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2021/09/18 00:25:30 (permalink)
Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 | OC3D News (overclock3d.net)
 
High-speed PCIe 4.0 SSDs are becoming increasingly affordable, so much so that Samsung's 980 Pro SSD, which was available for over £200 at launch, is now available from multiple UK retailers for less than £135. 

When searching for storage deals, we found that Samsung's 980 Pro SSD is now the most affordable 1TB 7,000 MB/s PCIe 4.0 SSD that's currently on the market. Currently, 1TB capacity drives offer the best value within the NVMe space, which higher and lower capacity drives typically costing more per GB of storage within this speed category. 

Samsung confirmed yesterday that their 980 Pro SSD is PlayStation 5 compatible when used with a suitable heatsink. Today's price change makes Samsung's 980 Pro SSD one of the best value PS5 expansion options that are available today, even after purchasing a compatible 3rd party SSD heatsink. 

With both Intel and AMD offering consumers PCIe 4.0 connectivity on their latest CPU platforms, demand for high-speed NVMe storage is higher than ever. Moving forward, demand for NVMe storage devices will continue to rise as games and other software start to utilise the speeds offered by the medium. Remember, Microsoft's upcoming DirectStorage API is designed to be used with NVMe SSDs (more information here), and that means that PC gamers will soon need to invest in NVMe SSDs to enjoy the latest AAA titles. 

With pricing this low, Samsung's 980 Pro SSD represents exceptionally good value for those who need high-end NVMe storage. When we reviewed this SSD back in 2020 (link here), we were impressed. With today's pricing, were are excited! Samsung is placing downward pricing pressures on all NVMe SSDs, and this is great news for PC builders worldwide. 

Amazon Links (Pricing was accurate at the time of writing)

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD - £134.99

Be Quiet MC1 PS5 Compatible SSD Heatsink - £14.72
 
It's good to know at least 'something' in PC electronics has a price reduction
 


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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/18 02:55:12 (permalink)
    The price is coming down since I think people rushed to buy PCIe 4.0 and then people realized the real world performance isn't that much better then a 3.0. Now in no way would I say the 980 Pro isn't a great option and what I would be picking up but instead I mean if I had a 970 I wouldn't really feel the need to upgrade since both are still super fast.

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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/18 20:20:19 (permalink)
    Has anyone seen any testing that shows hitting the bottleneck yet? I'm thinking something like the Asus Hyper M.2 or similar - multiple M.2 on one PCIE slot.
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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/19 02:45:31 (permalink)
    Pathas
    Has anyone seen any testing that shows hitting the bottleneck yet? I'm thinking something like the Asus Hyper M.2 or similar - multiple M.2 on one PCIE slot.




    Since the Asus Hyper M.2 is a 16X card I would recommend seeing if any reviews for it. What might happen is a 4X PCIe card might not bottleneck but I would wonder what happens when you have four on a single card. Then again I also wonder if anyone would really notice and finally I wonder about PCIe lanes being available to the graphics card.

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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/19 09:20:23 (permalink)
     
    Hmm.. I purchased the 500GB 980 Pro in March from Amazon for $118. Right now it's $110. Not a huge drop.
     

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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/19 10:57:28 (permalink)
    i have the 2tb version. been happy with it so far
     

      


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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/20 04:53:30 (permalink)
    I just picked up the 1TB version for $179.99 from the egg.
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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/27 08:01:16 (permalink)
    Decent pricing. Grabbed mine like 4 months ago when Best buy ran them for $159.99
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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/27 22:56:40 (permalink)
    Hoggle
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    Has anyone seen any testing that shows hitting the bottleneck yet? I'm thinking something like the Asus Hyper M.2 or similar - multiple M.2 on one PCIE slot.




    Since the Asus Hyper M.2 is a 16X card I would recommend seeing if any reviews for it. What might happen is a 4X PCIe card might not bottleneck but I would wonder what happens when you have four on a single card. Then again I also wonder if anyone would really notice and finally I wonder about PCIe lanes being available to the graphics card.

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    Pathas
    Has anyone seen any testing that shows hitting the bottleneck yet? I'm thinking something like the Asus Hyper M.2 or similar - multiple M.2 on one PCIE slot.




    Since the Asus Hyper M.2 is a 16X card I would recommend seeing if any reviews for it. What might happen is a 4X PCIe card might not bottleneck but I would wonder what happens when you have four on a single card. Then again I also wonder if anyone would really notice and finally I wonder about PCIe lanes being available to the graphics card.


    Hoggle has a good point 20 pci lanes on rocket lake 16 to gpu 4.0 and one 4x for m.2 @ 4.0.
    If multiples would be added it would have to pull away some from the
    gpu 16 slot.  4.0 with all fast boots on is to much I can't get into the bios *blink* at the desktop
    at launch and need to go to recovery console to boot into bios. I don't have a 4.0 gpu
    at this point so I have no idea of saturation level of the 16 lanes.
    but ya if it's all about your data transfer y not give it a try. 

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    Re: Samsung's 980 Pro SSD drops to its lowest ever price - 7,000MB/s for under £135 2021/09/30 09:12:45 (permalink)
    mmm not bad, for nothing! I buy it at higher price last year..
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