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In my laptop (see signature) I have the Samsung PM961 256GB.

rofi

4 months ago

In my laptop (see signature) I have the Samsung PM961 256GB. With him he came out of the factory. I want to upgrade for more capacity. I'm looking for 512GB / 1TB. The ceiling is 200-250 euros.

I am in 4 models:

Corsair Force MP510 960GB at ~ 180 €. Western Digital Black 1.0TB (SN750) at ~ 220 €. Samsung 970 Evo 1.0TB at ~ 220 €. Samsung 970 Pro 512GB at ~ 150 €. My questions:

Is there a substantial difference between the Samsung Evo / Pro series? Both rows are not the same construction (TLC V-NAND) and with the same performance?

Is there a real reason to prefer Western Digital? From what I see, it has by far the worst 4K write.

Is there a reason NOT to choose Corsair versus Samsung / WD? It has the best performance, less money and more capacity.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The PRO has better performance than the EVO slightly.

I'd go for a Crucial P1 NVME SSD for only around 120 USD for 1TB. very good budget SSD.

Corsair I don't really know about, but WD and samsung have MUCH better reputations as Hard Drive builders than corsair, and I'd go with WD/Samsung over Corsair for hard drives anyday.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The Samsung 970 Pro is MLC, not TLC, and is a specialist grade part. Don't bother with it.

Take a look at Intel 660p, Crucial P1, and the HP m.2 NVMe drives. The first two are good value and the HP drives have better write speeds in general. I don't know what controller is in the Corsair unit but I wouldn't be too worried about reliability, after all they make some good memory.

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