Samsung 980 Pro m.2 MZ-V8P1T0B/AM vs MZ-V8P1T0BW?

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  1. ViperAnaf

    ViperAnaf Master Guru

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    what is the difference?
    one is more expensive than the other...
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Why don't you not ask them? :)
     
  6. Truder

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    I seem to recall something about another sku being made due to the chip shortages? Perhaps these are those differing skus (with the new sku being slightly slower?).

    I can't seem to find any news articles about it though.... It was same time that the Adata SX8200 Pro was found to have unannounced changed specifications
     
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    Didnt Samsung make a version without cache?
     
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    The second one has a playstation 5 compatible emblem on the amazon box picture
     
  9. DrearierSpider

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    980 Pro has DRAM cache on all models, vanilla 980 does not have DRAM cache on any model.
     
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    If you want to save some bucks there is also the only slightly slower Samsung PM9A1, which is a 980 Pro OEM drive.
    Samsung excluded them from Crapgicians S.M.A.R.T monitoring, so if you have a need to monitor the drive you have to use CrystalDiskInfo or alike.

    EDIT: Those OEM drives come with no support, so to get a firmware update you need to dig around the internet while also having some luck with tracking down a new revision.
     
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    Clarified this issue in the support service. They explained, that during the shortage of chips, they created an analogue chipset "/AM" that includes rare earth metals that are different from the original..
    In terms of performance, they make sure they are the same.
     
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