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970 EVO vs Sabrent Rocket

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all! I need some help understanding the price difference between these two m.2 drives.

 

Samsung 970 Evo -   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MFZXR1B/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A5EY1RUW6EL8I&psc=1

 

Sabrent - https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Rocket-Internal-Performance-SB-ROCKET-2TB/dp/B07MTQTNVR/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=2tb+m.2+ssd&qid=1568301678&s=electronics&sr=1-5

 

I plan to replace the main hard drive on a new Lenovo P53 or P73.

 

Is there a reason the Samsung is so much more expensive, are transfer rates that much better?

 

Thank you and look forward to the feedback,

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This video has all the answers to your questions if you have the spare time to watch it.

 

Bottom line is that unless you will be doing truly intensive professional work that is greatly depended on storage you are better off saving the money with the Sabrent Rocket.

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
38 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

This video has all the answers to your questions if you have the spare time to watch it.

 

Bottom line is that unless you will be doing truly intensive professional work that is greatly depended on storage you are better off saving the money with the Sabrent Rocket.

 

Awesome, thank you very much I'll take a look. Appreciate the forward :)

 

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I bought the rocket because in real world applications and every day use, you're really not going to see a noticeable performance difference between the 2 and I chose to go with high capacity since I'll definitely appreciate that more than any small speed boost. 

 

NVME drives are marketed in such a way as to make you think that there's a huge speed difference when in reality the difference is negligible 95% of the time.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 9/15/2019 at 6:52 PM, Thready said:

I bought the rocket because in real world applications and every day use, you're really not going to see a noticeable performance difference between the 2 and I chose to go with high capacity since I'll definitely appreciate that more than any small speed boost. 

 

NVME drives are marketed in such a way as to make you think that there's a huge speed difference when in reality the difference is negligible 95% of the time.

Appreciate you sharing your experience, I did go ahead and buy the Samsung 970 Evo. I primarily use my system for content creation (animation, 3D modeling, mograph). I don't know how much real world difference I experience. No way to compare the two side by side. It doesn't seem like it would be that much to be perfectly honest. M.2 drives are so damn fast it feels like splitting hairs after a certain point. If I were to do it again, I would probably have purchased two rockets. My justification was that If I'm spending all the money to have a top of the line system, why stop shot on a component that will be used literally for everything I do.

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:29 AM, jgilbreath77 said:

Is there a reason the Samsung is so much more expensive, are transfer rates that much better?

Mostly because consumers are very uninformed and see Samsung as God. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, hello_there_123 said:

Mostly because consumers are very uninformed and see Samsung as God. 

 

 

Yeah there is a Samsung Tax


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