Should You Upgrade to PCIe 4? Samsung 970 Evo SSD in 2021

Questioning if you should be upgrading to PCIe 4? Or is the Samsung 970 Evo SSD still good in 2021? Although this question may be different for everyone, it still comes down to your workflow and how you are investing your time, energy and money. If you want to invest into the PCIe gen 4 drives you should have a need for it.

In this video we review the Sumsung 970 Evo. A PCIe 3 drive that has done great over the years. It has 2 versions, the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and Samsung 970 Evo Pro. These drives have high speeds for gen 3 technology. The question is how does the 970 Evo match up against the gen 4 drives. My focus will be on data transfers and of course usability with work flow. Case scenarios of should you upgrade to PCIe 4 or stick with the Gen 3 drive.

0:00 Start
0:17 Intro and initial thoughts/questions
2:57 Workflow? Load Times? What’s the need?
4:30 ROI? Are you investing or Spending?
4:59 Data Explained
6:02 Stats: Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0
7:16 Stats: Gen 3.0 vs Gen 4.0
9:02 Stats: Comparing WD Black SN850, Samsung 980 PRO, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
10:21 Stats: Load times?
11:45 Recommendations? How to decide if you should upgrade
14:01 Multi-tasking and Gen 3.0 vs Gen 4.0 thoughts

Check out the comparison vids:
Comparing NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD. Watch Before You Buy | Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus vs WD SN850 vs Samsung 980 Pro:

Buying a Gen 4 SSD? Why the WD Black SN850 is the ONE for You:

Samsung 980 PRO Review. Worth It? Watch Before You Buy:

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Review. Not What You Are Paying For?:

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