$7 cheaper than last time.
Great budget NVME SSD,
How does this compare to the Samsung 970?
Well it's nearly half the price, it's not going to be nearly as good. But unless you're using it for media production or something where you're actually hammering the SSD, a normal consumer wouldn't notice the difference.
The evo 970 is 161$ after cashback via eBay. Thinking of using for gaming, worth the extra $30?
Ah fair, good deal on the 970 EVO. Still don't think most people would notice the difference, but at that price the 970 is a good pick too
970 has RAM cache for a lot faster burst speeds, worth the extra $30, but myself am waiting for the price to go down even further.
@Blue Cat: Yeah I think I'm with you blue cat. I'm currently doing fine with my data SSD, and keeping an eye out for something 970 and cheaper
This, or Crucial P1 1TB SSD @ $122? I understand that the WD SN550 is DRAM-less
From what I understand the SN550 is a nice step up from the P1. They are both DRAM-less but the SN550 has SRAM which helps, and is TLC rather than QLC like the P1.
It's a bit faster and has better sustained performance. Personally I'd spend the extra $7 on it but up to you. You might never notice/care
ah thank you for response.
I thought Crucial P1 had DRAM (https://linustechtips.com/topic/1210770-does-the-crucial-p1-...), but I didn't realise there was another differentiation of TLC vs QLC.
I want reliability/endurance first and foremost (a hard drive is useless if its prone to failure) and I think WD have better rep than Crucial, so spending $7 more makes sense for an arbitrary increase in sense of security?
QLC definitely has worse endurance than TLC. Whether that actually matters, or whether it's just something that makes people feel better about spending more money on a drive - idk. Definitely if you're going to be using it intensively it'd be worth it