Question SSD m.2 upgrade for my i7-8750H

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My laptop has a i7-8750H ( PCIe 3.0 SSD) and currently has an Intel 660p SSD (500 GB) on it. Since it's black friday week and there are some good deals on the German Amazon, I wanna buy a better SSD with bigger storage (2 TB).
The 4 that I found with 2 TB storage on good deals are:
  • Samsung MZ-V7S2T0BW SSD 970 EVO Plus - 3.500/3.300 MB/s
  • Samsung 980 PRO (PCIe 4.0) - 7000/5000 MB/s
  • WD_BLACK SN770 (NVMe PCIe Gen4) - 5150 MB/s
  • WD_BLACK SN850X (PCIe Gen4) - 7,300 MB/s
The price between all of them is from 166 euros until 209 euros, so there isn't a huge difference. However keep in mind, my CPU only supports PCIe 3 so I guess if I use PCIe 4, it will downgrade it to 3, right? Also, do I need heatsink or that's not needed for them?
 

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Thanks for the answers, the reason I would even consider a PCIe 4 SSD while my laptop only accepts PCIe 3 is because I have a desktop that supports PCIe 4, but because I will have to live abroad for a few months due to work, I can only take my laptop with me, so I was thinking once I return home, I will put that SSD on my desktop. That's why I am still thinking if it's worth going for PCIe 4 since the price difference between them is less than 10 bucks.

Edit: Do PCIe 4 SSDs run really that much hotter than PCIe 3 ones? What happens if they run too hot? Is it the same as CPUs that they start throttle or it's even worse and more common that they can get damaged?
 

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Thanks for the answers, the reason I would even consider a PCIe 4 SSD while my laptop only accepts PCIe 3 is because I have a desktop that supports PCIe 4, but because I will have to live abroad for a few months due to work, I can only take my laptop with me, so I was thinking once I return home, I will put that SSD on my desktop. That's why I am still thinking if it's worth going for PCIe 4 since the price difference between them is less than 10 bucks.
Leaving the laptop with no drive?

Don't try to futureproof drive space.
Historically, drives get cheaper over time.
 

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Leaving the laptop with no drive?

Don't try to futureproof drive space.
Historically, drives get cheaper over time.
I will put my old Intel 660p back to laptop when I return home since when I don't travel, I barely use my laptop since I have my desktop.
 

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