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970 EVO cheaper than the 960EVO?

chronuss
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I am building a computer soon for VR in my living room and girlfriend's writing job. I was looking at the 970 EVO nvme SSD  https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/   and the 960 EVO nvme SSD  https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E500BW/dp/B01M20VBU7/ .    I noticed that the 970 was considerably cheaper than the 960 and I am confused as to why.  Are these the same type of drive? Is there some difference I don't know?  I'm just going to be using it for the OS Windows 10, and Some bigger open world type games to load more quickly. Would the 970 EVO be a better choice? I don't know if its on sale or what.  Anyone have more info?

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The 970 Evo replaced the 960 Evo, so there's no point continuing to manufacture the old drive. As stock dries up, the price goes up.

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That seems strange. I thought they would just keep it the same price until it was gone. So the 970 EVO nvme drive I linked is just straight up better than the 960 EVO nvme drive I linked?

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The 970 is designed to replace the 960. As the 970 is out there is absolutely no point in producing the 960. Stock goes down, price goes up. 

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Just now, chronuss said:

That seems strange. I thought they would just keep it the same price until it was gone. So the 970 EVO nvme drive I linked is just straight up better than the 960 EVO nvme drive I linked?

Yes.

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7 minutes ago, Sakkura said:

The 970 Evo replaced the 960 Evo, so there's no point continuing to manufacture the old drive. As stock dries up, the price goes up.

 

5 minutes ago, 1kv said:

The 970 is designed to replace the 960. As the 970 is out there is absolutely no point in producing the 960. Stock goes down, price goes up. 

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Double check everything, I am usually wrong.

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Also, random side question... Would buying a regular 1TB 960 EVO SSD   https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-Internal-MZ-76E2T0B-AM/dp/B078DPCY3T/   be any worse for a VR gaming computer? It would mainly just be for more drive space vs the M.2 drive.

I was interested in the M.2 drives for the speed and having the OS on there.

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Also, do you think the 970 EVO nvme drive will stay at $117 from here on out? I will be finishing the computer in January/Febuary.

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2 minutes ago, chronuss said:

Also, random side question... Would buying a regular 1TB 960 EVO SSD   https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Inch-Internal-MZ-76E2T0B-AM/dp/B078DPCY3T/   be any worse for a VR gaming computer? It would mainly just be for more drive space vs the M.2 drive.

I was interested in the M.2 drives for the speed and having the OS on there.

I would consider that better for VR, as it means you have room to fit more/all of your VR games on the SSD. Running VR games off an HDD sucks, as loading screens are a lot worse in VR than regular gaming. The real-world speed difference between an HDD and a SATA SSD is much, much bigger than the difference between a SATA SSD and an NVMe SSD.

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1 hour ago, TeenTesla said:

 

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Lol. I was probably typing at the same time as @Sakkura, but I was afk for a bit.

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