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

Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
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?
 

lp59burst

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

Senior Member
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.
 

Virtuoso

Active Member
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! :)
 

Robert_G

Is that cake?
I have the WD 2TB internal SSD and it has great read/write speeds.
Amazon.com has it for 224.....no brainer.
 

Dewdman42

Senior Member
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.
 

Hywel

I'm a musical nobody...
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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Zoot_Rollo

Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
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?

watching - i've noticed the QVOs as well.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-860-qvo-2tb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive-with-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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Mornats

Senior Member
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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