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B&H Photo Video has 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe PCI-e 3.0 Solid State Drive (MZ-V6E500BW) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free. Thanks kignt

Newegg also has 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe PCI-e 3.0 Solid State Drive (MZ-V6E500BW) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free.

Additionally, Samsung.com has 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe PCI-e 3.0 Solid State Drive (MZ-V6E500BW) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free.
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On sale again (+ Sales tax for some states).

B&H Photo Video [bhphotovideo.com] $200+FS

Newegg [newegg.com] $200+FS

Samsung [samsung.com] $200+FS (If have edu email, sign up UNiDAYS [myunidays.com] account for the extra $20 discount, subtotal will be $179.99 before sales tax for some states)

Also, additional savings: Chase 5% cashback using your Chase Freedom card with PayPal.
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The 250gb isn't on sale, and the discount doesn't seem as much. I'd suggest waiting if there is not immediate need.

Is NVME PCIe worth it to you? The cost per amount of storage capacity is almost twice as mush as Sata SSD. If you intend to mostly game and do basic computer use, then a Sata SSD is more cost-effective. NVME PCIe's boot time for the OS and games is "maybe" 1-5 seconds quicker than Sata SSD's, if not about equal. Where an NVME PCIe really shines is the long file transfers, such cases it is 3-5 times faster.

If you want the convenience of an m.2 form factor, which doesn't require any cables to install nor a drive bay for taking additional physical space, then an m.2 SATA SSD would also be more cost-effective. It's really up to you to justify the premium for NVME PCIe or not and just get it.


Exastify explained it well in post #19:


To add: M.2 NVME PCIe SSD can be physically installed in any M.2 slot. NVME communicates electronically using PCIe lanes. It can also be installed on a M.2 NVME to PCIe adapter that physically installs onto a PCIe slot, which still uses PCIe lanes to communicate. These M.2 to PCIe adapters can be either 'NVME to PCIe' or 'SATA to PCIe' or have both on one adapter card.
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Samsung.com with Unidays is the good deal. $194.84 shipped.
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*M.2 is just the form factor. M.2 connector has both SATA and PCIe connections


A M.2 SSD using SATA will be just as fast as a normal 2.5" SSD using SATA


A M.2 SSD using NVMe (using the pcie lane) is much faster than anything using SATA
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Samsung.com with Unidays is the good deal. $194.84 shipped.
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Thanks! Got one thru Unidays for 194 shipped
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Should I get the 250gb instead?
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Should I get the 250gb instead?
The 250gb isn't on sale, and the discount doesn't seem as much. I'd suggest waiting if there is not immediate need.

Is NVME PCIe worth it to you? The cost per amount of storage capacity is almost twice as mush as Sata SSD. If you intend to mostly game and do basic computer use, then a Sata SSD is more cost-effective. NVME PCIe's boot time for the OS and games is "maybe" 1-5 seconds quicker than Sata SSD's, if not about equal. Where an NVME PCIe really shines is the long file transfers, such cases it is 3-5 times faster.

If you want the convenience of an m.2 form factor, which doesn't require any cables to install nor a drive bay for taking additional physical space, then an m.2 SATA SSD would also be more cost-effective. It's really up to you to justify the premium for NVME PCIe or not and just get it.


Exastify explained it well in post #19:
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*M.2 is just the form factor. M.2 connector has both SATA and PCIe connections


A M.2 SSD using SATA will be just as fast as a normal 2.5" SSD using SATA


A M.2 SSD using NVMe (using the pcie lane) is much faster than anything using SATA
To add: M.2 NVME PCIe SSD can be physically installed in any M.2 slot. NVME communicates electronically using PCIe lanes. It can also be installed on a M.2 NVME to PCIe adapter that physically installs onto a PCIe slot, which still uses PCIe lanes to communicate. These M.2 to PCIe adapters can be either 'NVME to PCIe' or 'SATA to PCIe' or have both on one adapter card.
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Great price
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Just like Unidays, it's $179.99 via Perks@Work, and probably other programs that grant the Samsung EPP discount.

$337.49 for 1TB, $107.99 for 250GB
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I have this. It's a pretty cool boot drive.
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grabbed one of these from amazon warehouse deals for 169.00 I love it so far and super fast!
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Literally just bought this @ amazon for $209. Not too butt hurt, but still.
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i have 2 of these in raid. i highly recommend it!
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grabbed one of these from amazon warehouse deals for 169.00 I love it so far and super fast!
same, i bought both of mine from warehouse deals. worth it, both came basically new. magician software showed it as new. just have to make a camel alert and wait for the price to hit where you want it.
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Should I get the 250gb instead?
Yes by all means.
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$200 is a slick deal for this? I thought that was the going rate.

About 9 months ago I bought this exact same SSD for $200 but also got 10% back in eBay bucks, 14% in fuel from Kroger using eBay gift cards when it was 4x fuel points, and I paid via Chase Freedom and that quarter I got 5% for grocery stores. Compared to that the current price is pretty meh, at least to me.

Are SSD prices going back up again?
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