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Is 2.5" WD Blue 3D NAND DRAMless?

Go to solution Solved by hello_there_123,

It has DRAM. 

Hi, I've been looking for a SSD to replace the HDD on a laptop and I've been pretty much been waiting on a price drop on either MX500 or 860 EVO.

But now there's a sale on a 2.5" WD Blue 500GB 3D NAND SSD. This drive is comparable to the other two, right?

Or is it DRAMless?

 

SSD Ref.: WDS500G2B0A

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Yeah I have a bunch of SanDisk Ultra 3D which is the exact same drive and they are fine though only if it's significantly cheaper than the MX500 since I feel like I'd still prefer having the MX500 as a boot drive.

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Just now, Princess Luna said:

 I feel like I'd still prefer having the MX500 as a boot drive.

May I ask why?

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I really like the WD Blue SSD's for their price and performance along with the 5 year warranty.  It's one of the truly under appreciated drives out there.

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4 minutes ago, Xplo1t said:

...along with the 5 year warranty.

The MX500 and 860 evo also have this. 

4 minutes ago, Xplo1t said:

It's one of the truly under appreciated drives out there.

Pretty sure everyone and their mom knows that the WD Blue 3D is on par with the 860 evo and MX500. 

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Well I've already placed my order and got the WD Blue. I believe I did the right thing, price/GB wise.

Thanks for the help!

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