Samsung's first consumer SSD to ship without DRAM is the 980 NVMe

LeroN

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My 5 cents.
In a case you are having some issues with RAM a data saved there can be lost or corrupted for writing. The last case even worse because you never know it happened and can't control it. You could have similar experience while turning off Windows write-cache buffer and getting the system files damaged. Next thing is that RAM latency is pretty high and varies and DDR 5 will increase it only. Performance for PCIe 3 and PCI 4+ is supposed to bring different results for writing accordingly. So it looks like to get a top performance for 980 is up to you - just upgrade your motherboard and RAM(ECC buffered RAM is welcomed).
However I believe that 980 won't use RAM for small data blocks and its writing speed and reliability in that scenario won't be affected but we need tests.
 

Avro Arrow

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Samsung sell like water in stores like Best Buy but so WD. Both imo are good. You can find them and plenty of other brands online for cheaper but ppl like buying in stores still.
I never said that Samsung wasn't good. Of course they're good. What I said is that they're no better and their name alone won't be enough to get people to buy them over names like Western Digital or Seagate and Bestbuy carries all three. Of course, that's assuming that the sales associates are honest and I'm chuckling as I type it. I agree with you about buying in stores 100%. I also prefer it because getting something shipped can be a real can of worms.
 
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texasrattler

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I never said that Samsung wasn't good. Of course they're good. What I said is that they're no better and their name alone won't be enough to get people to buy them over names like Western Digital or Seagate and Bestbuy carries all three. Of course, that's assuming that the sales associates are honest and I'm chuckling as I type it. I agree with you about buying in stores 100%. I also prefer it because getting something shipped can be a real can of worms.
I was just saying both are more equal today than before. Thats what I meant by both are good.
 

Markoni35

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XPG GAMMIX Gaming SSD S11 Pro Series 1TB ($145CAD):
Sequential Read: 3.5GB/s
Sequential Write: 3.0GB/s

Now, one could definitely make the case that most people haven't ever heard of XPG and that's a fair critique because it's probably true.

Oh, yeah, XPG is great. I would know, it's ticking in my computer. The company name is actually A-Data, known for producing anything to do with memory: RAM, USB, SSD.

I'm totally satisfied with my M2 SSD and even if I bought a competing product that is 10% faster (and 50% more expensive) it would be almost impossible to notice the difference. So, thumbs up for XPG (A-Data).
 

PEnnn

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Oh, yeah, XPG is great. I would know, it's ticking in my computer. The company name is actually A-Data, known for producing anything to do with memory: RAM, USB, SSD.

I'm totally satisfied with my M2 SSD and even if I bought a competing product that is 10% faster (and 50% more expensive) it would be almost impossible to notice the difference. So, thumbs up for XPG (A-Data).

Seems to be a solid company with great products.

The problem is, their prices are almost the same (or within a few $) as Samsung's and Intel's (a look at Amazon / Newegg would confirm).
Most customers, when faced with those 3 names and identical prices, they'd go with the ones they know, aka, Samsung and Intel.
 

Avro Arrow

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Oh, yeah, XPG is great. I would know, it's ticking in my computer. The company name is actually A-Data, known for producing anything to do with memory: RAM, USB, SSD.

I'm totally satisfied with my M2 SSD and even if I bought a competing product that is 10% faster (and 50% more expensive) it would be almost impossible to notice the difference. So, thumbs up for XPG (A-Data).
Well that's to be expected. All forms of RAM are made by either Samsung, Hynix or Micron anyway. That's why RAM has become a commodity. The brand on the part is of no consequence because it's the same as what everyone else has.