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WD SN750 2TB M.2 SSD w/ Heatsink $379.99

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Pretty good deal but I don't think most people would notice a diff between this and the Sabrent Q or the AData S11 XPG. Also Newegg and their stupid shipping, this item is free but 4 sticks of RAM is 20 bucks... wtf.
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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.
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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.
Oh wow, you're right. The product page for the non-heatsink doesn't indicate a coupon is available but it works.
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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).
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.

Finally, it's almost like you're assuming professional == enterprise. Anyone who would even consider MLC, SLC or XPOINT probably isn't trolling deals forums or else they're doing their job wrong. I'm talking about freelance workers or small companies (5, 10 employees tops). Especially the latter since I wouldn't want to have to constantly explain to employees why keeping their workstation storage reasonably empty is important. where the volume would take ages to make up the incremental performance differences.
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*reads whole thread above*

Umm soo, is this a good deal or wha Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
PROUD KOODO CLIENT!
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lvl1 wrote: *reads whole thread above*

Umm soo, is this a good deal or wha Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
It's debatable ;)
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lvl1 wrote: *reads whole thread above*

Umm soo, is this a good deal or wha Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
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.

It's probably more efficient to get a 1TB + 4/5TB HDD and add another cheap ssd as a cache drive etc.
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lvl1 wrote: *reads whole thread above*

Umm soo, is this a good deal or wha Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
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.

for 2TB there are better prices anyway if you're looking for something right now (all the ADATA/XPG ones should be below $300 right now).
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Thanks Saberon2016, I bought the WD SN750 2TB M.2 SSD Without Heatsink fron Newegg.ca for $409 and the limited time 10% off coupon which brought it down to $368.10 ($415.95 with ON tax). I'm going to return the same one I got from Amazon.ca a few days ago which only has the $409 sale and no coupon.

I don't trust the long term durability and customer support of newer and lesser known SSD brands (Adata/XPG, Sabrent, etc.) and also I've read a fair amount of bad reviews on Amazon about them too so they are not worth taking the risk of buying those for me.
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Too bad that we don't have a time machine.
PC-Canada and MemoryExpress had either a flash sale or price error last week (21-Sept). The 2GB SN750 was < $250.
After I clicked add to cart, typed in my address, tried to figure out payment methods (pre-paid card not accepted), I wanted to grab the original product link to post here, the prices from both sites were back to ~$400. Angry Face
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FullMoonWolfie wrote: Too bad that we don't have a time machine.
PC-Canada and MemoryExpress had either a flash sale or price error last week (21-Sept). The 2GB SN750 was < $250.
After I clicked add to cart, typed in my address, tried to figure out payment methods (pre-paid card not accepted), I wanted to grab the original product link to post here, the prices from both sites were back to ~$400. Angry Face
I got 2TB no-heatsink from PC-Canada, $258 all in. That was a price error alright... PC-Canada honoured deal, which is better than most.
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lvl1 wrote: *reads whole thread above*

Umm soo, is this a good deal or wha Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
After reading all above, still can't figure out if its a good deal for prosumer video editing :D
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GeneralZod wrote: XPG is A-DATA's premium brand and not a separate brand. Also what does it being cheaper have anything to do with the long term durability. That's just misleading and false information. Price doesn't determine endurance or TBW. There are multiple factors and variables that play into that not price.
I already knew that XPG is Adata's own brand, I just listed them separately and by cheaper I meant newer and lesser known brands but I'll edit that to make it clearer.
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raymondzzd wrote: I got 2TB no-heatsink from PC-Canada, $258 all in. That was a price error alright... PC-Canada honoured deal, which is better than most.
I wonder how many people were actually able to get shipped it at that price due to the many order cancellations I saw in the other threads. Probably not that many got lucky.
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blue dragon wrote: After reading all above, still can't figure out if its a good deal for prosumer video editing :D
I very recently purchased an Alienware M17 R3 Laptop with the RTX 2080 Super Max-P so I decided that might has well get a high end SSD to got with it and enjoy it to it's fullest potential.

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