[Newegg] WD SN750 2TB M.2 SSD w/ Heatsink $379.99
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Sep 29th, 2020 10:18 am
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Oh wow, you're right. The product page for the non-heatsink doesn't indicate a coupon is available but it works.Jep4444 wrote: ↑ The non-heatsink version seems to have a 10% off as well, comes to $368.10. Heatsink is gonna be overkill for most users.
As for this drive itself, probably overkill for typical use but if you're doing a lot of heavy write tasks, I'd opt for this over any of the Adata or Sabrent drives.
Sep 29th, 2020 10:52 am
Those numbers are taken on an empty drive. The cache shrinks as the drive fills, so the length of the write necessary to trigger both the 1GB/s and 500MB/s scenarios does shrink as the drive fills. This recommendation is really more about actual professional use, where extra time spent writing is lost time and more predictable write times as well as, on average, better throughput due to the SN750 never really dropping below 1.5GB/s, may be seen as desirable.GeneralZod wrote: ↑ 500MB/s is still fast enough for the most heavy of write tasks. You have to write about close to 600Gb for it to even drop past 1000 MB/s.
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SX8200 Pro was 279.99 and the S11 Pro (same controller) is 299.99. That's a massive price discrepancy between SM2262EN/E12S and SN750 drives which really isn't justified. And out of those three drives the E12S have the best TBW/endurance (better than Phoenix 970 Pros).
Sep 29th, 2020 11:01 am
I have to support Jep4444 on this, in that, the fact that they were empty and just formatted drives was not mentioned. His point is valid. Perhaps the important point here is to understand your needs when purchasing a SSD. It makes no sense buying this SSD if you haven't a task that would require the performance that it can provide. Unfortunately though, so many are still under the belief that this will somehow be much better for their system vice the much lower priced alternative, not ever knowing that they will never see the difference between the two in reality.GeneralZod wrote: ↑ I'm well aware of how SLC caching works. A professional would be better off with a 970 Pro if they wanted sustained writes without a SLC cache penalty. Or they would consider XPOINT or Z-NAND where endurance and sustained writes is concerned. The point being that there's a substantial price difference which isn't noticeable performance wise for 99% of users (and if you're the 1% you wouldn't buy a SN750 or stop there if money isn't an issue). Again you can refer to NewMaxx.
Sep 29th, 2020 11:09 am
Samsung doesn't sell 2TB 970 Pro's (or 980 Pro's for that matter) so your point is moot if one is looking for these capacities. The only drive that will outperform an SN750 at this point at 2TB is the 970 Evo Plus and the performance improvements there is even smaller for a larger cost gap. For large companies, ya they'll spend whatever but smaller companies and freelance workers may find this is a nice medium.GeneralZod wrote: ↑ I'm well aware of how SLC caching works. A professional would be better off with a 970 Pro if they wanted sustained writes without a SLC cache penalty. Or they would consider XPOINT or Z-NAND where endurance and sustained writes is concerned. The point being that there's a substantial price difference which isn't noticeable performance wise for 99% of users (and if you're the 1% you wouldn't buy a SN750 or stop there if money isn't an issue). Again you can refer to NewMaxx.
Sep 29th, 2020 11:47 am
GeneralZod wrote: ↑ The point isn't moot. Just because Samsung canned the 970 Pro 2TB doesn't mean that's all you should refer to (also the 960 Pro 2TB exists). The 970 Evo Plus is still TLC moving past that you need MLC or Z-NAND/SLC. I wouldn't have any issues with recommendations if they're reasonable, but if you're going to repeat the same thing on Bapcsalescanada then you should realize first and foremost this a deals website and there's still a big price difference between the SN750 and SM2262EN drives. That's why the SN750 isn't rated nor considered a Prosumer drive like the Evo+ or the 970 Pro. Going past that it's enterprise drives, Xpoint, Samsung Z-NAND and other SLC drives.
Again you can refer to NewMaxx.
Sep 29th, 2020 12:20 pm
The cost difference between a SN750 and 970 EP is larger than an SX8200 Pro and SN750 yet the performance difference is smaller. Moving on, WD bought Sandisk in 2016 and have been vertically integrated since 2018, so that's actually a reason to buy the SN750 over the SX8200 Pro, not a reason to buy a 970 EP over an SN750.GeneralZod wrote: ↑ Ah yes, selectively cherry picking now instead of looking at the bigger picture. This isn't Bapcsalescanada Jep and this is first and foremost a deals site. The points I made still stand and the 970 Evo+ is the far better drive (not to mention the vertical integration). For professional video editing MLC or SLC, XPOINT with the sustained writes and endurance can't be beaten.
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Sep 29th, 2020 1:17 pm
It's even debatable that most people on here would even need a 2TB SSD esp. those that are using it for regular use and some games.
Sep 29th, 2020 2:14 pm
NAND prices are going to fall going into Q4 this year to Q1 2021 because there's way too much stockpile from earlier on in the year. I'd wait if it isn't an urgent need.
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