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Samsung 980 Pro 2TB - $469.99 [After $90 Off]-- Excellent PS5 2TB NVMe Drive

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BlackXstar wrote: all time low?
Believe so.

This is arm-leg expensive, but yes.

It's a Koenigsegg, they don't come cheap sadly.
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Just make sure whatever you get has a heatsink
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great drive, but as reviewers have stated future ps5 games may require speeds that surpass the ~5.5gb/sec number we frequently see now. safer and cheaper to go with a lower capacity and upgrade later?
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Almost the price of the console itself lol
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Overall, would this not be overkill? Or are the load times reduced by a noticeable margin?
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Overall, would this not be overkill? Or are the load times reduced by a noticeable margin?
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Tempted but just can't justify it for that price for the 2TB. Bought just the 1TB SN850 with heatsink in anticipation for the firmware to finally have expandable storage and that was steep enough for me. This is good, but I just don't wanna drop almost the same price as the digital PS5.
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ddr0531 wrote: great drive, but as reviewers have stated future ps5 games may require speeds that surpass the ~5.5gb/sec number we frequently see now. safer and cheaper to go with a lower capacity and upgrade later?
The 2TB version is rated for Up to 7,000 MB/s*

Currently, games are slowly being optimized to run off the expansion SSD

Only a slight improvement in loading times, tested with the 500GB version

Adding an extra PS5 SSD might result in even faster load times
https://www.gamesradar.com/adding-an-ex ... oad-times/

You could get a lower capacity "slower"drive and upgrade later as Linus suggests in his tests

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Should I still buy a heatsink if it's for my PC? or -- are people recommending heatsinks for just the PS users? This will be my main drive ( with windows installed) -- I mainly use adobe products (AE,PS,LR,Pr) so I'm looking for a drive with durability/excellent endurance. The speeds on this drive seems overkill though but my motherboard supports it though.
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Getting this for my Framework laptop. #overkill, I know.
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Got the Corsair MP600 Pro 1TB that comes with heatsink for around $200.
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dchang83 wrote: Got the Corsair MP600 Pro 1TB that comes with heatsink for around $200.
I wouldn't want any risk of stuttering.

If I were inclined, I would get the 980 Pro with the PS5.

Alternatively, I would get the XSX with a 2TB PCIe 3.0 drive and save money.

I created this thread mainly for PS5 users and prosumers.
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Dhanushan wrote: The 2TB version is rated for Up to 7,000 MB/s*

Currently, games are slowly being optimized to run off the expansion SSD

Only a slight improvement in loading times, tested with the 500GB version

Adding an extra PS5 SSD might result in even faster load times
https://www.gamesradar.com/adding-an-ex ... oad-times/

You could get a lower capacity "slower"drive and upgrade later as Linus suggests in his tests

The PS5 has been registering the 1tb and 2tb 980 pros at around 5500 mb/s and faster with the 500gb version. So not at the rated 7000.
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Ilive2frag wrote: The PS5 has been registering the 1tb and 2tb 980 pros at around 5500 mb/s and faster with the 500gb version. So not at the rated 7000.
That sounds like writes, or one-percentile reads.
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Ilive2frag wrote: The PS5 has been registering the 1tb and 2tb 980 pros at around 5500 mb/s and faster with the 500gb version. So not at the rated 7000.
How was that measured?
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chatbox wrote: How was that measured?
When the ps5 formats the drives it gives a read speed. I don’t know if this is 100% accurate or not though.

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