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My choices are (my local prices):

- Crucial MX200 1 TB - 287 EUR
- Samsung 850 Evo 1 TB - 318 EUR
- Samsung 850 Pro 1TB - 389 EUR


I own a 500GB Crucial M550 SSD, it has worked flawlessly for over 2 years now . .so I have good experience with Crucial

but I also heard good things about 850 Evo (its not affected by 840 Evo problems) and Pro is even better than Evo


I want a long lasting well built reliable SSD (it will be used to install and play most/all of my games) .. so should I get Crucial MX200, its the cheapest of these ? Or pay more for 850 Evo or even 850 Pro ?
Edited by ChevChelios - 7/11/16 at 11:48am
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Originally Posted by ChevChelios View Post

My choices are (my local prices):

- Crucial MX200 1 TB - 287 EUR
- Samsung 850 Evo 1 TB - 318 EUR
- Samsung 850 Pro 1TB - 389 EUR


I own a 500GB Crucial M550 SSD, it has worked flawlessly for over 2 years now . .so I have good experience with Crucial

but I also heard good things about 850 Evo (its not affected by 840 Evo problems) and Pro is even better than Evo


I want a long lasting well built reliable SSD (it will be used to install and play most/all of my games) .. so should I get Crucial MX200, its the cheapest of these ? Or pay more for 850 Evo or even 850 Pro ?

The 1tb version of the MX200 does quite decent overall giving numbers pretty close to the EVO most of the time, the lower versions dont fair aswell but the 1tb version is solid, the Evo is a bit more solid overall in speeds and it also comes with a longer warranty, 5 years over the MX200's 3 year warranty. Honestly if you are looking for the longest possible drive with a warranty to match in the case of anything happening i'd go for the Evo, the Pro doesnt really have any benefits that juristic spending 70+ more euro. hope this helps.
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it does help, thx
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Samsung 850 EVO would be the best choice.
    
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The Pro's price is supposedly somewhat offset by the 10-year warranty.
Realistically, it's not. tongue.gif

I'd go with the Evo too, although I've grown to dislike Samsung drives a bit. (salty 840 Evo user here)
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the 850 Evo is absolutely NOT affected by that problem that 840 Evo had, right ?

100% ?
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the 850 Evo is absolutely NOT affected by that problem that 840 Evo had, right ?

100% ?

I've yet to hear of it.
     
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the 850 Evo is absolutely NOT affected by that problem that 840 Evo had, right ?

100% ?

Correct. The 840 Evo uses MLC NAND while the 850 Evo uses the 3D V-NAND technology which nobody has reported to suffer from the issues the former is plagued with.
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post #9 of 17
I use Crucial drives pretty much exclusively now and have yet to have a failure,that said,they are small 1/2Tb drives.

I also have a pair of the very first Corsair drives,these have been going flat out in an ARMAIII server for 4-4 1/2 years and are still going strong.

I think any of your choices will be fine overall.
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Owning both Crucial MX200 and EVO 850 1TBs.

Biggest drawback (or advantage) of MX200 is it's controller - SandForce. Sometimes it can choke itself to death when you dump crapload of random operations on deep queue. On the other hand... For advanced RAID configurations actually SF is preferred choice as it's proved piece of silicone. I never had failed arrays with SF which cannot be said with for example Phison or SiliconMotion. Process of upgrading new firmware on Crucial drives is quite cumbersome if your boot drive is not in IDE or AHCI mode. I stumbled upon this little problem when I switched to X99 and used NVMe as boot drive. Firmware upgrade process cannot be completed because bootloader for updater couldn't recognize NVMe partition - I hope that Crucial changed that at this moment in time because I reported that long time ago and if it still persist they should be ashamed of themselves. I had to quickly jump, power up my venerable 775 and flash all MX200 in IDE mode.

EVO850 performing perfectly. Especially if you activate RAPID mode for one single particular drive. Then you get virtually instant effect on anything you do. I'm using RAPID mode on my gaming partition. Loading Europa Universalis 4 with its plethora of configuration files takes perhaps 10 seconds not a minute. Until today I never actually tested RAID capability of the EVOs, but I have 5 on order (one as spare or caching drive for drive pool) so I will soon compare SF with Samsung controller in RAID10 setup. Should be good. And Samsung also underlines RAID support so I'm all for it.

850 Pros. I'm not so sure about investing in these. If you really dump TBs of data and you need that longevity of NAND then sure, but for normal use or even of running home server, there is no point. Price difference is obscene with no performance gained and 10 year warranty is more pipe dream than anything worthwhile. In 10 years probably nobody will use NAND based drives anyway..
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