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Get the 500GB.

The only really noticeable difference in speed is if you were moving large files like 4k videos. 

The random speeds on SATA vs NVME is barely noticeable regarding the system/game performance. 

 

Or check how much does the SX8200 Pro cost, its usually a lot cheaper and better than the 970EVO so you may be able to maybe get 500GB NVME if it's cheap where you live. 

 

For SATA drives, also check Crucial MX500. 

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I was originally going to get the 970 250 GB (NVMe) over the 860 250 GB, but I have noticed that there is a 500 GB version of the 860 for around the same price.

Is it the better deal?

 

I've been told here that I am unlikely to notice the speed difference between the two, at which point I have started wondering if it might be a better idea to get the one with more space instead.

 

Is this the case, or should I still go for the 970 250GB over the 860 500GB?

 

Thanks.

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Likely neither, Samsung drives are far too overpriced I'm certain you can still find a 500gb NVMe drive for cheaper than both Evos you're looking at.


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Get the 500GB.

The only really noticeable difference in speed is if you were moving large files like 4k videos. 

The random speeds on SATA vs NVME is barely noticeable regarding the system/game performance. 

 

Or check how much does the SX8200 Pro cost, its usually a lot cheaper and better than the 970EVO so you may be able to maybe get 500GB NVME if it's cheap where you live. 

 

For SATA drives, also check Crucial MX500. 

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6 hours ago, Princess Luna said:

Likely neither, Samsung drives are far too overpriced I'm certain you can still find a 500gb NVMe drive for cheaper than both Evos you're looking at.

Recommend me some.

As long as the model is available at Siewert & Kau, I should be able to get it (https://shop.siewert-kau.de/storage).

 

6 hours ago, WereCat said:

Or check how much does the SX8200 Pro cost, its usually a lot cheaper and better than the 970EVO so you may be able to maybe get 500GB NVME if it's cheap where you live.

Yes, it is available. I can't tell the price, but, going from NewEgg and Amazon, it should be significantly less expensive than either the 860 or the 970.

 

6 hours ago, WereCat said:

For SATA drives, also check Crucial MX500. 

Any reaosn to go for a SATA drive over the SX8200?

 

Also, I forgot to mention in my previous post (in case it is relevant to my choice of SSD): the system I'm building is an R5 3600 RX5700 XT build with a 1TB 7200RPM HDD and a 2TB 5400 storage. It is intended for Blender 3D (modeling, sculpting, texturing, rendering), game design (UE4), video editing (YouTube quality), and gaming.

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2 hours ago, Katarn said:

Recommend me some.

As long as the model is available at Siewert & Kau, I should be able to get it (https://shop.siewert-kau.de/storage).

 

Yes, it is available. I can't tell the price, but, going from NewEgg and Amazon, it should be significantly less expensive than either the 860 or the 970.

 

Any reaosn to go for a SATA drive over the SX8200?

 

Also, I forgot to mention in my previous post (in case it is relevant to my choice of SSD): the system I'm building is an R5 3600 RX5700 XT build with a 1TB 7200RPM HDD and a 2TB 5400 storage. It is intended for Blender 3D (modeling, sculpting, texturing, rendering), game design (UE4), video editing (YouTube quality), and gaming.

The Samsung 860 is also SATA, I just threw in the MX500 as an option as its usualy much cheaper as well.

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