Great SATA SSD
The MX300 is essentially a TLC version of the MX200, but with 3D NAND. This opens up higher capacities.
TLC Is generally not as durable as MLC, so one might consider that a 'downgrade,' but under normal write conditions it will still last long enough for pretty much anyone. Also, it's enough cheaper that I'd say this one is worth it. Let's face it- most of us aren't going to be keeping the same drive for 20 years... probably not even 10. In fact, I don't think I've ever used the same drive for more than 5 years on a machine I actually use on a daily basis. If you're like me, and you tend to use a machine daily for 2-4 years, then relegate it to a secondary role and only use it once a month... this drive will probably last longer than you will. Ditto if you're basically going to write a couple of programs to it and then rarely ever either remove or change any of it. In my case, I got this to hold a bunch of games and videos I've recorded. Once or twice a month, I might move some of these off to make space, but that's about it. At that rate, this drive will probably outlive me. It's been about a year so far and not a prob yet.
If for some reason you're planning on using the same machine daily for 10+ years, or you are fond of doing something that requires a massive amount of data transfer/rewrite, you may want to get something more expensive with MLC flash (e.g. the MX200 or Samsung Pro series). If you're looking at that kind of long-term/long-wear use, then that would be a worthwhile investment.
Regarding the interface, yes- NVMe is out now if your machine supports it. Yes, it is faster, but in most cases the difference is going to be pretty small. As far as SATA SSDs go, this one is about as fast as they come. So unless you're willing to pay a really hefty premium to step up to NVMe, you're just fine with the MX300.Read full review
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