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Best bang for the buck NVme drive (1tb - 2tb)

6 minutes ago, Escapenz said:

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Here are all the NVME drives sorted by best $/GB:

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/#t=0&sort=ppgb&D=1

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So i just picked up one of those AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor for next to nothing (also next to impossible to find over here) and im now looking at drives to fill it with. My PC currently does have a samsung 970 nvme but i really do not want to spend big bucks to fill it with those drives (even if they are amazing). So im looking for great options to fill it with. Drives will be run in raid 0 as it will just be for games and nothing else. So what do people recommend i go with ? 


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6 minutes ago, Escapenz said:

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Here are all the NVME drives sorted by best $/GB:

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/#t=0&sort=ppgb&D=1


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Personal recommendation is a Samsung 970 EVO. It may not be the best $/GB but it does have premium quality and excellent performance at a good price.

 

I think you can get a 1TB one on Amazon for like $180 USD.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Here are all the NVME drives sorted by best $/GB:

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/#t=0&sort=ppgb&D=1

Prefect thank you,

 

10 hours ago, NewMaxx said:

Kingston A2000, WD SN550 at 1TB. At 2TB, ADATA SX8200 Pro.

I see from the partpicker the A2000 is the best bang for my money so ill go with that

 

10 hours ago, GamerBlake said:

Personal recommendation is a Samsung 970 EVO. It may not be the best $/GB but it does have premium quality and excellent performance at a good price.

 

I think you can get a 1TB one on Amazon for like $180 USD.

 Amazing drives but really not keen to spend $740usd when they will just be in a raid 0 anyways


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500GB Evo 970 plus NVME - OS Drive | Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor 2x A2000 1TB Raid 0 - Steam Games Drive3 x 2TB WD Black HDD Raid 0 - Program Drives/Games Over Flow Drive 2x 4TB Segate HDD Raid 0 - Plex Drive Case - 

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9 hours ago, Escapenz said:

Prefect thank you,

 

I see from the partpicker the A2000 is the best bang for my money so ill go with that

 

 Amazing drives but really not keen to spend $740usd when they will just be in a raid 0 anyways

Wait $740?? No no I said $180 silly 😜 


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3 hours ago, GamerBlake said:

Wait $740?? No no I said $180 silly 😜 

I know but im after four of them :D to run in a raid in my AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor, so after i buy four will be around $720-740 with shipping


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500GB Evo 970 plus NVME - OS Drive | Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor 2x A2000 1TB Raid 0 - Steam Games Drive3 x 2TB WD Black HDD Raid 0 - Program Drives/Games Over Flow Drive 2x 4TB Segate HDD Raid 0 - Plex Drive Case - 

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On 7/7/2020 at 1:13 AM, Escapenz said:

I know but im after four of them :D to run in a raid in my AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor, so after i buy four will be around $720-740 with shipping

Ooooh I didn’t know that.

 

I wouldn’t go with the cheapest one though. Linus even did a video on why you should never buy the cheapest of anything. I’d go with a lower cost one but not the cheapest possible.


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