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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 2TB - $660

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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 2TB - $660

Don't think it went lower than this before.
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Is this a good price? 1tb can be had for like $150 no?
Gaming PC: i9 9900ks, GTX 1070 8gb x2, 64GB RAM
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Jun 4, 2018
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?

I just bought a 660p 2TB NVME drive for about $250.

I realize the Samsung is better, but this price is ludicrous.
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NowJoJo wrote: Is this a good price? 1tb can be had for like $150 no?
It's cause it's an M.2 NVME and pushes 3,000+ MB/s vs 520MB/s on a SATA 2.5 SSD
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vane4665 wrote: ?

I just bought a 660p 2TB NVME drive for about $250.

I realize the Samsung is better, but this price is ludicrous.
Which one did you buy?
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Jun 24, 2017
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i bought same 660p 2TB NVME (M.2), the same usage as the posted, except lower speed (1500-1800) around $300.
Feel very good, running virtual machine much faster.
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So folks, this is coming from someone that is using a Samsung 970 EVO 500gb and loves it.

You don't need this monster for your day-to-day. The 660p is plenty fast for most consumer applications, and it is indeed NVMe with normal read speed in excess of 3x peak SATA reads.

Samsung is great, but they're not great value for money, and their warranty is for the birds.

What would I suggest if I were building a reasonably priced rig today?
  • ADATA XPG 8200 PRO 512 GB NVMe SSD - Boot Drive
  • Intel 660p 2TB NVMe SSD - Storage Drive
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For this price, I can get TWO 2TB QLC. This is just the TLC, what is the point?
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redflagdealsguy wrote: So folks, this is coming from someone that is using a Samsung 970 EVO 500gb and loves it.

You don't need this monster for your day-to-day. The 660p is plenty fast for most consumer applications, and it is indeed NVMe with normal read speed in excess of 3x peak SATA reads.

Samsung is great, but they're not great value for money, and their warranty is for the birds.

What would I suggest if I were building a reasonably priced rig today?
  • ADATA XPG 8200 PRO 512 GB NVMe SSD - Boot Drive
  • Intel 660p 2TB NVMe SSD - Storage Drive

Being an owner of two 970 evo 1tb's and a 512gb 970 pro, and bunch of other fast drives.. I agree. That said the 660p does have some other drawbacks other than just speed, but for the price as long as those dont affect your workflow, should be good for most people
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U4LIFE wrote: the 660p does have some other drawbacks
Could you explain briefly what those would be?
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redflagdealsguy wrote: So folks, this is coming from someone that is using a Samsung 970 EVO 500gb and loves it.

You don't need this monster for your day-to-day. The 660p is plenty fast for most consumer applications, and it is indeed NVMe with normal read speed in excess of 3x peak SATA reads.

Samsung is great, but they're not great value for money, and their warranty is for the birds.

What would I suggest if I were building a reasonably priced rig today?
  • ADATA XPG 8200 PRO 512 GB NVMe SSD - Boot Drive
  • Intel 660p 2TB NVMe SSD - Storage Drive
Adata for a boot drive? Not in my universe.

Buyer beware of Adata anything. I don't own a single Adata memory device that hasn't failed catastrophically.
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vane4665 wrote: Adata for a boot drive? Not in my universe.

Buyer beware of Adata anything. I don't own a single Adata memory device that hasn't failed catastrophically.
I agree their old drives are garbage, and I would've thrown them all into the Sun to spare the world their misery.

This does not apply to the XPG 8200 Pro, though.
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At0Msm4shr wrote: Could you explain briefly what those would be?
- Write endurance, alot lower for each capacity compared to MLC/TLC nvme drives (not an issue for most people, depending on workflow needs)
- slower sequential speeds overall 1800/1800 vs 3400/3000 (not an issue for most people, depending on workflow needs)
- Very Very slow write speeds once SLC cache is full (around 100mb/s, vs at least 1200mb/s with my 970 evo (can definitely be noticed, when transferring any large-ish file)
- wakeup latency is slow, but due to is pretty good power saving during idle.
- the 660p is QLC is first gen for consumer, so nobody is able to say with confidence how well they will last, compared to more tired and true TLC or MLC drives.

Personally I like the price and capacity gains for QLC drives, and think it should make a great steam drive (due to mostly reads). I imagine later generations of QLC will iron out these "issues", and in a couple years we will all have 8TB QLC based drives with 4-8+ gbps read and writes on pcie 4.0, for just a few hundred bucks.

I would not recommend this for a boot drive, unless price is an issue. Although a friend of mine is doing just that, and it works well enough for him.

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