Question 960 evo? 970 evo? 970 evo plus?

axlrose

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I just bought ARK on steam and it appears to be a somewhat large install. I don't have room left on my 960 evo 500gb. I figured I'd look and see what is out there as I believe my motherboard will handle a second m.2. The 970's seem to be cheaper than the 960's. The plus seems to be cheaper than the not plus. I'm a little confused. Thanks for any clarification.
 

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Yes, the Samsung drives are at the top of everyones list.

My comment referred to not needing, or seeing any benefit, with an NVMe drive (Samsung 970 EVO), vs a regular SATA III SSD (Samsung 860 EVO).
You'd be paying a lot more money for the same drive space, for no actual game benefit.
 

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Let's pretend money is no object. Why is a 960 more expensive than a 970 which is more expensive than a 970 plus? Seems like the list ought to go in the opposite direction.
 

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Let's pretend money is no object. Why is a 960 more expensive than a 970 which is more expensive than a 970 plus? Seems like the list ought to go in the opposite direction.
Price no object, get the 970 EVO or EVO PLUS.

1TB

860 EVO - $148
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147673

970 EVO PLUS $248
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K8SS0241

970 EVO $278
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIA12K77Z5760

960 EVO $375
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE89Z8855

The performance difference for a second drive, in a game machine - Zero.


The 960 may be more $$ from particular sellers, because Samsunbg doesn't make them anymore. Limited supply.
 
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