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Overall 9% slower than the Crucial MX500 500GB that was the same price a week or two ago.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...4vsm418385

Might be worth waiting for that deal to come back if you're not in a hurry.
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Last month, I was cloning a SSD to 5 other brand new SSD's, 4 of which were MX500 500GB SATA SSD's and one was a WD Blue. The WD Blue drive cloned 20% faster than the MX500's. The procedure was the same each time.

So I say 20% faster, not 24% slower (at least in my own experience).
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Yes, both sata

Now if you want to get caught up in comparisons go to -

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...5vsm337874

Crucial is somewhat faster but will you notice a difference?
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Overall 9% slower than the Crucial MX500 500GB that was the same price a week or two ago.
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...4vsm418385

Might be worth waiting for that deal to come back if you're not in a hurry.
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Indeed a good deal
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Overall 24% slower than the Crucial MX500 500GB that was the same price a week or two ago.
Might be worth waiting for that deal to come back if you're not in a hurry.
Is the Crucial deal you're talking about a sata too?
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Is the Crucial deal you're talking about a sata too?
Yes, both sata

Now if you want to get caught up in comparisons go to -

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com...5vsm337874

Crucial is somewhat faster but will you notice a difference?
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Is it worth paying the extra 11$ for the Samsung SSD deal?
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Is it worth paying the extra 11$ for the Samsung SSD deal?
Going by the numerous reviews and longevity of the EVO drives, I would say yes.
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Overall 24% slower than the Crucial MX500 500GB that was the same price a week or two ago.
Might be worth waiting for that deal to come back if you're not in a hurry.
Last month, I was cloning a SSD to 5 other brand new SSD's, 4 of which were MX500 500GB SATA SSD's and one was a WD Blue. The WD Blue drive cloned 20% faster than the MX500's. The procedure was the same each time.

So I say 20% faster, not 24% slower (at least in my own experience).
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Any notable external cases I should buy with this to use as an extra drive for my Xbox?
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Last month, I was cloning a SSD to 5 other brand new SSD's, 4 of which were MX500 500GB SATA SSD's and one was a WD Blue. The WD Blue drive cloned 20% faster than the MX500's. The procedure was the same each time.

So I say 20% faster, not 24% slower (at least in my own experience).
I'm not sure if you're serious or not. Cloning is unlike regular use. People don't buy SSDs because they are regularly copying dozens or hundreds of GB to them in one long write. They buy SSDs because they're doing a lot of small, unpredictable reads and writes.

Not to say it isn't meaningful, but it's a very infrequent use case.
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I'm not sure if you're serious or not. Cloning is unlike regular use. People don't buy SSDs because they are regularly copying dozens or hundreds of GB to them in one long write. They buy SSDs because they're doing a lot of small, unpredictable reads and writes.

Not to say it isn't meaningful, but it's a very infrequent use casㅐㄷㅊㅜ
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I'm not sure if you're serious or not. Cloning is unlike regular use. People don't buy SSDs because they are regularly copying dozens or hundreds of GB to them in one long write. They buy SSDs because they're doing a lot of small, unpredictable reads and writes.

Not to say it isn't meaningful, but it's a very infrequent use case.
i am not sure what kind of cloning he did, but if he want to clone the disk, what copy one giant 200GB file over to SSD. usually lots of very small files ( i am assuming he cloned the disk that has OS) i think that would be the use case that you talk about. Even he did 200GB file transfer, it is not easy for SSD to handle 200GB continuous write. i would prefer WD Blue in any case it is
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Any notable external cases I should buy with this to use as an extra drive for my Xbox?
The Amazon Basics USB 3.0 enclosure works fine for me. I tried a Sabrent one before that and it didn't work.
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i am not sure what kind of cloning he did, but if he want to clone the disk, what copy one giant 200GB file over to SSD. usually lots of very small files ( i am assuming he cloned the disk that has OS) i think that would be the use case that you talk about. Even he did 200GB file transfer, it is not easy for SSD to handle 200GB continuous write. i would prefer WD Blue in any case it is

You are correct, it was a clone of an original SSD with Windows OS and files. So lots of different size files. Not a sector-type clone. I used Macrium from a bootable USB.
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Any notable external cases I should buy with this to use as an extra drive for my Xbox?
I picked up a few of these from Newegg. They are clear, well built and have flashy blue and red lights inside that show activity. Oh, and they're cheap. Smilie

https://flash.newegg.com/product/9SIA1DS4VX9128
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