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[NEWEGG.CA] - SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB 254.99$ + FreeShip

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[Newegg] [NEWEGG.CA] - SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB 254.99$ + FreeShip

UPDATE
Confirmed a price drop a few hours ago, now showing at $279.99 before Paypal rebate, which should get you 254.99$ + Tax. (Trying Newegg chat for price ajustment)

Just bought this today. 25$/200 Paypal ends today. Probably the best SSD on the market right now.
How it is compared to the popular 850 EVO:
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Sa ... 7vsm200373

Default seller on newegg was not newegg when I checked so if you see 300+ as price, check other sellers.
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... gnorebbr=1

Code is PAYPAL2017

Invoice:
1 x ($299.99) SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW $299.99
1 x (($25.00)) DISCOUNT FOR PROMOTION CODE($25.00)

Subtotal: $274.99
Shipping: $0.00
Handling and Tax: $13.75
Total Amount: $288.74
Last edited by AlbertIshnoo on Aug 22nd, 2017 2:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Can we use the PayPal promo more than once?
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How much better is this than the 850 evo? I just bought that one for $249 including tax and shipping
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1 SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW
Item #: N82E16820147594
Standard Return Policy
$499.99
$279.99
Subtotal $279.99
Handling $0.00
GST/HST $12.75
PST $0.00
Ground (Domestic) $0.00
Promo Code -$25.00
Order Total $267.74
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Dmbpjfan wrote: How much better is this than the 850 evo? I just bought that one for $249 including tax and shipping
Id like to know this also.
I kinda want a 1tb version.
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Dmbpjfan wrote: How much better is this than the 850 evo? I just bought that one for $249 including tax and shipping
Much Much faster!
For just less than $20 difference!
If I were you, I would return the 850EVO and get this instead. You will not be disappointed!!!!!
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Damn, I used the paypal on this on the 10th when it was 299.99. Now its 279.99 and then if you haven't already used it, another 25 off.
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Dmbpjfan wrote: How much better is this than the 850 evo? I just bought that one for $249 including tax and shipping
blazed16 wrote: Id like to know this also.
I kinda want a 1tb version.
The 960 Evo is measurably (and massively) faster:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1814?vs=1432

Though in user experience it won't be nearly as obvious as what the number suggest it should. The other thing is that to get full performance requires MBs with a fast enough M.2 slot, which weren't common prior to the 6000 series Intel processor.
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blazed16 wrote: Id like to know this also.
I kinda want a 1tb version.
The 1TB version was $579.99 the other week. Now its $559. When I tried to pricematch Newegg to $579.99 when they were listing at like $629 on Aug 10th, they rejected it for below cost. And now they have it on for less than that price twice. Geesh.
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This thing runs really really hot. I have one in my laptop, it keeps frying my palm, it runs constantly at 55 degree and above - I am not even doing anything crazy...

I am getting a heatsink, not sure if it will help much though.
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SLee wrote: The 960 Evo is measurably (and massively) faster:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1814?vs=1432

Though in user experience it won't be nearly as obvious as what the number suggest it should. The other thing is that to get full performance requires MBs with a fast enough M.2 slot, which weren't common prior to the 6000 series Intel processor.
It's not a processor limitation, its a motherboard limitation for how many PCIe lanes they allocate to USB, SATA, PCIe slots and m.2 slot. Most Z97 boards are PCIe 2.0x4, with some Extreme6 and Extreme9 (much more expensive) are PCIe3.0x4. After the Z97 chipset, m.2's should mostly be ultra (PCIe 3.0) m.2 slots.

You can pop one of these into an m.2 adapter and stick it in a PCIe 3.0x4 slot and get the massive speeds regardless of CPU.
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So in my 6700k system with a gigabyte z170 designer board im running a ssd kingston v300 500gb drive this drive be worth the upgrade on this or just stick with the kingston i wont notice much?

has a good 1TB m2 drive gone for a good deal or all above $500 mark
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Timbo420 wrote: It's not a processor limitation, its a motherboard limitation for how many PCIe lanes they allocate to USB, SATA, PCIe slots and m.2 slot. Most Z97 boards are PCIe 2.0x4, with some Extreme6 and Extreme9 (much more expensive) are PCIe3.0x4. After the Z97 chipset, m.2's should mostly be ultra (PCIe 3.0) m.2 slots.

You can pop one of these into an m.2 adapter and stick it in a PCIe 3.0x4 slot and get the massive speeds regardless of CPU.
Can you recommend an adapter?
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I have been waiting for a decent deal on the 500GB model for quite some time now. Thanks for posting OP :)
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AlbertIshnoo wrote: How it is compared to the popular 850 EVO:
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Sa ... 7vsm200373
Why is 4K about the same? Random read/write sounds like the kind of thing that actually matters for daily usage, and in those areas it's just 40% faster... I guess it's good for me since I already have the 850 250GB, but I was under the impression that NVME was faster by an order of magnitude
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$25 off with PayPal doesn't seem to be working with this
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I have this mobo: https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/X99A-RAI ... o-overview

It's my first time buying a M.2 and I'm a little confused by the whole NVMe and form 2280. Could anyone confirm if my current motherboard can use this M.2 SSD at its full potential?

The user manual only says the following:
M.2 port, supports up to 32Gb/s speed**
-- M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
-- M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and
RAID 10.
The M.2 port supports either M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module or M.2 PCIe module.

Does M.2 PCIe module = this mobo can use this NVMe SSD?

Thanks!
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Dmbpjfan wrote: How much better is this than the 850 evo? I just bought that one for $249 including tax and shipping
The 850 EVO is not a Nvme drive, the 850 EVO M.2 is still running off the old AHCI portal code but taking advantage of the faster PCIE bandwidth.
AHCI is designed for hard disk drive in mind and the Nvme is designed from the ground up with all the benefits of NAND drive in mind.
850 EVO is running off the older MGX Controller from 2014 and the newer Polaris controller is introduced in 2016 and is much faster in every aspects.

In real life, the difference may not be that much of a difference for general usage but on paper the 960 EVO with nvme, newer controller and better NAND is much much faster.
I have a 500GB 850 EVO and just picked up the 960 EVO, it is worth it.

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