256gb ssd or 512gb ssd?

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  1. Woodking

    Woodking Notebook Evangelist

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    Samsung 960 Pro 512GB - 5 year warranty or 400TB Written - Samsung Evo 512GB - 3 year warranty or 200TB Written. I went for the Pro although it was a little more expensive it has advertised double the endurance and 2 years more warranty and I want the drive to last. There's not much more performance from the EVO to the PRO, they are both good drives.

    Get the cheapest drive you can from Dell and replace it with one of your choice, and maybe use the one that came with the machine in another slot as a data drive or perhaps move your page file to it.
     
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    Linflas Notebook Enthusiast

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    Might want to take a look at the M.2 section of this Q2 2017 SSD write up and http://www.anandtech.com/show/9799/best-ssds
     
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    Tarnak Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I know that's old thread but for yours info. I bought for my MSI samsung 840 evo. All was fine until I did check by HD Tune (evo got 2 or 3yrs warranty), anyway I got this ssd under warranty. Issue were CRC errors which degrade speed (I've checked on 3 notebooks). Of course Samsung Magician saids is perfect. I've placed RMA, sent it to EU repair center. From this center I got info that all ok and if I got speed drops, I must live with this. They covering their tests by Samsung Magician.

    So, if you ever think about samsung ssd, don't bother with EVO versions.
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    I've heard of the speed degradation with the 840 evo. I think there's supposed to be a firmware update that works around it by constantly refreshing the data causing extra writes.

    I'm not sure if HD Tune supports reading SSD stats properly. I know that CrystalDiskInfo does.
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    For CRC error count, I would say check the SATA cable if there is one and also make sure that Intel RST driver is installed.
     
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