[SOLVED] Samsung 860 Evo 500gb vs WD Blue SATA SSD 500gb

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I will be using my pc for 2d/3d animation, Programming, Aftereffects, blender, Video editing, Photoshop and some gaming. Gaming is last priority.

SSD will be the os drive.

I will use WD Blue 1tb 7200rpm HDD for storage.


My question is what's the difference between the both??
 
I'd toss Crucial's MX500 into the consideration list as well...currently at about $64 or so in 500 GB variations...

(A 1 TB MX500 model I just installed scored 563 MB/sec reads on CrystalDiskMark...the highest I've seen for a SATA interface)

If your mainboard has an NVME M.2 slot available, you'd certainly want an Intel 660P instead...just as inexpensive as SATA variants, but, 3x faster...
 
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So you are telling that, the only difference which I will witness is write speeds. The build quality is great right? Is the WD SSD durable?
 

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Yes, all three are from reputable brands with good reviews and similar manufacturer warranties. From what I usually see the pricing is usually Samsung 860 evo > Crucial MX500 > WD blue (might vary depending on where you live and what retailer you buy from), and performance is pretty similar. Just get what is cheapest and it should be fine.
 

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WD Blue - 600TBW
https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-blue-3d-nand-sata-ssd#WDS100T2B0A

MX500 - 360TBW
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/storage-ssd-comparison

860 EVO - 600TBW


All of which are irrelevant in normal consumer use.

All 7 SSD's combined in my main system barely exceed 10% of the 360TBW of the MX5500.
Some of those drives have been in 24.7 since 2014.
 

popatim

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It should be fine. It has a small emulated SLC buffer but can still write at ~400MB/s once its exhausted that.
The 860Evo & MX500 uses a variable SLC buffer size based on the free space the drive has left.
I know the 860 min/max size is 6gb/42GB . I'm not sure on the MX500.
 

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