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Samsung EDU/EPP Discount: 2TB Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe Solid State Drive EXPIRED

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Samsung.com offers eligible Samsung Education / Employee Discount Customers (learn more): 2TB Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe Solid State Drive (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) on sale for $341.99 when you follow the directions below. Shipping is free.

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  4. Your total should be $341.99 with free shipping

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Samsung 980 pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 2TB - $380 - Education Discount $342 - 10% BUY MORE, SAVE MORE

Samsung has 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 2TB discounted to $380.
If you have an Employee/Student discount, it cuts it down to $342.

Also, there is "Buy More, Save More" Promotion until March 28th.
you can get an extra 10% off when you buy two or more eligible products from these different
categories: Mobile, Home Appliances and Monitors & Memory.

So, you can stack with 10% "BUY MORE, SAVE MORE" and save an additional $34.2 when you add Galaxy Buds Live, Mystic Bronze which is the cheapest filler I could find.

Final price of 980 pro 2TB is $307.8
But you will have unwanted Buds Live for $49.5.


You also can combine with Galaxy tab S7/ S7+ or other stuff.
Make sure 10% discount is applying in your cart before checking out.


My total order was $357.3 including Buds Live, Mystic Bronze(w/ trade in) before tax.


Store: Samsung.com

https://www.samsung.com/us/comput...8p2t0b-am/
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Don't do it. 980 PRO uses 3bit "MLC" actually TLC. Endurance is only half when comparing 970 PRO.
The pcie4.0 controller made it even hotter.
Go 970 Evo Plus or 970 PRO instead.

Let me explain a little.
1. I am disappointed Sam uses lower-tier TLC and markets it in proline. It used to be pro for more reliability and a hair faster speed. 980 pro endurance is the same as 970 Evo(and Evo plus), 2T for 1200 TBW, and 600TBW for 1T version. Only 50% of 970 Pro.
2. Talking about thermal, it would run hot when you using it inside the laptop. How hot is it? On normal MB it would run at 84 degrees and throttle the constant write speed at 4000 MB/s. For reference, 970 Pro runs at a max of 80 degrees. It would be much hot if you use it inside a laptop obviously. Techpowerup 980 PRO [techpowerup.com] vs 970 PRO [techpowerup.com]
3. Original poster got it right, you can not get 2TB on 970 pros. But the same capacity 970 Evo Plus with the basically same NAND Chips would cost you $249, based on Amazon history.
Bottom line: The only benefit is PCI-E 4.0 Speed. You pay 37% Premium and it's run hotter.
Tips: It did not come with an M.2 screw. If your MB doesn't have an M2 heatsink, 3pcs with screws would eliminate any thermal throttle when writing it constantly.
970 evo plus also uses TLC.
And, 970 pro is not available for a 2TB capacity option.

I agree that pcie4.0 controler make it even hotter.
But, I don't know if this is a reason "Don't do it".
Awesome drive, but I'd advise a slower, cheaper drive for almost everyone. Something like an HP EX950 gets to ~$200 on sale for a 2 TB. The HP is slower and PCIe 3.1, but the extra speed won't matter in most use cases.

This is a great deal if you want this drive.

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(Original Post)Don't do it. 980 PRO uses 3bit "MLC" actually TLC. Endurance is only half when comparing 970 PRO.
The pcie4.0 controller made it even hotter.
Go 970 Evo Plus or 970 PRO instead.

Let me explain a little.
1. I am disappointed Sam uses lower-tier TLC and markets it in proline. It used to be pro for more reliability and a hair faster speed. 980 pro endurance is the same as 970 Evo(and Evo plus), 2T for 1200 TBW, and 600TBW for 1T version. Only 50% of 970 Pro.
2. Talking about thermal, it would run hot when you using it inside the laptop. How hot is it? On normal MB it would run at 84 degrees and throttle the constant write speed at 4000 MB/s. For reference, 970 Pro runs at a max of 80 degrees. It would be much hot if you use it inside a laptop obviously. Techpowerup 980 PRO [techpowerup.com] vs 970 PRO [techpowerup.com]
3. Original poster got it right, you can not get 2TB on 970 pros. But the same capacity 970 Evo Plus with the basically same NAND Chips would cost you $249, based on Amazon history.
Bottom line: The only benefit is PCI-E 4.0 Speed. You pay 37% Premium and it's run hotter.
Tips: It did not come with an M.2 screw. If your MB doesn't have an M2 heatsink, 3pcs with screws would eliminate any thermal throttle when writing it constantly.
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Quote from AdamPendragon :
Don't do it. 980 pro use 3bit "MLC" actually TLC. Endurance is only half when comparing 970 pro.
The pcie4.0 controler made it even hotter.
Go 970 evo plus or 970 pro instead!
970 evo plus also uses TLC.
And, 970 pro is not available for a 2TB capacity option.

I agree that pcie4.0 controler make it even hotter.
But, I don't know if this is a reason "Don't do it".
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970 evo plus also uses TLC.
And, 970 pro is not available for a 2TB capacity option.

I agree that pcie4.0 controler make it even hotter.
But, I don't know if this is a reason "Don't do it".
He probably have those expensive Intel that isn't PCIE4.0 compatible.
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Yeah gotta shave my loading times from 4 seconds to 3 seconds with that PCIE4.0.
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Quote from smackdownfletch :
Yeah gotta shave my loading times from 4 seconds to 3 seconds with that PCIE4.0.
Really eager to get into that biology homework eh?
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I got this drive and it's awesome.
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I got this 980 pro and have trouble with their Data Migration software for a few days.
I want to use it as my OS drive so I want to clone my current samsung 960 2.5 inch SSD. But the clone process always stuck at 0% and the speed was 0 Mbs.
I searched online but couldn't find a working solution. Some sources suggest it's because the lack of samsung nvme driver but the 980 pro doesn't have a samsung driver as of now.
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I'm tempted to buy just cuz this person said furthermore...
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Been waiting for another $250 (or better) 970 EVO Plus deal.

Looks like I'm still waiting...
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Does this come with a migration software?
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Quote from petervivian :
I got this 980 pro and have trouble with their Data Migration software for a few days.
I want to use it as my OS drive so I want to clone my current samsung 960 2.5 inch SSD. But the clone process always stuck at 0% and the speed was 0 Mbs.
I searched online but couldn't find a working solution. Some sources suggest it's because the lack of samsung nvme driver but the 980 pro doesn't have a samsung driver as of now.
Not because Samsung product, but,cloning from sata drive to NVMe always causes headaches.
I had the same several issues when I upgrade from legacy 2.5 SSD to NVMe SSD.

Refer below page about the legacy booting drive and UEFI bios.

https://faststorage.eu/how-to-clo...ot-device/
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Quote from alphakp295 :
Does this come with a migration software?
You can download software from Samsung.
And, of course, it supports 980 pro.

https://www.samsung.com/semicondu.../magician/
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Awesome drive, but I'd advise a slower, cheaper drive for almost everyone. Something like an HP EX950 gets to ~$200 on sale for a 2 TB. The HP is slower and PCIe 3.1, but the extra speed won't matter in most use cases.

This is a great deal if you want this drive.
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