Generally the SN850 2TB has dipped into the low $300's while the rocket 4 plus has stayed around the $400 mark, so likely the best deal will be an SN850 under $350. At one point it could have been had as low as $315.If you can, get the 2TB version of either drive, as the 2TB versions are a bit faster than the 1TB versions. If I was in the market for another NVMe drive right now, I would get either a 2TB E18 based drive such as the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, or a 2TB 980 Pro or SN 850. I would likely make my choice based on prices/deals at the time.
Most of the time, drives under 1TB have slightly lower specs compared to the bigger drives.Side question: Does anyone know if the SN850 500gb version has the same overall performance as the 1TB? I understand that I won't really see any differences in daily use, but was curious just the same...
Only quality issue I have seen for either drive is the 980 Pro's firmware write caching issue, which they rolled out a firmware to fix. At this point either should be top tier reliability.Performance is generally commensurate between Samsung and WD, the primary factor I would consider is write endurance. They seem similar in that regard as well, from what I recall when I researched them. So then I would look to quality. Are 980 Pros or SN850s having more quality issues than the other.
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