Question about these... checking out crucials site they don't list any of the mx300 drives as compatible for any of the Lenovo thinkpads (like my yoga 260) even though they have m.2 slots compatible with SATA and NVME drives. I asked crucial about it on chat and they said that these drives were not rated for 'enterprise servers' so weren't compatible. Which since I was asking about compatibility with notebooks didn't make a lot of sense unless it was just not rated for 'business' class computers at all. which made me wonder why? anyone?
Kind of a surprise. Maybe you got a dimwit who thought you were talking about servers. These drives are good for x number of writes, there are metrics available. I have two of these 525GB drives; one's in my old macbook (santa rosa 2007) and the other sits on my Seagate STAE129 thunderbolt adapter. I can reach out and touch my SSD - they have performed flawlessly all this time.
When new, my mac would see a steady 347MB/s write and 340MB/s read via Black Magic (on thunderbolt). Just tried it again, the write speed's gone down to about 290MB/s to 347MB/s and it varies, but read is still the same - not sure if it's another process or degradation - the video is piped through the adapter to the U2415 so that could be affecting this randomness. I'll have to watch it now.
Bottom line, you can't lose on this SSD at this price with a 3-year warranty - the price will go up, I'm pretty sure, before it settles down again.
The Micron FLASH chips in these are made in Boise Idaho - not someplace in Korea, if that means something to you - plus the warranty is probably useful! The drive IS slower than the 850 EVO, but I don't consider Samsung the holy grail of quality ... especially now. My old Samsung countertop microwave runs slow - about a minute every four days! The MX300 and the 850 EVO are within just a few percent of each other so it really is moot.
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