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I'm looking to get a 4tb dirve as storage and was set on the 870 evo but found out there are lots of issues and now I'm on the fence... 

what of these would you preffer?

Crucial MX 500 4 tb (https://www.amazon.es/dp/B09FRRWVWX)

Samsung 870 QVO 4 tb (https://www.onlinecanarias.com/ssd-25/6790-samsung-ssd-870-qvo-sata3-4tb-disco.html

 

my major concern is stability, durability, etc.  speed isn't as important as it will be mostly for projects/media storage etc. I have 980 pros as system disc and cache already

 

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2 minutes ago, iskander87 said:

I'm looking to get a 4tb dirve as storage and was set on the 870 evo but found out there are lots of issues and now I'm on the fence... 

what of these would you preffer?

Crucial MX 500 4 tb (https://www.amazon.es/dp/B09FRRWVWX)

Samsung 870 QVO 4 tb (https://www.onlinecanarias.com/ssd-25/6790-samsung-ssd-870-qvo-sata3-4tb-disco.html

 

my major concern is stability, durability, etc.  speed isn't as important as it will be mostly for projects/media storage etc. I have 980 pros as system disc and cache already

 

While I love my Samsung 860's and have 980's for the new machine, I have no trouble recommending the MX500.  It's a solid SSD.

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

While I love my Samsung 860's and have 980's for the new machine, I have no trouble recommending the MX500.  It's a solid SSD.

yeah I love crucial, have multiple mx500 myself but smaller capacity, does it worth it over the samsung ? it's almost 100 euros more expensive, I have an QVO too but only for 4 months or so, and only the 1tb version

another thing I prefer from the samsung is the magician software, think it's way better than Storage Excecutive... I wold love to have only 1 soft for all the ssd but if the mx 500 is still a better/safer option, I have not problem taking it over the Samsung

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7 minutes ago, iskander87 said:

yeah I love crucial, have multiple mx500 myself but smaller capacity, does it worth it over the samsung ? it's almost 100 euros more expensive, I have an QVO too but only for 4 months or so, and only the 1tb version

another thing I prefer from the samsung is the magician software, think it's way better than Storage Excecutive... I wold love to have only 1 soft for all the ssd but if the mx 500 is still a better/safer option, I have not problem taking it over the Samsung

Ahh, thought you were between both due to price being similar.  If it's that much cheaper, go with the Samsung. I was making the argument that the Crucial was just as good as the Samsung.   So picking either is fine.  I'd get the Samsung in your shoes.

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9 minutes ago, iskander87 said:

yeah I love crucial, have multiple mx500 myself but smaller capacity, does it worth it over the samsung ? it's almost 100 euros more expensive, I have an QVO too but only for 4 months or so, and only the 1tb version

another thing I prefer from the samsung is the magician software, think it's way better than Storage Excecutive... I wold love to have only 1 soft for all the ssd but if the mx 500 is still a better/safer option, I have not problem taking it over the Samsung

I'd go with the QVO due to price, however, neither is a bad deal. Both are solid drives, I have a 4TB QVO in my system and have it for over a year and half with no issues. If it's $100 cheaper than the MX it's a no brainer to go with the Samsung.

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12 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

I'd go with the QVO due to price, however, neither is a bad deal. Both are solid drives, I have a 4TB QVO in my system and have it for over a year and half with no issues. If it's $100 cheaper than the MX it's a no brainer to go with the Samsung.

oh nice to know, plus when I google  870 qvo issues the results are all over the 870 evo, I think I'l buy the Samsung over the Crucial, plus I could move the snaller crucials to another pc and deal only with samsung soft on it

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3 minutes ago, iskander87 said:

oh nice to know, plus when I google  870 qvo issues the results are all over the 870 evo, I think I'l buy the Samsung over the Crucial, plus I could move the snaller crucials to another pc and deal only with samsung soft on it

What soft? Like software? You don't need brand specific software for internal SSDs.

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55 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

What soft? Like software? You don't need brand specific software for internal SSDs.

yeah to check for firmware drivers updates, check if there are errors, dirve health, I run a diagnostic test weekly or so, tb written etc. specially the cache drive gets a beat hard, this one has about a month 

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yeah to check for firmware drivers updates, check if there are errors, dirve health, I run a diagnostic test weekly or so, tb written etc. specially the cache drive gets a beat hard, this one has about a month 

Ohhh, like testing and S.M.A.R.T monitoring software. Just use Crystaldiskinfo and Crystaldiskmark, they works with all drives not just brand specific ones.

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1 hour ago, SpookyCitrus said:

What soft? Like software? You don't need brand specific software for internal SSDs.

for example, Magician doesn't recognize some of the Crucials functions

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10 minutes ago, iskander87 said:

for example, Magician doesn't recognize some of the Crucials functions

 

Right. That's why getting a program that reads all types of drives would be better. Honestly I've been in the field for years and only do S.M.A.R.T testing when there is an issue. I don't think I have ever installed SSD specific software in my life for any reason. It's just unnecessary. 

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1 hour ago, iskander87 said:

yeah to check for firmware drivers updates, check if there are errors, dirve health, I run a diagnostic test weekly or so, tb written etc. specially the cache drive gets a beat hard, this one has about a month 

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Really?

 

I put my 860's in RAID years ago and ignored them.

 

Weekly tb written checking?  Now that's some ocd.  Rock on, man.  Hope they serve you well.

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well, I rather check from the original manufacturer software that everything's going fine than losing data, or depending on a free software sustainend on idk what or to spend on redudundancy, nas etc.

at the same time, on the laptop or entertaiment pc family pc etc. I don't check anything, heck I don't even use antivirus security softs etc 🤣, it's not a matter of ocd, if something breaks no deal, I change it and that's it, but for the work pc you need to be more cautious, you can have a different opinion, of course each to their own

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For desktop PCs the most critical feature is a UPS.

 

I'm telling you guys I replace the most SSDs and see the most errors from crystal disk after a power outage. Samsung being the most fragile in that regard.

 

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