Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by ViperAnaf, Nov 24, 2021.
what is the difference?
one is more expensive than the other...
Sorry, besides the standard model I just found this:
This is the version with a heat spreader.
But the /AM version? Pffffff....... no clue, sorry.
really weird - 2 of the models exist on newegg...
Why don't you not ask them?
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
Didnt Samsung make a version without cache?
The second one has a playstation 5 compatible emblem on the amazon box picture
980 Pro has DRAM cache on all models, vanilla 980 does not have DRAM cache on any model.
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.
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.