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Samsung 980 PRO 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD $259 + Delivery ($0 to Metro/ VIC C&C) + $40 Steam Gift Card via Redemption @ Centre Com

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Unleash the power of the Samsung PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 980 PRO for your next-level computing. Leveraging the PCIe 4.0 interface, the 980 PRO delivers double the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0 while being backward compatible for PCIe 3.0 for added versatility.

This SSD is compatiable with the PS5 if you buy a heatsink: This is the one I bought (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324492200271)

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  • +14 votes

    https://www.computeralliance.com.au/2tb-samsung-980-pro-m.2-...

    There is this offer as well for those wanting to go big. I am still on the fence as to if I should grab an internal SSD now or wait it out for a price drop.

    • +9 votes

      Cheers for the Neg!!!

      • +1 vote

        I didn't neg ya but I was tossing at one stage whether to go 2tb or 1tb before realizing if I buy 2tb, I won't get the instant $300 writeoff deduction.

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          Can you shed some light on this ?

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            @ChipsChicky: 1tb can be had under $300 as per title.

            When you do tax return, you can instantly claim 100% deduction if you use your computer for work (or income earning purposes - aka Crypto lol) and the expenses is under $300.

            I use my computer for work given WFH.

            • +3 votes

              @burningrage: That's only if you use your computer 100% of the time for work purposes. If you get audited, prepare to back up that claim.

            • +3 votes

              @burningrage: if you did your tax return on that same PC :) then that's not work related so not 100%

              • -1 vote

                @vid_ghost: See that is very debatable. How is it that ATO allows tax deduction if we hire a tax accountant to do our tax return but if we use our own computer to do it our tax return then suddenly it becomes private. There is a compulsion to do tax return which in my view a necessity in order to (assert) our true assessable income for the year.

                It is also the same debate as bank charges on bank account where salaries come in. Clearly you need to have a bank account otherwise (assessable) salaries won't be able to be received.

                Bear in mind I am not saying that I use this computer 100% purely for generating assessable income or work purposes (if I did, it was in jest) but I would say a good 80% of the time and I only have to prove it with my diary for 1 month as representative for the whole year.

                • -1 vote

                  @burningrage: kill me now of I had to sit at a computer to make money. Fresh air for me err day 😘

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                  @burningrage: Well, as you said, the fact that you use it 80% of the time for work, means that it is only 80% tax deductible not 100%. I mean you do you, but what I hear people trying to pass of as tax deductible is wild. I heard someone that said that they could write off their new fridge buy because they have a home office and, yeah… that's not how that works. But shrug

                  • +1 vote

                    @davowan: Nah. Fridge is one bridge too far for me mate. Mine only stops at PC and yes it is 80% of the cost of the NVMe. It is still better than nothing.

      • +7 votes

        upvoted to counter the neg

        • +3 votes

          upvoted to counter your neg for upvoting to counter his neg…

    • +5 votes

      Im not going to upgrade until i can put a 2tb in there at a reasonable price - at least until the 2tb is less than twice the price of the 1tb. Will wait it out.

      • +5 votes

        This, 1TB is not big enough. 2TB is too expensive.

      • +2 votes

        Yea when a 2tb is the same price basically as buying a Digital PS5, I cant warrant that either. I went for the 1tb as it gives me approx 1.7tb of space all up now which is enough

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      The 2tb model is available at IJK and Umart as well for the same price.

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      Damn, I bought one on 18th August. Missed out on the credit. On the upside, I did benefit from the Ebay Plus and Afterpay discounts, so the pricing balances out.

  • +3 votes

    mwave is also doing the same promo.

    I did a small little spreadsheet if you are interested in finding out what the best purchase price to steam credit amount is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GKEQOvUFkw1BirRraWlI...

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    Is the steam code amount in USD or AUD?

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      AUD

    • +1 vote

      MSI gave me $40 USD for a MSI B550 Mortar montherboard that i paid $146 on sale for

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        I'm just not sure whether this constant upgrade on 3700X based system is worth the effort. Also, given it is AMD which screwed B450/X470 owners (a lot of those boards can support PCIe gen4 SSD since that's done by the CPU, but AMD blocked it on using microcode / AGESA) and Ryzen 3xxx series CPU in general (those AGESA bug fixes are needed so we cannot use the earliest AGESA which doesn't block PCIe gen4), I'd rather use that money towards the next system later on. PCIe gen5 is coming, and for PCIe gen4 to really make sense, I just don't think 3700X is ideal. Don't get me wrong, it is more about generally, most of us don't need a PCIe gen4 SSD.

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    What happened to solid-state prices?? This seems a big drop all of a sudden - or I just wasn't paying attention.

  • +1 vote

    I just put my 980 pro 2TB on eBay for sale and saw this deal.

    T_T

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    anyone have any recommendations for heatsink for this m.2?

    I have a kingston A2000 as an OS drive should I replace this as the OS drive or leave it as a gaming drive?

    • +1 vote

      this would benefit more so as an OS drive with games on it aswell, but really the differences are so minor either way

    • +1 vote

      I posted the heatsink recommended for use with a ps5, the ebay link will take you there

    • +1 vote

      I'm using one of those Jeyi Warship heatsinks. Just make sure that the little screws on the side clear your motherboard's heat plate/PCIe release lever.

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    1TB WD Black SN850 without heatsink $249 including delivery on Amazon.

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      Got a link? Cheapest I found was $270

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        Seller has now raised price to $269. Probably getting a lot of sales now the PS5 update has been widely released and decided to raise price.

  • +1 vote

    How does the Samsung 980 PRO compare to the WD SN850 - Both of these drives do 7000Mbps Read and 5000Mbps Write. ( i'm not sure what one to buy )

    The WD SN850 1TB has higher IOPS (1M random read, 720K random write) VS Samsung 980 Pro 1TB (690K reads, 660K write).

    Tweaktown reviewed the SN850 while comparing it to the 980 Pro: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9664/wd-black-sn850-1tb-nv...
    "As it stands today, we can confidently say the WD Black SN850 is the best performing flash-based consumer SSD money can buy."
    "Pros
    User experience
    Gaming
    1,000,000 IOPS/7,000 MB/s"
    "Cons
    None"

    • +1 vote

      The 980 Pro reports slightly lower speeds I think, at least in a PS5 use-case, but it does run at a cooler temperature when under load. Bit of a trade-off, just go for what ever is cheaper I think. That's what I'll be doing when there's a good 2TB deal.

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        Cooling really doesn't matter for nvme ssds. Heatsinks for ssds are basically snake oil.

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          For Gen4? I thought they typically shave 10/up to 20°C off heat at peak operation, depending on the drive and the heatsink. That's not insignificant.

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            @OfTheOverflow: Shaving 10-20°C off is useless unless the drive hits 70+ degrees at which point it thermal throttles. You won't thermal throttle an ssd unless you read/write several terabytes, empty it then redo it constantly. You will literally fill up this drive in 3 minutes. Gaming doesn't really read/write enough to cause an issue either.

            Unlike cpus/gpus, ssds performance doesn't change regardless if it is at 0 degrees or 60 degrees too.

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              @JerraJones: Well I have to assume Sony knows what their talking about, and who knows - maybe with games designed around these SSDs as standard in 5 years there might be unforeseen consequences.

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      Both are good drives. The 980 Pro is slightly slower and cheaper. The SN850 probably is better in terms of bugs. 980 Pro had some SLC caching bugs which a recent firmware has supposedly fixed, but there are a few people reporting that the issue comes back.

  • +5 votes

    Watch out, Samsung has done what other SSD manufacturers have been doing and downgraded the components without changing the product code:

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/samsung-confirms-970-evo-p...

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      I think i will avoid the Samsung then… I'll grab a WD SN850 1TB for my next nvme when i need more storage space..

      • +2 votes

        WD had been substituting components too (not on that model though), as has Crucial.

    • +1 vote

      Thats only for the 970, no changes have been made to the 980. There is a chance they may in the future but currently nothing has been made

      • -1 vote

        If you read the article he linked to it says changes may have been made to the 980 pro.

        • +1 vote

          I certainly did read it, did you bother to read my comment or the article.
          Quote from the article "The manufacturer may be considering making similar changes to the 980 Pro"
          Now tell me how what I said was incorrect? Cause I'm pretty sure you just read the title of the article and not the actual article

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            @Thunder-Wombat: The article shows two different spec datasheets for the 980 PRO so that is saying it is possible that the specs have changed.

            The article says the manufacturer may be considering changes. The article does not say that Samsung have not yet made any changes.

            For the logic impaired, saying 'I am considering having sandwiches for lunch in the future' does not mean that you have never had sandwiches for lunch before.

    • +2 votes

      ahh shit I totally forgot about this… Samsung of all people.

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        They pulled this on me with the Galaxy S4.
        Had different hardware in the demo device at the Telstra store, which could power my 8-ohm headphones.
        I bought one, and it had a different amplifier, which couldn't run them at all (very weird noises).
        They fixed this 6 months later with a firmware update.

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      It's actually an upgrade. They put the Elpis controller from the 980 Pro into 970 Evo Plus to replace the current Phoenix controller. As a result, the updated version can write at up to 3300 MB/s for 115 GB, before dropping down to about 900 MB/s. The old one would write at up to 3300 MB/s for 42GB, then decrease to 1700 MB/s.

      So for those who write less than 42GB in one go, there is no difference between the old and new 970 Evo Plus. For those who write at up to 115GB at once, go for the new version. For those who write more than 115 GB in one go, you would be better with the old version, but I think you should actually be using a older 970 Pro (up to 2700 MB/s constant write performance) just for the write endurance if you are writing this much!

      And, the part number and box of the updated 970 Evo Plus is different.

      • +2 votes

        Yes, good summary.

        However, they've then removed the Elpis controller from the 980 PRO and replaced it with an unknown one, and also removed any speed reference from the spec sheet.

        Take a look here for what's changed on the 980 PRO:

        https://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=news&action=file&id=4489...

        It's fine for them to do this, but then they should give the new product a new name, not re-use the old name so that buying it becomes a "silicon lottery" as far as performance goes.

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    those prices are pretty average.

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    So I grabbed one of the 1tb drives to slap in my PS5.
    Also grabbed the heatsink OP listed in the deal.
    When adding the thermal pad should we be taking the drive sticker off??
    Does that void warranty?

    Sorry if this question has been answered on other posts.

    • +1 vote

      If you really want best possible temperature, you probably want to take the sticker off. However, the Samsung sticker itself is kinda like a mini thermal pad.

      Unless you transfer a lot games onto the SSD regularly and very often, I wouldn't worry about making sure the thermal pad and the heatsink perfect. It's not like we have heaps of PS5 only games right now. Also, I don't recommend that heatsink OP listed. I have that heatsink (bought it from AliExpress coz. it is cheap). It's not designed to allow you to screw the top metal piece so that top piece can slide out quite easily. If you use your PS5 horizontally then it is fine, but vertically, I am not sure that's a good idea.

      https://www.amazon.com.au/Fityle-Performance-Heatsink-Coolin...

      That's the type I currently use in my PS5 with the PNY CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 SSD 2TB. Cannot be bothered checking the price, but I think I got it for a bit cheaper than that. That one fits in quite tight though, especially for double sided SSD like the PNY 2TB. Make sure you leave a fair bit of space at the front so it is easy to slot it into the PS5 m.2 slot. Also, the thermal pad (the long blue one) included is a bit too long.

      It's a pity the BeQuiet one is out of stock everywhere (postage is expensive) and I just cannot wait to put the M.2 SSD into PS5.

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      Do not remove the sticker unless you want to void the warranty.

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    Thanks for your response.
    I also found this:

    https://www.hwcooling.net/en/should-you-remove-an-ssd-sticke...

    I will be leaving the sticker on.
    As for the heatsink I will see how it goes when it all turns up.
    The Fityle High Performance Heat Sinks you linked also looks good so if I have issues with the Ebay one OP listed I will give it a go.

    • +1 vote

      The heatsink recommendation from Sony is somewhat annoying. I get why Sony is recommending it: once you put the m.2 in, you would move PS5 only games from internal storage (and external HDD) into the m.2. So, initially, there is a period where sustained write comes into play, so ideally, the heatsink could prevent throttling.

      Make sure you leave a bit of space in front to make it possible to slot in the m.2. Don't force the m.2 in. If it feels like the heatsink is making it impossible to put it in, then the position of the ssd on the heatsink plate is most likely incorrect.

      https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51m0dnR2yXL.AC_SL1024.jpg

      That particular heatsink would be a tight fit in PS5, especially with a double sided m.2 SSD. I think the 1TB m.2 is single sided only so you probably don't need thermal pads on both sides (only one side). The heatsink is okay, not that great to be honest.