What's the preferred 2tb SSD - at the moment?

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  1. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

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    i'd like to act fast on this.

    my local Best Buy has this for $249.

    SanDisk - Ultra 2TB Internal SATA Solid State Drive

    thoughts on better? cheaper?
     
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    jneebz Senior Member

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    I’d go for Crucial or Samsung and steer clear of SanDisk:

    Crucial:


    Samsung EVO:
     
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  3. lp59burst

    lp59burst I'm just a "hobbyist"...

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    Agreed on the Samsung or Crucial choice.

    I also have a WD SSD that works great too.

    The Crucial 2TB SSD's are $236 right now on Amazon with free same day delivery if you're a Prime member.
     
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  4. kitekrazy

    kitekrazy Senior Member

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    I have a San Disk, no issues. You have to wonder if any of these 2TB drives would really go bad since they would be for libraries and that means less writes to the drive. I'd eventually go with WD since I like their RMA service.
     
  5. Virtuoso

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    I have a ton of SSDs acquired over the years, mostly used for capturing/editing ProRes RAW video, and a few more for sample libraries. They are a mix of 1-2TB Samsung EVO/Pro and Sandisk Ultra/Extreme Pro.

    For video use, it is critical that they are reliable and maintain a steady high data rate. None of them have caused me any problems at all and they all perform pretty much identically in real world use. Bear in mind that you are limited to SATA bandwidth of around 500MB/s anyway, so none of them will reach anything like the 3.5GB/s speeds of NVMe M.2 SSDs.

    In summary - just grab the SanDisk. It will be fine! :)
     
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  6. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    I have the WD 2TB internal SSD and it has great read/write speeds.
    Amazon.com has it for 224.....no brainer.
     
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  9. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

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    What's the problem with SanDisk?
     
  10. Manuel Stumpf

    Manuel Stumpf Active Member

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    Been using SanDisk SSDs, absolutely no issue.
    Maybe people just judge by brandname instead of personal experience.
     
  11. Dewdman42

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    SSD's are SOOOO much more reliable then HDD, There are no moving parts. I think there is a lot more latitude between brands then the days of HDD when you really had to read the reviews, even on specific models, some with higher fail rates then others. I've definitely experienced my share of HDD failures. But with SSD it comes down more to the software that is on them and the chips that are installed as to how they will perform, or whether they might burn out over time, they can still go bad, just like ram can, but its far more uncommon then HDD days.

    Read the reviews, check the R/W specs and reported results if you care about max performance. I have nothing against SanDisk or any other brand of SSD frankly, but that being said, so far I have gone with Samsung and Crucial, and I tend to just wait until there is a killer sale. Over xmas sales I got 2 Crucial MX500 2TB for $200 each. They were not the fastest available at the time, but fast enough and good price for lots of storage.
     
  12. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

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    Intel 660p if you can support nvme or crucial mx500 or Samsung 860 Evo if you cannot
     
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    kitekrazy Senior Member

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    I have San Disk and my Intel choked to where I thought I would have to do a RMA.
     
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    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

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    Crucial MX500 2TB for $267.15 (incl 10% WA tax) may win this one.
     
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    Hywel Finally... an SSD for samples!

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    Samsung now have 3 types of SSD that can be used in docks - the expensive PRO, the mid price EVO and now a relatively cheap QVO - which in the UK at least, is about HALF the price of the PRO and for a 2TB drive £100 cheaper than the EVO.
    I know folks around here like the EVOs but has anyone any experience of the QVO?
     
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    watching - i've noticed the QVOs as well.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...ith-v-nand-technology/6317303.p?skuId=6317303

    update: hmmm, after reading, i think i'll stick with the EVO or Crucial.
     
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  17. Mornats

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    I grabbed the 2TB QVO recently as my main sample drive. Speeds are at least as quick as the SanDisk Ultra II 480 it replaced. Far too early to say anything about reliability yet of course

    I'm a hobbyist by the way so I have less stringent requirements to the pros.
     
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    now i am seeing 4tb and chatter of 8tb.

    back to a holding pattern.
     
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    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

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    Gave in on one of these.

    8tb internal now.

    I can reinstall Halion 6 in prep for 7.

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  20. Robert_G

    Robert_G It really is just an expensive hobby for me

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    I have the Western Digital 2tb ssd....love it....fast and reliable.
     
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