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Do you think it's worth waiting for black Friday?
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HP EX950 2TB NVME

SMI SM2262EN

Nanya DDR3

Micron 64 Layer TLC

Sequential
3,500mb read
2,900mb write

Random
410,000 IOPS read
380,000 IOPS write

1,400 TBW endurance

5 years warranty
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Do you think it's worth waiting for black Friday?
If you need it now, no. If not, then yes.
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If you need it now, no. If not, then yes.
Awesome thanks!
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Awesome thanks!
Also to note, it's the lwoest it's ever been
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Wait for BFFF Stay strong guys, we're almost there

the 1TB at this performance lvl xpg (sx8200 pro) has been as low as $110 on rakuten.. So we should expect 1TB to fall to ~$90 for BF, and the 2TB ~$180-190.. Especially since, Newegg hasn't been super competitive ever since the big Credit card data breach.
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I see $253
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fill me in, what's the performance downside of this vs the 970 evo plus ?
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Wait for BFFF Stay strong guys, we're almost there

the 1TB at this performance lvl xpg (sx8200 pro) has been as low as $110 on rakuten.. So we should expect 1TB to fall to ~$90 for BF, and the 2TB ~$180-190.. Especially since, Newegg hasn't been super competitive ever since the big Credit card data breach.

Hard to wait...but the recent lack of deals is making my decision for me. I'm waiting for BF!
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fill me in, what's the performance downside of this vs the 970 evo plus ?
All else being equal, this drive loses performance at 2TB because it oversaturates its controller. The 970 EVO Plus gets around this by using (physically) denser NAND at 2TB (512Gb/die vs. 256Gb/die). In more absolute terms, the 970 EVO Plus uses 96-layer TLC vs. the 64-layer stuff found in the EX950; differences are relatively minor, though. The 970 EVO Plus also relies on a penta-core controller design while the EX950's is merely dual-core; the EVO Plus is more suited to heavier, mixed workloads. There's also the SLC cache design - the EX950's is all dynamic and large, while the EVO Plus has both a static and dynamic portion (both relatively small). This makes for more consistent writes with the EVO Plus and additionally has it performing better when the drive is fuller, especially with heavier workloads. The EX950's controller is better-optimized for everyday/consumer workloads and the drive is, of course, much cheaper.
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This or Inland Premium?
https://www.microcenter.com/produ...tate-drive [microcenter.com]
The Inland Premium utilizes the Phison E12 controller - a dual-CPU, quad-core (dual-core with co-processors) design - while the EX950 relies on a dual-core one. This allows the Inland Premium to perform better in many cases and more consistently in generally, but this is not relevant for everyday/consumer usage. The EX950's controller is consumer-optimized so tends to be a bit faster there, but is not optimal for heavier workloads.

They otherwise have comparable hardware and hardware designs, aside for SLC caching. The Inland Premium has a small, dynamic SLC cache (~30GB) while the EX950 has a gigantic, dynamic SLC cache (~300GB). A larger cache means a better ability to hold larger, bursty workloads, but it comes at the cost of write consistency and also challenges the drive more as it gets fuller (see here [anandtech.com]). For normal use the drives are roughly comparable and you should generally go for the cheaper one, but the EX950 is technically faster for what most people do.
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Also to note, it's the lowest it's ever been
I bought it from Rakuten for $229 (sold by a different company through Rakuten) a couple weeks ago. I posted the deal but it got removed for being a "Banned Seller". I didn't have any issues with the transaction (other than USPS losing the package for a few days but that wasn't the seller's fault). Great drive so far.
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Looks like the code has expired now.
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