Question Buy SN850 64.99 USD or WD SN550 42.99 USD or SK hynix Gold P31 55.99 500GB for Laptop Use or pay 83 USD for SN550 1TB ?

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Hi my laptop is limited on space with a 128GB that I've been managing for years now. I see some nice deals but can't decide on which. The laptop is a THinkpad Yoga 370 which runs well for my needs and of course doesn't use Gen 4 PCI-E as its 7th gen on an i5-7200U. I use my laptop for coding, browing. Nothing gaming related

I might upgrade laptop in a couple of years not sure. I typically tend to buy my laptops from ebay used. Always Thinkpads since they are durable and usually cheap at a deal after a couple of years. Anyways wanted to get opinion.

If I do upgrade to a different laptop in a couple of years if it has a smaller capacity, I'll prbly just transfer the M2 or move it to my 10th Gen 10850K main rig as a gaming storage if the "new laptop's" storage is bigger
 
Hi my laptop is limited on space with a 128GB that I've been managing for years now. I see some nice deals but can't decide on which. The laptop is a THinkpad Yoga 370 which runs well for my needs and of course doesn't use Gen 4 PCI-E as its 7th gen on an i5-7200U. I use my laptop for coding, browing. Nothing gaming related

I might upgrade laptop in a couple of years not sure. I typically tend to buy my laptops from ebay used. Always Thinkpads since they are durable and usually cheap at a deal after a couple of years. Anyways wanted to get opinion.

If I do upgrade to a different laptop in a couple of years if it has a smaller capacity, I'll prbly just transfer the M2 or move it to my 10th Gen 10850K main rig as a gaming storage if the "new laptop's" storage is bigger
Choices.
Do you want to buy for today or buy for tomorrow?
Personally I don't pay much attention to this pcie3/4/5/6/7 stuff.
Very few users would see a diff between 3 and 7.

Size?
Your back to buy for today or buy for tomorrow.

Bottom line is .......your call.
 

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Choices.
Do you want to buy for today or buy for tomorrow?
Personally I don't pay much attention to this pcie3/4/5/6/7 stuff.
Very few users would see a diff between 3 and 7.

Size?
Your back to buy for today or buy for tomorrow.

Bottom line is .......your call.
I guess I wanna maximize my price per performance. I am not sure if I'd need some Gen 4 technology down the road a gen 3 might not be able to have. THoguh I don't see myself upgrading either my laptop or Desktop soon. Mabe in 3 years?
 

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I guess I wanna maximize my price per performance. I am not sure if I'd need some Gen 4 technology down the road a gen 3 might not be able to have. THoguh I don't see myself upgrading either my laptop or Desktop soon. Mabe in 3 years?
In 3 years, whatever drive you buy today will be cheaper per GB than it is today.

Drive prices rarely go up.
 
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Ok I guess I would want to lean toward the Hynix but it's only 9 bucks cheaper than the Gen 4. Going to the 750 would justify the cheaper route than Gen 4. 22 bucks cheaper
 

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