Looking for midrange M.2 NVMe

Im working with 500 GB - 1 TB files on Zbrush, longer write times. I had been recommended WD SN550 1 TB but I saw the 970 EVO and WD black SN750 in about the same price range. Is there a difference in the lifespan of these drives and the best value in that price range?

Metric SN750 1TB SN550 1TB 970 EVO 1TB SN750 500GB SN550 500GB 970 EVO 500GB
Price (US) $135 $110 $150 $70 $50 $90
Endurance 600TBW 600TBW 600TBW 300TBW 300TBW 300TBW
Seq Write Speed 3000MB/S 1750MB/s 2500MB/s 2600MB/s 1750MB/s 2300MB/s
Write IOPS 560k 405k 450k 380k 240k 450k

Seems like they’re all fairly decent.

You might want to look at the (adata) XPG SX8200 Pro (1TB, 2800MB/s, 390k, $110). The 2TB variant has a 1280TBW endurance, and a $240 price tag, so given the amount write load you’re talking about, it seems like you’d benefit from the additional endurance.

I have the SX8200 pro 2TB variant. It’s an absolute monster. I’ve had it 3 months, written 25TB to it and I sometimes question if I’m writing to a ramdisk or not.

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If the EVO and Black are the same or similar price, go for those. The SX8200PRO is also a great choice (I have the 1TB version as my main drive).
I have used DRAMless drives in the past (building budget builds for office and home use) and to be honest they are not that great, even for regular stuff. People keep recommending them for budget options, but honestly sometimes even a top tier SATA SSD will feel snappier to me.

Ok, Between these 2? Ive been reading the Samsung is slightly better but not enough to make a big difference. Thanks

Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe

WD_Black 1TB SN750 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD - Gen3 PCIe, M.2

Hi, I don’t know did you bought NVME or not, just wanna tell you that in terms of endurance I personally stick with Seagate FireCuda 510, 5 years warranty and 1200TBW for 1TB drive (link)
I live in China so I don’t know how much they cost in your region here they are slightly more expensive than Samsung 970EVO, 1199RMB vs 1049RMB.

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