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Hey all,

The last time I bought SSDs was about 5 years ago when I purchased my C300s and my M4s. They have never let me down, and for that I have a lot of respect for Crucial SSDs.

However, I'm looking to replace my M4s with something bigger. I am looking to get either 2 500GB or 2 1TB SSDs for some editing I'd like to do. That being said, I found online that the best SSDs (the best for the price/performance) appear to be the following:

Sandisk Extreme Pro
Samsung 850 Pro
Crucial MX200

I could most definitely be missing a few, so feel free to chime in with other SSDs I didn't mention, but I was just wondering in terms of reliability and performance which of the above would make the most sense? Very important to note that I'm still using a Rampage III Extreme motherboard, which has Marvel SATA 6Gbps ports and not Intel. My current SSDs are SATA III and I'm still using the SATA 3Gbps ports for them.
post #2 of 16
Mx200

Nvr tried samsung before but on my desktop i have

Mx100 512gb raid 0
Corsair xt 512gb raid 0
Corsair neutron gtx 256gb raid 0

In benches the last two are faster. But in realworld i feel the mx100 is faster

Currently just bought some mx200 msata 256gb raid 0 on my laptop. Getting the same feel. Also both mx100 n mx200 boots windows abit quicker

I do alot of encoding (bd muxes etc on them) n gaming on the crucials
the xt are superb on large rendering n photoshop projects.
The neutron gtx currently used for torrent initial seeds before its moved to larger plater hdd.

Pricing wise i got the xts about the sand price as my mx100 .

Well this is my take on them. I like my mx100/200

Cons is the crucial toolbox doesnt support raid 0. No biggie as there are other tools that can force trim. Trim is supported by i prefer my manual control at times.

Sandisk if i am not mistaken is about the same as corsair neutron gtx using lsi controllers. They are ok n pretty sturdy.
Edited by cstkl1 - 10/21/15 at 7:56am
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Hey all,

The last time I bought SSDs was about 5 years ago when I purchased my C300s and my M4s. They have never let me down, and for that I have a lot of respect for Crucial SSDs.

However, I'm looking to replace my M4s with something bigger. I am looking to get either 2 500GB or 2 1TB SSDs for some editing I'd like to do. That being said, I found online that the best SSDs (the best for the price/performance) appear to be the following:

Sandisk Extreme Pro
Samsung 850 Pro
Crucial MX200

I could most definitely be missing a few, so feel free to chime in with other SSDs I didn't mention, but I was just wondering in terms of reliability and performance which of the above would make the most sense? Very important to note that I'm still using a Rampage III Extreme motherboard, which has Marvel SATA 6Gbps ports and not Intel. My current SSDs are SATA III and I'm still using the SATA 3Gbps ports for them.

No matter what SSD you use, i would never use the Marvell ports.

I'd say the Samsung 850 Pro is the best of the 3.
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samsung 850 pro ssd's have potenttial firmware issues.

OP, have you considered kingston 960gb? sometimes they dip down to $300 at some outlets on sale. they are pretty high quality units
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samsung 850 pro ssd's have potenttial firmware issues.

OP, have you considered kingston 960gb? sometimes they dip down to $300 at some outlets on sale. they are pretty high quality units

What FW issues?
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Originally Posted by Palorim12 View Post

What FW issues?

the ones that plagued the 840 series, the entire tree including PRO and EVO.

out of those which you listed, 850 PRO is the fastest.
post #7 of 16
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the ones that plagued the 840 series, the entire tree including PRO and EVO.

out of those which you listed, 850 PRO is the fastest.

The Pro doesn't have any FW issues other than the Queued TRIM thing in Linux. Just disable Queued TRIM or update your kernel to have the blacklist which disable queued trim from running. no big deal.
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The Crucial are good drives at a good price. I personally, just me, won't buy a Samsung ssd. After their debacle with the 840 line, I'm done. There are just too many other great choices out there.

I like Adata a lot. They may not always be the fastest drives, but they seem to actually be honest about their speeds, which isnt always the case with ssd.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Palorim12 View Post


The Pro doesn't have any FW issues other than the Queued TRIM thing in Linux. Just disable Queued TRIM or update your kernel to have the blacklist which disable queued trim from running. no big deal.

They released a firmware update for the 850 PRO a while back that actually crippled the performance and bricked 100s of SSDs so they quickly pulled that firmware down. Now I was one of the lucky ones as my SSD wasn't bricked but was updated to the 2nd firmware release but performance went down in every benchmark by 20%.

I was waiting and waiting for a third firmware update to fix this mess but nope, NADA! So I gave up and sold it. What's more embarrassing if you check their firmware update page until this date there is still no firmware update for the 850 PRO so all those people who did upgrade basically got burned.

Thus, my money will never go to this company who doesn't value its customers.

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They released a firmware update for the 850 PRO a while back that actually crippled the performance and bricked 100s of SSDs so they quickly pulled that firmware down. Now I was one of the lucky ones as my SSD wasn't bricked but was updated to the 2nd firmware release but performance went down in every benchmark by 20%.
I was waiting and waiting for a third firmware update to fix this mess but nope, NADA! So I gave up and sold it. What's more embarrassing if you check their firmware update page until this date there is still no firmware update for the 850 PRO so all those people who did upgrade basically got burned.
Thus, my money will never go to this company who doesn't value its customers.

Oh quiet you. Saying the same thing over and over ain't gonna make it true.
I've told and showed you over various threads that that's not true. I have an 850 PRO that I upgraded from the EXM01B6Q FW to the EXM02BQ FW via the bootable ISO and it's performing flawlessly.

Here's my benchmark i just ran:



Your issue is most likely SATA controller driver related, it can make a big difference sometimes.
Edited by Palorim12 - 10/24/15 at 2:42pm
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