Request for pcie m.2 2280 drive recommendation

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  • #28925


    I would like to use the pcie drive for data storage. I had tried a WD Blue SN500 500GB NVMe Internal SSD – Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, 3D NAND – WDS500G1B0C but this drive failed within 3 days, causing crashes.
    Has anyone tried any different drives that are working well?

  • #28984


    Hi. I am using an intel 660p m.2 ssd. I have been getting bsod issues and sometimes my computer would reboot randomly. I believe it may be due to it getting really hot ~70 C or more. I added a heatsink to it and it has helped to reduce the temperature. Did you check the hard drive temperatures? I think m.2 type drives get hot inside this case due to no good ventilation. I have used crucial 2.5 inch ssd drives in the past as well as Sandisk ones. I think I would buy them as m.2 drives as well. Hope this helps.

    • #29021


      Thanks for the info. I agree, I think the temperature is the key to the issue. Azulle support offered this:
      “The Inspire only supports up to 320GB on the M.2 slot, going above this size is not recommended. Using drives higher than 320GB will lead to less than optimal performance.”

      This is ridiculous, as the Amazon Azulle Q&A provides:
      Q: There is an answer “you can go with an m.2 up to 512 gb”, but is this product not compatible with m, 2 ssd with 1 gb capacity or more?
      A: Hello,
      Thank you for your interest in our device. Yes, the Inspire units support more capacity for the internal storage, we just mentioned the size that we have tried.
      By Azulle on November 12, 2018

      At this point, I am thinking the m.2 drive will run too hot to be dependable. I am looking for drives that run cool, but I may have to wait for technology to address the heat issue.

      Thanks again.

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