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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD $124.99

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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD $124.99

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S500/AM) [Canada Version] $124.99

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07M7Q21N7
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Shouldn't everything electronic/computer/cell phone related, have pricing that continually drops? Not only because it's able to be mass produced cheaper and cheaper, but because it's always an aging technology. That is until something better comes along, and then it starts to go to zero. Then back up when it's deemed an antique in 25 years.
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jhinkarlo wrote: What's the difference with this one which $119

Bestbuy Version
Best Buy version is not PLUS and Amazon.ca is selling it for $116.90

https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-970-EVO-5 ... B07BN4NJ2J

"With the SSD 970 EVO Plus, Samsung set out to address the disparity between sequential reads and writes. The new drive uses an improved version of Samsung's memory cell technology, called V-NAND. The main difference is increased density, in terms of layers comprising the memory modules. Instead of the 64 layers of V-NAND in the SSD 970 EVO, the SSD 970 EVO Plus makes use of 96 layers. Add in revised firmware and other minor improvements, and Samsung claims that the SSD 970 EVO Plus improves sequential-read performance by increasing it to the current PCIe NVMe limit, and improves the ability to write random bits of data (such as when you're booting up your PC) by 57 percent."
from https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/samsung-ssd-970-evo-plus
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Add $10 can get 1tb sn550, much better for 99% users
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reyoasian wrote:
It has 3 tiers: EVO, EVO PLUS, EVO PRO

Realistically, difference between EVO and EVO PLUS are marginal for everyday use, but so is the price difference so get the better one.
The top tier is PRO, EVO PRO doesn't exist yet
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beachlover wrote: Shouldn't everything electronic/computer/cell phone related, have pricing that continually drops? Not only because it's able to be mass produced cheaper and cheaper, but because it's always an aging technology. That is until something better comes along, and then it starts to go to zero. Then back up when it's deemed an antique in 25 years.
The value of money drops though as well. When I was a kid my mom bought a house for 25,000 that sold recently for 400K.
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beachlover wrote: Shouldn't everything electronic/computer/cell phone related, have pricing that continually drops? Not only because it's able to be mass produced cheaper and cheaper, but because it's always an aging technology. That is until something better comes along, and then it starts to go to zero. Then back up when it's deemed an antique in 25 years.
Not quite. If that were the case, we wouldn't be spending potentially multi-thousands on PCs. They should be essentially free.

Innovation and technological advancement cost time in research, design, and engineering, which is passed along to consumers.
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JustMike wrote: Not quite. If that were the case, we wouldn't be spending potentially multi-thousands on PCs. They should be essentially free.

Innovation and technological advancement cost time in research, design, and engineering, which is passed along to consumers.
Completely misunderstood. I'm not generalizing new models. A PC from 10 years ago is already chopped up, unless grandma has it. Same with flip phones, VCRs, etc. All went to zero, did they not?
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Still waiting for those 970 Pro price drops....the best endurance and speed Pcie 3.0 ssd money can buy
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HuoShing wrote: The value of money drops though as well. When I was a kid my mom bought a house for 25,000 that sold recently for 400K.
Exactly, another reason why things like this should always be going down in price. Wait till the day comes when the pandemic ends and budgets need to be balanced. I see huge inflation on the way.
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wlee wrote: Add $10 can get 1tb sn550, much better for 99% users
For those who don't mind 50% less speed.
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The 1TB's were $199 last week, not sure if they still are but that's much better value.

980 Pro's (PCI 4.0) are shipping now too if anyone was holding out for those.
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CanadaCPU wrote: The 1TB's were $199 last week, not sure if they still are but that's much better value.
Amazon.ca still has 1TB for $200, but "Usually ships within 1 to 2 months."
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beachlover wrote: Shouldn't everything electronic/computer/cell phone related, have pricing that continually drops? Not only because it's able to be mass produced cheaper and cheaper, but because it's always an aging technology. That is until something better comes along, and then it starts to go to zero. Then back up when it's deemed an antique in 25 years.
I Beleive the original 1984 Mac cost $10000 USD (and if not it was $10000 cdn for sure! ).

Prices have gotten pretty low comparatively - we just keep asking for better technology. What's a 17" LCD cost these days - $50? But now people want 27", 32" etc. Same with TV's. Things are definitely getting cheaper - 65" 4k tv for a grand ; the 50" Panasonic Kuro Plasma was $10,000.

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