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Old 01-13-2020, 10:20 AM   #11
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The replacement larger capacity SSD I will be purchasing shortly will be a Samsung SSD 860 PRO 2.5"- SATA III 512GB - MZ-76P512BW. The Samsung SSDs are great - durable and fast.
Thanks all for your help. I like being thorough and doing my homework on things before making a change. As the greek philosopher Socrates said: 'Knowledge is power'. Cheers Gary
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:58 AM   #12
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A very good choice, I run 850 Pro's in all our computers but my 970 Evo NVMe.

Install the latest Samsung Magician Software and check for Firmware upgrade once installed and running.

My personal choice is not to use any of the Samsung profiles if that is of any importance for you.


Let me know how it went
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:44 AM   #13
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Well, my 2 cents here:

I have a sandisk 480GB ultra, endurance is ok, cache slc is too limited.
I have an old transcend which worked well but too small now (240GB)
I have a samsung 840evo 240GB. Had Written very little amount of data those past 3 years (test system only) and showing already 95% remaining life... it’s well known now that this serie is flawed and has the worst tlc controller ever produced.
My main drive is a 970pro 1tb. Works at standard speed with windows drivers, works at 1/4 of speed (in synthetics tests) with samsung drivers.( 700MB/s). 7PB are already written on chip life, and every dcs update rise its temps at 90deg celsius which is very hot.
But saying samsung is the best, I have some doubts.

Now for DCS, even if, right now as a translator, I have access to the majority of modules, and not counting futures modules/ maps not yet implemented (and there are many) my dcs install folder is about 200GB. Next map will increase it by 25GB, then 2 more maps will come, then more modules, etc. Plus the open beta install, plus the release install... mhhh
My guess is, if your just using a ssd for dcs, go for a tlc ssd cuz you’ll mainly read data, and take 1TB.

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Old 01-14-2020, 02:15 PM   #14
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Afaik 860 Pro, as well as 850 Pro, are TLC drives. The Pros iirc have more cache and more reserve cells to counter the wear. Also the 850 Pro comes with a 10y warranty, havent checked the 860 Pro's warranty tbh as I dont own one or havent sold one recently, most opt for a 970 Evo or Evo Plus these days.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:34 PM   #15
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The Samsung 850Pro comes with a 10year warranty and the Samsung 860Pro comes with a 5 year warranty. The change in warranty period is a business decision by Samsung, and does not reflect that the 860Pro is less durable/reliable. For reliability/durability they are equals. Gary
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