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(Amazon & BestBuy) Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive $259.99

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(Amazon & BestBuy) Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive $259.99

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-V7S1T0B/AM) $259.99
For those who missed the Walmart price mistake earlier this year and if you missed the Western Digital pricing posted few days back.
Best Buy
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sa ... m/13815644

Amazon
https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-970-EVO-P ... B07MFZY2F2
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For a Samsung EVO Plus, it's technically a deal, but you and I both locked in these puppies at $208 CAD through Walmart.ca (price error).

Samsung needs a lesson in humility.

Real talk though, I would probably buy this if I wanted a 'no-exceptions' fast NVMe boot drive for my main computer. My 3800X boot SSD is this very drive, and short of a price error (lucky me), I was going to get it one way or another.

For those of you out there like me, this is decent pricing for a top-tier Samsung stick for your main rig.

For everyone else, the ADATA XPG NVMe 1TB sister sticks are plenty fast and plenty good.
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Jun 19, 2017
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Not really a deal though, just an ok price (going on since at least friday and nowhere sold out). I missed the other deals and need a boot drive, I'm struggling between the evo plus 500gb and intel 1tb 660p both @ 130, I don't think I can justify paying twice the price for the evo even for a boot drive.
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I'll buy cheap and wait for Samsung to go PCIe gen4. Seems silly buying a 3500mb stick at this price when 5000mb should be right around the corner with similar cost
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Can someone enlighten me how these expensive SSDs better than those that cost half as much or less?
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osuman wrote: Can someone enlighten me how these expensive SSDs better than those that cost half as much or less?
It is technically the fastest consumer grade NVMe on the market. Not that it is worth the price premium for most users but Samsung is also a big name and some don't mind paying the Samsung tax on these.
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Samsung 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB Gen 4 are rumored. My guess is Q1.

My guess is that Gen 4 1TB will be between $300 and $500 CAD, probably closer to the latter. I'm guessing read/writes in the 5GB to 6GB/s territory.

Many guesses.
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Not a good price as I've been watching for a while.
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For those needing 512GB Staples has the Samsung MZ-V7S500B/AM 970 EVO Plus for $129.99. Apply the coupon code 71103 for $25 bringing it to $104.99.
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The Samsung 970 Evo is $199 at Amazon Canada. So if you're looking for fast nvme SSD that will be a good choice compare to the Evo pluse
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Definitely not a top tier (top tier is a Pro model), but strong middle tier for sure.
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VeryTrueColors wrote: Definitely not a top tier (top tier is a Pro model), but strong middle tier for sure.
Definitely not middle tier.
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VeryTrueColors wrote: Definitely not a top tier (top tier is a Pro model), but strong middle tier for sure.
There's controversy on that point.

Fewer folks are buying the Pro anymore. Folks are buying the EVO Plus or the Intel Optane on the high-end.

Also, middle tier? Pass me the spliff.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: There's controversy on that point.

Fewer folks are buying the Pro anymore. Folks are buying the EVO Plus or the Intel Optane on the high-end.

Also, middle tier? Pass me the spliff.
After PCIE 4.0 NVME drives were introduced to the market, most of the Samsung NVME drives become a middle tier... Now it is up to Samsung to catch up to the other drive producers. It is just my opinion, and I do not mean to insult in any way fans of Samsung drives. But reality is none of the Samsung drives can reach now 5GB/s... Pro is still strong contender, but it is limited by PCIE 3.0...
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VeryTrueColors wrote: After PCIE 4.0 NVME drives were introduced to the market, most of the Samsung NVME drives become a middle tier...


Are we playing goal post shuffle board? We're talking about Gen 3.
Now it is up to Samsung to catch up to the other drive producers. It is just my opinion, and I do not mean to insult in any way fans of Samsung drives. But reality is none of the Samsung drives can reach now 5GB/s... Pro is still strong contender, but it is limited by PCIE 3.0...
My dude. I agree they're taking their time, and we may be waiting through Q1 for Gen 4 Samsungs, but that seems tangential to this conversation.

The EVO Plus and Optanes are the Kings of the Gen 3 among consumers, and Optane is arguably not a consumer solution... prosumer perhaps.

I think we largely agree, and it's now a semantic debate.

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