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Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD £82.91 @ Amazon
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Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD £82.91 @ Amazon

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Posted 25th Dec 2019

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Looking through amazon to use some gift vouchers I received today & came across this. Seems good value to perk up a old PC, I'd avoid it on a new build though. Keep to M2.
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Scan currently have it for the same price with a free game

scan.co.uk/pro…b-s
Edited by: "jord10fox" 25th Dec 2019
stuellis25/12/2019 22:40

Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s …Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.


You're using the terminology wrong

SSD refers to the memory technology (solid state drive using flash memory)

SATA - the interface that the drive in the op uses, which maxes out at about 550MB/s read performance

NVMe - the newer interface which gives direct PCIe lanes to the CPU, and can be many times faster than the fastest SATA drive (about 7000MB/s theoretical max for current PCIe gen 4)

Of course, the memory controller still matters, and just getting an NVMe interface SSD doesn't make any difference in real world performance over a SATA SSD if the controllers are of similar performance

Tl;dr : do your research on pc parts, and you get what you pay for
Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.
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No reason to avoid this on a new build as a secondary storage for games for example. Then again, an average person not utilising the file transfer speeds for editing etc won't know the difference no matter where this is used.
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Scan currently have it for the same price with a free game

scan.co.uk/pro…b-s
Edited by: "jord10fox" 25th Dec 2019
iEimis25/12/2019 22:19

No reason to avoid this on a new build as a secondary storage for games …No reason to avoid this on a new build as a secondary storage for games for example. Then again, an average person not utilising the file transfer speeds for editing etc won't know the difference no matter where this is used.


Indeed, you have to move over 45GB, before you hit the qlc brick wall.
Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.
stuellis25/12/2019 22:40

Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s …Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.


This, kind of regret going from 256GB Nvme Boot to 1TB as I am not noticing much difference in day to day tasks.
stuellis25/12/2019 22:40

Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s …Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.


wow there really isn't much in it... OMG don't use a hard drive!
ha I G said that based on the Anandtech review, the EVO is up to twice the speed of the QVO... but at a 50 percent price premium (around £120 for 1tb).
stuellis25/12/2019 22:40

Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s …Having just built a system on nvme the difference to SSD is meh. Yeah it’s faster but as a gaming pc the difference is not really beneficial. Who cares if it boots 5 seconds faster. For most users there is nothing wrong with going SSD.


You're using the terminology wrong

SSD refers to the memory technology (solid state drive using flash memory)

SATA - the interface that the drive in the op uses, which maxes out at about 550MB/s read performance

NVMe - the newer interface which gives direct PCIe lanes to the CPU, and can be many times faster than the fastest SATA drive (about 7000MB/s theoretical max for current PCIe gen 4)

Of course, the memory controller still matters, and just getting an NVMe interface SSD doesn't make any difference in real world performance over a SATA SSD if the controllers are of similar performance

Tl;dr : do your research on pc parts, and you get what you pay for
I remember when I got my first SSD in 2012. This is a bit better than it.
robodan91825/12/2019 23:36

You're using the terminology wrongSSD refers to the memory technology …You're using the terminology wrongSSD refers to the memory technology (solid state drive using flash memory)SATA - the interface that the drive in the op uses, which maxes out at about 550MB/s read performanceNVMe - the newer interface which gives direct PCIe lanes to the CPU, and can be many times faster than the fastest SATA drive (about 7000MB/s theoretical max for current PCIe gen 4)Of course, the memory controller still matters, and just getting an NVMe interface SSD doesn't make any difference in real world performance over a SATA SSD if the controllers are of similar performanceTl;dr : do your research on pc parts, and you get what you pay for


You are right that the correct terminology is SATA vs NVMe. However the point stands, for many the real world performance gains won’t really add much value.

I’d done my research, I always do. I picked up a Corsair 960GB MP510 at a great price on BF when putting together my new system. It’s a very neat solution and I wanted to try it. The point is I can speak from first hand experience, the real world benefits for an average gamer & heavy Excel user (myself) are negligible. The OP suggested to avoid SATA drives in new builds, there is no need to, your average user will be equally happy with either choice. If budget is a concern there is nothing wrong with a SATA drive like this.
Edited by: "stuellis" 25th Dec 2019
My pc is an old 990fx sabertooth board. I can’t get nvme m2 boot drives can I?
I bought the 500GB version of this 2 years ago for £122, now its £83 for 1TB! Feelsbadman
LifeForSale25/12/2019 23:58

I bought the 500GB version of this 2 years ago for £122, now its £83 for 1 …I bought the 500GB version of this 2 years ago for £122, now its £83 for 1TB! Feelsbadman



I'll make you feel slightly happier, the QVO wasn't out 2 years ago and doesn't come in a 500GB model. QVO was launched last december. I suspect you bought the 860 EVO which is a better drive with a longer guarantee. Though the 1TB version of it is currently on amazon for about the same as you paid for the 500GB one (I did say slightly better )
After a bit of research, it seems you can get near-evo performance for near-QVO pricing via the WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB hotukdeals.com/dea…402
loftie26/12/2019 01:48

I'll make you feel slightly happier, the QVO wasn't out 2 years ago and …I'll make you feel slightly happier, the QVO wasn't out 2 years ago and doesn't come in a 500GB model. QVO was launched last december. I suspect you bought the 860 EVO which is a better drive with a longer guarantee. Though the 1TB version of it is currently on amazon for about the same as you paid for the 500GB one (I did say slightly better )



Ah, I just checked I bought the 850 EVO haha
jord10fox25/12/2019 22:22

Scan currently have it for the same price with a free …Scan currently have it for the same price with a free gamehttps://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-860-qvo-25-7mm-ssd-sata-iii-6gb-s-mjx-mlc-3d-v-nand-1gb-cache-read-550mb-s-write-520mb-s


Nice thanks!
Edited by: "Darthchaffinch" 26th Dec 2019
Scan delivery code please???
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After doing a bit of very light research, the few second difference on many games isn't worth spending more on M.2 as opposed to the 860 EVO SSD. That's just for my personal gaming needs I will add.

Head added thanks, I may stick to a 2TB HDD then add a 500GB 860 EVO as load times aren't a big hinderance for me.
Edited by: "buyer101" 26th Dec 2019
Is it worth putting one of these in an Xbox one X ? (Its still in warranty if that matters, and nothing wrong with the current HDD).
ArcAndPie26/12/2019 13:21

Is it worth putting one of these in an Xbox one X ? (Its still in warranty …Is it worth putting one of these in an Xbox one X ? (Its still in warranty if that matters, and nothing wrong with the current HDD).


Think that would void your warranty. You could get an external USB caddy. Apparently it improves loading speeds.
Honeyswift26/12/2019 13:25

Think that would void your warranty. You could get an external USB caddy. …Think that would void your warranty. You could get an external USB caddy. Apparently it improves loading speeds.


Yeah it would void it, I'm guessing not worth voiding the warranty over it and just best waiting til the warranty is gone before messing about internally. Makes sense.
This price's increased by £3 now than last week..
Bought one of these 3 weeks ago in BF event. Cant fault it at all. Made my 7yo 4th gen i5 4690s Dell inspiron AIO fly. Now boots in seconds, not minutes. Fitting it couldn't have been easier with Acronis cloning software. It's like a new PC now.
Is it worth spending this or just get a new laptop ? Mines also 7yo but i7 quad core
Also will it come with screws or should I order some?? And casing/ cable? t’s an empty slot inside the laptop , I would be keeping the old drive too
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marmot29/12/2019 09:35

Also will it come with screws or should I order some?? And casing/ cable? …Also will it come with screws or should I order some?? And casing/ cable? t’s an empty slot inside the laptop , I would be keeping the old drive too


It'll definitely breath new life into the old laptop. The SSD uses the same connection as the HHD, you'll need to pack up any void left over with some foam. The SSDs are a bit smaller. I used the foam with the adhesive backing to keep out draughts on windows to pack out the void on a old laptop I had. Worked a treat.
Thanks rodders! I’m doing it now but it fit perfectly is that ok?? Didn’t seem to need any foam.
marmot29/12/2019 21:57

Thanks rodders! I’m doing it now but it fit perfectly is that ok?? Didn’t s …Thanks rodders! I’m doing it now but it fit perfectly is that ok?? Didn’t seem to need any foam.


Happy days. You'll see some difference in boot up times.
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