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Old Oct 1st 2019, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
I just bought a 2 TB Western Digital internal M2 SSD stick for my laptop ... it works like a charm! cost about $250 but I have my entire lifetime collection of photos on it, plus more, so I really need the space (I travel a lot so storing things on my NAS doesn't work for me, and cloud storage is too slow when you want to pull up a file for editing). My laptop has two M2 SSD slots in it so I now have a boot SSD with 512 Gig, and the 2 TB SSD used just for 'data'.
M2s are, to use the correct technical description, the dog's bollocks. Even better if interface is PCIe (NVMe drive) rather than SATA. M2 can also be used as the boot drive if your BIOS supports it.
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Old Oct 1st 2019, 5:57 am
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M2s are, to use the correct technical description, the dog's bollocks. Even better if interface is PCIe (NVMe drive) rather than SATA. M2 can also be used as the boot drive if your BIOS supports it.
The HP 840 EliteBook I'm on now has a slot for the short M2 as well as a regular drive bay. I got a 120gb M2 from Ali Express for around $20 US and put the os on that, and bought a 1tb 2.5"HDD for $75 and put it in for the movies and music, etc. I have another one of those M2's coming in the mail so I can set up another one in similar fashion. While I'm a long-time Lenovo fan there are a few things (incl the M2 slot) that I like about these EliteBooks.
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Old Oct 1st 2019, 2:05 pm
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...Unobtainium...

It also sounds like it's something to do with Brexit.

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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 2:23 am
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Okay, you've convinced me.
There's probably some sort of crystal deep under the surface of some distant planet that would help.
Having said all that, these days you are able to get something approaching an "entire computer on a stick", which you consider things like the Roku stick, or Google Chromecast, or even a 'raspberry pi' type of thing. There is a huge push in the industry to reduce power consumption, which also causes less heat generation. the problem is, there's a competing push in the industry for ever-higher resolutions on screens, which translates to more cpu cycles required in processing video.
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Old Oct 2nd 2019, 2:27 am
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Default Re: *** WARNING - WIN 10 latest upgrade ***

Originally Posted by sid nv View Post
M2s are, to use the correct technical description, the dog's bollocks. Even better if interface is PCIe (NVMe drive) rather than SATA. M2 can also be used as the boot drive if your BIOS supports it.
The downside of PCIe M2 is that it has a higher power consumption = heat = more fan noise, etc. It's not clear to me there's any perceivable improvement in end-user 'speed', though I could be wrong. I did read somewhere that although the power needs are higher, the power is only used when actually 'reading' or 'writing', and since it's completed the task sooner, maybe there's no real net increase in power ... hard to predict exactly.
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