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Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by tfroggydawg, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. ipv6ready

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    With Sm and more so with Pm versions, the actual device it was pulled from can have a big difference (for SSD) in speed. Due to the firmware customisation for different products even from the same OEM.

    It is very unlikely you can upgrade firmware on these ssd to change its profile.

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    SM -> most will be rated at full speed as OEM use SM on performance models where power usuage is not the ultimate factor ie high end gaming and workstation laptops / Desktops

    PM drives especially m2 form factor could have firmware designed for a ultra low power mode for a mid end tablet, sacrificing speed for battery longevity but another PM from the same vendor might be for high end laptops meaning full speed.
     
  2. GMLP

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    Any retailers have preorder up yet? Or do we have to wait until 7th May? Figure this will go to the AUD 1k mark considering how crazy pricing in Australia is.
     
  3. c4dderly

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    AUD pricing...

    970 Evo 250/500GB/1TB/2TB - 219/429/599/1159
    970 Pro 512GB/1TB - 449/859
     
  4. bcann

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    $20 for evo to pro + 12GB for 500GB Models.... thats the sweet spot.
     
  5. GMLP

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    You found a retailer site listed those yet? They vary up to $100 from one shop to the next from what I've seen.
     
  6. c4dderly

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    Scorptec
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Mmmmm, nice, wasn't even aware that the 970 was coming out.
     
  8. akashra

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    Are those prices right? At basically the same price for a 500 you may as well go a Pro, but at the 1TB level the difference is insane.
     
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    Seems Samsung have dropped prices but local stores still showing old pricing.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/samsung-lowers-prices-for-970-evo-and-pro-ssd-considerably.html

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    Samsung 970 EVO (review here)

    • $109.99 for the 250 GB model = 44 cents per GB
    • $199 for 500 GB = 40 cents per GB
    • $399 for its 1 TB = 40 cents per GB
    • $799 for 2 TB = 40 cents per GB
    Samsung 970 PRO (review here)

    The 970 PRO I was complaining about the most, these now also are a notch cheaper, albeit I should not use the word cheap here.

    • $249.99 for the 512 GB = 49 cents per GB
    • $499.99 for 1024GB = 49 cents per GB
     
  11. GMLP

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    Not a single store seems to have 970 drives in stock. Best estimate I've seen is 18/05. What's going on?
     
  12. melatonin

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    best mSATA drive? 250 GB to 500GB, been looking at some cheaper ones on ebay king spec/sandisc but I'm thinking probably just better to get a samsung (Samsung 860 EVO 250GB mSATA V-NAND SSD) unless there is something around the same price point or less.
     
  13. OJR

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    PCCG has the 970 Evo 250 and 500GB drives in stock.
     
  14. GMLP

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    Not sure why there's a tight supply of stock for high capacity 970 models.
     
  15. ChinoPD

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    Man, these prices are a lot nicer compared to when I bought 2 of my 950 Pros! Good stuff. It looks like I can move to a single 1TB for a games drive and a smaller 250GB for an OS\apps drive for the next build. If I can hold out for longer perhaps I could increase the capacity even more.
     
  16. Myne_h

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    Well, I don't feel too bad about getting a 960 evo a month or so ago. The 970 looks evolutionary rather than game changing and pricing has barely changed.
     
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    Depends on your use case I guess. The 1TB 970 Pro can run sustained writes of 2000MB/s indefinitely, a flat line on the graphs. That's just insane, nothing else can even come close.
    Generally speaking though, I have to agree. I've often considered switching my 512MB 960 Pro for a much larger SATA SSD, for my own use case even NVME is probably unnecessary IMO. In the end though I'll just keep the 960 Pro because M.2 = no cables, and why bother getting rid of it now that I have it?
     
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    How do you think I feel? I bought a 960 Pro 1TB a few weeks ago.
     
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