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In the markte for 1TB SSD and a 2+TB archive drive

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Hey,

 

My current drive setup is old and full and making noises that drives are not suposed to make. Not to mention the machine could really use a perf boost from an SSD

 

So, looking at my storage needs I figured a 1TB SSD would be a good choice, This would be enough space for my aplications, resultfiles etc but would also have space to store raw video/pictures while I am working on them.

The standard choice would be an 860 EVo but if I wanted to save a couple of bucks would either the Crucial MX500 or WD Blue series be a viable option?

I don't really mind a small drop in speed and both drives seem to come with a 5 year warranty while costing about 25€ less. Any other drives to consider?

 

Then an archive drive to put stuff on, that I don't really use but don't want to just delete. So, can be a 5400RPM drive, the quieter, the better. Need 2TB or more. Would prefer a reputable brand with decent life time expectancy.

WD Green maybe? Haven't really kept up with the HDD market : P

 

Any tips are welcome

 

 

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13 minutes ago, MrSadman said:

Hey,

 

My current drive setup is old and full and making noises that drives are not suposed to make. Not to mention the machine could really use a perf boost from an SSD

 

So, looking at my storage needs I figured a 1TB SSD would be a good choice, This would be enough space for my aplications, resultfiles etc but would also have space to store raw video/pictures while I am working on them.

The standard choice would be an 860 EVo but if I wanted to save a couple of bucks would either the Crucial MX500 or WD Blue series be a viable option?

I don't really mind a small drop in speed and both drives seem to come with a 5 year warranty while costing about 25€ less. Any other drives to consider?

 

Then an archive drive to put stuff on, that I don't really use but don't want to just delete. So, can be a 5400RPM drive, the quieter, the better. Need 2TB or more. Would prefer a reputable brand with decent life time expectancy.

WD Green maybe? Haven't really kept up with the HDD market : P

 

Any tips are welcome

 

 

For Boot SSDs:

 

Team Group L5 Lite 3D, Adata SU800 (or the XPG models) are your "budget" options.

 

For higher end:

WD Blue (BLUE!) 3D

Crucial MX500

Samsung 860 Evo

The right Intel parts (which can be really hard to find for a reasonable price most of the time)

 

See here:

https://ssd.borecraft.com/documents/SSD_Buying_Guide.pdf

 

If you have a M.2 slot, going that way comes with a little more cost but there are good options.

 

On HDDs, WD or Seagate at the RPM count you want. Just depends on which brand you've had the best experience with.

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The WD Blue and Samsung 860 EVO are both SATA SSDs and perform very similarly.

I have a 500GB 860 and a 1TB WD Blue, the Blue has higher writes; but they have near identical reads.

 

For the HDD, I'd get a Seagate Barracuda or a Toshiba X300. The X300 can be 7200rpm even at 4TB (still a quiet drive), and the Barracuda seems to only be 5400rpm past 2TB. WD Blue HDDs are also quite good.


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@MrSadman

Crucial is a decent option, but there is a reason Samsung is a well known SSD manufacture. Samsung's endurance is top notch. Crucial good too, but not as. Same goes with their memory.

 

WD Blue is where i would point you for a HDD.

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