Samsung 970 EVO Plus PCIe NVMe 500gb - $99 & 1TB - $199

Lateralus

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I really like Samsung SSDs, but they are hard to justify when you have the Phison E12 based units for half the price and the same performance.

I agree. The one caveat to that is if your device only supports a single-side NVMe drive. Those seem to be fairly rare in the higher capacities, with the Samsungs and a few others (WD Black, Intel 660p/760p, etc.) being exceptions.

Otherwise yeah, E12 or SM2262EN drives all the way for most workloads.
 

odditory

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I really like Samsung SSDs, but they are hard to justify when you have the Phison E12 based units for half the price and the same performance.
Yeah. Samsung Magician (SSD dashboard) is cool for one-click firmware updates and seeing stats at a glance, but most people just look at that once or twice in the lifetime of a drive.

Once you start buying Inland 1TB's for $99 and seeing the performance, it's dashboard be damned. Especially now that you don't need a local Microcenter to get one, since MC is now selling on Amazon.
 
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