Difference between samsung NVMe and SATA SSD

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vignesh.vijay
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700 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:07 am

Hi All,
What is the difference between these two?
1. https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/me ... 8p2t0b-am/
2.https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/me ... 7q8t0b-am/

I am looking to buy a hard drive. Which one is better among these two? I see that NVMe are the latest.
Are they faster and better than traditional hard drives?
Also, there are several versions of ssd. Which one should I get for music production?

Thanks

Steve Bolivar
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764 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:50 am

Google "nvme vs sata ssd" and you'll get all the answers you need. I went through this for my last build and I understand your confusion.

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KVRian
692 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:25 pm

NVMe is wayyy faster than SATA.
TLC is faster, has more endurance and less latency than QLC
https://blog.synology.com/tlc-vs-qlc-ss ... ifferences

What you can do is buy a smaller 980 PRO for the operational system + programs
and a 8TB 870 QVO SATA for the rest/libraries, but there are 4TB M.2 NVMe drives
with good prices.

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BertKoor
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13326 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:59 pm

vignesh.vijay wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:07 am
Which one should I get for music production?
That depends on how you produce.

Do you use huge orchestral sampling libraries? Then you need a lot of space.
Do you record & mix multitrack raw audio? Then you need fast writing disks.
Do you noodle a bit with virtual synths? Then it doesn't matter that much.
Chances are the disk is not the bottleneck. A bog-standard SSD will be fine.
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vignesh.vijay
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700 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:47 am

I do use large sample libraries and it is currently stored in external HDD drives . That causes some problems in few of the libraries.
I also use libraries like Omnisphere and Output Arcade which works best on SSDs I suppose.
There are different versions of NVMe. which one would be better to use? How significant would be the difference between SATA SSD and NVMe because the price difference is huge.

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KVRian
692 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:04 am


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