1TB 3500R/3000MB/s 5YR WTY
is this a qlc or mlc?
buy this or crucial P2?
Is this worth the extra $40 over Kingston A2000 1TB?
probably not, while the 980 is faster it's dramless so it has weaker sustained performance. Depends on your use case.
googled online, it mentioned A2000 has intermittent freeze issue? Does this bug fix?
This or 970 evo?
970 evo plus seem to be slightly better (and cheaper too). This 980 is DRAM-less so it's more about cost cutting
I am looking for a 1tb 970 evo plus atm. Do you have a link for cheaper than $178? (not being sarcastic If I find it for $180 right now I'll buy it)
If you need one RIGHT NOW then i guess this is the cheapest under $200
Beware that some listing are EVO without the Plus.
it was definitely under $180 from previous deal, but if you need one right now, i think $200 is a fair price.
@humbala: yea unfortunately missed out on Afterpay day, now I regret big time.
970 Evo Plus or 970 Evo is better if you have balanced read/write usage pattern. If it is mostly reads (which is generally the case for most people), then 980's larger SLC cache does help. 980 is DRAMless though.
Checkout this review since with the increase of the SLC cache, some standard tests won't test the tougher situations:
980 is Samsung's DRAMless offering. Also, once the SLC cache runs out, it is pretty much just the TLC NAND raw speed. However, its generally larger SLC cache does help (that includes in benchmark tests). Samsung optimised this for reads.
980 is meant to compete with WD Blue SN550 I reckon. WD Blue SN500 does perform better in sustained writes (and most writes situation), but Samsung 980's SLC cache does help in most read situations. However, given that price point, I still think with most Samsung SSDs, best to get them when there is a decent promotion.
Is this a deal? Seems your asking which model nvme to buy and this would be better posted in the forums.
Cheaper than other stores so I guess that makes it okay to post.
Pity this SSD is excluded from the current Samsung SSD promotion. Though considered you don't get much cashback from 970 EVO Plus, it does get a bit tricky, especially if you have light usage.
That's what I mean, the price is just 'okay'. nothing special about the SSD or the price really. I'm more getting at the quality of the post. It's really asking for advice rather than actually being a deal.
How do these compare to WD Black then?