Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
- 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)
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32 points • ebaser
[SSD] Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - $129.99 (Lowest price recorded)
16 points • LiLoAndSnitch69
[SSD] Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red ($179.99-$50) $129.99
5 points • PCPartsConnoisseur
Oops the link does not work: Here is the good link https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG
3 points • plibplubplob
If that's the 1TB version on Amazon US that's 10x170= $1700 worth of NVMe SSD goodness.
3 points • SsurebreC
This video talked about SSD's moving 500mb/s of data. The M.2 type of drive, like Samsung 970 EVO can push it up to 3,500mb/s and the 1 terabyte drive I linked to is less than $200 and it's slightly larger than a stick of gum and weighs two ounces.
Best of all - and this wasn't mentioned in the video - is that SSD's are not only significantly faster than HDD's (spinning disks) and use less electricity but since they have no moving parts, they're more durable where if your laptop falls and the screen dies, there's a good chance that the hard drive will be easily recovered.
The speed, size, and cost of drives has been remarkable to say the least!
2 points • thatdiabetic16
I have a stick style ssd(don't know what they're called) but not a hard drive style ssd am I okay installing windows 10 and games on the stick ssd or do I need a hard drive style Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_dlC_wN0TFbCGJJDEP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
1 points • EpsilonEleven
Something like this?
1 points • SpaceAndTimeMake
Yeah, I'd agree with them. An m.2 is basically a faster SSD, and has a smaller form factor. I'd recommend This One because it's a reliable and fast m.2, and is on sale for around 130 USD right now.
1 points • That0nekid1
I'm looking for a new SSD for gaming (1tb)
I was looking at the Samsung 860 EVO, or are there any alternatives?
I was also considering: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ssd+m2&qid=1585964621&sr=8-3
but not sure if there's any real advantages
1 points • jollyjellopy
So any word on the ssd we should use to expand the storage? Will any nvme do?
I'm more than happy buying samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB and upgrading right away.
1 points • Snote85
Thanks for the reply. I googled that and https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=pd_lpo_147_t_1/132-5807752-0654725?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BN217QG&pd_rd_r=50046c21-ee60-4671-90a8-3b26ff055a9a&pd_rd_w=W4tD3&pd_rd_wg=6hDOT&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=ZZ48F5ABCYY8BQDSC6GP&psc=1&refRID=ZZ48F5ABCYY8BQDSC6GP
Came up. Do you think it would be an acceptable purchase for what I'm wanting? Thanks again. I deeply appreciate it.
1 points • sandvich
something like this.
1 points • whatkathy
that's super good to hear! it's hard to get a direct answer on this issue.
Before I ran into the RAM issue I was planning on purchasing this link over what you linked. I'm pretty sure I need to buy a simple converter for $16 and it would still be cheaper/as good as the OWC SSDs.
1 points • Jumbajukiba
The Samsung 970 EVO 1TB is $130 right now.
1 points • DjSab19
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qmpIEbGAVPD6M
1 points • TheAethiestCleric
It's going to be more expensive, and I'm not sure it's really worth it. But here. $170 1Tb NVMe drive
1 points • Sertoma
Hmm, interesting. I'll look into that.
That look like a good deal?
1 points • recoveringPHPDev
An SSD like this one. They're insanely fast and I highly recommend.
1 points • GunnerN1ck
1 points • supankill
Anyone interested as well there is a 1 TB version that is also on sale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG?th=1&psc=1
1 points • Botvader
>-500g or more M.2 storage (under $100) >
I went with a 500 gb samsung 970 Evo as my m2 boot drive and I've been really happy with it. I got it on sale for $70 and was really pleased so it being $60 on Amazon right now is even better
1 points • Josh_30
So how’s this https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=m.2+ssd&qid=1604276627&sr=8-3
1 points • Barmacide1
Thank you so much for the advice! Is this the one you are talking about https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=samsung+970+evo+ssd+1tb+-+m.2+nvme&qid=1604346471&sprefix=samsung+970+evo+ssd+&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzTFFEWUM0WEM4S0lWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzczODgyMUgzWkVXNVhRSUZWMiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTU4ODI5MjZOUEJOWjdIRkpLQyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
I believe I need M.2 NVMe although I’m not sure what that means, so I’m not positive!
1 points • O-D
Yep, have a Samsung 970 EVO M2 NVME installed in the upper slot on mine.
1 points • Undefined_Legend
I would swap out the western digital ssd m2 for the Samsung 970 evo m2 NVme. With the Samsung 970 evo 1tb m2 you'd get 3,300mb/s read and 2500mb/s write speed. The western digital gets 560MB/s and 530MB/s write speed.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_s7HIFb7P99ZJT there is the link for the Samsung one. On sale for $139.99 right now.
1 points • TheRealZethin
I personally plan on getting Samsung’s 970 EVO:
But make sure your motherboard supports M.2 NVMe. It’s usually listed in the motherboard’s specs if it does.
1 points • E1_Luchador
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_dlC_0rvWFbZ2KVBXR
1 points • K2-P2
$180 1TB Samsung 970 EVO I used to have a separate boot drive, then I decided I'd rather put all of my games on the fastest drive, so I just got a bigger nvme boot drive and that is where all of the games live with plenty of room.
Ultra High Average load time 36 seconds.
Gigabit fiber, 2 rooms away on wireless card, Ping 33, 376.9Mbps down and 279.6 Mbps up
Nothing else I have matches your setup so I won't post it
1 points • EmanatingEye
1 points • echolog
Halo Infinite (and ALL other first party Xbox games, along with a ton of others) is available on PC via Xbox Game Pass.
As someone who has owned plenty of consoles and has been upgrading my PC for the last decade or so, I can say there is nothing more satisfying than putting your PC together after an upgrade, hitting that power button, and getting it to boot up for the first time. It's way better than 'unboxing' a console. :)
Want to do play games and do other things at the same time? Why buy 2 entire devices, each with their own screen, when you can get multiple monitors on your PC and have the same effect? I have a triple monitor setup and I LOVE it.
A lot of Xbox games have crossplay support now, so if your friends are on Xbox you can still play with them on PC. I'm pretty sure this has also been announced for Halo Infinite.
A console will last you a generation. A PC will last you forever. It is also far more functionally powerful than a console, in that not only can you upgrade it for better graphics down the road, but it has an endless amount of tools and applications that you can use for just about anything you can imagine. A PC is USEFUL on top of being tons of fun to play on.
So yeah. Those are my thoughts. Just keep in mind you don't have to start out big on a PC. You can start wherever you feel comfortable, and then 3-6-12 months from now you can get a new part, plug it in, and it will be better than it was.
The BIGGEST tip I can give if you decide to go for a PC is to splurge just a little bit on one of these. This is the single biggest upgrade I've made in the last decade. You can get a smaller one if you want (250 or 500gb is plenty). Install Windows on it as well as any games you play very frequently, and the load times will be GONE. Windows boots up in ~10 seconds instead of 30+. It's awesome, and everyone should get one.
1 points • MittenManSales
Just found this, not sure if it is in your budget or not? Was thinking about picking one up for mine.
1 points • FrostingProfessional
For this very brief moment maybe.
The Samsung 980 Pro is more than twice as fast for $20 more. And it’ll likely work in the PS5 as well as it isn’t proprietary so it’ll get cheaper much more quickly.
Edit: actually I take that back. The Xbox expansion is 2.4GB/s. This is 3.5GB/s and $60 cheaper.
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_iynBFbVDK7VCK
This expansion card is not a good value at all.
1 points • AwesomeShizzles
You'd save 50$ adding your own then using the windows media recovery to transfer the os
1 points • Homeinboy
1tb ssddoes anyone know is this is good?
1 points • manbearpyg
> In out current reality M.2 drives with the same speed sell for around a $100.
And on top of that, the Xbox NVME's are smaller form factor and have integrated heat sinks and are ruggedized.
1 points • need2know15
1 points • Cryptic_Sims
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_i0xOFb97032YH
So this is what I found on Amazon. I paid 101 USD after tax for the Crucial P1, looks like this will be 30 more. I have an underlying fear of regretting purchases a year from now, maybe I’ll just send it back and upgrade!
1 points • Sasselhoff
Huh, not familiar with that brand...is it really worth $5 more than a Samsung 970? I thought the Samsung one's were kinda the "gold standard". I've not bought any M.2 drives yet, however, so I'm speaking from a position of ignorance.
1 points • Aflycted
My user manual says this:
SATA1~2 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in M.2 slot. SATA3~4 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 PCIe interface module in M.2 slot.
Not sure which applies to me, this is the exact thing I purchased.
1 points • bobross82
few hundred?! wut you talkin about?
1 points • brianwski
> I need the drive and I got no more space on my laptop ... If you were in my shoes what would you do.
It all comes down to the amount of money you want to spend. Here are three options:
1) Very Most Wonderful Experience - if you have $170 (and an M.2 slot on your laptop). Most laptops nowdays have an SSD built in, and specifically an M.2 slot. You can google your particular laptop model to find out. Upgrade your internal laptop to a "PCIe M.2 SSD" that is large enough to house all of your data - not just your most critical valuable data - ALL OF IT, everything you might want this week, and all the long tail stuff like your 10 years of work files. The reason I say "PCIe" is that these newest drives are CRAZY FAST, they are 10x faster than older SSDs, which are 50x faster than spinning hard drives. Arguably the best, fastest, and most reliable of these is the Samsung 970 EVO SSD, you can have it sent to your home for $168.99 for a 1 TByte SSD: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ There are instructions online to install it yourself (it is really, really easy if you can operate a screwdriver). Or you can pay "GeekSquad" or your local computer shop $10 to install it for you. Since this option will last you 5 years, this is $34/year. Many people can afford this if they just concentrate really really hard and don't spend money in other ways, like buy one less piece of clothing per year, or go out two fewer times to eat, etc.
REASON: it is simply more convenient than any other solution. You can have a top level folder on the drive called "MyOldExternalDrive" and then it is better in every way, shape, and form than having an external drive. It is also faster than every other solution. You don't have to carry the external drive with you, and you STILL have all your data. Any other solution means this clumsy crappy external hard drive that might "go bad" if you don't plug it in enough.
2) Second best - if you have $50 - get an external SATA SSD you connect by USB. This is not as fast as an internal PCIe SSD, but much cheaper and it is still ALARMINGLY FASTER than a spinning hard drive. It is also more durable, and fails less. Drives that spin are fragile, SSDs are not. You can search for these on Amazon, expect to pay around $50 for 500 GBytes.
3) Third best - if you are totally poor - $25 - get an external USB spinning hard drive. This is not going to be a good experience compared with the above SSD options, but it is so inexpensive that if you are poor you can still afford it. You can search for these on Amazon, expect to pay $25 - $32. Basically the cost of two burritos. If you think you can't afford this, just skip two lunches (which will totally suck, but you can survive it) and you can then afford it. Alternatively, work 2 more hours at any minimum wage job. Or cut the neighbor's lawn 5 times. Or sell your blood once to a blood bank. There are also online surveys that pay you to fill them out, you would need to sit in front of your computer for 2 or 3 hours to earn the $25.
In all of the above cases, run an online backup program. Carbonite is good, so is Backblaze Personal Backup if you aren't using anything else. Then you have two copies of your data - 1 local copy and then 1 remote.
> If you were in my shoes what would you do.
I always go with #1. I keep all the data I ever want to keep for all of time locally on my internal SSD on my laptop. Anything else is SUPER painful and fraught with the chance of losing the data, and you can't keep it organized. I also have a job that pays more than the average in the United States, and so it is trivial to afford even the best option. I was scolded once by a person living in a 3rd world country (Africa) and did not make much money, so I don't want to pretend EVERYBODY can afford this option. But even high school students can get a job delivering papers in the United States and afford option #1. If you only make $100/year and live in a really poor country, you obviously cannot afford this and you'll have to choose one of the other options.
1 points • The__Imp
This vs Samsung 970 evo for about $10 more?
I bought this P5 at this price at Microcenter last week, now im planning to return it in favor of the Samsung 970 evo. It’s 129 with $5 prime credit.
1 points • SuburbiaSteve
Congrats!! Mine’s on its way 😜 I’ve been considering upgrading mine with this Samsung 970 Evo. Unless you’re rubbing up on max capacity, I’d keep an eye on the price and snatch when it’s on sale or starts dropping (probably later this year).
In addition, I wouldn’t replace, but just add it in slot 2. That way you’ll get 3x the capacity rather than 2x.
1 points • BiZarKing502
1 points • Boo_Guy
If you're considering that Samsung one why not spend the extra 10 bucks for the 970?
That being said all the benchmarks I've seen has the Viper trading blows with the 970 Evo Plus and the 970 Pro, and I haven't seen any that included just the 970 Evo so it's probably safe to say that the 960 or 970 Evo is going to be slower than the Viper.
The Viper is using a new controller that a lot of this years SSD's are using which is why it's data rate is listed as much higher, the newest Samsungs right now(970's) are a year older, they teased their latest model a few months back but it hasn't been released yet.
1 points • GreenNapster
Deal link: Amazon
1 points • M_Zajac
I was looking at getting this one
2 points • Gtx2090
2 points • NOTorAND
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7ZY2EbB9TJDKR
and to insulate it I bought this
Micro Connectors Micro Connectors... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JB4QM2Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
1 points • ExoticSwingset
You can get an m.2 like this: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG
and an adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-Adapter-Upgrade-2013-2015-MacBook/dp/B01CWWAENG
Also, the processor’s benchmarks as far as I know still almost line up with the 13 inch MBP 2019. It will be good for at least 3 years and probably more If you aren’t doing intensive stuff.