Samsung SSD Part Numbers

LockDown32
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Both of these part numbers are Samsung 860 EVO drives, 500GB,  yet the "B" is a lot cheaper then the "E"

So what is the difference:

MZ-76E500B
MZ-76E500E

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"E" variant is the wholesale variant of the drive. It's usually a bit cheaper. It doesn't come with CDs, reading material, etc. "B" variant is the retail version that comes in the full box with all the little accessories like the CD.
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/samsung-850-evo-model-number-confusion-mz-75e500e-vs-mz-75e500b-am.2539317/

However That info in that link may not be correct.  Maybe E- End User.  B- Bulk.  so opposite of what was stated on Anandtech.
I am leaving work so can't verify at the moment.

More info about similar drives:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2621982/explain-difference-samsung-850-evo-ssds.html
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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From what I can see here, prices are not too far apart, and specs are about the same, so pick the one you want and you should be fine.
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@wakeup hit it. I called Samsung too. They are absolutely the same drive except the packaging. The "B" is retail and comes in a pretty, colorful box. The "E" is White-Box and truly comes in a solid white box with a label on it "Not For Retail Sale". Both have the exact same contents (just a manual). The odd part is that the White Box is more expensive. Go figure.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Yes, so just pick the best deal.
WakeupSpecialist 1

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Yeah that is odd that the white box variation is more expensive.
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You're looking at web based prices to buy one, not what a large reseller would pay for 1000 of them.
WakeupSpecialist 1

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That's true...didn't think about that. But it still seems very odd.
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Still odd. Markup is markup. Look at their prices on Newegg. Tech Data doesn't even carry the "B" so right off the bat Tech Data loses out to Newegg.

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