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[Staples] Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD ($189.99 or $199.99)

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Newbie
Jun 18, 2017
50 posts
28 upvotes
Hmmmm.. with the $10 staples coupon this is nearly the same price as the Sabrent

While real world performance there won't be any differences, I've got a B550 board so the only thing Sabrent has going would be for the sake of having a PCIe 4.0 drive in a PCIe 4.0 slot. However for longevity and reliability it's Samsung all the way. What to do...
Newbie
Dec 8, 2018
44 posts
40 upvotes
I have this in my Dell XPS 8930 right now :

Micron 2200 NVMe 256GB SSD M.2 2280 Gen3 x4

Can I replace it with this 1TB Samsung ?


Also, what migration software would you recommend ?
I read that the warranty on Samsung SSD's for Canada is not easy to have honored since you can't register devices on Samsung's website. Is that still true since this is a "canadian" model ?

Thank you !
Member
Feb 19, 2017
481 posts
313 upvotes
I'm not sure this is worth it compared to the WD SN750 which was recently on for $160, and I expect we'll see it for that or lower before Christmas. The Samsung drive is better, but not by much - probably not worth a $30 (~20%) price difference.

That said, I've only ever bought Samsung or Crucial SSDs. Can't go wrong with a Samsung drive.
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Jun 18, 2017
50 posts
28 upvotes
50centdollars wrote: I'm not sure this is worth it compared to the WD SN750 which was recently on for $160, and I expect we'll see it for that or lower before Christmas. The Samsung drive is better, but not by much - probably not worth a $30 (~20%) price difference.

That said, I've only ever bought Samsung or Crucial SSDs. Can't go wrong with a Samsung drive.
You got a point. Heck, even SN550 you won't notice a difference in everyday usage. I've had a Samsung m.2 drive in my current setup for 3 years, no issues. I think people read too much into sequential reads/writes and other benchmarks that don't mean shit all, the biggest factor I believe is price and reliability. And now that I think about it a bit more, I probably want this one over the Sabrent
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Jan 19, 2005
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Has anyone done any speed tests with launching VM's when using an SATA SSD vs. a NVMe drive? I have a good SSD already, and thinking about adding a NVMe for the VM stuff.
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Dec 8, 2018
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Has anyone cloned their existing NVMe SSD with a PCI express x4 adapter like this one (Amazon.ca):

GLOTRENDS M.2 PCIE NVME Adapter Card with Full Covering Aluminum Heatsink for PC Desktop, PCIE GEN3 Full Speed (PA09-HS)

It's 19,99$ and there's a version without a heatsink that's 14,99$. I was looking at USB-C enclosures to do the cloning, but they're like 30-40$ and with the PCI adapter, I can leave in my old SSD to use as more storage instead of having something plugged outside my case.
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Jun 20, 2020
1363 posts
1082 upvotes
Toronto
redflagdealsguy wrote: Well-done.

They'll fly soon enough.
"This item is no longer available from the seller you selected."

Sold out...
Jep4444 wrote: For a second I thought that was 2TB cause of the error in the listing and got excited. Disappointed Face
I got excited also...
Member
Aug 20, 2018
255 posts
265 upvotes
Nothing that delivers under 4 GB/s (XSX) will be compatible with next-gen console ports, and ideally you'd want at least 5.5 GB/s (PS5) to be guaranteed fully compatible.

Currently the only choice is 980 Pro, though Sabrent has announced one that'll be even faster and probably cheaper.

Bigbrain move might be to buy two of these cheaper ~3.5 GB/s drives and put them in RAID0 to double performance, then use them only for game installs with your OS on a more reliable SATA SSD since there's no practical difference for Windows and you'll save a lot of write cycles on your more expensive NVMEs.
Jr. Member
Sep 1, 2018
150 posts
148 upvotes
Toronto
shayne85 wrote: Are there computers out there with M.2 NVMe PCIE 4.0?
Yea the AMD Ryzen platforms support that. Intel will be supporting that with their Rocket lake platform next year.
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Sr. Member
Nov 18, 2014
535 posts
510 upvotes
Calgary, AB
Thanks! Just ordered this for $185 using the staples $15 off >$200 coupon with a $0.46 filler!
First part for my new PC build :)
Newbie
Jun 18, 2020
19 posts
23 upvotes
ordered the 1tb from staples ($199 - 10$ code) October 25th, still processing. terrible. should have went with amazon (same price was $189)

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