I have used for some time already 1TB Crucial MX500 and it broke down unexpectedly. Whoever things SSDs will last forever is very wrong. SSDs not only do not last forever but they can be "gone" anytime without warnings. So, as I have mentioned many many many times in my videos, always do backup!
00:00 - Introduction.
00:28 - TBW of Samsung 870 QVO 2TB.
00:43 - TBW of Crucial MX500 1TB.
01:00 - About why I must replace the Crucial SSD.
01:33 - Out of the box (the 870 QVO).
02:24 - How to initialise and format a new disk in macOS (APFS).
02:53 - Speed test of 870 QVO in macOS with BlackMagicDesign Disk Speed Test.
04:00 - Speed test of 870 QVO in Windows 11 with CrystalDiskMark.
04:24 - How to initialise and format a new disk in Windows 11 (NTFS).
04:40 - Speed test of ADATA SU650 512G in Windows 11 with CrystalDiskMark.
04:59 - Speed test of ADATA SU650 120G in Windows 11 with CrystalDiskMark.
05:16 - Speed test of Kingston K600 256G in Windows 11 with CrystalDiskMark.
05:28 - The reunion of the speed results.
06:29 - The end.
06:58 - Introduction to the next presentation: ADATA EC700G + 2TB Legend 800.
With this out of our way, I had to replace it so my choice now is Samsung 870 QVO of 2TB. The main reason is it has a better TBW (although the previous one left my world without reaching the TBW) and no other valid reason.
I am not showing here how to install it in Mac mini and install ESXi on it because I have already a video with this: https://youtu.be/4BPcm1A46zA
I will only do some speed tests in macOS and Windows 11 and will throw also other SSDs in the mix for comparison:
- Adata SU650 of 512GB and 120GB
- Kingston KS600 of 256GB
Enjoy and feel free to contact me for any questions or details.
Filmed with iPhone Xs.