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Thanks op. Bought this for $10 more from Amazon a few days ago. I've cancelled that order, you saved me a few bucks !
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Dhanushan wrote: Yes, your motherboard should have came with a heatsink, the "M.2 Shield Frozr"

From https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi-p ... ing,2.html

High transfer speed generates more heat. To prevent PCI-E 4.0 SSDs from throttling and to allow full-speed performance, M.2 Shield Frozr is the best thermal solution. All MSI TRX40, X570, and B550 motherboard products have at least one M.2 Shield Frozr to cool down SSD.

Seems like it has 1. That means I'd have to invest in an additional heat shield. Hmm... I.e. if running two drives.
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I hope the 2TB version goes under $400 soon.
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thr333zy wrote: vs.. paying for return shipping on your amazon return?
A lot of the return reasons have free return shipping
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Daijoubu wrote: A lot of the return reasons have free return shipping
i mean if you want to argue semantics, what's the value of purchasing from BB, getting it before Nov 1, and have free returns vs amazon, waiting until at least Nov 1, and possibly paying $5-$10 to ship your item back?
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Dhanushan wrote: Yes, if you do not want to be thermal throttled.
Some motherboards already have a heatsink included.
Thermal throttled on an sn 850 on a desktop... come on.

So funny seeing people make posts like this, where I'm sure you've never even tested the temps yourself.

I've used the 850 on multiple boards, with and without heat sinks, I've never been able to get it to throttle. The average person won't.

If your board doesn't have a heat sink ( most modern boards will), try the 850 without the heat sink, I'm sure you'll find your fine.
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As soon as I see a deal on the 2tb I am biting. 1tb is too little for my PS5 since the stock one is really only like 550gb something since the 'other' portion of the 667gb fluctuates so much.
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Harold91 wrote: As soon as I see a deal on the 2tb I am biting. 1tb is too little for my PS5 since the stock one is really only like 550gb something since the 'other' portion of the 667gb fluctuates so much.
Yes, PS5’s internal SSD only has 667 GB of free storage

"The reason for the massive space gap is because there are things like the operating system, firmware, and updates that Sony wants to make sure every PlayStation 5 always has room for."
from https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/6/21552 ... drive-size
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thr333zy wrote: i mean if you want to argue semantics, what's the value of purchasing from BB, getting it before Nov 1, and have free returns vs amazon, waiting until at least Nov 1, and possibly paying $5-$10 to ship your item back?
Imagine actually paying to ship something back to amazon
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Harold91 wrote: As soon as I see a deal on the 2tb I am biting. 1tb is too little for my PS5 since the stock one is really only like 550gb something since the 'other' portion of the 667gb fluctuates so much.
True! I will say the 1TB SSD I installed is a "true 1TB" so there is no Other portion or System Software necessary for it. It's more than enough for me...for now.
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Is it worth it to buy pci-e x4 nvme if my MB supports only pci-e x3?
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zylonite wrote: Is it worth it to buy pci-e x4 nvme if my MB supports only pci-e x3?
No
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qwerty17327 wrote: Price in title please; $209.99 ATL

I had the 1TB version for my laptop. These run very hot compared to the Samsung ones. Should be fine for desktops.
Why get a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive for a laptop when no Intel mobile chipsets support PCIe 4.0 and no AMD mobile processors support it either? You're forcing your fancy, high-speed, and expensive PCIe 4.0 NVMe to operate at PCIe 3.0 speed, so this seems like a waste of the component and money to me.
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Wallzii wrote: Why get a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive for a laptop when no Intel mobile chipsets support PCIe 4.0 and no AMD mobile processors support it either? You're forcing your fancy, high-speed, and expensive PCIe 4.0 NVMe to operate at PCIe 3.0 speed, so this seems like a waste of the component and money to me.
Intel’s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake SoC supports PCIe 4.0 storage

How-to Upgrade a Tiger Lake Notebook with a PCIe 4.0 SSD
Benefits and Performance Results
https://phisonblog.com/how-to-upgrade-a ... e-4-0-ssd/
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Dhanushan wrote: Intel’s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake SoC supports PCIe 4.0 storage

How-to Upgrade a Tiger Lake Notebook with a PCIe 4.0 SSD
Benefits and Performance Results
https://phisonblog.com/how-to-upgrade-a ... e-4-0-ssd/
Right, TGL-H laptops are out now. I forgot about that. Time flies. Hopefully the poster I initially commented is using brand new Intel hardware.
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Wallzii wrote: Right, TGL-H laptops are out now. I forgot about that. Time flies. Hopefully the poster I initially commented is using brand new Intel hardware.
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