1TB SSD Upgrade suggestion?

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  1. alexpre888

    alexpre888 Notebook Consultant

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    For the first time ever, I will upgrade my old HDD to an SSD. But, I cannot decide what to get.

    I was thinking either the Crucial MX500 or ADATA.

    I'm a guy who does multiple things such as gaming, video editing, music, and so on.

    I'm thinking of ADATA since it is more budget friendly for me, but I want to know if its worth it.


    EDIT: For the curious, the computer i'm upgrading is the Sager NP8173
     
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    MX500 or 860 EVO.
     
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    IMO the Samsung 860 EVO would be an excellent choice for the upgrade.They have 5 year limited waranty

    I have a 500GB,1TB and a 2TB 860 EVO bought on Black Fiday sales..

    The 500GB 860 EVO is currently $78 on Newegg and Amazon

    My Crucial MX500 was cheaper but it's not been as good a performer(YMMV)

    I also have a Vertex 2 from 2010 and an original SanDisk Extreme that just keep on ticking.

    Samsung has a free migration tool that you can install on your old hard drive to move your entire drive to the new SSD if you don't wish to do a new fresh OS installation but a clean OS installation is the way I'd suggest.
     
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  4. Grant B Gibson

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    I think there is a deal somewhere that has the 860 Pro 500GB for $64 or so, very good deal
     
  5. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Here's a few benchmarks of my 500GB 860 EVO as the C: boot drive and 42% filled.

    The 4K QD1 scores are the ones that are considered most important since about 80% of daily reads and writes are small file observed in Microsofts DiskMon

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    Can you post a CDM with a larger test size such as 16GiB or 32GiB?
     
  7. Casowen

    Casowen Notebook Guru

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    How about QVO? - "Your first Terabyte SSD."

    I see that laptop has a pcie m.2, and for as much as your going to spend on an Evo, you might as well go for a budget nvme.
     
  8. Grant B Gibson

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    It doesn't
     
  9. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Here's the CDM at higher QD on the 500GB 860 EVO plus low and high QD on a 2TB 860 EVO.

    The 16 GiB and 32 GiB will be added soon.

    I can also do CMD on a 1TB 860 EVO if anyone desires it.

    The 860 Pro is a nice SATA III SSD but at double the price per GB without any real performance gain I'd go with the EVO.

    If you're in the market for M.2 NVMe then check out the HP EX920 and new EX950.

    Screenshot - 2_12_2019 , 11_35_23 AM.png Screenshot - 2_12_2019 , 11_50_56 AM.png Screenshot - 2_12_2019 , 11_57_33 AM.png
     
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  10. Grant B Gibson

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    HP's NVME SSDs are pretty good value IMO, I see 480GB ones for the $55 mark all the time off ebay
     
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