In this day and age, any SSD is super fast as you will not be able to perceive the difference between SSD from A brand vs an SSD from B brand unless you ran synthetic benchmarks or you are dealing with very heavy workloads where every second matters. SSDs excel in their low access time speeds which give you that speed of snappiness. Mind you, when SSD Manufacturers boast about a certain SSD's speed (ie. 3000 MB/s) that is only the sequential data metric which means when a user is working with huge files but in reality, the operating system and programs mostly comprise of smaller data files which work together which is also known as Random Read/Write speed which is usually between 40-80 MB so the difference is not that big between the low end SSDs vs the more expensive ones.
Users who deal with gigantic data sets such as large database files or video editors who deal with large videos will see a benefit from the faster and more expensive SSDs such as our Premium line of SSDs (i.e. Kingston FURY Renegade, Samsung 980/990 Pro, WD Black SN850) as they have the best sequential data speeds (large file transfers).
What about reliability you may ask? SSDs are not like the old magnetic platter HDDs where the failure rate was high and any sudden movement would cause the read/write needle to cause physical damage to the magnetic platter where the data resides. Since SSDs are basically "Flash memory" they are very reliable and are not affected by slight movements/bumps. It is very rare that any SSDs be it a budget or premium SSD to just fail without physical damage or static electricity damage.
Another point worth considering is the reliability in terms of how much data can be written to an SSD. Because of the nature of how NAND Flash works, SSDs have a lifespan (rated in TB or Terabytes). That is not to say that the SSD would just die after it has reached its rated lifespan by the manufacturer. It simply means that after it reaches that much writes in terms of data, its performance would deteriorate. With that said, the endurance of the budget and more expensive SSDs is similar ranging from 300TB to 800TB (the bigger the capacity of the SSD, the higher the endurance). As you may have realized, the endurance is pretty good and most users will not come close to writing so much data to an SSD.
To summarize, if you are a power user, enthusiast, or content creator and where budget is not a concern, choose a HIDevolution Approved Premium SSD as it will give you the best mix of performance dealing with small or large files. If budget is a concern, then our HIDevolution Approved Standard SSDs are fast enough and will provide most users with adequate performance.
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