If you have to go with m2, I would get the samsung 960 evo as the read/writes are faster.
No defects all 3 of my ssds are function properly, oldest one of crucial SSD i have is the 275 gb, its been 1 years and still running strong.
It's a great product for its price.
If you have a PC that supports NVME I'd go with that as the prices have really come down.
For the SATA interface, it's a great value and has held up over time on a work laptop that sees frequent use.
I purchased two of these.
This was incorrect, this is not a NVME M2 2280 SSD, but a Sata M2 2280 SSD, it is not compatible with most new motherboards.Had to return it, sadly.
So far this has been a disappointment first it doesn't work with my mother board which supports m.2 drives but I guess just not this one.... so I got a card to support multiple different types of m.2 drives which then I can actually see the hard drive and use it but it's slower then my solid state drive I already own but still faster then a normal hhd so I want to use it as such but can't get it to work cause I can only use the drive as a clone.
I might change my review after a get my new mother board.
On the plus side it runs cool but it also runs a bit slow.... compared to NVME is is 1/3 the speed.... when I bought this I made the mistake of thinking it is NVME but it is not... it was my mistake... it also does not work with Ryzen boards... so I had to pay amazon to return it.