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First post, by Godlike

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Guys I need your opinion about nvme ssd drives. I need to choose between Samsung 970 PRO and Sandisk Extreme Pro. AFAIK, both drives comes with 5 year warranty. I am building CAD workstation which aims to reliability.
I know Samsung nvme is fastes and aim to gamers, but sundisk is a bit slower and aim to workstations. I had in the past sundisk flash memory and they serves me well, I also had samsung 3.5inch hdd's and mixed opinion about them.
I do not aim how fast nvme will be. The only one concern is to choose for workstation os drive the most reliable nvme that will last up to 10 years, not like many computer parts dies after warranty period. Need your feedback guys, share experience with nvme drives. Thanks

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Reply 2 of 10, by Godlike

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kolderman wrote on 2020-09-06, 19:36:

Samsung makes the best flash chips and ssds.

What do you mean the best, apart from that they are fast some examples please.

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Reply 3 of 10, by kolderman

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Godlike wrote on 2020-09-06, 21:33:
kolderman wrote on 2020-09-06, 19:36:

Samsung makes the best flash chips and ssds.

What do you mean the best, apart from that they are fast some examples please.

Best endurance (write cycles), fastest, most advanced technology, largest supplier of flash in the world, i.e. the best.

Reply 4 of 10, by DosFreak

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The Samsung Pro line isn't intended for gamers unless you are talking about the gamers with more money than sense.

If it's only intended to be used for the OS then get whichever is cheapest. If you are worried about tlc vs mlc, write endurance, firmware updates and if it will last for possible 10yrs which is 5yrs past the warranty then do the research and get the best one. PCI-E 4.0 980 pro will be out soon. Overkill just for the OS though.

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Reply 5 of 10, by Godlike

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It's hard to get research on how long nvme lasts. And yes I think of getting top of the line ssd, cash is not a concern. I don't want to go for cheap option because OS drive will contain program files with software, settings, things I don't want to go all over again SOON. Furthermore my motherboard is Supermicro X11SCA-F, I can't put 980 in it because mobo supports PCIe 3.0 M.2 NVMe SSD, and for this revision Samsung 970 PRO is the fastes choice, do you recommend this drive as reliable?
Or you would choose Sandisk or other instead? What is your bet

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Reply 6 of 10, by Godlike

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anyone recommend some good nvme ssd?

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Reply 8 of 10, by ultimate386

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Because I tend to keep computer parts for a really long time, I went with a 1TB Samsung 960 Pro for my OS drive and an 1TB 850 Pro for my game drive. Zero issues with either, so far. I also replaced the 500GB hard drive in my 2011 HP EliteBook with a 2.0TB 860 Pro earlier this year. Again, zero issues so far and Windows 10 startup time went from roughly 90 seconds down to about 15.

Contrasting that, I did put an early 500GB Intel 660 M.2 (the TLC model) in my wife's daily driver as the sole drive in early 2017. It too, has been totally fine so far and she is adding/editing/deleting probably at least a dozen multi megabyte photos daily.

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Reply 9 of 10, by ZellSF

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Godlike wrote on 2020-09-07, 20:09:

It's hard to get research on how long nvme lasts. And yes I think of getting top of the line ssd, cash is not a concern. I don't want to go for cheap option because OS drive will contain program files with software, settings, things I don't want to go all over again SOON.

Uh? Backups? You can get the most reliable drive ever and it still could fail due to a freak accident.

Reply 10 of 10, by Godlike

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Thank you guys for your replies. I will try Samsung then and see how it goes.
ultimate386 regarding your systems:
AMD386/IIT387DX40, 32MB, ATi Mach64, AWE64
Compaq Prolinea 4/33, 32MB, Tseng ET4000, SB16
AMD X5, 64MB, S3 Virge/Voodoo1, AWE64
AMD K62+550, 256MB, Voodoo3, AWE64 Gold
P3 1.2Ghz, 512MB, Radeon 7500/Voodoo2 SLI, SB Live!

You should definately try in your DOS/Windows computers sound from Gravis Ultrasound or Aureal Vortex 2, they have superior sound over creative labs cards and are also SB compatible.

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