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

Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by Rockets, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Rockets

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  2. Revenant_Knight

    Revenant_Knight Limp Gawd

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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.
     
  3. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    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.
     
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    odditory [H]ardness Supreme

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    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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