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Samsung 860 Evo or Crucial MX500

I am looking at 2 SSD’s for my computer. The 1TB Samsung 860 Evo or the 1TB Crucial MX500. Speeds look pretty similar but the thing I’m concerned about is reliability because I only have space for one drive and this will hold ALL of my files. Should I get the Samsung for about 50 dollars more or the Crucial?

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crucial. not like it's a usb key or anything, it'll be plenty enough. i'd generally only spend more if you're upgrading from sata to nvme

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I'd get Samsung one. It uses MLC rather than MX500's TLC, which should help it last longer. That said, even the MX500 should be good for 200+ TB of total writes.

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MX500 unless the 860 evo is the same price, the 860 evo don't perform much better than the MX500.

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5 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I'd get Samsung one. It uses MLC rather than MX500's TLC, which should help it last longer. That said, even the MX500 should be good for 200+ TB of total writes.

No it doesn't. The Samsung 860 Evo and Crucial MX500 are both 3D TLC.

 

@OP there's very little difference between the drives, just get the cheaper one.

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Get the MX500. Similar warranty and lifespan. 

 

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