1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is the 970 EVO POLARIS 500GB M.2 2280 best value for money?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Goose, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Goose


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,016

    Location: Kent

    I'm after a new boot drive and 500gb is plenty for my needs and the 970 M.2 at £110 seems like the best bet even compared to other Samsung SATA drives. There is the Crucial MX500 at £75 but with much less performance than the M.2. I'm not terribly clued on SSDs though so i dont know if the M.2 is worth the extra in real world use.

  2. ExoMale


    Joined: Jan 9, 2016

    Posts: 3,096

    Location: Gloucestershire

    The 970 is an nvme where as I don’t think the mx500 is at that price if it’s a 500gb model, name is much faster and usually Samsung are crowned king of the drives if some cases, so it does seem like a cracking price right now compared to what it’s reduced from, don’t think you will find better for that money.
  3. Steveocee


    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 4,239

    Location: Derbyshire

    It's a pretty decent price at the moment. I installed mine last night. Samsung Migration didn't work for me but Macrium reflect did the job. Seems very cheap when the 1TB is £250+