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My First Asus product Asus ZenBook Pro Duo i9 12900H RTX 2070ti !!! Looking for SSD recommendations !!!

Hello To All ! I just picked up my Asus UX582ZW https://www.asus.com/laptops/for-home/zenbook/zenbook-pro-duo-15-oled-ux582-12th-gen-intel/ right before Christmas. I decided on this laptop and i have no regrets. I know the ram is soldered  😔 but 32gb sould be more than plenty for everything i am going to do. I am shopping for an ssd currently and would like to hear some opinions. In this machine currently is a Micron 3400 1tb. I do know i am limited to a single sided drive which i assume would give me a max of 2tb? I have my eyes on a Samsung 990Pro 2tb https://a.co/d/hjbdZLA at the moment but before i pull the trigger i figured i would ask for some suggestions. Any info is greatly appreciated😁!!!!!

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$289 for a 2TB SSD is crazy, Crucial P5 Plus 2TB is only $162 and it will serve you just the same.

Please don't spend close to $300 for a 2TB SSD.

If you don't need super super fast storage, any decent SSD would do.

Not an expert, just bored at work. Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

CPU: Intel i5-12400

GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC

Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI

RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16

SSD: Team MP33 1TB

PSU: MSI MPG A850GF

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A

Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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4 hours ago, NAME NOT AVAILABLE said:

I have my eyes on a Samsung 990Pro 2tb https://a.co/d/hjbdZLA at the moment but before i pull the trigger i figured i would ask for some suggestions. Any info is greatly appreciated😁!!!!!

samsung ssd are very good and very reliable but 990 pro is very overkill to be honest i would suggest go with 980 pro if you want to go with samsung as it is cheaper and while not as fast as 990 pro, its still very fast for most people.

but if speed is none of your concern then definitely go for maybe like the crucial p3/p5 or western digital black sn770

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Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED Laptop Review: Perfect for Content Creators? - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

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I don't see why you'd be limited to a single sided drive, the slot looks just like any other m.2 slot, you should have plenty of space to clear both sides. As long as whatever you get doesn't come with a heatsink you should bve fine.

 

The Micron you currently have is apparently a PCIE4 drive, from Micron's sheets, but the slot you have on the laptop is PCIE3

"The M.2-2280-SSD is attached via PCIe-3.0 x4 and not the latest (and faster) PCIe 4.0 interface. Our test unit is equipped with a 1 TB (890 GB usable space) NVMe-SSD from Samsung (PM981a) that manages good transfer rates and there is no reason to change the drive. More SSD benchmarks are available here."

 

Going for the more expensive drive's won't net you any increase in speeds since you're limited by the slot anyway, you'll get better value with an older/less expensive drive and see the same performance.

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2 hours ago, Qyygle said:

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED Laptop Review: Perfect for Content Creators? - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

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I don't see why you'd be limited to a single sided drive, the slot looks just like any other m.2 slot, you should have plenty of space to clear both sides. As long as whatever you get doesn't come with a heatsink you should bve fine.

 

The Micron you currently have is apparently a PCIE4 drive, from Micron's sheets, but the slot you have on the laptop is PCIE3

"The M.2-2280-SSD is attached via PCIe-3.0 x4 and not the latest (and faster) PCIe 4.0 interface. Our test unit is equipped with a 1 TB (890 GB usable space) NVMe-SSD from Samsung (PM981a) that manages good transfer rates and there is no reason to change the drive. More SSD benchmarks are available here."

 

Going for the more expensive drive's won't net you any increase in speeds since you're limited by the slot anyway, you'll get better value with an older/less expensive drive and see the same performance.

This is from https://drivesolutions.com/upgrade/model/view/id/453020/    The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED UX582ZW Laptop Supports Single Drive Configuration only. (One M.2 NGFF (2280) Solid State Drive) Note: The M.2 slot supports Generation 4.0 x4 and 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drives.  I do have the newest model i was under the impression is has a gen4 slot lol idk. i called Asus and could not get a straight answer.

 

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Found this info on exotic pc

Capacity:

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1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 Performance SSD (Upgradeable)
1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen4)
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It could be the model with the 12th Gen has upgraded to a gen4 slot. If that's the case, you'll at least have the benefit of the higher speeds, but like most of the other posters noted, it's a waste of money for what this is.

 

The in-use difference between ssd speeds of 3rd Gen VS 4th Gen compatibility are literally just on benchmarks. Nothing you'd do will be limited by the ssd at this point, so a more affordable or larger capacity Gen 3 stick would be a more cost effective spend

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6 hours ago, Qyygle said:

It could be the model with the 12th Gen has upgraded to a gen4 slot. If that's the case, you'll at least have the benefit of the higher speeds, but like most of the other posters noted, it's a waste of money for what this is.

 

The in-use difference between ssd speeds of 3rd Gen VS 4th Gen compatibility are literally just on benchmarks. Nothing you'd do will be limited by the ssd at this point, so a more affordable or larger capacity Gen 3 stick would be a more cost effective spend

YESSS! That is my model 12th Gen 12900H and an RTX 3070ti. I even called Asus and no one could tell me. Thank you for your reply! just for fun a ran another benchmark this is the stock Micron 3400 1tb

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UPDATE ! I have confirmed the model i have has a Gen4 PCIe slot. I am considering these ssd drives so far  WD_BLACK 4TB SN850X https://a.co/d/4O0Y8gV , SABRENT 4TB Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 https://a.co/d/gEctxcA , Seagate FireCuda 530 ZP4000GM3A013 4 TB https://a.co/d/dEyLQiM , SAMSUNG 990 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 https://a.co/d/4WjakBS

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