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double the cost for 1TB model vs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LGF54XR
is it worth the purchase?
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double the cost for 1TB model vs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LGF54XR
is it worth the purchase?
For gaming or casual use absolutely go with the Rocket. You won't notice a difference. If you do more heavy work like editing video or working with a lot of data transfer then the Black will be better for you.

The Rocket and similar drives using the same memory and controller have been on sale for about $100 or slightly less for 1TB lately.
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What's this 8gb/s? Don't they normally do around 3gb?
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double the cost for 1TB model vs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LGF54XR
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different brand, I'd pass on that 1tb. I'm passing on this 500gb. I need a better 1tb. Many drives the 1tb is quite a bit faster than the 500Gb.
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What's this 8gb/s? Don't they normally do around 3gb?
you may be thinking about SATA. this is PCI express Sata 3G is a super old standard which was replaced by 6G quite a while back. There's a newer standard coming that used 8 pcie lanes vs the 4 this one uses. We're not quite to the point where we need faster on the consumer end but we do for servers.
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you may be thinking about SATA. this is PCI express Sata 3G is a super old standard which was replaced by 6G quite a while back. There's a newer standard coming that used 8 pcie lanes vs the 4 this one uses. We're not quite to the point where we need faster on the consumer end but we do for servers.
I thought the 8 Gb/s in the title was the read/write speed but I just verified and they are around 3GB. Not sure what that 8Gb/s is about.

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Transfer speeds up to 3430 MB/s for improved load times.
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I thought the 8 Gb/s in the title was the read/write speed but I just verified and they are around 3GB. Not sure what that 8Gb/s is about.

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Transfer speeds up to 3430 MB/s for improved load times.
https://www.gbmb.org/blog/what-is...gigabit-30
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The 8Gb/s must be incorrect because this drive does 3450MB. I understand there's 8 bits to a byte so how does 8Gb/s come out to 3450MB? It doesn't. It comes out to 1GB
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The 8Gb/s must be incorrect because this drive does 3450MB. I understand there's 8 bits to a byte so how does 8Gb/s come out to 3450MB? It doesn't. It comes out to 1GB
1GB, are you sure? 3450/1024 is about 3.37GB/s
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1GB, are you sure? 3450/1024 is about 3.37GB/s
What does 3450/1024 have to do with 8Gb?
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