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If you're just running web browsers, there's virtually no way you're ever hitting the Total Bytes Written level specified in the warranty. You'd have to write 98GB of new data every single day for 5 years to reach the warranty limit of 180TB on the 500GB model. You'd be overwriting the drive with new data every 5 days. If you're write demands are that high you likely want to look at enterprise level hardware. If you're just running games and browsing the web like 99.99% of consumers this is fine.
That is a bit of an overstatement. There are plenty of laptops in use that don't have m.2 or need another drive in the 2.5" slot for more storage and faster than hard drives.

It is also possible to run a couple of these in Raid in a desktop which can host multiples of these for redundancy for critical storage. Some applications cannot afford to lose the data even between backup snapshots.

Some of us still use Sandybridge PCs for various uses around the house and some of them need an upgrade from the first and second generation SSDs in them.

I also think the people manufacturing them have a better sense of the market demand than armchair experts on forums. Smilie

I am glad these are still available for those who need them.

Where I would agree is that their use for new builds has become limited.
I have a VM (virtual machine) on the 1TB EVO. It runs Chrome as browser. And a uTor--nt in the VM. I also point the download folder to the 1TB EVO. Since Dec 2019, I've only been able to write 8.38TB. The warranty is 600TB or 5 years. Under current rate, the best I can do is to write 20TB one year. You do the math.

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I still wish I had bought it last Black Friday for $45 Frown
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Does it have DRAM?
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Does it have DRAM?
Yes. This is one of the best affordable SATA SSD afaik. Not quite EVO but definitely a great one. Have one for my main PC and another for my XB1 that has reduced load times noticeably.

Also suggest looking into the SU800 from ADATA, has DRAM and is around this price. Have 4 total in my household of those
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Same code, the 1TB for $110 is a solid deal too.
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The write bytes of MX500 consumes like 2x faster than the Intel ones (not a good thing).
Do you have a link to a technical article stating this, haven't heard about that?
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The write bytes of MX500 consumes like 2x faster than the Intel ones (not a good thing).

i noticed they all do, wd blue, even samsung.

they write to SLC cache, and then move to the regular TLC sectors, eating up TBW
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Is there 250gb?
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I still wish I had bought it last Black Friday for $45 Frown
Couldn't scrounge up $15 in 8 months?
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i noticed they all do, wd blue, even samsung.

they write to SLC cache, and then move to the regular TLC sectors, eating up TBW
In that case, you need to buy 1TB for 500GB needs. However, I don't see the problem. I have a 1TB Samsung 860 EVO. I have been using it as hard as I can since Dec 2019. Downloading everything to it. Then move the files to 3.5" hard drives. It only has 8.38TB written.
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I've a 1tb and 2tb of the Mx500 in my PC. They've held up well. The 2tb I bought off eBay for $170 a couple weeks ago. SMART details are v good

I don't do consistent large transfers or video editing so these were perfect for photos, work files, and games.
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from what i see chrome and firefox just write way to much to SSDs killing the drive over its lifetime or it could last a lot longer.
I have a VM (virtual machine) on the 1TB EVO. It runs Chrome as browser. And a uTor--nt in the VM. I also point the download folder to the 1TB EVO. Since Dec 2019, I've only been able to write 8.38TB. The warranty is 600TB or 5 years. Under current rate, the best I can do is to write 20TB one year. You do the math.
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