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Jun 19, 2022Β·edited Jun 19, 2022Liked by Adam Vjestica

I got the Corsair 1TB a few weeks ago. It is so unbelievably fast, so I moved all my load-heavy games to it. It's hilarious how quickly Horizon: Forbidden West loads. I used to hate waiting for Zero Dawn on my PS4 Slim. But it's a night and day difference on the PS5 with the Corsair. Within, like, 15 seconds of selecting the icon from the PS5's home menu, I'm Aloy.

Oh, and it was an easy installation. We should credit Sony for creating an awesome console that is a joy to work with. I love the plastic base and the way you can hide the screw so as not to lose it. I have to put my ps5 away every time, but I dont mind the process--the only issue is the weight and size; everything else, even how quickly it turns off, is lightyears ahead of my experience with the PS4

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Thanks for your comment, Zetty! Yeah, I love how fast everything loads on PS5 and Xbox Series X - some games literally boot up in a couple of seconds which is crazy. So glad Sony and Microsoft opted for SSDs this generation as it's a game-changer.

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Nov 16, 2022Liked by Adam Vjestica

Hi Matt and Adam! Great Article comparing the best NVME SSD's currently out in the Market. Whenever you two get a chance, can you both please review Samsung's latest ssd that came out recently the Samsung 990 Pro. I want to know if it's worth upgrading to this as I hear the speeds are faster than the one's you guys reviewed and is it worth the upgrade for my PS5. I currently own the 2TB 980 Pro. I also am hearing around a 4TB version of that is coming out in the future if I am not mistaken. Thanks ^;^

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Hey Jason! Funny you should ask: https://www.theshortcut.com/p/review-samsung-990-pro-speeding-in πŸ˜ƒ

I honestly don't think it's worth upgrading just for PS5, as you won't be getting full 7,540 MB/s as advertised (the PS5 gave a read speed of 6,568 MB/s). Also the 4TB version is likely to be a lot more expensive on the newer model, so you might be better looking at the Seagate Firecuda 530 4TB which I've seen go on sale a lot recently.

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I have never seen the Firecuda 530 go on sale ever. If I am going for a 4TB I am aiming for $400 and Below. Is there a possibility there will be a upcoming Black Friday Sale on the 4TB version by any chance?

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Ah, I'm based in the UK and it's definitely gone on sale here before. I think the 4TB version was Β£350 at one point (around $414) so close to your ideal price point! There's a very good chance it could go on sale during Black Friday. A lot of SSDs were discounted last year and have only gotten cheaper as time's gone on. Fingers crossed the 4TB appears and if I see it I'll drop the link right here πŸ‘

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Jun 24, 2022Liked by Adam Vjestica

Hey I have been trying to use your link for the Samsung SSD 980 Pro (1TB), but it keeps sending me to the 2TB one. I just would like to use your link to help out as you ask!

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I've updated the Samsung SSD 980 Pro link for Amazon so it should show the 1TB version now. Thank you for supporting us!

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Jul 29, 2022Β·edited Jul 30, 2022

Hi Matt and Adam,

I bought an Aorus Gen 4 , 2TB from your link and just had 2 dumb questions. First there was a thin clear plastic film on top of the heatsink. Should that stay on? Secondly my ps5 said the speed was 5500 not 7000 and mentioned something about removing it if games did not load properly?

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Hey, Matt! So you'll definitely want to remove the thin clear plastic film - that's just a protective measure to keep things looking smart when in transit.

As for the speed reading on PS5, don't worry. The PS5 grossly underestimates the actual speeds of most SSD NVMe drives, which is rather annoying. Your games should function absolutely fine, but that warning is there to cover Sony just in case. I used to have the 1TB version of that exact drive and didn't have any issues.

Thank you so much for using our links as well! We really appreciate it πŸ™‚

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Jul 30, 2022Liked by Matt Swider, Adam Vjestica

Adam, thank you!! I saved that thing in case I needed to go back in there. I really appreciate the response and all you guys do. Thank you again!!!

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Thanks for circling back, Matt, and Adam for the info (I knew he could answer that specific one way better than me with all of his PS5 SSD experience). Hit us back with any other questions that arise! And thanks for being a paid member supporting us!

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