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1Tb SSD - Samsung worth it over TeamGroup

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by leoncuprar, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. leoncuprar


    Joined: Sep 11, 2008

    Posts: 477

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

  2. tamzzy


    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 7,727

    crucial mx500 1tb can be had for £112.76 elsewhere. that'll be where the smart money is.
  3. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

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    Location: Finland

  4. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,057

    I agree with this.
  5. Oblivion007


    Joined: Sep 14, 2015

    Posts: 121

    Location: Scotland

    Just going to plump for the Crucial MX500 1TB myself. I've got a Samsung EVO 850 for my boot drive and its been great. I just can't justify the extra £40 for the Samsung EVO 860 1TB over the Crucial.

    People often say the Samsung has higher dependency etc but the Crucial comes with a 5 year warranty and is good for 360TB Total Bytes Written (TBW), equal to 197GB per day for 5 years. That's more than enough for my games drive.
  6. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    Location: Parts Unknown

    Personally, i only buy Samsung
  7. Avalon


    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 4,261

    In SSD performance terms, Samsung have a deserved reputation for being top end, but the majority of users are unlikely to ever put anything remotely like a workload that would significantly benefit near the drive, when the scenario is a simple steam drive then a 30 odd percent premium is of debatable benefit unless money is no object, in which case you’d buy NVMe anyway so probably not applicable in this case.
  8. Vargas


    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 4,577

    Location: Aonach Dubh

    I only buy Samsung but that’s a personal choice. Over the years I’ve used and installed 100s of various SSD drives and only had one failure.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019 at 11:19 AM
  9. Webzta


    Joined: Dec 19, 2005

    Posts: 732

    Another vote for Samsung, I have installed so many of these and touch wood none have failed yet, even the original ones!
  10. HellDiverUK


    Joined: Jun 28, 2017

    Posts: 84

    Samsung all the way. Got a 970 EVO, 960 EVO and a 860 EVO (all M.2) in my machine, no problems at all. Still using an old XP941 (or whatever it was called) in my server, and it gets a hammering with VMs and downloads all day, every day. Still trucking.