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WD Green SSD vs 860 Evo

I know, I know, 860 Evo is obviously quite faster than wd green but the price is around double for the same capacity. My main concern is how much of a difference will I see in real life. 

Programs I use are Microsoft Office products, Multiple browsers with lots of extensions and tabs, photoshop, illustrator, Zotero and occasional SolidWorks. These are the applications I could come up from the top of my head.

Usually, my windows setup has lots of applications which I rarely use but I like to keep it that way.

 

So, I want to know the difference I will notice and where I will notice if I go with WD Green.

 

Links: WD Green ssd   ~ 39$

           860 Evo             ~ 68$

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68 is dirt cheap for an SSD. There is no reason for anyone today to think their prices are too expensive when debating between one and a super slow 5400rpm hard drive.

 

Edit: Oh, this is the WD Green SSD (I hate WD keeping the names for a completely different product stack) In that case, response time is going to be the same. The write limits and synthetics are another story.

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Mooshi said:

68 is dirt cheap for an SSD. There is no reason for anyone today to think their prices are too expensive when debating between one and a super slow 5400rpm hard drive.

 

Edit: Oh, this is the WD Green SSD (I hate WD keeping the names for a completely different product stack) In that case, response time is going to be the same. The write limits and synthetics are another story.

 

Sorry, my bad, i should have mentioned it somewhere
Anyway, so there is no real performance difference right. I don't care about write that much since most of the things I do, don't need that much write or at least that's what I think

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I value durability, so it's still Samsung for me. Not like I need that more SSD capacity than 250gb either (and I hate the 128gb in my laptop)

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

 

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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I value durability, so it's still Samsung for me. Not like I need that more SSD capacity than 250gb either (and I hate the 128gb in my laptop)

oh, I thought that they fair similar durability wise. how is it different from wd green and how much

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There is huge difference between fast Samsung and one of the slowest WD Green SSD. Read some user reviews about WD Green SSD and you'll see lot of strange problems with speed.

 

Want cheap and faster? Try Goodram IRDM or even Goodram CX400.

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7 minutes ago, tinted said:

oh, I thought that they fair similar durability wise. how is it different from wd green and how much

You can find the write cycle ratings of both SSDs in the internet, I'm on my phone so not doing it.

 

Just look warranty. Samsung gives 5 years while WD Green has 3 years. Obviously the longer the warranty the more confident the company is to its product's durability, so 850 evo will certainly last longer. After all if it last less than expected, the company will take the loss. That 2x price buys you 66% extra warranty and 2x the raw transfer rate.

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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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

You can find the write cycle ratings of both SSDs in the internet, I'm on my phone so not doing it.

 

Just look warranty. Samsung gives 5 years while WD Green has 3 years. Obviously the longer the warranty the more confident the company is to its product's durability, so 850 evo will certainly last longer. After all if it last less than expected, the company will take the loss.

Thanks for the heads up. I was not looking into durability till now.I will consider it.

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24 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

...Just look warranty. Samsung gives 5 years while WD Green has 3 years. Obviously the longer the warranty the more confident the company is to its product's durability, so 850 evo will certainly last longer. After all if it last less than expected, the company will take the loss. That 2x price buys you 66% extra warranty and 2x the raw transfer rate.

It was probably a typo on your part but the 850 series has been replaced with the 860 series. While the 850 EVOs will probably last longer and be faster than the WD Greens, the 860s are a little faster and will last quite a bit longer. The 860s also cost less than the 850s.

 

That nit of bit bit of nit picking out of the way, I agree that the Samsing 860 EVO would probably be the best choice although the 860 Pro has a greater write life than the EVO, something to consider if routinely dealing with huge amounts of data. I prefer the Pros for use in a heavily used 24/7 desktop computer and the EVOs for use in my notebooks (which get lighter usage) and for my backup drives.

 

Two things to keep in mind when selecting drives:

 

1. SSDs will last much longer if one leaves 20-25% of empty space on them at all times. Be sure to pick one that is large enough to accommodate future expansion and still allow that 20-25% minimum empty space to be maintained.

 

2. No drive lasts forever and all drives are subject to sudden, irrecoverable failure at any time without any warning. SSDs are notorious for failing irrecoverably but fail far less frequently than HDDs so they are more reliable than HDDs but still are not infallible. The only way to resonably ensure the safety of your data is for it to exist in at least three different places. For most people, this is on the computer, on a separate onsite backup, and a separate offsite backup.

Jeannie

 

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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just go with whichever your comfortable with paying 

 

you won't notice the slight speed difference unless your using heavy read-write workloads

 

as for lifespan, an ssd is more likely to become obsolete than to die, especially newer ones 

I have an ocz agility 3 i bought back in 2011 still runs fines as my daily driver with 40tb written to it Note these drive are prone to failing 

 

also, most drives are rates for 25gb-40gb of writes per day for 5 years

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Thanks for all the input, I have ordered 860 Evo 256gb and also I will make sure to leave 20-25% free space 

I actually ordered Adata sx6000 pro first before all this but my laptop did not detect it at boot. I have a Clevo p650se which has two M.2 slots, one PCIe x4 and one Sata but it was not detected at boot and I was unable to configure it in Bios so I returned it. It was probably my fault since I flashed Prema mod and now I am hesitant to try and flash default BIOS back as I am using it for my Studies.

I found a new deal on 860 evo, hence i went with it

 

SX6000 pro - 62$ (but totally worth it as it is pcie and is little future proof, sadly did not work)

860 evo       - 50$

wd green     - 36$

all 256gb

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The 860 evo has a DRAM cache, the WD Green SSD does not.

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On 11/11/2018 at 7:03 AM, Spotty said:

The 860 evo has a DRAM cache, the WD Green SSD does not.

Is the DRAM also called SLC memory or is it different? if yes then i know that it has 12gb for write but wait if its only for write then it is not DRAM , i know that it has RAM but what is DRAM cache? is it that rapid mode?

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