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Most reliable SSDs and HDDs?

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Let me clarify: I JUST mean most reliable. All SSDs are too fast for me to fucking care, I just need to know which one is least likely to irreparably lose my data. Same deal with hard disks. I'm about to do a new build and I want an SSD for windows and linux, and a HDD for all the other stuff.

My first thought is WD black for the HDD but I'm pretty lost as to SSD reliability. Thoughts?
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>>51444681

intel, samsung pro

/thread
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Crucial MX200 series are super reliable too.
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>>51444697
850 pro

/thread
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>>51444681
You will die before your SSD blow...

http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead/3
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>>51444741
That's a performance test and it mentions nothing of reallocated sectors.
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>>51444802
>the SSD ENDURANCE test
>"on our way to 1 PB writes on all drives"
>mentions the point where every drive started using reserve NAND

>it's a performance test, anon
>it says nothing about realocated sectors, anon

Could you be more retarded? At least actually open the link, you idiot.
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Falling for the ssd meme. Sad keks desu senpai
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Don't fall for idiots telling you that Samsung would be reliable. I'm in IT consulting and nobody uses Samsung SSDs in data centers. Intel and Plextor is the way to go.
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>>51445188
Not even a samsung fanboy but the 850 evo's are easily the best ssd's you can get with intel ssd's a close 2nd
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>>51445260
>850 evo's
>Calling a TLC NAND SSD reliable let alone second best
That's how retarded kids are on this board. All it takes to convince them of something is proper marketing
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>>51445313
intel pls go
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>>51444741
thread///////////////
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>>51445260
Oh fuck holy shit hour even said best and claims not to be a Samsung fanboy. Shut your fucking mouth if you dont know shit about SSDs. You're probably one of those guys who install software firewalls on their desktops
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>>51445346
Okay fuck Intel, even without Intel there are still 30x more reliable brands like Plextor, Toshiba etc.. Samsung can't even into firmware which they have proven a dozen time with their ridiculous bugs
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intel samsung of crucial, pick your poison. in reality they will probably all the work same baring some fuck retarded firmware bullshit which you never know.

just keep your backups up to date, ive got an 840 evo and a crucial mx and both still work fine, but i keep regular backups
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I've written TBs to my Samsung 840 (not pro, not evo) since my last computer where it was my main drive. On this computer I have plextors in raid 1, I lost one but the other volume survived the 48 hours until I was sent a warranty replacement. If I upgrade, I'm going with evos in raid and a pro for my storage drive.
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>>51445351
>>51445373
>intel thinking they aren't easy to detect
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>>51445393
Nice lie, prove it. Show us pics of those two plex drives
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>>51445393
>ssd in raid at all

that is fucking retarded
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>>51445393
Guys who actually know stuff about SSDs know youre full of shit and laugh their asses off.
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>>51445479
There's a reason samsung ssd's are #1 selling. it's because they're the best and one of the cheapest as well
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Just back your shit up on a HDD. If the SSD ever fails sure it sucks you have to replace it but at least you don't need to worry about losing anything.
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>>51445494
>There's a reason samsung ssd's are #1 selling.
Not in the enterprise segment, where reliability is the biggest factor. And even in the consumer segment, there are better drives but since consumerfags are generally stupid, all that matters is marketing. Loved that TRIM-Bug Samsung SSDs had under Linux which caused data loss, oh yeah so reliable
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>>51445494
I known confronting the truth, that you've bought an inferior TLC drive hurts but next time you'll hopefully know better..
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SSD gets corrupted more easily though it's very likely to never have a problem ever.
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>>51445540
enterprises are using SLC you dingus not mlc or tlc
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>>51445581
No shit sherlock but until recently SLC was not common. Nice googling tho
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>>51444681
>I just need to know which one is least likely to irreparably lose my data. Same deal with hard disks.
Daily backups. Every storage device has a chance to break or have a nasty firmware flaw.
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>>51445373
>Saying Toshiba is reliable
>Toshiba
>Reliable

Are you fucking kidding? Toshiba is among the worst of the worst you uneducated swine.
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>>51444681

OP, you're asking the wrong questions. You need to backup your critical data regardless of how "reliable" the disk is rated to be.
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>>51444681
so far i have written a little over 15TB to a Samsung 850 EVO and it is still performing as it did on day one if that helps?
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>>51445691
this.
if you want reliability, the safest way to do that is multiple drives.

RAID5 is typically very convenient for this.
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>>51445691
>>51445709
no doubt. i love my ssd but i dont trust it not to die on me.
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>>51444681
Rather than rely on a single reliable expensive Samsung/Intel why not get two cheaper SSDs (Crucial has a good rep) and just use RAID/Mirrored Volumes so you don't lose everything when one dies.

For backup I expect your HDD will be larger than the SSD so backup SSD contents to HDD regularly
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>>51444740
This. No hdd nor sdd, or any other storage media has decade's warranty.
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>>51445399
Samsung shills don't even hide do they?
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>>51446444

The trips speak truth.
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>>51444681
Crucial/Sandisk personally. WD recently bought Sandisk as well so there's that.
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> Samsung chills is real
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

> Intel jew confirmed
it went into read only after around 700TB written
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>>51444860
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>tfw got a Sandisk 1TB SSD for $220 on amazon early black friday sale
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>>51444681
>>Petabytes
http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead
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>>51444681
850 pro is king though
http://packet.company/blog/?utm_source=InnovaBlog&utm_medium=Domain%20Redirection&utm_content=Innova&utm_campaign=PacketRAID
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>Intel 335 240 gb ssd with over 20 tb written to it.
>ssd toolbox showed a health of 99%.
>computer crashed and the controller on the ssd got bricked
>>51444681
If performance is not an issue get the cheapest drive & run backups of the important data
>>51445709
raid increases the availability of data, it doesn't protect you from losing data by idiots (kids, coworkers) deleting it
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Samsung are fine if all you're going to use one for is to run an OS and store all your data on platter drives in RAID (as you should.)


It'll still take a decade to kill the damn things just running an OS on them.

If you're still using any of today's SSDs 10 years from now, you're either poor as shit, or just a Luddite.
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>>51447607
I'll rather have reliable devices that last long as possible rather than buy new ones every few years. Corporatesheeple.
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>>51447646

mkay.

Do you feel better after getting that out of your system?
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>>51447236
and? The speed is the same...
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>>51444681
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>>51447359
man I remember reading that article every few months, kudos to them for writing that.
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>>51448906
Funny, Toshiba is making HGST drives under their name.
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>>51444681
Crucial series all of them from M4 up.

their software is all linux and custom firmware also super easy to unbrick.
so is kingston

Both are under micron enterprises.

Tosisba and Sandisk are totally realiable
all these companies have been around for 40~30+ years.
Samsung hasn't been around for very long so its gonna take a while to catch up.
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>>51449458
Tests show that Samsung is king right now though.
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>>51444681

850 Pro.

Dat 10 yr warrenty.
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>>51448906
Are these disks running continuously for four years?

interesting how the top two brands are the shittiest
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>>51447878
>>51444802
>>51444741
QQing hard though, my niggas. I use an 850 EVO for recording FRAPS in 60fps and it looks like I'll probably work it to death before 2 years time.
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>>51449458
for reliability I'd go Plextor over Crucial - again Micron but different audiences

>>51449614
>>51449629
I am curious to see how their custom firmware and new memory chips becomes better optimised, could be very exciting
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>>51447704
That's what I said to you're mum
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>>51444697
This so fucking much.
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Are OCZ unreliable?
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>>51449980
Old school ones? Definitely. Randomly died on me 2014 after two years of so-so service. It was a 120gb drive. No signs of it going to fail, either.

New school OCZ may be better under Toshiba, but I doubt it. Typically they just buy up the manufacturer and let them do their thing.
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>>51444873
It's alright man, I can't afford one to
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>>51449122
>>51448906
Man, I bought 3 toshiba 3tb drives and 2 of them failed pretty fast... not entirely failed, but programs (hd sentinel, some othe program) reported low sectors with lots of warnings and the drives slowed down the computer when I was accessing them etc.

I have a WD320 from 9 years ago still working fine, nd a WD from 6 years ago, and Samsung from 5-6 years ago, Seagate 3tb also died a while back

So I had bad experience with toshiba
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>>51450017
>New school OCZ may be better under Toshiba, but I doubt it. Typically they just buy up the manufacturer and let them do their thing.

http://anandtech.com/show/8880/discussion-with-ocz-ceo-ralph-schmitt
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>>51444681
>samsung
>falling for the meme

Literally retarded. I hope your shitty firmware wipes all your data.
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Here is my strategy:

buy SSD
while True:
write 100+TB
sell it to noobs who dont know about SSD endurance.
buy a new one
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>>51450342
Will take you a while, not get your hope up on the sell price. Techreport used ~8 months of constant writes for that amount of data.
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>>51450381
what is constant writes? bcuse people here act like its nonstop writing and thats pretty much bullshit you can disprove with a elementary school math.

SSDs will die after a day of nonstop full speed constant writes, go on test it out, or you know just do the math.
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>>51450342
been using an SSD as OS drive for 2 years now, and i have written 5.3 TB to it, so reaching 100 before SSD's are obsolete is unlikely for normal use.
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>>51450420
ofc when you disable prefetch, superfetch, hiberfile, indexing....

but the problem is that software layer should not care about hardware, thats what layers of absctraction are for. SSDs pretty much go against tens of years of IT practices. OS doing compromises and turning shit off on install because it detects an SSD is bullshit.
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>>51450407
500MB/s write for 24 hours is 43TB.
What now?
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>>51450407
SATA III has a maximum transfer speed of 6GB/s. So i would take ~170 sec to write a TB. The 840 PRO died at ~2400 TB, which would take ~4.74 days.

But this is the maximum transfer speed, which is unlikely to be meet. But they did some reads too.

In addition the programs they used to write data did it in small chunks.
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>>51450479
thats about the warranty limit of 128GB ssds, congrats, you dont have a warranty after a single day of full usage.
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>>51450491
keep in mind you can bypass the SATA III limit by doing 512kB writes, the SSD has to overwrite a 4MB block to write that so you are essentially writing 8 times faster.

ofc the internal write speeds of the ssd still apply, just that you are not limited by the SATA III in this case.
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>>51450041
I see so many Toshiba drives fail that I don't touch them with a 9ft barge pole. The MKxx76GSX series in particular are just junk.
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bought an 850 Evo during a flash sale on Amazon for 143$ how screwed am I?
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>>51450898
Hitachi still has a higher failure rate for me, followed by Toshiba, followed by Western Digital, and then Seagate as the generally most reliable (lowest RMA/DOA/failure rate). Samsung seems somewhere between WD and Seagate, I think, with the failure rate out-of-box being higher than WD overall for equivalent quality lines.
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>>51449980
When they came out, I bought 2 ocz agility 3. Both were 120gb. A month later, I got a 240gb. Same brand. They were cheap, and I was poor. The more I read about em, the more scared I got. All 3 are flashed to their latest firmware, the 2 120gb are in raid 0 in my desktop and the 240 resides as my laptop's main drive. I'm still waiting for them to fuck up at All. My guess is...it all comes down to whether you got got your crap from a good batch or not. A friend of mine had a 240 as well, but it died completely after 3 months of light usage.
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Would you consider western digital blue a reliable HDD?
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Does it help to symlink all Download/Picture/Documents etc on an SSD to a HDD?

basically use the HDD for Files and SSD for applications and OS?
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>>51449980
OCZ is all over the place, I have a Vertex 3 that's been amazing for the 5 years I've been using it, but I'm always hearing horror stories about people's OCZ drives dying in unexpectedly-shitty ways, I think their only good drives were the ones using Sandforce if I remember right

>tfw 45 in 2024
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>>51450982
That seems about right. Seagates seem to last for years and then die gracefully in my experience, as long as you monitor the SMART status.

Several years ago the Hitachi in my moms then new laptop just went from being fine one day to very slow access times (windows taking 25 minutes to boot).

WD on the other hand seems to just dies out of the blue, I mostly find them in consumer laptops where they don't have any backups.
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>>51444681
Samsung drives have the longest life

Intel drives have the most stable speed and go into read only mode when it's about to break so you can know to back up the data
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>>51444681
Mushkin
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>>51445682
>you uneducated swine

Not him, but most Toshiba HDDs are rebranded Hitachi drives. Hitachi is produces among (if not) the most reliable drives.

You have a point that real Toshiba drives are shit though.

Just for reliability it's:
>Hitachi >>> WD >> Toshiba >>>> Failgate

When Samsung drives weren't just rebranded Shitgates they were actually pretty much top tier though.

As for SSDs
>Samsung MLC drives >= Intel >= Crucial >= ADATA (premium drives) >= everything else like Corsair etc. > Samsung TLC drivs >= Sandisk >>> Kingston

Yeah I know 5 years on 850 EVO, I still don't trust these fuckers though.
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>>51451485
oh yeah and OCZ actually behind Kingston, because they fucked up so bad with that one Sandforce drive.
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>>51450491
>SATA III has a maximum transfer speed of 6GB/s. So i would take ~170 sec to write a TB.
>Being this retarded
>2015
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>>51444681
Go find some enterprise overly expensive SSD that still uses SLC. That'll be the most reliable you can find.
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>>51451776
not him but I was actually entertaining the idea for my server and then I was like "nah, I just do backups and buy like 20 regular SSDs for that kind of money"
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>>51451485
>rebranded
Last I checked Hitachi's HDD business was sold out. Initially WD intended to buy all of it, but regulators stepped in and allowed only 2.5" HDDs, while the 3.5" stuff went to Toshiba.

What Toshiba does make are pretty good SSDs. Fuck Memesung.
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>>51451097
>>51450982
What's die gracefully?

Also what does monitoring SMART tell you? is hard disk sentinel fine for it?
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>>51452129
Reallocated and uncorrectable sectors start stacking up gradually which alerts things like hd sentinel to the coming doom.

As oppses to the drive going an hero without any indication, health is fine one minute but won't even initialize in the next.
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>>51452202
Opposed*
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>>51452048
just checked and you are right, but Toshibas have been rebranded Hitachis. Now Hitachi builds for Toshiba, so thinks should still be good.

And the other part went to WD as HGST which is also good.

But not like I really care apart from Seagate being terrible.
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>>51451049
>>51450996

I only mention it because like 3 or more years ago i bought one and it failed quickly and their support was shit. Pretty sure i ended up eating that ssd because i dont have that ocz laying around anywhere now.
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>>51444681
How do i know that a SSD isba goodie one?
I have this one (pic) is it good? ( At least its faster amd lighter than the HDD which used to be in my thinkpad)
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>>51444681
I've yet to be dissapointed by my HyperX 120- Just picked up an mSata Samsung 850...

Unless you're getting cheapy\Chink tier ssds, you're not gonna hit problems unless you're actively writing hundreds of Gigs a day
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>>51452921
I don't think the minor differences in SSD performance matters to most consumers. Just buy what ever is the cheapest with the longest warranty period. Those minor differences in IOPS, random 4k read and write, power consumption, and mixed performance are not really noticeable or detrimental to your average gamer.

Only buy high-end SSDs if you have a definite need of certain qualities (like high write endurance for people working with multimedia) or firmware (like support for AES128 encryption). Most consumers will never need or use all of those features, so it's a waste of money.
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I just bought a god damn 850 Evo for my gf two months ago

>mfw learning about all this TLC vs MLC vs SLC bullshit and finding out the 850 Evo has TLC


i-itll last, right bros?
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>>51453774
it has 5 year warranty, you are fine. I have one myself, since they are good value, it's just that I don't trust them.

But how didn't you know about this earlier?
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>>51453938
I didn't do the research until this thread. I found it a few hours ago and have been scouring the internet ever since doing research, looking at individual drives, individual user reviews. technical specifications.

All I can think about is the fact that it's already gotten a TB of data written to it in about 40 days and it's going to be dead before next summer.
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plextor masterrace
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>>51454047
How many years old is that drive?
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>>51454118
3
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>>51454156
Only 25TB in three years?

Hmmmm
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everybody ITT post your crystaldisk info stats

>drive volume and model number
>Data volume written
>drive age

I would but I just got a new drive and my old ssd doesn't tell you how much data has been written to it.

Which I really wish I knew right about now because it's 5 years old.
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>>51454219
t...this has to be shopped
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What about corsair?
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>>51454219
>>Samsung Spinpoint 250GB
>>Doesn't tell me how much data has been written to it, but a lot
>>9-ish years

That's just the oldest drive in my system.
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>>51454377
nine year old solid state drive? what the fuck

how much did you pay for that? Jesus
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>>51454413
>Spinpoint
>Solid state drive
Anon...
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>>51454002
Nah it's fine. I wouldn't have bought one as drive for games at the PC at my parents house if it wasn't.

They wouldn't give that kind of warranty if they weren't 100% sure that every drive would at least do that. So stop worrying.

That being said, I'm not a great TLC fan either, but the price/performance is worth it.
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My first SSD was intel 330, got it a few years ago, died last week with no warning (SMART said health was healthy 2 months ago).

With HDD at least i knew when my hdd was starting to shit itself, with ssd its just poof and dead.
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>>51452921
got the same. Kinda hoping it'll last a couple of years
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>>51456766
>With HDD at least i knew when my hdd was starting to shit itself

you never had a Seagate, did you? Because they die for no reason at all.

Although lately we are getting SMART and surface scan warnings in time from our SAN at work.
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>>51456766
>Y-you're kidding right?
I also have a sandisk ssd I bought a month ago and I already downloaded 60gb of movies until I realized this daily reading/writing is bad for the SSD.
I thought that SSDs can't just die on you?
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>>51456818
>seagate

Yeah i had two, learned my god damn lesson. But again, for me at least they started crashing my pc and having problems writing date and after i ran a check on them + google i knew they were dying. With my SSD its literally just drop dead. I lost a bunch of image folders and shit.
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>>51456838
>they can't just die on you

Why would you think that? It has no moving parts, and nothing to indicate failure. If something goes wrong with it, it takes the whole drive with it. It didn't have anything to do with write cycles, it just shit itself for whatever reason.
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Is it a smart idea to buy a refurbished HDD?
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Enterprise SSDs. But they are much more expensive.
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>>51449822
no, more like 30 years
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I dont know, but i can definitely tell you that Patriot makes the least reliable
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>>51456855
No it's one of those few things you shouldn't buy used.

If you can get them like 60% cheaper than a new version, it might be worth it.
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>>51458096
It's 50% off
http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA8SZ3FK0702?icid=WP_0_11172015
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>>51458149
If you need a 1 TB drive get it. Look at the SMART information though and see if it shows any signs of age (besides spin up count and power on hours). If it does, send it back otherwise it might still be good for ages.
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seems like a good thread for this queston, but wat do?
click install update but just get the second screen
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>>51458584
Download the firmware directly off Samsung's website.
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>>51446323

Sandisk Extreme Pro does
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>>51458678
went to try that but it's not there. the notes seem to indicate that its for W10 compatibility, which i am using.
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>>51449822
>FRAPS
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>>51458785
Just did a search for this.
That update is apparently filled with bugs and have been removed from Samsung's support pages.
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>>51458889
>>51458785
Shit, the bugged update was for the PRO versions.
My bad.
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>>51444681
What about M.2 SSDs? I'm planning on getting one for my laptop this holiday season
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>>51460459
Same shit, different PCB
Samsung 850 EVO or Crucial MX200 for SATA plebs
Samsung 950 PRO or Samsung SM951 for PCIe NVMe MasterRace
>Samshit
They're the major (and in the case of M.2 PCIe, the only) name in the business.
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Which of these budget drives are better? Can get them both for the same price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233783
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820173071
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>>51461010
Corsair, sandisk is like the acer of SSD's
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What I have is the most cheapest 120 GB ssd I could find. I only use it for my OS though and Adobe Light room and Photoshop. 1 year. So far it was worth it. HyperX 120GB
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>>51453774
>mfw i bought an ocz vector 180 240gb on amazon for 80 shekels
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bought it for 80$ back on cyber monday in 2011.
retail was 200$.
>unsafe shutdown count
my computer would freeze everytime it would try to come out of sleep.
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>>51462654
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>>51444697
Bullshit. I own one, but that doesn't mean it is still the best.

It has been surpassed, there are ones worth over $6000 now.
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>>51446323
The 850 pro has 10 years warranty pleb.
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>>51446323
you don't need 10 years warranty because that ssd will be a pos anyway, 5 years is enough
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>>51461028
>>51461010
So I actually have both, got them for the same price. Decided not to be lazy about it and test it out. The Corsair performs worse, way worse. Pretty pathetic for an SSD really. So pathetic I decided to zero it out and test again, slightly better but still terrible. And then again to make sure it wasn't a faulty SATA connection. No wonder it was on sale.

So I answered my own question, don't buy Corsair budget shit. I'm giving this shitty SSD away to my friend and keeping the Sandisk.
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>>51454219

Adata XPG SX900

This ssd is turning 3 years old on the 26th of this month actually

18TB writes of normal use

the only thing that got worse is the write speed got a little slower, but i don't complain since i read from it mostly anyway
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>>51461028
my sandisk is still fine
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I have an 850 pro and I think this might be the last hard drive I purchase
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>>51444681
Hey...I just thought I'd check since I saw this thread, there is finally a version of samsung magician for windows10 that allows for RAPID mode again. version 4.9
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Copped both for 55 bucks. Good throw around SSDs.
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>just bought clearanced WD Green from like 2011
>2TB for 55 bucks
>Was stuck in some back room on a shelf collecting dust in an office supply store since 2013
>Maximum level clearance
>techbro at the store was like "Well we do have thiiiis" and I was like "Gemme"

>Get it home
>install it
>GRIND
>CLICK CLICK CLICK

It was factory sealed. I don't get it, What causes a drive to just be dead out of the box like that. Surely not from sitting for so long?

Or could it have been?
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>>51465416
It's called DOA, and holy shit its a miracle you can even breathe much less install a hard drive given your dumb fucking post.
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>>51465446
I think you need to relax.
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>>51465416
Probably got dropped a bunch while in storage.
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>>51465475
what was dropped more

the hdd or op as a baby
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>>51449822
FRAPS is the worst recording software on earth though you faggot.
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>>51449822

>FRAPS
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>>51444681
So I'm getting this. What should I do? I've got most of my data backed up.

This is the HDD that came with my Inspiron back in 2011. I'm now using it in my T420.
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>>51467534
Pretty much get a new drive. What's the program called that you're using?
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>>51444681
have a 3 year old adata 256gb with original w7 install thats working perfectly been with my through 4 builds now.
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>>51467729
Hard disk sentinel.

Do you think the drive will last another 31 days?
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I have yet to hear of anyone have an SSD drive go into read only mode to back up their shit. Especially past a reboot.
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>>51467534
Seriously consider an SSD. Your T420 will feel like a completely different device.
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>>51468390
I am. But I can't get it for another 15-20 days for reasons, so need to last this HDD till then so that I can transfer the win10 license to the SSD.
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>>51468406
I believe that is 31 days of continuous use, 24/7(???) so I think you're fine.
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>Put an SSD in my laptop.
>It was like I just got a new laptop. >Spinning media a shit.
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Crucial BX100 any good?
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>>51468446
Spinning media is alright for backups, but yea as a primary OS drive its slow as balls and has garbage access time required for a quick system. First time i put in an SSD in my pc and installed an os on it it was like using a pc for the first time all over.

On the flipside when an HDD starts to die it has some telltales that its going and throws out errors. When my SSD die (ive had two die on me) they just both insta go kapoot and are not recognizable in bios or anywhere else and that's that.
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>>51468429
Yeah, I'm gonna use it as little as I can.

>>51468729
>installed an os
Do you know how to transfer an OS from an HDD to an SSD, preferably with other files as well?
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>>51468808
Use cloning software.
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>>51449822
>fraps
>being this 12
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>>51468814
Does it also transfer the OS license?
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>>51468880
yes, it literally makes a clone copy.
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>>51468928
It makes pretty much a 1:1 copy of the drive so I'd say yeah.
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>>51468814
>>51468928
Another guy here.
Stupid question, but just to be absolute sure, you can do the transfer over to another HDD if the OS is installed on a HDD, or an SSD if the OS is installed on a SSD, right?
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>>51468928
>>51468952
Noice. Lets hope my HDD survives the process.
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>>51468964
I don't see a reason why you couldn't do it even from HDD->SSD. If the drive you copy it is bigger you can just enlarge it later.
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>>51469001
*copy it to
I accidentally a word.
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Get a few in raid 1 if youre that concerned about your data
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Whats /g/ opinion on this brand?
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I know it's only anecdotal but these drives have lasted me for years, particularly commendable is the fact that the external seagate is the oldest of them all and still pulling it's weight
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>>51444681
Does /g/ recommend Sandisks SSD's?
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>>51469001
>>51469016
Thanks.
Gonna get a 256GB SSD then.
Wait.
Is it possible to dual boot from a different drive?
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>>51444681
Just bought a sandisk ultra II for 80 bucks, how fucked am I?
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>>51469174
>>51469187
sandisk is pretty reliable, maybe not top dog but they are nowhere close to memegate tier
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>>51469174
The 500 gig one is selling for cheap on visa checkout Tiger direct too
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>>51469198
I just bought it for games. Don't need half second faster load times I'd get from getting a samsung.
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>>51469187
lel, I was looking at the same thing.

>>51469198
Yeah, I thought so too. Don't really want ultraextremepro edition stuff cause I just want faster boot times and app launches and beginner SSD's are fine for that.

>>51469203
Yeah, but I wanna keep it small cause bigger drives make me hoard useless shit.
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>>51469227
I feel it, I was actually wanting a 1tb ssd but really what are the benefits vs just getting a hardrive.
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>>51469262
Yeah. I plan on getting a caddy for my laptop so I can later add a new HDD for backup and stuff. Saving pr0n on a $300 SSD seems dirty, for lack of a better word.
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>>51444681
I bought a Samsung 830 256GB ssd 3-4 years ago. The ssd is still 100% health with 15TB writes on it. I guess this drive will be retired before it breaks.
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>>51444681
I've understood that the Samsung's 850 series is the most reliable SSD for average user.
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>>51469410
But considering the price, a cheaper SSD would work out better in that it would cost less to replace as bigger drives become available and the average user wouldn't be writing petabytes so the Samsung one would be overkill.
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>>51469064
OCZ ARC 10 is really solid for a budget SSD.
Their older stuff is hit and miss, but their most recent Vector and Vertex are Samsung EVO/PRO-beating SSDs.
I'd buy them, if they didn't have a maximum size of 480 GB.
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>>51470620
>I'd buy them, if they didn't have a maximum size of 480 GB.
They go up to 960.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K63K43927
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>>51471338
I believe his is referring to the 32gb on a 512gb drive that is reserved for bad sectors and dead cells.

Kind of bad omen when even your manufacturer has no confidence in your ability to keep your own shit together.
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>>51471338
Considering that a 1TB EVO goes for about the same price as a Vector. That's 40GB extra for the same price.
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>>51471422
It has a 5 year warranty so I'm not too worried.
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>>51471629
I never understood this.

Why does the warranty on a drive fucking matter at all when

ZERO
E
R
O

Drive manufacturers come with data recovery included.

Like who gives a shit if you give me a new drive, that's a given man, where the fuck is my GOD DAMN DATA?
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>>51471703
Yeah theres literally no reason why i'd want my 200+ dollar drive to have a warranty!!
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>>51447334
im thinking of getting that, but some reason people on forums saying that sandisk ssd suck
is that true, or i can safely buy the 1tb?
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