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WD BLUE 1TB vs CRUCIAL MX500 1TB SSD

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Looking to buy an ssd and i'm stuck between choosing the WD BLUE 1TB or CRUCIAL MX500 1TB SSD.

Although there is a sale currently and this WD BLUE costs only 164 CAD while the crucial mx500 is still 200~CAD. Which drive should i buy and is the crucial drive really worth that more money?\

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MX 500 is also 5-40% faster in various synthetic benchmarks, so it's worth the price tag and up to you to whether pay for that extra speed.

 

They shouldn't be all that different as a simple boot drive, but if you do things like as storage of large apps like games, then the MX500 will outperform the WD Blue SSD. 

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SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

MX 500 is also 5-40% faster in various synthetic benchmarks, so it's worth the price tag and up to you to whether pay for that extra speed.

 

They shouldn't be all that different as a simple boot drive, but if you do things like as storage of large apps like games, then the MX500 will outperform the WD Blue SSD. 

but even if i put in games is the speed even that noticeable 

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10 minutes ago, Bitconn3ct said:

but even if i put in games is the speed even that noticeable 

I'm not you, I can't tell you.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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15 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

MX 500 is also 5-40% faster in various synthetic benchmarks, so it's worth the price tag and up to you to whether pay for that extra speed.

 

They shouldn't be all that different as a simple boot drive, but if you do things like as storage of large apps like games, then the MX500 will outperform the WD Blue SSD. 

That depends what you're benchmarking. The WD Blue 3D is faster in a few areas, like sustained reads.

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WD Blue. Not worth paying more for the MX500 at all.

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Performance seems to be very similar between those two SSDs, get the one you like the most and of course at the best price that you can find! Crucial gives you 5yrs of warranty as per their website and WD gives 3yrs if that matters to you...

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You can also have a 2 year warranty extension for the WD Blue by filing on their website for it.

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On 10/22/2018 at 3:42 PM, SeanSSD said:

You can also have a 2 year warranty extension for the WD Blue by filing on their website for it.

https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=20487

how can i do it if on the website it says The warranty extension promotion has ended??

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1 hour ago, Bitconn3ct said:

https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=20487

how can i do it if on the website it says The warranty extension promotion has ended??

Reach out and ask support? I didn't think it was limited time only. I guess they only did it for launch. 

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The SSD version of Barracuda is backed up with 5yrs of warranty, check the link down below:

-High Performance 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive: BarraCuda SSD 

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Thanks for all the help i already bought the Crucial MX500

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