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Question bang for buck nvme 1tb or 2tb

killster1

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just curious what would be the go to drive for nvme drives nowdays. last few years id buy a ex920 for 100-110$ shipped, now i see they are 126$ the ex950 is 134$ and the sn750 black 1tb is 145$

is there any other drives i should keep a eye out for? or just buy the sn750? HOWEVER i wont purchase ADATA so dont suggest any of those.
 

NewMaxx

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1TB SN550 for $99 is the best budget option current. 2TB is trickier, SX8100 or Rocket Q most likely, but I don't consider either of those top-tier. Check my resources.
 

aigomorla

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Intel 660p is the deal that replaced the ex920.

The HP ex920 was a great deal at its time. The intel slaughtered it giving you a price of sub 190 dollars for 2TB.

However your not going to get cheap SSD's period as Dram prices have gone up.
And i expect it go up even more especially with china and the corona virus, as well as Samsung having a blackout.

You may see better deals on Enterprise drives @ 4TB on ebay tho.
I did make a post on the PM985 which is a 3.84TB NVMe, U.2 factor that i got for $425 new, which i felt that was a great deal.
 
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killster1

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Intel 660p is the deal that replaced the ex920.

The HP ex920 was a great deal at its time. The intel slaughtered it giving you a price of sub 190 dollars for 2TB.

However your not going to get cheap SSD's period as Dram prices have gone up.
And i expect it go up even more especially with china and the corona virus, as well as Samsung having a blackout.

You may see better deals on Enterprise drives @ 4TB on ebay tho.
I did make a post on the PM985 which is a 3.84TB NVMe, U.2 factor that i got for $425 new, which i felt that was a great deal.
yes i for sure saw that.. its tempting but the laptop it is going in was only 300$ so a 425$ drive for it would be interesting and id have to take it apart to make it fit (which is fine) was hoping for a little more endurance/performance then the 660p but it might just be in my mind that i need it since im using the m.2 2230? tiny 512gb drive and i think it does around 400mb/read write just to small. (i can put a SSD sata but i will need to take the case off the drive because the battery is blocking part of its place) the pm985 really sounds good tho 3.84tb and the speed is great.
 

aigomorla

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I dont think any laptop can take a U.2
And you really cant plug a U.2 in a standard Sata.

If its a laptop, you need to stick with m.2
 

killster1

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I dont think any laptop can take a U.2
And you really cant plug a U.2 in a standard Sata.

If its a laptop, you need to stick with m.2
my i actually was thinking about it a hour ago and realized "wow such a awesome drive but if i have a sata adapter its going to suck with speed so why bother with a 3000mb/s drive :( ) it has sata and nvme i really dont know about u.2 ill have to read about the adapters right now. back to idea of a sn750 1tb and a old 1tb sata 850 evo laying around dissembled)
 

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For a budget pick, the WD SN550 is a solid value at $100.

The next step I would go with would be a drive like the Corsair MP510 for $135, or the WD SN750 or Seasonic 510 for $150 (would lean towards the SN750 when the same price).
 

killster1

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For a budget pick, the WD SN550 is a solid value at $100.

The next step I would go with would be a drive like the Corsair MP510 for $135, or the WD SN750 or Seasonic 510 for $150 (would lean towards the SN750 when the same price).
ya already looked at the 145$ 1tb sn750 i guess thats the one to get, i dont watn to budget i want bang for buck :p really have no budget in mind and also looked at the 2tb ex950 for 242$ as well.
 

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