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[Newegg] XPG GAMMIX 1TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD - $199.99

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[Newegg] XPG GAMMIX 1TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD - $199.99

The S11 Pro is $199.99 again, this time at Newegg
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It's back again, folks.

Right now, it's the best deal on a high-tier 1TB NVMe. If you didn't grab the EVO Plus 1TB on sale or the SX8200 Pro, this is your next best bet.

Remember, gents:
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/A ... 1vsm693540

The EVO Plus is only about 8% faster than the sister drive to the GAMMIX Pro, the SX8200 Pro. Without another Walmart fire sale, your best bet is one of these two ADATA drives.
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yermomsmom wrote: I just got a sabrent nvme pci-e SSD on sale. Came out to 193 cad with taxes shipping and duties. Anyone know how these compare?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13113328-sabre ... rchV2Algo1
I have no idea what half the stuff means, but this is from a reddit "expert" regarding Sabrent vs S11 Pro:
Pretty close. The E12 have better workstation performance/endurance, SM2262EN are better under light loads, but that is more visible under synthetic benchmarks rather than real-world load.

Per his words, given same price he wouldn't recommend one over the other, thus working assumption (by me) is if one is cheaper than the other, go for it.

Note his comment is about other drives with this controller, so if there are other hardware differences you would need to account for those as well.

Also worth mentioning (as he did in another comment) that the Rocket is 4k block size which will cause issues if you are trying to clone to the drive. This may or may not be an issue for you, for initial setup (the additional hassle may or may not be worth the $15+ savings). Also bear in mind the Silicon Power E12-based NVMe is also normal price $130 at Amazon now and isn't 4k block size, so won't have the clone drawbacks either.

His quote:

The EX920 and SX8200 Pro are in the same SMI SM2262/EN controller family. The EX950 would be the analogue to the SX8200 Pro (SM2262EN). All drives in that family have excellent consumer or everyday, general application performance. The EN variant is mostly to boost sequential write performance, but tends to be less consistent in worst-case scenarios. However, the controllers are dual-core and don't fare as well with traditional NVMe tasks, that is very heavy workloads. So it's (the Pro/EX950) not playing to its strengths really. That being said, the prices on them have come down drastically to the point where they're worth a look.

The Sabrent Rocket here is in the Phison E12 controller family (soon to include the E16 for PCIe 4.0, technically) which is more powerful (quad-core) and also has decent sequential write performance. It doesn't do quite as well with 4K random low QD in synthetic benchmarks but comes close in real world ones, and has solid all-around performance. It's also awfully close in price now to the SM2262 drives.

So, differences - this is a difficult subject. Most people will tell you that for everyday usage, NVMe doesn't offer much over SATA for SSDs. True! But there are things that will be a little bit faster, on the order of 5-15%, and for some people that's enough. Both come in the M.2 form factor but maybe you want to utilize that PCIe-capable M.2 socket for something a bit more future-proof. You have that extra performance waiting for you. In that case, the SM2262 drives are impossible to beat, although some lesser drives (e.g. Intel 660p) actually come close (SM2263 is a similar type of controller). But the E12 drives are almost as good there and have more potential power under the hood. It's just that you will rarely use it.

So you can't really go wrong. But I wouldn't say they are equal, either. It's just that at the same price I generally wouldn't suggest one over the other.
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yermomsmom wrote: I just got a sabrent nvme pci-e SSD on sale. Came out to 193 cad with taxes shipping and duties. Anyone know how these compare?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13113328-sabre ... rchV2Algo1
I found that thread somewhat distasteful, the OP was trying to convince folks this unknown brand outperforms the two ADATA drives I mentioned. I would send it back and buy the GAMMIX Pro.

My two cents.
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I'll wait for Amazon sale since there's no taxes there.
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$99.99 for 512GB
Only dead fish go with the flow.
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Hmm, I wish I knew if Walmart was gonna ship my EVO.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I found that thread somewhat distasteful, the OP was trying to convince folks this unknown brand outperforms the two ADATA drives I mentioned. I would send it back and buy the GAMMIX Pro.

My two cents.
+1. Why buy an unknown brand that virtually no one has tested? With ADATA (and buying from Newegg), at least you know what the return and warranty experience would be if something goes sour.
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I grabbed this on the last Amazon deal. Already installed it. It's fantastic. Read speeds sit around 3500mb/s as advertised, and I also have a 500gb 970 EVO that my OS sits on and has similar read speeds.
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HyperTech wrote: will this work to replace the 256gb one in my brand new lenovo laptop i just bought?

lenovo-canada-legion-y540-17-c-gaming-l ... b-2287938/
If it's a full-sized NVMe it should work, but confirm the machine spec... I think you'll want a 2280 slot.

NewEgg returns aren't the most painless if I recall (possible restocking fee).
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redflagdealsguy wrote: If it's a full-sized NVMe it should work, but confirm the machine spec... I think you'll want a 2280 slot.

NewEgg returns aren't the most painless if I recall (possible restocking fee).
Buy from their eBay store to get some protection from Paypal.
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What kind of protection does paypal offer over a cc?
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HyperTech wrote: What kind of protection does paypal offer over a cc?
If Newegg gives you trouble on return you can file a dispute with PayPal as a 2nd option - PayPal tends to side with buyers.
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Here's the speed test. Left is ADATA XPG GAMMIX 1TB and right is Samsung 970 EVO 500GB.
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$219.99 all in on Amazon, so depending on your sales tax and Amazon easy returns, perhaps even better.

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