any questions? Feel free to ask.

    Keep the questions coming, and don't cheap out on PSU.
u/gamebrigada · 19 pointsr/hardware

Yup. That still doesn't discount that you are comparing a sales price to an MSRP. Factually, the 860 EVO didn't even last a month at MSRP before it was discounted 12% on Why would this be any different?

u/JoaozaoS · 19 pointsr/PS4

This is what I bought.

I took it apart as it's the only way to get this specific hard drive at the moment. The hard drive is the Samsung Spinpoint M9T. A few users have issues booting up their ps4 from being completely off even thought it boots up fine from standby.

I have no issues at all.

u/Kapitan_Kolbasa · 19 pointsr/PS4Deals

Same price as the 2TB by Seagate. Might as well get the extra terabyte!

Edit: disregard what I said earlier, the price has increased to $74.99. It's still less than the $99.99 original price but it's a bit disappointing nonetheless.

u/cleeder · 17 pointsr/programming

> Tell that to the 26GB repo of a Unity game I cloned with the complete history.

It would cost you $1.20 to store that repository locally.

u/RdawgTheProgrammer · 17 pointsr/cars

Must be, as they are literally $50

u/NewYearNewAccount_ · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

NVMe is MUCH faster than Sata SSD. Is that what you're asking?

M.2 is the connection but there are two types of drives that use this port.

One is SATA ssd (6gbs) which is the same speed as a typical 2.5 sata ssd.

But the NVMe (32gbs) is many times faster than that. (It uses PCI bandwidth instead of sata which is part of the reason its so fast.)

Its noticeably faster if you're doing content creation like editing and such. And while it is slightly noticeable in game load times and day-to-day PC use, most people don't feel the extra $$ is worth the upgrade to NVMe. (I am not one of those people lol. I like speeeeeed)

u/RendHeaven · 16 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/delectable_homie · 16 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/maxximum_ride · 16 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Amazon has a wonderful case-thing with cables, and Samsung sells a nice compact 2.5" SSD that can go as low as 250GB, and as high as 4TB. I bought the 250GB one with the case-thing and only paid about $72 total. Both can be bought through Amazon, and are both under Prime shipping if you have it, so your SSD will be here and ready in no time at all. I highly recommend it if you are a heavy Destiny player.

Here is a link to the Samsung SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)

Here is a link to the Amazon case: AmazonBasics 2.5-inches SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0

u/jcarberry · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

Unless you need the small form factor, this should perform identical to the cheaper 2.5in SATA drives.

u/Bubaroo3 · 16 pointsr/GamingLaptops

I would do the following to be sure your laptop will last you several years:

  1. Download software to monitor the temp of you CPU and GPU, personally I use MSI Afterburner
  2. If your CPU temps are higher than 85C, consider undervolting using this guide
  3. If your laptop is hooked up to an external monitor, get a laptop stand like this to increase airflow
  4. Every 6 months or so, remove the bottom panel of the laptop, and use compressed air to clear out dust from the internal components

    Aside from that, I would also recommend replacing your slow 1TB HDD with a 2.5" SSD. I own a Y740 myself, and I replaced the HDD with this following this guide
u/RobbeSch · 15 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

Here's a direct link: I'm not a fan of random websites in between.

u/TheDavie_ · 15 pointsr/buildapcsales

Price is 50$ regularly on Amazon so looking at this (70$-20$-5$), this is not really that big deal.

u/Redd1tTr011 · 15 pointsr/hardwareswap

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

$129 warehouse deal...which is usually new/return.

You have to do a lot better than 125 for used ones

u/HRRB · 15 pointsr/PS4
u/todoublednery · 14 pointsr/PS4

Picked up a 2TB a few weeks back for $99

Very easy to remove the Samsung HDD from the case and pop into the PS4

u/Jakedagreat · 14 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the link for amazon

u/Dayvey · 14 pointsr/PS4

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive

u/poppopretn · 14 pointsr/homelab


Snort, pfBlockerNG, OpenVPN, Squid, ClamAV, Default deny ingress/egress FW, etc.


Kingston 120GB SSD

Crucial 8GB DDR3L RAM

ESXi Hypervisor:

Skull Canyon NUC


Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD

Virtual Machines I'm currently running.

Splunk - Receives my FW, DNS, Snort, and OSSEC logs. I have dashboards to filter this data.

Snorby - Also receives my Snort logs. I like this a little better than Splunk as I can view packet contents.

OSSEC - I used this for file integrity and endpoint monitoring on my servers and desktop. Functions as a host based IDS.

Nessus - I use this every once in a while to see if there are any open holes. Otherwise, I just use nmap and iptables to close everything off.

Unifi Controller - for managing my AP.


Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC Lite


TP-LINK 8-Port Gigabit L2 Switch

RetroPi + Monitor:


10.1 Inch IPS HDMI Monitor

My VMs, configs, and files are backed up to a HDD I keep offline. I'm thinking about adding a NAS into the mix for somewhere around 200-400 dollars. Low energy consumption preferably if anyone had any recommendations. :)

u/Rkpandey123 · 14 pointsr/IndianGaming

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 7th Gen - 4.65k

GPU: Zotac GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - 11.7k Buy Zotac only because you get 5years warranty by registering online for free.

MOTHERBOARD : Gigabyte H110 BIOS Updated - 4.46k

RAM: Crucial 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 - 4.1k

HDD: WD 1TB Blue - 3.6k

SMPS: Antec BP450 450W - 1.89k

CABINET: 2.3k (Circle CC 819)

TOTAL: 32.7K

If your budget is strictly 30K, or if you are using a 720p monitor instead of 1080p, then go for Zotac GTX 1050 mini 2GB - 9.3k


I think that this is DEFINITELY the best build under 30K.

u/cheaplightning · 14 pointsr/btc

> Problem 1: blockchain becomes 1 tb in 1 year

Where is that stat from? What size of consistently large blocks are creating a 1 tb yearly chain increase? What would the value of the fees and blocks of that size be? What would the value of 1 BCH be at the point where blocks are at that level?

> Problem 2: internet sucks!


xthin and,

compact blocks

and IBLTs.....

How do you rectify the idea that users are supposed to be running a full node, but not mobile (spv) wallet to do most commerce unless you are home all the time? The very idea that everyone in the world should be running a full node is just silly. How many people do you know that can not even be bothered to back up their photos from their phone? The vast majority of people in the world will never run a full node. However anyone that wants to will still be able to. 1tb a year is not an expensive ($47 and cheaper every year) addition to securing your own finances. Running a full node and then expecting the average person to use the rube goldberg machine of lightning for "cash" transactions at the same time vs the simplicity of reasonable block size increases that follow value, volume and demand is a losing proposition. Nature prefers simplicity.

u/haremon · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's also 49.99 on Amazon - if you have prime for the 2 day shipping.

EDIT: It's no longer $49.99 (~6 hours later) :(. Please disregard this link.

u/mr-peabody · 13 pointsr/CrappyDesign

>storage capacity would go up in multiples of 8

It's not always advertised like that though. You can get 250GB or 500GB SSDs. But yes, typically with flash cards and USB drives, it's multiples of 8.

u/t1m1d · 13 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd also have to recommend the Samsung 840 Evo. I got a 250gb one for around $110 on sale back in march, and it's amazing.

They're still around $120 but it's totally worth it. I'd also recommend this size in particular. 120 is too small and the others are too expensive.

Transferring Windows over was a huge pain, but once it was done and I restarted, it was totally worth it. If you do a clean install it's way quicker. Seeing your pc boot to an instantly usable desktop in less than 10 seconds is totally worth it. Also putting steam on it was awesome.

I've been able to quit a cs:go competitive match, restart my computer, open steam, and rejoin the game well within the 3 minute window before you get penalized for leaving.

tl:dr get one

u/RealCecilHarvey · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

That's not remotely comparable in price since it's 1/4 the size. Luckily this one is one sale for $100 pretty often so your point is still mostly valid.

u/wingsta · 13 pointsr/teslamotors

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

500gb ssd card from Samsung that is just about the size of a credit card but thicker. Used it for a month and it is running strong and nowhere near full.

u/uncleb0b · 12 pointsr/PS4

Bought this Samsung 2TB HDD last week, took about 2 days to finish re-downloading all my games (plus some that I deleted to make more space). Works great!

u/Ice_Cold345 · 12 pointsr/Games

There is this, which is only $70 for 2 TB of space.

u/mhero18 · 12 pointsr/PS4Deals

Good price for a great replacement/upgrade! SSHD too! Not sure if it's been any lower. And newegg doesn't charge tax in most states.

If you don't want a SSHD or want to save $15, the seagate 2TB barracuda is also a good option.

Or if you're really concerned about the price, you can get the seagate 2TB slim plus for $80. Note, however, this one is in a case and you would need to crack it (voids waranty) and takes a bit more work than the above two options. But it's a very common option for upgrades.

u/meatwad75892 · 12 pointsr/mac

Literally any 2.5" SATA drive would work-- HDD, SSD, or SSHD of any brand.

Unless you actually need that 1TB of space at that cheap of a price, definitely get an SSD instead. 500GB for <$90 is a steal for the performance difference.

Also, while you're in there... I'd suggest taking the below preventative measure for your SATA cable while you're at it. The 2009-2012 models are bad about cables failing from the bends and/or the ribbon shorting out against the chassis, and replacing drives/moving this cable seems to make it way more temperamental no matter how careful you are.

u/TSOTM · 12 pointsr/buildapc

> the 850 Pro doesn't seem to be worth the extra cost.

It's not, the 850 EVO is worth it though. Expensive, but it has a right to be, pretty much the best 2.5" SSD on the market. A cheaper alternative would be this:

Oh, and the 750GB version is on your budget. If you think you need more than 500GB, that's up to you to consider:

u/TpyoKnig · 12 pointsr/homelab

If you want New + quiet, this is similar to my setup:

Lenovo TS140 - Amazon $219

4GB of additional RAM - amazon $59.99

2x1TB Seagate $107.36

Perc 5/i w/ 256MB Cache - eBay $12.99

total: 399.34 + you have extra to get more drives and/or RAM.

I have 12GB of RAM + 4x1TB WD Blacks RE4s in a RAID10

I run Plex, a "Content Acquisition Server", a SAMBA file server and a 2012R2 VM to play with using 12GB of the RAM. 4 of which are going to the 2012R2 VM and I still have plenty of processing left. I would add another 4 GB of RAM and get another drive or two. :)

u/extremeelementz · 12 pointsr/PS4

Now for my opinion, if your new and have a very limited understanding of how to do the swap do the good or better, those packages give you everything you need for the swap and have excellent customer service/technical help hotline. IF you can figure out how to do it and your have a spare usb laying around, and don't need to re-purpose your stock ps4 hard drive go with the best! Highly recommend the SSHD.

u/gurellia53 · 12 pointsr/DataHoarder


check out the video at the end of the pictures.

u/hopelessly_positive · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same price on Amazon.

u/Adrian-X · 11 pointsr/btc

> endlessly bloating the blockchain

What are you talking about?

have you looked at the cost of an 8TB HD lately, its $180.

Even with 32MB blocks (that's about the equivalent in transaction velocity to warrant a BTC price of close to $1,000,000 you wont fill it up in 5 years.

we only have demand for about 1.3MB at the moment but knowing that its not cost prohibitive to store 32MB blocks and that 5 years into the future storage is going to be a lot cheaper

Are you sure you want to be responsible for limit bitcoin growth?

u/childsyrup · 11 pointsr/PS4Deals

Looks like Amazon is matching it currently also.

u/CkPhX · 11 pointsr/PS4

This is the one he linked but for the US I think, but the one that you linked would work as well. And you have to replace the internal drive which is EXTREMELY easy to do. Here's a video that can guide you through it if you decided to do it.

u/pivotraze · 11 pointsr/PS4

Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001)

This one? I'm thinking of buying this one (currently on stock 500gb) for regular PS4. Big upgrade?

u/autumn-morning-2085 · 11 pointsr/india

Nice price for a 240GB SSD: Kingston A400 240G
Bought one.

₹3199 (₹2880 after the 10% ICICI Discount). I see /r/india mentioned a few times for the lowest SSD prices, but this offer seems to be better than the lowest price there (and also too lazy to enter details on new site).

Or 120GB SSD @ ₹1700: WD 120G

u/dr3d3d · 11 pointsr/PleX

Your budget is generous not "cheap" so with the goal of $1000 plex server here is what I would do...

EDIT: THIS WON'T TRANSCODE 4k... however thats ok because 4K transcoded are washed out... use high bitrate 1080P looks just as good if sitting 4' or further away.. if you want 4k for the HDR then use a player that can play 4k hdr(almost any tv does now.. i have a $600 65" TV that does it just fine)


u/DonnyJoseph0 · 11 pointsr/buildapc

This is entirely incorrect.

i7-4770 CPU, 16GB RAM, 400W PSU (Tower for $283 w/ haggle option)

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB ($180)

Kingston A400 120GB SSD ($29)


The i7-4770 pretty much matches the i5-7500 in individual core performance, but it also has hyperthreading.

16GB of RAM so you should be able to play just about anything comfortably.

Lower power draw on the GTX 1060 6GB. I would choose EVGA first owner with a box for transferable warranty.

Also, just buying from Ebay protects you for a month.

And yeah, I've done this before. Works perfectly. It won't light up your room, but it'll put the pixels on the screen better.

u/PS3s · 11 pointsr/PS3

I would not upgrade with an SSD. I'd use a hybrid drive, like one of these:

u/calvinwalterson · 11 pointsr/india
  • Intel G4560 Pentium Processor For around 4.5K to 5K in local market

  • Msi h110m pro-vh plus approx 4K in local market

  • Kingston 4GB DDR4 RAM for approx 2.5K

  • WD Blue Desktop 1TB approx 3.5K

    It will not cost more than 15K rest of the money can be spent for Monitor or other accessories including mouse and keyboard.
    If you don't know how to build just visit a local shop and provide him parts list to assemble your Desktop.
u/Eorlas · 10 pointsr/PS4

The new hard drive won't have the system software installed, so you will need to follow Sony's instructions on how to copy that over to a USB drive so the system will recognize it, and be able to install it.

If you need the video for comfort, just search youtube for something like "swap ps4 hard drive." But Sony's instructions are actually really well done for this, and in a nutshell:

-Slide off the left top cover

-Take out the one screw that has the PS geometry symbols on it

-Slide out the hard drive bay

-Unscrew the hard drive mounting screws on either side

-Slide your hard drive in (that's what she said) and reverse the process

If you buy drives that are 2.5", they'll fit right in, but are more expensive the bigger they get in storage capacity. If you buy the Nyko hard drive bay it allows you to install 3.5" drives which can also go much bigger for less money, but it also adds some bulk to your PS4 (search for it and see pictures.)

Note that you have the options of installing either an HDD, SSHD, or an SSD. What's the difference? SSHDs and SSDs are faster, with SSDs being the fastest and you can get them in varying sizes and qualities (the speed differences between them can be significant as well.)

However, for the PS4 right now, only up to SATA 2 is supported (who the fuck knows why) so you can't really make amazing speeds happen anyway, thus an SSD is pointless. Someone did that research back when the PS4 was released, and an SSHD actually is a happy medium of not being stupidly expensive for not gaining much performance. Stick an SSD into your computer where it will do some angelic work.

I got this:

back when I first got my PS4 and I still use it to this day.

If you want more space and don't want to spend too much but also stay within the 2.5" realm as what fits standard in the PS4, you can search Amazon and other places but finding a 7200rpm drive in the 2.5" space is annoying.

You can go up to the 3.5" size, but again, that requires the Nyko accessory, so you've got your pros/cons there.

Message if you need more help.

u/xandarg · 10 pointsr/buildapc
  • CPU Cooler
    • Very good
  • CPU
    • Check here - it looks like for animation/rendering, you'll get better absolute performance, and performance/dollar, from a Ryzen CPU (the 3000 series just released, and, unlike past generations, the highest core count CPU also has the highest single core boost, so it's pretty insane, as showcased by the placement of the 3900x on the chart in that link).
  • SSD
    • I assume animation workloads require streaming large files, so you'll do better with a faster NVMe SSD, as opposed to the SATA SSDs you chose. Here are two choices that should work well---with the Sabrent, you could get just one 2TB drive; but if you go with two 1TB drives make sure your motherboard has 2 full speed M2 slots. If you do end up going with something like the Ryzen 3900x CPU, then you can even get an X570 motherboard which supports PCIe4, allowing you to get even faster NVMe SSDs (though they're twice as expensive, so check benchmarks for your particular applications to see if it's worth it over spending the money on a GPU/CPU upgrade).
u/Jeffrobuc03 · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Decent drive but a QVO not EVO which is much faster and be had at Amazon for $139 now if want a faster drive.

u/KeyboardGunner · 10 pointsr/teslamotors

If your having problems with flash drive corruption, why not use a more reliable storage medium? Like an external SSD

u/dtallee · 10 pointsr/windows
u/Leithm · 10 pointsr/btc

20 years. - 144mb per day = 1GB per or week = 50GB per year.

One of these will hold full 1mb blocks for 160 YEARS!!. for $200

Miners are spending 10's of millions on hardware and we are worried about centralisation from blocksize

u/provideocreator · 10 pointsr/videography

If you're using it for storage and not editing, you probably won't notice a difference between an SSD and HDD, and you'll probably be better off with just a mechanical drive to save large amounts of data. I would recommend getting a USB 3 external hard drive to maximize compatibility. The 8TB Seagate version is actually a really good deal right now, at less than $0.02/GB.

Now if you want to edit DIRECTLY from the external drive, you're better off with an external SSD like this. You'll pay a lot more for that performance, at more like $0.35/GB, so give some thought to how you'll be using it.

Everyone has their opinions about what hard drive lasts the longest and is the best quality, but honestly they're all very similar these days. The fact of the matter is any drive from any company can fail at any time, and you need to have backups to protect against that.

u/sonny30 · 10 pointsr/PS4

I bought a 2TB external HDD and cracked the case open. I removed my old 500Gb and put it into the case so I ended up with a 2Tb PS4 and a 500Gb backup drive for anything else.

u/digita1catt · 10 pointsr/halo

I have a 2tb external. 77 games and 36 apps installed and still 970GB remaining. I'd honestly say any bigger would be a waste of money. I have so many games installed now that I simply can't even attempt to play them all. I'm in progress of AC syndicate, Fallout 4, GTA 5, Dishonoured and about 10 other games. And even that's /only the surface/. When I eventually fill the thing up, I'll have so many games installed that I could probably just keep games on rotation. Uninstalling and reinstalling as and when I want to play them.

EDIT: Here's the drive I bought. Its a Seagate drive identically functional to the one that Seagate make for the xbox one, without all the xbox branding (so its cheaper for some reason?).

u/schoolpaddled · 10 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

I didn't know you could do that!

Send it to me, please!

Oh wait, it's not mine!

PS: looks like you may need to replace SSD cable when you upgrade:

Recommend the Crucial or a Samsung 2.5:

You don't need the Samsung pro.

This is very cheap compared to what it cost last year:

u/Crazykirsch · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

OK just to be certain, this is the same SSD as featured here correct?

Is the HOLIDAY18 a one-time use promo?

u/candre23 · 10 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can get a generic 120GB SSD for $21. That's objectively cheap. It's not big or fast as SSDs go, but it's a hell of a lot better as a boot drive than any rusty platter.

And you can step up to a legitimately-good name brand for not much more. Samsung sells their previous-gen evos for peanuts. $56 for a 250GB drive that is actually decent might not be impulse-purchase territory for everybody, but it's cheaper than a single AAA game.

u/Cidician · 9 pointsr/DataHoarder
u/shinfo44 · 9 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you consider lowering the price on the SSD as well as selling it as a normal SSD, I would consider buying it. Having Windows on a SSD shouldn't really increase its value, in my opinion. Windows Keys are tied to the motherboard, not the drive it lives on. Windows as a software is technically free.

Just for reference, a brand new Kingston 128B SSD on Amazon goes for $22 dollars.

u/PearlDrummer · 9 pointsr/playstation

I'm currently using this drive and have no issues whatsoever!

u/PunyParker826 · 9 pointsr/PS4

So does a SSD have any effect at all on a standard PS4? I've had one on my wishlist for a while, under the impression that it did.

u/JamMythOffender · 9 pointsr/PS4

I got this guy (1 TB, 5400 RPM):

I've been quite happy with it. Seems like I when I was researching the general consensus was to get a 5400 RPM. Slower speeds = cooler and the faster speeds did not make a big difference (from what I recall)

u/XPhantomBusterX · 9 pointsr/hardwareswap

This is how it breaks down from parts from ebay. Includes shipping. I'll even include links

Base Desktop - $50

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 -$30

EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze PSU -$50

16GB DDR2 - $20

WD Blue 1TB - $45

Sandisk 240GB SSD - $40

MSI Twin Froze GTX 770 - $83

Windows 10 Pro License -$7.50 since its so valuable to you. Also its 2018, be real. No one buys full keys or they buy them off eBay. Yes I know they are not legit but once again 2018 no one cares.

Total: $325.50

Even comes with a spare CPU, drive, and 8GB DDR2. Also, you could probably buy most of these parts for less. These were pulled from quick ebay searches. For example, the PSU could be closer to $20 in reality, the card would be closer to $70 and the drive would be around $25 for the HDD and $35 for ssd. That would be $257.50. Still could probably get lower than that. Get real with your prices.

u/nannal · 9 pointsr/BitcoinMarkets

Or just buy larger hard drives to store their copy of the block chain.

My home internet connection could easily tolerate a significant block size increase.

The block chain stands at a whopping 91GB however for ~$50 I can buy a device that can hold that ten times over.

additionally the fee does not have to be large, by increasing the block size (which was satoshis intention from the start) the miners would be able to accept transactions with a much smaller fee attached to them as there would be no competition for block space.

I don't get the centralization argument at all. Nobody is talking about TB sized blocks and if we ever get to a point where they are, 1Pbps connections will exist.

u/SupNinjaa · 9 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

Link. The voucher is for 14%, and is applied directly under the price just by ticking the voucher box. Total is £101.47, which is worth it as it's a much faster drive.

u/DankFrank99 · 9 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

This comes out at 99.98 after the voucher is applied, has a high end controller and toshiba TLC memory. Runs ~same speed as samsung 970 evo.

u/apmauj · 9 pointsr/uruguay

Ofertas previas al viernes afro:

u/ImKrispy · 9 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Ignore the P1 it's QLC there is no reason to get QLC now that the TLC drives have come down in price substantially.

You can get the sabrent rocket 1tb with the coupon for $150 NO TAX

u/Vealzy · 8 pointsr/buildapcforme

I would like to support this build, it is very well made. Just one change i would make to it, go for this ssd. It has better performance that the Intel and its at the same price.

u/UsePreparationH · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

The MX500 SSD is a SATA based SSD which maxes out at ~560MB/s, this one is NVME based and maxes out at 1800MB/s.

You can see the 1TB MX500 and 1TB 660p compared in this review.,5719-2.html

If you want something faster then you may want to look at Phison E12 based SSDs which start at ~$110. Anything past that such as the Samsung 970 EVO starts getting way too expensive with a 500GB drive costing about the same as this 1TB 660p.

The Corsair Sabrent Rocket, Corsair MP510, Silicon Power P34A80, and a few others are all E12 based SSDs and will all perform about the same.

u/Masterdan · 8 pointsr/bapccanada

(1) 1TB SSD on sale for $130. The days of having to compromise and have an OS SSD and everything else on old-school HDDs is over at this pricepoint.

(2) Get the Ryzen 5 3600. Its so much better and I've seen it for $260ish which isn't much more for a +10-20% performance on a much more efficient 7nm fab.

(3) If you can afford it, I'd get the 2060 Super or wait for the 5700/5700XT to come out with a non-blower based cooling option. You're looking at $500ish for a graphic card, but the 1660Ti is a lot of money for a card that already feels eclipsed by more recent releases.

u/gochris · 8 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

This or the Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8 for $106? This would be for OS + games, or...I could maybe keep my 256GB SSD for OS and use this 1TB for games.

u/Xiratava · 8 pointsr/PS4Deals

External drive that can be taken apart for a 2TB drive. This is the Samsung Spinpoint drive that is frequently mentioned for PS4 hard drive upgrades.

See reviews at amazon or success story on r/PS4. Hard drive upgrade guide can be found here.

u/asp821 · 8 pointsr/PS4

People like you are part of what's wrong with the gaming community. Sure, he probably could've searched better, but it's still someone asking for help. Clearly giving him the correct answer wouldn't be wasting your time since you waste your time writing a stupid fucking sarcastic response.

OP: get this one. It's what I have in my PS4 and it's only $70. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100)

u/JaegarJaquez · 8 pointsr/PS4

Currently this is one of the most used 2TB drive.
Also, you can get this one and remove the hard from inside. There are many videos on YouTube.

If you're looking to install bigger sizes (4TB+) that has 7200 rpm, get Nyko Data Bank, it allows you to install 3.5 inch hard drives which basically have 7200 rpm.

EDIT: I'm mistaken. There's a 1TB Drive that rotates 7200 and more. Thanks /u/dano8801 and /u/IPurpleIDrank for correcting me :)

u/DonkeyKongsTaint · 8 pointsr/SpidermanPS4

Here’s the one that I use. It’s on sale now as well.

u/sonofodinn · 8 pointsr/PS4

I bought this for my PS4 last week, works great. You can either remove the case and use it as an internal or just plug it in as additional storage, I used it as internal it's a little thinner than the standard PS4 hard drive but you screw it in so no issues.

u/Westify · 8 pointsr/buildapc

Would strongly recommend a 250gb drive as space on a 128gb drives goes extremely quickly

This drive would be great.

u/CaskironPan · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

tfw a post like this is on my frontpage right next to a post for a 256GB SSD for 140$.

Why are they so expensive now.... If I could buy another 1 TB SSD for 90$, I'd be so happy.

Also: a similar deal on amazon atm

u/theytookmygdname · 8 pointsr/buildapc

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

u/sony4life · 8 pointsr/PS4

2TB for $100, standard HDD 5400rpm

u/randybruder · 8 pointsr/PS4

> Having to constantly delete games has become a pain I want to avoid.

How badly do you want to avoid that? For $80 you can upgrade your PS4 to a 2TB internal hard drive following this tutorial. I feel that's definitely worth $80.

u/Solor · 8 pointsr/xboxone
u/dchaid · 8 pointsr/Games
u/jxn_w · 8 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought a Kingston SATA 250GB SSD with a SATA to USB adapter. Works great.



u/monkeybusiness124 · 8 pointsr/teslamotors

Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance

This is $32 for a 240gb external SSD. i think it is worth having for such a little cost. No idea where you are getting $100-200, as that’s what I paid for my 250gb SSD back in 2013. Then you dont ever also have to worry about slow write speeds or emptying it every month or so

u/kasper12 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Ah. And a good question none the less. No it doesn't. Which I didn't even know about. So I actually just went ahead and cancelled my eBay order and ordered it on Amazon for $109.99 and got far cry 4, which steam has listed at $59.99 all for $109.99 with free shipping.

The far cry 4 deal only applies to Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB and above I believe. After ctrl + f for far cry, it comes up on specials and promotions for the 250 but not the smaller one.

Link for those who are lazy:

u/CyberJeeves · 7 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

The Samsung 840 EVO provides good capacity, reliability and speed for the money. At $140 for 256GB of storage, it also fits into your budget while supporting SATA III.

u/Parthosaur · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Seems like WD's slashed prices on their Blue desktop hard drive line, at least on Amazon. Was personally following the 3 TB for a while but here's some other drive info, going off of Camel^3:

u/micru · 7 pointsr/buildapc

> Safe to say I blew it out the water in terms of value.

To be fair, not really, you got the case and HDD for free + 4GB less RAM

Motherboard looks like a Gigabyte
+ £8

Cheapest 8GB 1333 Mhz I could find: Geil Enhance Corsa + £15

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB + £50

PSU: Corsair VS450 - about the same price, couldn't find one.

Case: Aerocool X-Warrior + £50

Videocard looks like it's got some custom cooling solution on there, so maybe + £5

£222 + £128 = £350 + 3 "free" games

Doesn't seem THAT bad. And apparently the system was £372 at some point. Although not crystal clear if it's a 6300 or a 6100 in there, even so, not much price difference.

Edit: It's actually a FX-6100, but the whole thing is only £360 on their website. However, it also includes a Wi-Fi adapter and a DVD-RW drive, so definitely a fair deal price-wise.

u/Retrikaethan · 7 pointsr/Overwatch

[bear in mind, this is long winded mostly cuz i'm trying to explain the reasoning for what i'm suggesting rather than just throwing parts at you]

well for that much you're not gonna get a whole lot of power, /r/buildapc (also useful as a source to help with costing the build) has a handful of useful tools (in the form of links on the sidebar) for determining what parts match what other components (though most components have universal designs and so all fit the same slots).

that said, the cpu should be the first thing you decide on (also the one thing you should not skimp on), then the motherboard with the same socket as the motherboard in the desired size. it will have a specified label you can type in, ie mine is an lga1150 cpu and the motherboard is the same, but the actual cpu itself is an i5 quad core thingy which shares that lga specification with a handful of other grades of cpu. it also is a bit biased to say but i would suggest going intel over amd, if only because the pins will be on the motherboard instead of the cpu and since the cpu is decidedly far more expensive than any motherboard you would get for it, it's better to have the easily bent pins on the motherboard in case something goes wrong. the aforementioned cpu has yet to be forced to meet the needs of the two gpu i have so something below i5 will probably work for your intents. (you'll also want to get cooling for it eventually, the stock fans work but are pretty bad)

once you decide on the cpu, you need to decide what size tower you want (there's a few, though micro atx and atx are the two i'm familiar with. this will define what size motherboard you would get. depending on how you want to go with the computer in the future, you may want smaller or larger. if you would eventually put more money into the computer to boost its power via SLI or crossfire (meaning, running two of the same graphics cards at the same time with a wire "bridge" between them), then atx would be a solid choice. i would not suggest going that route if you can help it as cooling the top gpu can be a bit of a pain (though they sell hybrid gpu which have liquid cooling pre-installed that mitigates that issue) along with multiple games not supporting that functionality and not using it anyway (overwatch is one that does support it, for whatever that's worth) however, the power you can get out of them is better for the price and doesn't require a huge immediate investment (ie, can buy the second card later, doubling your power). however, if you don't mind upgrading and replacing the gpu as needed, then micro atx is fine, too. (bear in mind, you can do sli in micro atx but they will be seriously cramped and you won't have any room for any other pci slotted device like an audio processing unit or a wireless card). my personal recommendation would be to go for the atx size and try sli/crossfire out once you could afford the second graphics card.

once you've got the size of the computer, go find a motherboard which can socket the cpu you chose (amazon/newegg are good choices for shopping for these, new or used, btw) and then a tower/case of the appropriate size (if you're interested in liquid cooling, look for towers with grates on the top and sides. corsair does a pretty good set of these but they're also kindof expensive. easy as pie to work on, though). after that, go find some ram (i would suggest 8gb at least) which match or are lower than the motherboard's specifications (ddr3 is pretty common atm, but ddr4 is better if you can afford it. ddr3 is probably best to go for for price and availability.)

gpu! the funny little powerhouses that make graphics run really well. you don't strictly speaking need one to run a game, but i would highly encourage one (even if it's a basic little bitch like this $20 one as onboard graphics of most motherboards are only good enough to run basically low res video. these are the filling to the sandwich and can be added and removed with relative ease (also one of the components with universal specs so any graphics card will fit in any motherboard, more or less). both the cpu and the gpu are going to be where you're spending most of your money along with your monitor and operating system coming in close behind. that said, with the 10 series of nvidia graphics cards being released recently, you can probably get a used 960 pretty cheap (for the record, i can run overwatch with two 960 ftw's at 135~fps solid on high settings at 1920x1080 so one would get you a solid 60fps on most games at decent levels of prettyness. you could get 700 and 800 series cheaper but will not last as long or be as effective. a 1050/1040 might be a better option but you'd have to get use one of those tools from /r/buildapc to compare effectiveness and price cuz there's way too many for me to spew all the data here)

last but not least, the power supply unit! (aka psu) once you have all other components selected, you need to go find out the wattage ratings for all the components and add them up. that will determine the amount of wattage your psu should be, choosing a psu with more wattage than is required as having too little can cause problems (750w should probably be fine unless you go for much heavier stuff). you also need to make sure it's the right size for the tower and has all the plugs you need (modular are good as they have a lot of everything and can add/remove cables fairly freely).

once you have those picked out, there are gallons of peripherals you can choose from (ie, monitor, keyboard, mouse, headsets/speakers, etc. i personally like my keyboard to light up/glow cuz i work in the dark more often than not.) as well, you will need a hard drive or two and an operating system cd and key (windows 7 is probably best for price and usage for gaming. definitely do not get windows 8 it was made with tablets in mind and is total crap, windows 10 isn't a bad choice if you can get it cheap. maybe student versions? idk.) hard drives are fairly cheap and easy to upgrade and install (nother one of the universals). i would suggest a 1TB HDD as that is a large amount of space and fairly cheap (that one's $50) considering they go up to 6tb now. another option if you are willing to shell out for it is to get an SSD to load the os from (makes your computer start up stupid fast) and have an extra hdd for larger files like movies music and games. the only problem with this is that most things want to use C: for downloading and storing files so if the ssd isn't big enough you can run out of space pretty damn quick. that said, i'm using a 128gb ssd and only just recently started running out of room. 256gb would probably be better for longer term and for storing maybe one or two games on it for fast loading or maybe just using that if you're not a game hoarder like i am (i like having all my steam games installed for nostalgia purposes).

also as a sortof rant/general rule i would suggest avoiding asus if you can, not cuz their stuff is crap but because their rma department is crap. i've sent things to them which were horrifically broken or otherwise obviously damaged that they sent back to me unchanged. on the flip side, they sent back a new motherboard when i sent it in the second time after i said i would prefer they do that, so they've got that going for them.

with all of that said, there are likely pre-designed pcs for that range somewhere but i could not immediately find them on /r/buildapc so i'm not sure where to find them. if you'd prefer that, i can go find it. i just think of it as more fun to do the aforementioned abomination of planning and minmaxing. in all cases, building the pc yourself will be cheaper than buying one from a store or a laptop.

u/dontdrinkdthekoolaid · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Cause I am dumb and didn't realize that Amazon lists this drive as one item with two options. First time I looked it up it said 7200, second time it was 5400 but I didn't realize til I opened the box.

My poor boot times :-(

u/pbcrazy96 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

$69 is the MSRP, but this always hovers around $50-60 ( Still a good deal at $44.99

u/WinterCharm · 7 pointsr/apple
  1. Get the RAM from OWC

  2. For the SSD, get a samsung 840 EVO. They are one of the best deals around. (250GB for $140)

  3. you need to install OS X on the new drive. Before changing anything, be sure to download a copy of OS X, and make a bootable flash drive. Instructions here:

  4. Caveats: You'll need to enable TRIM on the SSD. This is easy. Use TRIM Enabler (Free)

  5. Step By Step:

  6. Replacement batteries can be bought at the Apple store.
u/BigisDickus · 7 pointsr/gaming


Mother Board


8GB of RAM

1TB HDD for way more storage space then a console. You could drop the storage space to match a console and save a bit of money, but we won't do that.

PSU Cheaper/lower wattage for this build is possible, but it's better not to skimp

Disk drives are dying out and everything is going digital. Even consoles are showing massive growth in direct game purchases and downloads from PSN/XBL. But here it is if you want one.

Here's a few cases 1 2 3 4. Pick your case based on style, USB ports, whatever. All of those are 30 dollars or less and are mATX, meaning smaller form factor.

So now peripherals. Need a monitor? No you don't, plug it in to your TV. HDMI just like a console and consoles don't come with displays. You might have a monitor already.
Controller/input devices? PCs can use the old controllers you have laying around. Here's a keyboard and mouse recommendation anyway if you want one or don't already own them since most people own a computer for stuff outside gaming. That costs around half the price of an OEM console controller and KB+M is a more accurate input method. Controllers are a comfort thing and are best suited for driving games, but point and click with a high DPI sensor is much more intuitive and accurate than a controller with bad input filtering and clunky auto aim. Microsoft tried cross platform and keyboard and mouse destroyed gamepad/controller players. The only real cross platform right now is Rocket League because controllers are the better input method for driving so it's equal footing. But if you're playing Rocket League on PC, you load in faster. You'll be sitting on an empty field while you wait for other players to connect before the countdown and stuff starts, kinda neat. Also, that one I recommended has a button to change DPI/sensitivity on the fly, no need to bother with settings menus. Seamlessly go from sniping to roaming to driving. The keyboard is back lit and has a few color options.

Operating system? GNU/Linux is free and is getting more and more gaming support every day. It's not as hard as people make it out to be. Get a basic/user friendly distro like Ubuntu and all you really have to do is install. If you're a masochist, a developer, or a masochistic developer get a tougher distro like Gentoo. Funny thing as well, games with Linux support run better on Linux since it's such a great operating system on the software level. SteamOS is also free. Want Windows? Download the OS and put it on a disk or flash drive, install it on the new computer and enter the product key. Where do you get a product key? Don't buy it from a big box retail store for 100 bucks or likely more, you're getting gypped. You can buy 100% legit product keys online. r/microsoftsoftwareswap sells them for 20-25$ and the keys are straight from Microsoft

Also, all of those listings are from Amazon and are Amazon Prime eligible (for the other guy that replied to you that wants to complain about rebates/shipping/living next to a MicroCenter). You can find a lot of those parts cheaper and/or with free shipping. I recommend NewEgg. So you can do even better than the price I'm about to give you (which also means you can get better hardware for better performance):

Here's the itemized list with the prices:

$448.51 total for a PC that is massively better than current gen consoles. Drop the unnecessary DVD drive and the keyboard+mouse combo and the PC itself comes in at $402.93.

So... brand new parts from a large online retailer with a great support system. You can get even better deals on the parts if you checked other great online retailers like NewEgg. Ten years ago consoles absolutely made sense, but now leaps in hardware design have made better hardware cheaper and the tables have turned.

Does that "come close without cheating"?

Here's a few more kickers now that we have the hard price set:

AMD and Nvidia are about to launch a new line of GPUs, meaning current prices will drop (better performance at lower cost on that build I just gave you) and AMD is specifically focusing on lower/mid range market with higher performance and efficiency. It's going to be great for mainstream gaming rigs.

PC gaming is usually cheaper over time because Intel/Nvida/AMD don't charge development fees (they can't), neither can EVGA/ASUS or whoever makes the parts, neither can Microsoft. Steam takes a cut, but so do stores like GameStop. Stuff like that is why Steam can have massive sales consoles can only dream of and the developers can still profit from a sale. The only reason PC games are 60 dollars like their console equivalents is because it's the standard and they can "get away with it" (especially if you're Microsoft trying to expand Windows 10 and not alienate XBox), but they can make the same or more per sale at a lower cost.

PCs also have the largest game library of any platform and the massive free to play library that comes with it as well. And it's really free, not 'pay 50 a year for a subscription and get to play a game for a month' free

PC is, in theory, forever backwards compatible. Want to play CoD4? Don't shell out the money for Infinite Warfare, just install CoD4 and play on the servers PC still hosts. Games that came out upwards of 10 years ago can still be installed and run with no issue.

You don't have to double spend. No buying a console and a computer for work/school. Put your 300 dollar home computer and 400 dollar console prices together and you made a huge leap in budget to built a killer PC. You also get a much more versatile platform capable of running much more stuff and you get so much more control over your experience.

u/sev0012 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

This or this?

u/plywoodgames · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

It looks like amazon matched (well, beat by a penny). Slightly different mfr#: B&H # SAMZN6E1T0BW MFR # MZ-N6E1T0BW, amazon #MZ-76E1T0B/AM.

I am on the lookout for a damn fine deal on a quality 2TB SSD.

u/Billeur · 7 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Because it's not a full-on deal, I'll post it here: Amazon has multiple Crucial P1 1TB drives for less than 100$, in Warehouse Deals.

E: All 7 of them have been sold.

u/Slayer_Blake · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Sabrent Rocket 1tb is $110 at the moment if you are looking for a cheaper 1tb nvme

although the drive OP posted is nicer

u/paulatreides0 · 7 pointsr/neoliberal

/u/JetJaguar124 /u/Integralds

So first thing's first, Windows: ~$130 for Home Edition.

Okay, so things to keep in mind:

  1. If you go Intel, overclocking isn't too great on 9th gen intel, especially if you don't have a beefy aftermarket cpu cooler. So if you don't plan on doing that at some point then you don't need a K series CPU and an overclocking motherboard. So your motherboard should primarily focus on giving you decent I/O options.

  2. You also probably want to aim for 1080p or 1440p tops, given your price range.

  3. Related to #1: If you don't plan on overclocking then a basic-ish mobo will do fine, and you mainly want to focus on I/O and other features. If you are getting Intel doubly so, as, as I mentioned before, intel 9th gen doesn't overclock well due to relatively low headroom to begin with. For intel overclocking boards are "Z" while non-overclocking boards are "B". For AMD they are "X" and "B" respectively.

    The GPU you should be seeking to use is the 1660 Ti, which is basically a slightly gimped RTX 2060 but without the raytracing stuff. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you could get an RX 5700 instead, which is nearly ~30% faster on average.

    That'll put you at $270 - $360 depending on the model you pick. Yes, it's a third of your budget, but the GPU is the single most important part of your build.

    Secondly you'll want a decent CPU to go with that.

    The Ryzen 5 3600 looks like a pretty good CPU, its a bit under $200, its fairly beefy and extendable so it's somewhat "future-proof" - in that it shouldn't cause much bottlenecking and you could upgrade your GPU past a 2080 Ti before needing to change the processor.

    This MSI Tomohawk Mobo looks good for the 3600.

    So we're at ~$320 for that, or about $640 total. Plus windows that is ~$730.

    The RAM Inty recommended before should be fine. You only really need 16 GB. This will set you back ~$80. If you find yourself wanting more RAM later down the line you can always add another pair of sticks later and double up your RAM.

    That puts us at around ~$800.

    $80 for a 750W Fully Modular Corsair PSU is basically a steal. It's refurbished though, although that shouldn't be a problem - especially with a PSU.

    We're at ~$880.

    Some good thermal paste for your CPU.

    We're now at ~$890.

    Storage depends on what you want to do. Do you install a lot of stuff and files at once? In which case you might want to get a nice sized SSD plus a big HDD.

    For your system drive. Plenty of space, good price, AND its an nvme SSD.

    That makes for ~$990.

    If you need lots of extra space

    If you need extreme extra space

    Keyboard and case are up to you, decide as you please. For the case just make sure that it can support an ATX mobo, as the mobo listed here is full ATX. Mechanical keyboards are crack, but they tend to be more expensive so they're probably out of range. This will be another $100 to $150 depending on what you pick.

    Something to keep in mind though: Your case and your monitors are basically "future proof". In other words, they won't really get "worse" with time or cause future performance issues. So monitors and case are things where you want to consider what you'll eventually want and buy ahead, even if you have to stretch a bit.

    This just leaves your monitor. I would NOT recommend a 1080p monitor above 24 in. Honestly, if you can go for a 1440p monitor then do it. I'm a bit of a resolution whore tho, so if 1080p works for you then that's fine. I would also avoid TN panels - they tend to look more washed out, tinny, and have worse viewing angles . . . although they also tend to be a fair bit cheaper than the good panels (namely IPS panels).

    I used to own one of these . . . it was vvy vvy gud. This is a relatively artsy monitor, so if color gamut correctness or whatever is important for you for photo or video editing or whatever, then this is a good pick. It's a bit expensive, yeah, but also super gorgeous. It also goes up to 75 Hz. Conversely, get a freesync monitor, and this one is probably good - haven't done much research on it, but Dells are generally pretty good in my experience (my current 4K monitor is a Dell too). Freesync will allow you to basically eliminate screen tearing and will provide a smoother feeling experience because it will even out frame rates better.

    One last thing to keep in mind: Shopping around on ebay and other sites can save you a fair bit. My rule of thumb is to never, ever buy sensitive parts like hard-drives, cpus, or motherboards second hand or refurbished. But everything else is fair game. So refurbished GPUs, Monitors, PSUs, Cases, etc. should be fine. Pre-owned? Ehhh . . . that I'm much, much more sketchy on - personally I wouldn't, but that's just me.

    So in total it'd be somewhere in the range of $1500 including monitor, OS, case, and keyboard. The system itself is around $1000. But you can perhaps knock off a hundred bucks or two by shopping around and looking for where you can buy these parts cheaper than Amazon.

    But again: investing in a good monitor and case can be worth it. It means you won't have to replace it if/when you do upgrade. And worst case scenario you can offload your monitor as a side/secondary monitor when you upgrade your monitor to a new one.
u/Snozed · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Looks like this Seagate SSHD is also on sale for $5 less (74.99), it's a 2.5" vs the 3.5" I posted above which is supposedly faster.

u/zakabog · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That'll cost you $50 for USB or $30 for a SATA SSD.

I have dozens of drives I've collected over the years, but with storage being so cheap it's easier to transfer your data to a new device rather than rely on a drive so near the end of it's life. Keep the old drive in a bin if you want to keep it for the lulz, but I wouldn't actually use it in my build.

u/dfiner · 7 pointsr/pathofexile

If you can't swing $30 on an SSD (this one is 240 GB, so it can easily hold windows AND many games on it) to vastly improve your quality of life in your hobby, then you have other problems, and you should probably be using your time gaming either working a part time job, extra hours at your main job, or going through your stuff selling what you don't need on ebay/craigslist. The example I found took all of 5 seconds to find, I'm SURE you could find a better deal or a cheaper one out there with a modicum of effort. SSDs have been VERY affordable ($50 or less) for 3-4 years now, and mainstream in gaming PCs for at least 7. Some people have been using them for over a decade. It's about as reasonable to expect developers to cater to PCs without SSDs as it would be to expect developers to make all their new games run flawlessly on a Playstation 2.

Having financial stresses when you can do something about it (and having the free time to play games means you CAN do something about it, even if you're disabled there's ways to earn money even online) is going to needlessly contribute to anxiety and depression. Here's some ideas if you need some:

  • Donate plasma or blood (many places actually pay you for this, especially if you have a needed blood type like O)
  • Take paid surveys online
  • Go through your old junk you never use and sell some of it on ebay/craigslist
  • Offer to do some menial work for a neighbor or friend (cutting the grass, watching a pet, housesitting, etc)
  • Fight the urge to buy games for ONE steam sale (this is admittedly the hardest, but let's be real, 90% of the games people buy during these never get played)
  • Chose to buy ONE less game over the course of the year to vastly improve your enjoyment of all the other games you play for the next 5+ years.
u/devils417 · 7 pointsr/PS4

Get one of these. Crack it open and put it in, download the full update from Playstation network and away you go.

Have installed these in friends PS4 and my own.

u/Pluto412 · 7 pointsr/PS4

doesn't appear to be in there anymore but here it is

u/surfmaster · 7 pointsr/starcitizen

Just pointing out that you can get a decent quality SSD with more than enough space for SC and a couple more games for $20 or less

u/jmango23 · 7 pointsr/DataHoarder

I have a Samsung T5 500GB. It works pretty well and uses USB 3.1 type C, which means it also works fine with USB 3.0. From what I can find it's one of the best external USB 3.0 SSD for the money. I personally used it for virtual machines when I was in college. It was faster than internal storage, and it never got hot. The T5 comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB flavors. The 500GB seems to be the best price per gigabyte right now.

Here's a link to it on amazon so you can check it out:

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB

u/capmike1 · 7 pointsr/DestinyTechSupport

I used this one. Great quality and small. May be able to go cheaper if you nabbed an internal SSD and a cheap enclosure but not sure.

u/soupdogs · 7 pointsr/TeslaModel3

Memory card in a USB card reader combo seems to be hit and miss.

I would go with SSD. Samsung T5 is popular with M3 owners.

u/cargous · 7 pointsr/ableton

I have the same 13” mid 2012 MBP and am running 16gb of RAM w/ a 1TB SSD. I also have the same version of Ableton as you. The official specs from Apple list 8gb RAM as the max but it can for sure support 16gb. Based on the specs you provided I’d guess you have the i5 version which comes stock with 4gb of RAM and the 500gb HDD. Your model will support 16gb and you’ll see a significant boost in performance, with Ableton and the computer in general, if you add 16gb and an SSD. If you leave the standard 500gb HDD, I'd assume you'd only see a moderate boost in performance since that's really the big driver of slow performance. I can't speak to the performance of Omnisphere as I don't have a working copy but I do know it made a significant boost for pretty much everything in Ableton and otherwise.


My recommendation would be to add 16gb of RAM plus an SSD. They are both relatively straight forward processes as well (links below), just need the right tools and to take your time. Watch YouTube tutorials. Attaching links to the items I have in mine. I'd recommend getting the Crucial RAM and Samsung SSD (which is what I have and has a higher performance rating), but the Crucial SSD will be adequate as well.


Let me know if you have other questions on it.



HDD Swap -

RAM Swap -



Crucial SSD -

Samsung SSD -


Tool Kit -

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 7 pointsr/PS4

I hear ya! I’ve got the Pro which has the two USB in the front, one in the back. I think it’s one more than the base PS4. And I also have the PSVR v2 box sitting on top of my Pro as well as a Seagate External 8TB Expansion HD plugged into the back.

The pad has two USB 2.0 ports on it, so you essentially aren’t losing a port after running the cable from the PS4 to the pad, though the PS4 has USB 3.0 ports. Still, it’s fine to charge my controller, headphones, or plug in my MixAmp TR Pro... and I keep my external HD in the 3.0. I also have a USB input on the front of my home theater receiver that I’ll sometimes use just to keep my controller charging while playing. I imagine if you’re using a headset that requires you to plug in a USB to use it wirelessly, then you need all the space you can get.

You might consider picking up a USB hub like this one, for example, that says it works on the PS4/Slim/Pro and has four USB3.0 ports (with a cable that plugs into one of them on the PS4). I don’t own it and haven’t tried it, but I’ve seen several redditors talk about using a USB hub on their PS4 to solve that problem.

Hope this helps!

u/Snakeobich · 7 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I went with this Samsung 860 EVO 500gb SSD.

And this Orico adapter.

It works phenomenally. Cut all of my load times in half, and intra-instance load times are nonexistent.

Highly recommend it.

u/ihavenolifeee · 7 pointsr/hardwareswap

This is kind of high for used prices, esp without original packaging. The 860s are about 83 usd on amazon.

They often go on sale for less too, ssd prices have been going down lately. EX for 65 USD new with packaging/ebay buyer protection.

u/Mindless_Art · 7 pointsr/mac

Well, first off: OS X 10.11 El Capitan isn't the newest macOS version for your MacBook Pro. Your MacBook pro actually supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra. High Sierra can still be downloaded from the Mac App Store, it is just hidden. Here is the link to it (click this link in Safari only, not in Chrome or Firefox!):

u/JagSKX · 7 pointsr/laptops

Samsung 860 EVO SSDs are basically rated the best in terms of performance and the best SSD brand with only a minor price premium. The 500GB version is $80 while the 250GB is $58.


They are $5 more compared to the Crucial MX500 models for the same capacities. Samsung has their own migration software (works only with Samsung) that you can download from their site if you want to clone your current hard drive. However, most people are unlikely to notice the performance difference



Don't know much about the Crucial BX500 or WD Green series SSDs. But even slow SSDs are much faster than than the fastest hard drive.

u/Ouryus · 6 pointsr/Guildwars2

Samsung evo 860 is the latest version and well worth the money.

I got a 850 a couple years ago and it's still a lot better then a HDD. I keep my operating system, gw2, and one other game on it. Get a 1-2TB western digital hard drive for other games/file storage.

Also on copying gw2, I did it but had to repair the game for it to work again (only took five minutes).

u/d3lap · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Also available on amazon for 69$ Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) [US Version]

u/dfnj123 · 6 pointsr/PS4

Any 2.5" (laptop-sized) hard drive that is 9.5mm in height or smaller should work. I recommend the 2.5" Seagate FireCuda (which comes in 2TB size), since it will give your PS4 a minor speed boost in addition to a storage increase. The FireCuda is a "hybrid drive", which means it contains a combination of both a standard HDD and a small SSD. In simple terms a hybrid drive automatically loads frequently accessed files onto the SSD to improve speed. A hybrid drive would still be slower than a SSD only hard drive, but would be much more reasonably priced. I recommend googling "hybrid hard drive" if your interested in getting a better understanding of what it is.

Also keep in mind that the upcoming 4.5 update is going to allow external HDD to be used as storage for your system. That would be another possibility in the near future to increase your storage, but since the update is currently in beta I would recommend waiting for the official release before making any purchases.

The process to replace the hard drive in a PS4 is very simple. I recommend following a detailed guide on youtube if you are in need of step-by-step instructions.

EDIT: Here's a link to an overview of the benefits and limitations of using a FireCuda with a PS4:

u/Cookieking · 6 pointsr/PS4

I don't think there are any 7200 RPM laptop drives out there. I actually was just looking for some last night and had no luck. The drive I ended up purchasing was this

based on a recommendation from this sub in the past. I also found an imgur guide to go along with it for an easy install.

u/cowardly_lying · 6 pointsr/WindowsMR

You can return games if you directly buy them from steam and play for less than 2 hours. Having a ssd instead of a hd has changed my life. If you have $50-100 you should upgrade that. Your GPU will likely play many games just fine. It might not work well for games where the camera moves. Games like rollercoasters and FPS make some people very sick if the framerate is not high enough. I nope out of most coaster apps immediately. Skyrim makes me mildly sick with a rx480. There is one low quality coaster app that does not bug me at all.

You might not love fallout 4 vr as much as you would guess. I LOVE Skyrim. I have only played 10-15 mins in vr. The menus and controls are not great. It feels very awkward. My framerate is barely good enough to avoid nausea with free movement. I have not tried teleportation yet. I will mod it for speech control and max my carry weight so I can ignore most of the ui. I hear that FO4vr has most of the same issues and you cant mod it. I also love FO4 but I will wait for a sale and might return it.

I have an i3-3225 and rx480

u/raj_prakash · 6 pointsr/hardwareswap

You can buy those two drives, BNIB, 2 day Prime shipping, for $82 total. Consider adjusting your asking price.

u/jibjibjib · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder

You can get the 8TB Archive drives for $209 from Amazon if you're willing to shuck it.

u/gj80 · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder

In the HP Server vs Storinator graphic... how was the HP configured? Those writes aren't just "bad" - I think the only term that could apply is "broken". A USB hard drive would be better than that. Heck, a USB drive with an SMR disk inside would have better writes.

That performance graph looks a lot like untiered Storage Spaces performance in parity arrangements (which is well known to have abysmal write performance). Was that what the HPs were actually doing? If so, comparing that to Storage Spaces in a mirror arrangement isn't really a fair comparison. Not that I'm not sure they likely went from a bad place to a good place with a new server setup in the case study itself - just saying that that doesn't seem to be Apples to Apples in the graph, is all :)

u/DistinctRutabaga · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder

Is this a genuine question? Because your link looks like an affiliate link (there's a partner code in the URL) plus Amazon has it cheaper.

I doubt there's any decent drive in there. The same price, or less, can get you 8TB WD or Segates. Like: for $129 & for $149 if we go by your link price.

Unless they're running HGST drives or something, which is super unlikely, it's not worth shucking.

u/SelfDestrekt · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder
u/AwayToHit · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Forget this deal everyone. The Crucial MX300 525GB is $112.99 on atm!

Shoutouts to u/nottz10k

EDIT: The crucial deal expired.

u/s97thli · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/SnuffleGrabAPuss · 6 pointsr/technology

If you need even more storage: 2TB for $65, shipped (2.5" USB powered) or 4TB for $100, shipped
(2.5" USB powered).

Here's an 8TB for $160, shipped (3.5" externally powered).

u/braddaugherty8 · 6 pointsr/PS4

Newegg ones seems to have sold out. Here's the amazon one for 99 again

u/lun471k · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

People buying on Amazon, be careful: the 5400 RPM one is $45, but the 7200RPM is $54 (was 49 until this morning).

u/Beznia · 6 pointsr/oculus

I'd definitely recommend making a post on /r/BuildAPC. The build looks nice but I'd definitely recommend getting at least a 1TB HDD for about $50. Liquid CPU cooling is overkill for you since the CPU you chose can't be overclocked. A simple $20 cooler will keep it sub 60C for most workloads.

Also, I'd pay an extra $10 for this Samsung 840 250GB SSD instead. Speeds ar emuch better, plus it comes with a download code for Far Cry 4.

u/revilohamster · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I think you can do a lot better for your money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU | Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor | £77.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | £32.17 @
Memory | Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | £58.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage | WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue | £43.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card | £96.78 @ Aria PC
Case | NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | £38.65 @
Power Supply | Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | £36.73 @ Amazon UK
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £384.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 15:24 GMT+0000 |

Changed to a far superior CPU. Motherboard is nice and cheap but I have one and it's absolutely fine. Doubled the RAM to 8 GB. Doubled storage to 1 TB. Semi-modular PSU (you'll thank me when you build). Removed the disk drive because nobody uses them very much these days but of course it'll still come in under budget if you want it.

u/TRDeadbeat · 6 pointsr/PS4

Don't get either one of those... get an SSHD:

That's the drive i have, and it runs like a champ. I am literally always the first player to load in BF4, and other games just seem more quick to load (though i don't have a point of reference like i do with BF)

u/Ark161 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Mercennarius · 6 pointsr/xboxone

I went with a 1TB Seagate Hybrid Drive:

Pretty decent 2.5 drive that is under $100. There are definitely faster drives but this one works well especially if your looking to stay under $100.

u/AnticitizenPrime · 6 pointsr/cinematography

The biggest WTF for me concerning the Ursa is the use of those ridiculously expensive CFast cards. With that 17 pound behemoth of a camera, they couldn't figure out a way to squeeze in an SSD slot?

This 250 GB SSD's dimensions are:

> Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches ; 1.9 ounces

That's roughly the size and weight of a deck of playing cards. That's nothing. It's $129.

The price for a 256 GB Cfast card? $1,414.55. Four of those memory cards is as expensive as the damn camera!

u/TsuDoughNym · 6 pointsr/computers
  • Get an SSD, ASAP. Single best upgrade you can make to ANY PC - 250GB Samsung 840 Evo is $75 on Amazon, the 850 Evo is $90. If you want 500GB, you'll pay about $150 for the 850 EVO, 840 EVO doesn't have the 500GB available (Amazon shows it at $272 for a 500GB?! I think it's no longer produced)

  • Max out your RAM. Your MoBo can support 32GB of RAM -- 16GB should do you plenty of good. $67 on NewEgg

  • So far that's only $142 of your $350. That leaves you with $208 for a nice GPU. I have a GeForce GTX 750Ti that does great, and I'm not a gamer at all, so I really only bought it in case I decide to game later on (Dark Souls 3 will apparently run perfectly on my machine, which makes me very happy). You can get a GTX 950 or 960 under that price limit, both are mid to high tier graphics cards (980 is the highest in the series, atm [correct me if I'm wrong I don't know shit about gaming GPU's])

  • If you don't want to spend $200 on a GPU, or if you can up your budget to $400, you can get both a really nice GPU and a better motherboard that supports DDR4 RAM, which of course increases the cost of the RAM, but it's all about future proofing.

    TL;DR: For the amount of your budget, buy the SSD and RAM I recommended. Either spend $200 on a GPU or spend $150 on a mid-tier GPU, up your budget to $400 and get a better MoBo for future upgrades. Good luck!

    Edit -- I just saw you have an AMD CPU. I've heard that nVidia & Intel work better together, and AMD works best with the other cards. Adjust accordingly.
u/AsleepExplanation · 6 pointsr/hardware

That's not true. Compare the specs and benchmarks





Google around and find conflicting results if you want, but I can't find anything to suggest that the bait & switch version of the v300 meets its advertised spec of 450/450MB/s or 85/130MB/s compressible / incompressible.

u/LabyrinthConvention · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

1 TB hdd for $32 shipped....really don't want to sully my IBM-PC compatible with moving parts though lol

u/natsw79 · 6 pointsr/buildapc

Overall it's a great build. I would suggest getting RAM which cost a little less for the same capacity and use the funds to go to a 1TB drive instead of 500GB. It'll work out better in the long run.

u/SiberianGhost · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

It is also in amazon if someone is interested

u/ivan659712 · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8 $105.99 with Prime

u/ShapeOfAUnicorn · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I'm building a new high end pc from the ground up. Should I be taking advantage of any of these sales? I feel like the mouse and power supply are automatic purchases but I'm a newbie so I wanted to see if I can get any help here first. Sorry if this is filling up the discussion post.


I read that the crucial's aren't good because once you reach 75% capacity it dramatically slows your pc down? Also, don't know if external SSDs are recommended but should I bite on that SanDisk?

Samsung 1TB 860 EVO

Crucial P1 1TB m.2 SSD

SanDisk 1TB Portable External SSD

Power Supply

Corsair RM850x, 850 Watt Gold Certified Fully Modular Power Supply


I don't even know if I will need a coouler, and if I want to go liquid cooling route, and I don't care about RGB, but for a high end pc I'm assuming I should buy?

Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler


This seems like the best deal on a mouse no?

Logitech® MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse


Was actually looking for 32GB RAM, should I pass since if I go AMD mobo route, having to use more than 2 will cause a slowdown right?

Ballistix Elite 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3600 MT/s

u/77xak · 6 pointsr/buildapc

Your motherboard supports either SATA or NVMe. NVMe is faster, however you won't notice the extra speed unless you do certain tasks that read/write massive amounts of data regularly (common example is high res video editing.)

That being said, there are now some NVMe drives such as the Crucial P1 which are similar in price to SATA drives, in which case you get both speed and cost effectiveness.

u/slicebucket · 6 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I ordered and recieved this SSD and enclosure last week...specifically for Destiny 2. The improvement in load times cannot be understated, even on my Xbox One X.

AmazonBasics 2.5-inches SATA Hard...

u/MtnDewX · 6 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I got the exact same thing as from this post, since the OP had indicated success:

I searched and found the items on Amazon, so ordered from there instead of the site from the post above:

(let me know if the links don't work - posting from my phone)

u/kansasjeremy · 6 pointsr/hardwareswap

i know it's sold out right now, but 850 evo 1tb refurbs have been going for about $200 on best buy lately:

not to mention 860 evo 1tb brand new is $330

u/io2red · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

Is there any reason to get this instead of a Sabrent Rocket for $9 less? (Aside from the additional 50 MB/s read which is pretty negligible at 3450 MB/s)

u/cyaaron · 6 pointsr/buildapc

Consider a NON-SATA SSD. It'll be a tad more expensive but worth it. SATA has inherent speed bottlenecks and the gains are noticeable. I don't think the mobo has m.2 slots, but if it does(asrock b450m-hdv is ITX, has m.2, and is way cheaper) then you won't need another mobo.

Also pay attention to the m.2 slot wiring. Some are m-key(NVMe) only and others are b+m(NVMe+SATA Compatible).

The SSD I linked below is double the price but more than doubles your speed.

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

u/Trexfromouterspace · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I'm not telling you to get a 1TB 970 Evo, I'm telling you to get a 1TB SSD from a different brand. I linked them earlier, but again, this or this.

If you're worried about money, you should in absolutely no circumstances be buying a 970 evo. It's overpriced at all capacities.

u/psycmb · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I picked up the Sabrent Rocket 1TB for £99 from Amazon yesterday (there was an auto voucher applied to take it down from £117)

It's not QLC from what I understand and performs better. Obviously I've not tested yet but I was looking at similar options to yourself and came to this.

u/coololly · 5 pointsr/buildapc

970 Evo Plus' are stupidly overpriced.

For context, you can get a 1TB Sabrent Rocket which performs basically identical for half the price of a 1TB 970 evo plus.

u/popsicklekid · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Linked is what i got about a month ago. Works fine, and seemed reasonably priced when I researched SSDs.

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)

u/whale-tail · 5 pointsr/mac

I'm talking about an internal SSD. The 2.5" models use what's called a SATA connector (the same type your current hard drive should use). Using it through USB will not only be much slower, but also mean that you have to carry around the external storage which is a pain in the ass.

The best way to think about SSDs is that they're basically really fast hard drives with no moving parts. They're just better in every way, and in this day and age it's hard to be without one.

Edit: here is what I'm talking about when I say internal 2.5" SSD.

u/maddenman2000 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you do need a new SSD you'd be better off getting 1TB instead:

Samsung has the 860 EVO M.2 1TB for the same price as two of these.

Same with Microcenter (in-store only) but with the SATA III version.

Amazon for $168.

To be honest, you might as well wait two months for Black Friday. Chances are if they're this low now, especially given how many places have them on sale for this price, it'll be much cheaper on Black Friday.

u/chilighost · 5 pointsr/PS4Pro

I installed the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB and it's been great. Seems very fast to me.


Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

u/rallymax · 5 pointsr/buildapc

m.2 is just a socket. It's preferrable to 2.5" since it doesn't involve any wires.

M.2 can run both SATA or NVME SSDs. Sabrent Rocket is inexpensive M.2 NVME that's within price of many SATA SSDs. However, to answer your question - for playing video games SATA SSD to NVME SSD is not as much of improvement as HDD to SSD.

u/Moose_Mafia · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I'd recommend the Crucial MX300 525GB. It's $123 when not on sale, for a substantial amount of space.

Samsung is nice, but you're paying a large premium for the name. The other brands recommend are good too, but the Crucial is my personal favorite.

u/RayCharlizard · 5 pointsr/PS4

That's a fine choice for a standard HDD, you can also step-up to the Seagate Firecuda which is a hybrid drive and will be a bit faster in titles that you play regularly thanks to the solid-state cache on the drive. You could also wait for firmware 4.50 to release and use any USB 3.0 HDD externally which will afford you much more space.

u/Hrhnick · 5 pointsr/mac

Yes. And while you’re upgrading grab this 240GB SSD for $33:

Your computer will feel like a new machine.

u/FAERayo · 5 pointsr/starcitizen

Oh cmon... ssd cost are near 50€ for a 240GB more than decent ssd, it doesnt need to be the best neither the highest amount.


Since you talk in L, i'll send you uk link for 43 Pounds:


With this, any argument against the ssd is automatically overkilled.


It's like saying no game should be developed with only HDD's in mid. or no game should be developed with GTX 1060 in mind, they should be playable with a Nvidia gt 9600 from 2005.


Btw: You don't need SSD, it's recommended SSD because the loading time will get long, pretty much like GTA V case.

u/The-Ephus · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

I mean... is $18 too much?

u/Hycinos · 5 pointsr/laptops

Vivo books are great for your use case. Only downside of this one is no SSD, but you could always get a 128gb one for $40 to replace the hard drive if you want the load speed and don’t need the space. If you do that route to get faster load times, you could just use the included 1tb HDD as an external drive for any photoshop files that get too big.

ASUS VivoBook F510UA 15.6” Full HD Nanoedge Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB-C, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Home - F510UA-AH51, Star Gray

Edit: jk, SSDs are cheaper than I thought right now, you can get a 128 for $21

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance

u/agentbilly · 5 pointsr/PS3

If you haven't looked at prices lately SSDs are not expensive at all anymore. You can get an entry level120gb for $20.

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G

u/spanctimony · 5 pointsr/PFSENSE

You'd be a fool to not use two of these with ZFS:

Downvoted? Ok have fun when your flash stick fails. For $50 you could have redundant SSDs.

u/asd913 · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Same price and no shipping at Its been this price for a while.

u/sleepyboylol · 5 pointsr/MonsterHunter

> Cool. I'll be sure to let everyone know to drop $500 on one to fix the issue Capcom created.

$54.99 CAD

Little bit off there pal. ^^^Actually ^^^you’re ^^^off ^^^by ^^^$450

> You're absolutely right; Tempered Elder Hunter World, or more recently, Tempered Jho Hunter World, starts after the terribly implemented story.

Actually, I spend a lot of time theory crafting builds, trying new weapons, and messing around. Tempered Elder farming is just how you get Stream Stones, but, if that’s all you care about, that’s your problem not Capcom’s. MH games have never been super story driven like Zelda, and it’s not an MMORPG. Be happy the game doesnt end after the story like 99% of RPG’s. At least you can play until HR999. They also have events, weekly and limited bounties and new weapons, monsters and armour being released for free.

u/YouBetterChill · 5 pointsr/mac
u/Purity999 · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

This is what I picked up from Amazon, works amazing! Just plug it in, transfer D2 over, bye bye loading times!

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5...

ORICO 2.5 USB 3 External Hard...

My brother did the same thing expect he got this SSD.

Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP512GBSS3A55S25)

u/buzzpunk · 5 pointsr/Games

If you've got amazon prime you can get this 240GB Sandisk ssd for £30.

u/ag11600 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

According to CamelCamelCamel it was much lower about 1 year ago. However, this increase could be due to the shortage of memory.

u/Figs · 5 pointsr/DataHoarder

A lot of people here are buying external drives in bulk and shucking them since it's substantially cheaper than buying plain drives. This is a really weird dynamic. Why on earth is it cheaper to buy a drive with additional hardware and packaging around it than to just buy the drive itself?

e.g. this external drive is $180, but a bare archive drive is $228. WTF? It is almost $50 more expensive to buy just the drive without the enclosure around it. (And that's assuming the 8TB external is an SMR archive drive inside, rather than a regular PMR drive -- which is even more expensive!) You might say "oh, it's on sale!" -- yeah, they're always on sale at those kinds of prices from one brand or another.

With WD products instead of Seagate, this has gotten absolutely ridiculous. BestBuy is regularly advertised on here offering external drives containing shuckable 8TB WD Reds in the price range of $150~$200 while the drive by itself often goes for nearly $300! It's twice as expensive to buy the plain drive?! WHY?!

u/LockoutNex · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you want to save $10 more you can buy Seagates External drive which comes with these drives in them:

I bought the external a year ago and took the HDDs out and had these drives in them more info about the drives and speeds can be found here that I posted in /r/DataHoarder :

Datasheet for the drives can be found here:

u/justathoughtfromme · 5 pointsr/PleX

I have an 8TB Seagate Expansion external hooked up to my Shield, and I've had no issues with sleep/wake issues.

u/Fenrir-The-Wolf · 5 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

16GB of DDR4 does not cost ~60-90$. Especially at 3000mhz.

2x8GB 3000mhz sticks of Corsair Vengance LPX is currently $195, A 525GB SSD is currently $130.

u/jkccl9 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

cheaper on amazon XD gg


u/twest21 · 5 pointsr/homelab

Crucial mx300 525GB for $109. Not sure if it's the best thing for homelabs but looks to be a good deal.


I submitted it to Amazon, now it's the same price there with prime.

u/MrTravesty · 5 pointsr/PS4

It is incredibly easy to upgrade. Just buy this (unfortunately you just missed it for $70):

And follow these steps:

u/DJXiej · 5 pointsr/PS4

Obligatory Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. It's the brand of Samsung Stock HDD already found in PS4 with higher capacity.

I personally got the Samsung Momentus Spinpoint 2TB which works like a dream for me. No beeping issues others have said from the Backup Plus.

u/Troll__McLure · 5 pointsr/applehelp
  1. Get an adapter for it, like OptiBay.

  2. I'm not sure if a 2 TB drive like this will work, according to the comments it's 12.9 mm thick, while I think 12.5 mm is the maximum. Edit: Maybe this one will 9.5 mm.
u/icedearth15324 · 5 pointsr/xboxone
u/epicmud7 · 5 pointsr/G502MasterRace

Not as much as they used to be. You can get a 120GB one for under $50
If you only got 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, that should pay for it. You could always just get one later, but that would involve having to reinstall your OS and move everything over which can be a bit of a hassle.

u/HeckMaster9 · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

You don't need to spend that much. This Sandisk 240GB model along with this SATA III to USB 3 cable will do just as well for less money, but it won't look as pretty lol.

u/StetsonG · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

This is a good all-in-one solution if you don't want to mess with a separate drive and adapter.

u/jamiller13 · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Well here is the simplest answer I can give because it can be exhausting...
Get this one, 500GB. This is what I use.

The reason I recommend this is because DIY here can have a lot of pitfalls. If you fall in, you may end up thinking that I 'duped you', where in reality you just made a poor purchase decision. In the end, external enclosures for usb 3.0 are rife with horrible throughput caps. Don't bother. The link I gave is an all in one, it literally is the enclosure (and is capable), and the SSD. Comes with a cable. Open the package, plug it in, move D2 to that new drive. Done.

Edit: thanks for the silver, whatever that is. I take it someone got the drive and liked it.

u/3lfk1ng · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

We just put a 500GB SSD in -they are on sale right now on Amazon.

I used this tool (will download upon clicking) to format the 500GB drive to FAT32 in Windows.

u/JasonHenley · 5 pointsr/computerhelp

Your motherboard does not have an M.2 slot on it.

You can buy a PCI-E x4 M.2 adapter that fits the 500GB Samsung EVO 970 plus (like this one, but it requires a PCI-E x4 slot.

Your motherboard has four PCI-E x1 slots (won't fit) and two PCI-E x16 slots (it will fit in this slot but only if you have one free -- i.e. you don't have two video cards).

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, consider getting a regular old boring SATA III SSD. True, they aren't as fast as NVMe SSDs, but this is $30 cheaper ( and for gaming you actually won't notice much of a difference compared to the NVMe drive you spec'ed. NVMe gives you bigger performance boosts when reading/writing large blocks of sequential data, so for example video editing. Source:

u/PigeonsLikeBread · 5 pointsr/buildapc

No, you won't notice any difference in gaming. I would highly recommend purchasing a 1TB HDD alongside your SSD, as a 120GB SSD leaves very little space for games once your OS and other essential programs are installed. I would recommend a WD Blue 1TB.

u/nztraveller · 5 pointsr/VictoriaBC

Here is a good deal on a new hard drive. And like /u/ehManiacal said, I would not bother with a used HD, just not worth the risk.
I have 4 GB of DDR3 ram and a case that I'm not using, let m know if you are interested.
You can also get a new 120GB ssd from new egg for like $50.

u/fidepus · 5 pointsr/mac

It is absolutely worth it. I have an early 2011 MBP and the speed bump from switching to an SSD was enormous. I can't recommend it enough.

If you are looking for hardware suggestions, look at the Samsung 840 Evo. I have it, some people I know have one, we all are satisfied and it seems to give you lots of bang for the buck.

u/Korlus · 5 pointsr/Minecraft

Example build (not cheap, nor expensive):

u/beverageninja · 5 pointsr/wiiu

I used a 64 GB SanDisk USB drive for over a year without any issues and only upgraded to an external hard drive because it was running out of space. Older USB drives had a much lower tolerance for the number of read/writes they could perform. Newer brand name USB drives have a much higher threshold.

That said, if you can upgrade to an external drive, do it. Here's what I bought and it works great.

WD Hard Drive

USB Hard Drive Enclousure with power supply

u/D18 · 5 pointsr/NoMansSkyTheGame
u/thiskillstheredditor · 5 pointsr/apple

Superdrive hard drive caddy: $9.70

120GB SSD: $60

USB Superdrive enclosure: $14

All in all, $84 to extend the life of your $2k laptop by a few more years. Well worth it in my opinion. Also if you're feeling adventurous, enable a fusion drive on your new dual-drive Mac.

BTW, the physical SSD and caddy option are very easy- just follow the take-apart guide on It takes about one drink's worth of time to do.

Have fun!

u/HijiCG · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

Brand new in box means that its unopened and sealed. Just warning you cause I seen a mod get anal about this earlier. Also you may wish to rethink pricing cause I doubt you'll get 50 straight for this if you can buy it new on Amazon for the same price.

u/BlueOcelot · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon has a Kingston SSD 120GB for $50 right now.

u/whosdr · 5 pointsr/runescape


Pentium g4560 on a H270 board

GTX 1050 (non-ti)




Corsair Carbide case

$517 total

And now I regret not using pcpartpicker and just setting it to US & Amazon..

u/xblitzkrieg · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

It looks like they have it on Amazon as well for the same price.

u/GroovyGrove · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

It stands for solid-state drive. Instead of using magnetic disks that spin around, it uses flash memory which is a newer, faster technology (like a flash drive/thumb drive/SD card).

The disadvantage is that it's still much more expensive than a regular hard drive, although it has come down a lot lately. This is what I have. I did not upgrade the storage capacity of my console because I was using around half of it. I recommend checking this first in the settings under System.

If you need more space, a hybrid drive is something a lot of people do. These use a tradition disk drive but have a small amount of flash storage (usually 8GB) that holds the most frequently used data. This allows it to load all the data faster, including the stuff on the traditional disk. Here is a frequent choice for that. I've also seen a version I was considering that has 32GB of flash storage. I thought this would be better since Destiny is ~19GB. 32GB should be enough to store the system info for start up as well as all the regular Destiny files. Here is a link to that one. It falls right in the middle of these price points.

You can look up simple directions from Google pretty easily. You'll need a thumb drive to download the PS operating system to for install on the new drive. You'll also want to back up any game saves and other data from your original drive before you do the installation.

The speed jumps are not massive. You can look up some comparisons from a variety of sites and decide if this is for you. I played side-by-side with my brother over the weekend, and I could see the difference, but when your teammates all have to load the maps too, you're not really saving any time. It shaves off seconds. 15% maybe. So much of Destiny's loading time is network based that the benefits are smaller. Games like GTA with huge maps should benefit more.

u/Plsdontcreepme · 5 pointsr/ffxiv

Yes I highly recommend it. I'm always the first to load into any dungeon on PS4 with my SSHD even against most PC players (I check) and I definitely noticed a difference when teleporting with a friend who has the stock PS4 hard drive.

I'm using, i've been using that for the 1TB space since I first got my PS4 since i'm going all digital this generation.

u/SaneBRZ · 5 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

For the T440s? I would go with following upgrades:

  • Display: 14.0" FHD IPS
  • Rear battery: ThinkPad Battery 6 cell Li-Ion (72Wh) Cyl HC Rear
  • Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless 7260AC with Bluetooth 4.0

    Everything else stock. If you don't need 10 to 12 hours of battery life, you can go for a smaller battery. The 6 cell rear battery will stick out of the bottom. I don't know if you want that. Then I would buy a 4 GB RAM module and a 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO and stick it in instead of the HDD. The prices right now on the 840 EVO series from Samsung are crazy.
u/infinity526 · 4 pointsr/hardwareswap

Crucial M500- $80 new on Newegg

Kingston V300 120gb- $60 new on Amazon (and a crap drive)

Kingston V300 240gb- $75 new on Amazon (and a crap drive)

PNY 32GB MicroSDHC- $18 new on Newegg

PNY 64GB MicroSDHC- $37 new on Newegg

PNY 16GB SDHC- $13 new on Amazon

PNY 32GB SDHC- $15 new on Amazon

PNY 16GB Flash Drive- $6 new on Amazon

Jackery 6000mAh- $30 new on Amazon

Jackery 12000mAh- $40 new on Amazon

Bolt 9000mAh- $40 new on Amazon

Your prices are wack, man.

u/eliteelite · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not a bad price (you can get on Amazon right now for ~$44), but NOT 80% off.

u/Dudew0 · 4 pointsr/PS4

You can do that. It's just a standard hard drive. I took the 500GB out of my ps4 and put it in my laptop. Also the hard drive that's recommended by /u/tubzgaming is the one that I put in my PS4. Here's a link to the american Amazon if you are in the US.

u/Rev_Up_Those_Reposts · 4 pointsr/PS3

Some Background for My Opinion:

I do both physical and digital. I probably have about 90 physical games and about 40 digital games (not including PSN and PS2/PSOne Classics). As others have said, physical games are often cheaper, given that you can buy them at used game stores, pawn shops, amazon, ebay, etc. Most of my physical games have been purchased between $4 and $10, with certain collections from around $15 to $20. Digital games, while normally very expensive, can be much cheaper during sales. I've had my PS3 since early 2014, and I've had many instances where I bought a game pretty cheap physically only to have it go on sale digitally few weeks later for even cheaper. And sometimes I even kick myself for buying a game digitally too early because it ends up on sale for even cheaper six months later. Some deals are downright ridiculous. I bought the Mass Effect Trilogy for $5. I recently saw the entire Modern Warfare trilogy, with the initial dlc's for all three games, for $15. This is especially cheap given that one of those dlc's is $15. It's not uncommon to have sales where game of the year bundles (game + dlc's) cost as much, if not less, than the dlc's, themselves. The current Mid Year Sale, ending tomorrow morning, offers many great examples of amazing deals. If I didn't already own many of those classic Sony games, I'd be all over it.

Overall, I'd say that I mostly buy the cheapest format that I can, with a preference towards physical copies when prices are similar. This preference has nothing to do with re-selling games (I'm somewhat of a collector), nor does it have to do with a desire to lend/give them away (I don't have many PS3-playing friends). My preference towards physical games comes from the fact that it is easier and more enjoyable to look at and select a physical game from a collection than to select a digital game from the hard drive. In all honesty, I almost always check my physical library before checking my digital one. That is one less-discussed draw-back of digital games: less visibility.

As far as storage goes, I picked up this [1 TB Seagate Hybrid Drive] ( I only had a 160 gb drive initially, so I was running out of space just from game installs/patches. A larger drive allowed me to not only download relevant patches and dlc but to more seriously purchase digital games, as well. For $75, it was a very worthwhile investment, especially given that the PS3 will very likely be my last console.

Physical vs Digital?

I'd say that it has more to do with what you are looking to get out of the PS3.

-Do you really like the feeling of looking at, selecting, and handling physical games?

-Do you like going to game stores and/or pawn shops?

-Would you like to lend games to friends and family?

-Do you appreciate the ability to return games that you don't like?

-Are you looking to eventually sell the console and the games?

If some or all of these are true, then physical games might be good for you.


-Do you want to be able to quickly and easily access your games from the couch?

-Do you want to be able to use the games in the event of a hard-drive failure?

-Do you have good internet access?

-Do you think you'd enjoy checking out the weekly deals on the Playstation Store?

-Are you willing to (potentially) invest in a larger hard drive?

-Do you not care about selling games (especially given low re-sale value)?

-Are you interested in keeping the console for the foreseeable future or even for as long as you can?

If some or all of these are true, then digital games might be the way to go.


Overall, maintaining an all-digital or all-physical library would likely end up being more expensive than a mix of the two. It's probably only really advisable if you prefer to not use a disc drive (with a strong preferences towards digital) or if you are an avid collector (with a strong preference for physical).

u/nyteryder79 · 4 pointsr/PS4

The best bang for your buck will be a Seagate Laptop SSHD 1TB. They're on Amazon for only $107USD right now. They're nearly as fast as SSDs now (after you load something the first time because it caches to it's built in 8GB SSD), plus you get massively more storage for a very small fraction of the cost of an SSD. This is what I'm doing with my PS4. I have a Intel 520 120GB SSD in my PS3 now, but I plan on going digital with my games on PS4, so I need more storage space.

Here are some links that show what I'm talking about:

u/ohhh_maaan · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Hey man, I don't know much about the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB that's listed there for 139.99, but I know Samsung SSDs are usually highly recommended here and on /r/buildapc. Its on sale right now for the same rate here . If that's your price range, I'd recommend going for that. I got mine last year for $180 and its worth every goddamn cent. Plus the Samsung Magician software that comes with it is pretty sweet.

u/tildes · 4 pointsr/RPI

$119.99 on amazon

Will probably be even cheaper on Black Friday / Cyber Monday...

u/accostedbyhippies · 4 pointsr/buildapc

The only thing I've picked up is this SSD from Amazon (comes with FC4!)

u/mspk7305 · 4 pointsr/KerbalSpaceProgram

I recently swapped from a single SATA3 physical disc to a pair of SATA3 solid state discs ( in RAID0. KSP load time did not change much, seems to be processor bound rather than memory or IO bound.

Other apps load incredibly fast. Especially warcraft.

u/Virtualization_Freak · 4 pointsr/HomeServer

For s a starter server, I would suggest a Lenovo t140 and add as much storage as you needed, or start with two of these Western Digital 1TB Blues.

u/Purple-Sauce · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Every store store does this unfortunately.

At this moment Amazon is trying to tell me a WD Blue 1TB is on sale for $49.99 and the retail price is $109.99.

u/CSnek · 4 pointsr/bapccanada

First things first- a Solid State Drive(From now on referred to as SSD) is a storage device with relatively high speeds and lower potential storage capacity for the price, compared to a Hard Disc Drive(Now on referred to as HDD).

You’re generally not going to need an SSD for most games, as the speed of storage isn’t really dependant on your storage. Most data used by programs is loaded into RAM, which is much faster. The only benefits are cases where you may have a game with long loading times because there’s a lot of content to load into the RAM. This is fine though, sometimes it’s nice to have those short loading times for multiplayer games. In actuality, it’s best to have an SSD for operating system storage, so instead of a computer taking a few minutes to start up, it only takes a few seconds.

There are two product types of SSD you can purchase, and two form factors (sizes) you can purchase. If you can update with which case and motherboard you have(and also any other storage that’s coming with the computer, I could have a better idea of what you have to work with, however you’re probably looking for something along the lines of SATA, 2.5” and around 500gb. This is a good option if you have one(or more) HDDs to store pictures, videos, documents, etc.

If you don’t have other storage devices, a 1tb equivalent would be preferable. Alternatively, you could purchase the 500gb SSD and some HDDs to back it up. Or even go a bit further and only purchase a 250gb SSD to hold ONLY your OS and a couple other things.

In terms of price, keep in mind that price for digital storage(SSD) has dropped significantly in the last year, and is forecasted to drop another 10% this year possibly.

TL;DR: Search “500gb SATA 2.5 SSD” online and buy anything from Samsung, Western Digital, Crucial or ADATA.

Hope this helps!

u/ItzVegaZ · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get SSD for windows and 1TB HDD for rest.

u/F0RCE963 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

No, they're the same. Normally it's recommended to pick a small SSD ~250GB for the OS and everyday programs and then 1TB HDD for the rest of your media files like photos, videos and games.


u/Roger_Fcog · 4 pointsr/gaming
u/blitzzo · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Anyone who has suffered a failed hard drive will tell you its not worth it. there is a reason there are 100s of hardware/cloud backup companies making sick profits. Spend $20 more and get a new 1tb seagate with 64mb of cache

u/dingoperson2 · 4 pointsr/Futurology

"Planned obsolescence" is a term constructed by evil people in order to agitate amongst stupid people.

There is no grand conspiracy involving all the world's designers and engineers to deliberately sabotage products and make them fail earlier.

Sure, sometimes products are made in a way that the maker knows they are going to fail some years down the line. But that comes from making them cheap. You can buy more expensive products, with more expensive materials and design processes, that last longer.

A Western Digital Blue hard drive has a 2-year warranty. A HGST Ultrastar made by the same company has a 5-year warranty. Have they deliberately sabotaged the Blue one? No, they have used a package of manufacturing process, materials and design effort that bring both cheapness and lower expected lifespan.

In short: No, no smart and honest engineer could take the design schematic of the iPhone 7 or Samsung S8 and make it last longer and be better with no downsides. There is no "sabotage" or "conspiracy", only tradeoffs.

People love violence and reasons to hate and be angry. The conspiracy theory of 'planned obsolesence' gives them an excuse to embrace rage. And a vote gathered through conspiracy theories, envy, hate and myths, is as good to a political cause as any other.

u/thedanielnelson · 4 pointsr/MSI_Gaming

I posted a few times on here and wanted to give an update for people who had the B450 Tomahawk. I just returned mine to Best Buy yesterday and bought the B450 Gaming Plus off of Amazon. I took it out, plugged the ATX 24 pin power into it and flashed it with the most recent gaming plus USB once. The red CPU light was still on when it restarted, and I turned it off. Put everything back into my case and booted up and worked with no issues.


I am installing windows now. My specs:
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory - Black PC Memory CMK16GX4M2D3000C16

WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX
Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous Power with 120mm Ultra Quiet Fan, ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0700NPCWUS-W

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Side Window, Gaming Case with LED for Desktop/ PC including 3 x 120mm Fans for Outstanding Ventilation, 2 X USB 3.0 Ports (BRADLEY M)

Ryzen 5 3600

AMD GeForce GTX1050Ti GPU

B450 Gaming Plus.

u/OSX2000 · 4 pointsr/mac

They're all over Amazon.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB - $168

Crucial MX500 1TB - $160

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB - $150

SanDisk 1TB Ultra - $160

u/EnglishKidChin · 4 pointsr/playstation

Yes any 2.5”. The real question is why that drive ... it looks pretty crappy. You can afford a pro then why cheapen the experience.

Get this one...

u/RicoViking9000 · 4 pointsr/Dell

Samsung 860 Evo. Probably the best sata SSD. Choose your size.

If you want to save a bit of money, search 'Crucial MX500.' You won't notice the performance difference in real use, it's within 5% of the samsung

u/gregz83 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can try removing 3rd party programs (monitors, boosters, etc.)

In a more extreme case you can try doing a Windows 10 Refresh, which will remove any bloatware running under the hood:

Even though you said otherwise, I will tell you anyway that most people are going to look at that 5400RPM game drive and point to that has the culprit:

u/daddy_fizz · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

One of the drives based off the reference phison E12 design like sabrent rocket or silicon power p34a80

TLC nand (not qlc like 660)

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-1TB)


u/ReipasTietokonePoju · 4 pointsr/cinematography

You can, but if you want to use for example 960 gig SSD, it probably has to be the same one that Red uses.

There is NO technical reason for this, but they most likely detect the SSD firmware version / SSD manufacturer for the drive and then artificially prevent other SSD drives running.

Currently 960 GB Red Mini-Mag costs about 2500 dollars.
While at the same time:

... you can get same size SSD drive for 100 dollars. So only about 24X (!!!) markup from Red. And that 100 dollar SSD has at least 10 times faster write speed.

u/Golden_Lynel · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

500 GB Samsung SSD for $70

1 TB Samsung SSD for $140

And those are name-brand prices.

u/ProfitOfRegret · 4 pointsr/xboxone
u/HybridCamRev · 4 pointsr/videography

u/H_anzz - to get started with weddings and music videos on a $2,000 budget I recommend a $1,295 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with a $69.99 Neewer 35mm f/1.7 manual lens, a $379 Feiyutech AK2000 gimbal, a $79.99 SmallRig cage, a $25.99 SmallRig SSD mount, an $89.99 500GB Samsung SSD, a $19.99 SmallRig battery plate, a $24.50 12V to Weipu cable and a $31.99 set of two NP-F batteries & a dual charger [Referrals].

This is a cinema camera with true 4K DCI resolution, 13-stops of dynamic range and internally recorded pro 12-bit RAW and 10-bit ProRes codecs.

Here's the BMPCC 4K flying on the Feiyutech AK2000:

u/Menorah_Fedora · 4 pointsr/shittyrainbow6

I bought this. It connects via USB.

u/socokid · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

SSDs are cheap now, so no...

u/lightinthedark · 4 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I got a 120gb Kingston for $28 Canadian back in February on Amazon. You'll probably have to wait for sales, but it shouldn't be too hard. Especially with black friday/cyber Monday coming up. I've seen the same drive I got for $19.99 CAD a couple times since, too.

Keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales

This is the one I got. The regular price is now $30 CAD:

This is the enclosure if interested:

u/T3X4SBORN · 4 pointsr/homeassistant

Or just go to USB with Hassbian or Raspbian w/ Hassio installed.

This $25 setup for a reliable SSD is what I recommend.

Kingston 120GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA 7MM 2.5-Inch SA400S37/120G

USB 2.0 to SATA 7+15 Pin 22Pin Adapter Cable For 2.5" HDD Hard Disk Drive by BLUECELL

u/hexparrot · 4 pointsr/simracing

Buy an SSD. Shop around and find something cheap, but for the most part, something that will cover Win7 or Win10 and your most anticipated sims.

We don't know anything else about that machine, e.g., amount of ram, etc., and based on it being a Win7 system to start, it probably could do for more of that too. That said, it's practically impossible to provide a good roadmap of getting a simracing-ready pc with no little knowledge of the actual system and your budget.

I'm also hesitant to think you got a "gaming pc" if they were using it for 3d scanning software...but you're going to instead rely on a gtx750 you just were given. That is, I wouldn't call any system with a gfx card weaker than a 750 a gaming pc.

Check out /r/buildapc, too, and be sure to let people know how much money you can put into it; they might have more combined expertise to get you up and running.

u/dodgethisredpill · 4 pointsr/ipad

For lightning iPad models:

u/Conpen · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I noticed you didn't mention an SSD. You will absolutely need to get one of those, these days there's no excuse not to with a budget of $1k. I would recommend the Samsung 840 Evo. I have the older 840 and I've recommended Evos for both my friend's recent builds, they've had no issues with them at all so far.

I would install your OS and a couple most-played games on the SSD. Make sure to move your documents and temp folder to the HDD. Don't forget to install whatever programs you use on the secondary drives because the SSD will fill up fast if you don't.

Other than that, this is a strong build. Others here will be able to give better recommendations on any changes to the Mobo/CPU, but the most important thing would be the SSD.

u/construktz · 4 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

I'd say get an ASUS N550JK and put a Samsung 840 Evo into it. You'd have a really high quality multimedia laptop with a beautiful IPS display, a quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, and a fast SSD for well under budget.

If you want more portability and a higher res display with more RAM and battery life, the Dell XPS 15 is also right up your alley. It weighs only 4.4lbs, is .7" thin, and can get up to 11 hours of battery life. It has a 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM with a 15.6" 3200x1800 IPS display.

u/protopersona · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

For both the PS4 regular and PS4 Pro SSHD and SSD drives are currently not worth the premium price really. There are some major improvements in load times for an SSD, but only for Pro mode games. Maybe the drives will become a better value as the Pro mode library increases.

This is a really good deal on a hybrid, but you can get one of the most recommended PS4 drives for $80 right now. There's even a great guide for doing it yourself from /r/PS4.

EDIT: After a discussion with /u/PureNintendoHype it was pointed that there are indeed very noticeable benefits for an SSD in Pro mode games. Maybe as the library for Pro support gets bigger the upgrade will be a better investment. I'm just not sold on the premium price and small storage space tradeoffs yet.

u/aeriis · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

this guy but look for a better deal. on sale i've seen it at 70ish.

bonus is you get a usb 3.0 external enclosure for your 500gb.

you just need to pry it open, peel off the foil tape and slide off the adapter board.

it's cheaper to buy this than the drive inside for some dumb reason.

u/JoeSmashrad · 4 pointsr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0

It was extremely easy to install. I made it difficult because I wanted to keep the PT demo so I deleted every game but PT and the save files and made a backup, installed the hard drive and installed every game and updates I owned taking all night and half a day to do, then I forgot to restore the backup, causing me to download everything all over again. That was fun

I have about 300GB of free space after it was all said and done.

u/ps4s · 4 pointsr/consoledeals

this is for ungrading the internal PS4 hard drive. and there are indeed cheaper portable drives that contain hard drives you can use as an internal PS4 hard drive. I used this one, but at the time I bought it, the price was $70, which made it more worth the hassle.

u/Dante_Jazzman · 4 pointsr/PS4

I replaced with an internal. It's a little more expensive, and more time consuming to set up, because you have to make a whole system backup, but I think it's faster in the long run. It puts everything on one volume, so you don't have to mess with menu settings to move installs from one drive to the other.

I personally used the Seagate Firecuda laptop drive with 2TB of storage. I got mine off Amazon for less than $100.

u/Yoshisaur · 4 pointsr/PS4

That is their latest and fastest model. It was just released about a month ago.

u/Fanu12 · 4 pointsr/totalwar

30usd for 240GB SSD is not expensive (or 18usd for 120gb model)

yes, if you need more storage, go with HDD - but dont then complain how games load slower on it

SSDs even ship on cheapest laptops now, I'd consider them standard

u/theriotr · 4 pointsr/homelab

So this won't meet all of your requirements; but if Cheap is #1; then it might be a workable solution.


The HP Microserver is about the size of a toaster, standing up on it's end - so it's space efficient & uses AMD's Mobile processors for reduced power requriements: Pairing that with a couple of half height INTEL nics and a cheap SSD, I had PFsense up and running in under an hour. My internet speeds are about the same as what you quoted above. As far as build time, it took me longer to open up the microserver than it did to install the software; and then learning PFSense has been an adventure; but it sounds like you're already familiar with that. The microserver has an onboard NIC, if you add the two Intel half-heights you can support a local network +DMZ in whatever flavor you want. Sounds like you might need those to be SFPs - but if you can reuse the ones from your old Firewall it might be a workable solution.


For the parts below your looking at about $130.00 - maybe less if you have an old SSD laying around? or opt to use an older hard drive?


This is what I bought:




u/mini4x · 4 pointsr/windows

If you have the means my suggestion would be buy an SSD and reinstall Win 10 on that. Even a budget SSD sill smoke those Barracudas.

I don't know anything about this drive but Kingston is typically a 1/2 decent brand and this is cheap.

At the end of the day you're still rocking at a 10 year old PC though, s results may vary.

u/JessicaCelone · 4 pointsr/hardware

Your use case seems pretty niche then. I'd consider myself a power user, and i've barely used 1TB of storage on my system. A 500GB SSD, and something like [this] ( would be enough for most people, and [this would be good enough for most of the rest] (

Obviously 5400rpm will be balls for people who work with media, but for purely consumption, it should be fine.

u/MrMusAddict · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I've seen HDDs installed in ODD bays before, but only on Macs. Never thought about doing it on an Alienware. Might be easy, might be hard, might be impossible. This would be especially true if the ODD was a slot-loader.

Easiest thing I can recommend would be to get a 1TB 2.5"-wide 9.5MM-tall HDD, and clone your current OS onto it using a USB-to-SATA Cloning Kit (generally ~$15-$25). That'll leave you 3/4 of a terabyte left over for everything else you need.

Heck, you can even get this 2TB drive which should fit in your system just fine (2.5"-wide, 9.5mm-tall).

u/kamz_00 · 4 pointsr/PS4

Not as cheap as the method provided by the OP but if you don't want the hassle of opening a device and taking the HDD out you can buy this 2tb HDD from Samsung for £89.99 that works on the PS4.

It's £30 more than the Eurogamer method but you're paying that extra money for the convenience and so replacing the HDD is hassle free.

u/11War · 4 pointsr/PS4

I've said it before and I'll say it again, get yourself one of these:

It's discounted on price and it's one of the only 2TB HDDs that the PS4 can fit. It's also ridiculously easy to install, Sony even has a guide to upgrading your HDD on their website.

u/DrazV2 · 4 pointsr/PS4
u/m_d_h · 4 pointsr/PS4

It's a laptop hard drive with a casing. Remove the casing and you'll have a hard drive that can be used on the PS4. Or you can purchase the Seagate 2TB hard drive which is the same drive that's on the Seagate Backup Plus but without the external enclosure and more expensive.

u/AdevilSboyU · 4 pointsr/SpidermanPS4

I bought this one from Amazon. I’ve had it for a little over a year and have had zero problems. Prime day is coming so you may even get lucky and find it (or something similar) on sale.

u/svtfoeaccount71122 · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

Can someone explain the difference between this hard drive and the typical Seagate hard drive? Is one of them better?

u/Fozzy420 · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Other specs:
-PC itself is a pre-built(Don't kill me. I got a great deal) MSI Aegis 3
-2x Asus monitors Asus MG248Q and Asus VX238H
-240GB SSD
-Headset is a Logitech G430 that I've swapped the earpads with these
-Razer Deathadder Elite
-Keyboard is MSI Interceptor 4200 (came with the PC, planning on upgrading)

u/Artesian · 4 pointsr/buildapc

SanDisk as a brand isn't bad, but COULD BE better. See if you can spring for a Samsung drive. It's not like it's C or D tier, but Sandisk isn't A tier that's for sure. The MSI board you've chosen is probably fine; but we've seen some issues with reliability over time - especially with the more budget-focused sub 100 dollar boards.

GPU is a bargain. Great cooling on it. Phanteks is kicking butt in the case market these days. Corsair always amazing -- BUT their TXM line is NOT high quality. It's built by a third party manufacturer last I checked.

See if you can spring for an EVGA G3. Worlds better quality.

u/AesirRising · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Have you checked Amazon? They usually have these SSDs along the same price tag. I’ve seen them 85-100$ USD. There’s a Western Digital version of that SSD for about 88$ USD. There’s also a Crucial version of that SSD for about 88$ USD on Amazon. Not sure if it’s more expensive in AUS on Amazon. Hope I helped.

Edit: I’ll link you the items I’m talking about

This is the WD model
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A

I personally own the WD one and it’s been pretty good so far.

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z)

My friend owns the Crucial model and has told me good things about it.

Here is the Samsung model you’re looking for
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

The WD and Crucial models read and write faster than the Samsung model according to the info on Amazon. And they’re cheaper. WD also has a M.2 2280 version of the SSD which is easier to install IMO and it’s the same price.

u/invx · 4 pointsr/hardware

so how many exactly? what system would actually profit by this? oems cut costs for every cent. the new optane is ~77$ for 32gb. that already gets you a 240gb ssd (

add a 1tb drive to that for around ~50 and you can already go for a 500gb ssd main drive. it makes absolutely no sense in a consumer world at all.

u/darkworldaudio · 4 pointsr/Reaper

Reaper doesn't have any system requirements as such, if your device can run an OS, it can run Reaper, that's basically it.

The better the processor you have the more plugins and effects you can use. The more RAM you have the more plugins you can load in or libraries you can use at the same time. If you can get hold of an audio interface it will give you an improved latency.

Might need to aim for a used laptop so check gumtree and such. Go for as fast a processor as possible with multiple cores, as much RAM as you can get, and ideally an SSD drive.

To give you and idea I picked up a used dual-core laptop with 4 GB Ram for ~£150 and installed a new 60GB SSD [£40 at the time] into it, something like this. I only use it for mic recording via Reaper and watching The Simpsons, but I'm certain it can handle a view plugins and some MIDI.

u/MasterKongQiu · 4 pointsr/PleX

They're $205 currently on Amazon:

I've never paid more than $100 for 5TB and $200 for 8TB. You mostly just have to wait for deals on externals and then shuck them. If you are in it for the long haul, it is worth saving money shucking as long as you have a backup. Example for $750 you could get 6 x 5TB of shucked Seagate drives. You would only be able to get 3 x 5TB of WD Red.

u/pixO · 4 pointsr/DataHoarder

I'm a huge fan of WD Reds, but you can buy two of these Seagate externals and save $100. They have an ST8000AS0002 in them.

u/Synux · 4 pointsr/techsupport

Check out Crucial.

Same size as your existing HDD but instead of 5400 RPM you'll have SSD performance. Crucial is well-regarded and you're going to see a huge improvement in performance. Boot time, app start-up/shut-down, game load time, etc. All will be better.

If you're serious about doing it right you'll do a fresh install of Windows in case you're harboring something on your existing setup. If not, a clone will be OK too.

u/MasterRen · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Also available on Amazon for $120.

u/thefanum · 3 pointsr/linuxhardware

Sure, here's a super cheap SSD of equivalent capacity:

SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - SDSSDA-240G-G26

If you want to get a different SSD, just make sure it's a 2.5in SATA. I like SanDisk, Samsung and Intel brand SSD's.

Here's a 4gb Stick that should be compatible (don't hold me to that, and make sure you can return it if it isn't):

Lenovo 55Y3711 RAM Module - 4 GB - DDR3 SDRAM - 1333MHz DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 - ECC - 204-pin SoDIMM

That will get you up to 8GB or 6GB, depending on if it comes with 1 4gb or 2 2gb sticks. Either will be better than 4.

And here's some generic info and resources I like to give new Linux users:

The biggest change from the Windows world will be the different interfaces to choose from. While they're one of the best features of Linux, the number of choices and strong opinions on the matter can be overwhelming to new users. And everyone in the community is certain that theirs is the best. Don't stress out about picking the "right" one. You can always change it later (especially if you choose something Ubuntu based). Pick one that has a large user base, good community, and excellent documentation.

Linux comes in many different flavors, or "Distributions". Often shortened to "Distros". The most obvious difference between Distros is the interface (or "Desktop Environment" or "DE"). It's not the only thing that sets them apart, but it's the most noticeable.

I would recommend Ubuntu or any one of it's variants. The best variants (in my opinion) are Linux mint and Linux Lite. Linux Lite having the most "Windows like" interface. Linux Lite also has additional tools to install common programs that Windows users are accustomed to. Ones that don't come with other Distros by default.

Until recently Ubuntu used an interface called "Unity". As of the last couple of releases, they have switched to Gnome. However, they've made gnome look a lot like Unity, so you should be able to follow instructions you find on the internet without too much trouble.

Gnome has a ton of customizations available via the "Gnome extensions" website. If you're willing to relearn how to interact with your computer's interface, it's a good fit for someone who wants customization.

Here's a good article with the basics of getting up and running with Ubuntu.

Here's Ubuntu's website for downloading and documentation:

The official "Getting starting" guide:

Here's the list of official Ubuntu Distributions:

Here's a great article explaining the difference between the official Ubuntu Distribution (written by an awesome Redditor Killyourfm):

"Forbes: Linux For Beginners: Understanding The Many Versions Of Ubuntu":

Here's the official install guide:

An install guide for Dual Booting:

And here's Linux Lite's official page:

Gnome extensions:

u/Viznab88 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Highly recommend you skip the 500GB HDD and go with a smaller SSD. It's going to be dog-slow on a conventional drive with boot times in the absolute shitter, even if it's got a tiny bit of hybrid cache, and that is a ridiculously expensive drive for only 500GB too.

For instance this one or even this will be a million times better and is the absolute must-change for this build.

She can always get an external drive for large cheap slow storage once she runs out of space.

u/fritsypeij · 3 pointsr/macbook

To use the newest Chrome on Mac, you'll need OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later.

You can upgrade to 10.11 (El Capitan). Sadly, this will most probably slow down your computer in its current state. Like /u/Nera2626 said, you can upgrade the hardware as well, which will help with the speed on the newer OS versions. The maximum memory your laptop accepts is 8GB of PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz (SO-DIMM) RAM. An SSD wil further increase speed.

Edit: Not really sure where you're from, but here's a list on Amazon:

So you could be back on track for less than $150 if you know someone that can help you install it.

u/gts250gamer101 · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I would recommend installing an SSD as your boot drive, and you can install those same files onto the SSD, and then using the 1TB drive as storage, in the ultrabay. (Ultrabay is the 'port' where the CD/DVD drive currently would be installed)

You can buy a cheap adapter here, and a good cheap SSD here.

Good luck! W530 is a great machine :D

u/General1236 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Pretty solid deal but I grabbed this instead:

Faster shipping and more reputable IMO.

u/Hisjo · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I don’t have an easy answer for you. I have been looking for an 8TB drive for some time now myself, and have spent far too much time comparing options. I would love to hear everyone’s opinion!

I also haven’t looked that much at encryption, hopefully someone here knows more about that part.

Seagate Expansion STEB8000100 - $150
Lacie Porsche Design USB-C STFE8000401 - $220
HDD (probably, based on forum reports): Seagate Archive HDD ST8000AS0002 (SMR)


u/MCCP · 3 pointsr/Bitcoin

that would be 16TB.

if you wanted to store historical blockchain data for sentimental reasons rather than pruning at a sensible height, you could do so for $380/yr on hard drives if, for some reason, prices don't continue to go down.

I will also add that it is very presumptuous to assume that bitcoin will handle all transactions, when it is already #2 to other crypto.

u/Blue-Thunder · 3 pointsr/ZippyShare

8 TB seagates externals are on sale at Amazon for 150 Just shuck the drive and you're good to go :P or keep it external.

Or get a mybook for 170, shuck it and keep the enclosure and you're ok for warranty. Just put the drive back into it before you ship it back and say you had to take it out for data recovery.

u/Cyromaniap · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

Amazon may have them too although from what i have seen WD's on Amazon don't go on sale as often as Seagate's I usually get these from amazon however they are SMR. These drives are best for WORM (Write once read many) storage and since my use is all media im okay with it. If you start getting into swapping large amounts of data writes can be considerably slower. At any rate you will just have to see what available on your end but personally id go that route or similar.

u/vLifter · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

I’m am bit of a lurker so forgive me if this is somewhere obvious but it looks like there is a Seagate drive for the same price on amazon. Should I expect a difference in them?

Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100)

u/born_again_atheist · 3 pointsr/PS4

Western Digital has a 8TB external HDD. that's the largest the PS4 can support as far as I know.

u/calcium · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Seagate 8TB external drive for $130, than you shuck the drive.

u/sc4s2cg · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

Is there a significance between the WD 8tb and this Seagate 8tb for the same price?

u/MrPilotMan · 3 pointsr/burstcoin

Go for the 8TB drives, they're cheaper per TB and 10TB is about the min to see anything remotely meaningful every day. There is a mining calculator in the sidebar.

2 of these would do you well. Also, you'll want to set up a full node.

u/ProximaC · 3 pointsr/PleX

I use two of these. They're 150 each on Amazon. It's over 100, but you get what you pay for.

u/Lob-Star · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

The one linked is back-ordered but I believe this is a very similar drive and should be shuckable as well. Also $140

u/mredofcourse · 3 pointsr/PleX

Is it a "Late 2012" model with 4 USB 3 ports?

Here's what I'm doing with a similar Mac mini...

I have 8 * 8TB Drives. 4 are live and 4 are used as cloned backups. This supports my 32TB library. I just keep adding in pairs, and I'm about to add 2 more.

Just add USB hubs if you need more ports. This is what I'm using. There are other hubs with more ports, but this meets my needs.

I then connect these drives in pairs. I currently have 8 of them in use. I have 1 in standby in case one of the others ever fails, I can bring it into use. I travel a lot, so being able to do that remotely is nice.

I run Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the drives instead of Time Machine. This allows me to schedule exactly when I want them cloning or I can manually click a button to clone on demand if I've just updated the library. It will send email alerts and notifications if there's a problem, and it will optionally mount/unmount the cloned drive (as well as other actions/scripts).

Really this is all a super easy way to go without any network issues you may encounter with a NAS.

There are some downsides as ultimately NAS/RAID can be less expensive and certainly less cluttered. My whole set up is in a giant server cabinet which houses a bunch of other equipment in for our home theater and the rest of the house, so that's not an issue.

u/Thousandsmagister · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

Ether WD Easystore or Seagate Expansion 8TB is fine

No one can guarantee you these drives won't fail , all hard drive will fail sooner or later and you will lose data if you don't have a backup .

If you live in the US , Amazon warehouse has some refurbished Seagate Expansion 8TB right now , $127 a pop .

u/jussnf · 3 pointsr/laptops

The HP's screen is probably much better: IPS on the HP vs TN (check the reviews on the Dell site). You're also right to be concerned about battery life, the HP has a slightly smaller battery, 61 Wh vs 74 Wh. I'd expect about 5 hours on the HP to 6 hours on the Dell, but that's just an educated guess.

Honestly, unless you can afford to upgrade the Dell's screen, I'd go for the HP for the screen and savings. You can even put the money saved towards an SSD and swap out the hard drive; that is a upgrade that can make miles of difference compared to anything else you can reasonably change about these two models. For example: SSD

EDIT: It looks like the laptops actually have two storage slots. You also have the option of adding in an SSD into the second slot like this one and installing Windows onto it, while keeping the 1 TB HDD as storage for videos, games, etc.

If you'd like to read more about the HP here. This has last year's 960M graphics card, but it looks like everything else about it is the same.

u/fatcowxlivee · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

The MX300 520 GB is still $162 and eligible for 1 day shipping

u/LuckierLion · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

It's also 149.99 at Amazon with free shipping

u/podboi · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Something like this IMO brand doesn't matter so long as they are a known brand, take your pick with the capacity you need

u/1cyberdude · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I just looked on Amazon and it is there. I went to the site and the price went up instantly but I found it to the right under compare offers on Amazon, just like OP mentions. Here is the link if it works, if not try what I just said. They are temporarily o.o.s atm.

u/eltiolukee · 3 pointsr/argentina

Che, no es por llevarles la contra, pero hice la comparacion de una compra de hace 15 dias (hdd 6tb y ssd 500gb a €369) con lo que saldria hoy (€365.97). No hay casi diferencia de precios

Links: HDD - (pongan el de amazon, porlas)

u/trandav · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I think he means Amazon has had it on sale at this price for a while. It looks like since August 19th.

u/bugzkilla · 3 pointsr/PS4

I'd recommend following this:

As for the hard drive, this one has worked great for me:

u/jassalmithu · 3 pointsr/PS4
I have never seen this go below 99.99 though and the drive inside that is ps4 compatible

u/PS3RULZ13 · 3 pointsr/PS4

1)not difficult at all
best drive for the PS4 right now in terms of largest amount of memory.
3) after the install of the ps4 firmware, you have about 1768 GB'S left. usually a game is anywhere from 20-50 GB's so you're looking at being able to hold 50+ FULL games. (just an estimate). Indie games however are much smaller so you can also throw in a lot more of those while not worrying about space.
4)No. Sony encourages you to upgrade your Hard drive if your heart desires. It does not cancel your warranty.
5)If you have PS plus you can transfer all your saved game data to the cloud, otherwise you can save all your saved data to a usb external hard drive and then transfer it back once you have your new hard drive in.

im going to buy the 2 TB hard drive i just linked you to. It's price is great and im looking forward to putting my ps4 hard drive into my ps3 so i can finally download some more free ps plus games.

u/coreygrandy · 3 pointsr/PS4

Why not go with this? $89.99 and you can re-use the enclosure with the PS4's original drive afterward. There is a guide here as to how the whole replacement is done, and it looks as though you only need a Phillips head screwdriver.

Edit: I may have meant to link the Slim drive. Perhaps the other one isn't 9.5mm. $99.99, still saves a bit versus your original post.

Edit: Last one, I promise. I checked my saved posts and found a more thorough guide. It looks as though that user went with the Slim drive linked in my first edit. It shows literally every step, and confirms that it's just a Phillips head for the replacement. Opening the external drive, however, will require a Flathead. Still, nothing that most homes shouldn't have.

u/Rahmulous · 3 pointsr/gaming

Here is a direct link to the album created by /u/mbrellisford. Here is a link to the thread in /r/PS4. He details the writeup to be able to replace the PS4 harddrive with a 2TB portable slim external and replace the external with the 500GB that you take out of the PS4. That was my favorite part; in the end, you get a 2TB PS4 and a 500GB external slim harddrive if you want it.

Edit: Here is an amazon link to the exact harddrive that /u/mbrellisford uses in the write up. I bought this one, as well, and have had no issues.

u/MeowMixSong · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

Yes. It supports up to 3TB USB 3.0 HDD's. (format it in NTFS format). I use a 2TB Seagate Backup Plus, (available at Amazon for $79.95), and it works great. :)

As a side benefit, it includes 200GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years. Just hook up the drive to your computer, (only need to do it once), and use the setup application once. After that's done, you're free to format it and take it over to your iView 3500STBII.

u/jmorlin · 3 pointsr/PS4


Western Digital


Or if you want to swap internal drives:

Replacement Drive

Hard drive enclosure so you can use the old 500gb drive as a new external drive if you reformat it.

u/TerrifiedCup · 3 pointsr/PS4

if your looking for a replacement drive check out this one

take it out of the case and use it as an internal drive

u/Doctor_Candor · 3 pointsr/RPI

Not sure if I misread you, but RPI's XPS 15 configuration has a 512 GB SSD. I've found a 2TB external hard drive to be sufficient and am currently using this one from Seagate.

Edit: Accidentally a word.

u/the_fascist · 3 pointsr/news

Dude this item was $120 and $30 off 2 weeks ago (when I bought it).

Now it's "originally" $160 and only $8 cheaper than it was two weeks ago.

u/DecisiveWhale · 3 pointsr/PS4

I believe this is the relevant hard drive

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100

u/Korpse223 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

That one is a favorite of mine. It's small and doesn't need to be plugged into the wall.

u/thekingswitness · 3 pointsr/PS4

A guide is in the sidebar as well. I purchased mine a year ago and it was a great decision. You won't regret it. Not having to delete games is amazing.

u/CallMeGifted · 3 pointsr/playblackdesert

On PlayStation you can do an external or internal SSD. Internal is going to be a bit faster because it's not limited by USB, and it also gives an advantage outside of games because the PS4 OS will be on the internal drive so navigating PSN menus etc is faster.

For ease of use and storage space, most people go with an external Samsung T5.

$89 500GB: Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

If you want the performance at the cheapest price and you're not worried about storage space, this Sandisk 500GB internal SSD is the best option at $65: SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to 560 MB/s - SDSSDH3-500G-G25

I have the Sandisk but the Samsung 860 internal is on sale right now at $70: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

There are 1TB and higher available in all of the above as well.

u/Fanteezi · 3 pointsr/macbook

Definitely go with the 15". The performance difference is measurable and you want the RAM, 8GB doesn't cut it for very long in my python coding experience. I currently use the exact same 13" model you linked, only reason being my university has pretty small desks otherwise I would've gone with the 15".

As for the difference between the 2016 and 2017, there is a small spec bump and you'll get better battery life. Plus if you pair it with an external SSD then you won't have to compromise on storage either. However if that sounds like something you're averse to, the 2016 model isn't bad at all.

u/FishesInTheOcean · 3 pointsr/bmpcc

Yes :) here they are:

Handle: link

Mounting plate: link

Manfrotto Quick Release Plate : link

Follow focus: link

Rods(16" & 6") link

Handlegrip: link

Lens support: link

Shoulder pad: link

Rod clamp: link

Cold Shoe mount: link

To hold the battery I used this rod clamp: link and this plate: link

Battery: link

To connect the battery to the BMPCC 4k I used these cables and the charging cable from the camera to make an adapter: link to cables

Magic arm to hold the monitor: link

Samsung SSD 500gb: link

SSD holder: link

Monitor: link

HDMI cable: link

BMPCC 4k cage: link

I'm using the Sigma 18-35mm (Nikon) and the Viltrox 0.71X Lens Mount Adapter: link

I think that's it :)

u/MkinItAwkwardSince95 · 3 pointsr/laptops

Yes, I use this:

And this:

To store games. Only game that gave me problems was Xcom. It installed on my USB but not the external ssd.

u/RiftBladeMC · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Solid State Drive, it is many times faster than your hdd, (Hard Disk Drive), and it WILL make your computer feel many times faster.

Edit: Your motherboard doesn't have a M.2 slot, so you will have to get a Sata SSD (Such as the WD Blue or the Samsung 860 Evo)

Edit 2: You could get a M.2 to PCIe adapter and a decent NVMe SSD (Such as the Intel 660p), this is by far the best option.

u/Cdenbaas · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Honestly.... pick up a refurb mass produced computer such as an optiplex or the like and throw an SSD in there. Not sure of availability in india, but that is usually the way to go for cheap builds.

Ninja edit- something like this...

Ninja edit2- ....with this in it

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 3 pointsr/ApplyingToCollege

/r/SuggestALaptop is an entire community dedicated to keeping up to date on the latest models and deals on laptops.

I highly encourage you to go ask there.


I am a huge fan of refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad T-series laptops.
These are exceptionally well-made devices renowned for long service lives.

This T430, i4, 8GB, 128GB SSD, 14" @ $219

Might be all you need if all you intend to use is Windows + MS-Office.
You can expand your internal storage by replacing that little 128GB SSD with something like this:

Samsung EVO 2.5" 512GB @ $78


Or, if you really don't want to have to take a screwdriver to a "brand new" laptop, spend a few extra dollars on this:

Refurbished ThinkPad T450, 14", i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD @ $375

Yeah, I know, $375 is getting really close to what you could pay for a brand-new, low-end laptop.
I guaran-damned-tee you that T450 will blow the doors off of any comparable consumer-grade $400 to $600 device you can buy at Best Buy.

Five or six years after you buy it, that T450 will still be ready for more work, while that Acer that looked so nice in the store will be missing keys, with a wonky hinge and a power brick that you have to hold at an angle to charge your laptop.

u/Sol33t303 · 3 pointsr/linuxquestions

If you don't need much space, you can get some really cheap SSDs, here is a $20 120 GB SSD on Amazon

u/MelvinLikesDucks · 3 pointsr/buildapc

(Sorry for formatting I’m on mobile)

I don’t know anything about intel so I’ll leave the cpu to someone else but here are some other parts that leave a decent budget for the cpu. Btw I just assumed that this is USD.

Cpu: byo

motherboard: (you can’t choose a motherboard without knowing the cpu sorry) make sure that you cpu is compatible AND works well with you motherboard aswell a quick google will solve that issue



Psu: you’ll have to do some wattage calculations inputting your pc parts into this website (tip: just ignore the sliders on the wattage calculator they will automatically adjust to the parts you choose) also regarding the wattage calculator get a power supply 50 watts or more over what it says and btw I would reccomend Corsair power supplies.

Case: choose whatever case you like best but make sure that it can fit your motherboard and other parts (e.g. a regular atx motherboard isn’t gonna fit into micro or atx mini itx case) it’s pretty easy to check just read the product descriptions for what size the motherboard is and what motherboard sizes the case supports.

Ignore sound cards unless you plan to use this pc for music production and ignore wifi cards unless you play games on wifi which I highly advise against.

Cpu cooler: unless you plan to overclock then the stock cooler is ugly but fine.

Storage: 120gb ssd (for operating system, google, game launchers, and fav games)

Storage 2: well you’ll have to decide on the amount for storage u need as there are different models from 1tb to 10tb again only get what u need. but for you price I reccomend:

Case fans: depending on the case you buy it may come with fans or not. Sometimes the seller say the case includes fans and they only include 1 or 2 I would reccommend 3 fans at least (2 at front 1 at the back) Corsair, NZXT, noctua, cooler master and thermaltake make good fans.

Note: idk if intel cpu’s Comes with thermal paste with it (wether it’s pre-applied like Ryzen or in a tube) but make sure you have thermal paste on hand

Sorry I couldn’t help with cpu and motherboard but I hope this helps good luck :)

u/A_RED_BLUEBERRY · 3 pointsr/windows

Yes, reformat it and you should be fine. Also, get an SSD. They're dirt cheap nowadays and will make your new PC feel so much faster.

u/Mongoly357 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You don't have to buy windows, if you have a USB installer you can run unactivated windows 10 until you want to get rid of the watermark. Everything looks good. The only thing I'd say is the addition of a cheap SSD would really fully flesh the build out to use as a boot drive. Really makes a difference on powering on and off the system. You might also be able to squeeze some games/apps depending on size into the drive and help with load times.

I might say something like this Kingston 120 gig for a boot drive to start off with for 20 bucks.

u/NightWolf105 · 3 pointsr/PFSENSE

Is there any reason to really use a thumb drive?

SSDs are $20. Save yourself some headache.

u/stormbringer124 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

not in the dell optiplex i got. OP make sure it is the full size dell optiplex or you're going to have a problem. I would probably pick up an old Dell optiplex computer from this link:!07306!US!-1&enc=AQAEAAACMBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qU9ZIdJgyF8pGk0C1C%2BqLx3gjOL9sFDmIxM%2B8dIn5uhflsoVf4Sn56VDqF0kVV0GxatdRoSXI4ql7uqGkdfpEKUPpLOL8x4rD883YAi9fwSY%2F5xWJN7jevtKCFYVEyZjUsanWOsWL2vVw%2BSe5S3mE6WZthfmjzo4oOXdTNp6Z267ceEJnhg5o5ckhzHbIY9li%2B%2FgWtMUpVzVkKWRApm0s0EpgvYp0ZOnbkNhcDBw20%2FodA4bwPJ0YlEHyBzVuJQ6r60%2FNifuuO2f6aCbk5AJ2W2n6ogEmWrdQXJ8x4zukxsZmRIlONhVoF%2BHwBZ91TBuyQWTh44fMSdEfG93LbcIfblFam8VfUVxEicboMByRlHbrd%2BcpyisYdXCLw6F2X3IKR5Mpq%2FFPG3IhTqQDUpihYAZGEjH%2B4ZVhrAO8gf3rNhYjeOt5tYn%2FvuFs%2BiZ%2FyAj1G08Eo5DNXJahP8LtjsymQI7CGMdBId62EqH0SIEMDwj7d1N2szSFVSzJrAj15Wz0lczO1VywGMnmtfI5nsuwkMehJIgU9JoFq99lch%2FvBQcj8jVw21%2BuYdPLgSeNs8XMn3%2BeLVlarTj4Q5WonFXXmyDDOxvfRmfVU7w9FhIMEvheoUGJjijG1nWXzrscyWu9XYWuqJuiztcsGnUdNFj5FAss%2B8XvH3rbBl4k%2Frf4ycFyydxAk%2FvwnBqSkvJL93XPIYJOecMCivwo%2F8t%2BUQReIF&checksum=112899138773b342f6e3705940c6a123e59ad5cda30a

Total so far: $160


Then i would potentially buy an ssd from amazon(120gb):

Total so far: $180

Then i would buy a new power supply:

Total so far: $220

Then I would buy a used graphics card:

Total so far: $320

I know i've exceeded over your budget, but personally I think the performance degradation from not spending that extra 100 dollars is so drastic that I wouldn't recommend doing so.

u/meloveann · 3 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

120gb ssd is literally 20$ ( for anyone interested)

u/key134 · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I know you said cheap, but how much are you willing to spend? What tends to make the older models very usable is putting an SSD in them. I find it more affordable to get an SSD and put it in a ThinkPad that came with no HDD. I often use the T61 that's sitting next to my couch, but for not a LOT more, you can probably get up to a T410 and at least then the screen will be LED and not CCFL (dims as it ages).

Like a T420s for $78 + an SSD for $28 + an AC adapter for $8 + a hard drive caddy for $6.

The part of that will go down in price with older models is the chassis itself, and not by a lot. Is that in the budget?

u/401klaser · 3 pointsr/mac

SSD + Ram

Cheap SSD


You can be at around $100 bucks for 8 gigs of ram + the SSD. Your computer will seem like a brand new machine with those upgrades.

u/MongolianTrojanHorse · 3 pointsr/DataHoarder

You might want to consider getting a Dell PowerEdge T30. They frequently go on sale for a little over $300. They come with 8GB of ECC DDR4 and a comparable CPU to the one you selected.

You can find the deal on Slickdeals and sign up for alerts like this one:

Also, I'd recommend getting a separate SSD just for the OS. You can just get a cheap one for ~$30 like this:

u/SuPeRCaLiFaGaLiCiOuS · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You won't find MX500 that small, but MX500 is just one line of one brand of SSD.

Look, here's 120GB SSD and yes it will definitely breathe new life in an old computer:

But you need to install windows on the SSD for it to make it feel faster.

u/CaNyRpIt · 3 pointsr/htpc

Those components wont likely fit, but even if they did you wouldn't want to use such dated parts. I put together this NUC for my father recently. All he does is watch a lot of Youtube videos and surfs news websites. Here is a parts list you could consider:

Intel NUC $127

RAM $28

SSD $45

This doesn't include a copy of windows... which you can get license for off of various sources such as Kinguin for less than $40. Or if you're cool with it, there are various versions of linux which you can run for free.

u/catbingo · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You need specifically DDR3 RAM, and a max of 16GB of DDR3 RAM. Two 4GB sticks like this one should work.

Also, an SSD with a SATA connection from a reputable manufacturer, like this one should work. Since the computer is pretty old, I wouldn't bother putting any new high-end parts in it personally, and of course, even cheaper parts can be found on sites like eBay.

u/mjrengaw · 3 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

I have 2 Shields and on both I use Kingston 120gb SSD's in Sabrent USB 3.0 ultra slim aluminum enclosures. $30 total on Amazon and they come with everything you need including a short USB cable. Note that once you install the SSD in the enclosure you will need to connect it to a PC and format it prior to connecting to the Shield. They are very small.


Enclosure -

u/chowfuntime · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

$50 off

u/Corrison · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Here is a write up I did on Path of Exile. X1X internal HDD vs External SSD. Used a Samsung T5 - this one.

tldr - took 1/3 the time on average.

u/yeayea_yea · 3 pointsr/CoDBlackout


Just picked up at Best Buy and oh boy.

I'm always the first person into staging and have to wait for other people to join in. When I'm dropping in I can see the items on rooftops while I'm still in the air which helps with deciding on where on the roof I want to drop.

Other factors are that the skins in the game selection load near immediately (the gray placeholder is only there for about 1 second). Also if you hold down the PS button to go to party settings / friends, the lag is gone.

Here are the times from my PS4 Pro:

First # is seconds with default PS4 Pro HD, second is with external SSD (T5 Samsung)
Game loading time from PS screen: 36 / 27
Blackout loading into staging: 24 / 11
Multiplayer loading map into specialist selection: 10 / 5

I recommend an external SSD to everyone. Set up time is 30 seconds to connect and select in PS4 devices, then it took 11 minutes to move COD to the SSD.

u/MalfeasantMarmot · 3 pointsr/applehelp

First of all stop using it and shut the computer down. If the drive is on the verge of failing, which it sounds like it is, you don't want to push it over the edge.

Remove the drive from the computer following this guide, put that drive into one of these and connect it to another computer. You can then pull off all of the photos, etc.

While you still have the mac open, put one of these in it. From there just install a fresh copy of Mac OS and you'll be back in action with a computer that will be noticeably faster. It's like night and day performance wise.

u/clupean · 3 pointsr/buildapc

On Amazon the Samsung 860 Evo is cheaper:

Mobo: try to buy a B450 motherboard

Do you already have DDR4 RAM?

u/MrHornblower · 3 pointsr/blackdesertonline

I waited for a while myself but man it is worth it. Seriously you will be really happy with the purchase.

It's one of those things just make your whole computing experience better. Prices are fairly cheap now I think as well.

$78 - easy choice imo

u/icyhotonmynuts · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

>this was going for $60 on amazon not too long ago

Oh ya? Show us. I don't see $60 CAD on CamelCamelCamel or Keepa price history for 860 Evo 500GB

The lowest I've seen it sold on been sold on Amazon I see has been for $89.99. Lowest Lightning Deal was $94.99, 2 months ago.

You're thinking of the 860 Evo 250GB that went for $59.99 from August 30th for 2 weeks.

u/DJRenzor · 3 pointsr/thewallstreet

I am looking for a new SSD as well. Going on r/buildapcsales rn


Edit: Shopping done, gonna be picking up this with my various amazon gift cards-

u/White-t-shirts · 3 pointsr/buildapc

yes, but get 860 evo for slightly cheaper

u/TheFlashFrame · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is really the only SSD you should be buying. Don't buy PNY, Sandisk or Kingston, as I've seen them fail myself and with an SSD, once it fails, everything is gone, unlike a mechanical drive.

Its really not that much more expensive, and its far faster and far more reliable, and Samsung has a 5 year warranty on them.

EDIT: I should specify that Samsung is the only SSD brand you should be buying. You can, of course, purchase 970s as well, which are even better.

u/bgunn925 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Firstly, there's a major difference between being DOA and working for a matter of weeks before failing. The latter is tremendously worse, as anyone without a backup solution has lost all of their data.

Secondly, any hardware manufacturer is capable of some DOA devices. That does not mean Samsung and Adata drives have comparable endurances -- you need to consider the statistics of the distribution, as a whole. We can do a quick analysis with a much larger sample size than your personal experience of owning a single Adata SSD and a single Samsung SSD:

  • Here is the Amazon link for the Samsung EVO 860. It has 33 critical reviews containing the word "fail". Out of 4,372 total reviews, this is 0.75%.

  • Here is the Amazon link for the Adata SU655 -- the same drive that failed for the redditor in the comment I linked. It has 20 critical reviews containing the word "fail". Out of 310 total reviews, this is 6.5% -- about one order of magnitude larger.

    Obviously, this is not a thorough, extensive analysis, and probably does not reflect the actual, absolute failure rates for these devices. But it's probably first-order accurate as a comparison and hopefully you get the point.
u/Vision3015 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Everything looks great but I would get an ssd as an os boot drive and the hard drive for mass storage. It will make a huge difference in the responsiveness of your system.
Even on a budget I found this $30 250gb drive.

u/pb4000 · 3 pointsr/suggestapc

That's not a bad rig, but at that price point, you deserve something with an ssd. It will make your overall experience much snappier. After getting an ssd, I can never go back to a regular hard drive. I also feel that, if you're going to get an rx 580, you might as well go with the 8gb variant over the 4gb.

I realize that it can sometimes be hard to find pre-builts with ssds. Another good option in my opinion is to buy a pre-built with no ssd (ie, the one you linked), and then throw in your own ssd. If you really want to keep costs down, this is a 120gb from adata for just over $20 that has been serving me well:

If you wanted to get a bit more storage however, I really like the Samsung 250gb for around $50:

There's other options out there, but those are my personal picks. If you don't want to do any custom work though and would prefer more plug and play, then I'm not sure at the moment. If you find another pc with an ssd, then I would strongly recommend that over the one that you have linked.

Over all though, it's a decent build.

(sorry for formatting, on mobile)

u/brianwski · 3 pointsr/backblaze

Disclaimer: I work at Backblaze.

> set the temporary folder

If you open the Backblaze Control panel and find the “Settings...” button, on the first tab is “Temporary Scratch Drive” or something like that. You can set that to an external or internal drive other than “C:\” there. Hit “Pause” on the backup (if it is running). Make sure this folder is empty (while paused):


Then hit “Backup Now” or wait to let the backup resume.

Now, that will change where Backblaze makes a copy of large files it is about to backup, which is “temporary data”. However, there is some data which is not temporary (should only be 2-3 GBytes) where Backblaze remembers what has been backed up or not backed up. That cannot be moved. The way to make it smaller (the smallest it can be) is to uninstall, reinstall, and NOT use “Inherit Backup State”. It will repush all your files, in the process clearing the “history” of everything that has occurred which shrinks this folder to the theoretical minimum. It will then slowly grow from there to about 1 GByte over the first year of operation. Maybe 2 GBytes over 3 years, etc.

Another idea is to upgrade your internal SSD. The Samsung EVO series is ridiculously good, and a 256 GByte doubling of your capacity is $50 from Amazon:

Depending on your form factor, they go all the way down to $25 for a 256 GByte Kingston SSD. I would still recommend the “EVO” if you can afford it, they are fast and reliable.

u/alanquinne · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/-Badger2- · 3 pointsr/Dell

If you don't want to open up your laptop, you could buy a 2.5 Inch ssd and an enclosure

Which model G3 15 do you have? You probably have a slot for an m.2 SSD, so you wouldn't have to replace your hard drive.

u/Vartemis · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I have done the same. For anybody trying to do so, just buy these 2 items off of amazon:

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA...

ORICO USB3.0 to SATA III 2.5"...

Those links contain everything you need. Once you have them, connect it to your xbox and transfer destiny to the ssd from the internal storage and you're done.

u/ZomboniPilot · 3 pointsr/ffxiv

You would be much better off with an SSHD. It will give you close to SSD for a fraction of the cost:

edit: here is the one in the video, it is 2TB of storage for 85$ or 1TB for 63$

u/IssaIssue · 3 pointsr/playstation

Upgrading internal storage is not that hard, and in my opinion, 100% worth it. For a while, every time I got a new game I had to delete another, which really sucked. I bought a 2tb hard drive from amazon and it’s amazing. Here’s the link to the one I got

u/ruibingw · 3 pointsr/PS4Deals

People on SD are saying the drive is soldered to the USB so you cannot shuck it.

I suggest getting a Seagate hybrid HDD ( for the internal chasis.

u/DapsAndPoundz · 3 pointsr/PS4

I just purchased and installed 2TB Seagate sshd on my own PS4. Super easy to do and I’m really enjoying not having to delete 3 games just to install a new one.

u/Wishery_ · 3 pointsr/reddeadredemption

I got fed up with my 500gb so I upgraded to the a Seagate 2tb internal. and love it.

u/number311 · 3 pointsr/PS4

That 2tb is on sale, I think, and will do just fine. I'm gonna throw what I have which is an ssd. If im op though and this worried about screwing and unscrewing a HDD, I wouldn't get caught up in speeds.

u/you_do_realize · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I would pop a 2TB HDD in for stuff... you can never have enough storage.

u/MacrossX · 3 pointsr/ffxiv

It works well on PS4, however zone loading times can be a bit slow on the stock hard drive. IF you find the loading times too long, upgrading the PS4's hard drive to a hybrid or SSD drive will make a huge difference.

I can highly recommend pickup up a Seagate Firecuda hybrid drive:

You'll see zone loading times reduced by more than half:

u/florean · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I'm going to throw out the option of a hybrid drive:
It has 8GB of flash that it uses for caching frequently accessed data. You get a lot of the benefits, but 2TB for <$100. Look at the 5th load numbers from this review: Since you're usually only heavily playing one or two games at a time, it works really well.

u/theguythatthinks · 3 pointsr/PS4

This is the hard drive I put in my PS4. 2tb, sshd, works great. There are a few negative reviews that specifically say that some folks had issues when using it with a ps4 but I've had it in for 2 years and it's worked absolutely fine.

I know you can put regular 3.5 hard drives in your PS4, but you'd have to buy a [separate attachment]( that) will allow the drive to fit.

u/gotroar · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Hers an an adata for $29

ADATA SU635 240GB 3D-NAND QLC SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD (ASU635SS-240GQ-R)

I got this Kingston for $30 the other day but now it's $32

Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance

But Amazon has more options for $30

u/energy_x_ · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/Marcqtp · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

> Unless you’re just getting it for a boot drive get the 240gb one for $30 on amazon.

Same price as Bestbuy actually, both are $29.99 but yes it's true given you're prime (& who isn't?), Amazon has free, 2-day shipping so definitely an advantage over Bestbuy's ~$5 standard 5-7 days shipping.

Either way, it's a steal... I remember just a year or so ago these were easily $300-400 drives..

u/KopfJ4ger · 3 pointsr/computers

Edit: Also, your current graphics card is not removed. I've drawn a box around it in red. It may not be functional, and it's certainly not worth using anymore, but it's there.

You don't need to factory reset it.

  • Download a windows installer and put it on a USB drive.
  • Buy a cheap SSD. This one is fine for $30.00
  • Disconnect the current hard-drive and connect the SSD instead.
  • Insert your USB and install windows. (you may have to change the boot priority from the BIOS, but it should boot the installer from the USB.
  • You should now have a usable Windows 10 computer. You don't even have to pay for Windows yet. If you're real budget conscious, you could try to extract the Windows key from your old hard-drive. I've done this successfully twice.
  • Browse r/hardwareswap until you find a GTX 1050ti for under $100. I saw one go for $75 3 days ago.
  • Install that.

    Now you have a perfectly fine gaming PC. You'd have to spend $500 to build something that will outperform this $100-$130 version.

    If you really don't want it, you can drop it off at my place. I'll put it to use. ;)
u/twitchtvtulegit · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ay happy birthday kiddo!


This would be very helpful, thanks for contest :) Kingston SA400S37/240G SSD A400 240 GB Solid State Drive (2.5 Inch SATA 3)

u/celestiaequestria · 3 pointsr/PS4

First, you want the [Seagate Backup Plus Slim] ( - it's a piece of cake to open the case, it just pulls apart and you smoothly remove the connector, rip off the foil, etc... to get the drive out. If you do it carefully you can reuse your old drive in the case, which is what I did.

Second, get the 2tb drive, the price difference is like $20 ~ $30 now, but it saves you from having to buy another drive down the road. Game installs, patches, add-ons and demos are only getting bigger... so the number of games you can keep fully installed in 2016 will be lower if your drive is too small.

I just did the upgrade last week, I trusted my 130-hour FFX save to a transfer, worked fine.

u/DreamsOfMorpheus · 3 pointsr/PS4

I used this one. I believe this is the cheapest option. You do have to take it out of an enclosure though. [Link.] (

Everything I've heard about it indicates that's its a popular and reliable choice.

u/CorruptedEvil · 3 pointsr/PS4

It just makes the hard drive bay bigger. You still need a hard drive to plug into it and it still replaces the hard drive that came with the system.

You're better just getting this which doesn't need the data bank.

u/FoN925 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Wow, that's not fun, losing all your stuff twice like that. I'm sorry!

As for swapping out your hard drives, no, it won't make your PS4 any worse. If anything, it sounds like the problem may be the hard drive that is currently in the PS4, and whenever the PS4 tries to install an update, it may be hitting a bad sector, causing the drive to corrupt.

I'm not really all that familiar with the HDDs in PS3s, but your best bet would really be to get a new HDD just for your PS4. The older a drive is and the more its been used, the closer it is to the end of its life. The last thing you want is to replace a failing HDD with an old HDD that is near the ends of its life, then end up with another dead HDD shortly after putting it in.

Depending on how much storage you want on your PS4, you can get a new HDD between about $40 for a new 500GB drive or $70 for 2TB.

I've seen quite a few people who have had this same issue with updates, and eventually they will get to a time when the update refuses to install at all and they can do nothing but replace the HDD if they want to ever use their PS4 again.

Good luck!

u/numbatree · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I got this price-matched at bestbuy because I couldn't install half the games and demos I wanted haha

u/AntiMacro · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Any external drive should be faster than the internal, whether SSD or not. I'd avoid SSD just because of pricing concerns.

I use two drives - one Seagate and one Western Digital. This is the Seagate one, you can probably find the WD 2 TB one through the 'bought similar' recommendations. They both perform the same.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/playstation


^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/vexb · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

As someone who owns close to 30 tb in external hdd's get western digital or the new seagate drives.

I own the big fat drives that need an AC adapter to power on and the little guys that don't need external power.

I would recommend this one

I own 4 of these and they work great! for either mac or windows.

Buy an online ftp server to back up all your music or use google drive / drop box that way you have backups of your projects / media

u/Andrewchu26 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Here's what I got:

It's a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. The one /u/dolphinblood mentioned is the 1tb model.

u/Naustradamus · 3 pointsr/PS4

live in the US?

you can't buy a 2 TB HDD by itself, BUT seagate has them inside their slim external HDD, just prey off the metal cover, and voila. That's what I have in mine right now.

u/John_YJKR · 3 pointsr/PS4

I used this guide:

A user, u/LukeLC , posted here a couple weeks back. The one in the side bar is just as good but perhaps you'll like his better. In it he recommends types of hard drives. I chose this one:

Though I bought it at Walmart for the same price as Amazon had it for. You can buy a solid state (ssd) but the biggest ssd you can use in the PS4 is 1TB and it's a bit expensive. And your only return on that extra investment is some games will load about 15-25 seconds faster. So imo it's not worth the extra money and less than maximum possible storage space. If you google it you can find forums that discuss the pros and cons of hdd and ssd in the PS4.

If you have more questions just message me. I don't mind. Once you get it all set up you'll wonder why you were ever so intimidated by it. Don't worry.

u/Raznal · 3 pointsr/PS4

Grabbed this drive

Followed this guide

Was pretty easy other than the ps4 didn't like the first USB drive I tried to use to install the OS, second one had no problem though.

u/Branflakes222 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

muuuuuch better title.

This was number one in the deals and sales thread. I guess it would be a good spec/price to start with!

u/NSFW_Velox · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Seagate Slim 2TB USB 3.0 for $99 at Amazon.

u/sushiondeck · 3 pointsr/playstation

This is the one I used.

You can also go with this one if you want something a bit cheaper, it's about $20 cheaper.

u/signofthenine · 3 pointsr/PS4

I just grabbed one of these today, I'm tired of being short on space, or removing something to play something else:

u/Skari7 · 3 pointsr/xbmc

What kind of business relationship do Samsung and Seagate have anyway? Here you have a Seagate enclosure containing a Samsung HDD inside.

u/Ps4_and_Ipad_Lover · 3 pointsr/PS4

To be honest a normal 5400rpm is more than enough same speed the normal hard drive has. You won't notice a great deal in speed if you go with 7200rpm so it's really up to you. For me I'm going with a 2tb only because I care about the memory if it's over kill at least I'm prepared for the future. This is the hard drive I may be getting the comments says it has a 1 year warranty. You could go cheap and get the Seagate external hard drive for 80 but they are known for beeping and once you open the hard drive on that external case you void that drives warranty so if it breaks you are out 80 bucks does not seem worth it to me but if you wanna take that chance here you go . Or if you wanna chance to use a external case for the old hard drive to still be able to use it on PC and if you don't have a usb or the screw driver you could get this bundle . I hope this was helpful

u/blade85 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Your better off going for a SSHD rather than a full blown SSD (the performance difference on the PS4 is negligable and not worth the extra cost). a 1TB drive - Seagate

Also if you dont mind a normal drive then a 2TB one will be released by the end of this month I think - Samsung drive

Or the 1TB version for a third of the price Also samsung

u/Jrrolomon · 3 pointsr/playstation

This is the one I got. I've had it about 6 months with no problem. You'll notice the PS4 boots a bit faster than the factory hard drive as well. At least it did for me.

It is amazingly easy to install a new HD on a PS4. I would recommend doing it right out of the box for the least amount of hassle. Just YouTube it and you'll be happy with your decision. Let me know if you have questions.

u/yinzerjagoff · 3 pointsr/PS4

For about $25 more, he could also get a 2TB hard drive like this Samsung Seagate 2TB Laptop HDD SATA III 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive 9.5MM (ST2000LM003)

u/iBobaFett · 3 pointsr/PS4

Jesus no, those prices are ridiculous. Just go with this one, I've been using it for over a year now. No issues at all.

u/J0hnnyArs0n · 3 pointsr/PS4

I have this brand and had it installed since Oct 2014 with no issues at all. There's newer models available, but this one works great for my ps4.

u/killbot0224 · 3 pointsr/PS4

There's only one 2TB drive that fits, AFAIK

It's a Samsung drive and you can get it in external drive form (and take it out of the case to install it), or in bare drive form (which is usually more expensive)

  1. Seagate Backup Plus SLIM 2TB
  2. Samsung Spinpoint M9T laptop drive

    Advantage to the second is you don't Have to mess with it.

    The advantage to the first is that you can repulse the drive you remove from the PS4 as a portable drive when you're done.

    Be very careful that you're getting a drive that fits. There are 2.5" drives that are too tall (12mm instead of 9.5mm).
u/JJMcGee83 · 3 pointsr/PS4

I'm personally going to go for 2TB because I don't know if I'll notice that big of a difference in performance.

I'm trying to decide between these ones

but I can't decide if either would be better or worse.

Upon comparing them closely I couldn't tell any difference in specs between the $90 one and the $100

u/-Amarushen- · 3 pointsr/gaming

Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0...

This is what I use, works perfectly. Never had a problem with it

u/Onionsteak · 3 pointsr/PS4

Well that was hard, you do need to do a bit of work to crack the case open, but doing so will allow you to reuse the case with the stock 500gig HDD that used to be in your PS4 as an external drive.

u/ProbablyFear · 3 pointsr/xboxone
u/DrinkinMcGee · 3 pointsr/dji

No, it isn't, and here's why:

This is $6, weighs less than a gram, has no moving parts to break and is smaller than a stick of gum. Much like the HDD shown, it too requires a laptop or desktop to be useful. This is handy.

This is $179, which is more than the DJI unit, but it has a built in card reader AND a battery so you can use it in the field AND wifi so you don't even need to dig out a cable when you get home. That is handy.

If you want a 2tb external drive, here ya go - It's $70 (almost half off the DJI price), save yourself some time and just write DJI on with a sharpie.

u/Kaemonn · 3 pointsr/playstation

This is my personal one, I have had no problems with it Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

u/sam66958 · 3 pointsr/mac

You will need to remove the hard drive and put it in an enclosure or use a USB sata adapte. Here is a link for removing the drive.

Here is a link for a cheap USB sata adapter for $12. StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP - SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD

You could also buy this external drive for $80. It is fairly easy to open and remove the drive. Then when you have recovered your files you can reinstall the new disk and continue using it as a backup drive so you don't have this issue in the future. You may have to formate the new drive for mac. Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

u/gourmetcarnage · 3 pointsr/PS4

Not OP, but we use this one:

Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

u/bookmonkey786 · 3 pointsr/peacecorps

DONT buy a use hard drive. Hard drives have a definite life cycle the older and more used they are the more likely they will fail, especially if they have been moved and dropped which is probably allot in PC. I used to build computer from used parts, and Hard drive are one of the parts you should NOT buy unless you absolutely have no money for any other option and even then its a bad idea.

There will be several people with drives full of movies and media, just bring a blank drive and ask around when you meet or on the local PC facebook, somebody can help you.

Solid state drives are much expensive and more durable, especially to problem like drops while working. If you have money to burn let me know I'll recommend a few.

Otherwise here is a good 2tb hard drive for a good price. Each will fit about 500 movies. 4tb drives are available and are a better deal per gigabyte but I recommend 2 smaller drives for redundancy if you need that much room.

u/harrisonisdead · 3 pointsr/PSVR

An external seagate drive is always a safe bet. Seagate makes internal HDDs as well if you are willing to put a little more work into replacing the drive completely. It would save you a USB port, though. The internal and external ones are very similar in price, so it comes down to preference.

u/Andrew129260 · 3 pointsr/PS4
u/theredwakeskater · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Unfortunately with the WD drives, they are soldered to the board so you're unable to open these up and use the drive on the PS4. The perfect one for the PS4 are the Seagate externals, those can be ripped from the enclosure and used on the PS4.

This one will do

u/seanlax5 · 3 pointsr/GrandTheftAutoV_PC

What? No. Get this (or something similar):

An external hard drive might end up being worse than your current setup. This should change your PC experience completely.

u/aurorafluxic · 3 pointsr/linux

If you're looking for total storage space, go mechanical, but go 7200RPM at the very least. If you're just looking to "play around" with Linux, this should be more than enough, and will also be extremely cheap. A WD Blue drive goes for $49, and and a tool-free enclosure goes for $23.

u/Ted_Smug_El_nub_nub · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

For those wondering, there is a 1 TB, 6gb/s, 64MB Western digital hard drive on sale on amazon for $63. No MIR, standard shipping, and it's western digital.

I've heard bad stories about seagate, and personally prefer WD as i've had two seagate's fail on me. Though that's anecdotal evidence.

It should be noted that shipping is 7 dollars if you get from TD. Buying from TD saves you 5 dollars, but you have to deal with a MIR.

u/fletcherhub3 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Looks like a really good build. I will put part links in the end of the post. Here's some tips to save a bit of money if you're open to it:

  1. Power supply: 550 watts is a great amount for this system. You could save some money by passing on the 80+ gold rating (although it's great to have a super efficient power supply, you don't need 80+ gold) and get a power supply that has an 80+ bronze efficiency rating. A power supply being fully modular isn't a must either, for me at least. A good semi-modular pick would be the Rosewill Hive 550, I have it and it has has sleeved black cables for about $55. If you want to save more money on the PSU, though, the EVGA basic 550W unit has all black cables and goes for around $43. Otherwise, the 600B from EVGA is a great 600W unit for around $50. Changing your power supply with these options might save you around $30-$40.
  2. RAM: there are 16GB kits out there that are cheaper than the ones you selected, some are even in red to match your color scheme. I know there is a kit from Corsair that goes for around $80, so that might save you $20-$30 there. Otherwise, if you can't afford 16GB at the beginning of the build, 8GB will suffice until you upgrade. Just make sure if you get 8GB, get a single stick so you can throw another one in later. 8GB instead of 16 GB may save you $30-$40.
  3. CPU cooler: The i5 6500 comes with its own stock cooler, so you can save around $25 by not paying for a CPU cooler right away. Otherwise, the 212 Evo is a superb cooler and also comes in a red LED fan version for a few bucks more :D
  4. GPU: The GTX 1060 is a great option for a video card, but the RX 480 from AMD might be able to save you a few bucks right now and down the road. When you look to purchase another monitor, options with FreeSync (AMD adaptive sync) are normally cheaper than monitors with G-Sync (Nvidia adaptive sync). Adaptive sync monitors will make your gameplay smoother. Also, if you get a motherboard that supports crossfire, you can throw another RX 480 in your rig in the future. I will recommend you a motherboard for this at the end, and it won't cost you much more than your current one. An RX 480 8GB starts at around $230. Also, RX 480's are said to be better in DX12, another "future proofer".
  5. Motherboard (minor): H110 is a budget chipset, and a Micro ATX one will save you a bit of money. BUT, if you want another RX 480, you'll need a motherboard with 2 PCIe slots to house them. An ATX motherboard will fill your case better, not look as awkward as a mATX one, and will let you put another RX 480 card in your rig in the future. A good ATX motherboard that would work for this build would be the Asus B150-PLUS for $95. This may be a bit expensive, but you could spend your saved money on this part. I highly suggest you exercise this option.
  6. Storage: if 250GB is enough for you, then you could save some money by not getting a Samsung SSD. An SSD comparable to this would be the Crucial MX300 275GB for around $80. Also, the SanDisk z400s is $75 and is 256GB. If you want more storage, though, I would recommend a 120GB SSD like the PNY CS1311 for $40 and a 1TB hard drive like the WD Blue for $50.

    TL;DR: cut back on PSU efficiency ratings, look for different 16GB or even 8GB RAM kits, ditch CPU cooler (or keep if you want), get an RX 480 for saving money on future monitors, you can also put another RX 480 in your build in the future with a different motherboard; an ATX motherboard would fill your case and add capability for a second RX 480, a non-Samsung SSD could save you some money, while for $100, you can get an SSD and a 1TB hard drive.

    “Basic” EVGA 550W
    Rosewill Hive-550
    EVGA 600B
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO LED
    RX 480 -choose which one you like
    Asus B150-PLUS
    Crucial MX 300 275GB
    SanDisk Z400S 256GB
    WD Blue 1TB

    I hope my advice helped you and that this didn't overwhelm you. If you save enough money, you could throw in a red LED PWM fan, which adjusts its speed based on your computer's needs. You could maybe even throw in an LED strip or two. I had a lot of fun making this, thanks for posting :D
u/lord_dumbello · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Just bought one on amazon. They are only $9 more but with free prime shipping.

u/dmanww · 3 pointsr/htpc

Something like this Kingston? 120gb is same price as 60gb, so looks like a decent deal.

u/Jamolas · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would spent another £10 and get a 128GB SSD, like this one. You will fill up 64GB so quickly.

The rest of it looks good!

u/dearbill · 3 pointsr/mac

nope, removed my super drive and put my old HDD into a caddy that takes the place of where the super drive was. I think it's a fairly common upgrade for the unibody mb / mbp

Here is the drive i purchased, Kingston 120gb for a good price. Not the best SSD but it's compatible and cheap

Here is the caddy i purchased that took the place of my superdrive. I went for cheap over quality built and for that I kind of regret it. It didn't mount in all three places like the superdrive did, and I had to slightly modify it. If i were to do it again, I'd go OWC or Optibay route.

Nevertheless, I'm incredibly happy with it! it took a little bit of maneuvering to get back to normal with prioritizing where applications and downloads went, but all in all it's great now. I cloned my drive instead of doing a clean install, a corner i cut that i might go back and re-do later.

u/onliandone · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Is it important for to go with the newer Skylake series? If not:

CPU | Intel Core i3-4170 | EUR 121,90 @ Caseking
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H81N-D2H-Intel-H81 | EUR 49,13 @ Mindfactory
Memory | Kingston HX316 (8 GB) | EUR 43,68 @ Cyberport
Storage | WD10EZEX Blue (1 TB) | EUR 49,90 @
Video Card | GeForce GTX 950 | EUR 164,90 @ Cyberport
Case | Bitfenix Prodigy | EUR 79.90 @ Caseking
Power Supply | Xilence Performance C XP500 (350 W) | EUR 33,90 @ Cyberport
| Total | €540.40
| Generated by pc-kombo 13.12.2015 |

u/ALLKAPSLIKEMFDOOM · 3 pointsr/patientgamers
u/w_t · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

$79.99 on Amazon

u/kippythecaterpillar · 3 pointsr/worldnews

it was these

i agree that sounds cheap af. i think the 100gig i have right now went for $100 in 2012... lol

u/Winters323 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I mean, I don't think you will notice a difference. I'm not an SSD enthusiast or anything, but I just bought this one(Kingston v300, 120GB - $90) and it's working great. I'd rather take a good deal with an SSD, then worry too much about performance loss.

My opinion, get the Kingston. I don't think the difference in speed is that big of a factor.

u/GeneralOsik · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

There is a lot of great info in this ThinkPad Product Specifications Reference PDF, specifically starting on page 45.

  1. You don't need a caddy for the main drive bay, but the bumpers and the tray help with drop protection and ease of removal and instillation. I would recommend getting one. For the second hard drive bay, you need a caddy.

  2. The main hard drive caddy is for the main hard drive, which will hold 7mm drives. The second hard drive caddy is for the 12.7mm Ultrabay, which for your computer, probably currently holds the DVD drive. This caddy will fit 9mm hard drives. Both hard drive caddies hold 2.5 inch wide drives. 9mm and 7mm refers to the height of the drive. 7mm drives can fit in 9mm caddies, but not vice versa. If you install a hard drive in the Ultrabay with the aid of the second hard drive caddy, you could install the operating system on this drive. That is up to you.

  3. 7mm for the main hard drive bay, 9mm for the second hard drive bay caddy. 12.7 is the size of the Ultrabay, but the caddy for this bay only holds a 9mm hard drive.

  4. 7mm for the main hard drive bay, 9mm for the second hard drive bay caddy.

  5. You will need a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive. It does not need to be formatted specifically for the T430. As long as you get a SATA hard drive, the ports will be in the right place. When you install the hard drive, if you have trouble putting it in, try turning it upside down.

    Did the listing specify if the computer has included the main hard drive tray, bumpers, and cover? You will need a cover for the main drive bay if the computer is missing it.

    If I where you, I would get a solid state drive for the main hard drive bay. They are 2.5 inch, 7mm SATA. Any drive will do, but I recommend the Crucial M500 or the SanDisk Extreme. You could also get a 7mm standard, spinning hard drive, like this Western Digital Blue

    I would also get a second hard drive caddy and install it in the Ultrabay slot. This Seagate Hybrid Drive or this Western Digital Black would do nicely.

    If you have any more questions, just let me know!
u/westparkguy · 3 pointsr/applehelp

This one is faster. I have one in a 15inch Mid 2012.

Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014

Also, since you are going to crack the case, you might as well upgrade the RAM if you haven't already.

u/apostledeets · 3 pointsr/PS4

Further, your best bet is to wait until the 2 TB version of this is released. That will give you the speed you want with the space you'll need.

u/silents429 · 3 pointsr/Laptop

This is a pound heavier, but I don't see that being a deal breaker reasonably.

Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
8 GB DDR3L / 256 GB Solid-State Drive
15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen.

Notice it doesn't have an HDD, this is easily fixed by buying one separate, unscrewing a panel on the back and plugging one in.

I recommend an SSHD

Having used Amazons laptop picker, to narrow down the results to your specifications, I could not find a laptop that fit everything you wanted.

u/VandaGrey · 3 pointsr/PS4

are you planning to install this inside the ps4? if so thats the wrong one.

you will need something like this

thats the best speed for the PS4 and no it doesnt void warranty. Sony actually give you instructions on how to upgrade the HDD.

You can follow a guide here

u/j-mt · 3 pointsr/buildapc

A 500GB SSD is an incredible upgrade, but it's ungodly expensive.

Have you considered a hybrid drive? I've used the 500GB and am currently using the 750GB Seagate Momentus XT. It cache's your most frequently used programs and start-up information on an SSD. The rest performs like a HDD.

It's not as fast as a pure SSD, but I think it would give you more of what you're looking for at a better price with more storage.

The 1TB version is $120 @ Amazon:

u/YellowCBR · 3 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

SSHD = Solid State Hybrid Drive = HDD with a small SSD. Saying a 1TB SSHD is correct.

Like this:

u/Rackornar · 3 pointsr/PS4

Hey, not the OP but I upgraded to a 1TB SSHD a week after my PS4 arrived (I ordered it a bit late had hoped to just do it instantly). It is pretty simple, the SSHD I bought is this one. Here is a nice video that will show you exactly how to replace it once you have it.

u/johnec4 · 3 pointsr/MaddenUltimateTeam

I bought this one. Easy to install. Cheap. $85 for 1TB

(if you buy the "used" amazon warehouse deal one (which I did) its even cheaper!)

u/bobloblaw148 · 3 pointsr/applehelp

I commented this once before but I also have a Mid-2010 MBP (although mine's the 13 inch) and I installed this hybrid drive into it back in February, and it works very well. I was considering going with a SSD, but since I ultimately needed more storage space and I don't have the dough to shell out to purchase a 500gb SSD, I went with this one. Much less expensive, but is a vast improvement from my original drive, which I believe was dying.

u/jucahe · 3 pointsr/PS4

Here. I have this one and it's amazing. The model number is ST1000LM014

u/digiden · 3 pointsr/computertechs

For example, I want to buy 10 of these SSD from Amazon. But they only allow 4.

Edit 1: Never mind. I just edited my cart to 10 and it let me do that. I was being retarded.
Edit 2: Nope. I got excited for no reason. Wouldn't let me buy more than 4.

u/samarisi · 3 pointsr/buildapc

it'd have to be pretty fucking cheap, you can get a 250GB Samsung EVO 840 for $140 from amazon. i mean, if you can pick it up for less than $100 then MAYBE, but i'd go with a more reputable brand.

u/tekrevue · 3 pointsr/applehelp

Well you can't upgrade your GPU so don't worry about that factor. As for RAM and SSD, both will definitely provide a boost in responsiveness, but that assumes everything else is operating normally. Your comments about the MacBook's recent laggy performance may indicate an issue.

As per /u/Sir_not_sir's suggestion, remove the bottom case and check for dust buildup on the fans. Here are iFixit instructions on doing that. But be careful if you're using canned air. You can use it to blow dust out of the area surrounding the fan, but don't use it in such a way that the air stream turns the fan bades, as that can damage the fans.

Another factor is that your model of MacBook Pro is widely reported as suffering from GPU failures, with lots of owners seeing issues. I have the same model, and was working for Apple at the time of purchase. We saw several models come in for repair for various issues early on, and noticed with all of them that they had way too much thermal paste on the CPU and GPU. My coworkers and I who had purchased the 2011 models all spent a night removing the logic boards, cleaning, and then reapplying the correct amount of paste. None of us have had the issues reported recently [knock on wood]. So that might be one area to look into, although don't do it if you're not comfortable with computer repair; see if you can find a local service provider (Apple itself won't do it for you).

As for the upgrades, you don't want to buy something and discover that your problems were due to an unrelated hardware failure. So what you may want to try is to find a retailer that accepts returns on the SSD and RAM (most companies will charge a restocking fee on opened items, somewhere around 15 percent, but call ahead to companies like Other World Computing, explain the situation, and ask if they can make an exception on their return policy). That way you can try to upgrade and see if things improve. If not, you're not stuck with expensive components, as you won't be able to use either the RAM or SSD if you end up buying a new MacBook Pro.

I have a 512GB Samsung 840 EVO and 16GB of OWC RAM in my 2011 MBP, and it still runs like a champ for just about everything other than intensive video encoding/rendering. If you can sort out the performance and heat issue, yours should have no problem getting you through the rest of school.

u/arahman81 · 3 pointsr/technology

You can always use the SSD alongside a HDD. OS goes to SSD, with some other stuff like browsers, and some games. Other stuff like videos and music goes to HDD.

And a 250GB Samsung Evo is $130 right now, well worth for the huge improvement.

u/omegis983 · 3 pointsr/apple

If you decide to try an SSD to replace the slow 5200rpm hard drive that came in that iMac, I'd recommend checking out the Samsung 840 Evo SSD. Best bang for your buck and an SSD should definitely speed things up.



u/harry1234546 · 3 pointsr/skyrimmods

SSD's are known to slow down with decreased performance as they fill up, ive heard estimates that one should keep around 20% free space for optimal speed. So I guess you can choose between everything being a bit slower or having a faster os and slower skyrim. I would personally think you will be fine if you dont go too overboard with it.
With the price of ssd's at the moment you could even try and pick up a 128gb one for skyrim pretty cheap

u/giubaloo · 3 pointsr/apple

I have the Mid 2010 13" MBP as well. I threw a Crucial M4 in it almost 2 years ago and it blows my mind how smoothly the computer still runs. The only other thing I've replaced is the battery. I honestly think this computer will continue to run this smoothly for another year or two. I'm so incredibly happy with it after 4 years.

I cannot recommend this enough. For less than $150 your computer will be so much faster you will hate yourself for not upgrading sooner.

u/fatherlongcat · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Some suggestions to trim the fat:

  • Replace the H100i with a NH-D15. It does better in cooling benchmarks, and offers quieter fans, and brings down the price $20.

  • Vengance Pro ram is kind of overpriced, you can get the same thing for $25 cheaper.

  • You can also save $100 by settling for a 240GB SSD, which should be more than enough to install your OS and games on. Heck, I have a 1TB + 240GB SSD, and I only use the SSD. The extra space you can just put on your HDD, if you do manage to overfill.

  • You can save $100 by purchasing a 980 ACX 2.0, or $60 by purchasing a 980 ACX SC. The SC is by stock clocked higher than the Windforce, if you're not planning to custom OC.
u/PernixNexus · 3 pointsr/apple

I've heard really good things about the Samsung Evo 840 and it seems pretty affordable. Here's a link:

u/arthurfm · 3 pointsr/hackintosh

Why isn't he recommending the Samsung 840 EVO - it's cheaper than the SanDisk SSDs? Is it not suitable for hackintosh's?

120GB ($99.99):

250GB ($176.99):

u/WorstDariusEUW · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This looks like a great starter build! Allthough your build will more than likely fit into a small tower case so if you want some extra space you could change it, allthough if you keep it, extra space gives better cooling so you could also keep it, your choise there.

Very nice build, what you got there is pretty much all you need, if you can put some extra budget I would strongly recomend getting a 250GB SSD which will allow you to startup in around 10 seconds, but that is not essential and is kinda expensive, so whatever you choose.

SSD on Amazon:

u/ApolloFortyNine · 3 pointsr/leagueoflegends

You're on your 3rd month of not having a computer because your hard drive died? Why don't you just replace it. Or ask a friend.

It's $54. Shouldn't be that hard to scrounge up even if you don't make much.

u/jecowa · 3 pointsr/buildapc

How much do you want to spend? Do you want to do any gaming on this PC?

You can build a better computer for cheaper, but the Apple Mac mini is pretty small and powerful enough for recording audio. It's $600.

You can build a better machine for a lot less, though:

  • CPU: Intel i3-2100 - $125
  • MoBo: ASRock H61DE/S3 - $76
  • RAM: PNY Optima 1x4GB - $25
  • PSU: SS-350ET 350W - $43
  • Case: NZXT Gamma - $40
  • Hard drive: 1TB 7.2k RPM SeaGate Barracuda - $100
  • Disc burner: Sony DVD burner - $24
  • TOTAL: $433

    The Intel i3-2100 CPU is just about the best bang for your buck.

    The ASRock H61DE/S3 motherboard has 5.1 surround sound, S/PDIF optical audio output, Gigabit ethernet, USB 2.0 (but not 3.0), DVI, VGA, and HDMI video output. If you don't need surround sound and optical audio output, we can get something about $20 cheaper here.

    SeaSonic power supplies are high quality. 350 Watts will be plenty for this build.

    The NZXT Gamma case is the best you can get for only $40.

    This build doesn't have a video card. Built-in graphics will work fine unless you will be doing 3D modeling or 3D gaming.
u/SkepticalMartian · 3 pointsr/PHP

You're worried about space? In the age of $53 1tb drives?

u/ProfesseurAntelle · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Hey! I want to build a PC because the graphic card on my old one fried 9 months ago, but I have a low budget for a gaming PC. So I was wondering if I could re-use the power supply and the hard drive from my old PC (I bought it in 2013) in the new one? The power supply is a Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 630W CM and the hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003. Thanks for your help!

u/Televisions_Frank · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

You want more 4th gen or later IMO, but that's mostly to future proof if you're gonna spend that much.

MicroCenter has bundle deals every month. For CPUs/mobos. Gets ya $30 off a CPU/mobo combo (although you'd want to see how cheap the other sellers are, but if you got a MicroCenter nearby, then no shipping). However, all of the mobos I've seen in the $130 base range in their list (which is where I think you should be looking) I'm not liking the instances of bad batches and shitty bios.

This is, at the moment if you go through the trouble of the rebate, probably all you'll need PSU-wise I don't see you going above 550 watts on a $700 budget especially with newer video cards being more energy efficient.

Decent case, nothing fancy, should fit anything you'll want.

Nice reliable 1TB HDD.

Here, I made you a PCPartpicker list. It's up to you to figure out your CPU, CPU cooler, mobo, and GPU. But if you go with a $200 GPU that leaves you about $300 for CPU, mobo, and cooler. You CAN skip CPU cooler for now and deal with the one that comes with the CPU, just realize the thing is a loud piece of shit and you'll want to replace it next paycheck.

Go to /r/buildapac read their rules, edit that list with your picks and ask for advice there.

Also, you'll need a copy of Windows and that's around $80+ unless you uhh... cough.

u/Devchar96 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Looks good. The only thing I can think of is maybe adding an HDD for storage. The SSD is good, but 240 GB will go very fast, especially if you will be playing a lot of modern games (which you will with the RX 480). This is the one I have, and it can be had on Amazon for <$50.

Also, just want to say Amazon Prime is amazing. I ordered (almost) all of my parts on a Wednesday from them and they were all delivered Thursday. Only had to wait one extra day for the RAM to arrive from Newegg... That was a rough 24 hours haha.

u/OsailaBackwards · 3 pointsr/buildapc

So, it's 4 in the morning over here, so my grammar and typing might be off, but here's what I got:

Amazon Mouse and keyboard combo - $15.00

Monitor $90

Reliable company and you can make use of dual-channels

Get a Western Digital hard drive, both a hair cheaper and more reliable.
AMD A8-7600 Quad-Core Get it on amazon or newegg, these sites have good return policies in case something happens. Superbiiz charges $8 for shipping so the cost is the same. $65.00

Graphics card - $57.99

There is a $10 rebate going on so you can get it for $47.99

Although this is a low-end graphics card, you can crossfire this with the APU to get better performance.


This allows for a dual graphics set up. - $49.99

Power Supply

A good supply - $37.99

Annnnnnnd a case - $31

The total cost is $415...

Edit: after looking at u/Wings0fLiberty 's post, the power supply ( I decided on a similar one) could be found for $26.99 on newegg, and a case for $24.99.

With these changes, the build would be withing budget.

u/Aezalius · 3 pointsr/letsplay

I'm a big fan of DIY solutions, and think it would be cheaper to set up a local server that does the same thing. Grabbing a new 1TB WD Blue drive off of amazon is about the same as 4 months of storage on google drive and dropbox is about the same.

If you like having a cloud-like service, take a look at freenas where you can set up a network share and record directly to that. You can set it up on any old computer you have lying around, which is nice. I have mine running on an old e-machines computer from 2002.

edit: If you want to go crazy heres a 6TB external drive for $160 which should last you for just about two years of daily 30 minute uploads.

u/Troglidyte · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Get the 570. Its alot, alot alot better than the 1050ti. It's actually disgusting how much better it is.(10-30fps more in games)

I might pick up a few more gigs of RAM if you can afford it.

I would also probably drop the SSD and trade it for a much larger HDD, here's a western digital 1tbon sale for 45 bucks- After you put on your OS, chrome, steam, blah blah blah you'll only have like 200 gigs left which isn't too much space for games, and won't even be enough to hold the games that you listed.

u/JustARental · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

[WD Blues] ( are the same price right now on Amazon. Similarily, Newegg is running a $5 promo. I'd say that they are a better product for the same cost, unless, for whatever reason, you really want these instead.

Seagate Barracudas also go for the same price a lot.

u/thebinderclip_ · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Is this a gaming PC? if so you should get a 1TB hard drive to complement this build

otherwise it looks very good

u/SimplyAdept · 3 pointsr/HardwareSwapUK

There's also a WD blue 1tb on amazon warehouse for £27 after the 20% discount if cex is a bit to risky.

Western Digital WD10EZEX 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue

u/Spritecius · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What I did when this was happening to me was to just make sure the SSD was the main boot drive in the BIOS then just plugged the old drive in and i didn't have problems with it.

Though I would suggest for the sake of, what, $50? that it would be worth getting a 1tb hard drive, pull all the data he wants to keep onto that, format the old one and then plug it in as a secondary drive.

u/Romanion · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Well, WD Blue 1TB going for 60usd on Amazon.

If you're looking for something thats lowest price/GB, there's this going for 3.5cents/GB

u/missingbonobo · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Wait a minute! I redid the build using Amazon instead of PCPartPicker. Better build for cheaper. Give me a second!

Here is the build:

u/Megabyte2 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would replace the green HDD for a WD Blue which is 7200RPM making it slightly faster.

I would also consider spending a few pounds more for a EVGA 500W Bronze PSU for their excellent customer service should anything go wrong. The Corsair is fine if you wanted to keep it however.

Finally, I would consider swapping the 750Ti (which is a few years old now) for a RX 460 which offers a little better performance for a similar price. You could also consider the RX 470 which would be a fair bit better and you wouldn't need to replace it as quickly, but it does cost a fair chunk more. It would be worth it if you were able to afford it.

Other than that, looks like a good build.

u/GhostBond · 3 pointsr/buildapc

If you have a regular hdd, you can replace it with a regular ssd that is the same size like a Samsung Evo:

The other form factor that your machine may support is "m.2". It's a much smaller form factor built around ssd's much smaller size than hdd's.

What you really need to do is look up what your machine supports.

u/FtDLulz · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

Yeah, even higher speed 7200 RPM HDDs will get this. I'd actually recommend getting a 1 TB SSD whenever you do upgrade (this one's actually only $128 right now, which is a pretty good deal on an SSD) as it's actually one of the best upgrades for a computer to speed it up.

My Overwatch has that model problem (along with borders and stars not loading completely) when it's on my HDD but on my SSD it never happens.

u/Anal-Assassin · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/Integralds · 3 pointsr/buildapc

For our purposes, it means that you should look at the inexpensive NVMe SSDs like the Intel 660p or the Crucial P1, and avoid the more expensive drives like the Samsung 970 Evo or 970 Pro.

u/-UserRemoved- · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You aren't benefitting from NVMe, I certainly wouldn't recommend getting a 970. NVMe drives are significantly faster in sequential read/write speeds (that's the speed that's listed there), which play little to no role in load times. You'll have the same experience as you do currently with your sata SSD.

If you need more space, get another sata SSD. If you really want NVMe, get a cheap one like the Crucial P1, since it makes no difference anyways.

u/Spongeytwo · 3 pointsr/shittykickstarters

> A 2 TB kingston flash drive (with substantially worse data transfer specs) retails for around 1,000 dollars right now, to put this in perspective, their goal for this campaign was 6,380 dollars.

Uh, do you not know what they're talking about? heck of a lot cheaper than $1k ($96). Obviously that's not in an enclosure, but that ain't adding $900 to the price

u/sudosudash · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I got this Samsung @ 250 GB And the difference has been unreal. Sad that we have to buy additional hardware to improve load times but I would imagine even with a patch load times will be better from an SSD than the internal HD

u/Only0ne0klahoma · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

This is what I used on my 1X, works perfectly.

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)

u/bermuda221 · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I just purchased these. Several of my co-workers and clan members have the same:

u/Metalluka · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

This is what I bought and works just fine. Plug and play. Installed the game on the external drive and boom: less time loading, more time playing.

Total = $66.26 + tax (as of this post)

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD

AmazonBasics 2.5-inches SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0

u/bewareofmoocow · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Trying to fill a 2.5 inch storage slot. Is the Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB still worth double the price of Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD on sale for $60?

u/Azn03 · 3 pointsr/PS5

Anything on Amazon like this and here's a guide for you to swap it out. It's super simple.

If you want to clone the HDD you have now because you have games and stuff you don't want to delete I would suggest to buy a HDD cloner. Its really easy and I've done it multiple times for just cloning when I did upgrades.

Personal note: $139 for 1tb SSD was like $500 back when it released. I don't even think if they had 1TB SSD. Crazy. If I wasn't already at 1TB I would buy, but I'm going to just wait for the PS5.

u/ClevelandOG · 3 pointsr/NBA2k

You can minimize the luck factor and have an advantage over everyone if you get an SSD.

I only have an SSD because I speedrun on ps4, (if i didnt, it wouldnt be worth it) but it refreshes the auction house way faster.

Edit: here is the one I have if you care.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/jtoomim · 3 pointsr/btc

> Which confirms our calculations, that data storage requirements would be huge (5PB). But at the same time he does state that it would cost around $200 per month. Now we did a quick search, but failed to find such a rig being offered at such low prices.

As I mentioned in the correction, 100 Mbps is (barely) enough to handle 30k tx/sec. 1 Gbps would give plenty of headroom. That's around $60-100/month right now, though availability is currently still limited.

You can buy a 32 core server with 128 GB of RAM for under $600 right now. SSDs cost about $150/TB, so a 50 TB of SSDs would add about $7,500. So that's $8,000 for the basic hardware. Amortize that over 5 years, and the HW costs are about $133/month. Add in the $60-100 BW costs, and you're looking at around $193 to $233/month with today's hardware prices

When I did this calculation 3 months ago, I think I was assuming that a home hobbyist user would just use prune=xxxxx and wouldn't bother storing the full blockchain, so I omitted it from my cost calculation. But I still included the HDD array for storing the blockchain in the text description. Oops, sorry. The HDD array is unnecessary and I shouldn't have mentioned it.

If you are looking to rent a dedicated server from a cloud provider, it's going to cost a lot more than this, of course. Datacenters with 99.99% uptime guarantees are expensive places, and are no place for a budget hobbyist node.

u/TThor · 3 pointsr/buildapc

For faster web browsing and general multitasking, you want: Fast ram, fast/multicore CPU, and fast storage.

I don't see an SSD on your parts list, so that would by far be the biggest bang-for-your-buck improvement you can add to your computer.

Get a solid state drive to use in conjunction with your hard disk drive, reinstall your Windows operating system onto that SSD, and move all important/frequently used software/files onto that SSD.

Here is the SSD buying guide to help you choose which SSD to probably buy:

For top performance, I would recommend the Samsung 860 EVO (in whichever size you want, but the bigger the storage size the better it will perform). If that is too expensive for you, there are always other options, such as the ADATA Su800.


Note, an SSD will improve your loadspeeds on everything, but alone is unlikely to improve your LoL framerate much. For that you will likely need a new CPU, new RAM, and a new motherboard to put it all in.

u/ffca · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Mine take a couple minutes. It used to be around 10 seconds. Then in March, I removed that SSD, got Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) ...fresh install of Windows and...

Still slow boot time. WTF?

Boot time was so fast when I first built my PC 2 years ago. Still runs amazing though.

u/GrimmBeard84 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Looks like you dont have an access cover so here is a quick video showing you the process looks pretty easy on your laptop. Id go for a samsung evo SSD 1tb drives can be had for 150 or less.

Link to how to video for your laptop

Link to the SSD I recommend but any will do.

u/Z-P-G · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I no longer have my T420s, but here are a few things that might help:

  • The modified v1.43 BIOS for the T420s with the WiFi whitelist removed is here.
  • The Intel Wireless-AC 7260 should work by following the directions in the post here.
  • The Samsung 860 EVO is an excellent SSD choice.
  • The SDA and SCL pins on the T420s motherboard are shown here. It is possible to clear the supervisor password by shorting those pins as shown in the video here.
  • There are a number of other good resources for the ThinkPad T420s here.

    Hope this helps a bit.
u/Imbigazoid · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor | $279.49 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $109.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste | $7.25 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $116.16 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $238.50 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $349.99
Storage | Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $445.41 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $131.99
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Corsair - SP120 RGB High Performance 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $19.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1818.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-24 12:03 EDT-0400 |

PCpartpicker didn't find all the amazon links.

Case Amazon link:

SSD Amazon link:

With some pretty easy overclocking, messing around with XMP settings in BIOS and voltage, you can very easily push the CPU to 3.8 Ghz, People claim to push it to 4.0 Ghz though say it seemed to be a little unstable.

If you haven't cleaned out your PSU, you should. If it's younger than 5 years it's definitely still good. 100$ saved.

Windows can be obtained for free, only disadvantage is a small Windows 10 watermark on the lower right corner, and some of the OS customization settings are locked. It doesn't bother me, and it certainly doesn't convince me to spend 100$ for customization.

M.2 nvme SSDs are many times faster than a SATA SSD, for a boot drive you won't see a huge difference in boot time, but file transfer and such it definitely shines.

The extra fan is for an exhaust for the back of the case. You'll need a fan hub Here: Forgot about it :/

Ive built with this case before, and it comes with a nice SSD mounting array behind the motherboard, a kinda annoying but spacious PSU basement and great air flow. tempered glass oooo

Buy zip ties. like 50. Zip ties are your friend and so is your fully modular PSU

If you want help with your CPU overclocking, you can pm me, or look up a guide on overclockers forum. Really helpful people over there.

I made it all Amazon, because of prime, which is can save you a lot of shipping. With the cheaper vendors, its cheaper for the part, but the shipping would put you over budget.

u/xxstasxx · 3 pointsr/Amd

while that person did try to help, he is a bit out of touch with ssd prices..

sata ssds haven't gone down in pricing in a meaningful way for the past year, they are still around ~110$ for 1tb and samsung likes to charge their tax on top of that too..

instead, you can get nvme ssds such as this or this for the same price..

their performance and warranty is equivalent to a samsung 970 evo, if not better.. and are miles faster than a sata ssd...

RAM: while the one you picked is 3600mhz, it's running at cl18 the memory latency will be same versus a kit running at 3200/cl16 or 3000/cl15.

get these crucial ballistix sticks instead, you can overclock them way beyond their rated speeds (Search for E-Die overclocking on the web to see approximate results) make sure they have "AES" in the model name and you're 100% guaranteed to have E-Die sticks.

CPU Cooler: while noctua is great and all , i personally think the NH-U12S is a waste of money at that price point, just use the stock cooler that comes with your ryzen cpu for a while and save those 70$ towards a noctua nh-u12a or a Noctua NH-D15 (Comes in black variant too now).

Motherboard: can't really recommend one , but instead i urge you to to look at this am4 motherboard list here they all have their own pros and cons, nothing is perfect :^)

u/wpnz · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

09P28FWK for $10 more off if sold by Store4PC and shipped by Amazon

u/SupaZT · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Ewe QLC nand.


$2 more on amazon:

u/Used_Taco · 3 pointsr/buildapc

SSDs are cheap enough now that I'd just go with an SSD personally. You can get a 1TB NVMe for around $100


(Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

Before people start talking about it being a slow SSD, sure it's 20% slower than a Samsung 970 Evo or whatever, but it's probably 6 times faster than an HDD.

Of course it also depends on how much storage you need. Personally, I'd get a 1TB SSD and maybe a 2TB HDD if you need that much storage, which I would.

u/psimwork · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Why you would buy that when you can buy this which is cheaper and faster is beyond me. :)

u/asianever · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap
u/SRTGANG · 3 pointsr/buildapc 1 TB NVME, its double the price of ur current ssd, buty also double the storage, but its cheap price, and works well, about 4x the speed of an ssd, just got mine today!

u/jsquadron · 3 pointsr/HardwareSwapUK

If you don't mind QLC drives, Amazon are selling "new" 1TB Crucial NVME drives for around £82. I bought one earlier for £78. Link here

u/NEXTAltair · 3 pointsr/jisakupc


u/AlphaGamer753 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

A much, much faster NVMe SSD which is £99.98 if you tick the box that says "Apply 16% voucher". Would recommend this over the 860 EVO.

u/SwimmingJunky · 3 pointsr/buildapc

For just a $20 difference, I'd recommend getting

It'll be much faster than the SATA since it's NVMe and it's double the storage space.

u/TravonsGhost · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Looks pretty solid. Just FYI, that keyboard is Cherry MX Blue which may drive your parents insane (it's loud). If that's a concern go with brown, it's a little less noisy. As for the M2 drive, I'd go with the Sabrent Rocket. Build is plenty good for gaming and school.

u/cyberintel13 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

The Sabrent Rocket m.2 3400MB/s 1TB SSD is just as fast as a 970 evo but its only $109. It also has a 5yr warranty and longer life (TBW=1665) than a 970 evo. This is the best value / performance in m.2 SSD on market right now.

u/mattymims · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Also, I like your build, but I have a few suggestions


CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

Nice. While the 3700x is clearly better for video editing, better in this case only means that it saves you time. And while time is nice, I think it'd be better to use that $140 towards a second monitor.


CPU Cooler - ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler

I feel like you would be better off either buying a better cooler or just sticking with the stock cooler, because I don't think this one will let you oc much more than the Wraith.



I don't think your use-case justifies an X570 board, I'd recommend the Aorus Pro with WiFi or the Aorus Elite without WiFi, and I would again say to use the extra $100+ towards that second monitor.


Memory - Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Nice. 3600 would be better, but if you can't find a 3600 set for a reasonable price, then you can try to manually oc this 3200 set to 3600.


Storage - Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

This is really important and confused me when M.2 drives first came out. Some SSDs have different physical Form Factors and electrical Interfaces.

Two common Form Factors are 2.5 inch and M.2 - Again, these are just physical, not too much of a difference here other than size.

Two common Interfaces are SATA III and PCIe - This is the important part, because SATA III has a maximum theoretical throughput of 600 MB/s, while PCIe Gen 3 4x has a maximum theoretical throughput of about 4000 MB/s

In this case, the Crucial MX500 is an SSD that uses the M.2 Form Factor and SATA III Interface. If you check it's rated read/write speeds, it's about 560/510 MB/s respectively, which would make sense given that it's SATA III.

But this doesn't mean that all NVMe PCIe SSDs can achieve read and write speeds of 4000 MB/s. This just means that if you see an M.2 SATA SSD, you know that it's not gonna be faster than 600 MB/s, but an M.2 PCIe SSD can be faster than 600 MB/s.

Maybe I went on for too long, anyway, my SSD suggestions would be:

Samsung 970 Evo 1TB for $169.99, my personal preference, nice brand, nice speeds (3500MB/s read, 2500MB/s write), nice warranty (5 years)

Sabrent Rocket 1TB for 109.98, I haven't personally used it, not familiar with the brand but this specific product of theirs has a lot of positive reviews, similar speeds (3450MB/s read, 3000MB/s write), ok warranty (1 year?... some people question this)

Intel 660p 1TB for 89.99, I haven't personally used it, nice brand, nice speeds (1800MB/s read, 1800MB/s write), nice warranty (5 years)


Video Card - MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card

Strictly gaming performance wise, the 5700 XT is better than the 2070. On top of that, it's around $30 cheaper.

General performance is tough to compare. And on top of that, they each have their own individual benefits in different video editing programs.

If video editing is mostly just a side thing, then the 5700 XT looks like the card for you. But if you are serious about video editing, then you're gonna have to do some research on which GPU is best for you.


Power Supply - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular

Nice, but it seams a little overpriced. The Corsair RM650x is also 80+ Gold and fully modular, but $20 cheaper.


Monitor - I'm tired, so I'm going to bed, but I personally use 2 monitors:

27" 4k 60Hz for content consumption

24" 1080p 144Hz VA for that juicy smooth gaming

I wish I got a 27" 1080p so they'd match in size but the increased pixel density of the 24" is probably better anyway.


Good luck with whatever you decide to build :D

u/sevayne7 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

That can handle 1440p no problem. The 970 evo is expensive tho. I've heard the Sabrent Rocket is a great SSD. I'd consider this instead of the 2 drives you listed if you don't have a lot of software and put the money saved to RAM with 3600 MHz speed

u/jamvanderloeff · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Can put one together yourself, for example this + . The "early bird" specials on the kickstarters ain't bad but they're also advertising shipping in January and March, they may just be counting on the drives getting cheaper before they ship.

u/spinal2k · 2 pointsr/portugal

A net não é só pornhub, também é para aprender. :D


Eu já percebi. Olha, esse especifico que disseste. esse é NVME... Como já disseram antes, desses é dificil de encontrar a menos de 100€. A principal diferença é que esses chegam a velocidades de 2000MB/s e os SSD SATA M.2 estão limitados a 600MB/s do sata 3.

Em jogos isto nota-se pouco, se trabalhares com ficheiros grandes (video, photoshop, etc) é que vais notar a sério.

Isto seria a minha recomendação para ti

ou isto

Esse ultimo tem más reviews (vê no youtube), informa-te

u/ecco311 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Buy a Crucial P1, it's cheaper and has 500GB, 250GB is really not enough it for gaming unless you have Gbit internet and want to uninstall/download as you wish, but even then.... with games like cod that are up to 120GB... yeah...

For 30$ more you can get 1TB:

And with a cheaper PSU/mobo you can get an RX 580/590 or maybe 1660ti. 570 for 185 is way too expensive anyway.

This PC here would honestly be a lot better, mainly due to higher capacity SSD and the noticeably better GPU) and at the same time cheaper:

[PCPartPicker Part List](




**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor]( | $117.68 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard]( | $84.99 @ Amazon

**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory]( | $84.99 @ Amazon

**Storage** | [Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive]( | $95.99 @ Amazon

**Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon RX 590 8 GB RED DRAGON Video Card]( | $189.99 @ Amazon

**Case** | [NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $69.98 @ Amazon

**Power Supply** | [Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply]( | $69.98 @ Amazon

**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter]( | $35.52 @ Amazon

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| **Total** | **$749.12**

| Generated by [PCPartPicker]( 2019-10-27 15:21 EDT-0400 |

u/jaypatel149 · 2 pointsr/Alienware

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

Is this good enough??

u/KingInTheNorth035 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

Better deal in my opinion only 139.99

u/maniacalyeti · 2 pointsr/PcMasterRaceBuilds

No need to split up the drive for a 1 tb drive if you can get this instead.

u/ThinkMention · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes albeit lower ratio(fixed 256MB at all sizes), regular SSDs use 1GB:1TB ratio

Get crucial P1 same hardware but with regular DRAM size, currently 105$ at amazon

This is QLC so performance is low in sequential performance and endurance isn't as TLC.

u/notqthrowaway · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

How does this compare with the Crucial P1 that is also on sale?

u/steop · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Am I wrong that It doesn't worth to pay $115 for the XPG instead of paying $110 for the Sabrent Rocket?


Thank you for your help and attention.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

u/10pmStalker · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

How much better is this than the SB-ROCKET-1TB?

u/WhtATime · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I suggest the sabrent rocket, the read and write speeds are just about the same as the 970 evo plus, while being more than 50% cheaper. I have been using this for months now as my boot drive and it has performed excellent. The only downside is you will need a fresh install of windows.

u/ch3w2oy · 2 pointsr/Amd

Get a cheaper 1TB NVMe. You don't need gen 4 and it's nearly double the cost right now. The SX8200 PRO 1tb is on sale at Newegg, at least in the US.. But even something like this is a solid option!

For motherboards, I like the MEG ACE and VIII Hero. I opted for the Hero, personally.. All X570 boards are nice so just get the one with the feature set you like the most. The Phantom Gaming X is very nice as well! Good cheaper options include the Strix, Pro Carbon, Edge and Gigabyte Aorus boards..

RAM, I suggest you get a decent 3600MHz kit.. If you go lower I would overclock it but it looks like RAM isn't as important this time around but I wouldn't get less than 3200MHz..

u/justinsane15 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Question about NVME m.2 SSDs.

Started building a new Ryzen based build during Prime days. Intent was to buy two 1TB SSDs, one for boot+programs and another for games only. Literally only just learned about m.2 during the sale, and with limited education on the subject bought a Crucial P1 1TB from Newegg in a bundle with some ram, with the intention of buying a second if I could catch a sale (I missed them all for that particular drive). In the meantime, I've educated myself on the subject and learned about TLC vs QLC and how QLC speeds can plummet under long usage, and don't work well once 70% or more full.

Doing more research, it seems like the Sabrent Rocket is a very good budget TLC drive, so I'm think I'm going to pick up at least one, but now I'm considering buy two to use over the Crucial P1. Problem is, since it's part of a bundle I can't return it on its own (not to mention having to pay for return shipping) so I'm kinda flummoxed on what to do. In a vacuum where the effort of disposing of the Crucial wouldn't matter, should I get two Sabrents and sell the Crucial, or are the horror stories not a big deal and just keep the Crucial and get one Sabrent. And if I go that route, which one would be better as the gaming drive?

u/Natzely · 2 pointsr/GamingLaptops

This thread is about month old so not sure if I'll get a response.

I bought this M.2 Drive for my secondary drive and it did not work. It either would not load windows from the primary after installation or the disk manager would not detect even if the BIOS did. What makes it different than the Crucial M.2 or the Sabrent both which have been claimed to work?


I'm pretty much having this exact issue.


EDIT: I returned the ADATA drive and bought the Sabrent. The Sabrent worked fine when I restarted my computer once after the installation.

u/dracoflar · 2 pointsr/hackintosh

Ok couple things:

  • Real good motherboard choice, Z370 is the way to go
  • Cooler: I'm a shill but the Noctua NH D15 is champ, just gotta get over the fan colour. My hack is absolutely quiet
  • Samsung Drive: Ditch it, firmware doesn't play nicely causing random stutters and delayed boot times(this is all NVMe Samsung drives, not just the 970 Evo Plus). Can get same performance from a Sabrent Rocket or for workhorse drive grab a WD SN750. Oh look at that, got you a 1TB drive for the price of a 512GB Samsung(Amazon)
  • CPU is really tight, if possible try to go for an i5. You're right at the edge of getting out of the #LowlyQuadCoreLyfe (love you i7 6700k but christ I can't wait to upgrade). i5 9400f is a real good deal(wait a hot second, found the 9400F for $140 USD. I see no reason to grab the i3). Main issue with going for 9th gen is it will need a BIOS update so Z390 might be a better idea. Don't worry about no iGPU, setting the boardID to iMacPro1,1 will get better performance out of the RX 580 compared to the UHD630
u/dvaldes409 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD (SU001TBP34A80M28AB)

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-1TB)

Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

u/Valoneria · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'd have gone with a different motherboard, preferably one that supports the CPU OOB so you don't have to deal with flashing the bios.

Amazon is currently having a great deal on Rocket's SSD's, which you might want instead:

u/FakeSafeWord · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

There's a sabrent rocket 1TB for $113.65 (ymmv with tax) that uses the same phison e12 controller as this. Basically the same but slighter cheaper per GB if you want 1TB.

$20 promo automatically adds to cart at checkout.

u/yasha_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I wanna get a m.2 drive, but there are so many companies that I've never heard of. I want to get the Samsung 970 EVO, but that thing is so expensive compared to M.2 SSDs from Addlink, Sabrent and Silicon Power. The thing is, I've never heard of these companies so it makes me wary to buy these SSDs, especially since I'm planning on making it my boot drive. Do I have anything to worry about? Are these SSDs just as good as the Samsung 970 EVO? Does any one have experience with any of these M.2 drives?

u/Halbzu · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Okay, I just had closer look at your motherboard. I assumed you only had 1 m.2 slot, but there are 2, one pci and 1 sata.
The M.2 ssd you got uses SATA. So it's the same speed as the older 2.5 inch drives, which is not bad, but there are m.2 nvme out there, which are roughly the same price and even faster. You can either keep the wd blue or replace it while you can still return your parts. If you choose to keep it, make sure to put it in the m.2 slot with the sata port (M2_2 on your manual) so that the faster pci slot stays free for a possible upgrade in the future.

u/Knobbytires69 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I think it looks good but I think you're better off with another M.2 ssd to something like this: From what you describe, I don't think you'll benefit or notice the speed difference between a cheaper 1TB m.2 drive vs a 500gb Samsung 970 EVO

u/shredz01 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Some thoughts,

3700x comes with a pretty good cooler (wraith prism) which also looks cool and is free.

Use the savings to get a better x570 board....

~$160 Asus Prime X570-P

~$190 Asus Tuf gaming x570

~$200 Gigabyte Aorus Elite

Since you are going for x570, why not use an NVMe drive instead of the old SATA? It will be many times faster.

Sabrent Rocket 1tb $110


What monitor will you be using ? What is the resolution and refresh rate? That will determine how much you need to spend on a GPU. the 2080 is great but unless you are playing at 4k or you are a competitive gamer, I'd say you can definitely get something less expensive.

u/Haywood_Jablomie42 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Go for the Sabrent 1 TB nvme drive. It's the same price but roughly twice as fast.

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-1TB)

u/QuinndianaJonez · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Is it just me or are the reasons to go SATA SSD over m.2 NVME just disappearing? The Sabrent 1TB is cheaper

u/SneakySniper · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Going off of this list, you shouldn't have any real issues. The m.2 drive warning is just letting you know that any SATA drive plugged in needs to be on a different port than where the m.2 is going to disable. Check the motherboard manual, it should tell you when you're building.

The clearance warning for the cooler shouldn't be a big issue either, I've built with the Cooler Master 212 and Corsair Vengeance before and had no issues.

You can always go with a lesser m.2 drive as well to save a few dollars. Most people won't notice the difference between the Samsung 970 Evo and something like the ADATA drive (which can be generally found for less on sale) or the Sabrent drives.

If I'm incorrect on anything, someone please let me know.

u/sammyjay_18 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is a fine build, but usually Samsung drives are overpriced. Nothing particularly wrong with them, but you can get more bang for your buck with things like the intel 660p or the rocket drive that I’m forgetting the name of.

Here’s what I was forgetting

Double the storage for 25% ish more but you get the idea.

u/BigE_1995 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Get the Samsung 860 evo:, fast and reliable. You can also use it if you choose to build a PC later on, note that you will need to buy a ssd external enclosure if you want to use it on your Ps4.

u/WednesdayHH · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Get an ssd not a hdd, if it’s sata it should have no issues.

u/bro_can_u_even_carve · 2 pointsr/buildapc

250GB 860 EVO $49.49

edit: Here's the m.2 one: Personally I wouldn't bother unless you're getting at least the 500GB model. For the 250GB, it's like a 40% price increase over the SATA.

u/sirdiealot53 · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB $89.26 (850 would work too, but the 860 is better and cheaper right now)

Sabrent USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure $8.99

These are what I use (850) and I've never had a loading issue again. Also if you freeze you can get back in the game in 45 seconds. It also works wonders on other games like BF1.

u/1832jsh · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

128GB: Kingston 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/120G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance

250GB: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM)

u/Snoochey · 2 pointsr/wow
u/AquaPSN-XBOX · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

depends what you mean by "better"

internal would probably be more effective, however it is much harder to install and you could seriously screw something up in your console if you install it improperly

external is much easier to install and setup, while still giving you a massive boost in speeds

here is what I bought, it is external.. you plug the ssd into the case and plug the case into console, simple as that


u/Timmace · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

It absolutely helps but it has to be a Solid State Drive, not just an external hard drive. I bought this Samsung one back in April and it is actually $12 cheaper than when I bought it. Since that was months ago, someone might have a more current example of which is currently the best on market. I've been very happy with it though.

u/Russkiymedved · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Sorry about not including more details in the original post. I've included additional info below.


  • Currently I play the following games: Cities skylines with some mods, Call of duty, grand theft auto, Skyrim, and Fallout. I would like my build to have the capability to play current games on moderate graphic settings at a minimum.
  • Computer science work would include several machine learning courses which I believe will be more GPU intensive than CPU intensive. I don't think it will stress the CPU more than gaming.
  • I have the following monitor and SSD with windows 10 currently loaded:


  • Lower noise would be preferred.
  • I would like a case with no lighting but have components with RGB capability.
  • I would prefer a keyboard built for typing as opposed to gaming.
  • I will not be doing any streaming or video editing.
u/zaco230 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 1TB Internal SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 1TB Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) [Canada Version]

u/REDLINE70689 · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Got an ssd for my PC and figured I’d test it out on the Xbox before putting in it there.

My ssd didn’t make it to my PC lol not only does it help with PUBG, but load times in a lot of games benefit.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

With this enclosure

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)

Piece of cake to set up. Put the drive in the enclosure (very easy), plug into usb, add games.

Edit- played PUBG on internal hard drive for test and live, vs ssd for both and the benefit is noticeable.

u/wannabeating · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder
u/Psylotrum · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Doesn’t exist

Edit: if price doesn’t matter
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/magus424 · 2 pointsr/AnthemTheGame

Careful to be sure it's a slim one; I use this 1TB model and it works great.

u/SolomonSilver · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Dont worry, it's impossible to know everything about everything.

That is a traditional hdd hard drive. It has a physical spinning disk.

This is an internal ssd. It takes the place of an hdd. They cost more per gb than an hdd.

What a lot of people do is they buy a smaller ssd and put their operating system and commonly used programs on it and then have an hdd at the same time to hold their documents, bigger files, less used programs etc...

There are 2 main types of ssd.

2.5 references the size. Of this size you only need to worry about the SATA. There are other versions that are faster but cost a lot more money

M.2 optane is the second main type. It almost looks like a ram stick and plugs directly into the motherboard like a ram stick. It is faster but a lot more money. In my opinion they aren't worth it.

u/frogshit · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'm sure you've already looked at them by now, but I'll at least link you just in case it makes it easier. Here's a 1TB 860 EVO that will have the same general performance (we're talking millisecond differences) and save you $100. You can go even cheaper too with other brands & sales.

u/ABCDigitalBlog · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I agree...SSD should boot windows in seconds. If you have an evo...many of those have 3-5 year warranty. Go get a clone from the store, send in your old drive then return the new one if you like after repair...or keep it since 1TB Sam or WD (Sam is better) is 150 (175) or so now a days.



u/cenzoznec · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Just put a Samsung 1TB Evo 860 in my PS4 (internal). What a HUGE difference. No more loading while riding my sparrow between places, I land on a planet 20 seconds before my fireteam, no UI lag anymore. What a difference! Only $160 on amazon.

u/Jmessaglia · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Great build, but combine the ssd's

monitor is overpriced as well

And the card is overpriced by 50 dollars a ROG strix card is alot less
(here is a card i couldnt find the strix on pc part picker)

Please contact me if you need anything else :)

u/Xenoflower7 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

For save more money you can buy used version at amazon

1tb samsung 860 evo ssd only 139.99 usd

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 price only 99.99 usd

total only 239.98 USD...

Now you can have fast laptop with low budget upgrade

Good Luck Bro

u/XsunnshinneX · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

My friend, you're way high on current SSD prices Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/DatTestBench · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The 860 Pro comes at a hefty premium compared to the 860 Evo (I have no idea why tbh) . See for yourself : 860 Pro (and it's on sale at that), 860 Evo

u/Alpr101 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Definitely no to the SSD. I bought a 120HB ssd ~3 years ago but I'm just upgrading (well, adding a 2nd ssd) to a 1T ssd. It's $127 on amazon right now. You could still keep the 120gb ssd and use it only for windows boot (like what I'm doing).

u/Rvby1 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Wanting to get a 1TB SSD for my PC. I don't have a specific budget set, but I'm trying to go for the cheapest option that doesn't make major sacrifices to quality. I had the 860 EVO recommended to me, and I had the Western Digital Blue and Crucial MX500 recommended if they are more than $5 cheaper than the EVO.

Could I get a second opinion on them? Thanks!

u/JParks777 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not eBay, but Amazon has 1TB 860 for 128.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/sp1n · 2 pointsr/IndianGaming

This isn't the drive you're looking for, but I ordered an 860 EVO 1TB for $128. ICICI charged me 9600 rupees for it, which means their exchange rate is exactly 75 right now.

Now if you go to Amazon and try to ship that same SSD to India, they charge $128 + $60 for import fees and shipping. At 75 per dollar, that comes out to 14,100 bucks.

That same drive is currently 18,300 on

Black Friday deals are crazy. The drive is 25% cheaper even after acche din import duties. Definitely look at all your options before buying locally.

u/sh4mm · 2 pointsr/suggestapc

The thing about 1060s right now is that every prebuilt has one in them so the companies and move on to bigger and better fish, it's not a bad card by any means.

I've never played WoW, but I do know these specs massively surpass the recommended:

I7 8700

1060 3gb

16gb DDR4

120gb SSD


@ $1000 on Amazon

Get a 1tb Samsung SSD for ~130 or 2tb SSD for ~300

Here's a benchmark with an i3 8100 and a 1060 3gb running WOW on Ultra.

You can expect better framerates with the better CPU. I3 8100 vs I7 8700

u/SaabFan87 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hey friend, happy cake day, get yourself a reasonably priced SSD.

u/gummibear049 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I agree, especially with all the sales going on right now.

Instead of a cheap 240GB SSD + cheap 1TB HDD, you could fit a [1TB Samsung EVO SSD $128] ( and still be within his budget.

That way don't have do deal with 2 different storage units.

u/RealBACONATOR2 · 2 pointsr/guns

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/anderworx · 2 pointsr/mac

I've upgraded a MacBook Pro 2015 with a Samsung EVO 860. Worked great.

u/cohen_dev · 2 pointsr/apexlegends

I got the Samsung 860 EVO. I bought the 1 TB, but I'm sure the 500gb will work just as well.

u/SadnessIsTakingOver · 2 pointsr/computer

Get an SSD. That is going to improve performance so much. It's honestly the best bang for your buck upgrade. You can also always move the SSD to a new desktop or future laptop as well so it's not money wasted.

I have personally put SSDs in older laptops for my self and family and we've all been happy with the results. It makes the computer fast as far as load times and daily tasks go. It's not going to speed up heavy CPU intensive tasks. But if you watch videos, browse the internet, do simple things like that, it's night and day.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

This is one I've bought 2 of so far. Great performance for the money and plenty of storage. Old spin type HDDs are such a huge bottle neck. Especially in laptops where they put slow spin HDDs to conserve battery usage.

Step 2 would be ram upgrade, but it's not going to be as dramatic as the SSD upgrade. If you have 4gb of ram just leave it be. If you find a good deal on a 4gb stick for like $20 or less on Facebook market or something like that I'd upgrade it. I wouldn't put a whole lot of money into the computer. The only reason I recommend the SSD is because traditional HDDs are such a huge bottleneck that once lifted , makes even an i3 shine. And like I mentioned earlier that SSD you can use in future computers.

u/TheGutsyBat · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada link. A whole one cent off!

u/Doggcow · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

There's a 1tb 860 for 167 Amazon

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/SSGSS_Bender · 2 pointsr/PS4

Best one for the money by far. It's what I use on all of my gadgets, including my PC, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X. It's what I put in every PC I build for Friends and family. There are cheaper options but you start losing out on performance.

u/Uoon_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Thank you a lot, I'll probably get something like this one. It has a lot of storage, something I've ran out of twice over the time I've had this PC, and it'll connect with ports my motherboard already has.

u/lucklouie · 2 pointsr/PS4

I bought this one when it was at $129 and couldn't be happier. It's on sale right now too.

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

u/red286 · 2 pointsr/bapccanada

Well, if you're not doing any gaming or content creation (video/photo editing), there won't be a huge difference (at least, not after a few runs, it takes a while for it to determine what should be cached).

For reliability, I'd probably recommend an SSD, but not a TeamGroup one. Something like a Samsung or WD or Crucial would be a better option if you're concerned about reliability.

u/White_Phoenix · 2 pointsr/MonsterHunterWorld

SSDs aren't as expensive as you think - prices have been falling drastically. I highly suggest saving up for one - something like a Samsung 860 EVO

1 TB is $147, whereas a 500 GB is a bargain price of $77.99!

u/AwesomeShizzles · 2 pointsr/Alienware

Samsung 860 evo 2.5in. Get whatever size capacity you like

u/Defora · 2 pointsr/ConanExiles

Yes you can, are but those are expensive. I got myself 1TB Samsung 860 evo

If/when I need more space I will get external sdd (link has both hdd and sdd listed)

u/Nostalgic_Noah · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If you end up getting an m.2 ssd you'll need to make sure it's compatible with your mobo. It'll either come in an m.2 sata or m.2 nvme ssd. The 1tb 860 Evo falls right in your budget

u/_Master_Shake · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

The 2.5" 860 Evo 1TB also has the 20% off. $112.37 - 20% = $90 + tax. Select buy used.

u/ParkerWGB · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Good to hear about the ram! That’s the next thing I do on my Mac.

Samsung 850 series is a solid SSD. Have one in my gaming pc but only a 250gb.
It’s also currently on sale on amazon

If not that crucial also makes good SSD’s
Let me know if that works out for ya

u/bapcs-3c-checker · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

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Lowest|$177.99 on Sep 02, 2018|$197.99 on Aug 30, 2018
Highest|$329.99 on Jan 23, 2018|$627.59 on Jun 25, 2018

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u/CanisMajoris85 · 2 pointsr/virtualreality

1TB NVME SSD for $99 US

Ya I'd say just spend a little bit more and get a 1tb NVME SSd which is much faster. Otherwise looks good, I like the 2070 Super since it's close to 1080 TI and 2080 performance.

u/kissmekennyy · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Looks good to me. The only things that I would change is the motherboard to something that has 4 slots for RAM just in case you want more RAM in the future and a 1tb SSD instead of 500gb. I have a 500gb SSD and it filled up quickly. Probably sitting at 80% full if I had to take a guess. I picked up this SSD for $80 on Amazon today because it was on sale for Prime Day. If you're not a Prime member you can still take up the deals you see though by creating a prime account and then cancelling it after you get your items in the mail (first 30 days of Prime are free). I know a lot of people that have done this. You won't be charged anything for creating a Prime account. They will ask for credit card info though but that's to keep it on record if you were to keep the account.

u/bananabread117 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

How is this ssd? Is this a reliable NVME drive? Says its 106$ with prime deals for 1tb

u/MCMikeCheck · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I have an issue trying to buy a prime deal item. (


Whenever I try to actually add the item to cart and check out, at some point in the process it'll remove the prime deal and even remove it from my cart before I can make the payment. It'll come back randomly but it keeps doing it. Please help.

u/wankertank · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

This was just $80:

Looks like prime day sale ended however :( Keep checking for new deals!

NVME drives are the way to go.

u/GaryJS3 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I thought this too, yet you can get a 1TB Nvme for pretty much the same price. Such as this one

u/adgtag · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/TheBookSloth · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Nah the psu is perfectly fine. Don’t think they’ll be going for a 2080 TI plus you won’t find any sfx with a higher wattage than 600 (Corsair has one for 750w) but it’s expensive. I have a similar set up except the 600w Gold rated on a gtx 980 and an i7-9700k, nearly identical set up

You’re spot on about the m.2.

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS100T2B0B

This one is good though not NvMe fast speeds,
The one OP has is solid and it’s on sale $150 isn’t bad for an NvMe 1tb but here are ones a little cheaper

Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD (SU001TBP34A80M28AB)

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8

Kingston Digital SA1000M8/960G A1000 960GB PCIe NVMe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive

u/NewMaxx · 2 pointsr/NewMaxx

Well in that case, here is a link to the 2TB Intel 660p. I prefer the 660p at higher capacities because the NAND/flash is denser and you need a certain amount of dies to saturate the controller (even a four-channel one like the SM2263). The SM2263 is very similar to the SM2262/EN actually, just with half the channels, but it performs very similarly for normal workloads. The 660p only has 256MB of DRAM cache for all capacities (rather than the normal 1GB:1TB ratio) while the Crucial P1 - which shares the same hardware - would have 2GB at 2TB (although it's hard if not impossible to find the 2TB SKU). I've covered this previously but basically this is not a huge concern for that type of drive. The 2TB 660p will always have at least 24GB of SLC cache regardless of used capacity but doesn't do well with sustained writes at speed outside of this cache. Keep in mind that if you do stripe these, your effective cache will be doubled.

Here is also a link to the 1TB Sabrent Rocket which is often on sale and is one of the most popular E12 drives. Be sure to check Sabrent's site for software (formatting utility for 4Kn or 512e, as needed) and if you buy it, register for the five-year warranty. Firmware should already be updated for it, but I have a post somewhere with the newest firmware revision that applies to all E12 drives. Cooling may be a concern with sustained writes - this is a different topic I've also covered in detail with many posts. To be brief, it can be ideal to cool the controller but for consumer usage you're fine with worrying about aesthetics. As such, the Ace with its included M.2 heat shields is sufficient.

There are a few differences between the Ace and the Master. I ended up choosing the Master. For fast storage purposes, though, they are comparable.

u/uradonkey003 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

LOL this is not how thermal dynamics works

You can just leave the M.2 sheild off as you have to remove it to install the M.2 anyway.

Or get this NVME without a heatsink -

u/uraniumlobstah · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I would change out the ssd for an nvme one like the Sabrent Rocket for about the same price and you could also go to a 5700xt if your willing to spend a little extra.

u/Neocactus · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I just built my own PC with the 1TB Sabrent Rocket M.2 SSD. It’s a little bit more expensive, but I’d say it’s worth it for twice the storage.

Edit: M.2 NVME SSDs are also much faster!

u/EndTrophy · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Hmm if they don't honor it would you say this from Amazon is a good deal/alternative? I think it gets down to $100

u/TeslApple_Guy · 2 pointsr/computers

Check this one out Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-1TB)

u/_andreas1701 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

The coupons for Sabrent Rocket SSDs on are back. $8 off the 500gb model and $19 off 1tb.

u/Captain_Midnight · 2 pointsr/PS4

When it comes to console storage, hybrid drives are a waste of money, sometimes performing even slower than the stock drive. The solid-state section of the drive is simply too small to be used effectively as a cache, and the OS isn't set up to handle it like that.

You can pick up a 2.5-inch external drive for $86, pop the enclosure open, and pull the drive out. Although it's a 5400RPM, the sheer areal density makes it effectively much faster than its spec implies.

Newegg and Best Buy also carry that drive, currently for $90. It's relatively easy to pop out, because the enclosure is held together with adhesive instead of plastic clips. There are several Youtube videos that will give you some visual aid.

Be aware that removing the drive from the enclosure will void its warranty (but upgrading the PS4's storage will not void the PS4's warranty).

Edit: It's probably worth spending $8 more to get the bare drive, since its warranty will remain intact.

u/lun3ydav3 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

If you have the OG PS4, I had the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0. Usually it's around $60-70. Just pop it out of the external enclosure if you want it internal on PS4 (faster speed,cleaner, frees up a USB port) or connect via USB for external (slower, bit messy and uses a USB port).

Before I sold my OG PS4 I took mine out, reformatted and I use it for my Xbox One S.

I now have the WD - My Passport 3TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for the PS4 Pro. Got it for around $80 when it was on sale and had Best Buy rewards. So 4TB total including the 1TB on the Pro. Lots of space for 2D and PSVR games!

u/WayneBrody · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

It really depends on how much you want to spend. You can get a 2TB drive for less than $100, and a 1TB drive is even cheaper. I went with a standard HDD, but you can also go with an SSD (solid state) if you want the best performance. I've not looked at the load time differences between drive types (SSD vs HDD) but its a matter of a few seconds.

Heres a nice article with suggested drives:

The big thing to remember is you need to get a 2.5 inch laptop drive. The 3.5 inch desktop drives wont fit.

One last tip. Oddly enough, the external hard drives in a case like this are sometimes cheaper than their "naked" counterparts.

I recommend getting one with a case. You'll need to use a screwdriver to crack open the case to get the actual drive out, but afterwards, you can place the 500GB drive from the PS4 into the case, and get yourself a nice 500 GB external drive to use.

u/james26685 · 2 pointsr/PS4

2TB this has to be removed from the case and installed as a internal drive. It is cheaper buying it this way than without the case.
6tb for mega space it protrudes from the top a bit but creates a nice spot for your psvr breakout box to sit next to. There is no version of the 6TB setup for pspro that I am aware of not sure if they have a db for the slim. I have 2 OG systems running on both of these setups.

u/Yohemies · 2 pointsr/PS4

This is a steal. Just get this drive grab a screwdriver, get a usb or any storage drive you have.


This is the one that is recommended:

Have to take it out the shell yourself. I just bought one this week and am waiting for my slim to arrive Friday.

u/sneybad · 2 pointsr/PS4

This one:

It seems to be the standard one that this sub recommends.

u/yourenzyme · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you just got the ps4 and are worried about space, look into upgrading the PS4's hard drive. This is the one most recommend It will quadruple the storage space you have, which is nice. Here is a step by step guide on how to install it, it'll save you a ton of time down the road if you choose to upgrade early on.

u/MN_LudaCHRIS · 2 pointsr/xboxone

2TB Seagate external, USB 3.0

See it on Amazon here

u/anxious_apathy · 2 pointsr/PS4

Definitely cheaper to get one online.

In fact, this is the exact model I bought.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100)

After I took it out of the case and did the swap I actually put the old PS4 hard drive into it and it now acts as one of my external drives for my Xbox one ha ha

u/swotam · 2 pointsr/PS4Deals

This is an Featured Deal and is set to expire at 3:00 am (presumably March 21). Act fast! Best Buy Canada and Futureshop will price match this deal, bringing the price down to around $97

An excellent price on a 2TB external drive that can be easily removed from the casing and installed in a PS4. I picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago and did exactly that and it fits and works perfectly.

To remove the drive, carefully pry the metal top cover from the bottom plastic case. This can be done by hand or using a small screwdriver. Once the case is open, remove the drive and unplug from the USB interface board. Then just follow the Sony instructions for replacing the drive. Be sure to backup your game save data first so that it can be restored to the new drive afterwards.

The drive fits perfectly in the PS4 and meets the specs that Sony specifies for the console. If you're looking for extra storage in your PS4, this is a great way to expand at a reasonable price.

As an added bonus, you can install your old PS4 500GB drive in the case and use that as an external USB drive afterwards.

Edit: Our American friends can get the same drive from for $89 which is a pretty good deal.

u/TheSolomonGrundy · 2 pointsr/PS4

So i got a external HD and took it out of the case. its called Back up plus slim

It works flawlessly. was very easy to install.

u/Alsharad · 2 pointsr/PS4

I'll get the Seagate 2TB external HDD and disassemble it.

Read this post for more info on how to install this HDD.

u/JesusFartedToo · 2 pointsr/apple

If it's just sitting on your desk with a webcam on it, that's fine. Heat from gaming is normal, just make sure you're not blocking its ventilation.

Yep, make sure you're using "sleep" and not "shut down." Sleep is actually better for the computer than a full shut down. You can configure it to automatically sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is highly-rated and is said to be reliable. I think the 1 TB version is a great value. Avoid the 4 TB version though; it won't be as reliable.

u/danger__man · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Which external hard drive is better and why?

This or This

u/NeighborhoodZebra · 2 pointsr/PS4

$80 for blue or silver sounds good for 2tb. Its an external drive so you'd have to pry it open to remove the HDD but I think I remember seeing a guide for using this drive somewhere on here not too long ago.

u/ace10414 · 2 pointsr/sailing

Huh, I just so happened to be looking into this.

Here's a very relevant reddit thread:

What I plan on doing is using the ubiquity bullet as a point to point bridge connected to a Linksys WRT AC1200 and rebroadcasting the signal in the boat. Also since I'm a photographer I plan on using a portable hard drive as a NAS to backup my work and store media.

Just ordered the router and hard drive and I'm waiting till my next check to get the bullet, POE injector, and the antenna.

If you would like I can provide an update after I get everything up and running.

[EDIT] I forgot to mention the Linksys WRT router had two selling points for me. 1. OPEN WRT capable. 2. Uses 12v DC so I can wire it directly into the boat without having to use an inverter and waste energy.

u/Shadows_Of_Fall · 2 pointsr/Steam

Got a good deal on this so this is what I'll be using for the time being (

It should work fine for the moment. And thank you, that's exactly the answer I was looking for.

u/e_x_i_t · 2 pointsr/PS4

It's worth investing in a bigger HDD, 500gbs just doesn't cut it after a while, this 2TB external is one of the more commonly recommended ones. All you gotta do is pop the case off and you just save yourself $20 or so compared to its internal counterpart, plus you can put your old HDD in there and have yourself a nice 500gb external.

u/Krescan · 2 pointsr/PS4

[here] ( is the one i bought

use the guide over on the sidebar, I did mine a few days ago and everything went really smooth

in hindsight i wish I had an extra hdd to back up all my games on it first, I'm going to be downloading games for a while

u/Ac3 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Bought the exact same drive on Nov 23rd.

Just checked the drive, I have the same logo on my drive too.

u/Ucoral · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Got this 2 weeks ago. Was going to get the "official" Xbox branded green one also by Seagate but wasn't a fan of the color and this one is basically the exact same except it comes in black and when I got it was $80.

u/a-kun · 2 pointsr/PS4

This is the one I bought and it was easy to install. You can use this guide that has pictures:

I am a tech simpleton and I figured it out haha. Hope this helps.

u/micro8589 · 2 pointsr/PS4

id recommend getting this portable HDD. i got this and its a good hdd

u/fb39ca4 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here are the CrystalDiskMark results for an external mechanical drive I have. Remember to multiply by 8 to get the speed in megabits. 140 megabytes/second = 1120 megabits/second.

The drive:

The enclosure:

EDIT: If you were wondering what happened, the person I was replying to claimed no hard drive got better speeds than 180 megabits per second.

u/blurb20 · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you do decide to spend a little more. This is the exact drive I got. A year on and I've had no issues at all.

u/Forever_Feel_Autumn · 2 pointsr/trackers

I have a seedbox that I use. The laptop does get pretty warm when transferring files via FileZilla, but I bought a small desktop fan I turn on high speed while I transfer data. I also elevate the back of the laptop about a half inch with a folded piece of paper to help cool it better.

This is the HD I'm looking at:

Also, thank you!

u/murdacai999 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Best internal hard drive for ps4. I installed one myself. Runs perfect.

u/redking125 · 2 pointsr/PS4
u/BLACKGUY981 · 2 pointsr/PS4
u/McGrupp · 2 pointsr/PS4

(Accidentally responded to wrong post this is in response to stray bullet)

Dude just give it have no clue what your talking about.

Here is the drive inside the enclosure. It's a normal 2.5" laptop drive.

Article with benchmarks:

u/off170 · 2 pointsr/PS4
u/princeoooeeelll · 2 pointsr/PS4

This model

u/UnlimitedButts · 2 pointsr/PS4

You can't use an external hdd via usb. You have to buy one to replace your 500gb. Here's a 2gb hdd for 90 bucks.

u/T_at · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I wouldn't use any of them.

If you can spare $100, get one of these - it'll be faster, more reliable, and last longer.

u/Techcole · 2 pointsr/xbox

I got a 2TB usb 3.0 external drive for my xbox one on my birthday(dec 5th) and when i installed it i followed these steps.

  • With the console off, plug in the drive.
  • Turn on the console and wait for the home screen to load.
  • a notification will appear telling you that your 'External drive is ready to be configured'
  • Hold the home button to open that and configure it.
  • After configuration you will be giving a final window asking to install all future items on this drive, choose yes!

    Hope this helped, I just did it myself, but if you're willing to spend $140 on a 2tb expansion drive for your xbox I would suggest doing it with these.

    $40 - 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure & 3 Front USB 3.0 Ports Media HUB - Xbox One

    $100 - 2.5" Sata HDD
u/Kocaptin · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Googling that model shows its a notebook. be sure to check thickness, because its a notebook. Somthing like this:

looks like it will fit. Normally i would research it for you but i have to get some sleep for school but i see no reason why it would deviate from the normal notebook HDD size. If you could confirm that i will help you find a good hard drive for that computer.

u/Auld_Fahrt · 2 pointsr/PS4


Only had a few weeks, seems okay. Apart from the squeaky noises, I assume recalibration noises.

u/bassem68 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I'm going to guess something between 2-8 gigs for RoI. I've heard a lot of rumblings of guardians running low on space. This HDD has been running strong for myself since June last year, no issues, decent price, and super fast to install

u/HyruleCool · 2 pointsr/PS4

I have had no problems with this one and it is the same brand they use for the systems.

u/lindseyxsims · 2 pointsr/PS4

Like how cheap? What's your budget?

When I replaced my internal drive with this one, I got it for $89.00 by clicking where it says "Used & new (16) from $79.00 & FREE shipping." and it was brand new, not used. So I think that was cheap but I'm not sure what you consider to be cheap.

u/stegnersaurus · 2 pointsr/PS4

I had around 1.77 TB free before installing anything.

I bought this one:

u/iNeedScissorsSixty7 · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you're looking to go for the 2 TB option, I believe there is only one HDD on Amazon that will work. I have it, and I installed one in both my PS4 and my buddy's PS4. Here is a LINK to said hard drive.

u/Ripper_Bravo_Six · 2 pointsr/PS4

The one i bought on amazon is sold out but i just got a seagate 2tb for about 60$. Seagate is a very good and common brand.

Edit: here is the link to the same one i bought but mine was on sale from a different seller.

u/DexRogue · 2 pointsr/PS4

Buy this:
People will suggest the external drive, that's fine but remember when you pull it out of the case the warranty is VOID. This one comes with a two year warranty.

Install and move everything over, then you have nothing to worry about. Honestly, if you have the money just go for it then you don't have to deal with it down the road. I did it for that very reason.

Also, just a heads up you only have a one year warranty on the PS4 unless you purchased an extended one from the store you bought it from. If you're worried about that, I'd drop the money on the Protection Plan they sell in the PS store. $54 for three years including accidents? That's a $1.50 a month to not worry about my PS4 for three years. Yes please.

u/WarrenG21 · 2 pointsr/bloodborne

I actually just upgraded my hard drive and did a bit amount of research into it. Depending on the specs, there are definitely some differences in load times but all in all they are pretty negligible. Look for articles on IGN or others that will give you rest results. You will have to spend 200-400 for a nice one and still will save only 5 seconds or so on load times. I went for this one: 2 TB for about 100 dollars and great reviews as far as compatibility and performance.

Here's a good Article:

u/Jasons2334 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Correct. There's actually a few games I play that take up quite a bit of space so I definitely need at least 1TB. The other user said for an xbox I'd just be better off getting this

u/FATALVISI0N · 2 pointsr/PS4

I used a Seagate 2TB in my PS4 and I can tell you it does fit

u/Rineenerdad · 2 pointsr/PS4

It could be, there is no reason that should not have worked. Replacement is easy though. There are instructions on the website but here is a link to ign If you have the money I would upgrade to a larger drive as well. I used the Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

u/terrorfisk · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Guessing you mean hard drive space for more games?

I use a older model of this which has worked great for the past 2 years or so. There's plenty to choose from

u/Taenith · 2 pointsr/PS4

Oh wow didn't realize that.

Would that be better to buy instead? Its 64$ on amazon, I didn't realize it was overpriced. I may end up waiting for black friday to buy one..

u/heinous_anus- · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Depends on what you're after. If you just need storage and aren't concerned with loading times, go with a hdd. If you want super fast loading times, go with ssd. I personally got this one and it works great for me. And it's USB 3.0 so it's technically a little faster than the internal hard drive. But some people want shorter loading times, so they shell out the cash for a ssd, but the price for the capacity was just too high for me. Plus it has the added bonus of being plug and play, so it's easy to transport if I wanna bring games to a friend's house.

u/nexusheli · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I buy the Seagate 2tb portable drives all the time - I like to yank the drives out of them for game consoles and PC's, but the enclosures are nice and handy too.

This one is on sale for $69 currently:

These sometimes drop to $69 from time to time:

Or make sure you're signed up for the Newegg newsletters, they both come across at $65 on occassion.

I currently have 5 of these drives in operation and have had no issues with them.

u/Viet-Bong-Army · 2 pointsr/PS4

The save data will remain on your PS4. The HDD will only hold game install data.

I think max size supported is actually 8gb, but you're talking fairly big bucks for that. Not sure where you are in the world but drives like this

are fairly economic in terms of cost, and the 2tb version is only around 60

Realistically, a 2tb in conjuction with the 1tb drive you already have will give you so much storage that I doubt you'd need much more, but obviously that's subjective.

There is a detailed page here

u/Trey5169 · 2 pointsr/computers

Ah, so you do have a laptop. Yeah... you'd have to copy all the data over from your old drive to your new drive, if you were to get a larger internal drive. Definitely possible, but not always easy.

You may want to ask a local store how much they'll charge to move the data over to your new disk. If they do it for free, it's a great value, though I doubt they'll do it for free due to the small price difference I found online.

A 2TB external disk from seagate: here. - $64

A 1TB internal disk (half the space!): here - $66.

2 TB WD black drive: here - $65

... So apparently an external disk is cheaper. Go for it!

Edit: Also, most laptops don't have the storage space for an additional drive. That's why I keep mentioning "desktop" - desktops have a ton of storage space.

You may want to google your laptop, and the query "m.2 SSD?" because some laptops have a m.2 slot on the motherboard. Spending the $100 on a internal M.2 and an additional $60 on an internal HDD would be great, though you'd have to be comfortable with moving the OS to the new M.2.

Also, I added a WD black external HDD above, same price as the seagate.

u/Trum4n1208 · 2 pointsr/reddeadredemption

I also got the Seagate. So far so good.

Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

u/KinoTheMystic · 2 pointsr/xboxone

There's that and then there's also this SeaGate 2TB for $70. Reddit, what should I get?

u/Santhil · 2 pointsr/PS4

Every External HD with usb3 i use this one for some time now and had no problems

u/TexBluBoy · 2 pointsr/PS4

If it's the same model as this:

Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

Then yes, I installed this in my ps4pro as soon as it arrived. Works completely fine.

u/Pebbleheed · 2 pointsr/gaming

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive

Price has risen in the last few days. But it's still cheaper than a stand alone HDD.

Other brands and models will also work. Just make sure it's the right size HDD and you'll be fine.

u/QuantumInteger · 2 pointsr/PS4

2TB is fine. I have one. Go for 2TB.

Get this one

Pop the case off and use the internal 2.5in 9.5mm drive as your upgrade. Reuse your old PS4 drive with the case as an external backup for the PS4.

u/HappyApathy828 · 2 pointsr/battlefield_one

This is what I have connected to my Xbone. Runs like a charm. Haven't had any speed issues.

u/Kancer420 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I picked up one of these on sale for $35 a while ago. Works great.

u/kaizendojo · 2 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

Yeah, that would be awesome. I have a Seagate Expansion ( connected to mine but I'd want the USB hub compartment too - I would definitely buy the hub for that.

I really like this - such a great idea.

u/Lonxu · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I think I'd go with the Sandisk as it's cheaper now. Not sure there's really all that much performance difference.

u/MNightShyamalan69 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Thank you. What about this one?

SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Solid State Drive - SDSSDA-240G-G26

u/largepanda · 2 pointsr/buildapc

hint: put a newline between a quote and your response so it doesn't become part of the quote

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u/ENTPilot · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Even 240GB will work. But, I believe that's the absolute bare minimum. Bought this guy along with an enclosure and it's been working like a dream:

SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Solid State Drive - SDSSDA-240G-G26