[SOLVED] Samsung 1TB 860 EVO versus Pro?

dg27

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I've always used Samsung SSDs and I'm curious as to the difference between the EVO and the Pro (I know a little about the 2 bits versus 3 bits per cell), but from a practical (user's) standpoint is there a noticeable difference? I have a machine used for audio production (Pro Tools) and it's critical to have project files on a separate (preferably internal) SSD. My 256 GB 850 Pro is getting to be too small (lots of projects). Is the much higher price tag for the 860 Pro worth it?
 

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Depends on your usage. The Pro can write at full speed for the entire drive size. The Evo cannot and uses part of the TLC cells in SLC mode as a high speed buffer. Once the 42GB (for the 1TB) buffer fills you drop to it's native TLC speed which I believe is 285MB/s
 
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popatim

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Depends on your usage. The Pro can write at full speed for the entire drive size. The Evo cannot and uses part of the TLC cells in SLC mode as a high speed buffer. Once the 42GB (for the 1TB) buffer fills you drop to it's native TLC speed which I believe is 285MB/s
 
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To make it easier:
For normal usage --> EVO
If you have tons of datas daily being written , deleted, rewritten to the SSD --> PRO

The Pro has more writing speed and should have much more write cycles compared to EVO (simplified: should last longer).
 
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dg27

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Thanks. I was reading reviews on Tom's and Anand tech and I thought that's what they were saying but wasn't sure. From what I saw it was something like 600 TBW versus a couple of thousand. I see no way of hitting the limit during the normal life of the drive (I'll maybe write or rewrite 10 GB a day).
 

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