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[Canada Computers] WD Black SN750 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD - $99.99

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[Canada Computers] WD Black SN750 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD - $99.99

NOTE: Thanks to @mohamade for finding this cheaper at Canada Computers for $99.99. Post has been updated with new info and links.
Update from @braveblade: It's actually cheaper on Amazon if you consider the 25X airmiles. $104.99 = 125 airmiles = roughly $13 discount.

The WD Black SN750 500 GB is now on sale at Canada Computers, making it less expensive than the Staples deal for the 970 Evo Plus 500 GB after its $25 off coupon. This drive matches the 970 EVO Plus at the top of the line for performance, although it's somewhat small at 500 GB. If that fits your needs its a great choice. This doesn't quite match the lowest price its been on Amazon.ca after the short lived $94.99 deal from a few days ago but is the second lowest in the past year.

Canada Computers link for $99.99:
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=134010

Original Amazon.ca link for $104.99 (if the above goes oos):
https://www.amazon.ca/WD_Black-SN750-50 ... B07MH2P5ZD

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Ummm... why in the hell is the heatsink, on the exact same drive, worth an extra $80 to Samsung! For a heatsink! Wow. Ok... for you hardcore heatsink aficionados and collectors out there, the EXACT same drive but with this BEAUTIFUL heatsink is also on sale for $90 off at $119.99!

https://www.amazon.ca/WD_Black-SN750-50 ... B07MC2Q81D
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Elrondolio wrote: Ummm... why in the hell is the heatsink, on the exact same drive, worth an extra $80 to Samsung! For a heatsink! Wow. Ok... for you hardcore heatsink aficionados and collectors out there, the EXACT same drive but with this BEAUTIFUL heatsink is also on sale for $90 off at $119.99!

https://www.amazon.ca/WD_Black-SN750-50 ... B07MC2Q81D
I got the 1TB model of the SN750 during the Canada Computers black Friday sale and it didn't come with a heatsink. It was idling around 45'c which was out of my comfort zone, so I picked up a great heatsink from Amazon for $14. It was pretty easy to install. Now it's 10-15 degrees cooler at all times.

M.2 2280 Heatsink on Amazon.ca
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Elrondolio wrote: Ummm... why in the hell is the heatsink, on the exact same drive, worth an extra $80 to Samsung! For a heatsink! Wow. Ok... for you hardcore heatsink aficionados and collectors out there, the EXACT same drive but with this BEAUTIFUL heatsink is also on sale for $90 off at $119.99!
I think you meant Western Digital.

Anyway...

NAND Chips want to be hot while writing/reading. It's the controller that should be cooled. I know its crazy counter-intuitive but you should not cool your SSD NAND as it deteriorates it prematurely.

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audioarchetype wrote: I got the 1TB model of the SN750 during the Canada Computers black Friday sale and it didn't come with a heatsink. It was idling around 45'c which was out of my comfort zone, so I picked up a great heatsink from Amazon for $14. It was pretty easy to install. Now it's 10-15 degrees cooler at all times.

M.2 2280 Heatsink on Amazon.ca
Yes, I was making fun of the $80 heatsink. $15 is about right.
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syn3rgetic wrote: I think you meant Western Digital.

Anyway...

NAND Chips want to be hot while writing/reading. It's the controller that should be cooled. I know its crazy counter-intuitive but you should not cool your SSD NAND as it deteriorates it prematurely.

Source: Allyn Malventano @ PCPer and GamersNexus
lol, yes. Great information, thanks! Will research a bit more and keep that in mind moving forward.
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Is there any reason to buy this one given staples had the 970 evo plus for the same price?
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Elrondolio wrote: lol, yes. Great information, thanks! Will research a bit more and keep that in mind moving forward.
Just buy the one without the heatsink and buy a small thermalpad for the controller haha
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braveblade wrote: Is there any reason to buy this one given staples had the 970 evo plus for the same price?
Yes, to use the $25 coupon on something else at Staples. ;)
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Elrondolio wrote: Good find. Every time I've checked there over the past few days it said online order in store pickup only. It now looks like its available for full blown online orders. Thanks! Do you want to create a new thread for it?
I will not. Actually I go for 970 EVO plus in Staples.
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Elrondolio wrote: Yes, to use the $25 coupon on something else at Staples. ;)
haha good one. But I think the $25 can be used multiple times. I'm paring this with an existing 500GB evo 860. Could you suggest which drive is better for os, and which one is better for installing games on? I;m thinking about 860 evo for os, and 970 plus for games. Thanks!
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braveblade wrote: haha good one. But I think the $25 can be used multiple times. I'm paring this with an existing 500GB evo 860. Could you suggest which drive is better for os, and which one is better for installing games on? I;m thinking about 860 evo for os, and 970 plus for games. Thanks!
Should be the other way around since the 970 has 4x the random read/write IOPs vs its sata counterpart. (OS on 970, 860 as storage)

If both drives are the same price, I don't see the point in getting the WD SN750.
The 970 Evo Plus uses TLC 96L nand, whereas the WD uses TLC 64L. The controller is also slightly better on the Samsung.
Sure it might not be a massive difference, but if both are price identically, why pick the inferior product?
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Expliciate wrote: Should be the other way around since the 970 has 4x the random read/write IOPs vs its sata counterpart. (OS on 970, 860 as storage)

If both drives are the same price, I don't see the point in getting the WD SN750.
The 970 Evo Plus uses TLC 96L nand, whereas the WD uses TLC 64L. The controller is also slightly better on the Samsung.
Sure it might not be a massive difference, but if both are price identically, why pick the inferior product?
While I agree in theory due to the nature of game loading vs OS access patterns, I'd still use the faster drive for games - if I mainly gamed on the system. The difference between where they're used won't be dramatic one way or the other as long as they're not mechanical drives.
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A little off topic but does someone know how much is the difference between SN750 and 970 Evo plus for everyday performance? I recently bought the SN750 (still unopened) for about 495CAD while Evo plus with staples coupon will be around 505CAD. That's just 10 dollars difference and if 970 is better then I will just buy it today and return the other. Any inputs are helpful. Thanks.
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RFDgem wrote: A little off topic but does someone know how much is the difference between SN750 and 970 Evo plus for everyday performance? I recently bought the SN750 (still unopened) for about 495CAD while Evo plus with staples coupon will be around 505CAD. That's just 10 dollars difference and if 970 is better then I will just buy it today and return the other. Any inputs are helpful. Thanks.
Here's a detailed review of the 970 EVO Plus.

From a cost perspective, the price difference of 2% is quite negligible. The performance gap is quite big due to new 96L nand.
I would take the 970 over the SN750 any day, especially when committing $500 on a 2TB drive.
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syn3rgetic wrote: I think you meant Western Digital.

Anyway...

NAND Chips want to be hot while writing/reading. It's the controller that should be cooled. I know its crazy counter-intuitive but you should not cool your SSD NAND as it deteriorates it prematurely.

Source: Allyn Malventano @ PCPer and GamersNexus
Thanks, watched both videos and did some additional reading. I will be trimming the thermal pads back so they don't touch the nand, as the controller does benefit from cooling.
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This drive is still available for $99 if anyone missed the now out of stock 970 Evo Plus 500 GB at Staples. Very similar in speeds and a good deal if you can live with 500 GB.

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