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[eBay Plus] 1TB SSD Samsung 970 EVO PLUS PCIe NVMe M.2 $193.50 Delivered @ Futu Online eBay

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3,500MB/s and 3,300MB/s, respectively; Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 600,000 IOPS Random Read.
5 Year Warranty

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Edit: Slight price rise from $188.10 to $193.50 or 2.9%

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  • +1 vote

    Is it worth for now? Or I can wait till the next shopping festive, like April.

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      if you need it for work urgently, then it's worthy

      • +2 votes

        I can wait. So for me it is not a good price, am I right.

        • +2 votes

          It is a good price, but not the cheapest (if you include cashbacks). These will continue to drop though, so maybe in April it could be 180 or 170.

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    Wow isn't this a really great price? It's currently $279 on PCCG and I haven't found even a non-evo for this kind of price!

    • +3 votes

      good price and no need to go through the hassle of lodge and wait for cash back ….

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        Bigger original price means steeper discount when using discount payments (ebay gift cards), and better self satisfaction at being an ozbargainer. If you give up discount for hassle, might as well buy everything at RRP.

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    I'm new to all of this (PCs) and so I was wondering what real world difference having this particularly SSD makes compares with others, such as the the budget Crucial P1.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-970-evo-plus-ss...

    Am I right in thinking it's pretty marginal for the price? At least in respect of loading times? Or am I missing something?

    • +6 votes

      Personally, I buy Samsung SSD's for general desktop/laptop use because price, performance and reliability are consistent, and they've provided useful software for cloning disks and maintaining SSD health.

    • +6 votes

      Speeds differences aren't too noticeable depending on workload imo. What's important is reliability and Samsung are a leader nowadays.

      So I've got an 870 evo for the boot drive and may down the line get a cheaper m.2 for games.

      • +3 votes

        @norkle, @ Caped Baldy, good to know. Reliability is definitely worth paying for with storage. And probably something that isn't covered very well by tech reviewers as they just take a performance snapshot without long term follow up.

    • +2 votes

      The biggest difference I've noticed between the 970 and ones like the crucial, is long sustained write speeds. So things like gaming and every day use you wont really notice a difference- but if you're working with large 4k videos you will get a reasonable difference. As well, as others have said, reliability of samsung drives is second to none.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks good to know. I'm personally okay spending money when it gives a functional (or even aesthetic benefit), but I'm fine with lower grade stuff if my performance requirements aren't demanding.

        • +1 vote

          The Adata XPG SX8200 Pro can be pretty on par with the Samsung 970 too, and is regularly cheaper. Sabrent Rockets are a good one to look into as well.

          • +1 vote

            @ONEMariachi: Thanks. I ended up getting a WD for my build a few months ago…

            https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-blue-sn550-m2-nvme-s...

            as it seems to fit my needs (a bit of gaming, but also just general computing with a tiny bit of light music recording/video editing)

            What I can't quite get my head around currently is that NVME and 2.5 inch SATA drives seem to around the same price for a basic 1T, yet SATA is much slower. I was hoping to have a NVME as my boot and then buy a few bigger capacity SATA drives for storage, but there's no price advantage in doing so. And to be honest, I'm not even sure if I would be able to tell the difference between NVME and SATA if its just storage for games and documents.

            I guess not everyone has an M2 slot, and there's still demand for SATA. And my current mobo has 2 M2 slots and about 4 SATAs so there's that.

            • +1 vote

              @huggsymersh: yeah, i think you've nailed it. M2 is still a small aspect of motherbaords compared to how many sata slots are available on average, so it's still keeping demand high, but yeah there is no real advantage beyond that to keeping a sata ssd over a NVME. NVME has dropped in price considerably, pre covid there was a deent price difference between them.

              However, it is also worth noting that an M2 slot can still use Sata pathways- so keep that in mind when you are looking. Sata connector and SATA pathways, M2 connector with SATA pathways, or M2 connector with PCIE pathways(NVME), are your 3 options.

              • +1 vote

                @ONEMariachi: Your second point I know too well. I asked for a M2 NVME drive and after a few days I noticed in the bios or somewhere that the drive was delivering 400mbs. I then looked at the packaging and realised that the guy at the store had handed me a M2 SATA drive instead of the NVME I'd paid for. I was in too much of a rush/noob to check.

                It was a quick hassle free exchange thankfully.

                Interestingly, day to day running I couldn't really tell the difference in performance/load times between the two drives. Who's got a stopwatching counting milliseconds after all. But definitely wanted to receive what I paid for.

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                  @huggsymersh: For most things, you won't notice anything between them. Most developers have yet to change their apps to utilise them to the best of their abilities yet. With the new consoles using pcie 4 SSD's though, i reckon at least gaming in the next 2 years will start to see a serious improvement for NVME though.

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                    @ONEMariachi: Actually I was trying to future proof by getting a budget NVME for boot, rather than a SATA for boot. But I now realise I did it the wrong way round. I should have stuck with SATA for boot for now, then after things get optimised for NVME, get that one of those for boot and relegate SATA for storage.

                    But by the time that happens my CPU 5 3600 and GPU RX 5600XT will all be out of date anyway.

                    Super interesting to see consoles driving innovation at the moment. Building my PC has made me realise how powerful/compact the Xbox Series X is for the price. Even if it's loss leading, it's still humbling!

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                      @huggsymersh: yeah, it's good to see it happening and driving innovation, cos they've been behind the 8ball for several gens now.

                      Haha yeah, I built a SFFPC myself, and barely more powerful (3700x/2080s) and yeah a good 30% larger than the xbox haha. The xbox looks quite nice as form factor, as much as prefer sony, the ps5 is an eyesore to me (I finally just got one and it was faulty, noooo).

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                        @ONEMariachi: I think my PC came in at double the price of an Xbox Series X, at 3x the size and half the performance!

                        But I can do things with it other than games so it's worth it to me.

                        I wish they unlocked the console so you could also use it as a desktop PC as it would be more than powerful enough. But i guess they need to protect the margins of their different sales channels, tho not quite sure how this works.

                        I agree on PS5 tho. They really went out on a limb their with the design. Quite polarising. I've had every PS up til now but I'll happily skip the first gen PS5 until they make it a little less out there.

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                        @ONEMariachi: Sorry meant to say commiserations about your broken PS5 as well. Hopefully you can get a replacement soon.

    • +5 votes

      because this is not a flash drive. it is an m.2 form factor NVMe drive. flash drives do not handle the workload of SSD.

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    How likely this will be supported by PS5? We still don't have a compatibilty list for PS5 SSDs yet.

    • +3 votes

      Not happening. 970 EVO isn't a PCI-E Gen 4 SSD.

      The PS5’s expansion bay won’t accept just any M.2 SSD. In order to ensure performance compatibility with the PS5’s high-speed SSD — and physical compatibility with the size of the expansion bay — Sony will be certifying individual M.2 SSDs for the PS5, which uses the new PCI Express 4.0 standard. Cerny said that it’s “likely” that certifications will begin arriving “a bit past” the console’s launch this fall.

      From here

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        Thanks, then I will pass this one. 980 Pro should be the one to go

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    Is it worth upgrading from 970 EVO to 970 EVO PLUS?
    seems just the write speed is slightly better

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      Depends on your use case?

    • +6 votes

      No is the simple answer.

      If your use case is one which requires you to have a faster (or the fastest) SSD, you'd be looking to buy a Gen 4 drive. If you already have a 970 EVO, it's very unlikely that a use case would justify the spending $180 for the minor improvements gained out of the PLUS model but 'not' dishing out more for the Gen 4.

      • +2 votes

        Thanks mate, totally make sense!
        Will skip this deal for now, saved me $180 :)

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      No.

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      It's worth it if you need another drive and your system doesn't support PCIe Gen 4. Then you can shuffle the drives around and get slightly faster read/write speeds with better efficiency.

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    A question…

    I only use my pc for work (photoshop etc) but no gaming.

    Would I need to buy an SSD NVMe drive or would the 'old' SSD drive be sufficient?

    • +1 vote

      If you're working with huge quantities of video editing, you will see the speed differences with NVMe. If you're working with photos, this may be the case if youre moving thousands of RAW files at once. But you will likely be limited to the speed of either the internet, or the other devices you're using, especially so if that involves external drives. So in general, SATA is fine.

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    Purchased this a while back on 28 Degrees. Do they honour price differences when it is with an eBay discount code?

    • +2 votes

      Yes, I've done it in the past. I bought this drive for $335 almost a year ago, and I've now claimed for this lowest price. I love my 28D card!

      • +2 votes

        It has a lifetime limit of 20K, at this rate you are going to hit that limit soon!

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          Thanks, appreciate the reply :)

  • +1 vote

    this or a2000??? like i know the speeds good, but worth the extra $50?

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      keen to know this too!

    • +3 votes

      Depends on your usage.

      Yes, if you are using it for:
      - video editing regularly
      - small/medium office database
      - fast cache for various enterprise level IT systems

      No, if you are using it for:
      - gaming
      - office productivity (Microsoft office)
      - watching or streaming video

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        legend! a2000 looks like the one for me!

    • +2 votes

      Samsung is generally a better SSD brand than Kingston, who don't make their own NAND, Controller, or DRAM cache, unlike Samsung. They have higher perceived reliability overall, so it might be worth it just for that. It depends on how mission critical the system is, but I'd say it's worth it.

      • +1 vote

        Samsung definitely has better reputation.

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    Given a lot of us will be jumping on this, does anyone have any optimal usage tips e.g. OS config, boot drive vs cache, etc ?

  • +1 vote

    using this 1tb rightnow as my main boot drive, used samsung magician to clone over my OS from my old m.2
    Works likes a charm

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    Anyone used one of these bad boys for Macbook pro with an adopter by any chance?

  • +1 vote

    price got bumped up, now its $197.10 with the coupon code.