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Help me pick a sata 6gb ssd 1tb

Feb 26, 2019
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My motherboard does not have M.2 or mSata interfaces, only sata 6gb or pci-e.

Therefore, pci-e are excluded because they are too expensive, so I'm left with sata. Between Crucial mx500, Samsung 860 evo and Samsung 860 qvo, which one would be the best pick.

Prices here are around 180 for crucial, 220 for samsung evo and 170 for samsung qvo.

Most important for me are reliability and consistency, I'd like for the ssd to work for at least 5 years.

If there are any other brands of ssd you think would be better, say it.

I do not mind paying the extra 40$ for the samsung if it will last me longer and perform better.

Thank you.
Apr 19, 2009
872 (0.24/day)
Processor i7-8700
Motherboard Asus Z370-P
Memory 32GB DDR4
Video Card(s) msi 1080
Storage Samsung SSD 850 pro 2TB+1tb hdd 7200rpm
Software Mageia 6 + Windows 10
Then go with Samsung Pro, like I did...
May 9, 2013
732 (0.34/day)
Nykoebing Mors, Denmark
System Name the little fart
Processor AMD Ryzen 2600X
Motherboard MSI x470 gaming plus
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S
Memory 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaw 2400Mhz DDR 4
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC
Storage 1 Crucial MX100 512GB SSD,1 Crucial MX500 2TB SSD, 1 1,5TB WD Black Caviar, 1 4TB WD RED HD
Display(s) IIyama E2607WSD
Case Custom Lian-Li PC-50R
Audio Device(s) Audio boost 2(realtek)
Power Supply Thermaltake DPS G 1050 watt Digital PSU
Software windows 10 64 pro bit
I bourght a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD about 1 month ago, to host games on and it works like a charm for me. I let the price deside for me, and Crucial has better prices than Samsung.


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Nov 22, 2005
26,009 (5.34/day)
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 480GB MX200 SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Easily the MX500, better data protection than the 960 Evo, same performance as the 960 Evo, and cheaper than the 960 Evo.

The 960 QVO is eliminated instantly because it is QLC, which had a lower endurance than TLC. And with the MX500 only $10 more, it makes no sense.
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Jun 27, 2015
490 (0.36/day)
System Name Silver sandwich
Processor Ryzen R7 1700 Stock
Motherboard Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
Cooling ID-Cooling Is-40x low profile cooler with diy Am4 aluminium & reinforce stainless steel bracket
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16 for Intel 100 Series - Red PC M
Video Card(s) XFX RX460 4GB SINGLE SLOT
Storage Crucial Mx100 256GB & Sandisk SSD Plus 480GB
Display(s) NOW LG 27MP38 1980X1080 IPS/OLD Philips Brilliance 220CW 1680x1050 CCFL Monitor ( DEFUNCT)
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Mouse Elecom wireless mouse
Keyboard Logitech Mk240 Nano Wireless Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise
Benchmark Scores Don't know any benchmark. It runs good enough for me.
I agree with all that is said go with TLC or better yet MLC ssd when possible. I always prefer Crucial they are just reliable with a consistent performance and have good price. Go for whichever is cheaper Samsung or Crucial. The 860 evo or MX500 are fine. Got an Mx500 512GB on my brother's pc running pretty quick. SATA ssd is still very good as many programmes depend on Random read write which SATA 6G still can more than adequately provide.
Jun 15, 2016
809 (0.80/day)
System Name My PC
Processor 4670K@4.4GHz
Motherboard Gryphon Z87
Cooling CM 212
Memory 2x8GB+2x4GB @2400GHz
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 1425MHz OC+, 8GB
Storage Intel 530 SSD 480GB + Intel 510 SSD 120GB + 2x500GB hdd raid 1
Display(s) HP envy 32 1440p
Case CM Mastercase 5
Audio Device(s) Sbz Zxr
Power Supply Antec 620W
Mouse G502
Keyboard G910
Software Win 10 pro
Samsung 860 Pro 1TB.
Jul 3, 2018
531 (2.00/day)
Haswell, USA
System Name Matrexx 55 | AW 17 R1 | Tornado F5 | MBP 2015 |(The lads)
Processor i7 8700K 5GHZ 1.35v | 4900MQ 4.1GHZ 1.2V | 7700K 4.5GHZ -50mv | 4980HQ 3.5ghz -110mv
Motherboard Z390 Gaming X | Dell AW 17 R1 | MSI 16L1 | Apple 2015 MBP
Cooling Macho Rev B | Laptop heatsinks
Memory 64GB | 32GB | 32GB | 16GB
Video Card(s) Vega 56 | GTX 1070 | GTX 1080 | M370X/Vega 56
Storage 512GB SSD/1.5/3TB HDD | 512GB MSATA | 240GB M.2+ 480GB SATA | 512GB "NVME"
Display(s) 1080P 144HZ/1600P 75HZ | 1080P 120HZ 17.3" | 1080P 120HZ 15.4" | 15.4" 2880x1800
Case Matrexx 55 | Laptop shells
Audio Device(s) Various sound cards
Power Supply 750W | 330W for both | 85W
Mouse too many
Keyboard K552 | Acer and Dell OEM KB's |
Software Windows 8.1/Windows 10/OSX "Mojave"
SU650, MX500, Any of the EVO/PRO Series after the 840 that isn't QLC, If you're able to get a X4 PCIE riser, a EX920 from HP
Mar 18, 2015
1,669 (1.14/day)
Long Island
The thing is .... if i switched it out for a faster one or switched it out for a slower one when I was in ya house posing as "the cable TV guy", you'd never notice. I have not yet found someone who does. Is kinda like when you do to 'see the horses' at the track, very easy to see who was the fastest as they cross the finish line, But try getting it right when they all run one at a time ... it's hopeless. :)

Of course as most of this audience has the geek / nerd gene, we are simply incapable of not pouring of test results and benchmarks doing things none of us actually will ever do so we can find the fastest unit we can possibly afford.... because we sleep better at night knowing that if we ever did unzip and rezip 1,000 files just cause, we would he ve the fastest one. :)