Favorite toys update: LG 27UK650-W 4K monitor, Crucial MX500 SSD

LG’s new 27UK650-W 4K monitor supports HDR, which corrects my one complaint about its predecessor. I don’t think it’s worth replacing my 27UD68 but if I come up with an excuse for a second 4K monitor that’s what I’ll buy.

Crucial’s MX500 SATA SSD series is a minor update to its predecessor. I picked up a couple of the 1TB models. I’ve deployed dozens of MX100, MX200 and MX300’s at my day job and they’ve been great. They make the cheap 3rd and 4th gen i3 desktops (never, ever buy i3’s) we have much more tolerable. If you have the money and a bootable M.2 slot then Samsung’s 960 EVO NVME SSD series is a good way to go. They are much faster than SATA drives at about twice the price. Nice to have but not as dramatic a difference as replacing spinning rust (hard drives) with a SATA SSD.

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