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Intel SSD 660p Series 1 0TB M 2 80mm PCIe 3 0 x 4 3D2 QLC 2 2281 SSDPEKNW010T8X1

Last Updated: August 21, 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.0
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Overall performance
 131
intel, nvme, sata ssd, speeds, drive
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It’s ridiculously quick from upgrading from an HDD.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Faster than my last SATA SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels every bit as fast (at loading games) as my Intel 760p m.2 1TB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  More than enough speed for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Performance has always been stellar.  ...  "
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" ...  The Intel 660p offers 2 TB at one of the lowest prices for PCIe-based SSDs.  ...  "
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" ...  Only slightly slower than my Samsung 960 EVO. ... Fast and silent.  ...  "
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Memory
 99
drive, nvme, storage, 1tb, 2tb
+94%
-6%
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" ...  This product does exactly what it advertises: it offers a high storage capacity in the m.2 form factor, with speeds that impressed me, albeit having low expectations. ... This is a fantastic budget drive, and I would recommend this to anyone in need to extra storage and who doesn’t need blistering speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Cloned my hard drive, then swapped without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from a Crucial BX100 SATA SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to beat for the price and capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an awesome drive for its price.  ...  "
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" ...  At time of writing this is the most affordable 2TB NVME (or even SATA) drive.  ...  "
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" ...  This drive has a decently sized SLC cache, so as long as the file writes don't get large and frequent, it'll make the drive overall fast enough ... It delivers great performance in the use case of reading all those textures and feeding the RAM and CPU. ... Still, this is a big upgrade if you're using a magnetic disk or old SSD.  ...  "
Gaming
 40
gaming, drive, loading, storage, fast
+98%
-3%
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" ...  Why use an external drive for gaming anyway?  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast and lots of storage, great for my data drive and storing games.  ...  "
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" ...  More than enough speed for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  will probably be good for gaming as well  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been using the computer to play simple computer games, burning DVDs, and for word processing  ...  "
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" ...  It reduces start up times and loading time for games.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for all the games that need faster loading.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the 1TB for game storage. ... For game performance/loading this drive is more than plenty fast.  ...  "
Price
 38
value, money, beat, fast, capacity
+97%
-3%
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" ...  CrystalMark Benched this at 1.7GB Read and 1.7GB write which is pretty good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I think this is a great product for a great price. ... If you can nab it on sale, go for it.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is much better value.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast M.2 and extremely hard to beat for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to beat for the price and capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, it still an excellent buy.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an awesome drive for its price.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this one based on the reviews, that it was not quite as good as more expensive drives, but well worth the money for what it does.  ...  "
Setup
 34
install, easy, fast, drive, installation
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Installation was a breeze just make sure your motherboard is compatible with NVMe.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy install.  ...  "
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" ...  Install easy and very happy after a week of moderate use.  ...  "
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" ...  My setup reach 1.2GB/s on a Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit OS on an Alienware 17 R3 laptop, and I plan on transferring this drive to a new laptop in the future once the 9th gen Intel processors release to retain data.  ...  "
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" ...  Very Easy to Install, as people say bring your own screw and spacer.  ...  "
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" ...  Cloning from my old drive pushed 430GBytes in 45 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Intel has good installation instructions on their website.  ...  "
Software Platform
 21
bios, drive, intel, windows, boot
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I've been using the different models of these SSD's for OS Boot/Application disks for many years now, and never had an issue with any, ever.  ...  "
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" ...  Did a test on it with Linux Mint 19.1.  ...  "
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" ...  Patches is currently unavailable in MS website, you can download them via 3rd party maybe.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive was easily recognized by the BIOS and Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  You have to install Windows 10 from a jump drive before running the disk cloning program.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I moved to a 1 tb ssd running at about 450 and with the increased number of files still maintained the 5 second search time.  ...  "
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" ...  Its easy to install and makes a great OS drive  ...  "
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" ...  Windows boots faster than BIOS does!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 21
drive, desktop, computer, 2013, installed
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Do run parallels and windows, which is up and running like it was before, but now have much more room for the virtual drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to install it on MacBook Pro late 2013 with sintech adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Did a test on it with Linux Mint 19.1. ... The access speed was 0.04 ms. Can you believe that.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value - installed in my NUC desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it on my MSI Raider laptop as well as my Asus GU502.  ...  "
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" ...  Computer boot-up time is about 10 - 13 seconds and turns off in 4 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Enter the Crucial MX500.  ...  "
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" ...  I find 1TB to be the sweet spot as I have yet to fill it up on my computer.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 19
easy, fast, install, simple, loads
+100%
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" ...  Its easy to install and makes a great OS drive  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a tech noob, but it was still easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy, cheap, fast to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy install.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to install, it's big, it's fast, and it loads DOOM wads quicker than ever before!  ...  "
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" ...  It was simple to install and is very fast!  ...  "
Storage
 17
storage, capacity, want, price, lots
+100%
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" ...  For the people who want faster, yet large space on their ultrabook ... from faster, but 25% of total storage space, and couldn't be happier.  ...  "
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" ...  Huge capacity at an awesome price!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for money vs. the storage space.  ...  "
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" ...  I suspect that performance may tamper down as the drive space becomes consumed but time will tell.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking to get more space for less $ then this is where it is at, but if you arenplanning on pushing it to its limits with tons of writing and rewriting, then you might want to look elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  case interior 95 degrees.  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to beat for the price and capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent value for the capacity.  ...  "
Ports
 16
ssd, sata, nvme, adapter, usb
+94%
-6%
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" ...  This drive is still incredibly fast, and I regularly reached transer speeds in excess of 800MB/s with an external M.2 enclosure (previous SSD w/ external enclosure averaged ~400MB/s).  ...  "
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" ...  I used the Sintech adapter to install this drive into an MBP2015, and it worked like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  When you don't know there are two different interfaces, you assume all SSD drives plug in the same way. ... Now I also know I needed a SATA drive, not a PCI drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great deal to get 2 TB nvme cheaper than sata SSD !!  ...  "
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" ...  Updated: So I went ahead and bought a pci-e adapter (once I realized I could do that) and put this drive in that instead of my z97 board (which you can see in 1st benchmark limits it to about 800mb/sec). ... This drive is limited by my pci-e bandwidth but is still pretty quick.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not as much as the difference from HDD to SSD, but it is like the difference between SATA and NVMe.  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer need any Sata cables for HDDs or anything, just my two m.2s.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfect for 2013 Mac Pro with adapter.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
month, far, two, stopped, problems
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I really can't explain it other than it suddenly just worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Had this for a month and no problems so far.  ...  "
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" ...  One month later and no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated no problems yet  ...  "
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" ...  Responsive and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Long term usage of it in this manner is unknown but so far it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  If I remember to update this rating and it is still working in six months it will get all five stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, it's all good and it's working well.  ...  "
Drivers
 7
intel, drive, software, install, drivers
+100%
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" ...  Great ssd, super fast, easy to install, please remember that you need an Intel driver from Intel website to get it to work  ...  "
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" ...  I used this in my first PC build as the primary storage driver for the OS and my most-played games.  ...  "
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" ...  We downloaded and installed updated SSD6 Win 10 drivers to my system.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't forget to install filter driver as this will give more performance.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and the drivers and data migration software were easy to find and install from the Intel website.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 immediately recognized it as the same drive with no drivers or any hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  main daily driver for my workstation.  ...  "
Fit
 7
mounting, m2, least, fit, drive
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I was really nervous with how little thing thing is, but it fit like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  This was my first in the to slot ever put it into my many ITX build and I love it I think from now on I will use them.twos because they're so small and there so fast under a lot easier to put together and I will need to run two cables to it for power and data good job Intel  ...  "
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" ...  Its pretty easy to install but it comes with no screws, it uses the same screws as a hard drive caddy (at least for my laptop).  ...  "
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" ...  And at least the HP model computer I own didn't already have a screw in the mounting post.  ...  "
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" ...  Heatsink was a tight fit, but runs cool and feels quicker than stock storage.  ...  "
Apps
 6
website, use, software, since, intel
+67%
-33%
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" ...  If you plan to use this as a drive to store applications such as games, you'll be quite happy.  ...  "
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" ...  After boot up, I went online and found the software for Intel SSD, optimized the drive and have no issues since.  ...  "
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" ...  Patches is currently unavailable in MS website, you can download them via 3rd party maybe.  ...  "
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" ...  Edit: had a lot of supportive friends on facebook but ended up figuring it out myself.  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
amazon, sale
+100%
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" ...  Thank you very much.  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely has its pitfalls but $100 for a terrabyte and it's a reputable manufacturer.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product, Thank you.  ...  "
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" ...  If you can nab it on sale, go for it.  ...  "
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" ...  It works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank You SpaceBound! ... Thank You Amazon!  ...  "
Delivery
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The product arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived as advertised works great!  ...  "
USB
 4
drive, enclosure, nvme, hard, external
+100%
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" ...  These are perfect for USB C SSD drives, as they're cheap, and will deliver 1mb read speads, much faster than any other USB stick.  ...  "
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" ...  Way better than an ordinary hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  At time of writing this is the most affordable 2TB NVME (or even SATA) drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for gaming or just as an external option (if you buy a USB-C enclosure).  ...  "
Heating
 3
sink, less
+100%
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" ...  Less power used, less heat.  ...  "
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" ...  Added heat sink.  ...  "
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" ...  On forums, others suggested a heat sink.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
screw, put, broken
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The seal was broken and taped over.  ...  "

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