Best M.2 SSD 2TB for Clevo P775TM1-G (max. Gen3 x4)

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  1. Phönixfire

    Phönixfire Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello my fellow Clevo owners,

    after some good time with this bad boy i now plan to upgrade the storage space with a bigger and hopefully faster 2TB M.2 SSD. For now I have a Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB M.2 2280 mounted.

    Now to my problem choosing the best one performance (IOPS), longevity and temperature wise.

    From what I have read in the manual this laptop only supports to max. Gen3 x4 and nowadays there a already Gen4 SSDs that need two corresponding controllers on the mainboard to get the best speeds which this notebook doesn't has.
    From my knowledge the following controllers are the top for SSDs: "Phison E16", "Phison E18", "Samsung Phoenix" and "Samsung Elpis".

    My assumptions from the past:
    • Buy only MLC or SLC SSD (because of longevity)
    • Mount a heatsink like "Ekwb EK-M.2" on the SSD for better temperature at load times
    • Only buy SSDs with DDR cache (for better short-term performance)
    My questions:
    1. What and is there a benefit of NVMe 1.4 for my laptop?
    2. Is there even a 2TB SSD with MLC or SLC on the market (within the next month) or do I need to buy 3D TLC ones?
    3. Are the new Gen4 SSDs still faster when they run at reduced Gen3 speeds?
    4. Or should i stick to cheaper Gen3 SSDs?
    5. Which M.2 2TB SSD can you recommend me to buy?
    My candidates for now (but only with 3D TLC and all with 2TB):
    • WD Black SN850
    • Sabrent Rocket 4.0, Rocket 4 Plus
    • Samsung 980 Pro (available next month)
    • Corsair MP600
    • ADATA XPG Gammix S70
    Thank you in advance for your help with my problem. I wish you all a good day.
     
  2. Duck W

    Duck W Notebook Geek

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    Hey, I plan to buy the Samsung Pro 970. Can I ask how is it performance?
     
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    It was the best from my perspective when i bought it back in the day. I deleted my past benchmarks but you can find a lot e.g. on amazon and I still watch the tier list on:
    https://linustechtips.com/topic/1092033-ssd-tier-list/
    My results where nearly identical to the above.

    But one thing you should consider is to install the best driver combination (NVMe and IME):
    https://www.win-raid.com/t3975f46-Which-NVMe-Drivers-are-the-best-performance-related.html
    https://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html

    The newest drivers are not always the best.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Interesting and it's not even M.2 alas SATA.
    Question: Does SATA not limit the performance in write speeds on big data?

    And not a candidate for me at the moment because it's only available until 1TB and I am searching for a 2TB SSD.
     
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    MyHandsAreBurning Notebook Consultant

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    No 2tb from hynix yet (platinum p31), sadly
     
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    The first question to ask with an SSD is what are you using it for?
     
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    Mainly for OS, games and a little video editing. I have a slower SSD 960 pro 1TB for storage purposes.
     
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    The video editing is the main thing, you break it up by usage type in terms of read write.

    Games and OS? Mostly read so QLC is probably fine for the NAND.
    Light video editing (using it as a scratch space) TLC is probably fine.
    Heavy video editing (or other write intensive tasks) MLC is probably worth it.

    You could use your existing 960 pro as your scratch space and a TLC or QLC larger drive will do fine for the rest.
     
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    ive got 2x samsung evo plus 1tb in it. very happy with it
     
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