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[Newegg] Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB - $119.99 with Coupon - Free Shipping

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[Newegg] Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB - $119.99 with Coupon - Free Shipping

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Finally coming down in price, took forever
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This or the crucial P5 for a basic set up(windows startup and 1 or 2 games)?!?!
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This or the Sabrent Gen 4 for boot drive?
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congeetime wrote: This or the crucial P5 for a basic set up(windows startup and 1 or 2 games)?!?!
Sad when a 500GB SSD is good for 2 games

Back in my gaming days a game install would take 3-8 gigs
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Grabbed one from staples instead for in store pick up. Price came up to $114.99(before taxes) with code 75358
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tl;dr for most users, this drive is overkill as a boot/game/productivity drive. It's a good product but I think most people would benefit from more storage on a slower drive than one of these. For example, the WD Blue SN550 1TB is $135 on newegg right now.
congeetime wrote: This or the crucial P5 for a basic set up(windows startup and 1 or 2 games)?!?!
Doesn't really matter what you grab from that use case as long as it's not junk. You could get a WD Blue SN550 or Kingston A2000 for $80-ish and they'll do the job fine. Sabrent Rocket's on sale for $100 (no tax on top) and it'll be closer in performance (albeit not as good as the 970 EP) but you probably won't notice it anyways given your use case.

Alternatively, for not a lot more than this, you can grab a 1TB SN550 ($135 on newegg), which would give you more space and somewhat closer performance (higher capacity drives tend to perform better than lower capacity ones of the same model, unless the NAND is denser, which in most cases is not true between 512GB and 1TB). The Samsung is still "better" but it's overkill for most users.
Parrajara wrote: This or the Sabrent Gen 4 for boot drive?
At 512GB, the Sabrent doesn't have enough NAND to saturate it's controller, so for heavy write tasks, the Samsung is straight up faster. At 1TB it becomes more interesting because the Sabrent has higher peak speeds but much poorer sustained speeds (full drive write for the Samsung is roughly 60% quicker for example). It does have faster read speeds than the Samsung. In practice I doubt you'll notice a difference. If you aren't doing any serious write heavy work on the drive, I give the same advice I have congeetime, that they're both overkill.

PS all the PCIe gen 4 drives that came out prior to like the last month or so use the same basic hardware, so the Adata, Silicon Power, Sabrent, Gigabyte, Corsair, etc. are all basically the same drive, get whatever is cheapest if that's what you decide on.

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