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Ultimate Geek

# 255681 23-Aug-2019 14:48
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After a cheap NVMe SSD in the M.2 form factor. Anything bigger than 16GB would be suitable. Cheaper the better.


It's for a boot drive in a 1U server. Already got a few 16GB SATA M.2 drives but getting a PCIe adapter for these to fit in a 1U case i next to impossible.

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  # 2304746 23-Aug-2019 15:36
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Got a surplus 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, pm me if anyone is interested.

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  # 2304786 23-Aug-2019 15:49
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could you look at a PCIe ribbon to move the adapter to another spot?

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  # 2304791 23-Aug-2019 15:55
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What sort of price are you thinking? You can buy a basic 250GB m.2 NVMe SSD starting from around $80 these days. 

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  # 2304792 23-Aug-2019 16:01
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Found 16GB Intel Optane drives on eBay for $20 and there are some second hand 120GB Intel drives on TradeMe around $40-$50, so probably around that price. Thought someone might have something lying around after upgrading a laptop etc. 

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