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Recommendation for a decent M.2 1TB SSD

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Duke Nil, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Duke Nil

    Duke Nil Maha Guru

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    I've been out of the loop for a while, still using an old 250GB SATA SSD I bought in like 2013 and I'm planning on doing a full new build soon.

    M.2 seems neat and I'm sick of having to uninstall games to make room for others so I'd like to have 1TB minimum, but I don't know much about quality/performance between different brands and models

    I'd mainly be storing the OS and games on it but I also do work from home sometimes which involves lots of file transfers, so good R/W performance would be nice. Price is pretty flexible, I'd consider anywhere in the $150-$350 range but of course cheaper is always preferable if there isn't a huge benefit.

    I'm starting to do some research now but any advice would be welcome :)
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    970 Evo is flatout the best one you can buy for the price.

    You can find it for 280-300~ USD.
     
  3. Margalus

    Margalus Member Guru

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    As Agent stated, the Samsung 960/970 EVO will be the best value. One thing you need to be careful about though, not all m2 sockets are created equal. Some m2 motherboards will only use sata, not nvme. Some will be nvme and not sata. You want to make sure the mb you get utilizes nvme and not sata.
     
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  4. Duke Nil

    Duke Nil Maha Guru

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    oh weird, good to know
     

  5. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    I thought about getting a second 960 pro and going raid but then i watched this , last night i bought a 970pro 1tb for £280.

    Im currently running a 960 pro and a 960 evo, both are 512gb and both only run about 2k on seq read populated, im just hoping the 970 pro 1tb is not impacted so much when it has data on it.
     
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  6. The Goose

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    Well...my 970pro arrived today while i was at work, its now installed and my os cloned( but not with samsung migration...that kept giving failed clone), now comparing the 960pro and the 970pro with the same data on i have to say the write speed has gone from 1800 to 2500mb/s but the read speed is in the same ballpark of 2k, am i happy...yes, am i impressed.......no, i did a quick load test of Eurotruck sim 2, with all my mods it was taking a consistent 3min and 46secs from exe to main menu screen( not the profile screen) on the 970pro a consistent 3:40 second... a 6 second decrease in load time, i will be selling my 960evo 512gb and had planned on switching out my 960 pro 512gb for a second 970 pro 1tb but i dont think i`ll bother now.

    In conclusion....
    Is the 970pro 1tb a worthy upgrade from a sata ssd....hell yeah with the sales on, but from a 960 pro...only if you need a larger drive and while the prices are low.
     
  7. SteveJ12

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    Samsung 970evo or 970pro both are good SSD. The only difference in both are writing speed , pro has bit faster than evo also cost almost 70-100$ more than evo. So you can consider buying anyone from them. Both worth your money
     
  8. pokerapar88

    pokerapar88 Ancient Guru

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    I just got an HP EX920 1TB M.2 drive (it was tested here in Guru3D) and I can't be happier for the price.
     
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  9. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    Have to +1, I just got a 500gb version just for System, my otehr NVME is MP500 960gb that cost me last year 570USD on amazon
    This HP even thou 500gb beats my otehr one in every category and most important never passed 65 Celsius under load, the MP500 without cooler could pass 100
    And these HP drives are UBER cheap all around, the 500gb on Newegg is almost free, i mean 89$ for 500Gb NVMe and just peanuts 179$ for a whole 1Tb
    OMG, these prices just made me want to buy another one, maybe 1Tb to replace my MP500

    P.S.. the only minus with these drives is that they have no 'back', dont expect company made driver nor company made software, its all Windows 10 powered and i have no complaints
     
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  11. Duke Nil

    Duke Nil Maha Guru

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    Thanks guys, ended up getting a 970 Evo 1TB a while back and it's been great
     
  12. bigcid1

    bigcid1 Master Guru

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    I just paid 149.00 for that HP EX920 1TB M.2 on newegg today
    that's crazy !
     
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