[SOLVED] MX500 vs 950 pro (500GB) Which one to buy?

MX500 vs 950Pro (500GB)

  • 80€ ~ MX500 500GB

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  • 110€ ~ 950PRO 500GB inc. pcie adapter

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Lauw

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Which drive would you buy?
-MX500 500GB for 80€ (new)
-950 Pro 500GB for 110€ (secondhand as new) (comes with icybox pcie adapter)

Looking forward to your replies.
 

USAFRet

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So, you're saying that I could have 2 drives for the price of one in case a drive fails within or close to the end of warranty?

Is that why everyone until now recommends to get the new drive?
I'm just saying the warranty may be needed. Don't discount the value of that.
Unlikely, but possible.

With the used drive, you'd be out of luck.

It wasn't 2 for the price of one. I still only have the one drive, the replacement. The original Sandisk was dead dead dead.


You asked for opinions. Me personally, I'd buy the MX500. Not a fan of used drives, no matter what type.
YMMV.
 

Lauw

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So it's a debate between used or not used instead of price/performance?
Forget the gaming part for a second.

I value your opinions but what if they were both new and their costs were 80€/110€ respectively?
 
We use many MX 500 drives where I work and have not had any problem with them in all the years they’ve been in service. it’s a fantastic drive. As noted before I wouldn’t use five-year-old technology next to a new drive especially if that five-year-old design was a used drive.
 

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I can always upgrade my system and keep the 950pro. Might be a year or 2 years.

But going for an older MLC drive (cheaper then price upon release) makes more sense to me then going for a brand new TLC drive.

Warranty is nice but do you really believe I will need it? I see the TLC drive fail long before the MLC drive fails.

So I'm not sure what makes you say that its a bad idea to go for the MLC drive.

The only reason I can come up with is you must have had a lot of bad luck in the past or bought a first gen Nvme drive with lots of issues.

Just trying to understand..
 

Lauw

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Alright. I can work with that.

But Sandisk?! Really?!
Samsung ain't Sandisk.
Good though they did you a favor or themselfs.🤔
 

USAFRet

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Alright. I can work with that.

But Sandisk?! Really?!
Samsung ain't Sandisk.
Good though they did you a favor or themselfs.🤔
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12/26/2018
Dear [Me],

Thank you for your continued response. I would like to inform you that as per the purchased date the SSD drive is out of warranty. However, as you are our valuable customer we are providing you one time courtesy replacement. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the availability of some products is currently impacted. Your replacement has been upgraded to SanDisk® Ultra 3D 1.02TB (SDSSDH3-1T0B). Please allow us to know if you are agree to receive offered part as replacement.

We will be waiting for your update. Thank you for your kind cooperation!
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I'm not a business partner or vendor...just some guy.
The replacement drive is sitting in my PC right now.
 

Lauw

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So, you're saying that I could have 2 drives for the price of one in case a drive fails within or close to the end of warranty?

Is that why everyone until now recommends to get the new drive?
 

USAFRet

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So, you're saying that I could have 2 drives for the price of one in case a drive fails within or close to the end of warranty?

Is that why everyone until now recommends to get the new drive?
I'm just saying the warranty may be needed. Don't discount the value of that.
Unlikely, but possible.

With the used drive, you'd be out of luck.

It wasn't 2 for the price of one. I still only have the one drive, the replacement. The original Sandisk was dead dead dead.


You asked for opinions. Me personally, I'd buy the MX500. Not a fan of used drives, no matter what type.
YMMV.
 

Lauw

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Right ofcourse...The warranty may be needed.

Thanks for the opinions I appreciate it.

Though I like to add this...

I have bought motherboards, gpu's, HDD's... All used without warranty.
Never had anything die on me before because it was used and out of warranty.

YMMV
 

Lauw

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I've bought used parts as well, to good result.
Not a fan of used drives, though.
I can understand that now.

But I think it would be worth the risk with a samsung nvme. Knowing the drive is still in good health.

Edit: Just didn't expect everyone to opt the new drive.
 
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P6X58D - premium
X5675 @4,2Ghz
Gtx970
12GB kingston ddr3 1866Mhz
600W corsair

Use - gaming -
Hi,
I was just thinking to buy the same setup as yours. How it performs in gaming.
Would you please like to tell me the names of games you play and what FPS is your setup achieving?
*sorry for the bad english
 

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