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My Gen 4 NVMe SSD All Drive Upgrade Experience

My gen 4 NVMe SSD all drive upgrade experience has been nothing short but wonderful. I tested several drives before purchasing all WD SN850 Gen 4 Pcie 4 drives. While thinking through my workflow I purchase 2 x 1TB and one 2 TB drives. In my work flow I am able to transfer data at a high rate that I am more than happy to see each and every day that I work on my PC.

In this video I review the gen 4 upgrade, the pros and cons I am experiencing along with the questions you should be asking before upgrading.

0:00 Start
0:15 Introduction
1:00 Explanation of Workflow
1:35 Average Storage with Workflow
2:40 Speed and Issues with m.2 second slot Asus Tuff Gaming Pro x570 Board
3:18 Speeds I am getting M.2 first slot
3:50 Speeds with M.2 second slot
4:09 Firmware Updates with WD SN850 and all drives
5:35 My Experience overall
8:03 Current Pricing and how I think about the purchase Canada Computers Example
7:05 Current Pricing and how I think about the purchase Microcenter 2TB Example
9:17 Overall thoughts and recommendations

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

Buying a Gen 4 NVMe SSD is always a tough choice and the WD Black SN850 makes it easy. After testing the Samsung 980 PRO and the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus I decided to give this SN850 Gen 4 drive a try. Is it for everyone? Yes, yes it is. Super fast and super reliable.

Comparing it to the Samsung 980 PRO and the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, which both had caching issues, this WD Black SN850 managed to out perform large transfer rates in a reliable way. This video goes into the details of the SN 850 performance and why its the one you should buy.

0:00 Start
0:21 Intro and Gen 4 NVMe Drives
1:39 My Rabbit Whole journey
2:35 Caching Issue Discovery Process
5:46 Data setup and test explanation
7:02 Data transfer with SN850 2TB
8:54 Transfer Speeds with Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus and 980 Pro and caching issue
10:25 Western Digital SN850 1TB best drive?
11:40 SN850 vs 980 Pro? Which is better?
12:40 Best for use case
13:10 Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus vs SN850 vs 980 Pro?

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