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I'm thinking of buying a 512gb drive to replace my current 180gb.

The cheaper the better tbh.

Right now I'm looking at four choices:

The Drevo X1 Pro 512gb: Uses a Silicon Motion SM2258XT and Micron TLC 3D NAND

The Drevo X1 480GB: Silicon Motion SM2256K with Hynix NAND (not sure what kind) and DDR3L from Nanya

SanDisk SSD PLUS 480gb: Silicon Motion SM2256S

Kingston A400 480GB: Apparently uses a "2 channel controller"


All drives come with 3 year warranty.

Which one do you think I should go for? I'm looking for an SSD ideally under £70, but I could spend more...




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CPU: Ryzen 7 1800X @ 3.9GHz

GPU: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 1080

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4

SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB SSD


Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400STG

MOBO: ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac

OS: Windows 10 Pro


CPU: Intel Core i7 3615QM

GPU:: Intel HD4000

RAM: 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3

HDD: 1TB 5400RPM

PSU: Some Mac Mini PSU

Case: Some Mac Mini Case

MOBO: Some Mac Mini Motherboard

OS: macOS "Mojave"


Consoles: Wii, SNES, NES, N64, Atari 7800, Commodore VIC-20, Genesis, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, 2DS, and GBA









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Out of the ones you posted, I'd go for the SanDisk SSD Plus. However, I recommend spending a bit more and getting a MX500 or 860 EVO. 


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// SanDisk X300 128GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB HDD + Toshiba 750GB HDD // Logitech G710+ w/ Cherry MX Browns // Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum //

// Steelseries QCK // Samsung 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (S24D390) // Insignia NS-PSB4521 //



// Intel Core i7 4700HQ (-0.075V undervolt) // ASUS HM87 // Samsung DDR3-1600 Memory (3x4GB) // GTX 765M //

// SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB + Toshiba 750GB HDD // Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 //

// 17.3" 1080p 60Hz 350 nit TN Display // Dell 24" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS (E2418HN) //



// AMD Athlon II M320 // Samsung M780G // Samsung DDR2-800 Memory (1x4GB) // ATI HD 5470 512 MB //

// Samsung Spinpoint M7 120GB HDD // Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 //

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19 minutes ago, Finwillwin said:


CPU : i7 4790K | GPU: MSI 980Ti 6G | CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO |  MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI | RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury @ 1866 | Case & PSU // Fractal Define S & EVGA 750W


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Another vote for 860 EVOs.



As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!


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