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1 TB T5 available at Amazon and Best Buy for $140 so may be a better way to go if you have any stackable deals.
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Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD

is also $57.99 at Amazon
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I'm building a esxi server. Do you recommend this type of SSD for storing VMs?
Depends on how many VMs you are planning to host on the drive, I personally wouldn't as I had an entire data store go down on a similar consumer drive. I recommend going with a used Intel DC drive with higher endurance on eBay. Most come from data centers with very litter wear but get recycle due to firm policy. I recently picked up two batches with just 1% wear. As always, a good backup plan is a must (Veeam is free for up to 10 vm)
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Is the Samsung nvme 500 for 80 worth the now $20 more over the one I just bought the Inland Premium 512 with the same chip? https://www.amazon.com/Inland-Pre...B07PB5C36M
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Hi everyone,

Is a 1TB SSD (from a good brand) at $88 the lowest a 1TB SSD's ever been?!
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Hi everyone,

Is a 1TB SSD (from a good brand) at $88 the lowest a 1TB SSD's ever been?!
Depends, qvo is slower than Evo. Good for general purpose but dont expect blazing fast performance. Good price but I prefer the Evo between the two on SD at the moment.

yes Samsung is one of the best at the moment.
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I'm building a esxi server. Do you recommend this type of SSD for storing VMs?
I got two 1tb 860 evo drives last year on black friday for $129 each. I currently have them in a mirror raid on my esxi server. I will be changing them over to jbod in the near future since they are plenty fast on their own and have an automatic backup of the server. These are plenty fast on loading several vms at once.
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Is a 1TB SSD (from a good brand) at $88 the lowest a 1TB SSD's ever been?!
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Depends, qvo is slower than Evo. Good for general purpose but dont expect blazing fast performance. Good price but I prefer the Evo between the two on SD at the moment.

yes Samsung is one of the best at the moment.
Addendum:

QVO uses QLC NAND (4-level) versus TLC NAND (3-level) on the EVO. QLC is slower and has lower endurance compared to TLC.

There were teething problems when Samsung first made the switch from MLC to TLC (840 and 840 EVO, planar TLC) so I'd be quite wary of something similar happening here.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/3...drive.html
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I'm building a esxi server. Do you recommend this type of SSD for storing VMs?
What do you do with the ESX host? vSAN part of the build? If you building it for practice, it doesn't matter (one that you built and never actually using it anymore). If you actually hosting tons of VMs for serious works, your vCPU and memory would be more of considerations when powering them all up. Other considerations will be thick eager or lazy provisioning. Regardless of which SSD brands, it will speed up everything that has to do with loads but wouldn't be obvious of which SSD you are going with. I used to have ESXi 4-5 host years back now just a Workstation Pro for development works and slowly migrating to Docker.
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What do you do with the ESX host? vSAN part of the build? If you building it for practice, it doesn't matter (one that you built and never actually using it anymore). If you actually hosting tons of VMs for serious works, your vCPU and memory would be more of considerations when powering them all up. Other considerations will be thick eager or lazy provisioning. Regardless of which SSD brands, it will speed up everything that has to do with loads but wouldn't be obvious of which SSD you are going with. I used to have ESXi 4-5 host years back now just a Workstation Pro for development works and slowly migrating to Docker.
Thanks, this is for lab purposes and I don't care if this dies later.
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Picked up the 1tb qvo, going to use it to store steam games. THNX
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Thinking about getting the 860 QVO to use with my Xbox One X w/ external enclosure. Seems like quite number of people have even used it to replace the internal HDD in Xbox consoles. Any thoughts if the QVO is good enough, or should spend a more and get a better SSD?
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If you have a workplace or educational discount with Samsung, the 970 EVO m.2 is now $72. If you can find a 10% off coupon (just search) and have a Chase biz card with 20% cash back from Samsung, this could be as low as $52
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If you have a workplace or educational discount with Samsung, the 970 EVO m.2 is now $72. If you can find a 10% off coupon (just search) and have a Chase biz card with 20% cash back from Samsung, this could be as low as $52
Nice tip, too bad I don't have 20% cash back on my chase ink cash card..
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I ended up buying the 860 QVO off Samsung's website, which has it for $90. I had some Samsung Points which I figured I'd never use, but saved me $10 on the SSD. Also a certain cashback site gives 10%. So if you have Samsung Points, might be a better deal to buy from Samsung's online store. Here's a few links.

Samsung 1TB 860 QVO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD [samsung.com] - $89.99
Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD [samsung.com] - $59.99
Samsung 500GB 970 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD [samsung.com] - $79.99 (1TB for $149.99)


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