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1 hour ago, ZeRedPanda said:

bro does hardcore Warzone gaming count as home use or does this move on to need Not Good For High End Games and if so how do i figure a way to get it less expensive any particular store or should i wait for Black Friday

 

 

You don't need a top of the line Nvme SSD for gaming, it's negligible even between a sata 2.5 SSD and an Nvme. Any SSD will work about the same. What are you referring to when you say you want an SSD that's good for high end games? All an SSD will affect is load times and the difference from one SSD to another regardless of quality or speed will be negligible. If you're looking for an SSD for a game drive you could realistically get a 2TB Samsung sata drive for maybe $50 or so more than that. Or even just get a Crucial P2 Nvme 1TB SSD for $84. It will not make a difference for games.

Ive been looking for a ssd for my msi laptop and ran across a peculiar deal on bestbuy SanDisk - Extreme PRO 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive with 3D NAND Technology seems to be so outrageously discounted that was like woah is that really that good of a deal can you guys give some info or something cause its very abnormal and now im seriously prepaired to buy it but dont know if its for real or not. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-extreme-pro-1tb-pcie-gen-3-x4-nvme-internal-solid-state-drive-with-3d-nand-technology/6253906.p?skuId=6253906

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Seems to be about the normal price for that model and most mid-range 1TB Gen3 NVMes. It's not one of the expensive number-branded Samsung ones.

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Seems about average to me.  That would be a crazy low price if it was SLC.  I'm assuming it's MLC, since I don't see any specs anywhere on MLC vs TLC (god I hope not QLC).  The SSD market is just as obfuscating and confusing as the display panel market--at times.

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17 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Seems to be about the normal price for that model and most mid-range 1TB Gen3 NVMes. It's not one of the expensive number-branded Samsung ones.

then why was the origional price so high

 

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25 minutes ago, ZeRedPanda said:

Ive been looking for a ssd for my msi laptop and ran across a peculiar deal on bestbuy SanDisk - Extreme PRO 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive with 3D NAND Technology seems to be so outrageously discounted that was like woah is that really that good of a deal can you guys give some info or something cause its very abnormal and now im seriously prepaired to buy it but dont know if its for real or not. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-extreme-pro-1tb-pcie-gen-3-x4-nvme-internal-solid-state-drive-with-3d-nand-technology/6253906.p?skuId=6253906

i just really need the best 1tb ssd prefurably under $130 that i can get for playing warzone, cold war, modern warfare, etc

would this be good or is this avg and if this is just avg then what would be best for me in this price range

 

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Samsung EVO 980 Pro is probably top-end for home use (imho).  Sandisk is servicable.  Not good or bad.  Reliable and cheap (for the most part).

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5 minutes ago, ZeRedPanda said:

then why was the origional price so high

 

Probably a release MSRP. If they retain the launch price being as high as it is it's probably more attractive to the casual onlooker as to why it's discounted "so much" now.

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8 minutes ago, IPD said:

Samsung EVO 980 Pro is probably top-end for home use (imho).  Sandisk is servicable.  Not good or bad.  Reliable and cheap (for the most part).

bro does hardcore Warzone gaming count as home use or does this move on to need Not Good For High End Games and if so how do i figure a way to get it less expensive any particular store or should i wait for Black Friday

 

 

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21 minutes ago, ZeRedPanda said:

bro does hardcore Warzone gaming count as home use or does this move on to need Not Good For High End Games and if so how do i figure a way to get it less expensive any particular store or should i wait for Black Friday

 

 

for gaming, the difference between cheap and expensive NVMe SSDs is not noticable

here's a comparison on pcpartpicker

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/#f=122080&i=85&A=900000000000,18000000000000&sort=price&page=1

the Crucial P2 is a good, inexpensive option

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1 hour ago, ZeRedPanda said:

then why was the origional price so high

 

Looks like BestBuy just re-using the original MSRP when it released in 2018.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandisk-extreme-pro-m.2-nvme-3d-ssd,5538.html

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Pricing, Warranty, & Endurance

SanDisk covers the new Extreme Pro NVMe series with a five-year warranty that covers up to 300TB of data writes for the 500GB model and 600TB for the 1TB drive. Pricing at retail appears to be holding steady at $229.99 and $449.99, respectively.

 

 

1 hour ago, ZeRedPanda said:

bro does hardcore Warzone gaming count as home use or does this move on to need Not Good For High End Games and if so how do i figure a way to get it less expensive any particular store or should i wait for Black Friday

 

Hardcore Warzone means Sh!t.

All you are doing is doing to be patching the game, loading the game, etc.

To the SSD, Warzone, Minecraft, OverWatch is the same damn thing.

 

$130 for a 1TB NVMe drive is the average / typical sale price these days.

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1 hour ago, ZeRedPanda said:

bro does hardcore Warzone gaming count as home use or does this move on to need Not Good For High End Games and if so how do i figure a way to get it less expensive any particular store or should i wait for Black Friday

 

 

You don't need a top of the line Nvme SSD for gaming, it's negligible even between a sata 2.5 SSD and an Nvme. Any SSD will work about the same. What are you referring to when you say you want an SSD that's good for high end games? All an SSD will affect is load times and the difference from one SSD to another regardless of quality or speed will be negligible. If you're looking for an SSD for a game drive you could realistically get a 2TB Samsung sata drive for maybe $50 or so more than that. Or even just get a Crucial P2 Nvme 1TB SSD for $84. It will not make a difference for games.

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54 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

You don't need a top of the line Nvme SSD for gaming, it's negligible even between a sata 2.5 SSD and an Nvme. Any SSD will work about the same. What are you referring to when you say you want an SSD that's good for high end games? All an SSD will affect is load times and the difference from one SSD to another regardless of quality or speed will be negligible. If you're looking for an SSD for a game drive you could realistically get a 2TB Samsung sata drive for maybe $50 or so more than that. Or even just get a Crucial P2 Nvme 1TB SSD for $84. It will not make a difference for games.

im not sure the sata's that ive seen would fit in my laptop

 

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On 10/27/2021 at 6:45 PM, ZeRedPanda said:

im not sure the sata's that ive seen would fit in my laptop

 

If you need to have an M.2 drive then I'd really get the Crucial P2 or the Sabrent Rocket Nvme. If your laptop has a sata bay for a 2.5 SSD then that is also an option if it doesn't have the slot and it's a new laptop it should work with any m.2 sata or nvme drive that is the correct physical size for the slot.

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Loading games from an SSD is almost no wear/tear.  Virtually any SSD storage device doesn't have a problem with data access.  it's the write cycles that age the device.  Actually strike that--the same holds true of HDD's too....they just have the additional achilles heel of mechanical failure.

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Price is average.  The best deal I got was actually a Samsung drive.  350 for an open box (unused) 3.84TB PM983.  I've got a few of the TLC inland drives that aren't that much more per GB.

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On 10/27/2021 at 6:50 PM, SpookyCitrus said:

You don't need a top of the line Nvme SSD for gaming, it's negligible even between a sata 2.5 SSD and an Nvme. Any SSD will work about the same. What are you referring to when you say you want an SSD that's good for high end games? All an SSD will affect is load times and the difference from one SSD to another regardless of quality or speed will be negligible. If you're looking for an SSD for a game drive you could realistically get a 2TB Samsung sata drive for maybe $50 or so more than that. Or even just get a Crucial P2 Nvme 1TB SSD for $84. It will not make a difference for games.

 

There is quite a bit of a difference between SATA and NVME even outside of bandwidth.  I wouldn't touch QLC at this point in ANY form factor.  Outside of that the prices are not that much different you can get a 3.0x4 TLC drive with ram for 100-120 per TB.

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On 11/2/2021 at 12:02 PM, ewitte said:

 

There is quite a bit of a difference between SATA and NVME even outside of bandwidth.  I wouldn't touch QLC at this point in ANY form factor.  Outside of that the prices are not that much different you can get a 3.0x4 TLC drive with ram for 100-120 per TB.

Yes, I wasn't saying there isn't, OP was asking specifically about gaming and using it as a game storage drive. In games the difference between a sata SSD and Nvme is negligible. If this were a workstation computer or file server where read and writes speeds really matter I'd say it may be more worth it. But just as a game storage drive, the load speeds between the two are negligible and an SSD won't give OP more FPS. For their use case any SSD will work and work well. They don't need to go after a top of the line Nvme SSD just to use as a game drive when they can get a standard Nvme or Sata for even cheaper and get the same results. 

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