Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD £193.79 Dispatched & sold by Amazon
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Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD £193.79 Dispatched & sold by Amazon

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Found 25th AprEdited by:"robodan918"
It's finally here! The just announced 970 Evo boasts better performance than the 960 Pro, and only slightly lags behind the 970 Pro for roughly 70% of the price. Releases May 7th for an RRP of £200. Get it slightly cheaper at amazon. 5 Year warranty now on all Evo models
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FYI there's also a naming error on amazon.de, where the model number for the 970 Evo 500GB is being called "970 Evo 2TB" by amazon.de for only 220EUR!
amazon.de/gp/…c=1

Worth a punt in case the order picker chooses the wrong product!
They don't pick by part name they pick by BIN number so I doubt there's much chance of a mistake but...
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250GB 970 Evo = 100.79
amazon.co.uk/Sam…pro

1TB 970 Evo = 375.79
amazon.co.uk/Sam…pro

2TB 970 Evo = 709.99
amazon.co.uk/Sam…pro

FYI: 1T model is the best bang for your buck. 1TB model and 2TB model have 130,000 more IOPS (500,000 vs 370,000 on 500GB) but obviously more expensive
Edited by: "robodan918" 25th Apr
I've been watching nvme prices slowly falling in recent weeks, clearly in preparation for the new chipsets. Looks like the new technology is cheaper to make and so hopefully prices will fall further.
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Lowtrawler4 m ago

I've been watching nvme prices slowly falling in recent weeks, clearly in …I've been watching nvme prices slowly falling in recent weeks, clearly in preparation for the new chipsets. Looks like the new technology is cheaper to make and so hopefully prices will fall further.


not for the highest end stuff

there's not much competition for samsung at the top

Sandisk offers something, but for virtually the same price or more, and it just doesn't have the name that Samsung does in the PERFORMANCE SSD space
Well I'm underwhelmed by the 970 Evo tbh, and I don't think I'll be the only one. Worth watching out for a cheap deal on a 960 Evo with Far Cry in my opinoiin.
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mikedigitales1 m ago

Well I'm underwhelmed by the 970 Evo tbh, and I don't think I'll be the …Well I'm underwhelmed by the 970 Evo tbh, and I don't think I'll be the only one. Worth watching out for a cheap deal on a 960 Evo with Far Cry in my opinoiin.


you might be in the minority

have you read the anandtech and tom's hardware reviews? In a word: glowing
True but checkout the comments sections, I think people will start to look at the other manufacturers if the price is right.
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mikedigitales5 m ago

True but checkout the comments sections, I think people will start to look …True but checkout the comments sections, I think people will start to look at the other manufacturers if the price is right.


I would too! but it's a big if

prices in low-to-mid-range NVMe SSDs may drop in the near future, but as there's little competition in the high end I don't see this going lower than 180 by December, and I'm not willing to wait 7 months for a 13 quid price drop
I've set a Camel-alert for £140, I'm in no great rush.
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Adult2 h, 54 m ago

I've set a Camel-alert for £140, I'm in no great rush.


you must be a very patient guy :P
robodan91825th Apr

FYI there's also a naming error on amazon.de, where the model number for …FYI there's also a naming error on amazon.de, where the model number for the 970 Evo 500GB is being called "970 Evo 2TB" by amazon.de for only 220EUR!https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07CGGP7SV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Worth a punt in case the order picker chooses the wrong product!


The amazon page now says our customers have told us about the name being wrong. Who in the actual f told amazon about that mistake?!
bbfb12318 m ago

The amazon page now says our customers have told us about the name being …The amazon page now says our customers have told us about the name being wrong. Who in the actual f told amazon about that mistake?!


Not sure whether it's worth the hassle or not... I'm pretty sure they're gonna send 500gb and I'm going to have to send it back.

I'm expecting an email to cancel as the description is incorrect.

The 1TB is also showing as 2TB and is still for sale. If they dont send a 2TB version, anyone know if i'd have to speak to Amazon UK or Germany customer service to send it back?
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bbfb12358 m ago

The amazon page now says our customers have told us about the name being …The amazon page now says our customers have told us about the name being wrong. Who in the actual f told amazon about that mistake?!


Grr

was bound to happen

someone always ruins it for the honest, everyday, deal finder who takes advantage of flaws in the system :P
Apologies for reposting what I said in todays other 970 post but this seems the livelier discussion.....

I reckon its a good round to sit out.

There's not much scope for performance improvement from 960 levels within the constraints of PCIe 3.0 x4, and in any case SSD speeds are not currently the system bottlenecks so improvement is imperceptible. Cheaper rivals are catching up on performance so there will be a more competitive market soon - look out for HP EX920 and WD.
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WessexUnderwater17 h, 18 m ago

Apologies for reposting what I said in todays other 970 post but this …Apologies for reposting what I said in todays other 970 post but this seems the livelier discussion.....I reckon its a good round to sit out. There's not much scope for performance improvement from 960 levels within the constraints of PCIe 3.0 x4, and in any case SSD speeds are not currently the system bottlenecks so improvement is imperceptible. Cheaper rivals are catching up on performance so there will be a more competitive market soon - look out for HP EX920 and WD.


Respectfully disagree
30 percent performance gain, and even more when you put 2 in RAID0. The WD black PCIe ssd is impressive but also somehow more expensive. This tech just isn't cheap. If you want cheap, go sata ssd. If you want really cheap go hdd.
Question - 970 Evo 2tb from Amazon for £709.99 or 960 Pro 2tb from eBay, Bulk version (no box) for £530? Decisions decisions... what would you go for?
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DaveKp8 m ago

Question - 970 Evo 2tb from Amazon for £709.99 or 960 Pro 2tb from eBay, …Question - 970 Evo 2tb from Amazon for £709.99 or 960 Pro 2tb from eBay, Bulk version (no box) for £530? Decisions decisions... what would you go for?


ebay = likely greymarket (if not fake altogether). don't expect any warranty
awful risk for the price imho
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