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Endurance is a key feature of this 1TB Crucial MX200 SSD. The spec of 320TBW is excellent and very appropriate for anyone who needs to Write large amounts of then delete and Write some more. This makes it a great choice for recording TV programs on your HTPC, or frequent video editing and transcoding, etc. Crucial also offers free Storage Executive software that lets you choose to use some of your system RAM memory to greatly boost Sequential Read s and Writes (similar to Samsung's Turbo-boost thingy). Warranty is 3 years.

BUT, BEFORE YOU BUY CONSIDER THIS. The new Sandisk X400 1TB SSD has the same endurance rating of 320TBW plus a 5-year warranty and sells for $249 or $239 depending on where you shop online. So, consider that before buying.
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I think for me to purchase this over the Evo 1TB it would have to be closer to $200 bucks, I'd rather spend a few $30 or so more and grab the evo.
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I think for me to purchase this over the Evo 1TB it would have to be closer to $200 bucks, I'd rather spend a few $30 or so more and grab the evo.
I hear that. Since they're all from good brand name makers who can source their own NAND it all depends on how you intend to use the drive and how much you can afford to spend.
Example: Girlfriend's 7 year-old PC with Intel Core2Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz and 4GB DDR2-800. Replaced early Kingston V100+ 96GB SSD with Mushkin ECO2 240GB which is a nice little low-cost entry-level SSD. Her Windows 10 boots up and loads programs and games about as fast as my much newer Core i7 PC. When i sit at her PC occasionally it feels just as fast as mine on all everyday tasks. So, it's quick and she's happy, why spend more?
Example: My Core i7 / Win 10 system does video editing and transcoding of sometimes very large files. I use a Sandisk Extreme Pro 1TB which has the highest sustained Write speed and lowest sustained Write latency of any SATA-based SSD, even faster than the excellent Samsung 850 Pro on that type of task.
Really, for everyday computer work which is 80% to 90% Reads for most users i'd be happy with a basic 1TB at around $199 from PNY, Sandisk, Mushkin, etc. Once it's set up with a clean OS install it's hard to tell any difference between budget price models and the high performance models.
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Quote from cnovamd View Post :
I think for me to purchase this over the Evo 1TB it would have to be closer to $200 bucks, I'd rather spend a few $30 or so more and grab the evo.
But Crucial MX200 uses MLC while Evo uses TLC.

Both have TCG OPAL encryption support, which the Sandisk X400 lacks.

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Example: Girlfriend's 7 year-old PC with Intel Core2Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz and 4GB DDR2-800. Replaced early Kingston V100+ 96GB SSD with Mushkin ECO2 240GB which is a nice little low-cost entry-level SSD. Her Windows 10 boots up and loads programs and games about as fast as my much newer Core i7 PC. When i sit at her PC occasionally it feels just as fast as mine on all everyday tasks. So, it's quick and she's happy, why spend more?
I also still have a Kingston V100+ 96GB SSD in an old system. So it sounds like a significant improvement moving to any of the cheap Phison S10-based TLC drives that are common now?
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But Crucial MX200 uses MLC while Evo uses TLC.

Both have TCG OPAL encryption support, which the Sandisk X400 lacks.

I also still have a Kingston V100+ 96GB SSD in an old system. So it sounds like a significant improvement moving to any of the cheap Phison S10-based TLC drives that are common now?
Not sure i would say ANY Phison S10-based SSD but, yeah, most are OK. The trend is to use newest TLC NAND and a cheap controller (like Phison S10 4-chan.) to drive down cost, and use a chunk of TLC NAND configured as SLC NAND and use it as a cache for Write data, then transfer it onto the long term TLC when the drive is idling. This provides decent Write speed until the cache is full. Cache is usually 8GB or so which is a lot for everyday Write requirements. The caching also substantially reduces the total number of Writes, thus really extending the endurance of the drive in a big way. So, Sandisk Ultra II, PNY CS1311, Mushkin ECO3 or Triactor, and so on can all do a credible job for most people in most computers. Of course, if you're going to hammer the drive with sustained Write activity day in, day out then the low cost SSDs are definitely not appropriate; get a pricier Samsung, Crucial, Sandisk or Intel instead.
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