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XPG GAMMIX S10 PCIe 256 GB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive with Heat Sink (ASX7000NPC-256GT-C) is on sale for $77.99 with Free Shipping. Now $84.99
  • 256GB
  • M.2 2280
  • 3D NAND Flash technology
  • PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.2 Certified
  • Read/write up to 1800/850MB/s
  • 5 years Warranty

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I keep going back and forth on something like this. Any reason to get this over say, the WD Black?
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1800/850 is worse than previous SX8000 2400/1000 don't you think?
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I keep going back and forth on something like this. Any reason to get this over say, the WD Black?
If they are the same price I'd go with the WD
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If they are the same price I'd go with the WD

2 for 150 or so.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Co...gnorebbr=1

Anyone have an opinion for this vs an 840 Evo? I'm currently only using that.
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2 for 150 or so.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Co...gnorebbr=1 [newegg.com]

Anyone have an opinion for this vs an 840 Evo? I'm currently only using that.
This is going to be a lot faster than that drive...about twice as fast...until it dies. I don't own one (and have shied away from the purchase for exactly this reason), but reliability seems to be a crap-shoot on these drives. Given that it will almost certainly be used as a primary drive (in my case it definitely would) I would like better reliability, even if that comes at the cost of a little speed (I use a Intel 730 series in the laptop I'm typing this on for that exact reason). Another detriment is the fact that while it is much faster than the Samsung that you own now, it's still amongst the slowest drives in its class (NVMe). My advice is the hold out for a WD or if you can afford one and have a board that supports it (I fit in neither category) Intel Optane and not look back.

That's exactly what I plan to do with my HTPC (which currently just has a Corsair 250GB SATA SSD). I'll hold out for a deal on a 1TB WD Black and put that in my workstation and take the 500GB Samsung Evo out to use in the HTPC. It'll probably be a while before I do that because 1TB NVMe is sky high right now, but that's the long term plan (unless something breaks in the meantime).

Edited to add: I looked at that WD you linked and while it has proven to be reasonably reliable in testing that particular one is from the last generation and therefore a lot slower (about the same as the XPG drive). If you need/want one now, I'd definitely go the WD route, otherwise I'd still hold out for something better towards the end of the year when [hopefully] prices fall and good deals are more prevalent.
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This is going to be a lot faster than that drive...about twice as fast...until it dies. I don't own one (and have shied away from the purchase for exactly this reason), but reliability seems to be a crap-shoot on these drives. Given that it will almost certainly be used as a primary drive (in my case it definitely would) I would like better reliability, even if that comes at the cost of a little speed (I use a Intel 730 series in the laptop I'm typing this on for that exact reason). Another detriment is the fact that while it is much faster than the Samsung that you own now, it's still amongst the slowest drives in its class (NVMe). My advice is the hold out for a WD or if you can afford one and have a board that supports it (I fit in neither category) Intel Optane and not look back.

That's exactly what I plan to do with my HTPC (which currently just has a Corsair 250GB SATA SSD). I'll hold out for a deal on a 1TB WD Black and put that in my workstation and take the 500GB Samsung Evo out to use in the HTPC. It'll probably be a while before I do that because 1TB NVMe is sky high right now, but that's the long term plan (unless something breaks in the meantime).

Edited to add: I looked at that WD you linked and while it has proven to be reasonably reliable in testing that particular one is from the last generation and therefore a lot slower (about the same as the XPG drive). If you need/want one now, I'd definitely go the WD route, otherwise I'd still hold out for something better towards the end of the year when [hopefully] prices fall and good deals are more prevalent.
You, good person, are the best experience I've had on the internet in a very long time. Thank you for elucidating. Most of the time I need people to tell me not to buy stuff. Thanks
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You, good person, are the best experience I've had on the internet in a very long time. Thank you for elucidating. Most of the time I need people to tell me not to buy stuff. Thanks
Yes sir (or ma'am, as the case may be). Happy to be of some service. Thank you for the kind words. Smilie
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Pay a little more and get the Samsung 970 Evo. Much better performance.
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If you're considering this drive, you may want to spend a little more and get https://smile.amazon.com/Black-250GB-High-Performance-NVMe-WDS250G2X0C/dp/B07C9H8MHD/ref=br_prlt_slc... [amazon.com]. You'll get way faster speeds, and it's on sale today only. Otherwise like MaverickKWS said, you can hold out and hope the prices drop towards the end of the year.
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