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Which Samsung 500Gb SSD ?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ShiWarrior, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. ShiWarrior

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    Location: Oxon

    Hi

    I dont really understand, but im currently looking at these 3 :

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...state-drive-mzvlb512hajq-00000-hd-23t-sa.html

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...-solid-state-drive-mz-n6e500bw-hd-23d-sa.html

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...-3.0-x4-nvme-solid-state-drive-hd-23n-sa.html


    I am more inclined to get the PCIe one over the SATA3 (due to cabling)

    other than that, is there going to be much difference for the average user ?

    I dont do any 4K transfers or do any video editing etc etc


    I use Windows 10 64 PRO
    I take high quality photos with my Camera, but im not into editing them with software to the highest degree.
    I play modern games at 1080p
    and i use software here and there but nothing that would require major speed


    Whats the best option for me?
     
  2. bigjimmyauk

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    Location: Leicester, UK

    Id go with the 970evo polaris

    But on a side note you've not mentioned your system specs. What CPU and motherboard do you have, how many gpus.

    Will this be your boot drive also
     
  3. Omega_

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    970 evo polaris 100%
     
  4. james.miller

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    paying nearly 60 quid on top of a 500gb 860 evo seems a but nuts just to save a cable... if you really needed the performance advantage then i'd understand but everything you've said there suggested you dont.
     
  5. Omega_

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    the 970 is £139.99 *
    the 860 is £149.99 *
     
  6. james.miller

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    the 500gb 860 EVO sata3 is £82.99.
     
  7. Omega_

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    oh ok. i think OP wants performance though. so the extra 60 is worth it
     
  8. ShiWarrior

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    good point,

    specs :

    i5 6600K "Skylake"
    16Gb RAM
    GTX 970 (Vega 64 next upgrade probably)
    Prolimatech Megahalems Black + Noctua NF-P12
    MSI Z170A Gaming Pro motherrboard
    Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Focus+ Gold 650W
    SSD
    Various Hard Drives

    Do a few transfers from drive to drive (like videos)

    this new SSD will be used as the boot drive


    Will i notice a difference from the SATA 3 Vs PCI-e SSD ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
  9. bigjimmyauk

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    If you go for the m.2 polaris you will want to update the bios to this one
    Version
    7984v1F
    Release Date
    2017-12-27
    File Size
    6.9 MB

    i did some reading on your behalf and seems there was issues with the earlier bios and the m.2 drives

    in regards to nioticing a difference, you might you might not, my friend certainly did, his windows was much more snappier opening desktop programmes was certainly quicker after a fresh boot, if your one of these people who sleep your machine or leave it on 24/7 you might not notice much difference if your just doing basic taks, "some" games will load quicker some really wont.

    if i had to buy another SSD right now i would go for m.2 based purely on saving case space.

    hope that helps
     
  10. ShiWarrior

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    thanks mate
    also, now that you said about space, it would be a pain to install the sata3 version in my case anyway