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this vs Samsung EVO 860?
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I'm not sure if this is a good deal compared to 10% off from $139.99 selling at Western Digital direct.

It would be $125.99 on directly from OEM.
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this vs Samsung EVO 860?
Comparable specs. WD Red product line is designed for NAS systems and more endurance for 24/7 running environment. If you have a pc server running 24/7 that need read/write data as server shared drive, it would be a good idea. Other than that, no real benefit to normal day use consumer.
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The read/write speeds are around mid 500/mb. The endurance for the 1tb is around 350tb. This doesn't seem to be special spec wise. Now the 2tb endurance jumps to 1300tb which I believe is better than others in the same category.
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4% off....front page!!!? What am I missing?
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Why is $5.00 off a $140.00 SSD a Slickdeal?
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this vs Samsung EVO 860?
Get a MX500 instead. It's a solid SSD for most people that's quite cheap
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4% off....front page!!!? What am I missing?
It's currently a "Popular" deal at +5. It's showing up on your Front Page because you've indicated in your preferences that you like one of the categories that it's in. From the Slickdeals app, this can be changed by going to Profile... Settings "gear"... Personalize Homepage and removing the applicable categories under "Liked".
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WD Red product line is designed for NAS systems and more endurance for 24/7 running environment.
Is it, though?
WD Red SA500 1TB is rated at 350TB write. Meanwhile, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB is rated at 600TB write. That's almost double the amount. Considering 860 EVO wins against Red SA500 for all other benchmarks, I would choose 860 EVO any day.

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in case anyone wonder, here are reviews to compare the drives.
Samsung 860 EVO: Tom's Hardware [tomshardware.com]
WD Red SA500: Tom's Hardware [tomshardware.com]
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Anyone care to explain in, layman terms, what the WD lawsuit is about?
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There are better SSDs for cheaper unless you want a 'red' for some reason. In this case i'm not sure what the red buys you as the specs aren't that great. I research a lot of SSDs and this one never made the list. MX500 would usually be cheaper but not as much endurance.

This is from WD: "However, the vast majority of client SSDs on the market were not designed for pure caching workloads, which are more write-heavy than typical consumer workloads. Seagate with its IronWolf 110 was the first company to launch an SSD architected for NAS caching early this year and now Western Digital follows the suit with its WD Red SA500 family, which is broader than that offered by its rival."

Looks like the TBW is 600 which is good.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/15...ds-for-nas

Supposedly designed for heavy read/write like other WD reds. Most likely through firmware tweaking. If you want to use this for a regular SSD for games and such look for a cheaper alternative as it won't buy you anything.
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this vs Samsung EVO 860?
Unless you are using it in a server cache drive the 860. I've got two and they work great. Though WD makes some good stuff. Crucial MX500 also good.
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Anyone care to explain in, layman terms, what the WD lawsuit is about?
Its for WD Red HDD (not SSD).

Imagine you buying Charmin 10x Strength toilet paper for its quality. They advertised their product being made with 100% organic cottons from New Zealand. You continued to buy from them for years with trust. However, you just found out that they are now using recycled papers and secretly removed the text mentioning about organic cottons. Now butt hunted people suing Charmin (WD in this case) for misleading consumers.
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