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Err, the Kingston NV2 NVMe SSD is down to £49 on eBay....you should go grab one!

A 1TB SSD for mega cheap.

It seems that the deals gods heard me when I've said we've been having some amazing deals on a wide range of SSDs recently, as this Kingston NV2 1TB, a PCie Gen 4 SSD, has finally passed under the hallowed £50 mark. Alright, it's just under, and you need to use the code JAN10 on eBay at Ebuyer's store to obtain it, but the fact is that this is an good discount.

For a PCIe Gen 4 drive, £49 per TB is mega cheap, but it does mean you will create some sacrifices compared to some of the absolute best gaming SSDs, for instance. Its speeds of 3500MB/s read and 2100MB/s writes mean it's about half as fast as the likes of WD's SN850X or the Kingston KC3000, but it's sowever going to e a speed upgrade on any older PCIe Gen 3 drives you have, and an even bigger upgrade on both older mechanical hard drives or SATA SSDs that max out at around the 550MB/s range of speed due to the limits of the SATA interface.

Another key thing to note here is that this is a QLC drive, and one that doesn't feature a DRAM cache. This means it may not be the most suitable for intensive tasks such as video production, but for more general stuff such as storing and playing media or games from, the NV2 should be more than suitable. Even without that DRAM cache, there's no reason why you couldn't use the NV2 as an OS drive on a less-powerful machine, where the speed boost may create a bigger difference.

The fact also remains there's a 1TB capacity to take advantage of here, which is going to give you a decent bit of space on which to put applications, documents or games and media. It's going to be enough space to store a good sum of games and stuff on, even if a lot of AAA titles are pushing triple figures in terms of their sizes.

Getting a 1TB PCIe SSD under £50 is an good deal anyways these days, not least when it's a decent PCIe Gen 4 option that you'll be able to chuck into any modern system for some extra storage on the cheap. The Kingston NV2 may not be the flashiest of drives in the world, but it's a workhorse for the price, and a well-regarded one at that.

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