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WD Blue vs. Samsung EVO 860 vs Crucial MX500

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Hello there SD family!

I'm hoping someone can help offer some guidance on which brand SSD i should choose for my gaming PC. My setup is mostly for VR gaming at this point in time. The goal is to buy a new SSD to host my games, and the old SSD will be used for the OS. My current drive is at capacity and i'm definitely seeing some performance hits as a result. I'm looking for either 500GB or 1TB capacity for the new drive. I've read dozens of reviews on each drive, but i'm still struggling with making a final decision. Confused The best price/value seems to be with the Crucial MX drives, but most of the 1 star reviews I've read on Amazon are due to drive failures Frown And I totally understand I'm only looking at a subset of reviews and by people who are obviously unhappy with the end result, but i didn't see the same issues come up in the EVO reviews.

Lastly, apologies if I posted this in the wrong place. Any guidance is greatly appreciated! Thank you Smilie

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They all perform relatively similar, all have 5y warranty, and are all similarly priced (Samsung 5-10% higher at times).
The biggest difference is the TBW or write endurance, comparing the 500GB drive crucial's is 180TB, WD is 200TB, and Samsung 300TB.
If you don't do that much then the Crucial's lowest cost with solid reliability is likely the way to go, if you do above average writes, then Samsung is the way to go.

Use crystal disk info on your current SSD and see how many Total Host Writes you've used. You can extrapolate that over the time you've had the drive to see if it might be needed.
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They all perform relatively similar, all have 5y warranty, and are all similarly priced (Samsung 5-10% higher at times).
The biggest difference is the TBW or write endurance, comparing the 500GB drive crucial's is 180TB, WD is 200TB, and Samsung 300TB.
If you don't do that much then the Crucial's lowest cost with solid reliability is likely the way to go, if you do above average writes, then Samsung is the way to go.

Use crystal disk info on your current SSD and see how many Total Host Writes you've used. You can extrapolate that over the time you've had the drive to see if it might be needed.
Great point! Didn't even consider write endurance when I was comparing them. Thanks for the suggestion and knowledge sharing Smilie
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