For the price and the storage you want I would suggest buying 2x2tb hdd's instead of 1x1tb SSD. My reasoning is that it's about the same price and you won't really see any performance benefit of all you are using it is for storage. Sure it will take a bit longer to copy over the data but that's something your computer will do by itself in the background. Also with 2 drives of the same size (and preferably type) you can set it up in RAID incase one of the drives fails. As someone else mentioned you definitely don't want all your data stored in 1 place. That's just asking for disaster.
Hi Hi, Whatever you choose, please please don't put everything on one drive. All eggs in one basket, it will fail sooner or later and then everything is lost. If you are looking for long term storage of family photos, please look at M-Disc. for example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Verbatim-43834-100GB-Lifetime-archival/dp/B00UVHS76G you would need suitable bluray writer as well. On top of that, if you are not afraid of data slurping, google is giving free unlimited photo storage - when you choose to use optimized photo compression (not too bad in my opinion).
Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage for photos and videos from my laptop, my phone and my wife's phone. Everything is full! Am I right in thinking that I would be better purchasing the 1tb Evo rather than this one? 1tb would be big enough and I don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity. I wouldn't be using it often but want something really reliable for pics of our baby etc. I'm not very technically minded so trying to work out what to do for the best. If anyone has any advice I would be incredibly grateful! Thanks in advance!
The MTBF of this drive is 1.5million hours (62,500 days or 171 years of being continuously powered on). The warranty is for 3 years or 720TB written, whichever comes first. For comparison my 120GB Samsung 840 Evo has been powered on for 765 days purchased on 19 October 2013 and has written 17TB total. (This is my primary boot drive) This drive will probably fail long after I die. SMART stats on the drive are still reporting it in excellent health. With a bigger drive it will perform better as there will be less space that gets over written compared to a smaller drive (having a smaller drive means the same blocks are over written more frequently). I fully expect posted drive to outlive anyone on these forums. Yes you are right that a mechanical drive is more reliable, but at consumer levels it doesn't really matter unless you are writing terabytes of data daily like they would in server farms.
This is a great price. I don't think it being QLC is a big deal for us as consumers. For the vast majority of the time the drive will be as fast as the SATA bottleneck and you will not notice the difference between this and the Evo. In most real world tests even an m.2 nvme is no faster than a SATA drive. The bottleneck being the os overhead. I'm buying, this is a superb price!