[SOLVED] Getting confused in SSD land

Dec 1, 2019
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So after trying out Manjaro Linux on a 70 GB partition on my HDD for a while, I want to get a 1 TB SSD to reinstall and (almost) completely switch from Windows to Linux. However, I'm getting a bit confused over which SSD to get. I've narrowed it down to a few options, most of which cost between 120$ and 150$ here in Sweden.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA, 145$
Crucial MX500 1TB SATA, 139$
WD Blue 1TB SATA, 139$
Kingston A2000 1TB NVME, 139$
Corsair Force MP510 960GB NVME, 149$
Intel 660p Series 1TB NVME, 119$

Is NVME worth it if they are about the same price as SATA? From what I've seen, the difference is barely noticeable in normal use, even though NVME is a lot faster on paper. And then there's cache, which the Samsung 860 has, but none of the others do? How does that affect performance? The Intel 660p only has 200 TBW, compared to 360 and 600 on the other drives, is that a problem?

I'm currently running Windows installed on a 250GB Crucial MX300, with a 1TB WD Blue for storage. I would also like to add that I don't want to spend more than 150$, so all models above that price, like the Samsung 970 EVO is out of question.
 
Dec 1, 2019
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100% NVMe and as bmockeg has suggested you can't go wrong with the Intel 660p. If you can find the Crucial P1 1TB NVMe drive cheap, then that is worth a look as well as it has great performance and always tends to be on sale at just a fraction under a $100 in the US though prices might be very different in Sweden.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pxKcCJ/crucial-p1-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct1000p1ssd8
The Crucial would be about 140$ too. Is the Kingston of lower quality? It seems better in every way, at least on paper.
 

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