500gb or 1tb m2. SSD Recommendation?

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  1. Chastity

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    I have the 660p 2TB edition, with the 24GB SLC cache. The only time it was slow on me is when I was copying the partition image to it. Otherwise it works at the rated 1800 speeds. It's a good drive for OS and running games from. And was only $179.99.
     
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    Yes thats exactly what I mean, relatively slow compared to other NVME drive's. I still think its a good drive, and I run a 512GB model in my desktop, its just slightly over half the speeds of Samsung's top tier drives, or around a 2/3 of a good NVME drive
     
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    Okay i just googled all of those m.2 ssds you all recommended.


    The intel ssd 660p is only 95 dollars plus tax for 1tb

    The sabrent 1tb rocket is 110 dollars plus tax for 1tb

    The adata sx8200 pro is 150 dollars plus tax for 1tb



    The one i was looking at Samsung 970 Evo is 170 dollars plus tax for 1tb


    The samsung one has the most reviews of all. The other ones, there seems to be lot of issues with it from lot of buyers. I mean the sx8200 pro and samsung evo there is only 20 dollar price difference. The other ones, 660p, sabrent its a much bigger price difference. The ones i posted in my original post the WD cost 110 plus tax.


    But in terms of speed, samsung evo is fastest of all? From fastest to slowest, which is it from that list and the WD Blue 3D Nand SSD?


    Also, I mentioned i want to future proof this for a long time. Someone say then get the 1tb m.2 ssd then. Now the other thing is from the samsung ssd 250gb that i have, i had it for a long time already, it hasn't had problems. So if thats the case, is it better to pay more to stick with a premium brand? Thus the last thing i want is spend a bit over $110 plus tax for the other brands... then it later on has issues... whereas the samsung 970 evo, probably has lesser issues?
     
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    The 970 is the best out of all of the ones above, SX8200 is slower but still great, Sabrent seems to be a tad slower and no clue about reliability, 660p is the worst in all categories, 1800MBs reads give or take, QLC, and it's pretty slow once the cache runs out. It's still decent but definitely the budget option, I'd spend the little more for the Sabrent, or spend it all on the 970
     
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    In terms of performance, 970 EVO > Sabrent Rocket > SX8200 Pro > 660p
     
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    SX8200 should be faster
     
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    It’s not, at least in a heavy test like The Destroyer: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14331/the-team-group-mp34-512gb-ssd-review/3

    The MP510, P34A80, MP34, and Aorus RGB are the same Phison/Toshiba drive as the Sabrent Rocket with different firmware and factory overprovisioning. The SX8200 Pro 1TB performs similar to the 512GB Phison/Toshiba drives, while the 1TB Phison/Toshiba drives are ahead.
     
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    At this rate, going all SSD on a new build is going to be pretty affordable from now on.
    I don't see SSDs shooting up in pricing any time soon.
     
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    Just copied a couple of game installs off a 960 EVO over to my 660p @ 1.3GB/s. 1800 may be "slow" for other NVMe drives, but it's still 3x faster than SATA3 SSD's. Also the Samsung EVO drives have that high fast speed on reads. On writes, it only writes fast in a burst for a couple of seconds, and then drops down to about 800 MB/s or so. If you want that fast speed all the time, you need to get the PRO model, which is even more expensive.

    So stop picking on the 660p. I picked the 2tb model because it has the biggest SLC cache. (24GB)
     
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    My PowerSpec 1710 came with a 960 EVO 250GB and a Hitachi 1TB HDD. I added a 960 EVO 500GB to the 2nd m.2 when I bought it. Now, that 500GB replaced the 250GB one, and installed the 660p 2tb in the 2nd m.2, and replaced the Hitachi HDD with a Samsung EVO 860 1TB.

    SSD's are great for prolonging battery life. :)
     
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