Juicy discounts on Samsung 980 Pro SSDs are here, save up to $100
We've all been there before: You're at your gaming PC, getting ready to play some Call of Duty Warzone, but then you find out the game requires an update. "No worries," you think to yourself, expecting a couple of measly gigabytes' worth of space to be needed. Then, you get hit with the actual number: 600 gigabytes of space are required for the weekly update of nothing but cosmetics and a few minor bug tweaks. "Good God," you moan, realizing you can't even fit such a girthy update onto your existing 500GB SSD. That's where Samsung comes in to save the day.
Samsung is not only offering its beloved 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD at a discounted rate, but its 2TB as well. You hear that? Two whole terabytes. That is enough for three, count 'em, three Call of Duty Warzone updates. Maybe even four if Activision takes mercy on its players.
Expect the 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD to take $50 off its usual MSRP, while you can save $100 on the 2TB release.
980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD | $50 off (opens in new tab)
1TB of super speedy storage? Not bad! $50 off? Even better. This SSD will give you enough space to hold a couple of non-Activision games without problem.
980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe 2TB SSD | $100 off (opens in new tab)
7,000MB/s Seq. read speeds. 5,100MB/s Seq. write speeds. Two whole terabytes of storage for $100 off. Whoa.
And let's say you're the kind of consumer who just doesn't mess with Samsung for whatever reason. Maybe your last Galaxy product exploded or something and you hold a permanent grudge. In that case, check out the best SSD offerings from every other company so you know what's on offer across the board.
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Big SSDs are great but in all fairness games shouldn't be as big as that CoD one, and frankly that industry-wide thing of installing every DLC and mode as standard makes sizes be ridiculous. I stoppes playing Warzone precisely because it was getting huge updates for an entire part of the game I wasn't even playing. I've seen MS offer options for what you want to install ( I want to say MCC but I don't remember).
Games are only going to get bigger unless compression techniques get better. Remember the better and more textures that are in the game the bigger it will be. I do agree about the force installing though. I downloaded MK11 and it was 150GB!! There is an option not to install the "optional" 60gigs of 4K story cutscenes, but that wasn't the easy quick install button that I pressed.
Same sentiments as both you guys. Having recently installed MK11, that size is insane. And Warzone is absurd as well. Neither game can justify its GB size.