970 evo vs 860 pro endurance

gremlin3378

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i was looking to buy a new drive and install the OS (windows 10) on it but i'm stuck between the 970 evo and 860 pro. I only plan to migrate the OS from my 2tb WD Black hdd and install a few adobe programs on it. The newer 970 evo is faster but i don't know if it would be more durable than the 860 pro. I plan to get the 256gb/250gb model. Does the capacity affect endurance? maybe that's a dumb question. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

USAFRet

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Generally, larger drives have greater endurance.
But in real terms, you will never 'wear it out'. Either of them. Or even an 860 EVO.


For your future plan, though: "I only plan to migrate the OS from my 2tb WD Black hdd and install a few adobe programs on it. "
You can't migrate 'only the OS'.
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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I use 960 and 970 EVO's for my OS and my priority software.
https://www.compuram.de/blog/en/the-life-span-of-a-ssd-how-long-does-it-last-and-what-can-be-done-to-take-care/
Great info here ^
The life span of an SSD – how long does it last and what can be done to take care?
 

USAFRet

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Generally, larger drives have greater endurance.
But in real terms, you will never 'wear it out'. Either of them. Or even an 860 EVO.


For your future plan, though: "I only plan to migrate the OS from my 2tb WD Black hdd and install a few adobe programs on it. "
You can't migrate 'only the OS'.
 

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