Best SSD M.2 NVMe?

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  1. user54321

    user54321 Notebook Geek

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    Hi, looking to buy 2x2Tb SSDs. Do you know which one is better and faster? Maybe there is upcoming SSD? Thanks.
     
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    user54321 Notebook Geek

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    I know about Evo Plus, but 2Tb will be available in April I guess and I don't know how much it costs. Anything else?
     
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    You could get a regular EVO tomorrow if you are in the states....
     
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    @user54321, I’ll hold for a bit if it’s me. 970 EVO Plus at 2TB is really coming in next days and just about the same or cheaper than EVO


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    My vote also goes for 970 EVO Plus. I'll be getting one as well.
     
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    If you want an MLC Drive (960/970 PRO are the best available), which unlike a TLC drive (EVO) can sustain large ransfers without dropping transfer rates because TLC drives actually need an SLC buffer (speed falls after saturation) to maintain high speeds which MLC drives don’t need. When TLC drives write speeds are advertised those or only buffer speeds, once the pseudo SLC cache is saturated you will hit the “real” TLC speeds which can be anywhere from 1/2 or below of rated speeds.

    The 960 Pro comes in a 2TB variant but the 970 PRO only comes in a 1TB variant. Also when comparing the same generation drives MLC generally has higher endurance than a TLC drive, though a regular user would never deplete a TLC drive anytime soon.

    Having said that I doubt you would deplete an EVOs SLC dynamic cache 6-78 GB (deducted from main storage) depending on available space on a 2 TB EVO. Unless you do lots of video exporting, large file transfers or enterprise stuff a good TLC drive like a 960/970 EVO or HP EX920 or some others will be good enough and probably cheaper. It won’t make a difference for gaming or regular use between MLC/TLC variants.
     
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    1) Samsung 960 PRO 2TB
    2) Corsair MP510
    3) Samsung 960 EVO Plus 2TB

    See the benchmarks of the Corsair MP510, it has crazy low latency and solid 4K Random Read/Write performance which is the number one metric of performance that you will actually feel as a user or power user = https://www.anandtech.com/show/13438/the-corsair-force-mp510-ssd-review/5 and https://www.anandtech.com/show/13438/the-corsair-force-mp510-ssd-review/2
     
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    For regular usage almost any decent SSD will suit the user well...however, as you may know not all SSD's are created equal.

    I've only used Samsung, because simply they are the best, tested, proven and of quality. It's no secret.

    I own a lot of different brands and in my years of shooting photography with heavy usage scenarios, this is my data: (YMMV of course.)

    100% of my SanDisk SSD's, Flash Drives and microSD cards are dead.

    100% of ADATA USB Flash Drives and SSD's are dead.

    100% of anything that contained micron, high silicon, silicon motion, sandisk etc.. have all gone to dirt.

    Until this day not one of my former colleagues that I know use anything, but Samsung. That speaks volume..

    I've experienced first hand the dreadful nightmare of sandisk's crapping out and losing extremely important data during weddings, events etc... Many photographers that I know have experienced the same so they won't even use sandisk even if it was free.

    I've recently bought a bunch of the newer crucial mx500 drives to put to the test and contrary to the suspicious incentive driven reviews online that try to compare it with Samsung 860 EVO, the mx500 is crap. The el cheapo controller is absolute rubbish and gets super hot, thus killing the transfer speeds.

    What people don't realize is that the crucial drive has half of the endurance at nearly the same cost as the Samsung 860 EVO. Yet, people talk up the crucial when IMO it should NOT even be in the same sentence when talking about Samsung.

    Basic math and common sense.

    mx500 ~$50 with half the endurance.

    860 EVO ~$50 with double the endurance.

    This makes the mx500 not only inferior, but double the price for what you're getting.

    Being a fanatic when it comes to SSD's, microSD's, USB flash drives and storage in general, I buy them like candy, mainly to test them for myself (real world stuff and not all this online misleading stuff) and to use for simple scratch drives...

    To move non important files around I'm currently using my 2TB crucial mx500 and 2TB Samsung EVO 860. The ADATA drives that I were using were just too slow. I will never buy SanDisk again as the integrity of the chips are very poor. It's a pity because the WD Black m.2 drives seem pretty promising, but for the price one can easily land an EVO or Pro.

    Just because a drive can put out nice read/write numbers doesn't mean that the quality of the chip itself is good. This is what a lot of people fail to see... the marketing hype.

    What matters are the real world performance and longevity. Not some quick tests that these online reviewers put up that ultimately leads to misrepresenting a product as being good when they are not. *cough* crucial..

    For all my OS drives I'm using Samsung 970 PRO's, 970 EVO's, 960 PRO's, 960 EVO's and varies PM and SM series NVMe drives.

    I'll probably pick up the new Samsung QVO (QLC) drives for giggles as they'll be perfect for console drives. Right now I have a 2TB crucial mx500 in the PS4 Pro.

    Within the industry there is a saying how Samsung's TLC is on par with most others MLC when it comes to quality and integrity of the mem chips and controller. There is no doubt that many in the professional realm would even trust and take Samsung's QLC over other el cheapo TLC any day. (A prime example is the upcoming EVO Plus that's TLC, which outperforms many MLC's.)

    As for the QVO, for just a little more though one could land an EVO, however I foresee the QVO drives going on major sale to capture the budget minded consumer base... Therefore, with these big price drops on their QLC drives, it'll really make the value shine for the money...

    I'm waiting for the 2TB 970 EVO Plus and those would be perfect for your 2TBx2TB set up @user54321 ...

    @Vasudev The BPX Pro's only have a 3 year warranty. I'd be interested to test them out still...
     
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