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Reddit mentions of Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red

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Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
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  • INNOVATIVE V NAND TECHNOLOGY: Powered by Samsung V NAND Technology, the 970 EVO SSD’s NVMe interface (PCIe M.2 2280) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency ideal for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers
  • BREAKTHROUGH READ WRITE SPEEDS: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 2,500MB/s, respectively; Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 500,000 IOPS Random Read
  • PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION AND DATA SECURITY: Seamless cloning and file transfers with Samsung Magician Software, the ideal SSD management solution for performance optimization and data security with automatic firmware updates
  • SUPERIOR HEAT DISSIPATION: Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops. Secure Encryption
  • 5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty or 600 TBW (Terabytes Written)
Height0.9 Inches
Length0.87 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateAugust 2018
Size1 TB
Weight0.110231131 Pounds
Width3.15 Inches

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Found 93 comments on Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red:

u/Aj5abi · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the lowest price I've seen for this one and may be the lowest its ever been.
Its still going for $277.99 on Amazon and CamelCamelCamel says that was the lowest. Pcpartpicker still hasn't updated their prices but it also shows $277.99 as the previous low.

Edit: Amazon has reduced it's price to match the new low at Newegg!

u/rage_prone · 12 pointsr/24hoursupport

https://imgur.com/UMIR4HO that right there is the M.2 slot. I labelled it SSD but it might be a NVME slot.

Before you do anything, google your laptop's model and check if it has (m.2 nvme) slot or ( m.2 SSD) slot (this will also be inscribed on the slot itself if you look closely)

Buy one of these of your brand/capacity of choice:

NVME : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH2P5ZD/ref=twister_B07XQXHPBC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=13TGVPA1Q3ZA3&keywords=m.2+ssd&qid=1570773310&sprefix=m.2+ss%2Caps%2C453&sr=8-3

Follow this installation guide or a similar video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIqZjo34rw

u/Hakxon · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's now price matched on Amazon.com if have gift cards or extra rewards on Amazon or just prefer Amazon's customer support


u/TheRealTormDK · 4 pointsr/AnthemTheGame

No offense, but that is crazy talk.


An SSD (well, technically you should go for nvme these days, as there is little price difference) is the single most performance boosting thing you can do for your computer if you really use a 7200RPM platter disk in 2019, in terms of overall performance.


Spend those 250$ on something like this; https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG - you can thank me later.

u/Mindless_Art · 4 pointsr/mac

First off, you are going to see a vast improvement from using an external SSD as boot drive. And yes, you can install macOS on the external SSD and boot from that just fine. Here is how to install macOS on an external SSD:

u/acolis · 3 pointsr/MSI_Gaming

Sharing my experience with the Tomahawk B450.

I bought it before reaching this subreddit.

List of parts bought on amazon:

Msi B450 Tomahawk

Ryzen 3600

Patriot Viper 16GB X2

Samsung NVME 1TB 970

Parts I had and reused for the build:

Zotac GTX 1060 6GB

Cooler master Master Box Case

Seasonic Modular PSU (will update later on the exact model)

Samsung 1TB HDD

Parts I bought for the Bios Flashing:

Amd AM4 Athlon 200GE with Vega geaphics

After reading some of the posts here and the updates I figured I would need an updated bios on my motherboard before connecting the 3600.

Failing to find a store/repair shop to do the bios upgrade for me I bought the cheapest AM4 I could find in my region (Israel) to do the flashing.

I assembled the PC with one RAM stick, the Athlon 200GE, No Cmos Battery, connected to the DVI port of the motherboard, inserted a USB stick with the latest Bios from the MSI website ( 7C02v1A ), started the built in flash utility of the Bios, and waited.

The flashing process took a while, so for everyone doing the flashing "blind" (with the button and the USB method) you should wait at least 10 minutes between tries.

After the process finished, I shut down the computer, unplugged the PSU, did a power release (Clicked the power button a bunch of times), and swaped the Athlon with the 3600.

Booted UP, looked at the leds on the motherboard....CPU...VGA....and stuck.

Thought maybe I failed to do anything right, and then remembered the 3600 doesnt have GPU built in.

Truned off the PC, unplugged the PSU, did a power release (Clicked the power button a bunch of times), and Inserted the GTX 1060.

Connected the DVI cable to the GPU, turned on the PC, waited for the leds. And voila, booting properly and going into bios.


At this point I shut down the PC again,unplugged the PSU, did a power release (Clicked the power button a bunch of times), and plugged the rest of the components (Another RAM stick, NVME, HDD, Wireless PCIE card), did all the cable management needed and closed the case.


Turned on the PC, got into Bios settings, changed some settings, mainly XMP, and booting options, and booted into the USB3 thumbdrive with WIN10 1903 install.


Finished installing the OS, booting into windows, sudden restart, then again, and again???????

Windows showing error "Windows failed to start"

Trying Safe mode, windows is stable, driver issue.

Reset Bios settings, windows is stable.

Changing settings 1 by 1:

XMP - Stable

Vitrualazation - Stable


Didn't pusue any more changes than that ATM.


PC is working fast, no issues so far.

Will update if anything changes.



My system works, I don't do any overclocking whatsoever, your mileage may vary.

u/alllmossttherrre · 3 pointsr/applehelp

It depends on what Apple is using inside the iMac. If they're using a standard SSD and connector like on the base model (slow) hard drive, then it could be possible. But if it's like the iMac Pro, Mac mini, and laptops where the SSD ls really a set of fast flash storage chips using a non-standard interface, it will not be possible or practical to replace them after purchase.

The safest/cheapest way to get more storage is to order the iMac with internal storage big enough to serve as a system drive for the entire life of the computer (probably minimum 256GB), then for the rest of your data, plug in external drives through the fast USB 3/Thunderbolt ports.

What you plug in should depend on the speed you need:

  • For general use, you can really go cheap and plug in hard drives (<1 Gigabits/sec) through the USB port.
  • For more speed, plug in cheap SSDs (4Gb/sec) in cheap USB 3.0 (aka USB 3.1 Gen 1) enclosures (5Gb/sec), into the USB 3 port.
  • For even more speed, plug in an NVMe SSD (up to around 26Gb/sec, the type Apple uses internally) via USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/sec), but obviously that's limited by the port.
  • For the same overall throughput as Apple internal flash, plug in an NVMe SSD through the Thunderbolt 3 port (40Gb/sec). The enclosure and cable are significantly more expensive than USB, but still a lot less than what Apple would charge for an internal upgrade.
  • For the best possible speed, build a RAID of NVMe SSDs plugged in through the Thunderbolt 3 post (40Gb/sec). You probably don't need this unless you're doing deadline-driven 4K/8K video editing or something like that.

    If you go NVMe for the speed, the nice thing is that those drives are rather small on the desk. That last box is 5.4 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches, and that's for 4 slots!
u/mattymims · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Also, I like your build, but I have a few suggestions


CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

Nice. While the 3700x is clearly better for video editing, better in this case only means that it saves you time. And while time is nice, I think it'd be better to use that $140 towards a second monitor.


CPU Cooler - ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler

I feel like you would be better off either buying a better cooler or just sticking with the stock cooler, because I don't think this one will let you oc much more than the Wraith.



I don't think your use-case justifies an X570 board, I'd recommend the Aorus Pro with WiFi or the Aorus Elite without WiFi, and I would again say to use the extra $100+ towards that second monitor.


Memory - Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Nice. 3600 would be better, but if you can't find a 3600 set for a reasonable price, then you can try to manually oc this 3200 set to 3600.


Storage - Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

This is really important and confused me when M.2 drives first came out. Some SSDs have different physical Form Factors and electrical Interfaces.

Two common Form Factors are 2.5 inch and M.2 - Again, these are just physical, not too much of a difference here other than size.

Two common Interfaces are SATA III and PCIe - This is the important part, because SATA III has a maximum theoretical throughput of 600 MB/s, while PCIe Gen 3 4x has a maximum theoretical throughput of about 4000 MB/s

In this case, the Crucial MX500 is an SSD that uses the M.2 Form Factor and SATA III Interface. If you check it's rated read/write speeds, it's about 560/510 MB/s respectively, which would make sense given that it's SATA III.

But this doesn't mean that all NVMe PCIe SSDs can achieve read and write speeds of 4000 MB/s. This just means that if you see an M.2 SATA SSD, you know that it's not gonna be faster than 600 MB/s, but an M.2 PCIe SSD can be faster than 600 MB/s.

Maybe I went on for too long, anyway, my SSD suggestions would be:

Samsung 970 Evo 1TB for $169.99, my personal preference, nice brand, nice speeds (3500MB/s read, 2500MB/s write), nice warranty (5 years)

Sabrent Rocket 1TB for 109.98, I haven't personally used it, not familiar with the brand but this specific product of theirs has a lot of positive reviews, similar speeds (3450MB/s read, 3000MB/s write), ok warranty (1 year?... some people question this)

Intel 660p 1TB for 89.99, I haven't personally used it, nice brand, nice speeds (1800MB/s read, 1800MB/s write), nice warranty (5 years)


Video Card - MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card

Strictly gaming performance wise, the 5700 XT is better than the 2070. On top of that, it's around $30 cheaper.

General performance is tough to compare. And on top of that, they each have their own individual benefits in different video editing programs.

If video editing is mostly just a side thing, then the 5700 XT looks like the card for you. But if you are serious about video editing, then you're gonna have to do some research on which GPU is best for you.


Power Supply - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular

Nice, but it seams a little overpriced. The Corsair RM650x is also 80+ Gold and fully modular, but $20 cheaper.


Monitor - I'm tired, so I'm going to bed, but I personally use 2 monitors:

27" 4k 60Hz for content consumption

24" 1080p 144Hz VA for that juicy smooth gaming

I wish I got a 27" 1080p so they'd match in size but the increased pixel density of the 24" is probably better anyway.


Good luck with whatever you decide to build :D

u/noobstaah · 3 pointsr/MSILaptops

So from the product manual, that i'm seeing here,


your laptop have 1x M.2 PCIe/SATA Combo slot and 1x M.2 PCIe slot. and the ssd that you mentioned in specs is nvme/pcie ssd. Therefore i can assume that you can buy either m.2 sata or m.2 pcie/nvme drive. both will work. but i would recommend buying m.2 ssd for mass storage if you are not doing any kind of video editing. you can buy e.g. crucial mx500 1tb. Or if you are doing video editing or really hard core work that require insane amount of read write ssd speeds then buy samsung 970 evo.

How to configure in laptop:

- if u buy sata ssd: remove the alrdy installed ssd and put it in pcie only slot. put new sata ssd in combo slot.

- if u buy pcie/nvme ssd: install it in the second empty slot. dont touch alrdy installed ssd.



since you want 32 gb, you would need to replace both ram sticks. Also since laptop has intel cpu, ram of speeds 2667 are enough. buy a kit of 2x16gb 2667mhz and just replace the old rams. you can buy this and use it. i have recently installed 8gb ballistix stick in my laptop to make it 2x 8gb. works great.


Several videos are online to open up ur laptop. e.g. this one. just follow.

u/DenderaFields · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I just ordered one too, and I've got the same questions as you (minus the warranty)! Though, I am looking at the Samsung Evo 1TB SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ It's the best for the money from the research I've done, and it's at the lowest price it's ever been. I just want to make sure I won't need an adapter or anything for it.

u/snmnky9490 · 3 pointsr/PCBuilds

Looks pretty good to me but I think a few small changes could get a little better value.

I'd suggest getting the 3000 or 3200MHz versions of your RAM instead of 2666. It's literally two dollars more on Amazon. for 3000.

You could possibly save a bit of money with a different motherboard, but if you like that particular one it should work great. I don't have any specific recommendations because I don't know if there's anything specific you needed that that board has.

Personally I don't like having have two different drives for OS and any programs, so I'd just go with a single 1TB 970 Evo for $228 and a HDD with no 2.5" SSD. Or to save a bit go with a HP EX920 for 38 bucks less. With either choice, enough super fast NVMe storage to fit the OS and every single program you'd realistically ever install is worth the loss of 250GB space total when you are also getting a massive storage HDD with several TB.

You could definitely save on the PSU unless you plan on getting a second 1080ti in SLI. A high end 8700k/single 1080ti system running CPU, GPU, and storage stress tests simultaneously would still be unlikely to ever hit 500W, and in real world usage would rarely pull over 400W. You could definitely save on the PSU while still having plenty of headroom. I definitely wouldn't go lower than 500 or 550, but there are plenty of top-tier brands of 650 and 750W Gold or Plat rated PSUs for much less than $140. EVGA's Supernova G2 and G3 are around 90 bucks for top quality with a 10-year warranty and gold efficiency.
Even the normal black colored 850W Corsair RMx is thirty bucks cheaper thatn the $140 white one you picked, which would pay for the other upgrades, and you usually don't even see the PSU or its wiring any more as most cases have a PSU shroud including the SPEC-OMEGA RGB you chose.

I'm not a fan of that case's plastic Transformers look, but if you like it, other than aesthetics it seems like it has every feature you'd want in a case. IMO NZXT's H500i looks a lot cleaner while still having built in controllable RGB and a glass side panel and is also 20 bucks cheaper without having to fill out a rebate form. If you do that though, I'd suggest getting one of NZXT's AIO CPU coolers instead of Corsair's to work with their LED sync software. Usually makes sense to try and keep sync-able RGB stuff the same brand for compatibility.

Everything you already have selected should work great together but some tweaks would get you a better deal for what you're paying.

u/Integralds · 3 pointsr/neoliberal

For M.2, the 660p mentioned above is fine. It's somewhat low quality, but also highly affordable. For a higher-quality drive that is commensurately more expensive, look at the Samsung 970. I have not personally used this one.

u/MagpieDev · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Hey, full stack developer using x1 extreme with Linux here. Everything you listed here seems fine other than the ssd you want to make sure you get nvme as opposed to normal sata 3 one to make sure you get the most out of it. This is the lowest one I'd put on a workstation


That's the normal 970 evo, the 970 evo plus is a bit better though. 970 pro isn't worth it to me from a price point perspective the 970 plus is my go-toand is what I have installed on my X1E. 3500mb/s read and about 3200-3300 mb/s write, the one you listed hovers around 500mb/s read and a bit less write than that.

Everything you listed as a requirement can be done on all Linux distros, what you have to determine is how you'd like to manage them. If you're a first time user I'd recommend pop os and manjaro, they're sure to have all the stuff you need and work pretty good out of the box. I personally use manjaro because it's a rolling release so I install once and just go upgrading stuff as it comes out, no need to install a new one over what I have once the new release is out like other distros. Just remember that with Linux you'll have to do some digging around and getting your hands dirty with stuff sometimes for things to work properly but once you get used to it you'll see it's a small price to pay for all the flexibility you get. The ones I listed are just some personal favourites, you really can't go wrong with any other to be honest just experiment with a few until you find the right fit for you, try them on some virtual machines if you want to make your testing a bit faster.


u/1k0nX · 2 pointsr/Vive

I'm a composer / VR developer and use the same PC for both pursuits (i7 6700k and a GTX 1080). I use SSDs for storage including a Samsung NVMe for my main Audio drive. I also use a water cooling system to keep overall fan noise down.

With your budget you could afford the i9 9900k. It has 8 cores / 16 threads which is great for large-scale mixing scenarios, while at the same time has a high single-thread speed which is great for VR.

You could also afford either the RTX 2080 or 2080 ti for enjoying the highest quality VR experiences.

You don't really need more than 16 GB of RAM for VR, but if you're editing video you know how important it is for that.

u/GhostBond · 2 pointsr/buildapc

> HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
> .
> My main goal with this build is to not only be able to game but to also to build and animate 3d models, and well as process heavy visual effects in my adobe editing programs. Well better than my current laptop at least. I just can't wait 7 minutes to process a simple effect on a wedding video lol.

It sounds like the biggest most fixable problem you had is that you're using a regular hard drive (which is very slow compared to other options).

Your files would load dramatically faster from an SSD. If you're editing large video files I'd go for one of the more expensive ones - at 1tb the Crucial mx500 ($130) or the Samsung EVO 860 ($150). An ssd will make the whole machine faster for someone who's just web browsing...it's an even bigger improvement for someone who's video editing.

If you want it faster still, you might benefit from Nvme's even higher speeds. The Samsung 970 is one suggestion:

You should definitely be getting an SSD at minimum though. It makes everyone on your computer much faster (except game framerate).

u/regdie · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There are definitely many options for SSD available, my recommendation would be to go for a 970 evo for your 500GB-1TB SSD that you want to guarantee speed on, then do a 2TB Sabrent Rocket (Gen 3) as it is the best price per performance as far as I know and its only problem got solved with some software (previously it couldnt clone 512e, only 4k, in case you wanted to copy over any existing drives you have). For my PC personally, as I just want to use it for gaming, light work, and on/off streaming/video editing purposes, I went with a Seagate Firecuda 510 2TB, as it outperformed the 970 pro or was very competitive with it in all areas for a much, much lower price point (I got mine for $360 on newegg).

As for the mobo, the Taichi chipset overheating was actually just due to the case being used. Your case is a good one, so this shouldn't be a concern at all. Another Taichi issue is possible loud fan, but that is just a possible problem with the base Bios I believe, so as soon as you update that problem goes away. The taichi is regarded as the best board at your price point by respected motherboard expert buildzoid. I'd highly recommend skipping to 18:22 for relevant info, but hey if you have time and want to learn more then go for it. For my PC, I went with the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero at $360, which was probably overkill but I havent had any complaints with it and it did excellent for me on memory overclocking. I don't think you can go wrong with the Taichi, it has all the features you want and is a great $300 board provided you have a good case.

I know you didnt ask lol but heres how your case's thermals stack up courtesy of gamersnexus: https://www.gamersnexus.net/images/media/2019/cases/h710/nzxt-h710-cpu_all.png

Its middle of the pack at stock which is more than serviceable, definitely not a concern.

Oh and just in case you were curious this is the full build I went with :)

Oh! And a money saving tip: Google shopping/express/whatever they're currently calling it typically has a very good first purchase/sign up/whatever bonus going, could be very worth seeing if a couple parts are available on it so you can knock 15 or 25 bucks off (forgot what the limit was, but they'll advertise it as a %, with an amount limit obviously), all the little savings here and there can add up. Supposedly right now it is 25% off your first order, unsure on the limit. I used it to get a webcam, a couple case fans, and a cd/dvd drive.

e: For some reason this guy has the Rocket as "sambrent" rocket lol, but its a decent video showing some different SSD options and their performance.

u/MothrFKNGarBear · 2 pointsr/Alienware

If you don’t know the difference you don’t need 32gbs of ram.

I’d like the above user said, get an ssd and ram upgrade as that’s pretty cheap and helps a lot! Especially the ssd.

Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_i7K3Db5TA5R0K

Your gonna have to reinstall windows.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4 21300) C16 Desktop Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0123ZC44Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iaL3Db9MWZM5Z

The ssd will make a HUGE difference as well as the ram should help out but for sure get that SSD upgrade. And don’t get 32gbs of ram. That’s to much.

u/Bubaroo3 · 2 pointsr/GamingLaptops

There are two M.2 slots in the Mag-15. So instead of replacing your 512GB drive, you can just buy a 2nd M.2 drive like this and add it to the 2nd slot

u/GarthArts · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Hey! Don't know much about NVMe drives, so do you think the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB would work? Is it a good one or are there better ones? Thanks for the help again!

u/rtheprince · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Hi, I was able to get this config on the lenovo site right now (10/8/19) for $2,306.20 using the 'THINKPADSALE' coupon.

Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-9850H with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)

Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64

Memory : 16GB (8GB + 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz

Hard Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive, M.2 PCIe-NVMe, Opal

Display : 15.6" UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED, 350 nits, multi-touch, AR/AS with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500

Graphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 16GB

Factory Color Calibration : X-Rite Pantone Factory Color Calibration

Pen : Lenovo Pen Pro

Wireless : Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.0

Warranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in with 1Y Accidental Damage Protection Add On

This the configuration that I purchased (still waiting on shipping - Oct 15). My out the door price was $2,357 (with military discount & eCoupon). My usage also includes ML agents with Tensorflow, Visual Studio 2017/2019, Unity, Blender 2.8, virtual machines (need a MAC OSX VM for uploading to Apple's app store), Docker, and various other software.

I understand the need for a decent CPU. I decided to get the 6 core 9850h because of the RTX5000. I chose not to go for the Xeon because ECC memory isn't necessary for the projects I work on in my off time. The price different between the Xeon and the 9850h is quite large, and the performance gap is quite small (outside of ECC).

The OLED screen is supposed to have 100% DCI-P3 coverage, 100% SRGB coverage, and 100% AdobeRGB coverage (though some reviews have shown the numbers to be slightly lower, but with delta E for less than 2 all around).

I personally believe it is a better value proposition to get the 16GB (8GB + 8GB) configuration with the 512GB storage, then upgrade from another vendor such as Amazon or Newegg. 32GB kits (16GB + 16GB) are currently going for around $130 Amazon Link. A 1TB Samsung NVMe SSD goes for around $170 Amazon link

It should be noted that the RTX5000 that comes in the P53 is reported to be the full non max-q version. NotebookCheck Link

Lastly if you are fine with repasting the CPU & GPU it might lead to better thermal results. I haven't seen anything on the P53 yet, but I did find this for the previous model the P52 Youtube Link. While temps didn't really improve a lot, the CPU was running at a higher clock speed.

Edited to improve readability and add links.

u/yasha_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I wanna get a m.2 drive, but there are so many companies that I've never heard of. I want to get the Samsung 970 EVO, but that thing is so expensive compared to M.2 SSDs from Addlink, Sabrent and Silicon Power. The thing is, I've never heard of these companies so it makes me wary to buy these SSDs, especially since I'm planning on making it my boot drive. Do I have anything to worry about? Are these SSDs just as good as the Samsung 970 EVO? Does any one have experience with any of these M.2 drives?

u/deanyd · 2 pointsr/buildapc

i want to buy the nvme for windows 10 and for some games


so which is better?


which is better from these 2? and which is faster?



u/Snownel · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

For the SSD, it's a no-brainer. You're far better off buying your own. Even with the BLACKFRIDAY10 coupon, the slot 1 upgrade is $319, the slot 2 addition is $527; a 970 EVO 1TB is $228, and you are guaranteed the best consumer-grade SSD on the market right now instead of playing the lottery.

For RAM, though, it's not as simple.

16 GB x2 of PC4-21300 SODIMM is $254.

The 32 GB x1 and 16 GB x2 upgrades are both $223 with the coupon.

The cheapest, however, is the 16 GB x1 upgrade at $74.41 with the coupon, plus another 16 GB x1 at $125, for a total of around $200.

Of course, if you get the 8 GB and replace it, 8 GB is worth around $60 new. However, I've never thought of the used RAM market as very strong, so I think you'd be lucky to get $20-30 right now. Alternatively, you could keep it for later.

I'm not sure how this works with Perks instead of the current coupon because I'm lazy, but "get the cheapest and just buy your own upgrades" is not always the least expensive route.

u/Candan55 · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I believe the WD is the better drive between the two. But I also think that it's a good idea to HODL until BF or Cyber Monday. Newegg's claim at 19% off is going to get better then. I think it was even up to 23% off over the weekend. Amazon as usual are misleading the original price at $589, it's been a little while since it was there. You've only got to look at the 1TB EVO 970 (compared to the 960) which isn't on promo and still over $130 cheaper!

u/aj1985 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yes, that would work.

Just for clarity, that drive is sata so read/write speeds are slower than this drive which is nvme.

u/LTHardcase · 2 pointsr/MSILaptops

I have a GT73VR, but also have a GL62M as a backup machine. It comes with an M.2 SSD, but also has an empty 2.5" HDD slot. I opened it up and put one in to transfer some stuff. So you have the option of replacing the NVMe SSD, or adding a 2.5 SSD. As far an NVMe, the 1TB 970 EVO is the most popular choice right now. It's crazy, I bought a 1TB 960 EVO for $499.99 in 2017 and its successor is way better and $200 cheaper.

u/Stridyr · 2 pointsr/virtualreality

You're still missing the m.2 drive. You should be rocking this as your primary drive, not the ssd that you have. The the m.2 drives are much faster... Not long ago, that drive was over $500US.

Edit: for fans, if you have the cash, I recommend magnetic bearings like these. They come in red, white and blue. I've gotten sick of replacing case fans...

u/PriceKnight · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

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u/CraveJon · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

You may want to check the price of the SSD because Amazon sells that at 169.99, unless it's the PLUS version, but not advertised as so? https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG

u/cleod4 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is the wrong take, OP didn't ask for best bang for the buck PC, he asked for the best PC.

Cooler: Air is usually cooler and quieter than AIOs, in your machine you want the noctua nh-d15 though.

Your memory is not the best it can be for Ryzen (you want 3200c14 or 3600c16). Remember you have 4 DIMM slots, you can go 4x8 if you want, but I don't think they are cheaper than the 2x16 kits.




I personally have the latter one, Samsung b-die for good overclocking potential.

Storage: Don't put mechanical in this build for the love of god. Your "boot drive" is fine w/ the 860 evo, consider the m.2 version for slight (and I mean slight) performance gains and less wires:

also consider it's bigger brother the 970 Evo

For your "data drive", get a 2tb mx500, If you buy a mechanical drive for this build you will be banned :).

The video card situation is a weird one right now. nVidia keeps the good bins of their cards and sells the rest to AIBs. If you want the best 2080ti, you want the founders edition

But nVidia has probably the worst customer service, and 3rd party cards offer better cooling. It's a decision that's up to you. I personally went with a Founders Edition card for my build (2080 Super though).

Get an 80+ platinum power supply

This is a hot take, but consider a wireless mouse. The offerings today have no lag and gaming without cable drag is fantastic. Some suggestions:
Logitech G Pro Wireless

Logitech G703

u/raistlin65 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I agree with the other poster. A 3700x and 16gb ram might be more than enough for your needs. Depends. Do you plan on running multiple virtual machines while gaming? Are you going to be doing video rendering while you are doing other things? In other words, what are you doing that would require heavy multicore threading?

I would get the Samsung 970 evo 1tb instead of the 512gb Pro. In some benchmarks, the larger Evo will outperform the smaller Pro. So I see it as kind of a toss-up since these drives are so fast you might not be able to perceive a difference anyway, and you get an extra 500GB https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG

Also, go with arctic mx4 instead of the arctic silver v. It's their newer paste that is a better paste in several ways.

u/neonblaster · 1 pointr/buildapcsales


Just make sure your motherboard takes the NVMe PCIe M.2. - which if it’s newer it should with no problem

u/0Camus0 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just went for it: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW)
I may wait for another 16 GB, I never reach even 12 GB, maybe GTA V could reach it, but I am not sure.

u/PhyterNL · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

There are many factors of course but it is largely due to chip oversupply and ramp up to next-gen V-NAND both happening simultaneously. Prices are going to drop throughout next year so keep a weather eye out for deals.

Personally I could not wait. Got myself a 500GB SATA3 m.2 for my boot drive and a 1TB NVMe m.2 for my development drive (Photoshop, Max, Substance, etc); both for less than $400. Yeah, that's still quite a crazy amount to spend for 1.5TB, but for me speed means productivity. I mounted them to a dual m.2 PCIe riser board and it's like I have a new PC. Still doing high end graphic dev on a gen-3 i5.

u/Sheilamainbattletank · 1 pointr/pcparts

Yup it will work. That SSD is form factor M.2 (2280), which the motherboard has a slot for. FYI the regular EVO will work as well Incase you’re looking to save some money.

u/FireBolt_IV · 1 pointr/buildapc
I think the memory issue is a bug, coz I checked the Gigabyte mobo Memory support list, and the memory you've chosen is there.

Actually after messing abit with PCPP, this motherboard shows conflict with all types of memory!

Anyways, I also think you should pick up another RAM kit, there are another kits with the same or higher frequency, and same timings for a lower price.

And the case you've chosen is really old, that it doesn't have front USB 3.0 headers.

Anyways, here's an updated parts list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Core i9-7940X 3.1GHz 14-Core Processor | $1299.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $139.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus - PRIME X299-DELUXE ATX LGA2066 Motherboard | $473.00 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill - Sniper X 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $728.98 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $316.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Samsung - 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $596.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card | $954.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case | $139.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other | AFT XM-37U USB 3.0 3.5” Kiosk Card Reader | $54.37 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $4831.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-08 08:16 EDT-0400 |

P.S. You might want to check the Samsung 970 evo
instead of the 960 pro.
u/be5be5Man · 1 pointr/dubai

Here you go its around 1068AED

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW)

u/wwintering · 1 pointr/buildapc

tl;dr Not sure if my mobo supports the SSD I want to get. Relevant links are below.

... ... ...

I think this is a simple question... but I am not the most tech-literate in this context... Hopefully someone can make sense of what I am saying & help me out here.

So right now I have a regular SATA style (?) SSD installed. However, I am always running low on space lately, so I would like to upgrade my storage to this model specifically:


However, I am not sure if my mobo will support it.

This is my mobo:



Here is another image from IRL (to show my current setup & what I believe to be the relevant section of the mobo):


... ... ...

So, does anyone here know if I will be able to properly connect that SSD in the Amazon link to my current mobo?

If the answer is "yes" or "theoretically yes", can you tell whether or not the correct port/slot is already occupied? Or where I would need to connect it?

And finally, is there any other potential complication I should be aware of before getting this taken care of?

u/SeanVo · 1 pointr/intelnuc

I own a few of the NUC8i5's and use it for pro audio work and a tiny bit of video work.

The machine is fast, quiet, and efficient. 16 gigs of memory may be fine (that's what I'm using), 32 may be helpful in Premier as Steve mentioned. Consider a Samsung 970 EVO m.2 drive; the 1TB is $149 on Amazon today...that's quite a deal. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=MZ-V7E1T0BW&qid=1574095226&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-1

The 970 EVO Plus (even faster) is $199 today for a TB.


And 32 Gigs of memory is currently $125 (Crucial 2400 MT/s)


If I'm producing anything substantial video wise, I go to another machine. But for light video, the NUC will work. And the i7 you're looking at will perform slightly better than the i5 I'm using.

All that said, this tiny PC space may be getting even more exciting if AMD gets into it as has been rumored. They have superior graphics rendering in many cases, and their latest laptop chips have been shown to outperform the Intel counterparts. It'll be interesting to see the 10th gen intel chips in a NUC soon.

I love the NUC platform. I've built 25+ of them and have been please along the way.

u/jy3030 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I don't have very much experience with SSDs (I have a WD SATA 500 gb) but it might be worthwhile to pay for a Western Digital or other more name brand. I am not trying to spark an argument over the best SSD brand or anything but I think that as far as support and future reliability goes, the WD or Samsung might be a move if you are willing to make the 40-50 dollar price jump. I have heard that Samsung makes some very nice SSDs - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=samsung+1tb&qid=1574356509&s=electronics&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=1-3

Other than that, looks good. Make sure when you build it to build the RAM in the correct slots so it will run at full speed and give you dual channel capability.

Best of luck to you, and welcome to PCMR.

u/PotentialApathy · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

What about the 1 Tb 970 Evo which is on for $199, all time low? Seems to be a better drive, especially for mixed-IO, for not very much more.

u/starcap · 1 pointr/asgardswrath

Be careful with the speeds on Amazon... lowercase b = bits and uppercase B = bytes (8 bits) so 3400 MB/s = 27,200 Mb/s. Anyway I’d go for this one...


In fact I just got one yesterday. Black Friday deal!

u/PhilSwiftDaddy0 · 1 pointr/computers

I see, let me link you an nvme drive as well as a 2.5 drive. As far as getting them installed, learning yourself from YouTube or a friend is a good idea


Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3MA4Db7J28DN0

2.5 drive:

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD1(Z) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NQA4DbCV3R4M8

u/iBannori · 1 pointr/buildapc

Ah, yeah I just forgot to add that. Was wondering about the Samwung Evo 970 vs the Pro with a smaller capacity? Will I notice any difference? Is it worth it to go 1 tb?

u/Curious_209 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Thanks for the info! Your configuration was what I wanted initially. I finally bought RTX card and 4K screens because I wanted to have a more versatile machine. I would have bought the T2000 card if I had known the truth. Really confusing.

Do you think that I can somehow remove of the m.2 slots and replace it with 2.5in bay?

I am going to buy more storage. Do you think this one is going to work? https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=pd_bxgy_147_2/130-2566725-7353048?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BN217QG&pd_rd_r=e0fa81fe-aa79-4308-853d-2d1b4f9a2110&pd_rd_w=N9DwG&pd_rd_wg=PIYud&pf_rd_p=09627863-9889-4290-b90a-5e9f86682449&pf_rd_r=9TYYQE2TMRDPRDPVXYH2&psc=1&refRID=9TYYQE2TMRDPRDPVXYH2

How is your P53 performing? Speed? Noise? Like it?

u/gregz83 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I am also wondering why your ram is 12GB, uneven pairs likely. If you can, get yourself I nice new even matching set:


If you do need a new drive, your motherboard supports M.2:


Or you can go with a slightly cheaper SATA SSD:


u/Mockcomic · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Would have to be compatible with macOS such as Samsung ssd( Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xCi0DbVX5YNME). Assuming your laptop is using nvme.

u/ComicOzzy · 1 pointr/Xplane

Storage. You're going to want a 1TB NVMe SSD like this and still, you'll probably want a big hard drive to store things like rendered Ortho4XP tiles you aren't currently using.

u/crzybstrd97 · 1 pointr/AnthemTheGame

Specifically, I'm running Samaung 970 EVO 1TB. It's way cheaper on Amazon though.

u/innocentusigbe · 1 pointr/Alienware

Oops...I totally forgot:
Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_m9xTBb8A72X7Y

u/W3ll-458 · 1 pointr/buildapc

1 TB of M.2 SSD's cost 250. (here as proof.)

yes......250gb of SSD will cost $100, however we are comparing the price of a 1TB HDD with a 1TB SSD, it is only fair if you compare the same storage amount, and when you compare them the costs are very drastic.

u/Shadow_Death · 1 pointr/Amd

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW)
277.99 USD

Or if you don't need absolutely fast but you want SSD fast for cheap...


Mushkin TRIACTOR-3D - 1TB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - 2.5 Inch - SATA III - 6Gb/s - 3D Vertical TLC - 7mm - MKNSSDTR1TB-3D


u/t3chg3n13 · 1 pointr/razer

The storage is self upgradeable. Get your self one of these and slap it in there. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NeQ2BbMRPMAEE

u/suburbazine · 1 pointr/thinkpad

The consumer equivalent is the 970 Evo for around $220

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Hc.3BbYBC7KXD

The SMART thing is really just an inconvenience. However- it seems I may be incorrect in my claim as spxak1 posted below. I've never gotten it to work correctly. Also, the Evo/Pro versions have flawless SMART support on the SAME machines that couldn't give me info on the PM/SM versions.

u/wayward_wanderer · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For those interested, here's the listing without the URL shortener masking the referral link:


u/ssscarecrow · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

970 evo on amazon for only 10 more (and I don't see it necessary to post 2 threads for different capacity)

u/iNeedAValidUserName · 1 pointr/sffpc

> Better performance, smaller footprint, no cables.

Performance is better - but for most peoples use cases barely noticable, meanwhile the price difference is huge.

That said, I agree with your sentiment about a SATA M.2 drive. You can get a SATA M.2 Drive for basically the same price as a 2.5" SSD these days which performs identically with - effectively - zero foot print.

the Big Shuriken doesn't have an AM4 Bracket afaik, which is the only issue with using it for his build.

u/ATLatimerr · 1 pointr/buildapc

By the time you would actually need to upgrade your card you would prob wanna upgrade the rest of you`re pc anyways but if you have the extra money i would get



Is a lot of money but well worth it. you are going with the high end build. But you`re build will be fine for 1080P high rr gaming for many years to come

u/cadtek · 1 pointr/computers

With a SATA SSD it'll be the same theorhetically, assuming you use a 3.1 cable (Gen 1 or 2).

If you truly want something faster externally, you need to look at NVMe storage, such as this one which can do the theorhetically 3.5Gbps Read speed.

u/turnoffable · 1 pointr/intelnuc

How about this one? It still saves a bunch but still gives me lots of SSD storage (double what I have now). https://smile.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG

u/Lxrge · 1 pointr/macbook

Here is the exact items I purchased, and the exact video I followed!

7 Pieces Screwdriver Tool Kit Pentalobe Screwdriver for Macbook Air/Pro and Retina https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797MN6GL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CKZCCbA48E9EB

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZKZCCb0E8KJGS

Sintech NGFF M.2 nVME SSD Adapter Card for Upgrade 2013-2015 Year Macs(Not Fit Early 2013 MacBook Pro) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CWWAENG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VLZCCb6RBVN00


u/Traffalger · 1 pointr/starcitizen

The problem with the OEM samsung chips is that they dont always have a great driver for it. I bought a Samsung 1TB PM961 stick and its mostly awesome but it was a royal pain to get it set up and I get random crashes. None of the samsung SSD software recognises it either.

The 960 series (evo and Pro) is really good as well. If you have more of a budget I dont think you could go wrong with last years model. I don't really think the Optane drive is worth it at the moment.

If I had to do it over today I would probably reccomend something like a Samsung 970 Evo or a Samsung 970 Pro

u/ashenfang7404 · 1 pointr/Alienware

It needs to be an NVME. Stay far away from that Crucial P1 - I returned it because the system would blue screen when trying to play games from it. Amazon has a 1TB 970 EVO NVME drive for just a few bucks more.


u/saperkus · 1 pointr/thinkpad

No, this one will also not work, as it's M.2 2280 SATA3.

You need a NVMe SSD, like this one.

u/Brucetafer · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

so can you raid m.2 or is it overkill? im looking at this bad boy.. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=m.2&qid=1564902766&s=gateway&sr=8-4


is that going to work or is my board going to throttle it back?

u/JagSKX · 1 pointr/laptops

The 256gb SSD is a m.2 (gum stick) form factor; it is not the same size as a 2,5" hard drive. The link you provided is to a 2.5" 1TB SSD which fits in the same 2.5" drive bay that the 1TB hard drive occupies.

You need to buy a m.2 form factor SSD with a PCIe NVMe interface if you want to replace the 256GB SSD with a 1TB SSD. An example is the following Samsung 970 EVO 1TB SSD. Note that m.2 SSDs will have either the slower SATA 3 interface or the faster PCIe NVMe interface. They are not compatible with each other


u/Superspyi · 1 pointr/buildapc

Since you're getting a 1TB SSD I'd go ahead and just recommend a 1TB m.2 NVMe if anything. The read / write speeds of NVMe compared to SATA 3 is absolutely unreal. A 1TB Samsung would be ~$60 more expensive at least with amazon.


u/ascZend · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm in the early stages of building my replacement gaming desktop and looking at SSD options. I will need at least 1 TB and prefer the M.2 form factor for simplicity, but I'm not opposed to 2.5" drives. I don't necessarily need NVMe for my use case, but the deals today on Samsung's lineup are tempting:


Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" SATA - $129.99

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA - $154.99

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe - $169.99

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe - $217.99


The 860 EVO 2.5" is within $2 of its all-time low, and the 970 EVO and EVO Plus are both at all-time lows. It's $25 more to go from 2.5" SATA to M.2 SATA, and $15 more on top of that to go from SATA to NVMe. Is it worth it to go NVMe or should I stick with SATA? Price isn't a big concern, I'm just looking for good value.

u/bodie_ · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

There's a big discount on the 970 EVO 1TB NVME : 169.99 (vs $240 on Newegg !!)

its the EVO not EVO Plus but it's still a top tier SSD.

u/deezarereal · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hey there, I actually just finished a build for a music production computer. For the drive I definitely recommend a Samsung 970 Evo drive, and depending how plugin heavy your tracks are, 32 GB of ram. Then again I like running multiple instances of diva and output kontakt libraries.

u/enby-girl · -3 pointsr/CanadianHardwareSwap

Thanks for letting me know. Like I said in the post, I'm flexible on the price. Send me an offer. For reference though, I checked Amazon before posting and it was $440 (which is around what I paid). https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-970-EVO-M-2-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG.