500gb or 1tb m2. SSD Recommendation?

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Deity

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    Have a dell xps 15 9550 laptop. It originally had a 1tb 2.5 inch 7200 rpm hard drive and 32gb m.2 ssd that came a long with it. I went to repair shop years ago and had them remove the 1tb 2.5 inch hard drive and put in an old 250gb 2.5 inch samsung ssd in it.



    I want to have both this 250gb 2.5 inch ssd removed and the 32gb m.2 replaced because that way, i can put in a bigger battery in my laptop. Current laptop has 3 cell 56wh battery and want to get a 97wh battery.



    I have had this laptop for few years.



    Looking at amazon, they have tons of different m.2 ssd.


    Samsung 970 evo
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-...words=m.2+ssd&qid=1565031930&s=gateway&sr=8-3

    samsung ssd860 evo
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-860-...ords=m.2+ssd&qid=1565031930&s=gateway&sr=8-13

    crucial mx500
    https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX50...d=1565031930&s=gateway&sr=8-7#customerReviews

    WD Blue 3d
    https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1T...words=m.2+ssd&qid=1565031930&s=gateway&sr=8-6


    Is the samsung 970 evo the best one? Why is the crucial and the wd blue so cheap when you compare the 500gb and 1tb prices to the samsung evos? Is the wd blue ssd much slower? Tons of more reviews on the wd blue ssd and most seem to be very good.
     
  2. Sabs47

    Sabs47 Notebook Consultant

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    Look up Adata SX8200 Pro. Ive been looking into getting a new ssd and the Adata has some pretty decent specs and right for the money. If you want to go all out, look at the Seagate Firecuda 510.
     
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    Because Samsung 970 EVO is a NVMe type SSD while the others you've listed are SATA based SSDs. Since you're going to sacrifice your secondary storage for a bigger battery then go no less than a 1tb drive. Personally there are no difference in terms of performance between SATA and NVMe drives besides benchmarks and file transfers but you mind go with the Samsung 970 EVO or a similar cheaper brand NVMe drive as their prices continues to fall.
     
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  4. Drew1

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    Hi there. Well i want more space because that way it can be futureproof. Do you agree on this? Thus might as well get a 1tb ssd even though a 500gb ssd will be more than good enough?
     
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    As it so happens I found a 500gb Samsung 970 Evo for cheap on the Facebook market place so that worked out but yeah if you are future proofing then go with a 1tb. I would suggest the firecuda 510. Pricy but super fast and worth the extrA
     
  7. kingofswag187

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    SX8200 Pro, PM981, PM961, Any of the Evo or Pro 9xx series, EX920, if you're looking for a more budget SSD, MP510, P1, SX6000, I'd avoid the 660p as it's QLC, but its still a decent drive on its own.
     
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  8. Kevin

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    I'd go with the Sabrent Rocket, 1TB or 2TB model. The value is just too good vs spending more when the 2TB is around $250 and the 1TB is barely $100.
     
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    Just go for a decent nvme like the sx8200 pro. Its the same price as an over priced sata from samsung for the same capacity. In terms of what you genuinely wont notice as being's here have pointed out, you might as well go for the intel 660p which has the highest capacity to price on the market currently, and its nvme.
     
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    But the 660P is relatively slow, and is QLC.
     
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